NOBODY GIVES YOU POWER. YOU JUST TAKE IT.

Found a few examples of the perfect boyfriend jean/jean shorts. From Gina Tricot (I wish we had a proper Gina Tricot in the UK!!) and first seen on Victoria Tornegren and Ashley Olsen.

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Considering power, let's pay it forward ... here are a few of my recent favourite fashion blogs:

Pale Division | Victoria Tornegren | Lisa's Place

{title: quote from Roseanne Barr}
{images: from here and here}

I LOVE SHOE

10 pairs I'd love to own from Topshop, American Apparel, Miss Selfridge and Converse:
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(CASUAL) THINGS WHAT I WANT

Instead of the latest statement pieces, I'm currently craving staples I can live in. I'm busier than ever and, though wearing all black tends to work (for work), I want to invest in weekend/evening pieces I absolutely love that I can throw on that function just as well for running errands, meeting a friend for a meal, or hanging out at home. They include:
  • The perfect baggy boyfriend jeans (comfy but smart-ish)
  • The perfect ripped jeans (can wear with tights underneath for winter)
  • The perfect 70s high waisted jeans
  • Black Uggs
  • The perfect black Converse hi-tops
  • Shearling jacket (jean or Corduroy? Not sure)
  • A million cropped tees in all colours
  • A million tank tops in all colours
  • A million flannel shirts in all colours
  • Long jean shorts - roll-ups for smart casual
  • Long jean shorts - ripped for more casual
  • 40s heels
  • The perfect black double slit maxi skirt
  • The perfect slouchy Cardigan (in a few colours)

Haha and yes - I plan everything! I tend to make lists of exactly what I want and then patiently carve them out over the next few months until the whole thing is done. Maybe I'll post pics later of some examples....

THEM THAT'S GOT SHALL GET, THEM THAT'S NOT SHALL LOSE. SO THE BIBLE SAYS, AND IT STILL IS NEWS... MAMA MAY HAVE, PAPA MAY HAVE, BUT GOD BLESS THE CHILD THAT'S GOT HIS OWN

Found a really cool topic on IMDB's messageboard section - (that website is a freaking goldmine people). The question is: "Are there any recurring themes or similarities among your top 10 films?"

Well, yes actually. Mine are (in no particular order): 

MY TOP FILMS 

1. William Shakespeare's Romeo + Juliet 
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0117509/ 

2. Disco Pigs 
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0236157/?ref_=sr_1 

3. A Guide To Recognizing Your Saints 
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0473488/?ref_=sr_1 

4. This Is England 
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0480025/?ref_=sr_1 

5. The Basketball Diaries 
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0112461/?ref_=sr_1 

6. Frida 
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0120679/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1 

7. Raise the Red Lantern 
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0101640/?ref_=sr_1 

8. Divorce Italian Style 
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0055913/?ref_=sr_1 

9. 28 Days Later 
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0289043/?ref_=sr_1 

10. Underground 
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0114787/ 

COMMON THEMES 

1. Good soundtracks 
2. About Artists or aspiring artists 
3. Young people coming of age and trying to find themselves 
4. Really saturated colours, or a gritty ambience (or both) 
5. FRIENDSHIP!!!! Hanging out with a group of friends, capturing that sense of having fun 
6. Close, intense, passionate romantic relationships that turn turbulent 
7. Tragedy 
8. Creative use of multiple types of art form within the film - (poetry, painting, music, etc) 
9. Well written, solid scripts 
10. Strong story arcs - sh*t HAPPENS 
11. Modern settings 
12. Mostly male protagonists, but the main women always seem to be intelligent, intuitive and artistic


[title: from Billie Holiday's song "God Bless the Child That's Got His Own"]

PLEASE AND THANK YOU

Okey-doke, I have trawled through the shows and made a S/S 13 mood board, linked down below. Next stop, Polyvore and styling the shiz out of these graphic, vibrant, patterns and colours. Love it.

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{all photos: style.com}

YOU BETCHA

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I've just completed my seasonal mood board for S/S 13. Now is the perfect time of year for me to have a think/plan what I'm going to be wearing a season ahead (It's nowhere near spring in London...).


It's also pretty handy that London Fashion Week's a-going on and while I'm aware of the shows, I don't necessarily look them first. The FIRST thing I do is get my ideas down on paper (computer?) and sort out what I think is interesting at the moment. Right now, that's a combination of The Shanghai skyline, Jewels, smiles, high waisted pencil skirts, crop tops, bouncy pin curls, lipstick, Veronica Lake, Karla Deras, Bettie Page, Motel Rocks and Clothesencounters.


Since my everyday life is hugely busy, I don't have a lot of time to dress in the morning or change after work before I go out. So the options are either wear boring clothes (er, I might or might not be doing this now - depends on how much you like black I guess).

Or, I could look ahead a little. Here'sa behind-the-scenes of what I tend to do every season:

1. Make mood board - Pinterest
2. Post my fave fashion week collections (London, NYC, Paris, Milan, Stockholm)
3. Construct outfit ideas into a collection on Polyvore
4. Clean my closet and see what I've got already
5. Decide what else I need to pick up
5. Outfit of the day posts (Instagram)

Might seem like a lot of work but hey, I think it's fun and it definitely helps me to stay pulled together when I am facing a packed schedule of work, classes, more work, gym, other projects and (at some point!) a social life :)

I CAN FEEL THE NIGHT BEHIND ME



{title: quote from the film Stealing Beauty, starring the luminescent Liv Tyler}
{music: James Blake's "Limit to your Love". Feist also covered it, so check out that version if you like this.}

REST THY MIND AND FIX THINE EYE ON THIS

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So yar... really into iconography atm.

{title: a phrase read in the novel "The Wierd Sisters" by Eleanor Brown }
{images: http://lauriezuckerman.blogspot.co.uk}










TWIST. SHOUT.

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{images: http://lauriezuckerman.blogspot.co.uk}

FLASH THE MESSAGE, SOMETHING'S OUT THERE...


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{title: lyrics from Nena's 99 Red Baloons }
{images: iconography from http://lauriezuckerman.blogspot.co.uk }

I REMEMBER, HOW COULD I FORGET



{Music: Earl Sweatshirt's "Chum"}
{Title: Lyrics from Frank Ocean's "Thinkin' 'Bout You"}

YOU'RE GOOD AT BEING BAD. I'M BAD AT BEING GOOD.


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Forever 21 t shirt



{Title: Modified lyric from Frank Ocean's 'Pink Matter' ft. Andre 3000}
{Music:  Frank Ocean's 'Pink Matter' ft. Andre 3000}
{Fashion: Tops from Forever21's Hello Kitty collection} 

THIS IS THE REMIX

Bittersweet.




{Music: Kelis - Goodbyes}

I'M SUCH A SPOILED LITTLE BRAT TONIGHT

I don't usually browse the internet looking for gowns, but how beautiful would this Honor Gold Alicia Maxi Dress be for New Year's Eve? And you can actually buy it from Nelly.com ...

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{Music: Kendrick Lamar feat. Schoolboy Q ~ "The Spiteful Chant" If you don't like strong language, watch with the sound off!!! (it's still amazing)}

THIS IS HOW I KICKS IT

Really fancying the idea of pencil skirts -- I've oscillated between minis and maxis for a while, so I want a new silhouette... These look best on women with bodies (like, erm, me) - but how do you make a pencil skirt modern without going Kardashian? Early ideas include mesh, panels and leather...





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WHEN IS THE LAST TIME YOU LEFT JERUSALEM?

Haven't scoped out new blogs in a while, and today I found a few gems. Found this total inspo on feelingvague.blogspot.co.uk, kind of a modern goth opus by a young tattoo artist. Cool!

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{title: a quote from the 2009 Israeli film Eyes Wide Open}


TRUST AND BELIEVE

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{Music: Lunice at the Boiler Room!}