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I currently study and live in Birmingham and am in my second year of university, undertaking a degree in media and communication. I used to blog (about fashion, style, clothes etc.) but for various reasons stopped. However, I now find myself at a point where I have more developed and informed opinions on an array of different things, including the fashion industry. This blog is not going to be photos of outfits and clothes, but my view on a multitude of topics surrounding the fashion industry. Fashion is something that I love but as media undergraduate I want to write articles that avoid the wishy washy adoration so commonly reflected in fashion blogs and magazines. It's interesting to look a little further and dig a littler deeper.

Friday, 29 July 2011

the Film List

I have managed to come up with a rather long 'film list' and I am dying to watch them all, but I may have some trouble as some haven't been released yet. Despite this I thought I would share my list with you, you never know you might find yourself adding them to your 'film list' too. I appologise for the description (or lack of) but you have to understand that 1. I have never watched any of the films, I have only watched the trailer and 2.I am no film critic or writer, so have no experience in this type of writing. So instead I have decided to pick out fitting quotes that sum the films up.

Kaboom: written and directed by Gregg Araki, featuring (the weirdly attractive) Thomas Dekker, Haley Bennet and Chris Zylka. "teen sex comedy, a murder mystery and a supernatural thriller into one weird, wonderful curio"
Break my Fall: written and directed by Kanchi Wichmann, featuring Kat Redstone and Sophie Anderson. "they fall out of love with one other and subsequently lose control over their lives"

Treacle Jr: Written and directed by Jamie Thraves, featuring Aidan Gillen and Tom Fisher. "by the time the credits roll onto the screen, the film has challenged and inspired you, little by little working its magic, etching away the mid week blues as it gently warms the heart"

The Tree of Life: written and directed by Terrence Malick, featuring Brad Pitt, Sean Penn and Jessica Chastain. "growing pains and sibling rivalry, of faith and fortitude, of the struggle to provide, of the obligation to protect and educate our children, of how life can be given and taken away"
The Princess of Montpensier: directed by Bertrand Tavernier, featuring Mélanie Thierry, Grégoire Leprince-Ringuet and (the absolutely gorgeous beauty) Gaspard Ulliel. "evocative and thought-provoking screenplay, which darkly depicts the corruption jealousy can have upon innocence"

Restless: directed by Gus Van Sant, featuring Mia Wasikowska and Henry Hopper. "small, sweet, self-conscious and full of little pleasures"
The Sleeping Beauty: written and directed by Catherine Breillat, featuring Carla Besnaïnou, Julia Artamonov, Kerian Mayan and David Chausse (yummy). "constantly surprising, thought-provoking investigation of the female psyche" (this is the film I want to see the most out of all of them but it might not even be released on DVD, sob).

Love Like Poison: written and directed by Katell Quillévéré, featuring Clara Augarde and Michel Galabru. "quiet but confident, about the moments and months when you lose your childhood innocence"
Never Let Me Go: Originally written by Kazuo Ishiguro and directed by Mark Romanek, featuring Carey Mulligan, Andrew Garfield and Keira Knightley. "the new bleak blockbuster"

Midnight in Paris: written and directed Woody Allen, featuring Owen Wilson and Rachel McAdams. "an American in Paris who finds he can travel back 100 years every midnight"
Blue Valentine: written and directed by Derek Cianfrance, featuring Ryan Gosling and Michelle Williams. "Blue Valentine warms your heart and then freezes it over".

Sleeping Beauty: written and directed by Julia Leigh, featuring Emily Browning, Rachael Blake and Ewen Leslie. "this anti-erotic fairytale mystery is weirdly haunting"
Heartbeats: written and directed by Xavier Dolan, featuring Xavier Dolan, Monia Chokri and Niels Schneider. "transports the emotions to a heightened state"

Tuesday, 26 July 2011

lets go together

This has to be one of my favourite outfit combinations, ever. I just love the idea of taking the ultimate girly dress and pairing it with a leather jacket and big bulky biker boots. Personally, I don't like wearing outfits that are overly girly and feminine as I simply don't feel very confident in them. But, taking one or two girly items and putting them with accessories or other pieces of clothing that are quite grungy can give the outfit a completely different look.
I often put masculine jackets/coats over the top of dresses or skirts; a leather jacket is a must. All these jackets are from All Saints, ranging from £147.50 to £395. Obviously jackets are restricted to the cooler months or night time, but a pair of boots can be worn throughout the year, my favourites are my Dr Martens, but all these boots are Kurt Geiger and range from £49 to £190. Lastly, the girly dress. You can get all different kinds of feminine dresses with different cuts and fabrics but my choice is always one made of lace. The first dress is from Warehouse, the second French Connection and the last three are Topshop, ranging from £40 to £110.

Saturday, 23 July 2011

guess who's back

Hello! I am back from beautiful Madeira (unfortunately). I actually arrived home late Monday afternoon, but i've just been overly tired this week and wanted to get this last week of sixthform over. This is just a quick post to let you know that I'm back and will be back to blogging, I shall do a holiday post sometime soon when I feel less sleepy. Its not very notcieable in this photo but I do have a lovely tan and the sun has turned my hair a lot lighter, it does look like I have had blonde high lights, but its in a different part in this photo. My tan is fading already, how depressing and England being England, its horrible weather meaning I can't top it up.
ps my camera is no fit state to pictures right now and is going to the camera store to be sorted out on Monday, booo :(

Friday, 8 July 2011

inhale her

A slightly different outfit post, but I kinda like it. The velvet shorts are my friend's and are from River Island.

Sunday, 3 July 2011

holiday haul

First of all, this post wasn't meant to be a haul, insted it was meant to be an outfit/photography post but I couldn't get my desktop to work which has photoshop on it. So I have to do that at school tomorrow. Right, on to the haul. This is a collective haul, all of which is for my holiday next monday. It looked like a lot more in the bags, that might be because I haven't included some items as they were quite boring and also because some were underwear. I did buy a super cute crop top from Topshop in the sale but when I got home I realised it had a whole in it so it has to be taken back. All the things I got were all reasonably cheap because I didn't want to spend a great amount before my holiday, so if you see some items you like you won't feel as bad about buying them.

No. 7 eyeshadow brush from boots was £6.75 but I had a £5 voucher so it was only £1.75 which is a massive bargin. The quality is amazingly good.

All these beauty items are from Superdrug or Wilkinson and are all relatively cheap, I can't remember the prices off of the top of my head. The shirt is from Primark and cost £6, its quite sheer so I'd deffinitely put a cami underneath, but I am also planning to wear it as a cover up by the pool.

These are both from Newlook. The top was £1.99 and the dress was £14.99, both are very good prices. The top is more of a burgundy colour and is super soft, they have them in a range of colours. The dress is quite sheer when you put it on, but it's still wearable.

The top is from River Island and was £7.99 because it had £7 off, not sure if they still sell them because I got this before they started their massive sale. The shorts are from Topshop and were £26 but I got them for £20.80 because it was 20% for students that week. They still sell the shorts and although they are labelled as hotpants they aren't as short as other hotpants I have tried in Topshop.

I have fallen in love with these sunglasses! I didn't think they would suit me at first but when I tried them on they looked perfect. They were £13.99 from River Island, so not too expensive for sunglasses, especially as they are quite good quality ones. The case was also from River Island and was £4 in the sale, which I thought was a bargin. They had loads of them in a box by the tills, so go check it out.

Lastly, I got a bikini from Newlook whic was £7.99 for the bottoms and £12.99 for the top, but I did get a student discount so it was slightly cheaper. They are sold as seperates but they only had the same size for both top and bottom left, but I tried it on and it fitted me perfectly which was pretty lucky.

Sorry for the long post but I didn't want to not do a post if that makes sense? Also sorry for the poor quality of the some of the photos, I took them when it was getting dark so some of the colours didn't show up properly.