Saturday, 12 May 2012

"Summertime Sadness..."

Hello! I have barely posted any pictures of myself and have been a bit lazy since starting this blog, so here is my first proper attempt at an outfit post. This is just what I was wearing today, nothing special. I suppose the look I was going for was a Woodstock, Jimi-Hendrix-groupie style. Also, I'm slightly addicted to tie-dye at the moment, so I bought this tee last week, whilst out vintage shopping with my friends. My friend Sarah told me about a vintage shop where 'everything is £3 and smells like death', which I am yet to visit!

So, I went out for a bike ride on my new bike (it's a fixie, so it was pretty hard to ride) and stopped off in the park, where I made this daisy chain. The first one since I was about 4!
And in celebration of summer finally arriving, I took the rest of my photos outside...

(This photo was taken in true 60s-kaleidoscope style!)

Tee - Oh Hell! Afflecks Palace.
Jeans - Topshop
Earrings - Urban Outfitters
Daisy Chain - my own handiwork! 

I am so obsessed with 60s clothing at the moment, so hopefully the daisy chains, tie-dye and washed out jeans have the desired effect! I am beginning to feel very summery too; so here's some fitting 60s music to celebrate the first sunny day...

Here Comes the Sun - George Harrison
(at the Concert for Bangladesh)

Gypsy Eyes - Jimi Hendrix

Younger Generation - John Sebastian

Alright - Supergrass

Lots of love and hugs,


x x x

Tuesday, 6 March 2012

What I'm listening to...

Lana Del Rey - Off to the Races

Blur - Villa Rosie

Django Django - Default

Arctic Monkeys - Fake Tales of San Fransisco

Florence and the Machine - No Light, No Light

David Bowie - The London Boys

Monday, 5 March 2012

The Pansy Project

So, I was on the Tatty Devine website yesterday and these brooches caught my eye. I noticed them because they appeared so pretty and I have a love for anything hand-painted, but upon closer inspection, I noticed varying phrases of homophobic abuse carved into the bottom of the wood. Initially I was confused...there must be a story behind this odd juxtaposition of flowers and swearing? So I googled the artist who designs them - Paul Harfleet.

Paul Harfleet is an artist, based in Manchester, who basically "plants pansies where homophobic abuse is experienced and then entitles the pansies based on the location and comment received". Examples of this include; "Queers" in Manchester and "Fucking Faggot" in London, hence the small messages at the bottom of the brooches.

"Faggot" in Piccadilly Gardens, Manchester

"Fuck off and Die Faggots", Tottenham Court Road, London.

"Komm doch, Ich hau in die Fresse", Sophie-Charlotten Platz, Berlin

He does this all without any form of permission from the council, then takes a photo and posts it on his website. This simple act shows is a gesture of quiet resistance and is a record of all the homophobic abuse that goes unreported, right under people's noses. The Pansy Project is an important and poignant reminder of how ever-present homophobic bullying is on our streets, and how brilliantly clever Paul Harfleet is to use something so beautiful to remind us of the horrors of society. 

Thank you for reading.

Brooches can be bought from Tatty Devine here:

Paul Harfleet's website:

Sunday, 4 March 2012

Androgynous male model Andrej Pejic to front Jean Paul Gaultier's new men's fragrance...

Andrej Pejic
Jean Paul Gautier has signed Mr Pejic, 20, as the face of it's new men's frangrance, named Kokorico. No one know's yet whether he'll be appearing as a man or a woman...but does it even matter?  Or, on the other hand, will the men still buy it? Now, I don't want to stereotype the whole of the male gender, but they can be notoriously closed-minded when it comes to matters of like this. I've lost count of the number of times my male friends have taken the mick out of a prettier boy, with their number one insult being 'tranny' or 'gay'.


To be honest, I think behaviour like that is completely disgusting. The truth of the matter is, Andrej Pejic is a beautiful person, as a man and as a woman equally, and he should not be denied a career-boosting, once in a lifetime role because he doesn't conform to the typical gender ideas. 

We mustn't forget how ''androgynous style'' has become a major fashion statement recently, with many female celebrities sporting the manly, understated look - most famously, Alexa Chung and Annie Lennox. 

Annie Lennox

Alexa Chung
If society finds it acceptable for women to be out in the public eye, dressed in what would typically be seen as 'men's clothes'...why is it such a taboo to reverse these roles?

Andrej Pejic

I admire this man so much for his bravery and determination, and I wish him every success in his modelling career. I can only hope that the expectations of what males and females should possess are slowly becoming irrelevant in the fashion industry. I would like to see less men looking strong and muscly, with rugged arms, rough stubble and broad shoulders and less dainty, idealised, stick thin women with thigh gaps the size of a small country. 

I can safely say, that I would welcome androgynous models into the fashion industry with open arms. 
Andrej Pejic is exactly what we need.

Saturday, 3 March 2012

Day #1

Okay, so this is the first one of me. I bought this long black skirt last night from Mango, and I just wanted to wear it straight away; so I threw on an old Berlin tee over the top. I'm aware this looks really boring, but I will get better :)

Aubin & Wills Spring 2012 - Irina Lazareanu & Alex James

I love this shoot because it's just so...dare, I say it...hipster. So what if it's a tiny bit pretentious! Bookshelves full of penguin vintage classics will never go out of fashion and the clothes are all just so pretty. THIS is what I want my life to look like when I live in London, especially the bit around Westminster.

Bonjour, je m'appelle...

Hello! Well, erm, I guess this is my blog. I'm going to use it as a style blog/ inspiration guide, so there will be some pictures of me and just some general pictures of what I want my life to look like. My style could maybe be defined as granny-chic meets 90s grunge. Or Alexa Chung meets Blur etc...
My biggest fashion inspirations are (obviously) Alexa Chung, Karen Gillan, Zooey Deschanel, Cara & Poppy Delavigne and Georgia-May Jagger. For men, I suppose, Alex James and Noel Fielding.
I shall be posting soon, so sit back and enjoy my blog!