Wednesday, 31 August 2011

Day One

I have found that August has been a month of reading for me and I devoured One Day by David Nicholls in 2 days (whilst holed up in SW London cat sitting!) so I am just in time for the release of the film version- although I am doubtful that Anne Hollywood Hathaway will be able to do justice to the love able and relate able protagonist Emma.
The book is a roller coaster of love, life, despair and depression following one man and one woman on the same day for 20 years. The structure is great, the prose is warming yet honest and not too flowery, it is a book that completely immerses you in the world of these characters and gives you hope (although it has an unhappy ending) that though one year things might not be going great a lot can change in 12 months let alone a lifetime and that romance can exist in the every day.
Highly recommended to you all- we will see if the movie can deliver the same emotion and down to earth warmth of the book!(can't wait to see the 90s style though)

Tuesday, 16 August 2011


Went for a press visit to Vogue House today and got a touch of office envy as they have stunning photos of style icons lining their walls - check these one sof Cindy, Kate & Mick! Oh the glamour! Always nice to get out of your own office and go and meet other people on a tuesday.

In other news Im going to Ireland on Thursday for 12 days, very exciting. x

Monday, 15 August 2011

My First Time

Dr Martens have gone and done a cheeky little interactive ad campaign with the likes of Ms Deyn modeling and featuring in 'First & Forever' themed videos. Drawing on the idea of heritage and themselves as a mainstay of British teen fashion (everyone goes througha  Dr Martens phase, just as everyone goes through their first break up etc) they have really hit the nail on the head with customers wanting to be part of the campaign. So head over to their website to enter your first time and win some goodies, whilst your their oogle over their beautiful boots and the effortlessly cool Deyn.

So behold some of my first times......

Picture 1: My first time in NYC (wearing second hand DrMartens bought from a pawn shop in Boston MA on my first trip to Boston)

My first date: to see Jonny English (worst film ever) at Guildford Odeon, then went to pizza hut where he shared the price of one pizza and drank my coke refill! classy

My time getting drunk: school trip to Belgium for the day got so depressed at Ypres that we drank a bottle of Vodka and got the trip banned for all future classes-classy i know. Was sick for three days afterwards-even classier!

Friday, 12 August 2011

Right on target

Everytime Target gets another amazing colaboration I get cross that I don't live in the good old US of A, but I may just have to bite the bullet and opt for international shipping on this one! Thats right kids Missoni have teamed with Target with a mega extensive collection based on 60s Italian holidays and the lovely Margherita is in the ads. I love a bit of retro and teh bike would ligt up my life!

Thursday, 11 August 2011

Mail Man

In other news I have just finished reading Post Office by Bukowski and it is tremendous. Lucky for me my house mate loves 60s beat writing as much as I do so I get to borrow her books for my commute to work. Post Office perfectly captures a dead end life monotonous job and hand to mouth existance. The protagonist Henry you neither like nor dislike, all I know is that I wouldnt want to go out with him, he seems to absolve himself from all responsibilities and drift around physically at times but mainly metaphorically.

In summary this book is easy to read, easy to enjoy, and easy to emphasise with given the current state of the job market.

Here is a little collage I made inspired by the book.

Maybe I will start doing a little book review with collage everytime I finish one.

I did also just read 'He's just not that into you' but it depressed me so might not bother with that one!

Any ideas?

How do you take something good out of a bad thing? Sometimes I do think it's quite hard to be cheerful and I miss that feeling in your tummy that you get when your happy, when you can'thelp but smile. Instead it all feels a bit grey and like your in a cloud.

Today is one such day, a day when you want to mope, curl up in your bed covers and hide, but unfortunatly one can't and indeed shouldn't do that.

I suppose when people dissapoint you, hurt you, and let you down you have to be brave enough to cut them out and remember your fuckin rad. If some one wants to get my an affirmation top like this ILL! one please do feel free and if we could all cross our fingers that something good is just around the corner, because quite frankly I'm tired of this shit.

Thursday, 4 August 2011


I have just wrapped out one of my best friends birthday presents and ive decorated the wrapping with little oragami animals that ive made. Potentially the wrapping is more exciting than the inside!

Pretty pleased with my craft skills here! yay!

Monday, 1 August 2011

Hard as....Nailz

It was my lovely cousin Lauren's graduation so I took her to get her nails done by BOOM Nails at Sugarlesque, she opted for Noddy, I opted for locks and keys.