Wednesday, 1 October 2014

Tuesday, 30 September 2014

Jet-Set

Hat / Topshop
Chain / H&M
Dress / Three Floor
Shoes / ASOS

Wednesday, 24 September 2014

Ninja Power

Hat / Miss Selfridge
Jumper / Urban Outfitters
Skirt / Topshop
Shoes / Nike

Monday, 22 September 2014

Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Well Heeled

Hat / Topshop
Top / Topshop
Skirt / 5Preview
Boots / Kat Maconie Stella boots (named after me!)

Tuesday, 16 September 2014

True Romance?


A few days ago I finally watched True Romance. Written by Quentin Tarantino it outlines the instant and all consuming love between Clarence and Alabama who both ruthlessly commit to keeping this love alive and safe no matter how many lives it will cost. Of course the film has the usual dose of Tarantino violence but for me the film highlighted something that is far too often forgotten or given up on in this day and age - true love that is instant, free of drama (bar of course the drugs and killings in Tarantino's film) and most importantly equally committed to by both sides. It's a sad truth that many of my generation have begun to see that kind of relationship as a myth, either resigned to singledom within a world of dating that is vicariously lived through the world wide web or in relationships where longevity and faithfulness seem the exception rather than the rule. We have become so used to controlling all aspects of our lives and seeking out the best that is out there, always keeping out an eye for the upgrade just around the corner, that we may have lost the ability to be whipped off our feet in places we least expect to be. After all Clarence and Alabama aren't the most obvious of matches and definitely not a match based on mutual likes on Facebook, flashing up before a swipe to the left that at an instant diminishes the possibility of a romance at your finger tips before it's even begun. 

Some of my favourite movie romances indeed are of the unlikely and unmatched kind. In Lost In Translation for example Bill Murray's ageing actor character, facing a mid life crisis of sorts, finds a confidant and kindred soul in Scarlett Johannson's equally lost, though on the surface very different, character of intelligent yet naive uni grad unsure what path in life to take. Of course films are ultimately fictional and represent an idealised and dramatised version of real life but I feel we have become so cynical about the notion of "love at first sight", so calculating and more importantly wanting to be in full control of the way we think we can find love, that we may miss the opportunity of meeting someone that on paper or more accurately put through a screen may be a no but that in reality and given a chance could offer us that certain spark that will bridge all superficial differences. I guess what I am trying to say is that we have a choice of whether to settle for perfectly acceptable but ultimately deemed to fail relationships based on common interests or even worse become complete cynics that freak out at the slightest prospect of liking someone else and that the two hour journey that Clarence and Alabama took me on gave a me a little more faith in true romance.  



Monday, 15 September 2014

Blue Gem

Earrings / ASOS
Top / Three Floor
Skirt / Topshop
Shoes / Emma Go

Wednesday, 10 September 2014

Red Stripe

Jumper / H&M
Shorts / Topshop
Shoes / Bertie

Monday, 8 September 2014

Space Waffle

Hat / Topshop
T-Shirt / ASOS
Chain / H&M
Skirt /  Lazy Oaf
Shoes / ASOS

Wednesday, 3 September 2014

D'oh

Hat / H&M
T-Shirt / Eleven Paris
Skirt / Topshop
Shoes / ASOS

Monday, 1 September 2014

See-Through

Flower Crown / Topshop
Set / Fashion Union
Trainers / Nike
Bandeau / American Apparel

Wednesday, 27 August 2014

Orange Contrast

Hat / Topshop
Shirt / Uniqlo
Dress / ASOS
Trainers / Nike @ & Other Stories