Friday, 18 January 2013

From Atlantis to Interzone

Nike Huarache Free Trainers, Beyonce T-shirt, MinkPink shirt, Topshop skirt

Bloody hell it is flipping freezing and I'm really not sure how to deal with it, never mind dress for it as I have a real problem with layering. The problem being that I look like a mentally ill Michelin man. However my outfit today was a 2/3 I think in terms of practicality.

1. Neon Green Jumper;

High visibility is usually a positive  such as when cycling, but when you are trying to avoid being pelted with snowballs by the caretaker it means that you are the most visible and therefore most attacked target.

2. Trainers;

Allow running away from air-borne missiles at speed - so good.

3. Quilted PVC skirts

May not sound like the most practical snowy attire but let me tell you when I fall over straight onto your bum I did not get wet or bruised - although I suspect the lack of bruising is not due to the padding in the skirt but on my body.

I have bought two neon green items of clothing in the space of three weeks which I consider case for concern. Usually I avoid green as when I was thirteen I went to a disco in a green satin dress and my brother and mother invariably referred to me as The Green Giant for months afterwards. Neon is also something I usually steer clear from as well as it reminds me too much of Nu-Rave and my pitiful attempts to look like Lovefoxx from CSS. Unfortunately I looked more like Pat Butcher and not in a good way. So in the spirit of now being an adult I am experimenting with a bit of self restraint outfits no longer have to consist of ten different colours just at least one that makes you look like you should be on a building site.

Sunday, 13 January 2013


Phillip Lim Dungarees, Molskine Notebook, Niobe in The Matric Reloaded, Asos shoes, Unif.m Leather Dungarees

Going to preface this post with a disclaimer - I am not an edgy person. At all. There's probably a reason I live South-West London rather than say Dalston. My last, very ill thought, foray into edginess resulted in me shaving the back of my head and now I have a nice little fluffy afro under the rest of my hair (#sexy)


Recently I have become a little obsessed with LEATHER. Turning 18 in December and th subsequent unearthing of photos of my youngr self fostered a desire to look a little more 'adult'. You know the simple stuff like limiting the number of colours in an outfit to single figures and attempting to tame my hair once in a while. And owning an actual coat. So for my birthday my mum gave me a leather coat and I am pretty much converted.

Initally I was a little scared of leather. It reminded me of uncomfortable junior school shoes and dominatrixes. Now school uniform and BDSM both have their own sort of appeal but  my experiments in wearing school uniform again have resulted in enough unwelcome advances that I'm to reluctant repeat them or even attempt a dominatrix look. I'll just have to continue living vicariously through Slutever although wearing leather does make me feel so sassy/ cool/ confident/ in control etc that who knows?

P.S. Search for leather with caution on eBay - try and avoid entering leather with gay, fetish or chaps unless you're into that sort of thing...

Wednesday, 26 December 2012

Tuesday, 16 October 2012

Video Girls

 As usual I'm consumed by girl crushes (not sure if that sounds a bit diminutive but I think lady-crush and woman-crush just sound very odd). Been up to loads and will update on that in the very near future but for now I'm going to limit myself to the sharing cool thing that other people have done.

First up is Pina Bausch, German choreograher and all around cool chick. My school play is 'Women of Troy' and the director is basically just ripping off Pina's style of physical theatre/dance type movement - think ladies in flowy dress and water and clutching at men's feet and symbolic 'rape' sequences. I've loved her work for ages and was lucky enough to see it earlier this year but watching Pina reminded me how great she was and how great Wim Wenders is.

Second is Phoebe Collings James, who makes really really cool videos and sculptures and drawings and any other medium you can think of. And here are some more superficial reasons as well.
1.. She's bleached her hair the exact shade of blonde that I'm too scared too (but watch this space)
2. She dresses real nice.
3. She makes videos with Karley Sciortino

Friday, 6 July 2012


Skateboard Kings 1978

Summer is finally finally here!!!! And despite England's wet weather I am so happy the only downside being that my I go back to school on August 27th so only 7 weeks of freedom. In my dreams my summer would be an amalgamation of  Liv Tyler's in 'Stealing Beauty' and skating/surfing in California circa 1978 as in 'Skateboard Kings' but instead I will be:
1. going to wimbledon to the first time ever TO SEE THE  MURRAY V FEDERER FINAL!!!
2. trying to get a job
3. work experiencing
4. volunteering
5. taking a play to Edinburgh with my pals (in which I play Van Helsing, a vampire slayer the closest I will ever get to fulfilling my childhood dream of being Buffy)
6. (And on a slightly less cheery note) writing a research project on rapes committed by the Soviet Red Army against German women and the effect the rapes and subsequent abortions/ births had on and continue to have on personal and national identity
7. Maybe visiting the German military archives depending on £££
8. Reading a pile of books which, like me, are 5"10!
9. Maybe, hopefully, fitting in some sleepy times.

Sorry I've been a bit MIA lately  but I've been doing a play, going to open days, going to school, planning some things and having a minor crisis about uni but it's all fine now as I will be taking a GAP YEAR!!!!!

What have you guys got planned for summer?