Monday, 30 April 2012

To Market To Market To Buy A Plum Cake, Home Again Home Again Market Is Late...

I am absolutely beat right now!! Had a lovely day with my friends browsing Brick Lane's Sunday market.

Couldn't get too many shots cos a) I left my camera at home, b)My phone battery was low so I couldn't use that much either and c) quite a few stalls wouldn't allow pics to be taken as apparently a lot of idea theft goes on that way.

Whatever. As usual my desires far outweighed my financial means!! lol...

My personal favourite bit is usually the flea markets set up on the streets but that's obv better when the shitty London weather isn't acting up- These shoes were soaked!!

Hope your Sunday was as pleasant as mine!
Toodles to you bitches xx

(P.S. Title = lyrics to the nursery rhyme 'To Market, To Market')

Wednesday, 25 April 2012

I Wanna Love Ya And Treat You Right, I Wanna Love Ya Every Day And Every Night, We'll Be Together With A Roof Right Over Our Heads, We'll Share The Shelter Of My Single Bed...

...Is this love, is this love, is this love, is this love that i'm feeling?????..... Definitely!!...

So they have arrived...
(Sorry about the weirdly sized pics but I took these on my phone.)

Even love the box...

Inside, ha...

True love <3

I'm going to stare at these beautiful Jeffrey Campbell creations for a while longer then get back on with my essays...
Btw, thanks to Instagram my Tumblr is finally getting used Woooooooo!!
 It's not looking too hot atm cos I haven't had time to sort the layout out yet and if you've been reading my blog for a while a lot of it will just be content you've already seen here except with the addition of Instagram treatment (which I finally got the hang of), but i'll start putting new pics up there soon too.- I'm really selling it to ya I know, haha.

Do any of you guys have tumblr? If so drop those links with your blog links so I can have a nosey...

Hope you're having a less stressful time than I am right now!
Toodles to you bitches xx

(P.S. Title = lyrics to 'Is This Love' by Bob Marley)

Tuesday, 24 April 2012

And That's Good, Isn't It Grand, Isn't It Great, Isn't It Swell, Isn't It Fun, Isn't It... But Nothing Stays... In 50 Years Or So, It's Gonna Change Y'know, But Oh It's Heaven Nowadays...

Perhaps it's a bit cheeky of me to ask this on my blog when it's a question that I don't have time to accompany with a real blog post... But can someone please tell me how to use Instagram?!?!?!?!?!?!...

Call me slow, but i'm just not getting it. I downloaded it on my phone today (10 years later right, I know, shush), you probably already know i'm technophobic but this is just ridiculous.

Any tips welcome- how do you get into it? How do you connect with people? How do you discover decent Instagramers? What makes a good image? Why is there such a hype about it anyway?? I'm really confused!

Anyway, old lady rant over, back to work for me- serious essay deadline on Thursday.

Toodles to you bitches xx

(P.S. Title = lyrics to 'Nowadays' from the musical Chicago)

Tuesday, 17 April 2012

Stop And Wait A Sec, Oh When You Look At Me Like That My Darling What Did You Expect? I'd Probably Still Adore You With Your Hands Around My Neck.. Or I Did Last Time I Checked...

Thanks for the Jeffrey Campbell shoe feedback- very useful. Think I will buy some, just need to get my lack of  money right first...

My braids are out for a minute cos I don't have the money or time to re-plait them and they were getting  a bit tatty. Was pretty funny seeing the 'style' i'd left my hair in as i kept chopping bits off when my braids were in, but i've cleaned it up and it works ok in various quiff typed styles...

  • Glasses- Claire's Accessories
  • Sheer blouse- Tammy Girl (had this shirt since I was a child)
  • Leggings- American Apparel
  • Lips- Illamasque lipstick 

Toodles to you bitches xx

(P.S. Title = lyrics to '505' by Arctic Monkeys)

Sunday, 15 April 2012

You're Trying My Shoes On For A Change, They Look So Good But Fit So Strange...

So Jeffrey Campbell's... If you're an avid reader of fashion blogs and / or are a fashion blogger yourself  then you'll know that they're pretty much the basic shoe staple of the fashion blogging community... In fact you probably own at least one pair yourself.

While i've always admired them on other people i've never really felt the urge to own a pair... That is until now. I dunno why but all of a sudden the shoes i've shunned from my wardrobe for so long (mainly because of their popularity) have become the only shoes I ever seem to think about. Despite the fact that I can't afford them, probably wont be able to walk in them and they'll make me about 6'5''...

I want a pair of black Litas and I want them now!! 

... Even though there are millions of styles to choose from, I think if you're only intending to get one pair it's best to invest in the classics and these just seem to go with everything.

What d'you think about Jeffrey Campbell shoes? Love or loathe 'em??

Hope everyone's taking it easy this weekend.
Toodles to you bitches xx

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

Tuesday, 3 April 2012

You Caught Me, Guilty, Taking The Pieces Of You... That Night, You Took Flight, I Couldn't Decide What To Do...

This is possibly the most rushed post i've ever done, but I was in the middle of reading for an essay when I remembered it'd been a few weeks since i'd managed to post anything.
I was in a very distractable mood anyway so I stopped for a break and took these pics...

And cos people keep e-mailing me about my hair and how I style my braids i've tried to write a little how-to tutorial for the weird bun things I have on my head today...

  1. Split braids into 2 sections- a front one and a back one, so that they fall both over your face and down your back. The front section should be slightly smaller than the back section...
  2. Do a large but loose plait with the front section
  3. Wrap it once around in a sideways-leaning bun so that the large braid you have just plaited falls to the back of your head and you have a quiff type shape at the front that sits a few inches above your eyebrows
  4. Tie a scarf tightly around the middle section of your head, securing the front bun. Fasten the scarf as desired
  5. Use all the braids to twist another bun at the back of your head just behind thescarf and tuck the end into the scarf to secure it's position
  6. VoilĂ !!

And todays 1menaturally earrings were-
Think they're corduroy but i'm not sure, these one's are my faves atm. 
  • Headscarf- The Shop (Off Brick Lane)
  • Top- Vintage (Oldham St, Manchester)
  • Black denim shorts- Topshop
  • Dame Edna glasses- Claire's Accessories
  • Earrings- 1menaturally

Toodles to you bitches xx

(P.S. Title = lyrics to 'No Room For Dount' by the incredible Lianne La Havas)