playing with colour

Makeup Artist Tyen Creates Urban ‘Peintures de Guerre’

men in dresses

there's absolutely nothing erotic about it, though in a way i think it must be appreciated, it is sort of mesmerising somehow. i really like these photographs.

by Candy / Photographer Karim Sadli / Styling Robbie Spencer / Model Callum Wilson / Clothes Lacroix Couture

MAJOR shoe envy

These are the kind of shoes I will buy and wear once, maybe twice. They are just so fabulous they can't be over worn, they complete the outfit and therefore you must use them diligently. I have an addiction to buying beautiful things, even when I can't afford them, these are a classic example of my flaw for fashion. One day I will have many shoes because I will be fabulously rich and I will never have to procrastinate about over spending ever again. One day.
For each ecstatic instant
We must an anguish pay
In keen and quivering ratio
To the ecstasy.

For each beloved hour
Sharp pittances of years,
Bitter contested farthings
And coffers heaped with tears.

-Emily Dickinson

creepy or cool?

definitely cool but they would be a pain in the arse to wear and i can't help but wonder how the hell i would hold a cigarette when wearing such a complex contraption. oh, the lengths we go for fashion!


i carry your heart with me (i carry it in
my heart) i am never without it (anywhere
i go you go, my dear; and whatever is done
by only me is your doing, my darling)
i fear
no fate (for you are my fate, my sweet) i want
no world (for beautiful you are my world, my true)
and it’s you are whatever a moon has always meant
and whatever a sun will always sing is you

here is the deepest secret nobody knows
(here is the root of the root and the bud of the bud
and the sky of the sky of a tree called life; which grows
higher than the soul can hope or mind can hide)
and this is the wonder that’s keeping the stars apart

i carry your heart (i carry it in my heart)

~e. e. cummings

the only thing to make small hands look good is lots and lots and lots of jazzy jewellery
i'm beginning to run out of room on my hand for any more but i can't help myself...

Vanity is my Favourite sin
finally my car is in brum! i am soooooo happy right now

a sketch of some vintage fair poster
duck gyoza + amai udon = heaven
just got my reading list and it is a joke. 3, 3000 page books that amount to 100 quid all together. I think i seriously underestimated how much work an english degree would entail...
this week has felt so nostalgic. but i am very very happy right now
so i'm back from holiday now and i'm extremely glad for it, but also acutely aware that in less than a week i will be moving out and going to university. (the thought of it terrifies me). On holiday not only the food was bad but i also managed to get very very burnt. It was nice to get away for a week with just the fam though. I also read 'One Day' by Richard Nicholls and i truly feel rejuvenated, like i now have a whole new outlook on life - that things shouldn't be rushed and i shouldn't stress about my future because after all life goes so quick as it is, so what is the point in procrastinating every other minute? From now on i solemnly vow to live every day to the fullest, and to follow my heart.
So all in all tenerife was good, i've come back darker, however probably about 6 pounds heavier.... not ideal.
I've also found a new found love for all of my friends, spending a week with my sister whom i love dearly but bicker with constantly has shown me that i am very very lucky to have the friends that i do, they listen to my whining and bitching non stop and are so much fun all the time, i know that i am not the most reliable/punctual/patient person in the world... but taking all my flaws into account i do feel honoured to have the friends i have - don't want to get sentimental and all that but moving away to university, albeit a great new experience, is going to be a very sad time!
To all my beautiful friends, i will never forget any one of you, you all mean the world to me.