Friday, 4 December 2009


i'm currently resisting the urge to do something like this to my hair. my friend sophie has a sidecut a bit like mine and when her hair was blonde she dyed the shaved part slush puppy blue. it was ace. by resisting it's important to note that i mean i don't really plan on resisting at all, just tweaking the idea a little.

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Wednesday, 2 December 2009


things i am looking forward to (a lot):

1. the convict comes home in nine days:] this makes me ridiculously happy. i'm on my dad's laptop cos i'm t home and i was looking through all my old photos and suddenly realised that this is the first photo i ever took of him (right hand side, in odd "staring at crotch/floor" pose), not the one i had previously thought. it's at a party about a year and a half ago and i remember we called him the convict cos of his shaved head. do you ever see things like this and find it hard to believe that the person in the photo and the person you know now are actually one and the same??

2. PAVEMENT!! or, hopefully pavement, in may!! they're playing a gig in dublin in may and my bfff is going to try to get us tickets as my birthday present. imagine how close to complete my life would be if i got to see pavement live??...and buy a tee shirt??

yeh, that's right; i used a photograph of a piece of pavement with reference to the band. cos i had it on my laptop...and i imagine the experience of seeing pavement play live would be as exciting as this photograph is to look at (for me anyway). so sue me. :]

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Sunday, 29 November 2009

speaking of birthdays...

mine is not too far away now. and i still have no idea what to do etc.

though this cake would be awesome, thanks. :]

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trapped in a basement...

this is what ensues if you go to the christmas market for a catch-up over strawberry beer and (too strong) cider, onward to tesco to purchase lemon birthday cake and other assorted birthday favors and then to the empty basement of magazine offices in order to surprise yr friend/the birthday boy at band practice. the last picture is of me in a discarded hallowe'en costume that we found in the basement from a "dead famous" party the magazine hosted in 2007. there is also a video of me smashing one of the cakes in his face, but i won't put it up as i don't think the interwebzz is ready for my horrible northern irish accent. :] especially at the moment as i have a throat infection and sound particularly croaky/husky/manly/sadly not sexy like other girls seem to sound in the same situation. swallowing is difficult. that will be all. :]

oh, also: it turns out this blog ALSO celebrated its birthday yesterday. how apt. so happy birthday blog...i am still not entirely sure of yr purpose. oh well. :]

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Monday, 23 November 2009

the mediator of the head and the hands must be the heart.

my weekend in southampton was fantastic...the only downside is coming home and having to get straight back to uni work etc etc all while remembering how sucky it is to miss yr boyfriend after spending four and a half days in his pocket. i didn't take any photos (shocking, i know!!) but we pretty much just cooked and ate nice food, went out drinking and dancing and watched movies etc etc. oh and i took him on a google streetview tour of the city i lived in in spain last year because (for some unkwon reason) flights are far too expensive for us to get there in reality anytime soon.

the screenshots above are from a german silent film called metropolis that we watched last night. if you haven't seen it you should definitely invest some time to watch it. it is really inspiring. i now know what my hallowe'en costume will be next year. and the score is beautiful.


Wednesday, 18 November 2009

when we are far from eachother...

...we slip into something more comfortable.

bally's dress, topman shirt, topshop tights, river island boots.

this is from approximately forever ago such is my sham of a laptop. it is completely broken now and i had to steal a friend's power cable to post this. meaning that now, the night before i leave for a weekend southampton, i am trying to save everything that i can foresee myself needing in the immediate future off my laptop...instead of going to see my friends play a show. :[

the dress is stolen from my housemate and it's so comfy i practically lived in it this week but i don't think i'll bother buying one myself. this is the kind of thing i'm really fickle about. i loved it last week but don't think i'd wear it again, even though i think these flower print tops and dresses look nice on other girls...although they do seem to be on a LOT of other girls at the moment.

anyway...i better go pack and finish the seemingly endless list of other things i have to do before i can go to bed, excited for my visit to the boyfriend.

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PS: these photographs are testament to the fact that you should not get yr friends to take pictures of you when you've been drinking...and also frightening proof of just how short i really am...and how goofy my face looks at all times.

Saturday, 14 November 2009

"this is an emergency, you're not you anymore and i don't feel like me."

i was in dublin, briefly, this week. it was fantastic fun and i wish i never had to leave. i'd like to say "photos to come" but that would be a massive lie as i was far too drunk and far too distracted to even remember i had my camera, save for a ew pictures of a cat and me eating my weight in food.

today i got anooother injection. my last for a few months though, yay. i will not miss that dreaded sore arm feeling. though this one has been less painful than the others so here's hoping it stays that way.

i'm going to southampton next weekend but i want to be there NOW.

i'm thinking of (dash probably definitely going to be) dyeing my hair orange. like, bright orange. like, fifth element orange. like, this-

...probably even orange-y-er actually. it is an obsession. and one of those things i think i just need to get out of my system. and yes, everybody seems to think i am insane. i just want to have it already. i saw a little kid in town this week in skinny jeans, a knitted baby pink jumper with a snowflake on it, a black parka and bright orange hair (natural!! bitch!!...okay she was like six...but jealousy ahoy.) the same length as mine. i think she is my current muse/style icon.

upon rereading, this is a post full of impatience. you wouldn't think i had a zillion things to do for uni before my life as i plan it can actually begin.

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Saturday, 7 November 2009

how do you think yr gona get me home?? ain't got any cigarettes, cigarettes, cigarettes, cigarettes, no.

river island boots, firetrap heels.

good things come to those who wait. :] and i do feel like i waited a lifetime. but now i finally have a pair of booties to keep my toes warm and dry this winter. and a pair of killer heels to keep me dancing through the party season. i think this is the clearest material indication of the complete dichotomy of my very existence- comfortable, flat, durable boots vs ankle-threatening, hooker-esque, patent heels. hello life.

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Tuesday, 3 November 2009

Tuesday, 27 October 2009

he's a VAMPIRE!!

Cole from the Black Lips dressed up as a vampire for hallowe'en when he was younger. what are you going as??

I am such a hallowe'en geek. Except this year i am so badly prepared in the costume department.

Still beyond excited though!!:]

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Monday, 26 October 2009

decir que no a todo.

note to self: stop flailing and looking awkward in photos.

firetrap dress, top and scarf, river island leggings.

i have officially been sick in one way or another for about three weeks now. it is getting ridiculous. currently i have some kind of head cold thing that has impaired my hearing with hilarious consequence. you know when yr ears are popping and everything sounds like it's underwater??...that has been my life for the past 48 hours, no joke. i'm never sure if i am shouting at people or barely being audible. try that when working in a clothes shop and studying languages, it's fun.

turns out i didn't even need the second injection on thursday as i'd already had it. that definitely sucks, considering the fact that since then, my right arm has been swollen up to popeye proportions and absolute agony to have attached to the rest of my body. getting dressed and undressed(woe is me, no sexy undressing time??...oh wait, that never happens anyway:]) have become my worst enemy, hence the need for comfort at every turn...which is why this outfit is my new best friend (it's actually my work uniform). slouchy, soft and dark...i'm sold. also, i have wanted this circle scarf with tassels for so long now and it certainly does not disappoint in the warmth/comfort stakes.

i love this blog enough to pay it attention over my spanish assignments. (now can we have sexy undressing time??) oop.

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Friday, 23 October 2009

hectic ducks and ominous clouds

sometimes on a day off, there is absolutely nothing better than taking a roadtrip to yr hometown and enjoying stormy beach walks, long lunches and forest adventures with two of yr favourite city boys. :] i have never experienced two people be quite so enthused about waves and ducks reminds me to be so grateful to have grown up in such a naturally beautiful area.

today was such an awesome and necessary break...even if it did end with a doctor's trip for yet more injections. :[ i was only meant to get one but ended up with two sore arms cos the nurse realised i'd missed one and "might as well get it whilst about." yay??

my views on the BNP/question time debate:
that bonnie greer has got SASS!!
i would totally buck jack straw!!
if yr not sure what i'm talking about click here. sorry it's a pretty old link but getting one with just the facts is pretty difficult. to find any articles on this subject that are not outrageously biased one way or the other is tough...there's plenty more follow up links from there.

also...booked my flights to see the boyfriend this week: 19th-23rd november!! happybat:]

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Thursday, 22 October 2009

i don't care... absolutely mental lady gaga is. and i don't give a fuck that she is completely dead behind the eyes. the woman is an absolute machine.

...a machine with LILAC LIPS!! she makes me want to dye my hair blonde (oh wait...already tried that, worst 48 hours of my life...i remember now) and put lilac streaks in it. and wear lilac if my obsession with unnatural lip colours wasn't already verging on worrisome.

this is one of the few issues in life where my boyfriend doesn't concur. the only other i can think of is our very differing opinions on the influence of the glamrock movement on the origins of 80s metal and the true definition of "punk" as a concept and/or lifestyle.

he doesn't know what he's missing. :]

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Sunday, 18 October 2009


...yr still a heartbreaker and i'm just an idiot.

housemate's jumper, topshop vest, nanny's belt, h+m skirt, primark shoes.

yeh so i still have that aversion to looking at the camera and tend to awkwardly attempt to fix my hair mid shot. :]
i've been ill, but got convinced/coerced into going out tonight...which i can't really complain about cos i did have fun miscellaneous banter with people i hadn't seen in a while.
these pictures are just to illustrate two of the loves of my life right now.
first: this grey jumper that belongs to my male housemate (who's wardrobe is becoming my go-to zone for the cosiest and softest winter knits i've ever worn plus the most extensive scarf collection known to man). i have been wearing it for the past three days straight over all my outfits. it is just TOO comfortable and a hug. and really slouchy...i enjoy slouchy things, as i'm sure is obvious by now.
second: a black waisted cummerbund style belt my nanny gave me during the aforementioned clearout of her closet. she gave my little sister and i an absolute heap of amazing vintage belts and this is one of my favourites. i'll try to take some more detailed pictures of it tomorrow, along with some of the others.

my housemate's worklife is beginning to intertwine with the business transactions of my father!! how weird is that?? it does essentially mean i never have to pay for indian food again though, so no complaints here. :]

tonight i got called "boatwreck"...which was pleasant. but then some complete stranger girl told me she thought i looked like karen o (i think it's the new hair that does this...) and that she really like karen o and hoped i did too. which was a nice thing to hear, i think. :]

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Thursday, 15 October 2009


...babydoll i recognise yr a hideous thing inside.

black flag tee, thrifted shirt, nanny's bracelet.

only wednesday and already this morning i woke up feeling as if we have had a sufficiently mental week...a little dull and drama-less existence wouldn't go amiss for a while, you know?? so i've reverted to "boring" things in hope that life will be a little less hectic. luckily for me, i find boring things are kind of the best things. tidying my room, drawing wolf outlines for a teeshirt for michael, making mixtapes and drinking tea. lots of tea. i had forgotten just how much i adore tea. this week's favourite picks being chamomile and vanilla, echinea and raspberry and green tea(as always).

my nanny gave me the most beautiful bracelet on sunday. it is jade and gold; she bought it when she was traveling in hong kong a few years ago and it is so delicate and mesmerising. i'm in love with it.

i wear so much gold now. i think i want to get a gold nose ring to wear instead of the silver one i have.

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Saturday, 10 October 2009

eye spy with my little eye...

exciting things in the future...

these are some of the vintage glasses frames i got that i have been talking about selling since forever ago. i'm in love with pretty much every single set, but to keep all of them would be excessive even for me:] i have a heap of classwork to do tomorrow aaand i promised my nanny i'd help her clear out her closet (seeing as i have a rare saturday off)...but hopefully i can also get pictures taken of some of these bad boys for selling. as per usual, any bloggers who are interested in a certain set; just drop me a comment or email and i'll sell them direct. they come with a free vintage case too!! i have no pictures of those yet but trust me, they're awesome.

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Friday, 9 October 2009


i never really shop in topshop. i know, scandal...but generally i've always been of the opinion that the stuff is overdone, overpriced and sub-par in the quality stakes. so imagine my surprise as, yesterday, on my walk to work, i found myself unable to take my eyes off one particular item in the topshop window...this bra. umm...i NEED it in my life. all i want to wear for the rest of my life is this bra over a white vest top and skinny jeans. it is amazing.

payday can't come soon enough...only fifteen days!!:[

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*edit*...i just realised it comes in the green too!! completely torn. at least this way i have fifteen days to decide i guess.


these are currently waiting patiently for me in the stockroom at work...until the 24th of october when i get paid and will (hopefully) be able to afford them. they are perfect. a few months ago i made an inward pact with myself not to buy anymore black shoes, but i'm making an exception. they're full on hooker shoes. anyone who knows me remotely well knows that hooker shoes are my achilles heel. also, that's an eleven cm heel. you should SEE how tall i am in them. i may just never take them off once they are mine.

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