Saturday, 30 March 2013

For the Price of a Cup of Tea

^ Belle & Sebastian





vintage jacket
N's shirt
Asos jeans
Primark shoes
self-made book bag

This bag is my favourite thing right now. Made from this tutorial on Rookie, it's just so adorable. And I found the perfect book to make it out of - a book about games called "Organised Fun"! Wore this to the theatre last night. :)

Thursday, 28 March 2013

Inspiration - Tripppin


Images from Wasteland lookbook, Arvida Bystrom, Topshop, Rookie,
 Natasha Lilipore, Devore Le Beau Monstre, Tumblr, and unknown

Rookie has seriously got to me. I keep making pins and dreaming in creepy pastels! :)

Tuesday, 26 March 2013

Crazy Beautiful Life

^ Kesha




Topshop dress
UO hat
Asos belt
platform Converse
self-made earrings
All those days when the photos turn out horrible are worth it when you spot the last of the golden hour sun and run out to catch it. :)

Sunday, 24 March 2013

The Long Dark Teatime of the Soul

 ^Douglas Adams




thrifted shirt
H&M trench coat with eyes drawn by me
Topshop jeans ripped and cut by me
River Island boots
self-made necklace

No prizes for guessing that I love cartoon eyes! Ever since visiting the Dali museum in summer, I've become more and more interested in Surrealism. My favourite of the painter is Rene Magritte but I really identify with Dali's (and others') experiments with fashion and jewellery, and Elsa Schiaparelli's work. (Honestly I much prefer Schiaparelli to her contemporary Chanel, and I wish I could have seen the Prada/Schiaparelli Impossible Conversations exihibition in NY last year waaah.) So, when I saw this DIY eyes trench on The Clothes Horse, I knew I had to do it. It makes me feel like a female Dirk Gently! :)

Friday, 22 March 2013

Life on the Nickel

 ^Foster the People




Asos "mom" jeans
platform Converse (!!!)
  mother's belt and necklace
really old earrings
Asos cuffs
long lost  (N borrowed it) H&M shirt

An homage to the 90s that turned out more 80s.... Wearing my new babys - pristine white platform Converse, and my now not-so-pristine (see almost unnoticable blue and red paint splodges) jeans. And some of my mom's supafly jewellery that I dug out. I'm not sure why she has a white leather chain belt but she does and I love her for it. :)

Wednesday, 20 March 2013

Shoot me out of a canon

^ Arctic Monkeys



Asos dress
Primark jumper, DIY skull cut out

Strange how I'd never thought to wear these together before. They made a wonderfully grey, gloomy and doomy pair. :) 

Sunday, 17 March 2013

Ojala Que Llueva Café en el campo

^ Juan Luis Guerra. This song reminds me so much of The Sims (1) for some odd reason



badges made by me
mother's necklace
Topshop earrings
father's sweater
vintage scarf

It's art exam season again so apologies for sporadic posting. I have a build-up of outfits to post because I'm feeling sartorially inspired, but no time to shoot them! So, super inspired by this photo taken by Petra Collins, I made some googly eye badges for me and V. :)

Wednesday, 13 March 2013

Black Water

 ^Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeroes


velvet top from Blue Rinse
American Apparel skirt (worn as dress)
I's converse
old denim jacket jazzed up by moi

Another oldie but goodie. I've been wearing a lot more of what I call normal (ok I admit it, I mean boring) clothes ie. simple shapes and patterns. I think my best friend's self-professed minimalism is rubbing off on me. Or my stress-laden art project on colour is sucking the colour out of me. Either way, expect a lot of grey, navy, black and white. :)

Sunday, 10 March 2013

The Only One

 ^Manchester Orchestra


Zara skirt
father's jumper
Topshop shirt

A photo from last year that I never liked but I do now. :)

Friday, 8 March 2013

The last days of wonder


bow clip made by me

Googly eyes are cool ok. :)

Tuesday, 5 March 2013

Wise and uncontainable as a windy-haired child

^ Dar Williams




vintage tshirt
USA Pro skirt
Miss Selfridge tights
necklace from India
Asos blazer
beanie from Ebay
Underground creepers

Springtime with a heavy dose of pessimism. :)

Sunday, 3 March 2013

Qué Sería

^ Francisca Valenzuela



vintage shirt
necklace made by me
H&M skirt

This is what I wore to my interview this week, my last one thank god. Complete with messy hair. The climb over the monkey bars was hard in a skirt ok, so be glad that I'm determined to procrastinate in the sun for this blog. :)