Thursday, 28 June 2012

The Fashion Book

The Fashion Book
£5.96 from Amazon

I borrowed this book from my aunty on Tuesday and I've been unable to stop flicking through the pages; it's a great reference book for anyone on a fashion course because it's absolutely bursting with designers, models, illustrators, photographers and icons over the past 150 years, from Coco Chanel to Kurt Cobain.

I'll admit that I was surprised at first to turn the page and find a photo of Kurt Cobain with his baby daughter, labelling him as an icon. But as the book goes on to explain in one of it's many short descriptions, Cobain's classic casual wear was 'cleaned up' and became a mainstream movement known as "Heroin Chic" and his girlfriend, Courtney Love, inspired Marc Jacobs grunge collection in 1993.

There's a small amount of boobies on show as you flick through the book (weird, considering the book is supposed to be about fashion, which would imply that the people photographed should be wearing clothes, but I guess that's what is known as artist license, right?)

I'll be the first to admit that I haven't heard of everyone in the book by a long way, so it's really nice for me to find people that I have heard of, and finding out about the people behind the brands we've all heard of. For instance, did you know that Max Factor make-up was originally created by a guy called Max Factor?

There are lots of black and white photos of beautiful women, but there are also illustrations, advertising campaign images and colour photographs - it's a genuinely fantastic and varied book!

I'm hoping to get a copy of the book for myself, I think it will be a great reference for my photography course next year, but it's also just nice to flick through.

Saturday, 23 June 2012

Topshop Sale!

Yes, it's what we've all been waiting for, THE TOPSHOP SALE HAS BEGUN!
Here are my picks:

Motel Print Playsuit £34 £15

MAGDA Tan Leather Lace-ups £25 £15

Lace Prom Skirt £40 £20

Assymetric Chiffon Skirt £36 £18

Photo 1 of Ditsy Floral Bralet £22 £10

Yellow Denim Cup Bandeau Dress £40 £25

Petite Neon Lace Flippy Dress £46 £20

MOTO Supersoft Skinny Leigh Jeans £38 £20

Friday, 22 June 2012

i wouldnt be surprised if you cant remember me...

I'm sorry guys! Holly has been holding this blog downnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn!

But, last Sunday was the best day of my life. Absolute best.

I saw Blink 182 LIVE.


Here are a selection of pictures from the night, none of which are mine, I'll put some of mine on at a later date!

This is the setlist, apart from Blowjob and maybe Fuck a Dog, they did all the songs I wanted them to do, it was amazing, so amazing! I can't even put into words! The 2 songs labelled, 'Encore' was actually an acoustic set they did in the middle of the arena, and the doors they came through, were right next to us, literally a couple of metres seperated us, just adjkasodijsaodnhasod :p

Like I said, in the next post I do I will put up our pictures and videos of the gig. I'm still stoked from it, soon post concert depression will kick in!


Thursday, 21 June 2012

Making the most of the sunshine

Playsuit - £25 - River Island
Mum's denim jacket - Dorothy Perkins
Bracelets - Various
Necklace - Present
Trilby - €10 - Disneyland Paris
Boyfriend's sunglasses - Primark

On Lookbook, they are currently running a competition sponsored by River Island, all you have to do is post a look which features atleast one item from River Island. I didn't even realise this until I was about to upload my photo and spotted the header. The winner of the contest will win £1000 if their look is chosen as the winner. It won't be me, but you have to be in it to win it, right?

It was really nice and sunny yesterday (not that you'd know it if you looked out of the window today) so I took full advantage of the weather and wore my new playsuit. It's a good job I did too, because it's pissed it down all day today.

Sunday, 17 June 2012

First impressions count

Yesterday was one of the most nerve-racking days I've had in a while, I went to a party and met the majority of Alex's college friends for the first time. 
A couple of weeks after getting together last summer, I went to town and met three of his friends: Danny, Katie and Ellie, they were all really nice but I'd not seen anything of any of his friends since then, and we've been together for almost ten months now.

Katie was throwing a belated (by a month) birthday party at her house and I was invited to join them - them being a group of about 12 people who were all older than me, one by as much as 5 years. Needless to say I was feeling anxious about them all finding me to be immature and dull, as I'm often extremely quiet around new people, and last night was no exception. 
As their college course was coming to an end, they all got a bit emotional later on in the night, celebrating each other with so many rounds of applause that my hands began to ache. I even got my own round of applause 'for being the quietest one there'; cue me covering my face with my fist and Alex leaning over to hug me. 
We ordered take-out pizza (a 16" pizza for two people, no less) that I couldn't manage my half of, but it beat my local takeaway by a mile - it didn't quite scratch up to Domino's, though. 
Katie kept asking me if I was alright and if I wanted a drink for the first two-thirds of the evening before she gave up and let me just sit there and laugh along with the conversation - Alex has some very funny friends.
When Alex's mum came to pick us up at 11 (as Alex had work this morning - let's hope he doesn't have a hangover!) I got a handshake from Tom and a hug from Will, Danny and Katie - so I think I did alright.

The lesson? When you're meeting new people, they don't care if you're a little quiet and don't drink as much as everyone else, just be yourself and they'll realise, as will you, that sometimes that isn't such a bad person to be.

Friday, 15 June 2012

One trend I will definitely not be trying...

The shinge (short fringe)


No. No. No!

Am I the idiot here, or does it just look a bit... weird?
Josh Wood Atelier "It puts all the attention on your face..." Well, duh! Ofcourse it does!

I don't think I'd even try this trend out if Alex Pettyfer agreed to spend the night with me on the condition that I had a shinge cut in... okay, then maybe, just maybe. Possibly. If I had the deal in writing. 

A while ago, there were three girls in the year below me that all showed up with matching shinges, and it later came out that one of them was doing a beauty diploma at college and they'd all had fringes cut in, but they weren't level, so they kept going shorter and shorter and shorter. It was hilarious. More hilarious because the hair was too short to even be pulled back, so the shinge was out for all to see!

It's one of the things that sometimes baffles me about fashion, how can something that we used to mock suddenly be considered cool? This is probably one of the reasons I shouldn't be a fashion blogger, but it wasn't too long ago that we were all mocking this particular lady...

I'm sorry, but whenever I see a short fringe, I think of her.
Fashion bloggers don't have to like every trend, right?