Monday, 28 February 2011

Ooooops!

Oh and as i understand my managers may read this blog, i send my sincerest apologies for mocking my wage in an earlier post! I got carried away, lost in the moment, tried to raise a smile amongst my fellow workers....ahhh i can come up with many excuses for this can't i?!
Enjoy x

Do It Like A Brother, Do It Like A Dude...

I understand i may seem ever so slightly obsessed with the whole androgynous look this season. But, seriously, is it just me, or is there something totally attractive about seeing a woman throw on some chinos, brogues and a shirt?? (i feel it may not have the same effect if i saw a man sporting a maxi dress however!) An infinitesimally small part of me almost hates a girl who can walk out of the house in ths






outfit and just look effortlessly cool. OK, i admit, i am ridiculously jealous. I have never quite mastered the 'Oh i just grabbed the first thing i could see in my wardrobe' look. It always ends up looking too preened or like i have left the house in my pyjamas!!!
So, i have put together some nice pieces for you to admire and perhaps build an outfit with. I have thrown in a bit of colour, as at this time of year you really need something to perk you up! Also, if you're not a massive fan of dressing entirely like a man, there is a rather pretty chiffon number for you girly-girls. There is nothing i like more than looking down the row of my work colleagues, seeing them all in blacks, greys, perhaps some leopard print thrown in, and me on the end in neon green!Perfect!

Brown Fedora River Island £19.99
Nude Chino Topshop £45
Red Chino Topshop £36
Chiffon bow shirt Miss. Selfridge £28
Malene Birger Trench Harvey Nichols £360 (every girl should have one of these in her wardrobe. Chic. Simple. Classic!)
Checked shirt Paul Smith £109
Narrow Leg Studio Trouser (pink!) Zara £49.99

Sunday, 27 February 2011

Nick Grimshaw. Perfection.

I dont know what it is about this boy that literally drives me wild. Maybe its his cool set of friends...Alexa, Agyness, Pixie?? Perhaps its his Mancunian accent, his style, his just-got-of-bed look hair?? Ahh no, i know what it is...the boy is quite simply sex on legs. Knowing that there are boys like him in the world gives me hope! Perfect.

Someone Like You

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qemWRToNYJY

I heard that you're settled down,
That you found a girl and you're married now,
I heard that your dreams came true,
Guess she gave you things I didn't give to you,
Old friend, why are you so shy?
Ain't like you to hold back or hide from the light,

I hate to turn up out of the blue uninvited,
But I couldn't stay away, I couldn't fight it,
I had hoped you'd see my face,
And that you'd be reminded that for me it isn't over,

Never mind, I'll find someone like you,
I wish nothing but the best for you, too,
Don't forget me, I beg,
I remember you said,
Sometimes it lasts in love,
But sometimes it hurts instead,
Sometimes it lasts in love,
But sometimes it hurts instead, yeah,

You know how the time flies,
Only yesterday was the time of our lives,
We were born and raised in a summer haze,
Bound by the surprise of our glory days,

I hate to turn up out of the blue uninvited,
But I couldn't stay away, I couldn't fight it,
I had hoped you'd see my face,
And that you'd be reminded that for me it isn't over,

Never mind, I'll find someone like you,
I wish nothing but the best for you, too,
Don't forget me, I beg,
I remember you said,
Sometimes it lasts in love,
But sometimes it hurts instead,

Nothing compares,
No worries or cares,
Regrets and mistakes, they're memories made,
Who would have known how bittersweet this would taste?

Nevermind, I'll find someone like you,
I wish nothing but the best for you,
Don't forget me, I beg,
I remember you said,
Sometimes it lasts in love,
But sometimes it hurts instead,

Nevermind, I'll find someone like you,
I wish nothing but the best for you, too,
Don't forget me, I beg,
I remember you said,
Sometimes it lasts in love,
But sometimes it hurts instead,
Sometimes it lasts in love,
But sometimes it hurts instead.

No more words needed. Beautiful x

The Cult: HANG-OVER!!!!!

The Cult: HANG-OVER!!!!!: "Well, there's hangovers, and then there's HANGOVERS! The ones that no amount of fried food and PG Tips will cure. This, this is in a league ..."

HANG-OVER!!!!!

Well, there's hangovers, and then there's HANGOVERS! The ones that no amount of fried food and PG Tips will cure. This, this is in a league of its own. Not only is it now on its third day (utter hell i tell you) but it is also not set to go for quite sometime. Yes, i have to say, the London blues has defintiely got to be the worlds worst hangover. If i had ever dared to try illegal substances i would now feel like i was enduring a 'come down' (i think thats what these sorts call it) so i believe the only thing to get me through is to visit again...and again...and again. And then to visit that much that i may aswell just live in this wondrous city for all time! Hmmm, a thought i have been pondering on since my return to my homeland!
I think the only thing to get me through the day is some serious pampering and to do what any woman does well...NO not moan...but spend money!!!!!YESSSSS! This comes after a rather heavy night out where belongings went missing and seemed to take my dignity and shame too! I could sit around and cry (however i think my tear ducts are going through drought season) but instead i am going to tan, paint and straighten...perfect hangover cure!
'Tis the season to be jolly afterall...oh no, hang on a minute that was December. Ah well, i turn into Scrooge (or Scrooged for those Bill Murray fans out there) at that time of year so i am having my very own Christmas today. I am celebrating the birth of the big J.C. (twas the day he was born wasnt it?? I was never much good at R.E. i think my teacher may have been rather good looking...) with NEONS! You may think that neons came and went like six months ago, but i am here to tell you that they aint going no place. Only the other day i purchased a delightful blue nail polish from Barry M and, just to make the most of my works discount, the most amazing YSL lipstick. Number 49, the number any girl should know, especially if you want to look like you have just showered in bubblegum. FIT-NESSSSS! If youre a Mac girl at heart, as my good friend Tiny Ruce* is. (*name has been changed for security purposes*) You can also purchase similarly delightful colours for a rather nice price. My newest love is my slightly tinted moisturiser form Avon. My sister Charles has not only become a mum for the third time but also an Avon girl [round of applause] and all my must-haves for this season are straight from the latest catalogue.
Well, enough of my wittering on for today. Rest, food and making myself up like the entrant of a beauty pageant is definitely on the cards. Even though i am only going to laze around in my leopard print dressing gown, you never know who might come a-calling! Adeles rather poignant 'Someone Like You' playing (sweet Jesus just read the words to this little beaut, this doesnt just tug at the heart strings it bloody well wins the tug-of-war!!!!!) fire roaring, kettle boiling and the faint smell of nail polish in the distance...amazing!x

Oh and maybe just having a look through jobs in the Windy City, damn this isnt Calamity Jane, ah well! Afterall, you do have to keep your options open...perhaps London is calling in more ways than one! Happy Sunday people xx

Saturday, 26 February 2011

Geek Chic!

Never have i been more overjoyed at the return of the geek glasses! Yesssss! Not only were they all over fashion week, the likes of Burberry Prorsum, DSquared2, Tom Ford, Charles Anastase showcasing them. But people on the streets of Leeds, yes you read right, thats Leeds, have actually been sporting them! I fear they may now become like the All Saints belts and the pinned up jeans, but hell im going to enjoy them whilst the fun lasts!
Over the past, oooh i'd say at least three years. I have acquired four pairs of them and never, ever worn any. Oh i've tried, on many an occasion i'd style my outfit around them, however, when you also have a red bobbed hairstyle, you are only ever going to look like Velma from Scooby Doo. Proper geek chic! Everyone knows that Daphne was the hot one. Although i used to tell myself that Velma was equally as fit under those turtlenecks! So, i had to face the fact that i would never EVER dare step out of the house in them. And dont get me wrong i have left the house in the most random of outfits but glasses were just too much for me to attempt to pull off!
Some of the fashion houses have gone for the sexy secretary, this i would imagine being more appealing to the male audience than the female. Ahhh i can almost sense the tension in relationships as the pages of her Vogue turns on to this picture...if shes anything like me she will just make a snide remark and quickly turn the page while the boys mouth is still hanging open! Not that i am the jealous type you understand. BUT, when you spend as long as i do planning an outfit, the last thing you want is a 6ft model with legs up to her eyeballs stealing your thunder!!!
Anyway, i digress! Yes people, the geek glasses are back, how long for i darent say! But take a look at these beauties and DON'T be like me, do it, do it, bloody well do it! They look amazing, immediately transform any outfit and are just plain cool!

Friday, 25 February 2011

Hang With Me

Will you tell me once again
how we're gonna be just friends?
If you're for real and not pretend
then I guess you can hang with me

When my patience's wearing thin
When I'm ready to give in
Will you pick me up again?
Then I guess you can hang with me

And if you do me right
I'm gonna do right by you
And if you keep it tight
I'm gonna confide in you
I know what's on your mind
there will be time for that too
if you hang with me
hang with me

Just don't fall
recklessly, headlessly in love with me
Cause its gonna be
All heartbreak
blissfully painful and insanity
if we agree

Oh you can hang with me

When you see me drift astray
outta touch and outta place
will you tell me to my face?
then I guess you can hang with me

And if you do me right
I'm gonna do right by you
And if you keep it tight
I'm gonna confide in you
I know what's on your mind
there will be time for that too
if you hang with me
hang with me

Just don't fall
recklessly, headlessly in love with me
Cause its gonna be
All heartbreak
blissfully painful and insanity
if we agree you can hang with me

Just don't fall
recklessly, headlessly in love with me
Cause its gonna be
All heartbreak
blissfully painful and insanity
if we agree

Oh you can hang with me
Hang with me

My song of the moment. Simple. Effortless. Beautiful.x

Love. Love. Love.

My Prince Charming came. He conquered. He left. Leaving nothing but a trail of dust and heartache in his wake. Or in my case, a rather fetching Paul Smith shirt (my favourite item to date) and a t-shirt purely for sentimental purposes. Who am i trying to kid, more like a t-shirt thet, in time, will still be worn as a dress over my much loved black slip! Yes, as you can see February lacked that certain degree of love that the month of the Valentines is surely meant to offer??!
I believe i would have lost all hope in this thing we call love, had it not have been for the recent publication of the Love magazine. The androgyny issue. It is what i can only term as 'the sex'. I found myself buying one issue in Leeds Station the other day, only to then be faced with a cover showing Kate Moss and Lea T in an intimate embrace. It was at this moment that i rather shamefully asked to swap the magazines over. The rather kind lady looked at me quite disturbingly and ushered me out of the shop with the new magazine in my clutches. At this moment, i knew that Love had most certainly pulled through for me. Not the kind ihad expected this month, however, it may just have exceeded all my expectations.
I fear i must ask the question i know will be plaguing alot of peoples lips. When did it become socially acceptable to feature two girls kissing on the front of a non top-shelf magazine?! One of whom used to be male. It really does seem that this is the season for men and womens roles to be in complete disarray. This isnt a new concept to fashion,no, no, no! Go way back to the likes of Marlene Dietrich and Greta Garbo, perfect examples of women who want to dress like men who want to dress like women. Confused?? Yes, i was! However, if you look at some of the advertising campaigns this season you will see this happening left, right and Centre. Marc Jacobs, Prada, Gaultier, Burberry, Paul Smith. I actually quite like this concept that fashion has become almost sexless. Take a look at the new model Andrej Pejic. Amazing. Beautiful. Six foot blonde with cheekbones any woman would die for, and judging by this seasons trend, any man too! Fashion now knows no boundaries, it has questioned and almost answered one of the most taboo subjects of recent times.
Yes. In future i shall be donning a suit of armour through the month of February to avoid that pesky little Cupid and his bow and










arrow. The only love i need comes in the form of the magazine with the rather delectable Kate Moss gracing the cover, and of course my Paul Smith shirt kindly left by...well i suppose he is still my Prince Charming.x

Thursday, 24 February 2011

My Heart Belongs To London!

Only four days ago i was preparing for my departure to the Big Smoke. Bags packed, passport in hand, currency ready. Can you drink the water there or is it only bottled that you're allowed?? Oh, hang on, im still in the UK. I got that much into holiday mode these are the questions i started to ask myself. I nearly arrived at the train station two hours early for the check-in time. As you can tell, i am not particularly well travelled, however when it comes to packing i am a pro. Capsule wardrobe. Its all about packing items that are interchangeable, an LBD is always required, just incase you find yourself in the exclusive Cocktail Bar. My LBD ended up as a top worn with leather leggings. I am a typical woman...can make something out of nothing!!! However, if youre like me, you will end up in The Experimental Cocktail Bar (i believe there is only two, London and gay Paris!) in a pair of Blue Rinse denim hot pants, leopard print chiffon shirt, Moschino (retro!) belt and the seasons must have wedges! Yes, it was full of men who drove Ferraris, but hey, im not picky! You could seriously tell that Fashion Week was well underway by this point, the streets were alive with oranges, furs, women tottering around the cobbled streets in chunky heels and wedges (namely me, i confess!!)
London is one of those truly captivating cities, even sitting in Kings Cross today i could have sat for hours people watching. Leeds is like a different world. Everyone sticks to the same uniform and if you dare to step away from that you are imeediately judged. London, dont get me wrong, is very regimented. You have this entire underground universe where everyone seems to march to the same drum. Following the one way systems from platform to street. Its so unique and people make it look so effortless. However, after one day of being there, i felt i truly belonged. I almost wanted to go out and buy a whole new wardrobe purely for Londons sake. I felt like i was on a four day date that was going incredibly well! You could literally walk down the street in a circus tent and people wouldnt bat an eye lid. This is the world that i want to live in!
The people are simply beautiful, the fashions so chic and not remotley 'try-hard'. I believe it would be tough to keep up to but i can take my four days, my memories and my very few pictures and pretend that it was a life i once lived.

Monday, 21 February 2011

Londons Calling!

So, here i am awaiting my lift to the station! I have a feeling that i am taking far too many clothes for a three day stay, but come on, this is London. The city where it is perfectly acceptable to change outfits at least three times on the same day! Whilst waiting i started to peruse a few hight street labels to see what they have to offer along the lines of the trends of this season. If, like me, you work ridiculous hours for a mere pittance of a wage (if you can even call it that), then you too can emulate the beauties of the catwalk for a nice price! I know that alot of you wouldnt even think of venturing to the likes of Asda or Dorothy Perkins (Dot P's for those in the biz...hahah). However, i will most certainly be dashing to Owlcotes to purchase the long pleated skirt for SEVEN WHOLE POUNDS! Yes, you read right, you cant even get a double vodka for you and your bestest for that these days. So, as February draws to a close and you feel the need to lift yourselves somewhat, then take a look at these bargains and get yourself to the shops. The majority is form Asda, Miss Selfridge and Dotty P's (oooh quirky!!!) and a bit of River Island thrown in, or Chelsea Girl if you are old enough to remember that! I am already slightly hyperventilating at the thought of not being able to post for a few days, however all i can say is beware! As when i return i will be all guns a-





blazing and coming at you with news staright from the heart of it! Ahhh the demise of a relationship has paid off in a positive way for a change! Welcome to The Cult people! Join, join , join away and enjoy the ramblings of a heartbroken (not so much now actually!) fashionista!!
X

Sunday, 20 February 2011








Seeing as all the fashion weeks are currently underway, i couldnt think of a better reason to start a blog dedicated to the subject itself! I have a feeling that my eyes are turning slightly square form all the hours of video footage i have watched on this tiny computer screen. (In all honesty i think the whole square eyes myth was something Mummy Caz used to say to stop us watching too much tv!) I am in my element this season, i have never seen so much colour on the runways. Marc Jacobs has literally taken whats in my head and made a collection out of it! I fear this may not make any sense to some of you, however, if you could climb inside my head you would totally understand!! So, as its my first post, i am going to add more photos than text. I have all the time in the world to talk, and believe me i am good at that! Possibly too good actually!!! Forgive any spelling mistakes (as an English Lit graduate i am already appauled at what i see just merely running my eyes over this scruffy piece of...well what exaclty it is im not sure! My old lecturers will be squirming at the thought of this being published) My problem is that i have too much to say on fashion and my hands will not work as fast as my mind would like! I really need to work on that! So, until i return from Le Capitale on Thursday, i will leave you with some truly inspiring shots of pure fashion!Yesssss!
X