Wednesday, 30 May 2012

The Big Smoke (part one)

Blouse: Throw Away Treasures. Shorts: Topshop. Cardigan: Topshop. Coat: Dorothy Perkins. Boots: vintage. Bag: vintage Russell & Bromley. Belt: vintage. Necklaces: vintage, Miss Selfridge and family heirlooms.

I recently went to London for a few days with the family. My mum got to see Les Mis and I got to see the new David Shrigley exhibition at the Hayward - and an unexpected Jeremy Deller retrospective that I didn't even realise was on. So everyone won! And actually, I'd be lying if I said I didn't enjoy Les Mis too. Generally speaking, I'm not a fan of musicals with no dialogue - you know, with people just singing at you for hours on end. I've seen Cats three times and each time has been more painful than the last. However, Les Mis I liked. And I may or may not have teared up during 'Bring Him Home'. That's between me and the usher.


Tuesday, 29 May 2012



(Bonus points if you sang that title in the voice of David Bowie)

So, I know I went awol there for a little while. The last term of uni got pretty intense and I decided the easiest way to not go completely insane would be to give up all periphery interests: my social life, regular sleeping patterns and, unfortunately, this blog. But I'm finished for summer now so I'm all set to get back to regular outfit posts. But it's been a while since my last post and there are some changes afoot that I think I should update you all on:
  • I got a summer job at my favourite vintage shop in Liverpool so that's pretty amazing. I very rarely finish a shift without having bought something so we'll see how the whole 'saving-for-next-year' thing works out.
  • I got a new camera! I now have a Fuji X10 - it's lovely leather case is in the photograph above, sans camera obviously. I was using that to take the photo, you see.
  • I changed my perfume. This may not seem like a big deal but I'm very particular about perfumes and I normally stick with one scent for years at a time. But on a recent trip to London, I tried Ofresia by Diptique in Liberty and completely fell in love with it.
And... I think that's about it. Told you I'd given up my social life.