22 Dec 2009

A Very Merry Christmas!

To all of my readers,
those of you who have stuck with me all year,
and any newbies who have just stumbled by my blog,

I've read some incredible blogs and met some wonderful people
through my little blog this year.
Liss, Blau, Hermia, Hannah, Rhianne, amongst others

Photos are by the talented Saga


15 Dec 2009

Background Noise

wooden floors, hedgerows,
leaves blowing in the wind,
faded patterned curtains,
a little red box,
a river,

It's not always the people who capture my attention in a photograph.
Sometimes, the background and props are worth looking at twice

Ten days until Christmas!!
I still have lots of shopping and wrapping presents to do, how about you?
Tonight, I have wrapped the presents I have already bought,
and recovered the Christmas tree after Rose pounced on it and knocked it over.

beautiful photographs by:
sarah hermans, reasons to be cheerful, niotillfem,
dev hynes, elena marshall, dev hynes, deers and
bears, blushing ambition.


29 Nov 2009

The Belles of the Black Diamond Fields

The Belles of the Black Diamond Fields are Maximilla Lukacs & Sarah Sophie Flicker. They are responsible for the short film, 'Spell' (for Lula magazine, with Topshop) as well as other dream-like, vintage inspired haunting films Lay Down Lean, Love Has Left the Room and Kill Your Darlings. The short films feature Lula darlings Karen Elsen, Tennessee Thomas and Zooey Deschanel and have a mystical, magical feel to them - think long flowing hair, crowns of fresh flowers, a Midsummers-nights-dream, Picnic-on-hanging-rock, Wicker-man, pagan rituals, beautiful (often Topshop or vintage) clothes and hauntingly beautiful music. Visit their myspace to see all of the short films.


26 Nov 2009

Filippa (part 2)

I've blogged about her before, but I don't think that I can blog about her enough! I adore Filippa Berg's laid back, eclectic, slight boho style. She always looks effortlessly stylish, creating the illusion that she's just stepped out of a 1960/70s avant garde film. Be it a simple jumper paired with skinny jeans, spruched up with a bowler hat and loosly-tied neck scarf; a silk scarf covering her head, loose waves of hair flowing underneath; and all-black outfit with the added kick of polka dot leggings; or a wonderfully oversized faux fur..... this Audrey Hepburn-look-alike Swedish blogger / style icon is giving the Olsens a serious run for their money in the best dressed stakes...


25 Nov 2009

No Colour Needed

However much I love colour photographs,
sometimes I just want to look at black and white images.

I love the sensuality of these particular pictures
Unknown identities, hiding faces from the world,
yet exposing their bodies for all to see

4. Marlene Marino
5. Ren Rox
6. Sophomore look book
(Others unknown)


9 Nov 2009


outside, there is a thick, freezing mist
which feels eerie and haunting.

slightly disturbing,
hidden faces,
icy hues

cari ann wayman,dream and awake, unknown from tumblr,
alexa chung's portrait of tennesse from lula scrapbook,
raychel sonveeco flickr, miss nelly flickr,
baie flickr, amanda lim photography flickr.

2 Nov 2009

The Autumn/ Winter Edition of Things That Make Me Happy

Back in June, I posted a list of things that, at the time, were making me happy.
Here is an updated version.
Please feel free to post your own and let me know so that I can read them.

the colours of autumn leaves. the colour of the sky just before it gets dark. nights in with the heating on, watching true blood. nights out, dancing and drinking whiskey to keep warm. making christmas lists. christmas shopping with my mum. looking forward to the first christmas tree in mine and my boy's house. taking photographs of anything that catches my eye. editing photographs on picnik.com. sleeping on the side of the road in london in the camper van. exploring new cities. listening to music that makes my heart soar. fireworks parties. long weekends. secret projects with best friends. uniform time at work. velvet. lace. grey. purple. red. navy. stripes. woollen tights. scarves. faux fur. stoles. russian hats. flat battered brogues. home cooked stew. parmasan cheese shavings. strawberry cheesecake. watching masterchef and my boyfriend copying the receipes. beautifully haunting new books by old favourite authors. chickens laying fresh eggs every afternoon in the garden. discovering new blogs every day. continuing to love old favourite blogs. early evening sunsets. early evening cocktails. fun times with friends. silly times with friends. time spent with my boyfriend.

And the list goes on...

Beautiful photograph from Hannah's gorgeous blog.

28 Oct 2009

She Paints Pictures

5 of my current favourite photographers
I can't stop looking for and falling in love with new photographers.
All of my favourites seem to have dreamy, faded qualities to their work.