Sunday, 19 December 2010


I had my tonsils taken out on Thursday and I've just been let out of hospital and I'm feeling very sorry for myself. When people said that it was really painful to have done as an adult, I really didn't believe that it would be as bad as it actually is. I am in agony and am hardly able to speak. As i've been stuck inside sucking on ice cubes, i've not been doing much more than having Gavin and Stacey marathon sessions and searching my favourite websites.
  It was on one of many websites that I came across the following shoot by Tom Ford for the current edition of Vogue Paris featuring Crystal Renn, going under the knife. Not quite the same as loosing a pair of tonsils, but I felt it was rather fitting, especially as a very good friend of mine (who will remain nameless) compared my current stay in hospital to when she got her nose done!!

After seeing this I then stumbled across another similar shoot from Italian Vogue in 2005, by Steven Meisel with Linda Evangelista. This one is most definitely my favourite of the two. Its almost classic, rather than Ford's, 'Gaga Paparazzi' style approach to the more current of the two.

Nicole in Marchesa

Ever since I saw her as a trashy blonde with BFF Paris Hilton,  even during the eating disorder as advised by Rachel Zoe, and now as accessories designer and glam mum of two....i've always loved Nicole Richie. 
Finally she tied the knot yesterday with the very delicious Joel Madden, after 4 years together.

I had always presumed that her dress was going to be beautiful, and the Marchesa gown did not fail to impress. Supposedly inspired by the one Grace Kelly wore in her wedding to the Prince Rainier of Monaco, the high necked, long sleeved, lace dress in theory sounds like a charity-shop worthy monstrosity. But how it is only the exact opposite and this  fluffy, frou frou floor length wedding gown no doubt made more than just hubby-to-be Joel’s jaw drop!

No official wedding pictures have been released as of yet, but here are some of the best images that I could get at the moment!! 

Monday, 6 December 2010

Burberry London Pen Portrait

My Recent bargains

Faux fur coat £30 from Wild Vintage. I love the massive turn up's on the sleeves. Essential in all the snow!!

Topshop studded bralet. £18 in the sale. Love, love, love the studs and the panelling on the back. Maybe not as practical as the coat for this weather, oh well!!

Tuesday, 30 November 2010

Your help please!

Please fill out this survey to help me with a university project on people's opinions of luxury. x

Monday, 29 November 2010

Homebody Photography

ASOS A/W 2010, Photographed by Todd Selby 

Sunday, 28 November 2010

Friday, 26 November 2010


Sometimes I wake up and wonder if I will even finish what I’ve started.
I just got my hair cut and it feels like I need it doing again.
Its frosty outside, and I want to wear a dress.
I keep telling myself that I’m going to work hard, fully knowing that I wont until the night before the deadline.
Now all I want to do is look at blogs until 4 in the morning.
I’m going for a run.
And then have a bowl of cereal.
I will sit and eat them, maybe on my own, maybe with someone.
The battery on my mobile has died, I forgot to charge it.
It seems like everyone is doing something and I’m not.
It’s like I’m going to be stuck in this place for a while.
Or maybe the opposite is happening.
I can’t be bothered with my essay right now.
But I want to make pictures until my eyelids are forced shut.
I’ve had the same song on my iPod on repeat for 17 minutes.
I have just realised that what I have told myself I didn’t want, is the one thing I want more than anything.
And while I was looking out for something that did not exist, the thing that did exist was right in front of my eyes and I did not know.
Sometimes I wish I had a fairy godmother that told you what to do.
How to make the right choices
How to make the right anything.
Downloading music is illegal…I should be in prison.

Tuesday, 23 November 2010

Today's colour is blue

Im fed up. Even sitting here looking out of my window at the full moon illuminating the tree tops of Nottingham, whilst listening to Zane Lowe play Jay-z's Black Album in full on Radio 1 is not raising my spirits. Im poor, I have a sprained ankle that just isn't getting better, I have too much work to do, i'm the only one in both mine and next door's flat not going out tonight and i'm also missing my friends from home like crazy.

A serious lack of motivation has hit me in a massive kind of way. Today has been spent staring at the screen of my laptop in an attempt that an article on luxury sportswear will appear on the of yet there are only 350 words and they are pretty shocking words at that.

I need to snap out of this and realise that moping around and feeling sorry for myself because if I spend another 13p I will have maxed out my overdraft, will not magically create all the work that needs doing.


Sunday, 21 November 2010

Postsecrets 21/11/10

Every Sunday morning before my eyes can properly focus, I click on the bookmark labelled 'Postsecrets' at the top of my laptop screen. Sometimes if i'm lucky enough and come home late enough on a Saturday night/Sunday morning, they will already be there! But due to the time difference between rainy England and frosty America this is a rare occurrence as it means that I have to be getting in at around 5am, and i'm just not hardcore enough for those sorts of nights out anymore!

This morning as my bleary eyes focused on the screen I realised that this weeks secrets were going to be good, and they certainly didn't disappoint. It's been my favourite post for a number of weeks, with these being a few of the best!

I Heart Wildfox

When I don't even have enough cash to get the bus I shouldn't be looking at Wildfox t-shirts, but I just love them sooooo very much that I found it too hard to resist, which is when I came across these two beauties!