Wednesday, 29 June 2011

lets fly away...

The feeling of lying flat on my back, the soft sand dipping underneath me. Running both fingers and toes in the sand at the end and sides of my towel. The pink illuminations of the insides of my eyelids. The scent of warm coconut oil in the sea breeze. Licking my lips and having the salty taste of sea air lingering on my tongue. Swigs of a bottle of warm water, with a slightly gritty cap. Tight crispy nose at the end of the day. pink warm skin at the bar, with cocktail in hand. This is why I love summer holidays.

New York in January and sports tour to Salou in April was just not enough to feed my addiction of summer lovin'. I've been home 24 hours and i'm literally craving not just a holiday, but an adventure (and a tan!). My problem is that my potential travelling companions come into two categories, those that are poor students, or those that are coupled up. The poor students have no cash so apparently no holidays for them at the moment, and those with cash (or their significant others cash) are doing the couples, or groups of couples holidays. Is it sad to go away on my own?? Im contemplating it as i'm just desperate to get away and into some sun.


Thursday, 23 June 2011

Irena Werning: Back To The Future

With the use of her camera, Irina Wering invited people to go back to their future and recreate childhood snapshots.

Wednesday, 15 June 2011


A very good friend of mine, Emma. Known better to her friends as Umbongo, Bongo or Bong. Has just come to an end of her 3 years at Nottingham trent, where she has been studying Graphic Design. Today the ridiculously talented blonde 21 year old, found out that she will be graduating with a First!! 

People joke that we are twins, I mean we even joke about being twins. But the reality of the situation is that she is clearly the more talented of the two of us!! I love her style of youthful illustrations and typography.

Here are just a few examples of why she has just been awarded the best grades possible for her degree!!

Check out her work at
or her blog

<3 you bongo xxx


I'm back home for a few days before going back to Nottingham to pack up my junk before returning home for the summer. So this morning I woke up early and decided to head down to Southampton to the City Art Gallery before the closure of the Andy Warhol exhibition that has been there since the end of March.

I have seen Warhol's most famous pieces of work at places such as Moma and the Tate, but in such a small gallery such as this one in Southampton, I was interested to see what was on offer. My fingers were crossed for some of his really early illustration work as I've looked into some of it recently and really loved what I had seen.

One room in the gallery was filled with advertisements and posters made by Warhol, and this was by far my most favourite room. I especially liked the poster designed to look like a cinema ticket, advertising the 5th New York film festival. You can see it in the top corner of the bottom image!!

Its a free exhibition with some of Warhol's amazing, but less renowned work so definitely worth a visit for any art enthusiast. 

Friday, 10 June 2011

It was my own fault

Wednesday, 1 June 2011

Alyssa Monks.

Alyssa Monks is one seriously talented woman. At a first glance it looks like photography but on some serious inspection you realise that they are in fact paintings. I know how difficult it is to make water come to life when painting, but by adding the element of H2o into loads of her work is just showing how amazingly skilled she is as an artist. 

Check out more of her work at

RIP Jeff Conaway

You're lovely,
I'm lonely.
Are you ever going to sort your life out?

New York, New York. So good they named it twice

I've finished my 1st year of uni. But i'm not going home for another month as theres still social events to attend in Nottingham!! To fill my time and stop me spending money I've been re-visiting my 4 fave single gals for the millionth time. Watching repeats of Sex and the City not only reminds me of how much I love the characters, the outfits and the girl's various relationships, but how much I love New York.

I've crossed the Atlantic to the Big Apple 3 times. My first visit was in the hazy summer of 2007, the dollar was at 2.1 to every pound and I felt like a millionaire. Yes, I got some incredible bargains!! I brought back more Mac and Marc Jacobs than is even worth thinking about!

It was this summer I was encapsulated by the magic of New York and realised that to me it is one of the most amazing places in the world. One thing I really got from this trip was how proud New Yorkers are of their city. I remember seeing a homeless man sat outside McDonalds in Time Square, In a Yankees cap and  an 'I heart NY' t-shirt and just feeling that although he has no shelter, New York is his home. I Returned a week later all spent up and with an addiction to a truly unbelievable city.

Oh, to be Carrie Bradshaw!

Final Samantha Pleet images from shoot

Emma, how is it possible that one person can be so beautiful???!

I Finally got me some Liberty kicks

After one of the more shitty weeks, I put a smile on my face with a fresh new pair of Nike's!!
Also managed to convince Shannon to buy the floral ones too!