Wednesday, 25 September 2013

Aggravate the Ice Cream Man on Rainy Afternoons

 I'm trying to be summery and sunny but I've resorted to taking selfies in my bedroom while it rains...
For all of you lucky people who don't reside in the predictable United Kingdom, you will not be aware of the disgusting turn of weather we have been having this week. Last Sunday, exactly 7 days ago, I was wearing a skirt with no tights and I assure you, absolutely no shivering occurred, because the weather was lovely. Now, in such a short space of time, London has become a flood- it has been raining for about 3 days straight. 
(I am not pleased.)
But complaining is Britain's national sport, so if there was nothing to complain about: 1) All my small talk tips would go down the drain and 2) no one else would have anything to talk about either. So now with my rant behind me, I'll stop. 
(But seriously, British people don't actually have conversations, we just rant at eachother.)

But the rain is relevant to this post because it has drastically forced me to change my wardrobe, my daily routine and my music taste. 

1) Wardrobe 

Once again my heavenly mohair camel Topshop coat (see below) can be unearthed from the cupboard, to be worn at all times over any outfit, indoors and out. (Pyjamas included)
It is my favourite thing ever and I got it in winter last year. It might not keep the rain out but we have hoodies and umbrellas for that, which I will happily pile on as well.
WELLIES. My favourite things ever, I can now get my pink wellington boots out again and although, yes, they make me look like a total moron, I don't care, I love it.
Also, beanies and huge jumpers are so cosy (see Kate Winslet rocking the orange hoodie below) -I have infinite jumpers that I've been guiltily buying throughout summer which I can't wait to wear. 

2) Daily Routine 

Now admittedly, this title^ sounds like a GCSE language writing essay, but basically all I mean is that instead of walking round London in a cheerful, springy mood and sitting outside in the grass and going to the park, I have now declined into a repetitive routine of getting home from school, making two teas, pocketing a packet of biscuits and skulking upstairs to my dark, cave-like bedroom where I will retreat under a duvet and start a new tv series on Netflix, disregarding my homework. 
The happier side of Autumn means my favourite new tv seasons come out, the bugs all die, Halloween happens, and I can eat lots of toast and go camping with friends on the weekends. (Yes, we decide to go camping as soon as it gets cold.)

3)  Music

My music changes from Django Django, Girls, Beach House, Swim Deep, Grimes and The Beatles to Joy Division, Arctic Monkeys, Velvet Underground, The Smiths and all those types of bands, ya know.. Not exactly those precise bands but those kind of moods. 
At the moment, since Monday when AM, the new Arctic Monkeys album came out (I think it's their best album so far by the way so go have a listen) I have listened to nothing else. It hasn't got old for me, even though I've listened to it every day about twice round at least. My favourite songs are Knee Socks, No 1 Party Anthem and Arabella.


Monday, 16 September 2013

☺ ☾ ☽ ✧♡internet alien babe♡✧ ☾ ☽ ☺

I recently saw some of Arvirda Bystrom's photography in Vice magazine (here) and I found it really inspiring and beaautiful so I looked at her other photography and it made me want to just find a ton of other pictures similar to it and collect them all together like a mood board. I liked her self portraits the most (she has the coolest pink hair ever) and that's the kind of vibe I was looking for when I went google-image hunting: the sticker-crazed, bubblegum pink, internet queen, glittery, alien, techno sorta thing..
x internet cult leader glitter alien babe x
(Tumblr, Arvirda Bystrom x3, Mariko Mori, We Heart It x2, Bleach London, Tumblr x3, We Heart It x2, Lazy Oaf x Nasty Gal)

Wednesday, 11 September 2013

Sharing with The Lisbon Girls

In France during Summer, we stayed with a family who had rented an old house in a small French village surrounded by hills. These are some photos I took of my bedroom, with only a blue tint added. They remind me a lot of The Lisbon Girls' bedrooms in The Virgin Suicides, especially with all the small religious items and the lace and bare walls. It was quite creepy sleeping there on the first night because I had just finished reading the book (of The Virgin Suicides) and if you have seen or read it, you know it doesn't end very happily. But it was really pretty in the mornings when the light shone through the lace round the bed and the whole room was a really bright white, so here are my photos:


Monday, 9 September 2013

A/W13 inspiration

Inspiration for the Autumny/back to school vibe for drawings I might do soon- I'm back at school now which is awfulll because I get so much homework, (hope all you kids can relate)- so basically, what with GCSEs and all I might not be as sincere to my blog as I was in summer. Sorrehhh. </3
Pretty sure I wont be disappointing a lot of you seeing as not many people read this blawg but oh well..
I just discovered Freaks & Geeks- the 90s tv show about an American high school and the Weir family, but it's so unfair that there's only one series and now my unstable and rapid addiction to this show cannot be quenched because I finished the entire series last night. #TVjunkie #helpme

Hope y'all have a good start to school (if that's possible) (its not) and please keep an eye out in one of my next posts for when my summer disposables get developed..
bye kids, stay safe
(Virgin Suicides, Alexa Chung and Alex Turner, We Heart It x2, Submarine, We Heart It, Tumblr, Never Let Me Go, Submarine, Freaks and Geeks, The Smiths)

Sunday, 8 September 2013


Here it is. The end of summer. I'm back at school now but this is everything I did in my last week of holiday.. I went to Trafalgar Square with some friends one evening on the new modern/old buses where you can jump onto the back while it's moving, which is uber cool.. I also edited some photos from Italy that I took of water and clouds and cactuses, and took some outfit photos because I realised I haven't posted any for aaaages..
Then just before I started packing to go to France I remembered my school set me art homework so I has to do some pages in my sketchbook tres rapide, so I took photos of them too:

I'm still taking submissions for my zine so please contact me if you're interested?