Sunday, 30 November 2014

ROARRRRSOME!!!

It was my birthday earlier this month and I was thoroughly spoilt by all my friends and family.

I was lucky to get some vouchers for my local shopping centre and headed off on Thursday to get a head start on my Christmas and see if I could find anything to spend my birthday vouchers on.

Not only did I come back with quite a few presents but also this bad boy!


I absolutely LOVE this!

It's no secret to my friends that I am a bit of a (massive) geek!
Part of my geekyness includes a love of dinosaurs!

Yes, you read that right. 

Dinosaurs.

Those of Jurassic Park and Land Before Time fame!

So, when I saw this tshirt in River Island I couldn't resist!
A perfect mix of dino geek and fashion chic! haha

There seems to have been a massive influx of slogan tshirts on the high street, with everyone stocking their fair share of them across mens, women's and children's departments.

This is the other item currently on my dino wish list!



And just to get you a bit more dinosaur happy, the trailer for Jurassic World was released this week!


Super excited!

Em x

Shop at River Island

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Saturday, 22 November 2014

"Cinderelly, Cinderelly!"

So here it is!

The trailer for Disney's Cinderella was released this week.



As promised, it looks great, gorgeous colours and costumes.

And the blue dress?

Beautiful!

Three times oscar winner Sandy Powell had the task of costuming this film, and I get the idea from the trailer she's done an excellent job! How do you go about updating a classic story to make it ideal for modern day viewers? Vogue US has an article covering the film's costumes, it states "Powell was aiming for the look of a 'nineteenth-century period film made in the 1940's or '50's...'"
Great combination of styles, and perhaps something another costume designer would never have thought of.

I have to say I'm not as excited for this as I was for Maleficent. But then again Sleeping Beauty was always my preferred film out of the two, and Angelina Jolie completely owned the title role.

So, we'll see.

I'll probably end up going to see it anyway!

Em x

Cinderella on IMDb


Read the Vogue article here

Sunday, 9 November 2014

i-D: "A people's history of British style"

I know I seem to get a lot of links via my Facebook feed, but it's got to the point I've 'liked' so many creative and inspirational pages there are so many articles to read!

This one comes via i-D, looking at artist Nina Manandhar's online project What We Wore.

This quote for the What We Wore website sums the project up perfectly (obviously!)

"What We Wore is a project initiated by Nina Manandhar of ISYS ARCHIVE to create a people's style history of Britain from 1950 to the present day. It's about people and their personal sotries: why they wore what they did, and what it meant for them."



Now, I LOVE fashion & costume history!

The development of subcultures, the influence of music, film, art & politics on the clothes we wear and how we wear them. Fashion & clothing is something all of us are immersed in, even if you have no idea about it. Every single thing you buy nowadays comes from the giant fashion industry, it's just how each person wears the item that makes it part of them.

The fact that the photo's in this project have all been submitted from people's own personal collections is brilliant. I spent far too much time flicking through the pages!

Take a look at the project here:

Read the i-D article here:
http://i-d.vice.com/en_gb/read/interviews/5556/what-we-wore?utm_source=idukfb