viernes, 27 de abril de 2012

Soon to be Eighteen

"You wonder about your eighteen years, ricocheting between a stubborn determination that you've done well for your own capabilities and opportunities... that you're competeing now with girls from all over America, and not just from the hometown, and a fear that you haven'tdone well enough. You wonder if you've got what it takes to keep building up obstacle courses for yourself, and to keep leaping through them, sprained ankle or not. Again, the refrain, what have you for your eighteen years? And you know that whatever tangible things you do have, they cannot be held, but, too, will decompose and slip away through your coarse-skinned and death-rigid fingers. So you will rot in the ground, and so you say, What the hell? Who cares? But you care, and somehow you don't want to live just one life, which could be typed, which could be tossed off in a thumbnail sketch: 'She was the sort of girl...' and end in 25 words or less. You want to live as many lives as you can... you're a capatalist from way back... and because you're eighteen, beacuse you're still vulnerable, because you still don't have faith in yourself, you talk a little fliply, a little too wisely, just to cover up so you won't be accused of sentimentality or emotionalism or feminine tactics. You cover up so you can still laugh at yourself while there's time."

- Sylvia Plath, The Journals of Syliva Plath

viernes, 13 de abril de 2012

Growing old is mandatory; growing up is optional

Above is a Chili Davis quote, he wasn't an oracle or anything, merely a famous baseball player but his words seem fitting considering what I'm about to talk about. The quote is basically stating (excuse the obvious) that maturing prematurely is a choice; in terms of my interpretation, it's a choice not only made by yourself, but by your parents.

I was around a friends house yesterday, casually browsing the web when we came across some rather striking images of Chloe Moretz, you may recognise her as the bad ass girl from the awesome film, 'Superbad'.

At the age of 15 she walked down the catwalk looking glamorous and sexualised:

Without knowing her real age I would guess she was around 18/20 years old in these pictures, considering the smokey make up look and the false eye lashes, which beacons a question, is it just me or is the whole concept of sexualising a girl so young disturbing? As my friend and I continued to browse she informed me of a more shocking case, a 10 year old Vogue model (I apologise for any discomfort you may feel viewing the following images)

I'm not quite sure what French Vogue wants you to think looking at a topless picture of a ten year old, are we supposed to be in awe, or envious of her youthful beauty? Because all I can muster is unease and pity for Thylane Loubry Blodeau. Maybe I shouldn't be so judgmental considering it is her parents choice but she's been robbed of her childhood so young. At that age I threw on anything at random and hit the park to play with my peers, but she spends her days being promoted as a sexual image...

I doubt this will produce a groundswell of outrage but arrghh. I just hope this obsession with youth doesn't go any further.


jueves, 12 de abril de 2012

Review: 'The Hunter Games'

Film is not usually something I write about on here but that just proves how unmissable 'The Hunger Games' is. I haven't read the ins and outs of the story line or the writers intended message but at a guess, I think it's a comment on our societies obsession with virtual entertainment and reality TV, obviously with children fighting to the death, this film is an extreme but it does get you thinking, much like 'Black Mirror' does (another MUST SEE). 

I don't want to reveal too much, but in essence the film follows a young girls journey as she sacrifices herself to take her sisters place as a sort of child gladiator. You can tell it's a tear jerker but it's also majorly action packed so I guess it's an all rounder, there's something for everyone. It has definitely left some unanswered questions though so I'm desperate to read the books. 

My Rating: *****


miércoles, 11 de abril de 2012

These zombies in the park, they're looking for my heart

As you may have read previously, my ultimate style icon is Alexa Chung, so when I saw this Alexa style dress casually on a Primark rail I had to snap it up. The cotton is really thin and loose, which really maximises comfort and makes it perfect for the summer, I'm definitely going to be throwing this on during my holidays. It is also really easy to style because it's monochrome and thus, will go with most things. 

Denim Jacket: Vintage Levis
Dress: Primark (get it while it's hot!)
Shoes: Newlook
I've given up on tights...
Bracelet: Gift


lunes, 9 de abril de 2012

Trend Spotting: #1 Pastels

I've recently noticed that fondant colours have been taking over high street shops. The trend is a lovely change from the neon pieces (only for the brave) stores have brought back every spring/summer for as long as I can remember. I say this because pastel are a much easier way of introducing colour to your outfits, they will certainly make you feel more at ease than a neon green number. On another good note, the light shades really set off a tan so it's perfect for showing off any bronze. Of course being on a budget I cannot join in on all the hype, but I can show you all the pieces I've been dying to buy.  

From left to right:
'Models Own' "ice cream sundae" Nail Polish Box Set: £20 
'Topshop' Blush Stripe Hot Pants: £32
'ASOS' Platform T-Bar Shoes: £75
'H&M' Mint Green Pleated Skirt: £29.99
'New Look' Dip Dye Sheer Top: £16.99
'H&M' Crochet Collared Blouse: £29.99
'Topshop' Mint Drench Holdall Bag: £36


miércoles, 4 de abril de 2012

The Bucket List

This is such a top idea, preventing regrets and having a whale of a time in the process. Suggest you should all have a go! (Really don't know how to tag people).

1. Climb a volcano
2. Visit at least one country in each continuant 
3. Get a tattoo
4. Say "I love you" and mean it (cheesy I know, but thought I'd keep it real)
5. Pull an all nighter (actually not going to bed for 48 hours, I always end up snoozing mid-day).
6. Sky-diving
7. Air balloon riding
8. Attend a wedding
9. Attend a premier
10. Learn to play the guitar.
to be continued...


domingo, 1 de abril de 2012


How funny,
everything's just as it was, perhaps better?
And I thought the world would stop turning, 
if you ever left my side.

You Copycat! #1

I bought this dress from fairly recently and quickly spotted the obvious similarity between my dress and one that featured in Versace's spring/summer 2012 collection. I still find it really weird how designers are copied by highstreet brands and highstreet brands are practically ripped off by Primark. Still, can't complain, would much rather pay under 50 quid than millions for the real deal. 

Versace S/S 2012 Original:


miércoles, 28 de marzo de 2012

The beauty in the bust

So here I am in my friends computer room writing another pointless post but I have an excuse! I had a mini epiphany today. I've always wondered why boobs are so attractive to males (and lesbians), it just seems so odd to me, I mean they literally look like sacks of lard. However, A-level psychology always forces me to look at every possible cause, even considering the most simplistic possibilities. So it dawned on me, they are a visual representation of the females ability to feed offspring and provide for their young. Cavemen saw a voluptuous woman and thought "she can give my children nutrients" which has obviously been passed down from one generation to the next. Sorry, this does sound really gross but I just find it fascinating how everything, even an opinion can somehow be rooted back to an evolutionary/psychological function. 

domingo, 25 de marzo de 2012

Style Icon: #1 Alexa Chung

You probably all saw it coming, she's every girl and her Nan's style icon but you can see why. She set the granny chic trend and completely transformed fashion today. She may not have done it single handed but in my eyes, she's the first person who properly pulled the look off. I watched her in awe when she was a presenter on T4, majorly envious of how well she pulled off such a unique haircut and still today I love her eye for up and coming trends, Mary Katranzou is now a household name all because of Alexa Chung.