Sunday, 31 July 2011

When You Walk In The Bar And You're Dressed Like A Star Rocking Your 'Eff Me' Pumps...

I was shocked and horrified when the news broke that Amy Winehouse had died, such an incredible talent and one of my favourite artists. Only 27, very sad! Glad to see her music all over the UK charts today, it would be nice if 'Back to Black' goes back to number 1 in the album chart.

This isn't a well shot post but we took some photos when we were out in Leicester Square last night and I realised i've never posted a pic of this dress...

It's a nice little American Apparel dress. Fits like a glove and you can't go wrong with black!!
I'm still very hung over so i'm gonna go drink a few gallons of water now.
Hope you're enjoying your Sunday!! 

Toodles to you bitches xx

(P.S. Title = Lyrics to 'Fuck Me Pumps' by Amy Winehouse)

Friday, 22 July 2011

Dreams Money Can Buy, They Told Me It's Like A High And It Wasn't A Lie...

This is such a long post i'm not gonna bore you with a lot of nonsensical chit chat. This is a self-portrait collection and a labour of love. Based on a peculiar 1950s-esque dream I had last night full of light, shapes, shadow, empty spaces and a lot of other stuff too. I've tried to recreate it photographically the best I can.

Hope you enjoy it cos it took a longass time for me to put together!!...

Curious to know what you lot think so any feedback would be very much appreciated!! :)

Have a great weekend!!
Toodles to you bitches xxxx

(P.S. Title = lyrics to 'Dreams Money Can Buy' by Drake)

Thursday, 21 July 2011

Forget About The Smell, Leave Yourself Behind, There Is Something In The Air That Reminds You... Of Your Life...

Why hello there sexy! You come here often??.. I love your shoes!! ;)

If you read my last post you'll know that I shaved the side of my head a few days ago. Well since then I have taken to having creepy stare out competitions with my camera, I keep winning. 
Here's a closer look at my new hair, please don't be scared off by the crazy eyes, hahaha...

  • Earrings- Retro Rehab
  • Gold jumper- Retro Rehab
  • Glasses- Primarni

  • Eyes- Maybelline gel eyeliner
  • Cheeks- Benefit rose-tinted cheek and lip stain
  • Lips- Chanel, Rouge Coco No.21- Rivoli

And dat is dat!!
Toodles to you bitches xxxx

(P.S. Title = Lyrics to 'You Were So Far Away' by Kate Nash)

Monday, 18 July 2011

Sure Have Changed Since Yesterday Without Any Warning!!... (Braids Q&A)

Ok so as promised here's my braids Q&A, i'll try and address every question i've been asked that I can remember...

Q) What hair do you use to do your braids?
A) X-pression Ultra Braids, 1B. I've never used human hair to do braids and wouldn't recommend it as I can't see how you could secure it. Synthetic hair has the coarseness necessary to secure braids at the ends either by burning the ends or sealing them with hot water. The texture also looks more natural on black chicks. If you want super long braids like mine you'll need to buy synthetic for the length.

Q) How much hair did you need?
A) 6 bags

Q) How do you sleep with your braids?
A) I don't wrap my hair, it's too long, but I sleep with a satin cap on, secured with a scarf so it doesn't slip off in the night. Also satin covered pillow cases help make a comfortable night and keep your braids looking neat for longer.

Q) How do you maintain the appearance of your braids?
A) I spritz my natural hair with P.M oil each night before putting my nightcap on. Keeping your scalp hydrated is really important to maintaining the look of your braids especially as the extra strain on your natural hair can cause dryness. To elongate the lifetime of my braids I redo the braids around my hairline after  2/3 weeks which really rejuvenates the overall appearance of your braids.

Q) Are your braids heavy?
A) Yes! But after the first day or two I didn't notice any more. If you have weak hair I wouldn't recommend thick braiding like mine as it could cause breakage and too much pressure on your hairline.
If you want to do updos with long, thick braids I suggest a style that pulls forwards rather than backwards, like a big quiff- ponytails etc look nice but the weight will put a lot of pressure on your hairline and should be kept to a minimum and secured loosely... Remember girls, alopecia aint sexy!!

Q) How long did your braids take to plait?
A) My braids took me about 8/9 hours to plait because i'm hella slow at extensions and I kept getting tangles  cos they're so flipping long!! If you're really good at braiding your own hair though I reckon you could do them in 5 hours or less.

Q) How long do you keep your braids in?
A) 4-6 weeks. I wouldn't keep them in for any longer than that because they'd get too scruffy and also they'd probably start to get matted at the extension joining point leading to breakage. I recommend a natural week in between braiding to give your hair a rest. Deep conditioning during this period is a must.

And for those of you not in the slightest bit interested in this Q&A... 

...Yep, i've shaved the side of my head... again!! Still gonna continue growing my natural hair, just minus some of the right side!! Hahaha

K, that's all folks, if you have any other braids questions ask them below and i'll add on the answers.
I'll try to cobble a braids styling post together in the next week if possible.

Toodles to you bitches xx

(P.S. Title = lyrics to 'Sunday Morning' by No Doubt)

Additional Qs-

Q) Are braids expensive?
A) Usually if you go to a salon to get them done, yes they are expensive. The price will depend on your desired length and thickness- for braids like mine i've been quoted from £90-160 which I think is quite expensive for a hairstyle that lasts 4 weeks. My advice- if you can plait you can do extensions, have a look at a few youtube tutorials and give it a go!!

Q) How did you get your buzz cut neat with braids in?
A) Well i've had my extensions in for over 4 weeks now so my hair's grown out at the roots. I chopped them off in the general area I wanted to shave then undid a few to get a neat line, shaved my head and then redid a few of my plaits!!... Who knows what my real hair is gonna look like????? looool

Q) How did you get the hair that long?
Lol, I bought it like that and just didn't cut it, it's the full length of the hair in the bag.
I've stated the hair used as the first Q!!

Friday, 15 July 2011

I'm Not That Cool And You Hate Me, I'm A Bad Kid That's The Way That They Made Me...


...K, so i've been listening to A LOT of Gaga today!! Bad Kids is kinda cheesy but I love it anyway and Bloody Mary and Judas are tunes!! Can't say i'm too fond of  most of the rest of Born This Way though, too trancey for me.

Anyway, impromptu album review aside, here's today's look... Didn't mean to stick VeeVeeandNeco's glasses on the very next post but i felt the outfit needed some accessorising and they were just perfect :)

  • Leather jacket- Oldham St, Manchester
  • Glasses- VeeVeeandNeco
  • Printed top- scarf worn as top, friend's old
  • Headscarf- Primarni
  • Leggings- American Apparel
  • Suede flatforms- Topshop
  • Nail Polish- Barry M Instant Nail Effects
It was pretty hard to get my hair to stay up like this but once it was in place it actually stayed put all day!!
I think i'm gonna do a post about my braids next... I've had so many questions about them it seems like a little Zizzi's braid's Q&A is long overdue, so if you have any more questions you'd like to ask e-mail me or comment below.


Toodles to you bitches xx

(P.S. Title = lyrics to 'Bad Kids' by Gagaaaaaaa)

Tuesday, 12 July 2011

I Wish That Clouds Could Hold Me Up, Like I Thought As A Child Growing Up...

K, I really need to stop posting so many pics with the glasses my cousin's veeveeandneco made for me but seriously, they go with so much!! Haha

Anyway the story behind this look is this- I put my leggings in the wash. They stretched completely out of shape. I hoicked them up, stuck a belt round the waist and hey presto baggy leggings become fitted bodysuit!!...
Add my beloved glasses, blue lipstick and feathered falsies and the result is this...

What d'you think of my makeshift bodysuit??

Toodles to you bitches xx

(P.S. Title = Lyrics to 'Tourist' by the incredible Julian Casablancas)

Thursday, 7 July 2011

They Say- Be Afraid, You're Not Like The Others, Futuristic Lover...

...Not a fan of Katy Perry's music but E.T's so friggin catchy!!!

Feeling a lil Rockabilly today!!..
Messing around with the pics I noticed they looked so much better darker with deeper saturation. It just made my skin pop and looks much more artistic IMO. Very happy with the result...

  • body- American Apparel
  • High waisted jeans- Cow, Manchester
What d'you think?? Like my Janelle Monae styling with my braids??... It's bloody heavy!!! lol

Don't forget to LEAVE YOUR BLOG LINKS!!
Toodles to you bitches xx

(P.S. Title = lyrics to E.T. by Katy Perry)

Monday, 4 July 2011

There's A Limit To Your Love, Like A Waterfall In Slow Motion, Like A Map With No Ocean...

This picture was inspired by James Blake's album cover...

In other news, the video for Cher Lloyd's debut solo single 'Swagger Jagger' came out last week and if you watch it carefully yo can see my cousin's veeveeandneco's Pyramid watch!! So proud of them!! <3

Listening to Beyonce's new album '4' while I evaporate. Oh the goodness! 'I Miss You' is my favourite track atm. Anyone else listening to it??

Don't forget to LEAVE YOUR LINKS!!

Toodles to you bitches xx

(Title = Lyrics to 'Limit To Your Love' by James Blake)

Friday, 1 July 2011

And I Told About Equality And It's True Either You're Wrong Or You're Right... But If You're Thinking About My Baby It Don't Matter If You're Black Or White!!...

Any hope of consistency on this blog is pretty much out of the window... I'm just gonna post what I like when I feel like it, don't have the discipline for anything else. Not arsed!! :p lol

Today I got caught up for a while black and whiting some favourites of mine... Yep my love of the black and white photograph shows no sign of slowing down. Can't wait to get a film for my old camera!!

Some of you will remember the Lady Gaga, Love Games-esque bath post a while back. Decided to see what this would look like in b&w with painted red lips for some pow...

Pics from my last post with the B&W treatment...

Every effect I could apply!! lol...

Now this isn't actually fully B&W as i'm sure you can see, but it looks better with a lil clothing colour in it i've concluded...

And what is probably my favourite shot of myself to date...

And that is that!! The 1st pic's my favourite, any preferences??
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Toodles to you bitches xx

(P.S. Title = lyrics to 'Black Or White' by King Michael Jackson)