Thursday, 21 May 2009

Food for thought

Hello :)

Look at the sun! GLORIOUS! Hope it's sunny where you all are, it's been lovely in Oxford today :)

So I went to see Angels and Demons last night which was pretty awesome. I really didn't know what to expect as I confess to not reading any of the books and only half watching the Da Vinci Code whilst trying to sleep on the way back from Paris on a coach!
My mum is a huge fan of the books/films and I'll happlily watch anything if it means a trip to the cinema, apart from maybe Drag Me to Hell (which looks pretty horrible for someone who isn't good with horrors...)

I won't spoil the film for any of you guys who haven't seen it yet but at first I was really unsure about how I was going to understand what was happening, as the first few minutes are filled with jargon and then there's all the historical stuff etc but it actually really doesn't matter if you don't know anything about science or religion (like me haha) as the plot develops really well and it keeps you glued.

It left me with so much to think about, which I think is the sign of a good film, and it made me want to know more about the history behind faith and symbolism.

One thing I did notice is that the few journalists in the film were portrayed as being pretty useless in conveying what was going on, and were getting everything wrong! I thought this was interesting as we're always told that the role of the journalist is to find out the truth and convey that to the public, but in this case the journalists were very unreliable sources of information. Hmmm..

Oh and i've spent the whole day with painful ankles because of my lovely new Topshop plimsoles , which are nice to look at (and even got my grandmother's seal of approval) but horrendously painful! I literally have 3 plasters on my ankle to try and stop them rubbing and they still hurt!

But who said fashion was confortable eh?

Tuesday, 19 May 2009


Yeah so for some reason only one of the links seems to be highlighted in that last post...they all work though so i'm not sure why only one looks like a proper link!

If you want to go to any of the sites mentioned just hover over the name and the link will work i promise :)

bear with me while i try and get my head round HTML!

Oh My!

Just saw these insanely beautiful Jonathan Kelsey shoes on The Out-Net, a designer-discount site from the
Net-A-Porter team.(thanks to Elisabeth of Thrills and Frills for bringing this gem of a site to my attention!)
I never normally get excited about designer shoes and prefer vintage but these are just amazing.

At £154 (down from £385) I would snap them up in a shot if only I could walk in heels :( but sadly flats are my calling.

Oh well!

CVs, Caffeine and Corfu...

So this is my first blog post!

I'm going to keep this short and sweet, you can have a look in the info bit if you wanna find out more about me :)

I'll try and update as much as possible, although I have a bad track record for blogging (this is my 2nd or 3rd blog so far...) and I don't check my emails as much as I should, but there we go...
i'm not really selling myself am I?!

So, right now i've just finished my first year at uni in Southampton, where I study fashion journalism. Looking for a job (eek) and hoping to get some work experience with who ever will have me!
Oxford is pretty mundane and there isn't much going on, so i've mostly been spending the last couple of days sorting out my CV (yawn..) and spending faar too much money sitting around in coffee shops and buying very expensive magazines. (a bad habit of mine)

I'm off on holiday to Corfu on Monday which I am a little too excited about, so I am TRYING to wean myself away from any food that will make me look a litle too much like a beached whale.

...Problem is that I would have to eliminate all the food in my diet to do this, (see coffee shop example above) and I have little willpower, so the plan doesn't really work.

Anyway, I'm dragging myself to Pilates with my mother tonight so I guess that kinda makes up for all the lattes i've drunk this week...or the one I had today at the very least...

So, now i've outed my coffee addition and my lack of exercise, I have also managed to ramble for much longer than I intended to! Oh well, at least i'm staying true to the name of the blog right?