Monthly Archives: May 2012

21.05.12 – 27.05.12

Weekly Inspiration, Editorial, Hair, Messy Bun, Illustration, Interiors, Inspiration, Fleet Ilya, Clutch bag,

I’m going to have another go at doing a weekly round up of my inspirations, I know I just sorta stopped doing the Tumblr one, so with this I’m not going to restrict myself, It’ll be 9 images every Monday of whatever I have found most inspiring over the past week, no particular theme, just a random mix.

I’m also going to try & include a playlist of my 10 favourite / most listened to tracks of the past week, music is such a huge part of my life & a massive influence, so it makes sense to include something like this & I think it’ll be fun to look back over them all at the end of the year! I shall just say now though, my tastes are quite varied, expect anything from Grunge to Hip Hop, Folk, Metal, Electro, cheesy 80’s Pop & anything in between, so there will probably be no theme to each list, and again it’ll just be a totally random mixture. Most likely the tracks selected are my current favourite from that particular album, as I prefer listening to full albums rather than a mix, I’ll try not to repeat songs for future lists, but as I have a lot of old favourites that are constantly on repeat you’ll probably get a different song from the same album now & then. I love discovering new artists to obsess over, so I’ll try & include some newer stuff on each one, as well as older stuff I listen to regularly, also, if you know of any new or obscure artists you think I may like, feel free to recommend!

You need Spotify to view the playlist, if you don’t have it, I highly suggest downloading it – it’s free, or you can choose premium. Honestly, I’ve barely used my Ipod since getting it about a year ago!

10 Favourite / Most Played Tracks This Week…

Click to open in Spotify : [ Playlist for 21/05/11 – 27/05/11]

Inc. The Breeders, Jeff Buckley, Nirvana, Dinosaur Pile-Up, The Jim Jones Revue, Modest Mouse, Wolfmother, Pulled Apart by Horses, Aerosmith, The Violent Femmes

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Asymmetric Dress

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After the previous post about the Nelly launch party and my poor last minute attempt at an outfit shot, I’ve had a lot of you asking for better photos of the dress I made for the event, so I recreated the outfit I wore on the night & headed off down to the park to get some shots. The wind decided to play too, so it was the perfect day for it… I honestly think there is nothing better than swooshing around in a floaty dress in the wind! Though, needless to say we got some rather funny looks from everyone else decked out in tracksuits & sneakers!

I made this dress a few days before the party, I had nothing else to wear & no spare cash to buy anything new. I had been having an awful skin day (yes, still!) so I knew I needed to wear something that I’d feel great in to make me forget about it for the night. I only had a few days to make it, so it needed to be something simple, I used an old pattern I knew fit perfectly & adapted into this, basically an amalgamation of my favourite things in dress form. It’s made from cotton lawn, which is generally a shirting fabric, but it is also one of my favourites to work with & I have used it for just about every type of garment over the years. The collar bone is one of my favourite parts of the body & I always like to give necklines a little notch mimicking the shape, it’s a subtle but a nice detail I think & you’ll probably notice this quite a bit on things I’ve made. I also love anything asymmetric, so cutting the hem this way was an obvious choice & helps it look a little more interesting.

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Nelly Launch Party

Wednesday night was the UK launch party for Nelly.com, already well established in Scandinavia & Europe, they are now launching in the UK with a brand list & own label collections to rival ASOS’s. Personally I have been longing for another store in the same vein as ASOS, but with a different selection of brands and I love that Nelly stocks lots of my favourite Scandinavian labels like Acne, Stylein & Dagmar, which can sometimes be hard to get a hold of here.

The night was hosted at the beautiful Aqua in London, with terraces overlooking Oxford Street & the some of the tastiest cocktails & canapes I’ve ever tried, it was the perfect venue for the event. We were treated to free cocktails, goodie bags, nail makeovers and not forgetting a free pair of Nelly shoes! I had my eye on the studded loafers and spiked wedges! I’ll leave the rest to the photos…

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I wish I’d thought to take a photo of this dress earlier in the day, it’s quite hard to see the cut in these dark windswept photos, but with the rush to get the train it totally slipped my mind. I made it a few days before, as I had nothing to wear & was too broke to buy something new! I paired it with my trusty Rick Owens wedges for comfort and my COS belt, which I just seem to be chucking over everything recently!

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Tattoo

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A few days ago I finally called to be put on the waiting list for my next tattoo, so these are just a few of my favourite’s & some of the inspirations for my own from my Pinterest. I guess, a little sneak peek into what to expect!

I’ve been wanting to get a new tattoo for years now, I settled on what I wanted about two years ago & have been thinking it over since, just to be sure. It’s going to be in quite a visible place (my forearm) & fairly large, so I knew I needed to give myself a while to make sure I’d still love it in decades to come, and that the meaning would still be relevant to me, unlike my first.

The first was small, but absolutely meaningless, a pretty picture, chosen off of a board in a cheap tattooists one summer holiday at 15, I guess purely to show off to my friends when I went back to school. It’s faded now & it’s bled out a lot, it was not quality work at all, though I guess what do you expect from someone willing to tattoo a 15 year old? I don’t regret it, but I do wish I’d had something custom done, something much better quality by a proper artist, or at the very least spent a little bit more time deciding.

The only doubts I’m having about the next is that it will probably encourage me to get even more, I mean, once half your arms covered why not go the whole way? I’m already dreaming of a white ink one for the next, next one…

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