Tuesday, December 30, 2008

LOVE/HATE

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i love my new black leather converse my husband bought me for christmas. they pretty much go with everything, are comfortable for trecking around london and a little more resistant towards the wet weather here than the canvas ones i've had in the past.

i hate winter. it's official, i'm over it. ok i lie a little coz actually i love the sunny but cold days we've been having recently, the reason why i'm hating on this season at the moment is mainly because we have no frickin' heating or hot water in our house right now due to our boiler being royally fucked. thank god i joined the gym down the road from me as i don't know how i'd be coping without their hot showers.

Sunday, December 21, 2008

current listening : ladyhawke

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it's been ages since i bought anything on cd but last week i decided to pick up a copy of ladyhawke's recent album as i remembered hearing a couple of tracks aaaages ago and thinking they weren't half bad. honestly i wasn't too sure at first but most of the best albums require a few listenings before you fall in love and it wasn't long before i found myself singing along to every song. it's all i've been listening to this week but be warned...it's pretty 80's sounding so if that not be your cup of tea then perhaps give this one a miss...otherwise, play on.

i will never grow up


yeah, i'm quite excited about the return of skins in the new year and i'm pleased that effy will still be in it. i honestly don't remember anyone being as cool as her when i was that age...except for myself of course ;) (i wish)

Thursday, December 18, 2008

oh those ker-razy kids

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ok i'm going to be a little mean here but all i could think of when i saw these pictures on the selby was how mingin' peaches hands and feet are. i simply cannot abide bitten chewed up fingernails and she also has big callouses on her toes. i actually hate all feet though so she shouldn't feel too bad, and i'm probably only picking at her because i'm jealous of the career oportunities she's had because of her father's fame, although i would not wish her mother's fate on anyone...that must've been pretty shit to deal with.
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Wednesday, December 17, 2008

it's just one if those outfit things

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so today i'm pretty much wearing everything i bought on monday, it feels so nice to have something new to put on although i really must stop with the black. my mission for the new year will be to incorporate a little more colour into my wardrobe, although not too much! i added the headband and earrings for my friends party this evening.

also, i can't believe how much there is to do before xmas and how little time there is to do it all. so far i have bought...

the *husband* - an xbox 360

the sister - a picture frame (sounds crap i know, don't worry i still have plently more little ideas of stuff to get her)

the mother - a necklace stand from urban outfitters (getting her a necklace to go with it)

the father - a comedy book about politics and the credit crunch (why are they so hard to buy for?)

the baby brother - an elmo's xmas dvd

the step mother - absolutely NO idea, i just don't really know her that well...

so i still have loads of shopping to do. i picked out our tree last night which is perfect even though it was a little expensive, it needs more decorations though. and i guess i am finally starting to get into the christmas spirit, although really i am just looking forward to a couple of days off work and chillaxing at home...plus presents!

oh yeah, and thanks to the lovelies chloe and keepitsleazy who made me feel much better about my birthday, i guess it ain't soooo bad ;)

*EDIT* i can't believe i called my husband my boyfriend...he would be so unimpressed.

Monday, December 15, 2008

look like ol' potato

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today is my birthday...woohoo i'm 29! yeah it sucks, people in their early 20's think that's bad...i'll be 30 next year O_O

it's ok though, saturday evening was spent with my mates, drinking down the pub and then dancing at proud in camden. i had lots of fun pretending our little pile of bags and coats on the floor was a campfire and preceeded to do stupid indian tribal moves around it. surprisingly many people came to join the dance around our campfire, yes stupid dancing is much fun.

we missed our stop on the bus on the way home but it was ok because a nice taxi driver that we started talking to at the burger van on chelsea bridge offered to give us a free lift home. people can be nice in london...they're not all shank wielding hoodies.

sunday i recovered and watched elf. 'cotton headed ninny muggins' is the best insult ever.

today i went shopping with my mum in westfield and got a faux leather biker jacket from topshop to replace my primark one which is falling apart, and a gorgeous necklace with spike pendants from all saints. if i get time i might take a few pictures tomorrow. i also picked up a few things from urban outfitters and my lovely husband gave me some chloe perfume and body lotion...it smells yum.

so yeah, all in all it wasn't too bad, but i'm really not looking forward to next years.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

relapse

the addiction to shoes continues. i actually haven't bought myself anything in ages because i've desperately been trying to pay off my overdraft, however today i felt like i deserved a treat and these boots in new look (i don't think i ever bought anything from there before) managed to persuade me spend £35. not bad considering topshop would probably charge over double the amount for the privilege to buy something similar.
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i'm not sure the photo does them justice, they look better in real life ;)

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

i say we take off and nuke the entire site from orbit

i was so elated to be back in my grimy, grumpy, busy, beautiful london this morning i practically skipped to work. i used to be a beach girl, i am currently most definitely a city girl but i know i will never ever EVER be a country girl. nice but dull is how I would describe my little break to pomy. i imagine i would be feeling it more in summer but it rained most of the time we were there and my dad’s idea of entertaining us was to drive us around switzerland for hours telling us how beautiful ‘the view’ is, which i’m sure it is when it’s not covered behind miles of thick grey cloud.

ok it wasn’t all doom and gloom. it was really nice to spend some quality time with my 2 year old little brother and I think he finally knows who I am now which is a bonus. he does seem to have an unhealthy obsession with elmo though.

in other news my husband figured out how to speak french (we were in the french part not the german part). simply stick ‘le’ before every word. for example, he no longer calls me bum face, I am now ‘le bum face’. i think it has a certain ring to it, n’est pas?

sorry for the bleakness (ie. no pictures) of this post…kinda reminds me of pomy…

Saturday, December 6, 2008

there be no one drinkin' moonshine round these parts

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yeah so basically i am in switzerland at the moment in a miniscule village called pomy visiting my dad with limited internet.

we flew out on thursday and it's pretty here but has rained none stop so my plan to take lots of photos has be scrapped so far. things should be back to normal soon!

photo from the cobrasnake

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

i'm miss world, somebody kill me

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courtney love on the cover of elle? i love it. this woman is a complete train wreck who doesn't seem to ever give a fuck and i can't help but be grossly intrigued by her.

i saw her in topshop once when i used to work there, and apart from following her around the store with a completely ridiculous look of awe on my face, i was stunned by how tall she is...quite huge infact, but wonderful.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

XOXO

it's fair to say my posts have been a little thin on the ground lately. about the most exciting thing that's happened to me recently was realising that i am weird enough to be enjoying the fashion of a 15 year old fictional character.
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after spending the whole of sunday afternoon watching season 2 of gossip girl via surf the channel i found myself prefering jenny humphrey's ensembles to those of blair's. her style has changed tremedously since the 1st season and i have to say i like it. even though i feel like a right saddo admitting that. surely there are more important things going on in the world i could be concerning myself with....hmmm, actually no.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

in miss van's corner

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like many others out there i have a great fascination with street art/graffiti (yes even some tags can be pretty) and when i first laid eyes on miss van's work i instantly fell in love.
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ok i'm going to be blunt here but sometimes i can't understand why everyone seems to make such a fuss over fafi's work. i suppose i compare the two because they are both female artists, from toulouse, and both paint girls on walls with paint...not spray paint. over the last couple of years fafi seems to be everywhere. she designed trainers for adidas, had figures made by kidrobot, animated lily allen in mark ronson's video and morst recently designed artwork on products for mac cosmetics, but in all honesty, i always felt like fafi's work was just a poor version of miss vans, so i don't understand why miss van doesn't seem to get as much, if not more recognition than the fafster (fafster? yes i did just say that...whatever).
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lurking in the background, or so it would seem, miss van has been painting away and doing exhibitions in paris, and i just fall in love with her girls more and more.
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certainly a lot darker than some of her previous work but still equally amazing. i'm standing in the van's corner and thinking "fafi who?" you know it makes sense!
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Tuesday, November 25, 2008

last night i dyed

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i'm very busy recently, but not busy enough not to realise that i want some tie-dyed tights. another d.i.y project me thinks.

photo from the cobrasnake

Saturday, November 22, 2008

friday night

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this is andre the giant. he watches over me while i wait for the 344 to take me from battersea to shoreditch. he doesn't protect me from the 2 boys who ride past me on 1 bicycle with the one sitting on the handle bars yelling in my ear as they fly past. i feel momentarily offended until i notice they do it to every single person they go past down the street. i laugh.

bus drivers can be dicks. after picking people up about 3 stops along the road he stops the bus and tells everyone to get off it and use the next one. why not tell people that in the 1st place before they get on your pointless bus? i refuse to pay on the next one and settle down on the top deck to play some bust a move (i love it) on the ds to pass the journey.

i get to liverpool st where i meet kelly and we walk to the sample sale on brick lane. inside they ask us to hand in our coats and bags so we don't steal anything. they're lucky, most of it i wouldn't even bother stealing (yes it was slightly crap), so we grab our things and get down to the more important and essential task of finding somewhere to drink.

we end up in a place tucked away behind the truman brewery where they are playing live brazilian music and doing capoeira.
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the drinks begin to flow and evetually we move on to 93 feet east where the cider costs £4.50 a pint (rip off!) and the toilets smell like someone shat out a dead rat. we are the only ones dancing to the live french electro get up on stage, everyone else stands there looking fucking nonchalant because they are tooooo fucking cool for school. we have fun. we give advice to 2 young lads with perfectly sweeping dark fringes on how you should never tell a girl you love her just because she's said it first if you don't feel the same. one of them argue that you might fall in love with her eventually so wouldn't it just be best to say it back straight away just incase? NO! this is so typical of men.

more drinking, more smoking in the freeeezing cold, more talking about life and how wonderful we think the other is and how grease 2 is way better than grease 1, more dancing and then home. today i feel like crap but had fun without the boys for once and love crawling into bed with one waiting for me. evening if it is snoring and passed out because it too has been drinking.

dear santa

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from topshop

please?

Friday, November 21, 2008

girls only

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so yesterday was a little disappointing, but i'm looking forward to this evening of a girls night out with my best mate and little sis (if she's not still feeling too hung over). first we're going to a designer sample sale on brick lane, i've never been to one before so i'm interested to see what deals there are to be had and how hard it will be for me to keep my credit card in my fake louis vuitton wallet. after that we'll be going for a few drinks, or basically somewhere we can sneak in a few drinks. because we're all skint as fuck the plan is to steal the boy's hip flasks which i will be filling with some duty free grey goose...it is the yummiest vodka, and i don't even drink vodka. will probably end up in 93 feet east and dance our little boots off. i love dancing.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

life sucks

the only problem with getting free stuff, is that whoever is giving out the free stuff can change their mind and not give you the free stuff. that's why i won't be going to see the kills tonight.

i need a big black chair of doom covered in feathers to sit and sulk in...

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preferably in a much darker room.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

if you want me to

i will be the one
that is always good
and you'll love me too
but you'll never know
what i feel inside
that i'm really bad
little trouble girl

remember mother?

we were close
very, very close
you taught me how to fit it good
flow down life you understood
curl my hair and eye lash
pinch my cheeks and do my lips
swing my hips, just like you
smile and behave
circle of perfection, it's what you gave
then one day i met a guy
he stole my heart, no alibi
he said: "romance is a ticket to paradise"
momma, i'm not too young to try
we kissed, we hugged, we were close
very, very close
we danced in the sand
and the water rose - higher and higher
until i found myself floating - in the sky
i'm sorry mother, i'd rather fight
than have to lie

if you want me to
i will be the one
that is always good
and you'll love me too
but you'll never know
what i feel inside
that i'm really bad
little trouble girl
little trouble girl (what you doin'?)
little trouble girl cross my heart and hope to die,
little trouble girl i can not tell a lie
little trouble girl ah-hu
little trouble girl ah-hu
little trouble girl ah-hu
little trouble girl ah-hu
little trouble girl ah-hu
little trouble girl ah-hu
little trouble girl ah-hu
little trouble girl ah-hu


sonic youth

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

how do you cheer me up when i'm feeling like shit?


phone me at work and tell me you got us free tickets to see the kills on thursday
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fuck i love my husband


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Monday, November 17, 2008

no more procrastinating

i had quite a productive weekend for a change. saturday we went to visit family and sunday was spent cleaning out all the shit that's accumulated in our tiny flat since we moved in there 2 years ago.

  1. i was proud of the fact i threw out 2 bin bags of clothes with a 3rd put to one side to sell on ebay.

  2. i was also proud of the fact that i cleared my desk from underneath the mountain of paper, books, magazines, pens and paints. finally.

  3. and i was also pround of the fact that after a year not having done any, i haven't forgotten how to draw...almost.


cleaning and creating can be quite satisfying. also, my studs arrived in the mail today. unfortunately i don't think i ordered enough.


Saturday, November 15, 2008

cut up but posing like it's 1999


because money's a little thin on the ground at the moment i've been trying to revamp stuff that i already have but that's been neglected for a while. since we're trying to clean out some of the crap from our house as well, the husband was about to throw out an old black tshirt of his, but i swiftly retrieved it from the pile of rejects knowing exactly what i would do with it. i saw this idea ages ago when jen wrote about a ksubi tshirt and sanna decided to make her own more affordable version. needless to say i thought it looked pretty hot so i thought i'd give it a go. i decided not to cut up the back coz i can't really stand seeing the back of peoples bras yeah. not only am i pretty pleased with it but i think the boy was kind of impressed too.

Friday, November 14, 2008

ADAM NEATE


a british artist well known in the "street art" world for leaving his paintings in the street for people to take home, throw in the bin, do whatever they like with them. having known about him for years i've never actually come across one of his pieces but i heard on the radio this morning that himself and a team will be distributing 1000 of his works around the city of london this evening. i'm quite tempted to wrap up warm and spend the night art hunting to see if i can find one to take home.

image > jeremy gibbs