Friday, 27 July 2012

Pastel dreams: Alice in Wonderland

"I wonder if I've been changed in the night? Let me think. Was I the same when I got up this morning? I almost think I can remember feeling a little different. But if I'm not the same, the next question is 'Who in the world am I?' Ah, that's the great puzzle!"
I live in a fantasy world, don't let yourself fall into misery, create your own escapism and live it to the full. Make your make belief reality. 

Thursday, 19 July 2012

Black and white - working in the big smoke

So i'm coming to the end of my second week at work. So far i am thoroughly enjoying myself. Perks of the job include free fabric and sample sales and lots more activities to get involved with. It's an exciting atmosphere to be apart of. London is busy and it's great for the type of person i am. I love to be on the go all the time. At work there isn't a chance to sit down, i don't even have a chair, but i love that. I'm going to make a journal of my time here and black and white pieces seem to be a staple of mine at current. This weekend i'm going to explore London to it's fullest and really get into the heart of the city and it's back streets (i.e markets) i love adventures. 

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend.

Saturday, 14 July 2012

Dressing like a London bloke in my new London home.

I have thoroughly enjoyed my first week in London. I'm so excited for what the year will bring. 

Tuesday, 10 July 2012

Hair obsession

I'm not quite sure what this is about but i have an obsession with long hair and oddly i always have. Especially if it's taken from behind. I like seeing the hair without face and it leaves you to imagine the person in front. Oddly i also like backs, this is a weird post but i really do, they're quite delicate i like to believe and when hair falls upon it, i think it looks beautiful. I really love un done long hair, by un done i mean just tousled, un brushed, not freshly cut and quite messy. I like any hair colour really, i think hair defines you, it does doesn't it. Or people wouldn't ever dye their hair. I've always been blonde and couldn't imagine having dark hair, people forbid me to do it. Despite having thoughts of dying it in the past i have never gone through with it knowing that it would strip me of my personality, my character, people know me by my hair colour, it wouldn't be right if it was dark. Also you usually build your wardrobe around the colour hair you have. 

Apologies for lack of posts and interaction, i began my new job on Monday, I'm in a new city and things are a little full on right now. So once i have settled in i'm sure i'll find some time to do a decent post :) Laura x

Friday, 6 July 2012

Abbey Lee Kershaw

I have always admired Abbey Lee Kershaw and her essence of style. Recently i have unknowingly noticed that my style is very much similar of her taste. What's more is the white hair and red lipstick, which has been a staple of mine for years. After seeing more blogged pictures of her i realised similarity, of course i look nothing like her, but hair, make up and style is super similar. I love the gothic witchy look. Lots of black, lace and ear piercings and jewellery in general. Dark colours work with white hair well. I always carry a lipstick and probably more than one shade. I feel naked with out it.

Apologies for absence and not the best post, yet i'm currently busy with moving down to London, in the next few weeks i should be settled properly and back to efficient blogging. I hope all are well. Take care.

Laura x

Tuesday, 3 July 2012

Christion Dior, Haute Couture, Fall 2012

So it's Haute Couture fashion week and i've been keeping on top of it. One of my first blog posts was on Raf Simons finale with Jil Sander. I love him personally as a designer, i love his style, his minimal approach and quite structured yet feminine look. So he left Jil Sander and joined the team at Dior after John Galliano's departure. In my opinion it was a good move for him, he thrived brighter pieces and feminine shapes and colours, which showed through in his later collections with Sander. After viewing this collection he did for Dior, i'm proud and i think he's done a perfect job. As a Raf/Jil Sander fan i can tell he's done it. The shapes are so 'him' some even look a little like his finale collection at Jil Sander. It's a very modern approach on the 1950's New Look, especially with the vibrant choice of colours we see Julia Nobis wearing bottom right; as well as the neon yellow full skirted dress. We see cashmere again, powered pinks and tuxedo jackets. I think Raf is going to be perfect at Dior, it was a dream of his and dream come true it was. 

Sunday, 1 July 2012

John Lennon // My hero

Okay, well anyone that knows me personally knows very well how i feel about this man. This is a weird post for me because know matter how much i try to express my love, i'll never get across how much. I grew up listening to The Beatles and my iTunes is filled with all their albums. People today are beginning to like them "because it's cool" it makes me sad a little bit, i just wish they actually took the time to 'really like them' I've watched every documentary on this man and even writing this makes me cry, i don't know why i feel so connected to him, is that sad? I do, i really do, i remember going to The Beatles museum when i was about 12 and i was obsessed with a double double glazed box of his glasses and the white room where his piano sat, i was besotted. Am i obsessed? I don't know, but he is above and beyond everything. I feel we're deprived of him, his talent, his nature, his being by one selfish individual whom took his precious life. I even got a peace symbol tattoo (not because they're now cool?) or whatever that means (in fact i told my high school teacher at 12 i wanted this tattoo) i didn't get it until last year. It was done in symbolisation of his life and what he did for this world when he was here, gone? Never to me, John Always. He means everything to me. R.I.P <3