Monday, 31 December 2012

I turn into a real romantic on new years eve.

 So... If you Live in Britain we are a few hours away from 2013! 
 oh what a year its been.
I have been to many exotic and wonderful places and I feel extremely lucky about how much I have travelled this year.
I went to Uganda and I guess it changed my life. 

There have been so many things that I have loved......
Meadham Kirchoff 

This year it was definitely all about the flower crowns. Next year I might branch out into vegetable crowns.

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Lana Del Rey has made this year for me, her look, her music, her attitude. She is just amazing. 
This blog has prompted me to draw, paint, collage a lot more and create the kind of art I want to create.

oh.. and Best Coast, especially this song 

I hope this blog has brought me and Sinead together as friends, but who knows? ( rhetorical question )

So.. Have a brilliant new years eve and a hopefully a 2013 filled with more flower crowns and art and great music and travel .

Lots of love.  

p.s- Sorry if this post has been too sugary for you.

Monday, 24 December 2012

baubles and all that jazz

 gUYs, its christmas tomorrow! Our house it looking rather lovely and also very clean; as my Grandma is staying for the christmas period. I love christmas primarily for theses threes reason

  1.  It is the only time in the year where you can wear red and green together which is a fabulous colour combination in my opinion.                                                                                                                 
  2. THE FOOD.
  3. The kitsch and tackiness of it. 

anyway here is a few images that I liked and are christmassey 


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Here are a few christmassey-ish images I took yesterday 

This a cardboard reindeer head that we get out
for the christmas period ( I don't even know )

Have a lovely 25th of December whatever you are celebrating 

Tuesday, 18 December 2012

lonely mystic.

Moi and Sinead are planning a little winter photo-shoot with our lovely friend Jess. we where thinking about a kind-of folklore mystical theme so I made a little collage of ideas to show this. 


I saw this brilliant band a few weeks ago, as they where supporting Florence + the machine. I thought they where absolutely brilliant and scary and wonderful, so give this a listen 


Monday, 10 December 2012

I may speak some tongue of old.

I definitely do not hide that I love the 1920's; But I think that with this era people tend to concentrate on the evening styles and flapper dresses. I love the more casual wear. The coats just looked so practical and yet endlessly elegant. 

If the world was my oyster and the clothes I thought up in my head existed these are the kind of things I would wear.... 

vintage hat, on Etsy 

oh yeah...... cloche hats are the BEST THANG EVA 

Love sophie 

Sunday, 9 December 2012

home is wherever with you.

so.. Last night me and sinead stayed in a yurt. Staying in what is essentially a elaborate and insulted tent has only one downfall, in winter it is rather cold and I mean two pairs of socks cold. We eat too many doughnuts, too much marshmallow fluff and talked about our weird crushes. 

I was just browsing the internet for cool pictures of yurts
 when I found this beautiful piece of yurt interior design 

also this song is the absolute best 

love sophie 

Thursday, 6 December 2012

you are the silence in-between, what I thought and what I said.

I know this is a little late, but anyway- I WENT TO SEE FLORENCE +THE MACHINE ON TUESDAY!!

Without sounding like I'm gushing, Florence is just so fabulous; she runs around the stage, and pretends she going to fall off the stage, she spins without getting dizzy and also sometimes randomly screams. I have to say, Florence Welch is the grand high priestess of everything. 
Florence and her machine played all the classics- Spectrum, No light, No light, Drumming Song and obviously Dog days where all especially awesome. Florence also talked about an owl and also almost teared up when she started talking about England and how happy she was to be home (the show was the first in the UK.)  I'm sorry I haven't mentioned The Machine, so I will, the harp player was incredibly impressive. 

I honestly have not to been to a big arena-type concert like the that before and I have to say being in a huge crowd brought out the worst in me. I have never had such murderous feelings towards people over 6 foot before!

Lots of love and kittens

P.S - The only downside was that we had to wait an hour and a half to get out of the car park which was a bummer. 

Wednesday, 5 December 2012

sugar and spice and all things nice

 I think this article is very inspiring. It may not seem like a big deal in itself, but I think it really symbolises a  change, and is one small step towards gender equality. 

On the other end of the battling-sexism-spectrum, I have read several awfully misguided articles on how feminism is 'outdated' and 'irrelevant', most tragically to me the ones written by female university students. Personally, I honestly can't comprehend how you can, as a woman, dismiss a movement that is going to be relevant until equality is achieved; and essentially affects all women. I know it's unhealthy to judge, but I find this unbelievable - especially when the women who write these articles look down their noses at feminists as man-hating, angry grrls who refuse to shave their legs. 

This may be one of the most ridiculous stereotypes I have ever heard. Feminism is about defeating sexism, not just saying the other gender is inferior and then slapping a different name on it. Hopefully, one day, feminism might be truly irrelevant; hopefully one day Page 3 will not be a thing, and little girls won't grow up thinking that their life will consist of cooking, cleaning and child-bearing, and people won't say things like 'crying like a girl' or 'you throw like a girl' (I don't even get that last one, I mean, has no-one seen Jessica Ennis in action?!). 

And I am really dumbfounded when they use the argument that women and men are equal - take a look around, won't you? In newspapers, women are depicted as either fashion-don't-riddled 'frumpy' politicians, or topless girls with made up names; while men feature prominently as respectable sports figures or powerful leaders.

Obviously, this isn't the whole picture, but I am trying to make a point. Women still aren't paid as much as men. It is still considered a 'fact' (in many places) that little girls play with barbies, and little boys are allocated toy guns and action men. There is still this ridiculous idea and pink should be assigned to females (even though QI has taught me that originally, blue was meant to be a 'girl's' colour).

Anyway, just something to think about there.


P.S. watch this space, I'm planning to produce a similar rant about LGBT rights soon.