Thursday, 25 June 2009

Dazed Digital

Dazed & Confused is a magazine I read religiously. They regularly support young art and fashion enthusiasts, and have started a 'Dazed Raw Blog Awards' this year. My name is featured in the list, but the site is also worth a wander around to see hundreds of other young bloggers. I warn you though, you might get lost in other peoples worlds and wardrobes like I often do...!

Monday, 22 June 2009

To The Shire I Reside

So my time in the London proximity has come to a temporary end this week. In the past year I attended Emma Bell’s show at Fashion Week, skipped around Soho, and attempted a degree which I quickly fell out of love with. I’m heading back to Stroud in Gloucestershire, where the plan is to earn as many pennies to come straight back to the capital in a swankier pad this time around. Me and Connie refuse to become countryside hermits though during this time. Instead we’re going to be rummaging through charity shops in cobbled villages, putting on edgy photo shoots in the woodland areas, and living in our blogs most evenings. Here is a taster of the rural things to come

Wednesday, 17 June 2009

Connie's Concept

Last Friday I packed my satchel with the essentials a true commuter needs; a bottle of £1 Perry and clothes tied up in knots. I was leaving behind my failed marriage with an assignment to visit my much beloved Constance and Beckett in Bristol. The first lady in mention has gone one step better than me though; she’s actually ticked work off her list. It was Connie’s exhibition, and what a delight it was. Her work was inspired by Paulo Reversi, with stained gothic walls, distressed female expressions, and clothes electric with colour and intensity. So the men sharpened their stubble, the women wore glamorous dresses, and we all enjoyed the framed perfection around us. I urge you to check out more of Connie's work at

Tuesday, 16 June 2009

Forest Princess

Back in my hometown countryside, I’m constantly sat in an ambient trance at the colour and shape of green hills stretching into the distance. I love urban photography that plays with industrial themes, but my heart will always be with the natural palette of fashion. And today I came across a ‘Forest Princess’ concept in Numero 104 from 2004. I love the juxtaposition of ice crisp clothing and makeup set against splashes of woodland colour and landscape. The trees look sharp to touch as they stem forever into the white sky, and the gold leaf clothes resemble aged flowers that are finding their home on the rich wood styles.

Monday, 15 June 2009


The other day I watched Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist, and it inspired me to note down a little mixtape of my own. Here are a few songs that soundtrack my life at the moment

Bat For Lashes – Daniel
Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Heads Will Roll
Echo & The Bunnymen – Under A Blue Moon
The Beatles – Strawberry Fields Forever
Cocorosie – Werewolf
Cut Copy – Far Away
Justice – DVNO
Fleet Foxes – Tiger Mountain Peasant Song
Good Life – Album Of The Year
M.I.A – 20 Dollar
Madeleine Peyroux – Dance Me To The End Of Love
Patrick Wolf – Pigeon Song
Pixies – Where Is My Mind
The Shins – Sea Legs
Tunng – Suprise Me 44

Saturday, 6 June 2009

A Quiff And A Quill

I’m a month away from finishing my literature and journalism degree, but right now it feels like a million miles away. Assignments make me procrastinate, but what better way of doing so than experimenting with different hair styles to compliment looks for future nights out. My hair is naturally wavy, but with subtle straightening and a lot of mousse, I weaved my curls into a wispy quiff. I did a shoot for Toni & Guy last month (for which I’m still awaiting the prints), but it was very much in vein of this. Anyway, enough chitter chatter about hair; it’s time for late night essay writing...!

Thursday, 4 June 2009

Published In Prim

I have a piece in the June/July edition of Prim Magazine. I indulged in the avant-garde of Kauren Kovin's Winter collection, so take a look if you so wish. I've pasted a screenshot below, but the text is the size of insect eyes. So pop to to read the up close and personal review. Hope your all enjoying this rare sunshine treat at the moment. Shame I'm stuck indoors however with a carpet of paperwork and assignments around me...!