Friday, 29 July 2011
Thursday, 28 July 2011
Wednesday, 27 July 2011
This is another one of those slightly unnecessary but sweet ramble of a post. I was not in the greatest of moods today. I shall not go into why, its just one of those things. It concerns few people and they would know why. Lack of sleep and routine has a lot to answer for though; as does the monotony of home (as comforting as it can be.) I can’t really complain about a lack of winks too much though, it is my own fault my pattern is so amazingly messed up. You can tell it is messed up because it is 3am and I am writing this. I didnt sleep much last night, consequential to my mood, and when I did I had so many strange dreams. I seem to have a lot recently, it almost makes me fear sleeping.
So I woke up at a usual time this morning and had an urge to just read. I always get this when I finish a book and want to start another fresh. I finished a very depressing book the other day, The Virgin Suicides, one I have held onto for a while but found it so disconcerting I dipped unreliably in and out of it. Nevertheless it was still good, but perhaps slightly lacking my interest by the end because I have already seen the film, which is marvellous, which was directed by Sofia Coppola, clearly one of my favourites. I started The Perks Of Being A Wallflower, and actually ended up nearly finishing it. I allowed myself around 40 pages to go, because if I do actually finish it in one day there will be such a huge anti-climax to my New Book Day.
I purchased it a while ago after reading many positive reviews and researching the synopsis, and assessed it in my head as something I would probably enjoy. I have just re-read those last few sentences and realised I sound exactly like the main character! Powerful. But anyway I recently learned that it too is being made into a film. Does no novel stay as a book anymore?! It is crazy! I’m not sure how I feel about this because I always feel slightly annoyed when books become movies because I then feel my reading is not personal or an acclomplishment to me anymore; its too accessible for the lazy. Nevertheless though on the other hand, I am really enjoying it and am genuinely interested to see how it is versioned on the screen. As a film geek I immediately IMDB’d it before I started reading which was a stupid idea because I learnt that Emma Watson is going to play one of the main characters. Now, everytime I read about the character in the book I envision her face automatically. I do not particularly like Emma Watson, but I do like her character, Sam, so you see my annoyance. There is one part of the story though when they talk about poet e.e.cummings, who is one of my favourites. This made me happy but also made me laugh, because I think the author is subconsiously having a dig about how hilariously hipster he/his work is becoming. (I still love him.) The story also has numerous mentions of The Smiths though as well, who to be honest cannot be patronised too much, so hell what do I know?
I read half this book and then fell asleep again until 4pm. Disgraceful - but bloody amaaazing. So naturally now I cannot sleep. Well I couldn’t, so I carried on reading for another 2 hours. It is amazing though what naps and literature can do for a mood. At least temporarily. I still want a bike. I spent another two hours of my day scouring ebay and related sites for the perfect bicycle. Who says I don’t live a little?! Baring in mind I romanticise everything, I looked for a skinny white bicycle with a wicker basket and a sunshine background. And ha! I actually found a few. One even came with an albino cat, but I can’t be dealing with cats - not when my dog is asleep next to me again. I also found a few semi-serious ones which I think validates my time spent looking for one a bit. I would post some pictures but if someone takes a fancy and pips me to the post concerning the online auction ONE MORE TIME, I will go mad...
I think you have to romanticise everything though sometimes, it is the only way to realistically deal with monotony. I am god sick of some things in my life but I have to live, so why not live with some pretty scenes instead? Here are some nightcap beauties for your eyes:
I do not own either of these pictures, I cannot find their origins to credit them but they are beautiful!
Tuesday, 26 July 2011
Sunday, 24 July 2011
Friday, 22 July 2011
Thursday, 21 July 2011
Artist Lucian Freud died yesterday at the age of 88. Arguably one of the greatest artists of his era, it is a sad loss. It is very coincidental too that only last week my mother painted me in the style of Freud for an art project; his work is something she much admires.
- Floral kimono; Leopard print chiffon tie cardi; Patchwork dress; Cut-out black flared shirt; Leopard print platforms; Litas all available from Nasty Gal.
- Magic unicorn jumper available from Yatt.
- Rachel Zoe Bananas tshirt available from CLS.
- Thigh-high perspex boots are from I DO NOT KNOW. Pleaseeeee help me find them! Saw this picture on tumblr but they are too amazing!
Wednesday, 20 July 2011
I'm going to make these lips out of paper-mâché - its my next project. I've tried to buy those bulbed mirrors for years too but if I have any more reflections in my room it will turn into a funfair-style house or mirrors... Wouldn't mind morphing into a laughy smiley blonde with a talent for sitars.