Sunday, 26 December 2010


From hense forth, these are the only rules that I shall live my life by.

Friday, 17 December 2010


SNOG, Soho, London

Wednesday afternoon saw me take a trip to London. From Fitzroy Street, I met up with my sister and we decided to kill time and go on a walk and see where we ended up. With her being the cultural being that she is, we did not get lost, but rather, came into the very lively and amicable Soho, where I was introduced to my new guilt-free pleasure; SNOG - a frozen yoghurt store/cafe, selling fat and sugar free deliciousness. 
Though I was too timid to copy my sister's 'Hot Apple Crumble and Cinnamon' delight, I was kindly offered a 'free sample' from the man behind the counter (clearly the look of awe and bewilderedness on my face was not quite as hidden as I would have hoped). Presented with a miniature pot of what looked like ice-cream, I was then faced with the task of how to eat it, and knew in my mind that I had only two options, seeing as any hope of a spoon had gone out the window. 
So I dipped my finger in; much to my sisters, and clearly the assistants, horror. Three finger-scoops and a tongue full later, the frozen desert was gone, and my taste buds, very happy.

Although I'm very much looking forward to my next adventure at SNOG, I must admit that I am rather saddened that I no longer count as a 'Never been? Have a free sample!' customer.

Sunday, 5 December 2010


Motivation, Dedication, Creativity, Inspiration, Originality, Confidence, Positivity, Willingness

For best results; manage time well.
Keep out of reach of children.
Best Before: 06/13

Thursday, 2 December 2010


"If you don't have a point to look forward to, then you'll never be disappointed."

Wednesday, 1 December 2010

Attention to Detail

'I Heart Tea' brooch by Emma Ferguson - £18

They say that a little bit goes a long way, and Hannah Zakari offers exactly that.
Founded by Rachel Lamb in 2004, the online store offers a boutique experience, with stock from multiple designers as well as her own indivudal line.

Whilst the homeware section reflects similarities to the kitsch style of Urban Outfitters, the quirky accessories are definitely a unique find; and with the 'oh so reasonable' price tags, are the perfect choice for any purse size!

Monday, 29 November 2010


Juergen Teller photograph for a Marc Jacobs ad

Oblivious to most things in life, (such as the fact that Knarles Barkely and Ceelo Green were the same person) it is not surprising that until six weeks ago, I was unaware of the influential Juergen Teller. I was fortunate enough to have the (angora, of course) wool removed from my eyes when researching into the Vivienne Westwood 'Leonard Peltier is Innocent' campaign, featured in her accessories advertisement for 2010/2011, as seen in Dazed and Confused. The controversial yet visually pleasing images appear to be not just one of a kind. With a provocative attitude and a raw sense of edge, it is hardly surprising that Teller has managed to shoot wonders with designers including Miu Miu, Hugo Boss, Alberto Biani; and the typically taboo campaign with Louis Vuitton from 2004.
It is clear to say that his portfolio or his outlandish courage to continue to shock and excite is not something to be oblivious to.

Tuesday, 23 November 2010

Do you feel alive?

For some bizarre reason, and perhaps seemingly a little out of character, I have a love for skull's. Despite the fact that this style hit the mainstream well over a year ago now, it still continues to interest and fascinate me. Team this with my obsession with rings, and together my hands look like an advertisement for a graveyard.

To my delight, key names were also able to feed my passion.

Alexander McQueen


Vivienne Westwood

Christian Audigier

Alexander McQueen

Is it possibly a little disturbing that such a conventionally horrific image, complete with numerously negative connotations, is such a popular seller amongst are retailers? Or is it just the fact that in the 21st Century, we are so overwhelmed and seemingly empowered by death, that it would be silly not to embrace it?

London's Lips

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Original: Carolyn Saxby
EditedLoïs Mills