Sunday, 14 June 2009

Some more of my favourite things

The boyfriend and me on New Years Day at the zoo, wearing my river island red tartan 3/4 jacket and my dorothy perkins leopard print scarf. I did wear my trademark heels despite the hill climb up to the top but I wasn't the only one (i did see another girl wearing some! I'm not the only impractical one).

More jewellery !! Handbag, Clutchs, River Island white sunnies, my white Police watch, topshop belt, nail varnish,
Pilgrim necklace ( Valentine's gift from boyfriend) and most impotantly my favourite perfume Christian Dior - J'adore (as Dior once said ' A woman's perfume tells more about her than her Handwriting' http://thinkexsist/com).

Zero to hero

Was surprised this morning to hear the main BBC news talking about the British Vogue editor complaining that the clothes samples for the models are too small that they are having to find size Zero models to fit them and then touch up photos later to make the models look bigger than they actually are. I think it is a complex debate and one that is probably destined for a vicious cycle of blame. I think as an addict of magazines such as Vogue, Elle, Tatler, Instyle etc I look at the pictures of the models and sometimes think why are they always showing skinny, beautiful models when I know that I or most people I know could ever look like that. Although at the same time I buy into the glamour and the reality is I would probably not be as interested in the clothes or the shape of them if they were on effectively 'normal' women. In fact the way this size zero model body is presented is almost better than if it was on a more realistic woman's body purely for the fact that most women know it is unattainable for them to reach this shape, where as a size 8 could be in reach and make the reader attain the goal of becoming that size. I however DO Not agree with the concept of size Zero at all because scientifically it is not healthy for any woman to be that small and believe the issue does have to be more globally debated though not for the health of young people (I believe they can even see the problems with the size) but for the well being of the models who are effectively very young themselves. On a lighter note I got my graduation mark on Friday, I will be graduating with a 2.1 which was what I was hoping for so really pleased for that, yay! I have two weddings to go in August so have to do the dress hunt all over again and still haven't got any shoes for my graduation yet (though have new river island blue flats to bring if gown is too short). Should have new photos up later along with my flicker album to check out. Today I have pink shimmer nail varnish on, the sunshine (yellow) rimmel was feeling a bit too bright for me at the moment, maybe later into summer. Cheerio

Friday, 5 June 2009


Yeah, the provisional dates for London fashion week are up (18th-22nd September) really hope I can go this year! Whats even better is it is in the new building Somerset House for the first time and Matthew Williamson and Burberry are coming back to show at the event as supposed to New York fashion week this year so hopefully it will be full of even more excitement. Check out for more details. I had a bit of a fashion meltdown this morning- changed my outfit four times before I went out (should I wear a dress, should a wear a skirt, should I wear white jeans etc.) I even changed went out and then came back to change into another outfit. I ended up wearing the skirt and okay felt a bit uncomfortable for a while but then my mood picked up and I let the clothes do the talking. Isn't funny how we seem to hide behind our clothes or our other halfs? I am a nightmare for it but clothes, accessories, loved ones etc are a definition of our personality so in the end unless you continually have a false persona on overdrive your clothes are going to represent you or your life. I think mine would probably say I'm a little indecisive, I wish I was taller (the heels) and that I am sometimes dress to accompany a hot looking individual (though that last point may be debated by some). Anyway all as I know is I love fashion it reflects who I am and I wouldn't change a thing as even the mistakes are lessons to be learnt from.

Wednesday, 3 June 2009

Carried away

Hey, there are more photos to follow just haven't had a chance (or more correctly had the computer long enough) to upload them. I am strangely loving the sunny weather at the moment, I usually tend to shy away from the sun because of the red tints in my hair (I don't tan) and the fact I'm not overly comfortable wearing summer clothes which tend to show more flesh than the winter woollies. However I am having fun with the new trend of bright colour clashing, and on Sunday I brought out the Bright pink Topshop dress I bought in The New Years sale and accessorised with my bright red nails, white and red necklace and my white River Island shades. Surprisingly I felt more comfortable than daft and was happy when my mum over the family BBQ compared the dress to something Carrie Bradshaw would wear. Unfortunately that comment was just to the dress and I don't look a thing like Sarah Jessica Parker.
On other news the graduation dress arrived, it is a lot shorter than I imagined it would be but loving it anyway, just need the shoes and jewellery to match. Although I think I have the shoes in mind and I think I'm going on a blue theme for the jewellery which means I can wear the bright blue large oval ring I bought last Friday in a local jewellery shop.
Also I am acquiring the help of my photography friend Sy to help me with taking some modelling pics so they should be up in the next few weeks along with the rest of the previous photos.

Monday, 1 June 2009

A few of my favourite things

Here's just some pictures of my jewellery, shoes and magazines.