Thursday, 24 October 2013

50 Shades of Dornan

Okay, so everyone and their mother has read 50 Shades of Grey. If you haven't, you know what it's about. I of course read all three books. I won't disagree with those of you among us who think the books are badly written. But then, were we really expecting it to be Jane Eyre? It was written in a conversational tone most likely because it started off as a blog, it is what it is. It was the book that got everyone talking about sex, S&M and everything in between. As a society of people who usually avoid explicit sex talk, it got it all out in the open - it has its good and bad points. Now in saying all that, I'd basically forgotten all about the books until I saw recent headlines about the actors who have been chosen for the film adaptation (2015). Now here's where it gets much more interesting...

Whether the film turns out to be a complete flop (no pun intended) or borderline porn is up for debate. I guess you'll just have to go watch it. BUT what I do know is this... Jamie Dornan is playing Christian Grey. Whether the cinema viewing is the worst experience of my life, knowing enough of the story, I am well aware it means seeing him with a lack of clothing for the majority of the film. So in that respect, it doesn't even need a storyline - just look at him. Oh and lets just hope he doesn't pull out of the role, like Charlie Hunnam did before him because then we'd all be sad.

p.s. yes this is a very shallow post based completely on the male image and good looks - why the hell not?!

Monday, 14 October 2013

For All You Cat Lovers

I Love Crafty is an online jewellery emporium specialising in the cute and kitsch. From cats to mermaids items are made by Laura, who started creating in 2009. If you want to see them first hand she has her own shop in Bristol. One of her collections aptly named Feline Fatale is everything a cat and fashion lover should add to their jewellery collection including sleeping cat rings, big chunky necklaces and heart collar tips.

Prices start at £6.50 for the kitty rings. 

Sunday, 13 October 2013

Fictitious Dishes for all Literature Lovers

American graphic designer Dinah Fried has delved into the lives and meal choices of some of the worlds most well known fictional characters. Her chosen recreated meals stem from Alice in Wonderland to Oliver Twist and she has left nothing out, even down to the type of tablecloth. The classics we love have been given a new lease of life (even if some of them look anything but appetising)

Alice in Wonderland
Oliver Twist 
The Catcher in the Rye 
Moby Dick
The Bell Jar
To Kill a Mockingbird
In Search of Lost Time 
On The Road

Tuesday, 24 September 2013

6 Zara Picks

I really like black and greys at the moment. Coming away from the brightness of summer, there's something much more understated about black and white. When I have money Zara is the first place I'm heading.

Grey Hooded Coat -  Long Sleeved Top - Leather Pencil Skirt - Jacquard Dress - Checked Trousers - Jacquard Knit Top

Monday, 23 September 2013

Black & White

I was looking through some of my old photographs recently and remembered how much I love black and white photography, especially film. I definitely want to dig out my slr and invest in a few rolls of b&w film. Below are a few images that I found and liked recently...

Friday, 30 August 2013

Thursday, 18 July 2013

Pimms O'Clock

I found a jam jar in a shop today and had the sudden urge to make some sort of cocktail (with whatever alcohol we had in the house). I'd seen photographs online of vintagey bars that sell milkshakes in jars with multicoloured straws and wanted to re-create that. All I had was pimms, lemonade and an apple - well it's a start you could say.