Friday, 18 April 2014

The boss is a cat named Joe

Northern Soul top - Camden Market
Skirt - Top Shop
Tights - Primark
Pink Socks - Primark
Creepers - Underground

I don't mean to look so moody! I was just really anxious here about taking photographs and the camera being balanced precariously on a pile of books. I've been collecting a lot of black and white checked clothes recently. I don't know why but I've just found that I'm really drawn to that print and the monochrome so now I have black and white creepers, this black and white skirt, black and white checked trousers, a black and white checked dress from the whitepepper and if I can stop being l a z y and afraid they will probably make an appearance on this blog.

I've been obsessing over things from Moderngirlblitz's etsy account, especially the Dear Patriarchy pin and the sanitary towel pin. I might have to treat myself after exams! Also, I love that the image was made by scanning a pad. Frickin genius.

The pad pin kind of made me think of creating a zine about periods. Like first period experiences, period mishaps, anger about people's attitudes towards them etc. I wish I had known about zines like that, with real voices, not something from the GPs or a clinic, when I started mine, just to let me know that there were other people who were scared and embarrassed about the same things. What do you think, guys? There would be submissions and that? Maybe it would be called Period Drama! d'you get it? hehehehe

Monday, 14 April 2014

We got no money and we gotta break in

Finally on my Easter break although it actually feels like the end of the year because i have no more lectures just essays and exams. I can finally have a life!! To me that means watching X Files in its entirety and then maybe writing sculder fanfiction.  I got my very first DSLR, a Canon EOS 1100D which I have named Cecil after the babely photographer Cecil Beaton:

Yesterday, my sister, Cecil-the-camera and I hopped on the train to Westfield Stratford just to hang around and do a bit of window shopping. The sun was out and it was kind of warm so despite being really suspicious of the weather, I decided not to wear a coat. Ignore my hair! I wish I could blame the wind but nooo

We went to the food court at the far end of the shopping centre and visited the Umai Sushi Centre. I love sushi so much it is unreal. For Christmas, my boyfriend and I did a sushi making class at YO!Sushi. We had to get there really early but it was so worth it. At Umai, I was so torn between buying a whole lot of sushi and buying a sushi kit, in the end I chose the latter. So hopefully, sushi for dinner tonight!

We also visited the Doc Marten store. Dr Martens are my favourite brand of shoe. Apart from a pair of heels I wore for prom two years ago, loafers and my Underground creepers, all my shoes are Doc Martens and I will probably bankrupt myself buying them! I tried on these Agyness Dean Strap shoes which I had seen out of the corner of my eye in the DM store in Brighton and U G H: they are perfection. I wasn't sure if they'd allow me to take pictures inside the store but here's a picture of the shoes from the website:

                     American Apparel Jumper (Boyfriend's)
                               Urban Outfitters Dungarees
                                       Fred Perry Polo 
                                          Doc Martens
                                        Femrock badge


I also got some cool things to start the spring/summer with, my favourites being this Dress Sexy at my Funeral bag from Laura Callaghan who is an amazing artist. I feel like it needs a very special outfit to go with it, so I need to get on that. I love how a lot of the girls in her artwork are so curvy.

I also got the second issue of Owen Clement's Wes Anderzine which is amazing. It arrived in a cute little envelope with a panda on it and it feels really good to hold. The contributions are fantastic

It's feels so good to be home in London. I've missed it so much. Hopefully with the camera I can take more pics so that I'm not a faceless narrator. You guys are so lovely with your comments and support, it's only polite that I'm actually here and reading and loving your comments by showing you my weird face! 



p.s this is the song this post's title is from: Pens - High in the Cinema 

Monday, 7 April 2014

Night Time, My Time

I've been collecting images of nightscapes or cities at night recently. I don't know why but there is something about all that fake light, the neon and shiny-ness that I love. The something so different about a city at night or dusk, almost magical. Daytime now is associated with Uni and working and being stressed. In the night I feel like everything is possible.

Dusk and night. The witching hour. Empty shopping centres and supermarkets and streets bathed in the eerie amber glow of the streetlights. It just feels like there is something in the air. And so many of the looks from Ashish fw14 fit so perfectly

Wednesday, 12 March 2014

Punk Cake

Well, I've been away for a while! Hey everyone! Lots of things to show when I finally get the pictures developed. I feel like my wardrobe is completely crappy now and so I haven't really been inspired enough to do OOTD. But here's a blurry picture of me

I'm also trying to organise my room so that it's tidier and more 'me'. I've never had my own room before so I've kind of gone overboard and filled it with 'stuff' but I love stuff. This is my favourite corner where my records, player and bass guitar Jonesy, live. Hopefully, there'll be an amp in that corner soon.

I've been following a japanese street fashion blog on tumblr and it's through them that I found out about punk cake
punk cake clothing, japanese street style,

I am in love with these jeans. I really don't like blue jeans but I love these because of the patches. D.I.Y project, methinks. Also, look at the shoeeees.

punk cake clothing, japanese fashion

punk cake clothing, japanese street style, japanese fashion

It's a vintage and new clothing store in Japan and I love the 80s punk and collegiate thing they have going on. I've been fascinated by Japanese clothes and fashion subcultures for a really long time now. What inspires me most though is their bravery. It seems like they're completely ready to wear whatever makes them happy and comfortable no matter how it looks to other people. I also love that despite the numerous style subcultures in Japan, they don't seem restrictive. I've seen various 'streetstyle models' dressing in one style in one snap, and another the next week.

Saturday, 8 March 2014

I wish I could write stories like Wes Anderson

Well this is a mish mash of stuff that I've been up to/inspired by this week. I've recently discovered Stella Leuna's work on tumblr. She's an amazing illustrator and I'm obsessed:

Reminds me a little of Daniel Clowes. Despite all the bullshit that's on tumblr, finding art like this is why I love it. Their clothes are amazing! I feel like I'm destined to be forever lusting after the clothes of fictional characters.
 I'd love to have her artwork on a tshirt. I kind of want to turn Daniel Clowes' Ugly Girls into either a patch or a tshirt. D.I.Y or die! I know... it's not really making clothes but still!

Now: The Grand Budapest Hotel came out yesterday and I went to see it in a cinema in Brighton Marina. It was a really foggy/misty night; it's like the universe knew what Day it was. I definitely did: I wore purple to match.
*elongated scream* It was amaaazing! Ugh, Wes. Seriously. You're a genius. It was aesthetic perfection, of coursem and I was just completely swept away. Ralph Fiennes was perfection. Literally. Like Flawless. And I think Gustave H. is one of the best characters Wes has written.

There was so much sartorial goodness too. From the VERY FIRST SCENE I was like "ugh, I need that coat. And those shoes." I picked out some screencaps from the trailers and featurette as to not spoil the film. Although, there are some images from throughout the film on tumblr so if you don't mind, here's the tag.

Willem Defoe's jacket was epic. He should wear it all the time. (And I swear from now on Adrien Brody will never age. Also, he looks, a tiny bit, like when he played Salvador Dali in Midnight in Paris)

This film is defintely a lot darker than Wes' other films. I think that's to do with the edge-of-fascism-1930s=Europe-setting and it translated into the clothes. yes there was the purples and pinks of the hotel and surrounding landscape and pastries but there was also a motif of black.

'Twas perfection. I feel like I could watch it again and again and again. But for now I will satisfy my Wes-thirst by reading Issue 1 of Wes Anderzine and waiting for issue 2, and writing. This is they thing about Wes' films. They always make me want to write.

What did you think of the film?

Aida x