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Raisa
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I bought this jacket and the matching dress, (which was a fantastic outfit for London Pride) in the Zara sale and have felt this jacket was simply the best thing I've bought this summer. I jut keep wearing it and wearing it... Clashing prints, or mixing florals, or worn as... Continue reading
Posted Aug 3, 2011 at Look, Know
Thankyou darling! x
Toggle Commented Jun 11, 2011 on Edge of Seventeen at Look, Know
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Having a little long hair moment. Today we see the side parting, with bed waves (i.e getting up and not brushing your hair). I'm finding these culottes a really easy-to-wear piece of clothing, with something simple on top. Looks good with a suit jacket too. I got them from topshop,... Continue reading
Posted Jun 10, 2011 at Look, Know
Thanks guys... I was in super chilled mode..! Jacky - thats really interesting, and I agree, yes of course there will be many places in the U.K, where the trafficking of illegal labour means, sweatshop labour in the U.K, I'l have to look into that, cheers x Mrs B - You're hilarious! :) xx Arianne - Thanks! I'm going to be making a piece of textile art work.. but hopefully I'll do a post on it too! It's a really interesting subject, because, textile manufacturing was always in the East... but I mainly want to tap into the idea of labor, of workers being not much more than slaves in 19th century Britain, to fuel capitalism, and now we see the transference back to the East, and people end up working in appalling conditions when the demand for goods is so high you need to be making *stuff* for the West round the clock.. to meet your shipping demands.... But yeah I'm ranting now! eee Rxx
Toggle Commented Jun 10, 2011 on Utterly Relaxed at Look, Know
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Can you tell? I've got my hair down, I dried it naturally and it's gone super wavy, which just makes me feel über girly. You can't tell that much in the picture, but it's a full head of mussy frizzy softly formed waves...Last night I went to see the Kills... Continue reading
Posted Jun 4, 2011 at Look, Know
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Thanks Rachel! It was a fun but scarily competitive game of it too! x
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Thanks Cat.. ah well at least you know what you want! Louise Brooks bob sounds good... and if you get frustrated you can always cut it again.
Toggle Commented May 22, 2011 on Home Sweet Home at Look, Know
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I don't want to say much more than; I miss wearing this dress often but since it's literally falling apart at the seams, and that means it has limited wears before it disintegrates, (I wore it safety pinned together here) I love wearing my hair like this, I think red... Continue reading
Posted May 21, 2011 at Look, Know
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I'm suffering from a minor cold at the moment, head feels fuzzy indeed. These photos were from just before the cold hit. This is me having a play with plaits, as I said I was going to in my last post, god knows why I decided to go for the... Continue reading
Posted May 20, 2011 at Look, Know
Thanks Rikki! That campaign sounds awesome... I'll have to look it up. Yeah focusing on the individual and actually listening to people is the way to go... too many charities are just bogged down with trying to look as needy as possible, and are just about the disability, rather than the people it's supposed to be supporting. Good stuff!
Toggle Commented May 17, 2011 on Hear me, See me. at Look, Know
Thanks Mrs B! It's been good for keeping my ears warm over the wintery months... Stokey *is* lovely, but I bet Hebden Bridge is going to be glorious! It's nice to be home though, I do indeed feel settled in my little flat here xx
Toggle Commented May 16, 2011 on Camberwell at Look, Know
Thanks Kirsteen, really glad you enjoyed the post and thanks for sharing...! I totally understand, why you feel reluctant to tell people, because rather than thinking you are a really strong person, that had to undergo and overcome challenges, some people tend to assume something about you *because* you've told them you have scoliosis, and their perception of you changes and suddenly because you have an illness it means you are weak... but yeah infuriating! One of my favourite dresses that lace one is! Rx
Toggle Commented May 16, 2011 on Hear me, See me. at Look, Know
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Just before leaving the house to go to a gig in Brixton.... God I do love Camberwell, and it's been lovely house sitting for L&B, not to mention poor scaredy cat Oliver, who is just a wreck of nerves (seen in the last picture) but is very cute despite being... Continue reading
Posted May 15, 2011 at Look, Know
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The problem with some disability charities, is that in order to raise funds, its easier to hold a campaign that treats the subject as helpless, and in need of help from the able bodied, as something to pity and look down on, so donators feel obliged to feel sorry for... Continue reading
Posted May 12, 2011 at Look, Know
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This is what I wore to a barbecue, the other day, and for sunning around last weekend. Not done much on this bank holiday, sort of wish I went back up to Manchester one last time before term starts. But then I realised I still had loads of work to... Continue reading
Posted May 2, 2011 at Look, Know
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Ok last night was brilliant. This is what I wore to chair my session, and to get a bit rowdy. As you might know, I've been dying to get my hands on a printed suit – a proper jacket and trousers combo – and here I am. I bloody love... Continue reading
Posted Apr 29, 2011 at Look, Know
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Landed in London with a thump, an armful too many bags to carry, (as a result of not using a proper suitcase and lots of little bags/backpacks/totes instead) straight off the train, to a meeting, and then scrambling back into the flat at around quarter to ten in the evening.... Continue reading
Posted Apr 27, 2011 at Look, Know
Aw, thank you Ashiya :) it's all very exciting, will tell all next week! Mrs Bossa! You're a sweetheart, haha thanks for nominating me! p.s if it's on a weekend, I may very well be up for coming up... as I go between Manchester and London quite a fair bit... xx
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Again, today is the day I'm going back to Manchester for the bank holiday weekend. Tonight my boyfriend and I are going out for dinner... and I've decided to get ready now, so no faffing once I get back to the homeland. Feeling very chirpy, as I have an excuse... Continue reading
Posted Apr 21, 2011 at Look, Know
Thanks Kirsteen, its one of my favourite spots in my parents' house, because it gets sun all day long, through those rather large windows!
Toggle Commented Apr 19, 2011 on Meditation at Look, Know
Thanks Jacky! Yeah, we went to the festival too.... It was a lovely day for it too as well.. I'm back in London for a bit, but yeah I shall let you know! Rxx
Toggle Commented Apr 18, 2011 on Meditation at Look, Know
Thanks love, yeah my mum has given it to me... she used to let me wear it loads, swanning around the garden, but I never had the balls to wear it out...I absolutely adore it... I've just added some cropped pictures too, so you get a closer look.. x
Toggle Commented Apr 17, 2011 on Meditation at Look, Know
Sarah - Yes! It is a H&M over sized blazer, a la stella mcartney.... It's HUGE on me too, but I don't mind.... Cheers! Mrs Bossa - Thanks for the lovely comment, and yes you may! :)
Toggle Commented Apr 13, 2011 on Break Time at Look, Know
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Ok so the week after I posted last, was a flurry of panic and sewing and leather, and models, and hair and brixton and ultimate craziness.... You're not going to see a photo of the fan shaped collared lizard skin jacket I made, because it's frankly far too studenty. Then... Continue reading
Posted Apr 13, 2011 at Look, Know
Ah thanks Michele!! xx
Toggle Commented Apr 11, 2011 on Big Bird at Look, Know