I hope everyone has a happy and healthy new year. For me 2009 was an eventful year-half of which I'd like to cherish and the other half I'd wish to forget. Though one can not live their life in regrets, I have decided 2010 is going to be the year I enjoy life to its fullest and I think it is something of a life motto that should be carried on. It is better to live a happy life even if it includes failure than to live a life in fear so I am going to write a list of achievements, things I'd like to do and places I'd like to see down (as many as I can think of) and if I do at least three of them then 2010 will be a successful year. I might even write them down on this blog so then there is no way I can put them in a drawer and forget about them but I have high hopes for this year because I can't believe how much I've crammed into the last 6 months. Happy New Year everyone lets make 2010 a universally great year!
I know the other day I was giving off about the danger of the 'sale season' but I forgot to mention that no matter what I never refuse a shoe sale! A bit hypocritical I know but my dad doesn't call me Imelda Marcus for nothing. Today I got a gorgeous pair of leopard print heels from the Next sale. I do think I have a slight addiction to heels which shows in the shoe themed Christmas presents from friends this year but as they say if your going to fall it's better to do it in a gorgeous pair of shoes.
I don't know whether it is the extra helping of stuffing at the Christmas table or the fact I am yet again doing my Christmas time impression of Rudolph (the cold) but as I was checking through my favourite fashion blogs this morning e.g. fashiontoast etc. I couldn't help but get a feeling of fashion envy. It struck me how fashion has a habit of doing this, making one feel inferior which explains why many people in the outside world see fashion as one-sided and as a members-only club. Truth be told it is not necessarily fashion itself that causes these feelings but society's attitude towards the human form - i.e. one believes they have to be tall, tanned, thin, with great hair or kooky to be able to carry of membership into the fashion pack. Yes, most successful fashion blogs have this but I believe the really successful have just the self-belief and a love of fashion to count for their fame and this is what I admire and strive for. I mightn't know all the answers on Prada or every designer in alphabetic order or be photogenic but I do love fashion and I hope no matter how many helpings of stuffing I have or how red my nose is I can at least say I am somewhere in the fashion cyberspace of blogs and if not well at least I've tried. P.S. Just for the record I think fashiontoast has all the right ingredients of a good fashion blog!
I know it is the season for sales but I have an automatic distaste for them. It's not that I don't appreciate a good bargain because believe me I do. It is just what it does to fashion and style as people buy anything just because it is in the sale and everyone is wearing the same clothes for the whole month of January. I say be individual and wear the clothes you got three years ago at Christmas at least then it's less likely that someone will be wearing the same dress as you this New Years Eve.
P.s. Check out the hat I got for Christmas, can't wait till I get the opportunity to truly try it out!
Merry Christmas everyone, hope Santa has been good to you. He was extremely good to me - currently texting from my Blackberry and got a new digital Slr camera- can't wait to get snap happy with street style photos.
I cannot believe it is Christmas eve already as this month has flown in after finding myself recovering from the flu and working loads. I didn't think I would be that excited this year because of what all has happened but actually I think this is going to be an enjoyable Christmas because I am spending it with the family and friends I care about and who care about me. I don't have any wish lists for Santa except maybe longer legs (an embarrassing incident happened in a well known supermarket chain lately when I tried to reach my bra size on the shelf - apparently one can not be short and have no boobs), a man (only for Christmas) and a nice pair of slippers (although I love the snow we are having at the moment, the feet do not). If you have not yet jumped into the Christmas spirit check out the pictures of Marc Jacobs 'Toys for Tots' party http://fashionista.com/2009/12/marc_jacobs_toy_drive.php which looks like possibly the coolest Christmas party (well until the one I am throwing next year). Merry Christmas everyone and remember don't eat too many chocolates!
On Saturday I went to a Christmas evening held by Belfast Burlesque act the Whistlebait Babies which was a lot of fun although I am not sure I fully qualified in the art of seduction as you can tell by the photos. Also there was an incident with some tassels which when I tried to shake nothing happened apart from my bum wobbling far too much than it should!
P.S. However ladies don't be put off, it was an experience I wont forget and I can't remember the last time I had so much guilt-free fun
It was another dose of Frock Around the Clock on Sunday 29th November. I unfortunately had to cut my time short at the fair as I came down with the flu all of a sudden which I am only starting to recover now from. However before I left it was buzzing with people and felt extremely Christmas-y, it's just a shame I didn't get a chance to nab any Christmas presents - my friends might have to settle for vintage Valentine's Day gifts instead (next FAC is 7th February). Check out www.decadencevintageclothing.co.uk for more info.
Hi. My name is Helen and I am a 22-year-old journalism graduate with a passion for fashion especially vintage. I believe everyone is stylish in their own unique way and in fashion there are no such things as a mistakes. I am currently interning at a local fashion magazine and hope that one day I'll be a fully fledged fashion journalist but at the moment I'm having fun learning life's little lessons.