Wednesday, 22 September 2010

Officially over the aviator

Since the second I lay my eyes on Burberry's answer to this seasons most hyped and lusted after garment, i've needed one of their aviator jackets in my life! That was until I saw this during the online streaming of their collection from London Fashion Week. easily the most gorgeous piece of outerwear I have ever set my eyes on!!

I know its a brave statement, but I would actually give up men for life, to have one of these on my back, but with a fiver's change out of £4,000 I don't think that the men of the UK need worry!!

Monday, 20 September 2010

My favourite kind of mess

I spent my last day with Hannah, before we were brutally separated by our choice of universities, pretty much doing her project for her!! Hannah gets emotional over bits of fabric and a heat press, where as I like magazines, photo shoots and making collages, which is why I guess she came to me for help with making a magazine for her first project. Along with my enthusiasm for doing work after the summer break, plus my ridiculous magazine, sharpie, stencil and glue collection I was the perfect assistant!

When I work I make the most horrific mess, which for me is pretty unusual due to my OCD and the fact that I clean when i'm stressed!! Maybe this is a sign that it is at this point when I am at my most chilled out!!

This was the state of my bedroom after about a hour!!!

Saturday, 18 September 2010


I just need to get something off my chest, normally the 2 things that make me most angry are



intolerance and ignorance towards gays, lesbians, bisexuals, transsexuals, cross dressers, transgender....whatever, anything other than "the norm".

But today I have forgotten all about these two sub-cultures in society and can now officially announce that the social group that annoy me the most are straight, testosterone fuelled MEN!!!!

Why do they feel the need to ...wind-me-the-f**k-up??? Im quite happily going along in life being on my own (no seriously I mean it, i'm a happy single!) and then BOOOOOMMMM, my blackberry will beep at me, and there illuminated on the screen will be a certain kind of text that makes my blood boil. In short, the context of the text, is sex. But it is cunningly disguised (or so the male of the species thinks) as a friendly greeting. I have approximately 5 or 6 guys saved in my phonebook who feel the need to send these so called friendly messages to me, but likewise I will only hear from these guys when A. their girlfriend is on holiday/away on work/or any other activity requiring their absence for at least a weekend. B. When they are single. C. When they are steaming drunk or finally D. When they are bored because they have completed Fifa or Call of Duty.

Guys, I will text you back friendly messages because i'm a nice kinda gal, and probably consider you to be my friend. But sadly I will always decline the offer of a catch up with alcohol thrown in, presumably you think half a bottle of wine will make me easier. Likewise the offer of a sleepover with my choice of dvd doesnt interest me because my double bed is sadly, currently just for me. Don't ask me to go for a late night drive with you because neither a fumble in a lay by or dogging appeal to me.

I'm not saying that I consider all texts/calls/facebook messages/bbm's from my male friends to have ulterior motives, but what I am saying is that those who do, and then continue to repeat offend, I can see straight through you and I know your game. So here is my plea, whether you have unlimited texts or not, save them for someone who actually gives a shit....or even just some skanky whorebag who will guarantee you a good time, because sadly for you gentlemen, I will not!!

phheeeww I feel better after that rant!

Looks pretty good to me

Friday, 17 September 2010

The Simple Life

At present, I am so utterly bored out of my mind it is unreal! With all my friends either gone to university already, or the busy business people working the 9-5 (and then some more at home) i'm feeling pretty lonely. Not only do I have the loneliness to contend with but also the fact that I am now out of work, I have sold my car and I have no cash, all in all not the best combination when trapped at home in one of the most boring towns in the UK! In one sad and final attempt to make this time more bearable I have been making myself stay awake as late as possible each night, in a hope that I will sleep through half of the day.....oh good god what has my life become!! Roll on next Friday when i'm outta here! In the mean time the only ray of sunshine to keep me partially occupied is my beautiful new Diana F+ camera, I may even go out and take some new pictures on it tomorrow.

Thursday, 16 September 2010

A bit deep, but I like it

Normally i'm the last person to get gushy over romance, but I read the following passage on a few weeks ago and I realised that its so true. Even so much as to quote it to a very close friend of mine who confided in me recently about concerns over her relationship with her very lovely boyfriend, with whom she has just taken the massive step of getting a very beautiful flat in Surbiton with.
I think that the problem with the female race is that they watch too many chick flicks and read too many fairy tales, leading them to think that everyone gets a happy ever after, especially when it comes to men (or even women, whatever floats your boat!). In my not so scientific view on romance, I think these said chick flicks send girls crazy, thus driving away their prince charming, mainly because they think that they are a bunny boiling nutcase!

Cinderella walked on broken glass, Sleeping beauty let her whole life pass by, Belle fell in love with a beast, Pocahontas risked her life for a feast, Jasmine could have had anyone but she chose a poor man, and Ariel, she walked on land.”
So many people dislike fairytales because it makes us believe in love, believe that a prince will swoop down and save us when something goes wrong. But I’ve come to realise that in every fairytale-like movie, every girl took a risk. Took a risk for love, took a risk in the name of love.

So, how do we know if our own fairytale won’t really happen if we don’t try, if we stop believing in love?

I know it’s hard for some of you to put down their guard and to learn to trust someone else sometimes. I know because I’ve been through it. People like us, we distance ourselves from people we genuinely like just because we are afraid to get hurt. But does building up these walls ultimately saves us from hurting?

It doesn’t.

We’ve got to know that these people, the people we are blocking out because of our own insecurities, will leave someday too. Leave for something better. Everyone will cause you pain and hurt and tears, but you have to decide who’s worth it. And when you make that decision, happiness will come to you.

......And to the very good friend of mine, to who I quoted this to. I do believe you have found your prince charming (even though he washed your goldfish down the toilet by accident) x

Wednesday, 15 September 2010

my pen fetish


Another almighty collaboration from H&M

When you think that H&M can do no more in the collaboration stakes after the likes of the Viktor and Rolf,Jimmy Choo,Karl Largerfeld and Stella McCartney phenomenal sell out collections, they have done it again! H&M are proud to present their new diffusion range by none other than Lanvin!!

Available in selected stores and online from November 23rd 2010

Tuesday, 14 September 2010

A beautiful quote from my father

Me- "Dad, i'm really worried that because i'm going to uni up north i'm going to be really cold and not cope, you know how stressy I get when its cold"

Dad- "You know what you need then don't you"

Me- "No......what?? (thinking that he is going to suggest thermals)

Dad- "One of those Burberry aviator jackets you wont shut up about!!!"

Father you have done me proud and I feel that I have taught you well!!!!

A few new purchases pour moi!!

At some point over the past few weeks my "freshers fund" seems to have disappeared and in its place I have some pretty new things! Maybe it wasn't such a good idea to have spent it, but oh well I will just have to drink the free money that Natwest are giving me instead!!

Here are a few of my most recent and favourite purchases........

Urban Outfitter's long bat necklace

Urban Outfitter's sketched ribcage vest

Urban Outfitter's Faux fur headband

Diana F+ Camera

Warehouse pleat detail slinky dress (i'm saving for a special occasion.....or if any nice guys fancy taking me on a date??!!)

Warehouse animal print hareem jumpsuit
Topshop faux fur collar

Aaaaannnnnddddd.......2 tickets to see Ellie Goulding play at Rock City in Nottingham in November. One for me and one for the very beautiful Ellen and 2 more tickets for myself and Hannah to see Paramore in Manchester the following week!

A few weeks in brief

So much has gone on over the past few weeks, It's kind of hard to know where to start! There has been a new addition to my family in the form of a polecat ferret, a gift from me for my brother Jack for his 21st birthday, random I know but thats just the way Jack and I work!!
I have been to Dublin for a long weekend with both of my brothers, Whilst also having a week away in Majorca with 5 of my girlfriends 24 hours after touching down in London town on the 20.15 Ryanair flight from Dublin. An extortionate amount of money has been parted with the likes of Ikea and Staples to ensure I am fully equipped with all university related goodies as i'm finally off next Friday (10 sleeps.....not that i'm counting!). I also paid well over the odds to finally have my hair turned a beautiful shade of candy floss pink, which then was flushed down the plughole along with pieces of my shattered heart after just one wash!! In typical Alice style I didn't go back and complain about the lack of colour remaining in my hair, so I am just back to being they same kind of grey, purply blonde that I have been for the past 6 hoo, roll on the winter months when I will hopefully get the balls to go bright red again, even with the knowledge that it takes a good 6 months to get rid of!!

Please Forgive me for I have sinned..

Dear Blog,
Please forgive me for the lack of attention I have been giving you recently. I'm not entirely sure what has got into me, I haven't even been stalking other people's blog in the middle of the night when I cant sleep so i've clearly not been feeling blogtastic of late.

Do not worry though, Im back and ready to renew our relationship.

Yours Sincerely

Alice x

p.s- Lots to update you on!!