Wednesday, 23 February 2011

Catch up

Haven't posted in a while, so a quick catch up is on order, not that anything particularly exciting has happened. I did, thankfully, get onto my foundation course which I'm very pleased and relieved about. Albeit by the skin of my teeth but hey ho. They told me I need to work on my drawing skills. Thing is I can't really draw. Never-the-less, I have been trying, some of my attempts do actually resemble their subjects and I have found myself enjoying it so all is good.

It's half term now so I've been lazing about the house trying (and failing) to complete two history essays, endless textiles coursework and various 'homework' tasks. Have finally managed to sort out my wardrobe which was hideously cluttered and full of crappy old clothes that I never wear. Took me two days but it's done and is looking much better. Forgot to take a before picture but here's what it's looking like now. It's still quite full but compared to before, its a hell of a difference.

Today, I finally, two years overdue, got my eye tested. I already wear glasses but only for watching TV and sometimes (very rarely) at sixth form if I need to see the board and I did start to hate them about two weeks after I chose them. This time round I picked some lovely tortoiseshell patterned specs. Let's see how long it takes for me to go off these.

Okay, there pretty boring but they'll do. Thats if they're even the right ones... I'm not sure? We also booked our girls holiday for the summer. Have I said that before? Well anyway yeah, we're going to Rhodes so party on. Already planning my shopping lists, and with the pictures that have been surfacing from the LOOK show; spring/summer on the high street is looking pretty good.

Apologies for the long post, didn't know I had so much to say. Hopefully there'll be an outfit post up this week and a style snoop on sunday. xxx

Saturday, 12 February 2011

I won't just be a puppet on a string

Khaki sheer shirt - H&M
Cable knit cardigan - Urban Outfitters
Camel Chinos - Topshop
Brown brogues - New Look

Apologies for the lack of posts lately. This photo was taken weeks ago when I was kinda on a blogging break so it didn't get posted. Textiles coursework seems to be taking over my life. We're making the toile now so should be starting to make the final product in a few weeks. Went shopping for my fabrics today and I'm pretty pleased. My dress is chiffon with a more structured top and a floaty skirt. I'll also make a belt to cinch in the waist and I've found the perfect fabric for that which also represents my theme. I like my design, I just hope I'll be able to do it justice when I start making it.

Anyway hopefully blogging will be back to normal once my foundation course interview on Wednesday is done. I'm mainly just making sure everything I've done so far is to a good enough standard. Man, I hope I get in. Fingers crossed anyway.

Hope all you Strokes fans took advantage of the free download they put on their website of their new single 'Under cover of darkness'. If you didn't, too late, sadly the offer's over now but here it is if you haven't heard it yet. Thank god they've returned!