Friday, 31 January 2014
Thursday, 30 January 2014
Wednesday, 29 January 2014
Tuesday, 28 January 2014
Monday, 27 January 2014
image via The National Trust
I wonder what I would have worn if I had lived a century ago?
Would I still dress to my own style, or would I follow fashion?
I mean fashions were so much nicer then but I'm flighty and bore easily.
Image via pinterest
Sunday, 26 January 2014
It's been a while since I last updated my Lolita wishlist so here it is.
Iron Gate - Moi Meme Moitie
Because I am a totally unapologetic cliche!
Whimsical Vanilla Chan - Angelic Pretty
Part of a long running joke, also KITTIES!
Elisabeth, Bride of Death - Alice and the Pirates
Featuring beautiful cameos of Elizabeth of Austria
Napoleon Short Jacket - Antique Beast
Seriously though, is that not beautiful?
Follett Gobelins - Emily Temple Cute
It just reminds me of William Morris Wallpaper!
Saturday, 25 January 2014
Friday, 24 January 2014
Today I made a skin tight PVC dress, I didn't get a photo yet because the light had died by the time I finished but tomorrow I will take one after I add the finishing touches (I still need to attach the frill at the bottom and trim off all the excess threads).
Feeling super proud :)
Thursday, 23 January 2014
Margaret Beaufort who is kind of my dead celebrity crush of the moment.
Do you ever wonder what it must be like to be someone else?
I do sometimes.
I mean do sexists really believe all that stuff about male superiority? Like is there not even a twinge of them that thinks "hmm this seems a bit wrong."
Do you ever wish you were someone else?
Sometimes, I think it might be fun to try being someone else for a while, but only for a while, I couldn't stand not being me for very long.
On Tuesday I had my first photoshoot of 2014
The theme was "Living Dolls"
I wore the corset and skirt that I made with my Caroskell fabric
Photos in this post by Graeme Owens Photography
Wednesday, 22 January 2014
Like I'd ever pass up the opportunity to post a picture of David Tennant!
So last week I started a new course with Futurelearn, I already finished one course on life in England at the time of Richard III which was super interesting, involved some of the people who found his body and I felt like I really learned a lot from it. For my second course I picked The University of Birmingham's course on Shakespeare's Hamlet, I'm only a week and a half in and I have already learned a few things that I wasn't previously aware of.
For example I didn't know that Hamlet wasn't an original idea of Shakespeare's and that there was a previous, now lost play of the same name prior to the play we now know.
Anyhow this week's assignment is to write a blog post review of Shakespeare's Hamlet from the point of view of a member of the original audience.
So without further ado (about nothing?):
I must say that I was beginning to tire of Hamlet, surely this is a concept that has been done to death? Nevertheless William Shakespeare works his magic once more and breathes new life into the classic tale of revenge.
Richard Burbage's performance as the tragic Prince of Denmark is fantastic and very believable, I wonder if perhaps his own personal tragedies (you may recall that he lost his own father just last year) have played some part in how much he has simply become the character of Hamlet, truly his finest performance to date.
The supporting cast were pretty good too though, the actor playing Ophelia was mildly unconvincing (perhaps a closer shave is in order!).
My only complaint is that perhaps the play is a little slow at first, but my advice is to stick with it, put down the cabbages and be patient because when the action kicks off, my word it certainly kicks off!
Tuesday, 21 January 2014
Years ago when I first was allowed my own email address the very first thing that I did with it was sign up for the AFI (as in the band not the American/ Australian Film Institute) fan forums.
Anyway on the 10th Circle section of Despair Faction boards one of the recurring threads was the "Dear You" thread where people would write letters to anonymous people in order to get things off their chests.
I participated in many of these thread over the years and I found it incredibly helpful to be able to write things down sometimes.
So without further ado:
Sometimes I wonder if I should feel bad for enjoying this but then I remember I've done nothing wrong.
You put me through so much pain and no matter how many times I tried to reach out to you you kept on stabbing.
Well guess what, looks like it's all come unraveled at last doesn't it?
I get it in ways, I mean I have everything you ever wanted now because I decided not to obsess over bringing someone down and instead focused on self improvement whereas you seem to have lost everything you had going for you, it's almost like karma bit you in the arse or something.
You look ridiculous by the way when you act like that. I hate the phrase "man up" but good grief you should just admit it, you dun goofed.
I suppose it's pointless attempting to give you advice, because I've tried that so many times already, so well I guess either you could grow up and stop being such a drama queen, admit to your lies and move on or you can just keep massively over reacting whenever I dance into a room if you want because it's actually pretty entertaining.
Monday, 20 January 2014
Sunday, 19 January 2014
Friday, 17 January 2014
She had such beautiful eyes.
This is kind of an odd one for me to write, usually when I write about my style icons they're long dead but Issy lived and then left us all too soon within my lifetime.
I saw her and Anna Piaggi on some TV show (it might have been something about The Clothes Show?) when I was a little girl, she sashayed around in a Philip Treacy hat looking like nothing I'd ever seen before, just amazing!
How could you not want to be her?
I kind of hoped when I was in college that some day I'd be able to make something good enough for her, unfortunatly I'll never get that chance as she took her own life in 2007 after battling depression for years.
Thursday, 16 January 2014
Wednesday, 15 January 2014
How cute is this?
Sometimes I wish that I could time travel forwards to our wedding so that people will finally stop asking me about the table decor before we've even picked a date.
I get that people are excited that I'm getting married at some undetermined point in the future but it isn't going to be for YEARS yet, we're looking for a house first so that I don't end up murdering our neighbors for refusing to STFU, so no, no I have not thought about what I would like on our wedding cake yet.
Also please stop asking JUST ME about these things, can we please give it a rest with the "BRIDE'S DAY!" bullshit?
It's not just my day, I do not get to make all of the decisions so stop JUST asking me stuff.
Tuesday, 14 January 2014
Monday, 13 January 2014
Sunday, 12 January 2014
It used to feel like I had no control over my life, and I suppose I was right, for a long time I didn't.
Obviously when I was a child I had very little control, most children don't after all, but even after I grew up for a fairly long time I still felt I was on the outside looking in at myself unable to change anything.
But these past few years?
These have been great.
It's nice to feel human.
Saturday, 11 January 2014
Friday, 10 January 2014
Thursday, 9 January 2014
Wednesday, 8 January 2014
Tuesday, 7 January 2014
Sometimes I am
Red with anger
I'm a warning sign
do not touch
Orange flowers are my favourite
random messages when I'm upset?
I wonder if they're like flowers
from an all night garage
"I feel guilty so now I'm going to act like I care"
Is how I'd describe that
Stop pretending that you care so that I will be normal
I am not
Green with envy
No matter how much you'd like to think it.
I'm just blue
once again disappointed by you.
Indigo and other expenses are pointless
I learned long ago I cannot buy happiness
So it is doubtful that you can buy it for me
Violet won't help.
Monday, 6 January 2014
Starting out wearing a corset every day (well most of them anyway) because 1. Fuck bras and their ever changing sizes, I can get all the support I need from a decent corset and 2. I'm quite interested in tight lacing. More on that to come :)
Sunday, 5 January 2014
Saturday, 4 January 2014
Third time lucky!
Yes we actually managed to get three lanterns to take off this year, though there's only video of two as Kev got a little overly emotional (bless). Also we extend our apologies to the residents of Blyth, he gets a little competitive around this time of year (though I blame your football fans ;) ).