Sunday, 31 October 2010
Friday, 29 October 2010
I am taking a day off from the library today. After staying up until four watching 'Rosemary's Baby', I am no fit state to even attempt essay writing. Instead, I am sitting on my bed with velcro rollers on my hair, eating Rice Krispies and catching up on internet culture. I am planning on adding loads of items to my Etsy shop this evening as the rail is buckling under the weight of all the divine Peter Pan collared blouses and pastel dresses. Although they're not exactly Autumnal colours, it's Spring in the Southern Hemisphere, right?
All photographs by me.
Wednesday, 27 October 2010
Love this seventies' style A-line denim skirt from Topshop but less keen on the £35 price tag? Then how about this dead ringer from my Etsy store? Not only less than half price at a joyful £14.30, it's the real vintage article. You won't see every other girl on campus/the highstreet flouncing about in this one. Plus it has pockets and the buttons are prettier...
I'm currently waging a war in the library against my two epic coursework essays and an irritating non-assessed presentation on Early Modern menswear. As you can see, I am passionately applying myself to online pursuits as a means of avoiding the tasks in hand...
Oh, and if you get a chance, check out my pal Clare's blog. She's sitting opposite me right now: a comrade in essay hell.
Sunday, 24 October 2010
Monday, 18 October 2010
These pictures were taken at my parental home in Norfolk. It is the only home I have ever known them to have as they bought it before I was born and haven't moved since. They also haven't decorated since an initial enthusiatic burst in the early 1980s, although my Dad occasionally gets out some polyfiller or tidies some exposed wiring, and so the house is a glorious jumble of bizarre textures, tatty Victorian wallpaper and sanded woodwork. As I grow older I appreciate my parents' incredible taste in ceramics, pottery, house plants, photography, antiques, collectibles, art, interior 'design' and, most importantly, reverance of all period features and fixtures, to a greater and more insightful extent.
The house and garden are a dream to photograph as it is blessed with the most incredible brilliant natural light and this is a feature I relentlessly exploit.
These pictures were all taken with a Pentax MZ-M and there are many, many more to follow in this series.
Wednesday, 13 October 2010
- Grey cardigan: Uniqlo
- Vintage 1960s blouse: Mr Ryan's World Famous Second Hand Shop
- Black denim shorts: American Apparel
- Cream woolly tights: Primark
- Black leather loafers: Charity Shop in Cambridge
Some new acquisitions from my weekend in London, being there always makes me feel frivolous with my money and so I bought myself this great chunky cardigan from the men's section of Uniqlo and the shorts from AA. They're a really great fit, not too clingy and sexual as I initially feared before plucking up the courage to try them on. Sorry for the dreadful lighting in the pictures, they were taken spontaneously at the beginning of the long and emotionally wraught journey back to the train station. Sob.Also, I don't know if you can tell but I dyed my formerly virginal hair an even darker shade of brown. Actually, it was Jian Wei who donned the plastic gloves, at the expense of his new cream chinos, and he did a fantastic job of it. I've just got to get used to being a little more pale and witchy now.
Tuesday, 12 October 2010
Sunday, 10 October 2010
- Vintage Stephen's Brothers silk blouse from Oxfam.
- Beige cardigan from Topshop
- Blue chambray skirt from American Apparel
- Brown tights hand-me-down from my Mother
- Brown leather evacuee shoes from Marks and Spencers
- Carrier bag: essential to my chic.
- Cream pique polo shirt from American Apparel
- Jeans by Cheap Monday
- Two-tone boaters from Asos
- Summer Peach Dov's Hoodie from American Apparel