Monday, 28 February 2011
Sunday, 27 February 2011
Friday, 25 February 2011
Shorts, Skirt & Dresses: Mango, Shoes & Trousers: New Look, Ring & Cropped Jumper: ASOS, Bag: Topshop, Earrings: Urban Outfitters
Jacket: Miss Selfridge, Boat Print Dress: Topshop, Blazer & T-Shirts: Zara, Jewellery & Bag: H&M, Floral Dress: ASOS, Shoes: Mango
I'm in love with the colour of that skirt from Mango & those little owl earrings! ASOS and Zara both actually have some really nice things at the moment, perfect for Spring.
I'm sorry that all I've posted so far this week is style inspiration posts, I'm still without my photographs on this computer and haven't been watching many films this week. I'm planning to get lots of photos scanned tomorrow, so watch this space!
Sunday, 20 February 2011
I mentioned the other day that I had some WSI posts prepared but since then I'd found some more items I wanted to include. I realised it would take me a while to catch up so I've made a bit of a bumper post here with all the items. Since there were quite a few I've split them into Lights, Darks and Colours, really just to make it easier for me to put them together. I'm also having to let you know what stores I found them at from memory as the original screen shots are on another computer. There should be a couple of DIY posts coming up soon as I went to IKEA, Hobbycraft and The Range this week for craft supplies! Anyway I hope you like my inspiration choices for this week.
Bag: Urban Outfitters, Eyeliner, Tassel Pumps, Shorts, Mustard Dress and Backpack: Topshop, Cardigan, Lace Ups and Green Dress: Zara, Wolf Rings: Ebay and Modekungen
Saturday, 19 February 2011
I think this will be the final Oktomat post until I go out and actually take some new photos with it. As for my next posts, I have a few DIY's lined up as I've been sorting through all my creative bits and bobs which has left me feeling inspired!
Thursday, 17 February 2011
Sorry it's been a little while since my last post, the first setback was my laptop charger refusing to work (again) and yesterday was actually my birthday so I've been busy! I managed to get a new charger so hopefully I won't have a problem with that again anytime soon. I have two weekly style inspiration posts prepared but I thought I'd do a 'week in photos' type post today. Hope you like it!
Monday, 14 February 2011
I made this pendant the other week after I tried making the wire rings. It took a long time to get this right and I'm still not totally happy with it, so I'll definitely be trying to make an improved version when I stock up on wire. Was anyone else as excited as me to find the Deathly Hallows DVD available for pre-order?! Probably not...
I just started watching Winter's Bone and so far the colours and shots are pretty beautiful. It may feature in my film post this week, so do look out for that. Anyway, hope you like the pendant! Please leave suggestions for DIYs too!
Sunday, 13 February 2011
Friday, 11 February 2011
This weeks' style inspiration is all about nails! I've chosen some shades from ranges by Topshop and Deborah Lippmann which have caught my eye recently. I have put together a clothing/accessories style post as well, but I thought I'd go for something different this week.
Images from www.topshop.com
L-R: Spotted Pig, Daredevil, World End, Poison Ivy, Gone Fishing, Delusion, Cloud.
Images from www.lippmanncollection.com
L-R: Some Enchanted Evening, Bad Romance, Hit Me With Your Best Shot, Razzle Dazzle
Has anyone tried any of these shades? I'd love to see what they look like on! I may just have to invest in some of the Topshop ones, if only they were cheaper. Have a lovely weekend!
Wednesday, 9 February 2011
After skipping the film post last week, I thought I'd do one today. In other news, I've been knitting like crazy to try and finish my snood before it gets too warm to wear it! Hopefully I will be able to finish this week (or next...) and I'll do a post on it once it's done. For now, back to the films...
Image via Google Search
My first rental this month was The Experiment which stars Adrien Brody and Forest Whitaker (as a LOST fan I was pleasantly surprised to also see two old cast members in small roles!). I'll have a go at providing a little background for anyone who hasn't heard of it. The basic plot revolves around a group of volunteers selected from those which responded to an advert asking for men to take part in a behavioural experiment for a big cash payment. The men that are selected are taken to the test location which turns out to be a prison set up where they will be constantly watched. The men are split into roles of prisoners and guards and are left alone with only a few rules and a red light which the 'guards' are told will come on if they don't punish the prisoners in the appropriate way. Ultimately the experiment gets out of hand when the guards increase the severity of the punishments but receive no sign of this being wrong from the experiment's leaders. The film as a whole explores what happens when people are given power over others and specifically how that power can be abused within a certain situation. It also questions who the real victims of the situation are. Personally I found the concept of the story very interesting (it's based on a real-life experiment & is a remake of a German film) and the description of the plot is definitely what drew me into watching the film in the first place. The film itself I would say is quite well made and appropriately directed by Paul Scheuring who I believe is the director of Prison Break. However, I would say that the story and casting meant the film had potential to be a lot better than it was. It is, as you might expect from the plot description, quite difficult to watch at times, I actually lent the film to a friend who described it as 'disturbing'. I would definitely say it isn't for everyone, but if you enjoy psychological thriller style films or are looking for something different then you may find it interesting.
Other films I've watched this week include two of my absolute favourites, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang and Walk The Line, which I highly recommend and may do individual posts on at some point. In short, Walk The Line tells the story of musician Johnny Cash but please don't let that put you off if you aren't a fan, I would (and do) recommend this film to everyone. The film stars Joaquin Phoenix and Reese Witherspoon who won her Oscar for this very role as June Carter. Personally I enjoy listening to a bit of Cash as well as the wonderful soundtrack for the movie. I think the film is absolutely beautiful, I just love the cinematography. The colours are stunning and some of Reese's costumes are what I can only describe as dreamy. The first ten minutes are awfully sad but I love how Cash's journey is shown as a whole. On the other hand, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, which stars Robert Downey Jr., Val Kilmer and Michelle Monaghan, is a crime/mystery-based dark comedy. The opening credits are visually brilliant and I think they really set the tone for the film. I love the way the story is told with parts out of sequence, chapter titles and witty narration to the audience from RDJ. I'm a fan of RDJ but I think it's Val Kilmer's performance as detective 'Gay Perry' that stands out this time. I have heard mixed reviews from people I know that have seen the film with some, like myself, who absolutely love it and think it's very funny and others just saying that they 'don't get it'. Has anyone seen it? I'd love to hear what you think :)
This post has turned out so much longer than I had intended it to be, I didn't expect to have as much to say about The Experiment and clearly can't resist recommending you guys some of my favourites! I may do some movie style inspiration posts for Walk The Line & (500) Days of Summer a la the one I did for Wild Target a while back. Would you be interested in something like that being a regular post? I hope I haven't bored anyone to death with this, and once again I'd appreciate any movie recommendations you have!
Sunday, 6 February 2011
I thought I'd do a Sawyer photography post today as he was very popular last time! Last weekend I went to the zoo to do some photography but I posted some of the photos on my Flickr (you can see them in the sidebar) instead of here. If you'd like me to do a post here as well please let me know. Sorry I haven't blogged much this week, I skipped the film post as I haven't watched anything much new. I was supposed to be going to see Morning Glory but my local cinema wasn't showing it! I'm actually watching Deep Blue Sea at the moment, and my new rental (The Experiment) arrived on Friday so I will probably post about those soon. I've also had quite a few new followers this week, hello! Anyways, I hope everyone has had a lovely weekend.
Tuesday, 1 February 2011
Shorts, Lace-top Vest, Lace Ups, Floral Skirt Lace Top: Topshop
Bags, Jumpsuit, Trousers: Zara
Bangles, Jacket, Dress, Ring: ASOS
So that's my selection for this week! I ended up buying the floral dress from ASOS, I'd been looking for a new floral for a while (which isn't that easy in Winter!) and this one is the perfect shape for me. It's quite a bit brighter that it looks in that photo, well bright colours scare me rather a lot so maybe that feeling is exaggerated. I have to say I definitely prefer the colour palette of last week's style inspiration post, it's more in my comfort zone! Despite this, I've decided to keep the dress and try and branch out from my darker tones and all time favourite; grey! If I thought those bangles would fit me I would have ordered them too, they're expensive at £20 but they're just beautiful.
Zara have some beautiful bags at the moment, and personally I don't think you can go wrong with something like the tan one. As well as these two I saw a small black bag with a leopard print front in the store but unfortunately couldn't find a photo on the website.
As for the jacket, I don't know what it is about it that I like but it really caught my eye. I guess it's similar in some ways to the H! by Henry Holland one I've posted before, but with a stronger contrast between the colours.
The item from this week's selection that I'd love to be able to pull off is that skirt. I can just imagine it being so easy to wear in the Summer and I love the colour combination. I'm now looking at it next to that blue bag and ring and loving that pairing...
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