Saturday, 23 June 2012

wooooooooo..... so guys thought I would show you some of my fave songs and vids of the moment because I'm in a jolly good mood!

glee - we are young

Birdy - people help the people <3

funny maaan...makes more sense if you watch glee

Lia Ices - love is won... beautiful 

lol, could not resist! more glee

funny times... seriously one of the best parodies ever! 

just fab ... but I still love Lennon and Maisy's version

good old Dolly! Loving the hair, I know where Nicki Minaj gets her inspiration from ... jokes, love you Dolly and Nicki! 

and speaking of Nicki, here's moment for life. Pretty old but loving her alter egos!

Thursday, 21 June 2012

YU.BE tube

YU.BE is the no.1 selling medicated, vitamin-enriched skin cream in Japan...or so it says on the tube, in other words, it's pre-tty good. Great on the lips. I bought mine in America at Sephora but you can buy it in the UK here or here 

Monday, 18 June 2012

Father's Day retrospective (aka too busy cutting up tees/cooking to post yesterday!)

Yesterday was Father's Day, as you well know. So better late than never here's what I did for my Dad.
A blog I have been following for a long time is Bon Appetempt (Amelia you're zee best!) and a recipe I decided to attempt was sombremesa de banana com queijo ... and in true cooking blog style here's me making it step by yummy step



a bit random, but here's the whole Father's Day tea - homemade oven bottom muffins (recipe from Dad's home town Up North!) 

oven bottom muffins

Dad watching the footie and relaxing with his left-over roast chicken oven bottom muffin and a glass of cerveza 

and the piece de resistance...thanks for the inspiration Amelia

Sunday, 17 June 2012

I need a hero...

One of my fave blogs right now is Tomboy Style and I love the posting they did a few days ago on rock tees and hero shirts. I really like a DIY project so here's my attempt at transforming an old tee from NY

Thursday, 14 June 2012

Vintage bags

Here is my current collection of vintage bags...

1980s navy leather quilted bag from ebay
1980s 'Wonder Bag' with a BIG phone pocket for that 1980s mobile phone

'Wonder Bag' cool dude 
comes with mirror, key holder, and lots of extremely useful compartments...

black one: same as above, blue one: 1980s lizard skin from a thrift store in the good ol' US of A
1980s brown snake skin from ebay 
1980s Jil Sander 
big leather 1950s one from Pop Boutique, Seven Dials 
brown: 1940s alligator skin, black: 1940s Gucci crocodile skin 

Late 1960s Oroton gold mesh bag - wow, super shiny...!

Monday, 11 June 2012

Way cool

I usually buy my espadrilles every Summer in Spain for €4 a pair. They only last a season but I wear them nearly every day so that €4 is a pretty good investement, non? A slightly more expensive pair, but rather lovely is this Aztec version made by Soludos, who started out in NYC. My mum picked up this pair in LA from Mohawk General Store this year and I wished I had too, the red ones were really cool as well. Having said that, by the time the rain stops and we get some sunshine here in the UK, my mum's will probs fit me...

Saturday, 9 June 2012

Vintage scarves, baby!

I love vintage scarves, they are great and can really complete your outfit. Look in thrift stores and charity shops and you can pick them up for around £3. Here's my collection of vintage scarves...enjoy.
Wear it as a headband, this one is from my next door neighbour, made in Paris!

A 70s one from the one and only St Michael, otherwise known as M&S, made in Italy
I bought this one in a thrift store in Palm Springs, it's made in Japan 

Hey sailor. Charity shop... no label :(
Group photo!
I wouldn't really wear it like this, honest...

My vintage bag from Pop Boutique in Seven Dials (Covent Garden), scarf from thrift store in 
Palm Springs

p.s. look in your Granny's wardrobe!

Friday, 8 June 2012

eos...smooth baby!

eos lipbalms... 'evolution of smooth'... eos is a beauty brand and I love their lip balms, they work so well and really make your lips feel fab! I bought mine in the US and I don't think you can buy them in stores in the UK but you can definitely get them here or on Amazon and ebay. They have a wide range of flavours, but my fave so far is the mint one, it's really fresh and fun... I'm not sure how many there are, but I only have four - lemon drop, honeysuckle, summer fruit and sweet mint. Here are some pics of mine...

all of them!
mint one!

so, they are basically round balls of fabulousness! I think that's my fave thing 'bout 'em,  they are more than just the average lip balm - they are a fun shape and fun colours...yay!

minty minty! :)


all messed up man!

Thursday, 7 June 2012

Mini haul...

I have collected a few things over the past few days from my shopping trips with the fab Maya from cotton mix and thought I would show y'all...

blusher: Soap & Glory. mascara: free with the latest Glamour magazine (benefit). brush: Boots 

pretty colours!

My Little Pony hair accessories: H&M



both: Topshop