Monday, 29 November 2010

Gothic Jewellery †

Sorry I haven't been posting properly as usual, quality not quantity eh?! It is SO cold at the moment. I heard yesterday this is the coldest November in England for 25 years, and it wouldn't surprise me if thats true! Anyone who I see out in a skirt at the moment I'm presuming is mental or doesn't mind that unpleasant numbing sensation of the knees...my outfits are not very interesting at the moment but I will attempt an outfit post at some point. I've been loving gothic jewellery at the moment and I thought I would share some of my purchases with you.

Firstly I bought the Asos cross ring that bloggers have been raving about, and I quite like it but to be honest I'm not really a ring person; it irritates me to have to take them off when I wash my hands. And, as many of my friends can vouch for all the fat in my body seems to go to the base of my fingers so it is a nightmare trying to find rings that fit me! I'm somewhere between a medium and large in ring sizes it seems, I bought this in Medium but it only fits my pinky and ring finger :(

Ring † Asos † Earrings † New Look

I'm technically on a spending ban since the beginning of this month but I had been wanting a rosary type necklace and bought one of these knotted thread rosary necklaces as I saw them recommended on LLYMLRS (I wanted to buy one in red too but I think since she recommended them they sold out, crazy!).


Rosary necklace † Ebay


Also several  great giveaways to enter people:



Thanks for reading guys, will post on Friday (hopefully)!

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Saturday, 20 November 2010

Friday Summary 05

There is no point posting what I wear each day of the week, unless you guys want to see my collection of hoodies?! At the moment it is so cold and especially as I leave home at 6.35am the weather is at it's most bitter, and basically suicide to wear anything other than jeans! I do have a tendency to exaggerate but no joke it felt like the cold was burning my face the other day, oh and Wednesday the sole of my foot went numb from the cold which was strange. And not to mention if I don't wear gloves a finger or two will go numb for a few hours. Bloody English weather. The best I can do is stock up on some thick tights but to be honest I prefer life to outfit diversity!

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Maroon Jumper - Zara - Boots - New Look - Beanie - Accessorize
Dress - vintage - Brogues - Ebay - Snood - Asos - Mini Dress - Ebay - Heeled boots - New Look

The second picture was taken ages ago when my Mum found one of Gran's 80s ball dresses. It is too big for me sadly but still amazing, huge puffy sleeves, shoulder pads, about a ton of magenta netting underneath and the material is sort of metallic and shimmers pink/purple/dark green in the light!

I've only been doing my nails recently in dark colours like black cherry, teal, grey or black, somehow I don't feel like baby pink nails with rhinestones and flowers drawn on when its cold and wintry :3
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Lastly guess where I found my kittens sleeping?
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Sitting in a tub of dried bean pods...! Don't worry they have nice cosy baskets but for some reason crunchy dried pods are what they like (don't ask why there is a whole containerful of dried beans in my house, I don't know either).

I'm off to play System of a Down and Tokio Hotel songs on guitar hero now, see you guys!

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Monday, 15 November 2010

Style Crush ♥ Marina and the Diamonds

Marina and the Diamonds is the stage name of Marina Diamandis, a Welsh-Greek singer-songwriter. Her style is very influenced by pop art and is generally quirky and awesome.

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(screenshot from 'Oh no!')
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(Screenshot from 'I am not a robot')
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(Screenshot from 'I am not a robot')

Also check out her heavily pop art influenced video for her single ‘Oh no!’ below, I love the dollar bill dress and the pastel latex dresses (although I’m not thinking of wearing latex any time soon!)



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Tuesday, 9 November 2010

Rihanna vs Tim Walker

I was watching Rihanna new video for Only Girl in the world yesterday, and I nearly fell off my chair at the blatant Tim Walker inspiration/copycatting in it!


If you didn't know Tim Walker is the photographer behind the following beautiful photos:
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Towards the end of the video we see Rihanna dancing beneath a tree hung with 'dress lanterns':
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Tim Walker's original picture: 
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It was mainly the tree that caught my attention, but upon further googling I found this image of a model posing on a ladder in water surrounded by balloons:

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And in Rihanna's music video:
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I doubt however that Walker's ideas were stolen as they are so closely mimicked he must've given permission. I'm not a massive Rihanna fan as I think Gaga trumps all female artists like her, Katy Perry etc but overall I love the pink filter they've used and it's just generally a pretty music video!

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Sunday, 7 November 2010

Autumnal high street trends

I always find myself online window shopping, the postage is extortionate but yet these days I shop online more than I do in real shops! Anyway here are some items I have had saved to my favourites for a while..
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You may have seen me wearing some brown boots in my outfit posts, which I bought hoping I could sew down the tops to look like the Topshop pair above...no such luck and then I found the Zara ones for half the price and also much nicer in my opinion - so annoying!

Saving tips for online shopping!

Asos is offering free postage at the moment, I placed an order yesterday and for the free shipping the item should get to me 'on or before' Monday the 15th - not too bad!
    I had been reading from lots of bloggers about a mythical Asos discount code which  gave you £10 for every £11 you spent which is crazy but sadly it has run out now :( But I was googling other codes and if you type in PARTY at the checkout you get 20% off. Just thought I'd share!
    New Look is also offering free postage and a load of buy one get ones frees atm.

Sorry I have utterly failed keeping my 'what a week' series going, or posting on Tuesdays and Fridays as I said I would..along with not having enough time I feel I still need to work on making posts more interesting if level of comments is anything to go by. Or maybe people are reading and not commenting? I know I do that a lot! Anyhoo I'm going to write up Tuesday's post now, see you guys then!

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