Thursday, 31 March 2011


There's only one thing better than a dog staring adorably up at you with his tongue hanging out. And that's a dog in fancy dress staring adoringly up at you with his tongue hanging out.

Behold, the wonders of the world wide web:


Wednesday, 30 March 2011


Collars, collars, I love collars. I've been debating for weeks whether or not to stud the collar of my black mesh shirt then the Sunday Times Style tweeted this pic yesterday from the Nicole Farhi AW11 press day:

Nicole Farhi AW11 press day via TheSTStyle

I finally admitted it was time to stop being lazy and get my craft on. I need more detachable collars in my life - perfect for commitment phobes like myself (as I know I'd regret studding that collar after about a week.)  I intend to have made all of the below by the end of the century. Craft. Work.

ASOS, £12

Gemma Lister collar 


Can't get enough of this song. Heard it on the Bestival website as I was ogling their amazing DJ line-up. Hello.

In other news, Linda McCartney has developed some new food from beyond the grave - she's finally added fake chicken to her portfolio of meat-free treats! Sundried Tomato escalopes? YES PLEASE! She's also been whipping up some Italian sausages, Peri Peri burgers and Cheese and Red Onion escalopes. Get. In. My. Belly.

Dalston Sainsbury's, fix up, you need to get these in and replace your own shitty range! I stopped eating 'vegetable fingers' when I was (1)9.

Monday, 28 March 2011


Now I'm more of a Harry kinda girl but I'll still be after one of these mugs come the big day. Get yours here.

Royal Wedding Mug, £12, Sweet William

Friday, 25 March 2011


Yeah, it's a word. So whilst I'll sit rigid in the hairdresser's chair making sure he doesn't cut off any more than 1mm, I actually do enjoy change. After growing out my half head highlights a couple of years ago and then bleaching them naturally with the Australian/South-East Asian/Fijian (show-off) sun, I ended up with what lots of girls are paying hideous amounts for now - a dip dye. An accidental dip dye. Not wanting to look like I'd gone to the hairdresser and asked for a trendy 'do, I foolishly dyed my hair to its natural dark hue. And ended up with a flat colour. Boooooooooooo.

Then after spending weeks dreaming of having blonde hair so I could have this, it finally dawned on me yesterday that lilac ends may be the answer to my prayers. Then I saw this today from the Bleach lookbook and thought it might just be a sign.

Minus the manky blonde middle section and lilac instead of purple. Yes. But I know I'd get bored of it after a week or two and working clothes around it would be a pain, which is why I'd only get it done if it was free. As I'd then need to fork out to sort it out.

Whilst you're mulling over whether to gift me a dye job, why not take a look at my other hair crushes?

via They All Hate Us

via Lookbook

via Little Plastic Horses

I'm off to eat a crumpet and start on the rum. (Spiced, natch.)

Monday, 21 March 2011


Good God, not in that sense. I'm 100% vegetarian. Wish they did Quorn lamb chops though. Mmm minty. Anyway, before we get into the politics of being a veggie who actually likes the taste of meat, let's get back to business. The business of SPRING.

Yes, Spring is in the air (I felt more than a little warm in my faux fur and woolly tights today) which means blossom and daffodils and BABY ANIMALS. Lambing season will soon be upon us and I bloody love it. Sheep are babes but lambs are better. Cute, compact, easier to put in your bag.

So when I saw this shoot from US ELLE I died a little. Plus, Amanda Seyfried will always have about 0.01% of my heart after seeing her in Dear John (who am I kidding, I mean Mean Girls).

Shot by Alexei Hay for ELLE US, April 2011.
All shots taken from Fashion Gone Rogue.

Sunday, 20 March 2011


So it's not often that someone starts following you on Twitter who actually has something interesting to say, but there are exceptions to every rule. Take For Love and Lemons for example - when they started following, I was hooked.

For Love and Lemons are two pretty ladies from L.A. called Gillian Mahin and Laura Hall who design my favourite type of clothing - basic with an edge.

One particular gem is this Pedro Capelet Dress, available for pre-order from here. Slip your slinky St Tropez-ed body into it, tug on some tough little ankle boots and girlfriend is

Check out their site here.

Saturday, 12 March 2011


So last week myself and Jerry skipped down to the Natural History Museum to catch the last Saturday of the Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition. We had one free pass between us (love Jerry's job) and intended to buy another ticket when we got there. Too bad the exhibition was completely sold out. Too GOOD that a guy from uni who I've not seen since the days of studying (I make that almost 4 years...) was on the desk. So we strode in on one pass! What luck. Thanks Charlie!

I love animals and I love photography so this exhibition was a dream come true for me. Here are my faves:

Paris Life
Laurent Geslin
Urban Wildlife - Highly Commended
Street Walker
Chris O'Reilly
Urban Wildlife - Highly Commended

The Drop
Andrew Parkinson
Animals in Their Environment - Highly Commended

A Frozen Moment
Fergus Gill
15-17 years - Winner

Sitting Out the Storm
Russel T.Laman
10 years and under - Highly Commended

Friday, 11 March 2011


Just finished watching Easy A (surprisingly gooooooooooooood, oh HI Emma Stone, oh HIIIIII Penn Badgeley, where did those ARMS come from??) and am now dancing to Simple Minds because of it. Well obviously not right this second, I'm taking a break to post this then I'm going to dance downstairs and make a rum and coke and dance back upstairs and get ready to go out.

But this song just reminded me of dancing round the kitchen as a child while my Dad made us kedgeree for Sunday tea to a soundtrack of Tears for Fears, INXS and of course, Simple Minds. And I always wanted to be Victorian so was particularly excited when he made us weird, old-fashioned dishes like kedgeree. And particularly particularly excited when I got to practise my disco dancing while he made it. Oh, childhood.


Sunday, 6 March 2011


Lying in bed listening to Echo and the Bunnymen wishing I hadn't eaten my whole multipack of Crunchy Claws yesterday. Wondering if a giant bag of Wotsits will appear if I close my eyes tight enough and wish hard enough? I want to stay in bed and watch Keeping Mum so if someone could go to Sainsbury's for me and come back with at least toothpaste, Quorn escalopes and some artichokes in oil for my aubergine gratin that'd be great. I could also do with a Bun Laden from Fergburger. Oh, Ferg. Oh, Queenstown. Oh fries with aioli.

Oh, and if I could have this girl's clothes and jewellery collection, that'd be great.

Happy Sunday!

via Flickr

Tuesday, 1 March 2011


Now I love bread. And I love it even more when it's been crisped to perfection in a toaster. With a generous smearing of Lurpak (Lighter) and just the right amount of Marmite. That, my dear, is Heaven to me.

So when I saw these on Blog&BuySale I nearly choked on my freezing cold tea (I live in an ice cave apparently.)

The website you can buy them off says, 'Their thickness is similar to that of a standard slice of bread and is more than ample for absorbing the sweatiest of drinks.' On closer inspection, I must agree that they do look the same thickness as a (bog) standard slice of bread i.e. Tesco own brand wholemeal medium cut loaf.

Now I'm not one for coasters (tea rings are so chic) and I love watching my Mum's face contort into an expression of pure horror when I go to put a hot drink down on her bare coffee table, but I'd be happy to have these in my home. Especially as they come packaged in a bread bag. It's the little things.
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