Monday, 28 February 2011

Mila Mila Mila

I first saw Mila Kunis in the hilariously idiotic film Forgetting Sarah Marshall and remember thinking that she was sooo much prettier than the lead, Kristen Bell. Mila is exotic looking, more fashionable I'd say and she is everywhere at the moment since her role in The Black Swan. I'm annoyed that I haven't seen the film yet though and even more annoyed that she didn't receive an Oscar nomination. Nonetheless, she is most certainly a credible actress and a (completely gorgeous) cover star in her own right. I absolutely adore some of the shoots she has done so far- the white smokey fuelled pictures are definitely my favourites. Which are yours?

Elie Saab | The Oscars


                        W | Feb 2011


Angeleno | Feb 2011

LA Times magazine | Feb 2011 

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Saturday, 26 February 2011

Gemma is back (but don't dare mention Heath)

Photographed by Irving Penn

Photographed by Emma Summerton

Photographed by Steven Meisel

 Photographed by Michael Thompson

After a three year stint out of the public eye and limelight, Gemma is back to promote her lead role in a feature length remake of The Ugly One. She is high on my list of favourite models and when her incredibly striking face disappeared from fashion for a while I was quite baffled.

Why would you want to hide those amazing features?

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Saturday, 19 February 2011

Rest. In. Peace.

Precisely a year ago today a devestating accident stole the life of a dear family friend, loving father and funny man- a wonderful human being so many people adored. This is my way of dealing with the pain that has been reignited on this sad day and to remind you to think of your loved ones who have passed away...

"I still dream of Orgonon.
I wake up cryin'.
You're making rain,
And you're just in reach,
When you and sleep escape me."
"But every time it rains,
You're here in my head,
Like the sun coming out."
"I won't forget."

(lyrics from one of his favourite songs
Cloudbusting by Kate Bush)


Thursday, 17 February 2011

Pack Up, Let's Fly Away...

2011 has been hectic from the word go and at the moment I have so much to at the same time- writing my dissertation began the never ending workload then it was onto the beginning of my Final Major Project, planning the writing for competition entries, interning, work experience, squeezing in the odd pub visit and flicking through the glossies. Plus- I have a New York/Parsons trip to think about, graduating and then turning 21 in the summer... the list really is endless.

I have been thinking about where to whisk off to for a while now as I really crave a holiday (even though my last was only August and time moves by so swiftly) and want to be somewhere amazing when I hit the big (but dreaded) 2-1. Having a birthday abroad just makes it that bit more special- my 11th (ha, seems like forever ago) in Calpe, a beautiful region on the east coast of Spain was one of the funnest times and definitely one of the best birthdays!

Walking around Chelsea whilst interning the other day I spotted a handful of planes overhead darting about the skies racing to what I imagined to be amazing locations- sunny, scorching hot, heaving with culture, cool places to eat... off on a tangent I go again. Well anyway, it got me thinking about the places I would possibly like to be for my birthday or potential destinations for the next journey I take to where the sun actually shines... one can dream, eh?

Have you been to any of these locations? What was your best ever holiday?

R i   d e   J a n e i r o
I have never had a craving to go somewhere quite as much as I have for Rio- the nightlife simply looks incredible. So that's why I want to go. Plus, it has the most breath taking architecture and perfectly golden, sandy beaches.
Carnival Street Party, Rio

B a r c e l o n a
I have actually been before and want to go back soo badly. I went a few years ago and absolutely loved it- there is so much to see and do. Art is one of my passions and it really is one of the best places to go for that- culture is everywhere, plus it has a beautiful harbour and city centre full of eclectic places to shop.
Highly recommended.
Sagrada de Familia

 S i n g a p o r e
I've never had a strong urge to go visit the east, but lately have really warmed to venturing into the unknown. I really want to sample the food, see the bright lights and explore into such a diverse part of the world.
Raffles Place, Singapore City

C y p r u s
It's just a place I want to visit- it looks so tranquil and set amongst the ruins you could explore for hours. Looks and sounds idyllic and a holiday destination I am sure I will love as much as Turkey where I have been 6 years in a row and Greek Islands I have visited twice.
Northern Peak, West of Polis

E g y p t
In fact, I'd like to go anywhere in the UAE- including Dubai and Abu Dhabi. In Egypt I imagine myself lying in the scorching heat or venturing out in search of my own discoveries- either option sounds exactly like something I could do with right now! Even the North African marvel that is Marrakesh in Morocco. Sex & The City 2 made it look so exciting and adventurous- the enchanting bazaars and mysteriousness that came at night fall. It sounds like I am there already- and so I'm off again...

I s t a n b u l
I have been to Turkey many a time, as you know and I desperatley want to visit this enchanting city. Not only for picturesque views, historical value and stunning landscapes, but the atmospheric and exciting feel it has. I long to experience that. It is known for it's cosmopolitan feel, amazing architecture and fantastical nightlife- the darkened lounge bars in which to soak in the energy whilst drinking and dancing the night away. That's my perfect night and one that I want to spend in one of the best countries I have ever ventured to. The traditional way of life, places to ponder and people to meet is, for me, what makes it so special.
The Princes Islands

A s p e n
I have been to the West Coast and NYC (as well as countless American airports) so I know it is somewhere that the food is always perfect and the people friendly. As someone who loves skiing, snow and anything picturesque or sweetly charming in which to ponder, I feel this is the place I need to be as it offers all 3. Just imagine how magical it would be at Christmas time. Next on the American list is New York (which I will be visiting in April as part of a Uni competition), California and Arizona (simply for the Grand Canyon- I love a view, me!) and the latter 2 (as well as Cyprus) partly form the route of my dream travelling experience...
The St. Regis Hotel

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Tuesday, 15 February 2011

Girl Crush of the Century

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Need I say more...?


Saturday, 12 February 2011

Oh, Jonathan...

Although I have already posted some of my favourite Spring/Summer '11 trends, each were just one look that caught my eye from this season's collections that always impress me.I spend tireless amounts of time flicking through the collections and deciphering over which ones are worth sharing. I could literally post a thousand images but the collection that only days ago really excited me was Jonathan Saunder's wonderfully chic but colourful collection made up of tennis style pleated skirts, sheer summer dresses and the most amazing slender monochrome gowns. For me, it is one of the most wearable collections and the one that certainly reflects my taste in clothing. One of the outfits even reminded me of an summer outfit worn on holiday a few years ago. I absolutely adore the entire collection and it is soo me!

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