Thursday, April 29, 2010
Wednesday, April 28, 2010
Tuesday, April 27, 2010
Monday, April 26, 2010
Oh please. Please? Can someone please teach me how to do finger waves? And how to wear a really good shade of red lipstick? And how to wear tights without getting runs in them first wear? And how to wear a hat on a jaunty angle? And how to look so good walking across the tarmac in an army supplied uniform. Top gun music, anyone?
Thursday, April 22, 2010
Wednesday, April 21, 2010
ps - although none of you offered me your latest in teleporting technology (which I'm so ok with), those big shiny metal things seem to be taking to the skies again which can only mean one thing! Duty free will be popular once more! But also. The boy might be arriving on our sunny shores soon. Ohpleaseohpleaseohplease...
Louboutins via betsywhite
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
With all this talk of ash and clouds, airspace and Iceland…I thought I would venture out and pay homage to the great country that Iceland is and hand out some bigups (gosh I sound so street) to the stuff that Iceland has brought to the world. Thanks for the ash and holdups – not really, but hey Iceland has some good points, it’s brought great things to this world we live in. Erm..so what are they?
Eyjafjallajokull volcano To be honest, I didn’t know they had one. But cool. And now I do. I think the world got an education.
Has to be said, she’s unique. Gifted even. How many Icelandic singer-songwriters, actresses do you know?
The strange ethereal sounds of this band are a little mystifying upon first listen. But I like.
And for those trivia fanatics – some little known facts about the country
- Dried fish was used for money in the country in 1413.
- Beer was banned in Iceland until March 1989. (not so devo about this... but maybe a tragedy for some?)
- Rabbits were imported to Iceland from Spain in 1976. Some were later released into the wild and began to compete with the native puffin birds, which breed in burrows.
Thanks, Luce I’ll add that to my pile of things I never needed to know, but now do.
Oh and good news – Heathrow is open for business! Woot!
PS. Thanks wiki and others.
Monday, April 19, 2010
Friday, April 16, 2010
Wednesday, April 14, 2010
Tuesday, April 13, 2010
Today is a splendid day - Why? Because I've declared it to be so. Or perhaps it's because I can't help but feel bright and cheery looking at these lovely pics from this outdoor wedding. I know, this is Nicola's domain, clearly! And not mine, because I've never been the type of girl with the stack of wedding magazines under her bed. Nope, pretty sure I had shoes, dolls and various other bits and pieces.. so it's weird that Nicola and I are friends really because we are complete opposites in this department (for starters...she knows what she's on about) but I like photos and these ones especially. (Oh and we're friends because - well in case you haven't noticed, she's awesome) Bright happy fun sunshine yellow times - who could resist?! Not John Denver. Or Little Miss Sunshine. Gosh that was a good movie. (Note to self, must watch more Steve Carell movies)
Photocredit :: stylemepretty
Monday, April 12, 2010
Sunday, April 11, 2010
Good Monday morning! I hope everyone has had a wonderful weekend filled with Autumnal goodness. Thought I'd share these very pretty side plates from Cath Kidston, UK floral print genius. Very sweet and perfect for all those yummy baked treats that go so deliciously with chilly afternoons and copious cups of tea!
Friday, April 9, 2010
I think we've missed the Friday beauty post 3 times now? But now (as was part of the plan), it'll be like the surprise package that came in the mail or the coffee your friend brought you back after lunch, and will make you think, "Golly, I do enjoy surprise packages in the mail!", or, "Golly, I do love Magda in accounts and her skim no froth lattes with 2 sugars!". Except you'll be thinking "Golly, when I clicked on that blog link I though I was going to somewhere that would be cool and exciting!". Ha! Gotcha.
Inspiration today has been taken from our much loved songbirds! Which, funnily enough, wasn't going to be at all about red hair. But I do see a theme emerging! Having always wanted bright orange hair, I think it's a sign. But let's first take Alison Sudol from A Fine Frenzy (see video below) and her fiery locks. It looks brilliant. And I want it. But I'm quiet enjoying being low mainty with my Garnier box brunette and am thinking this would take a leetle bit more that $14.95 every 2 months. Darn. Perhaps I could try some kind of natural henna type thing. Oh yes. I can see it going brilliantly wrong already...
Next up is Jenny Lewis from Rilo Kiley, who is quite the cool rock chick. And may have been pants-less pre Gaga. I'm not sure if it's part of the deal. Become an indie/alternative mucis star...dye hair red. It seems like a natural progression. Maybe I have a secret untapped desire to be an indie rock star? I should look into that. But if you're not going to dye your hair red, maybe settle for the pants-less thing? Much less confronting, easy for anyone to pull off, and super comfy. Unless you're on a bus with pleather seats in Summer. Not so pleasant.
Miss Regina Spektor. Awesome musician, one handed glove wearer. And hair that could be described as what we in the biz call a 'reddish shade'. I wonder if she's gone pants-less. It does seem to be the thing to do.
Uber trendoids Angus and Julia Stone. I don't imagine she's ever gone pants-less. To be fair, I would say being more folksy and less rocksy would probably have something to do with that. Her hair isn't red. Let's pretend it has been at some point. She'll probably be reading this and thinking, "Nic! Remember!? That party at Mac's place in June last year? It was definitely red...", and I'll be all "HECK yeah!" while wondering when Julia Stone and I became friends and why I don't remember this Mac character. Intriguing.
And of course, Flo. Also pants-less. And red haired. My gosh. The urge to become a redhead is growing stronger! To be pants-less, not so much. But red haired! Yes please! And the best bit!? Being pasty has never come in handy before. I've always looked somewhat like a white jelly bean, and the weirdest part is I never wear sunscreen (don't tell)! But NOW! It's practically crying out for a red mop! Not of the supermarket kind.
Hmmm. We'll see. I do love a new hair colour! But I hope you all have a very lovely weekend. Hopefully this beautiful Autumn weather will continue and you'll be able to flash your new red locks in golden shimmering sunlight! If your hair is red.
Wednesday, April 7, 2010
images (from third down)