Monthly Archives: July 2012

Florida Packing!

Packing, Holiday, Suitcase, Shopping, H&M, Denim, High Waist, Shorts, Black, Topshop, Gold, Bikini, AJ Morgan, Cat Eye Sunglasses, ASOS, Bag, Small, Leather, Zara, Flip Flops, Sandals, Flat, Knotted

Sorry for the lack of posts over the past few days, I have been so busy trying to get various projects finished before I leave for holiday, I just haven’t had the time! We are off to Florida tomorrow for 2 weeks to do Disneyland & all the big parks. I am unbelievably excited, I can’t wait to do all the massive rides, see the animals, watch the shows & generally get to be a huge kid again! We are also booked in to do Discovery Cove & Aquatica, I think these are the ones I’m most excited for, huge reefs to snorkel in, tropical aviary’s, lazy rivers & swimming with a dolphin!

Of course I will be taking lots of pictures to share once I get back, but I doubt I will be updating the blog until I’m home. I haven’t set any scheduled posts, I’m not a huge fan of them & they feel a little fake to me, but if I do have any days off, I may post a few snapshots of what I’ve been doing! Proper posting will resume once I’m home on the 12th August, but until then I’ll mostly be using my Twitter & Instagram, so follow me there if you want to see what I’m upto!

Less than a day until we leave & I still haven’t actually packed anything! I did manage to get in a little last minute shopping though…

My number 1 priority was to get some comfortable flat shoes, as we are going to be walking around almost all day for the whole 2 weeks, I couldn’t bare the though of having uncomfortable shoes. I have really wide feet, so sandals usually cause me no end of grief with their straps cutting into my feet leaving them bloodied & blistered, so I was extremely glad to come across both of these pairs that were such a perfect fit!

I usually go a little crazy buying bikinis & sunglasses before a holiday, but this year I decided to get just the essentials & buy some more once I’m over there. I have a drawer stuffed full of tanks, tees, camis & shorts, so I made a point of not buying any of those things either, I couldn’t resist this pair from H&M though, perfect faded black wash, properly high waisted, great fit & £20, there’s no way I could say no to that!

Hope you all have a lovely few weeks, especially if you’re going somewhere nice & I’ll see you when I get back!

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15.07.12 – 22.07.12

FAIIINT, Inspiration, Purple, Pink, Blue, Grey, Black, Lilac, Pastel, Spikes, Studs, Bird, Wing, Ombre, Dip Dye, Braid, Plait, Pamela Love, Water, Crystal, Raw

#1 : Unknown / Love this whole image – The pose, the model, the lighting, the minimal styling… so perfect & I kind of want a bird wing head piece now…
#2 : Josie Morway / Beautiful paintings, I especially love her birds & this magpie piece in particular, I’ve always loved magpies!
#3 : Alexey Titarenko’s “City Of Shadows” / Haunting images of Saint Petersburg during the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1990’s.
#4 : Eeee, I can’t wait to get to go swimming when we get to Florida next weekend!
#5 : So striking, I’ve always loved raw crystals… Such pretty colours!
#6 : via. They All Hate Us / DIY inspiration!
#7 : via. The Trend Spotter / Still totally in love with pastel & ombre hair, I only wish I had the balls to try it, I daren’t incase I ruin my hair though… I love how the lips & eyes are matching here too.
#8 : Spikes & two toned plait, striking! Great makeup too.
#9 : Pamela Love / Another of those perfect images, styling, makeup & hair are so spot on. Beautiful jewellery too of course!

10 Favourite / Most Played Tracks This Week…

Click to open in Spotify : [ Playlist for 15.07.12 – 22.07.12 ]

#1 : The Airborne Toxic Event / Sometime Around Midnight
#2 : Architecture In Helsinki / Contact High
#3 : The Naked & The Famous / Young Blood
#4 : I Blame Coco / Selfmachine
#5 : Manic Street Preachers / If You Tolerate This Your Children Will Be Next
#6 : Foster The People / Pumped Up Kicks
#7 : Friendly Fires / Blue Cassette
#8 : The Wombats / Lets Dance To Joy Division
#9 : We Are Scientists / The Great Escape
#10 : The Vaccines / If You Wanna

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Happy Birthday Nico!

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Yesterday was Nico’s very 1st birthday! I thought that seeing as that he is such an important part of my life, he deserved his own little birthday post! I made him some cheesy biscuits & banana + honey muffins with peanut butter frosting (his favourite!) for his presents, so today he is sleepily lying around, fat & happy!

I actually can’t believe we’ve had him for almost a year now, it seems nowhere near that long & I couldn’t imagine my life without him in it now. I’ve wanted a husky since I was little & although he can be a bloody nuisance sometimes, he has definitely lived upto my expectations! He makes me laugh every single day with his silly husky ways, he will greet you as if he’s not seen you for years even if you’ve only been gone 5 minutes & he knows exactly how to cheer me up if I’m stressed or having a bad day with plenty of cuddles & kisses. He is one of my best friends, extremely spoilt and I probably talk to him way more than I should (it’s half his fault for talking back!) but I wouldn’t have it any other way!

I thought it’d be nice to make a little montage of the pictures we’ve taken of him over the past year to celebrate, so here you are, in order, Nico from a few weeks old & the day we picked him up at 8 weeks old right upto now…

Nico, Siberian Husky, Husky, Puppy, 1st Birthday, Dog, Black & White, Montage, Growing Up, FAIIINT

And lastly, my favourite photo of Nico so far, he just looks so at home in the snow!

Nico, FAIIINT, Siberian Husky, Husky, Puppy, Dog, Wolf, Snow, Snowing, Dark, Night, Black & White

PS: Sorry for the huge amount of photos, it was too hard to narrow them down any further! If you’ve still not had your fill of Nico after all of those, you can find even more photos of him on my Instagram (Username: faiiint) & on the boyfriends Flickr!

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BJØRG ‘Not All Those Who Wander Are Lost’ 2012

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“Combining fragile and organic structures with an aesthetic influenced by futurism and geometry, the collection sets to blend ancient tales with modern mythologies of sci-fi and their futuristic imagery; invoking concepts like timetravel, parallel universes and space distortion. Through a pale, at times translucent colour palette, natural materials like feathers and horsehair are juxtaposed with iridescent colours, industrial structures and mutated shapes. All pieces are handmade.”

I love it when I come across a piece of work where the creators vision has been totally uncompromised & executed so meticulously. This 2012 lookbook from BJØRG I came across a little while ago is a perfect example of this, everything is just right, totally faultless & so in keeping with the aesthetic of the whole collection it’s showcasing.

The photography is breathtaking, I love the grungy, post apocalyptic impression it gives & the hazy dawn glow of the sun makes it feel almost otherworldly too. The outcome is a selection of images that I think tell such an absorbing story about the collection, it really kind of sucks you into that world. I can totally imagine that these girls are stranded on some distant alien planet & have cobbled together the glittering bones & plumes of the animals they have scavenged into these tribal adornments, ready to take on whatever this brave new world can throw at them…

I don’t think it will be much of a surprise to say that I’m totally infatuated with the jewellery too, I love the black horsehair choker, the rusty nail necklace & of course the spine cuffs. It’s as though they were made for me, everything I love my jewellery to be all rolled into one collection.

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Secret Garden

Glamorous, Dress, Shirt, Cut Outs, Black, Rose Gold, Ligia Dias, Curb Chain, Choker, Falke, Tights, Zig Zag, Patterned, Graphic Line, Topshop, Boots, Lace Up, OOTD, WIWT, FAIIINT, OutfitGlamorous, Dress, Shirt, Cut Outs, Black, Rose Gold, Ligia Dias, Curb Chain, Choker, Falke, Tights, Zig Zag, Patterned, Graphic Line, Topshop, Boots, Lace Up, OOTD, WIWT, FAIIINT, OutfitGlamorous, Dress, Shirt, Cut Outs, Black, Rose Gold, Ligia Dias, Curb Chain, Choker, Falke, Tights, Zig Zag, Patterned, Graphic Line, Topshop, Boots, Lace Up, OOTD, WIWT, FAIIINT, OutfitGlamorous, Dress, Shirt, Cut Outs, Black, Rose Gold, Ligia Dias, Curb Chain, Choker, Falke, Tights, Zig Zag, Patterned, Graphic Line, Topshop, Boots, Lace Up, OOTD, WIWT, FAIIINT, Outfit

We finally had a little sunshine over the past few days & after the miserable last few weeks we decided we ought to make the most of it & went down to the local park. At the very top of the park is a huge old house, which was a school for sometime & now is just abandoned, crumbling & apparently haunted! It has the most lovely overgrown walled garden though, complete with secret passageways & doors, it’s like something straight out of a fairytale.

I thought it would make the perfect spot to show off this shirt dress sent to me by Glamorous! I have a bit of a thing for black shirt dresses & I love the cut out detailing & semi sheer fabric of this one, the gathered bottom gives it a nice girly edge too, which makes it stand out from my other more masculine versions, I couldn’t resist it. I think they have become my thing, much like my black tailored jackets & black boots, that to anyone else they all look exactly the same & I find myself having to justify how they’re actually all unique & different! Though, I will admit, the ‘differences’ between some of my boots are so tiny, I’m not even sure how I managed to convince myself they were different enough to my other pairs to be worth buying! I think we all have at least one fashion vice like this though, I’m not alone right?!

PS: Glamorous currently have free delivery on all orders over £45 & 20% discount with the code GLAMOROUS20! You can also find them on Facebook & Twitter.

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