Thứ Bảy, 27 tháng 8, 2011

a series of photos in which my hair covers my face

photos taken by oliver (i think?), jazzy, and charles.

i refuse to believe that summer's nearing it's end. i've still brownstock and varying birthdays and parties to look forward to. and there better be an indian summer (no doors reference intended) else i'll freeze during (re)freshers.
oh, and i met jazzy (aka hivenn) yesterday, maybe we should just set up a film photography appreciation society? just got to wait for me to finish the film and then i'll share them here (although the second photo does depict me falling over in front of the cathedral when i was with her). garlic vodka shots shouldn't exist, but they do, and so do jalapeño ones.


Chủ Nhật, 21 tháng 8, 2011

'cause i sez so

muddy bonesthis is ridiculous
pineapple tee; £??; topshop. floral shorts; £28.80; topshop. most amazing sunglasses in the world; £1; primark. socks; £1; topshop. shoes; £25; russell and bromley via ebay. necklaces; vintage and gifts.
it was selena's birthday yesterday and she had an inflatable palm tree, so i went dressed in embroidered pineapples. too much of this outfit is topshop (i'm beyond ashamed) but the bag was the prize i won in claire's (aka jazzpad) giveaway last year.

DISCLAIMER: there's a lot of concealer on my legs. in the words of natasha bedingfield, i bruise easily.


Thứ Ba, 16 tháng 8, 2011

but we do it anyway because we love a bit of trouble

heidi slimane
heidi slimane
heidi slimane
heidi slimane

i'm wearing ballet tights and i spent the day dancing in town to the dead weather, wishing i had tattoos like freja beha.


Thứ Hai, 15 tháng 8, 2011

The world needs fantasy, not reality. We have enough reality today.

ridiculous photo booth tendencies
peter pan collar tee; £12.50; american apparel via ebay. floral denim shorts; £28.80; topshop. cardigan; £63; carven via sample sale (almost cried at spending that much money). masquerade necklace; £9; elsie belle. skull bracelet; £11; made via ebay. blue and gold ring; £8; topshop.
For those of you who may not have noticed, Look Magazine is holding a competition offering the chance to blog front row from their LFW show. And this is my shameless entry for it. (As well as a little bit like an extended "About Me")

I've been blogging for a while now, I see it more as a way of sharing thoughts with people and getting to know others in a way more creative than sitting passively on Facebook or in a darkened, dripping room on a Friday night. I know that most of my friends don't "get it", and in all honesty I don't truly expect them to. Each to their own, and such. All I know is that I enjoy having a place where I can just offload my thoughts, share photos of outfits (normally purchased ridiculously reduced on ebay and from charity shops), and, most importantly, talk and have discussions with other bloggers (slow burning addiction to twitter, now obvious).

As for me ("The Girl Behind The Blog", aha), I'm just about to start my second year reading English at the University of Liverpool, after having completed A Levels in English Literature, Art, German and History. I'm slowly getting more heavily involved with the university's magazine "Ellipsis", particularly the marketing and editing sides of things, which was founded last year. The media (specifically published, as opposed to radio and television) has always intrigued me, and my growing pile of magazines can be held testament to this.

Winning the competition would be an incredible opportunity. I've never had the chance to go to LFW before, despite essentially living there. I went to Somerset House last fashion week, just to see what it was like, and there was an almost palpable rush of activity and anticipation for the evening's shows. Never before have I seen so many DSLRs in one place. The idea of actually being a part of this, rather than being a mere observer... Well, I can't even imagine how I'd react. (Just give me about five minutes to blog about it?)


ps, i'm just off out for a nando's lunch (monday=20% student discount!!) and when i get home i'm going to make myself a very, very large mug of tea and reply to all your comments. are there any other blogs you recommend i look at?

Thứ Ba, 9 tháng 8, 2011

you live for the evening 'cause it’s the best part of the day

once i had a love
fucking love risotto
proud parents


viking splash splash splash

even more splash

lily and me and elizabeth

pete and i, proud parents of chuckles

just because i ought to be at one of his gigs right now

by the looks of things, my summer so far has consisted of wearing this top too much. i fully intend to continue this trend.
(photos taken on my beloved lomography fisheye camera)


ps, in regards to the current riots happening across the country, i know i can't put across my view as concisely and well structured as others, so i'll just wish that everyone is well. it's horrific to see places i grew up ("oh, east london!"), go to uni and went to last weekend going up, literally, in smoke. i just... i don't understand people.

Thứ Tư, 3 tháng 8, 2011

he whistled and he sang till the green woods rang

green post box what
what's the story?
dublin airport goes wilde

green post boxes. no joke.
dublin castle!! and you can't see up my skirt, i checked.
my inner lit geek went wilde in dublin. so did my bank account. ughhh.

it was lovely to see tessa, and we bought matching temple bar shot glasses. i don't know what her excuse for being a tourist was, she's been there all year! i'd love to go back when i have a disposable income (is that a myth? i'm not sure?). i took some more photos on my lomo (hurry up boots!) so i'll do a higgledy-piggledy post when i get that film back.
oh, and here's a photo of a peacock by the duck pond in the village where i live. i will never understand why there's a wild peacock roaming the rural streets. ever.

dress; £1.20; urban outfitters via ebay. belt; 20p; charity shop. cardigan; £2; charity shop. necklace; £9; elsiebelle. shoes; £25; russell and bromley via ebay.

duck pond + peacock.