Wednesday, 25 May 2011

Topshop Wishlist 25/05/11

Have to say, there isn't a great deal of things i want from work at the moment. It's all a bit neon, too retro or drab. As for the above, I didn't even knew i loved turquoise that much until i put it together! haha who knew..
Payday is but 2 days away and i think the only thing i'm looking forward to buying is my bicycle! Clothes Shmlothes.


I am very interested in both the song and the video.
It's by Kitten and it's called Chinatown.

Katty Katty Smith let's build statues

This is my good friend Katie. She has a high flying set designing job in London town and she even has a driver and a car that takes her to and from work every day. Swish....
Anyway she runs a pretty good blog that's called Let's Build Statues
It's quite similar to mine so if you like reading IYCBAWOAWO then do mosey on over and give her a crack.

Sick cycle carousel

Sunday I went to Trof in Manchester for a little sunday roast with my best pals Leah and Hattie.
It was dead tasty and we even had cakes after. Naughty.
Later that night I won a bicycle on eBay. This one to be precise.

I am so excited to go and pick it up on sunday and it got me to thinking about how I will never walk anywhere again. This bike will be my new best friend. The only thing I am slightly concerned about is fashion. How does one wear a maxi skirt and cycle to work? They don't... Oh dear.
I mean is it going to get tangled in the chain and get all oily?
I started searching the internet to find hot babes with bikes to see what they wore.


Granted I can only wish to look like those ladies in my dreams, but it has given me some food for thought. Denim seems to be the popular choice... Must buy more denim shorts.

Saturday, 21 May 2011

Sew sew good

Doesn't really need any words....

Monday, 16 May 2011

Valley of the dolls

Found on NAAG, this photo story captures a few of my favourite things; bright colour, statement accessories, and a doll like quality to the models. Shot by Christopher Starbody and styled by Martha Violante.
I have yet to read the book of where this title hails but as of late i've been doing a lot more reading so it'll go on my to do list. For those that don't know "dolls" is slang for drugs that aid sleeping, hence all the brightly coloured sweet-like pills.

Gummo, crazy weird

Last night I watched Gummo by Harmony Korine (Kids) for the first time. I'm not going to lie, it is so so so weird and half the time I didn't know what was going on, but i think i enjoyed it.
It's set in the 90's (and was made in 1997), every male has a mullet and every character has crazy amazing clothes. I enjoyed how there are so many different stories going on, and each one is framed in a different way, kind of like photographs that come to life? Don't know if that makes sense to readers, but it does to me and maybe if you've watched it you're thinking 'Oh yeah i get what she means'.
Highlight of the film is Chloe Sevigny, who is actually credited as costume designer. Amazing.

Paint by numbers

Beauty spread for Vogue Italia that's caught my eye. Such a strong image...
Hair by Diego Da Silva, Styling by Brian Molloy

Still going strong for me

Do I have nothing good left to say
Do I need whiskey to start fueling my complaints 
People love to drink their troubles away sometimes I feel that I'd be better off that way   
'Cause maybe then I could sleep at night 
I wouldn't lie awake until the morning light 
This is something that I'll never control 
My nerves will be the death of me, I know   I know, I know 
 So here's to living life miserable 
Here's to all the lonely stories that I've told 
Maybe drinking wine will validate my sorrow 
Every man needs a muse and mine could be the bottle  
Maybe then I could sleep at night 
I wouldn't lie awake until the morning light 
This is something that I'll never control 
My nerves will be the death of me, I know   
Finally I could hope for a better day 
No longer holding on to all the things that cloud my mind 
Maybe then the weight of the world wouldn't seem so heavy 
But then again, I'll probably always feel this way   

Tuesday, 10 May 2011

Sorry i've been away sooo long!

The last 2 weeks have absolutely flown by and I can't even believe i haven't posted in forever.
The truth is, the sun has been out so every time i've not been working i've been meeting friends and going out and having a little tipple.
I bought 50% of my payday wish items so I'll do a today i'm wearing post tomorrow.
For now i'll leave you with this lovely song.

I've been listening to this album on repeat. It's so so so good.