Tuesday, December 28, 2010

drawing bomb

From top: Me, me (narcissism gone mad), Susie Bubble (of www.stylebubble.co.uk), ditto.
Paper courtesy of my brother.

Saturday, December 25, 2010


This is a total filler post. I just like the whole ethereal, isolated vibe in these photos. Not that I could ever pull it off because well, I lack the blond, willowy, serene beauty required, seeing as I'm a puffy-haired, brunette midget with a face that looks constantly grumpy.
Anyone have a link to watch the Virgin Suicides? It looks and sounds really good.

OH I almost forgot it's Christmas Day (capitalisation warranted) and therefore I should write some sort of message wishing goodwill on everyone.
Merry Christmas, guys.


P.S The only reason I'm posting on Christmas Day is because I have nothing to do while waiting for the Christmas Dinner (capitalisation also warranted, sidenote: dinner=lunch where I am right now) to be cooked/served.

Thursday, December 23, 2010

redefine pretty, underline pretty with a highlighter pen and rewrite it

vivienne westwood black jersey dress, susan james jacket, rocket dog shoes, grandmother's leather gloves, new look hairslide, anonymous black tights 

It's snowing here in Sunderland! Which, although it does mean everytime I step out the door my fingers start to freeze, results in very pretty scenery. Plus, this is real snow and not the weird crystals that fall out of the sky in Beijing. Not joking. Oh and see my shoes there? Yeah. Those are new. As is the rest of the outfit, come to think of it.

exclusive photo shoot location: in front of the garden shed

preparing for the attacking crows
And, for anyone in Sunderland (or that kind of area), I have a shop recommendation.
It is called Corner 93 and I love it! Like, seriously. You go in and there's this wonderful old fashioned kind of feeling, there aren't stacks and stacks of clothes but a good selection, and I kind of prefer that. You don't have to root around through impenetrable piles, you can just browse casually through the racks (please stop me if my writing becomes too annoying. Because I kind of want to punch myself right now.). There's little touches everywhere like a folding screen in one corner and a headless mannequin in the changing room, which in retrospect sounds..well, creepy, but it wasn't particularly.

Well, while I was there I picked up a vintage dress, a Vivienne Westwood Anglomania black jersey dress, and a Susan James coat thing. God, listen to me, I "picked up" a vintage dress. Reaching new levels of pretentiousness there, guys. I'll stop with the writing and stick with pictures. Not that they're any better.
rocket dog!

these are my new school shoes (aka the only shoes I really wear regularly)

Yknow, I actually don't like posts with lots of photos that never seem to end (on other people's blogs *cough*) but..I'm terrible at whittling the selection down. So here are a few more!
*freeze into this position til the spring thaw*

outfit in the mirror photo! takes me back to last year..
bow hairslides are my new lazy hairstyle

I have to go find my old writing style. I think I left it somewhere around here.


Monday, December 20, 2010

honeycomb socks

(which also happens to be my tumblr, for those interested)
with my eternally stylish footwear choices


These are my dreams socks. Seriously. Look at all the multicoloured joy!


P.S Complete filler post, sorry. My forehead feels like one giant bruise and my jaw, mystifyingly, aches whenever I move it. So, yeah. Went shopping today, I promise that (one day) I'll do an outfit post!


Thursday, December 9, 2010

you never give me your money, you only give me your funny paper

This is my first post for Fashion Click *high pitched squeal*
-greyish cardigan from my grandmother
-grey wool skirt from my mother
-flower print tights from River Island
-brown leather oxford shoes from my aunt
-red fake glasses from Taiwan
-floral bow from Primark
That's possibly the least cool outfit I could've put together, as half
of the clothes were given to me by members of my family, but you know
what? I'm not very cool anyway. But you knew that already.
Anyway, this outfit started with the skirt. It was long, wooly, grey
and reminiscent of something a...more mature teacher at my school
would wear. In other words, I loved it. This entire outfit is really
quite unflattering but I really don't care.
Oh, and as I write this I'm sitting in Beijing Airport (that's
probably not the official name but..oh wait, it is.) waiting for my
flight so sorry if I sound rushed/harried/exhausted. *shriek of
frustration* This writing isn't good enough for Teen Vogue, is it? I
sound so unprofessional and well, I sound like..me. On a bad day.
Have to put that in so that it goes onto Fashion Click.
I may re-write this.

Monday, December 6, 2010

curse "45 day free trials" of software.

Well, hey guys.
I'm back to being proxy-less and having to email posts onto the blog.
But that's not important. Nobody wants to hear about my winzip woes *sob*
-grey scarf from taobao.com
-American Apparel white multi layered reversible petticoat (worn as a
top kind of thing)
-leather skirt (originally my grandmother's..I KNOW RIGHT.)
-grey flower print tights from River Island
-Clarks black patent ballet flats
-a loose shirt with swirly colours whose brand name escapes me (unseen
because it's underneath the petticoat.)

So, adventures in alternate uses for the petticoat! I really love my
(oh how I relish being able to call a petticoat MINE) petticoat
because, as you know, I love all things frothy and fluffy and
dramatic, but I didn't want to wear it as a skirt AGAIN. So I put it
on my shoulders, and enjoyed the general swinginess of it.
Oh ye gods, I have a headache.



P.S I'm not completely focused right now so the post may have
been..okay, nevermind, I can barely construct a sentence.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

a little while ago...

new H&M flagship store. what does flagship even mean? i just hear it a lot. it seemed appropriate for such a large store. anyway, yes. same building as zara, uniqlo, stradivarius, pull & bear, bershka, etc. new excuses to spend money!

i was under-dressed for a rather cold day. bag from zara, old navy tank top, sweater thing from alien street, jeggings from uniqlo, and pink shoes (better picture below) from yashow.

the aforementioned pink shoes.

me in my flying jacket from UNIQLO, bought in a moment of fear of the outside howling trans-siberian winds. literally.


...i took some photos and never uploaded them. the perfect ingredient for sunday evening posting, too lazy to do anything else. not that it matters much for a blog with the readership of one.


Saturday, November 27, 2010

second hand dreams

It's very cold. And I'm incredibly unsuitably dressed.
jumper from Armani, clutch from Louis Vuitton, sheer tights from a random department store, skirt from Next, shoes from Clarks
this was not posed, I promise! it was just a combination of my famously odd facial expressions and my general inelegance
Okay, first of all I would just like to say that my wardrobe is not bursting at the seams with Louis Vuitton and Armani, these are the only designer things I own, to be honest. The jumper (not sweater! jumper!) is a hand me down from a cousin that I've never met and the clutch was a present from my aunt, who used to work at Louis Vuitton.

the background is..a curtain. looks okay though, right?
I was kind of going for the prim, proper, ladies-who-lunch kind of look here. But, as you can see, my hair is not...controlled and prim and my half-asleep face doesn't fit the bill either. Therefore, I've decided to rename this look "insomniac housewife who's trying desperately to keep up appearances" (probably influenced by my recent reading of The Feminine Mystique - I have housewives on the mind).

I'm pretty hard on my shoes.

And, the perfume in the shoes? I did that because I thought the colours looked pretty together (and that, my friends, is the deciding factor in most things I do). Oh, I do realise that the blue tag thingy is still on the zipper but..that's because I'm fairly neurotic. 
Seriously, you should read the mini leaflet that comes with Louis Vuitton products. It's like a horror novel, only with bags/clothes dying, and not people.



P.S Too weird?

Sunday, November 21, 2010

fanfare for the common man

sometime in october, when the weather wasn't suicidal. fallacy couldn't be more pathetic than this.

the weird coat from 'T-tribe', tights from...um...7/11 (conversation i had with someone - person: where did you get your tights [while I am wearing grey striped tights]?? me: 7/11.. person: OMG OMG OMG THEY HAVE TIGHTS THERE?!?!? me: -.-), grey ankle boots from yashow market. amazing hair day, right guys? don't blame me, blame windy days.

 it got hotter and sunnier, much to my discontent, so the next layer down. neon yellow cardigan (sweater? cardigan? i don't know...) from yashow market, bag from zara, and shift dress from uniqlo.

note the awesome piano keys design along the side?

yes, i am fully aware that this is my third consecutive post in...one day, but think of it as making up for all the days i didn't post and instead you were stuck with hannah for weeks on end! also, i was too excited with the finding of my camera/charger/usb cable to keep it in after complaining for so long.

naomi (if you haven't guessed already)

a few days of outfits (again, prolonging the time before i have to get off my butt and find my camera)

 SO big moment, peoples of the world -- at least the, like, two peoples who reads this blog on a regular basis (myself and hannah, hah) -- i finally got a dependably working fully functional etc etc proxy. which means i can post posts with more than 2 photos without it failing miserably. this is the photo i somewhat half-heartedly (after much nagging on hannah's part) submitted for that teen vogue snapshot thingy which hannah won before. i have little hope for myself. oh well!
 these were all taken in late september/early october, i think, on a rarely nice non-lung killing day in beijing, so yeah. this is pretty much my version of summery.
 summery...see the flip flops? that's summery, right? and, you know, forever 21 malaysia sunglasses.
and the coup de grace, my lovely and beautiful lola. yes, that does sound a bit weird.


Saturday, November 20, 2010

harroween style (or, a bad excuse for a come-back post)

harroween, the great in-school event of the year.

hannah, as a boy. i overheard this conversation:

math teacher: oh hannah, you're a boy!
hannah: -.-
math teacher: oh hannah, that is very brave of you!
hannah: -.-
math teacher: brave...being a boy...you know...
hannah: -.-
math teacher: *backs away slowly, giggling in a nervous fashion until he is out of firing range*

this is normally how conversations between teachers and hannah go. i think they find her endearing/intimidating/amusing all at once.

yes. and i was a '20s flapper', basically an excuse to wear my flapper dress from century 21 department store in new york, WOO. i got many compliments, and sadly, it was like, the only time i got to wear that dress because after that it was put in the washing machine by someone....not using any particularly active tenses here guys...and now resembles something my dog tried to eat, then spat out. it's very very sad. pictures will come in time.


PS if anyone noticed how crappy this particular post is, well, i am searching far and wide the length of my room to find my camera/camera charger/ usb cable as usual. in the wise words of yogi berra, it ain't over till it's over. if that has any relation to what i was talking about at all.

storage methods for accessories

I fully admit to having a very messy room. The floor is covered in clothes, pieces of string and schoolbooks. My cupboard is the size of a shoebox and so I've had to come up with alternative methods to store my favourite things-to-put-on-my-head so that they're easy to access when I'm shuffling around half asleep in the mornings.

 That book with the bow and (the pride of my collection of useless things) the giant paperclip is How Sassy Changed My Life. A really interesting book, it's one of the books I'm reading/re-reading (along with He's a Stud, She's a Slut; The Feminine Mystique and Girl Power).

This is completely off topic but if anyone wants to talk about feminism, email me! It would be good to learn more about it and have conversations with people who..understand it and identify as feminists.

Anyway, I don't believe this bow has been on the blog before! note- I may be wrong because I've been told that I have the memory of a goldfish with a concussion.