Saturday, 28 December 2013

Penpals Unite

Everyone can send me letters, especially people who aren't from the UK because its so weird thinking about someone's written letters going all round the world to eachother. Letters are more of a novelty now that technology is so advanced so I really like talking to people this way and its super cute so if we have similar interests or you just want to say something then please please send me an email requesting my address.

Tuesday, 24 December 2013

Final Art Piece: Glitter Queen


These are a few of the photos I put in my sketchbook for my art final piece at the start of the month, inspired by 1970s glamour, Ziggy Stardust, Petra Collins' and Miles Aldridge's photography. My lovely friend Rachel modelled for me, and kindly let me completely improvise and do her face paint as a glittery alien queen. I used projections and coloured acetate over the lens to manipulate the colour and lighting. 
Praise the 99p store for all my sparkly props and tinsel <3 <3

Camera: Canon SX50 HS 

Sunday, 22 December 2013

Glitter and Gold

My gold streamers from my art GCSE mock came in very useful when I decorated my room this morning. The winter sunlight came in and made my blue bedroom all gold and sparkly and it felt like spring again.
I am wearing a Tracey Emin tshirt and my kilt. 
The plastic blue shrine has been mine since I was little and it contrasted prettily with the gold, as well as my nail polish. So colour co-ordinated yo x

Inspo: Rookie prom, glitter and Petra Collins

~ Merry Christmas ~

Wednesday, 18 December 2013

✧ Feeling Festive DIY ✧

FESTIVE MORRISSEY DECORATIONS - The obvious way forward, to achieve festive cheer this year. Get out the glitter and print off a picture, (I tinted them pink on my computer's photo editing software) and stick them round your house to add some Christmassy cheer. 
*cringe* lol but trust they look really cool espesh the glittery eyebrows. Obviously it doesn't have to be Morrissey but come on, I recently discovered he lived NOT TEN DOORS AWAY FROM ME towards the end of his life with the Smiths, how amazing is that? I went and stood outside his former home to gaze in awe at the windows he once looked through, the doorstep his lovely feet once stood upon ok I know this is creepy but he is someone to be adored, he encourages it. fun for all the family. 
Place your new favourite decoration on top of your Christmas tree because he's an angel. Much love  

Thursday, 12 December 2013

winona, you doll

1) HER NAME omg what is that? Winona. Its such a pretty name and I WILL be calling one of my kids that. Also Ryder is one of my favourite surnames, espescially because it's linked to one of my favourite characters in literature: Charles Ryder from Brideshead Revisited.
One of my favourite Winona films is Girl, Interrupted (1999) because it was the first film I saw her in and her acting is on top form guys. Also you get to see a lot more of her perf cheekbones because she has short hair. (lol) Despite the dark subject of mental wards and suicide I really liked it. Angelina Jolie (in my opinion) also plays one of her best roles in film here. Winona plays a mentally unstable, introverted girl who makes 'friends' with some girls in the same mental ward as her and I don't want to give anything away to those who havent seen it but its A***** If you have tumblr, you'll be very familiar with the stills from it bc tumblr seems to attract all that dark stuff..
me and A'Jolie keepin' it real
Also, Heathers (1988) is one of my favourites, because of the contrast Winona plays, compared to her character in Girl, Interrupted. Her half-hearted attempt to be in the 'in-crowd' at school is great because it discredits the stereotype of a clique of dumb desperate girls ruling the school, that most high school films have. I sat down to watch this film expecting a chick flick, and I wont spoil it but IT IS ANYTHING BUT A GIRLY MOVIE SO DONT EXPECT ONE. Also the 80s fashion is top-notch and as always, Winona adds to the eye candy <3 <3

Ok Winona is my girl crush, she has quite an original look with her dark hair, dark eyes and pale complexion but I think she's perfect. She has quite an English Rose kind of look, and I can't wait to see her in more films.

Saturday, 30 November 2013

Isabella Blow: Somerset House Review

I went to Somerset House the other day to see the Isabella Blow: Fashion Galore exhibition and it was amazing. I knew nothing about her before I went, but instantly found her really interesting and loved her strange sense of fashion. Many of the hats she made were inspired by birds and used feathers and weird pointed shapes to look like beaks. My favourite outfit in the whole thing was a bright pink chiffon burkha worn by Blow, designed by Jun Takahashi and patterned with dark green teddy bears with nails through their heads. (Morbid I know). 
 The Alexander McQueen collection inspired by her: La Dame Bleue was beautiful and so poignant, including the catwalk video of it. Isabella Blow also sourced some very successful models such as Stella Tennant and I'm so happy I went to the exhibition because I never even knew who she was before and yet she was extremely influential to the fashion world.


(skip to the end of the video for the final walk round, where all the most exaggerated outfits are featured and the heavy beating of the neon wings is beautiful)

My drawing interpretation for design work
outfit 4 2dai xo thanks

Monday, 25 November 2013

no more summer

Selfie game strong, here are my disposables finally after Boots decided to hand them over 2 months late. (I'm happy that summer is over because my clothing layering is A* grade)

Me, Nell, James and Alex

Nell and James
Nell's birthday

Saturday, 23 November 2013

blue eyebrows evri dai

hello friends, today I went radical and coloured my eyebrows blue because I had too many essays and a pile of art coursework which needed ignoring. The results weren't as radical as I was expecting due to the fact that I have dark hair but I have now realised that as soon as I get out of my super strict school that won't let me dye my hair, I am going all out on my eyebrows. Maybe I'll bleach them and go powder-pink; Ceaser-Flickerman style..
join my in the eyebrow revolution, it's weird and cool and new (to me) and you'll get really weird looks if you decide to go out in public with them. (some stranger called me 'smurf-brows' on the bus today.. I didn't find it very witty tbh)