Saturday, 26 March 2011
Friday, 25 March 2011
- Soap & Glory? The Greatest Scrub of All? Self-Activating Facial Smoother and Exfoliator 125ml (£5.45)
- Vitamin E Cream Cleanser from the Body Shop (£2.50)
- Vitamin E SPF15 Moisture Lotion from the Body Shop (£10.00)
- Maybelline Dream Satin Liquid Foundation (£8.19)
- Lancome Lasting Colour Lipstick (£19.00)
- Estee Lauder Projectionist High Definition Volume Mascara 8ml (£19.00)
Tuesday, 22 March 2011
Monday, 21 March 2011
Finally summed up the courage to attempt one of Jamie Oliver's 30 minute meals (that take an hour) and decided on a pork and potato recipe which included lots of crackling, honey glazing, minted cabbage and mustard crushed potatoes.
Thursday, 17 March 2011
It seems lately I've been purchasing too many things, but this is a pretty normal reaction for me when the sun comes out, I feel the need to update my wardrobe as quick as possible. So after some new shorts, brogues and satchel, it was only natural that I should have a spring dress to see me through! This dress was £12.99 from H&M and instead of walking into the store I got my personal dresser to pass it on to me. Nah, I wish, this was actually one of my friends Alice's choices for her photoshoot for the magazine she's producing and once I put it on I refused to give it back, so she had to agree.
Monday, 14 March 2011
Taking a break from all the work I've been doing all evening for my University course, I can't help but daydream and scour the net for job opportunities. Every now and then I picture myself in a few months applying for these jobs and I feel I'm getting a little impatient to start these roles.
Sunday, 13 March 2011
After the much hated search for my winter boots, I was dreading searching for my spring shoes, seeing as I fluctuate so much in different shops, and being a size 6 or 7, some shoes just look ridiculous compared to if worn in a size 4.
Monday, 7 March 2011
I couldn't resist showing pictures of the patchwork quilt my friend Alice made for my birthday present. The hard work gone into making it deserves the upload. I was surprised how generous everyone was when it came to the gift-giving, I got some beautiful jewellery, such as an anklet, birthstone bracelet and rose broach as well. Needless to say I was a very lucky girl!
Thursday, 3 March 2011
She's just as beautiful to wear as she looks, at the moment I tend to wear them with black tights and a blouse, but I'm hoping the sun will rear it's head soon, so I can wear it with strapless tops and bare legs!
After my rounds of news-searching I couldn't let this video slip, probably the most anticipated show for Paris Fashion Week, you see Lady Gaga as the inspired Muse for the new collection.
Tuesday, 1 March 2011
In today’s Fashion & Cultural Influences lecture, I was quite excited to know we were watching a video, rather than listening to theories that make me clueless. The video in question was shown on BBC4 in 2008, and it followed Fashion Photographer Rankin recreate seven of his favourite images of the past. Included favourites such as Helmut Newton, Richard Avendon and Cecil Beaton.
As soon as I saw an image by Erwin Blumenfeld on the video, I recognised it. It was my most prized purchase from New York. Plain white background, standout black title, with 1950s just slightly underneath, and bursting red lips, and these amazing feline eyes with a black flick.
On January 1, 1950, this iconic cover was released to the world, with the perfect bow lips and beauty spot of model Jean Patchett.
When I first saw it in a market just outside Central Park, I was so drawn to the eyes and lips and recognised it as my most common make up style, flicks and red lips. A cheap price, all in a frame, I quickly handed over the money, happy with the memory of where I bought it and what it meant to me. Little did I know how exciting the cover really was.
In the video, Rankin made a modern twist with the help of Hiedi Klum, who cheekily stuck her tongue out to give it a fresher appeal.
After learning more about the striking cover, ‘The Doe Eye’ is definitely not to be ignored, and I now feel happier knowing more about its history, as it hangs with pride on my bedroom wall.