Saturday, 31 July 2010
Friday, 30 July 2010
- The Glamourous Grad Student tells us what's in her bag. Like her, I LOVE these posts, I love having a nosy peek into other people's lives. I intend to do one for myself, once I actually start leaving the house with some regularity. (I sound like a recovering agrophobe, or similar)
- Amy from Confessions of a Fashion Editor gives Nati Hell from Fashion Bloggers, Why an interview to enlighten us on the choice of content on her blog. An interesting read to say the least...
- Emily AKA Shopgirl from Sugar and Spice is going to Paris in October. I'm going over the August Bank Holiday and am just as excited as her!
- Leia from Leia's Delights has shown us the recipe for the most delicious looking chocolate cake ever. My weight nemesis Number 2: Chocolate stuffs.
- Fierce Frostings gives us some swish ideas for getting a perfect morning routine. Something I intend to implement when I'm back at uni!
- Candice from Super Kawaii Mama gives us advice on getting your groove back after a hard time. Personally, I've been struggling with being stuck at home a lot, both on a personal and health level, I'm really missing exercise, (and I NEVER thought I'd have said that 5 years ago!) as well as just pottering out and about.
- This is Megan from Charade Style's Paris on a Budget Part 2. Because I'm going soon, I read this article with great interest and excitement! It covers places to eat, stuff to do and what to take. She also did a Part 1, which is about finding a place to stay, but because I've already found a place to stay, I'm concentrating on this one
Wednesday, 28 July 2010
This look for me is all updated Hepburn. Ok, so she could've done with less pearly necklaces, but...well I just love it.
I love this outfit the most. It's when she's in paris, and everything about it is fabulous. The length of her coat matches her dress - something I think look amazing, but something I never manage to do. And I've always had something of a love affair with polka dots, but never really worn them an awful lot...
And finally her ubiquitous, albeit fictional closet. I dream of a closet like this, but then again, don't we all!! She did keep clothes in her oven, and always ate out...how she managed to afford it will always be beyond me.
Monday, 26 July 2010
Of course I Autumn-ed it up with dark ish lipstick, but it's a good length & will look fab in the colder weather with all sorts of Autumn-y coloured accessories & tights. Mmmm.
Friday, 23 July 2010
- Fashion blogger bashing: Grechen blogs asks why are fashion bloggers such easy targets?
- Who I write like? This has been doing the rounds on a lot of blogs. I write like Cory Doctorow apprently...I have no idea who that is, but I intend to google it!
- Leia from Leia's Delights wears a Salwar Kameez and explains a bit about its use and different ways to wear it. Really interesting and a fascinating glimpse into a different culture!
- Megan from Charade Style gives us tips on how to do Amsterdam on a budget, as well as sometips on different places to go. Part 1 & Part 2 here.
- Sal from Already Pretty talks about uniforms and how they restrict or give freedom to our choice of clothes each day.
- Luinae from More Magic Always explains why she's saying No to Kindle. Do you agree with her?
- Part 1000000000 in my French Obsession: Beauty secrets from swish Parisiennes.
- Which Mad Man are you? I got Jane Siegel, but really wanted Joan. Jane will do for the meantime though ;)
- 10 style tips from Clueless (released 15 years ago this week) that will never go out of fashion...sort of.
Wednesday, 21 July 2010
As well as being a huge musical inspiration to me, her style was something to be envied too! Typically of ladies of the 50s and 60s, she always looked immaculate and beautiful. Her clothes were classic, and her makeup was always fabulous. I also like her because she was quite tall for her day, 5'8 and a half - my height exactly! (Sounds silly, but I've always had a bit of a complex about being taller than average!) As a musician, singer and woman, she is a huge inspiration for me, and maybe with a bit of research, she could be one of yours too.
Here's one of my favourite arias, sung by my favourite opera diva, in 1964 at the Royal Opera House, London. If you can, watch. Do you get goosebumps like I do when you watch this? Her acting is so...pure, I guess is the word I would use.
Tuesday, 20 July 2010
Friday, 16 July 2010
- Une Femme d'un certain age talks about the rising interest in mid-century fashions that are taking us by storm.
- Shopgirl tells us about the essentials in her wardrobe, and I've found many similarities between us, in fact. What would be in your essential wardrobe?
- The Glamourous Grad Student explains what a fashion inspiration Daphne from Scooby Doo was for her, do you have any interesting style icons to share?
- Gem Fatale shows a cute DIY to make an old watch a bit more stylish. Something I might try over the summer!
- As a fellow dancer (albeit of a different kind) I found Luinae's Dance Survival Kit post quite interesting!
- Bored with what you have in your wardrobe? Pink Nyaa gives us some tips on how to organise a great clothes swap.
- Sal from Already Pretty gives tips on how to make thrifted clothes look spendy. Do you like her tips?
Thursday, 15 July 2010
What I would like to achieve from/with my blog...
So far, it feels as though I've not entirely been expressing myself properly in my blog, which I guess is why I'm not writing very much or with an awful lot of regularity. I mean, my life isn't very interesting anyway, and we all have days where we don't do much or feel as though we have much to say, so how does one overcome this?
Currently, my posts focus mostly on outfits from the day and then the odd little thing about my life and fashion inspiration. Now, I don't know much about runway fashion, I like reading about the odd bit of high fashion here or there, but I don't really like blogs that are purely editorials or about runway fashion, they just don't suit my personal interests.
So, having written this post, I've decided that I would like to live up to the name of my blog a bit more and include more about lifestyle, my fashion inspirations, things that I've learnt etc. not just in fashion, but in music and life in general.
I don't know if any of you would find this interesting, but I initially started this blog after being inspired by Belle de Jour. I read a few of her books and looked her blog up and over the course of a few weeks read the ENTIRE thing, all the way through the archives. I adore the way she writes and wanted to emanate her style: mysterious woman, enigmatic, intelligent. However, if you look back to my first couple of posts, it reads more like a teenager's angst-ridden diary!! Totally not where I wanted it to go. So I stopped for a while, but continued reading blogs that I admired and slowly began to understand what I liked to read, and tried to create something individual of my own. But perhaps I haven't really done that until I really thought about it now...so, hopefully now the content of my blog will become more interesting for you all, and myself. I guess having a few weeks to think about things will be beneficial!
I'll try and get together some ideas and some regular post ideas together while I can't walk, in order to come back with outfit posts as an addition to my blog, not just the substance, cause I don't really think it's that interesting!!
I suppose I haven't really said what I'd like to achieve, but I know more where I'm going now, which is definitely a start. Really, I'd like to be an inspiration to my readers the way so many are to me.
If any of my readers have any advice or ideas, then I'd love to hear from you all, with any of your own experiences, etc. I don't know why I'm finding it hard, but perhaps among such a sea of bloggers it can be hard to find your own identity?
Currently: Watching Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of The Ring (Extended DVD Edition...geek!) It's a good way to pass the time when you can't walk :)