Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Je ne t'aime plus, mon amour

Monday, November 24, 2008


Sunday, November 23, 2008

Photo Inspiration

goldfish - fort knox (from their "perceptions of pacha" album)

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Can you say Ooooooooooooh!
I am in sweet sweet love with this Azzedine Alaia dress embellished with gold pearls. Be still my heart!

blondie - when I think about you I touch myself

Friday, November 21, 2008

Mary Kate does high fashion for Tank magazine

Adieu Polaroid
I'm mighty downtrodden that I won't be able to "shake it like a Polaroid picture" any longer - Polaroid is ending their production of instant film as new digital technology has made it virtually obsolete, except for a few nostalgic photographers and of course, the film and fashion industries. Here's hoping they make a digital camera with a printer on the front (in array of fruity colours, thank you) or that the patent is released for another company to fill the gap in the market. Now the quest to find the last box of film for my beloved vintage instamatic (pic below)*sniff* ...What will hipsters capture their memories with now?

Jessica Stam

panic at the disco - northern downpour

My Holy Grails

I must say I'm quite a loyal consumer when it comes to my favourite products - even ms. Kate Moss could shake her tambourine for them (lol!). There are brands I stick to because they are more than just packaging and promises... they actually work! Here are some of my favourite favourites, although I'd like to include BeneFit and Dr Hauschka as honourable mentions.


Oh my when I think of the journey my hair has been on.. from blonde to brunette and back again, awful awful box hair dye, too much product, too much ghd (although this has also been my saviour), not enough TLC! When I started seeing my new hairstylist about a year ago, who is a miracle worker of note, we nursed my hair from black with unsightly green undertones (in other words, a bad hair day on crack) to soft, bouncy baby blonde! I couldn't EVER have done it had she not introduced me to Nioxin. My hair was so weak before that washing and brushing gave me split ends and alot of fallout, but after just a few weeks of using the Nioxin Scalp Therapy system my hair felt thicker and softer ... and now after a year of concientious use, it's just LUSH, even after highlights and using straighteners. My biggest pro is the heavenly chocolately-minty smell and tingly fresh feel .. and it's so easy to rinse out.


I've been blessed with clear skin so specialist products aren't really necessary .. but I won't put anything else on my face except the Derm, with Face Mapping (a zone-by-zone skin analysis) and a facial once very 4-6 weeks. Everything smells fantastic and never feels like chemicals on your skin, even their Daily Microfoliant, which doesn't contain granules liek a normal exfoliant, but enzymes that my facialist says "eat up your dead skin cells like Pacman" - hee hee!. I like that its developed by dermatologists who are more interested in good results than in frilly packaging and marketing hype - although I love their minimalist packaging, and the bottles generally last for ages as you only need a tiiiiiiiiny amount. You can play mix and match with alot of the range, I like to mix Special Cleansing Gel with Ultra Calming Cleanser and also mix different face masks together for a double boost to my skin. My HG has to be Precleanse, my secret weapon for really getting all the gunk out of my pores and removing eyemakeup. I'm very guilty of over-exfoliating and not drinking enough water sometimes so their Hydrating Mask is just what I need on hangover days.. and I could wax lyrical about their sheer but very protective sunscreens too. I just love Dermalogica, there is no replacement.


This is more of an unhealthy obsession than a preference .. *hyperventilates*. A good percentage of my student loan helped me take home more of these little treasures in the sleek black packaging than I could ever really need, but oh well! Try to walk into a MAC store and not be tempted by all those colours, all those textures, all those options, all that Limited Edition merchandise! It is truly a make-up lover's dream. My favourite product is their brushes, especially my 187 Stippling Brush ... your makeup is only as good as the tools you use. Their eyeshadows are fabulous cos you can literally buy every colour under the sun, they're very pigmented so the colour 'pops' and stays put till you remove it. Other favourites are bronzer, Strobe Cream, lipglass, Fix + spray and MoistureLush cream.

Essie & OPI

Not sure if I adore these in equal measure because I tend to buy more Essie products and get OPI manicures , but both are simply hands down the best nail polish you can buy in terms of formula, and I adore OPI's cheeky names for their varnishes like Aphrodite's Pink Nightie and Mrs O'Leary's BBQ.

Outfits inspired by music

Amy Winehouse
they tried to make me go to rehab I said no no no/one I wish I'd never played, oh what a mess we made/ so dust off your fuck me pumps/sniffed me out like I was Tanqueray/ did you get a good lawyer-er-er?

Bob Dylan
the answer my friend is blowin' in the wind/like a rolling stone

experience has made me rich and now they're after me/hey mr dj put a record on i wanna dance with my baby/ladies with an attitude, fellas that were in the mood

Lady Gaga
I love this record baby, but I can't see straight anymore/I'm styling between the sets, eyeliner and cigarettes

The Ting Tings
folks got high at a quarter to five/are you calling me darling?/you got to love the BPM/imagine all the girls ah-ah-ah-ah-ah/shut up and let me go,hey!

The Beatles

all you need is love/i want you so bad, it's driving me mad/take a sad song and it make it better/he got monkey finger, he shoot coca cola

Katy Perry

the taste of her cherry chapstick/someone call the doctor, got a case of love bipolar/no you don't even like...penis!

I'm feeling this

chromeo - fancy footwork

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Gossip Girls and Polywhores
Polyvore sets inspired by the popular TV series - kinda chavvy but fun preppy perfection!
Xoxo ...

the virgins - hey rich girl