Monday, 17 August 2009

Happiness, Summer and Good times


Havnt written on this wonderful thing in a while so thought I would.

I love summer. I love the freedom to just go out with friends whenever I want.... go to the cinema and discover weird films in the dvd shop that ive never seen before (this happened to me yesterday. anyone heard of 'the air i breathe'- film about fate and the four principles- love, sorrow, pleasure and happiness that make up life according to some asian proverb.... interesting film :))... go out for meals, go on nice walks, appreciate the sunshine and nature, stay out late... and just enjoy being alive.

Soon I'm off to the middle east to have a good time with my best friend and I am so excited! Yey.

But the other day I was sitting and writing and I thought to myself.... what makes me happy? And so I wrote a list and got some of my friends to write one too.

Here are some of the things:

friends and family. laughter. stars. sunrise and sunset. butterflies. sunshine. waterfalls. chocolate. brightly coloured nail polish. 1950s inspired glamour. street art. creativity. freshly baked cookies. kindness. smiles. hugs. my grandparents house. running in the grass with no shoes on, running down a beach and splashing in the waves. the old city in jerusalem. israel. being inspired by music. dancing. singing...♥ birthdays, birthday cake. ankle bracelets. toe rings. sparkly jewellery. dimples. red roses. flowers that smell beautiful. crisp autumn leaves. snow. snow fights... / building snow men. a crackling fire. barbeques. bonfires. swimming in a lake. wading through a river. road trips. travelling the world to somewhere new and exciting. high heels that are a work of art. bright colours. snuggly duvets and hot chocolate in winter. fruit trees. amazing poetry. foreign films. days at the seaside. childhood memories. your favourite teddy. best friends. sisters.

What makes you happy?

Have a lovely week!

El xxx

Tuesday, 11 August 2009

Cath Kidston and Summer.....


So its a lovely, sunny afternoon here in London and after a morning of productivity (doing boring stuff like ordering university books and washing....) I am now relaxing and enjoying the sunshine. I was sitting on the couch reading the paper when I came across an article on Cath Kidston.

Cath Kidston is a British designer who had a boutique in London for a long time and has now branched into the mainstream. Her clothes, bags and accessories are a throw back to the 1930s-50s, with floral patterns and cute, kitsch things. My best friend became obsessed with her stuff and I love it too!. My auntie bought me a shopper bag for my birthday... its so pretty.. blue with pink and yellow roses.

So I wanted to share my favourite Cath kidston things from her website- because they make me happy! I particularly love the retro radios :)

Love El xx

Tuesday, 4 August 2009

1950's Inspiration...


So I felt inspired to write :). Was looking through an old pile of magazines and the front cover of You Magazine was Amy Adams, the actress from Enchanted, with her hair in 1950s style waves, red lipstick and with a white glove held to her face. She looked so glamourous, like a throwback to the era where starlets truly looked like stars!

I love the look of 1950's starlets and women in general, because it is so feminine and glamourous. The look of Marilyn Monroe, Audrey Hepburn and nowadays, I feel it is epitomised by Dita Von Teese.

It's the perfectly made up porcelain skin, groomed eyebrows, waved but healthy glossy hair (not straightened to within an inch of its life), beautiful dresses, kinched in waists and high heels. Just think it is beautiful!!

My grandmother, who was in her 20's in the 1950's to this day, always looks immaculate, with perfectly done make up, belts kinching in her waist, lovely jewellery and high heels. She epitomises glamour to me, and thats why I am so inspired by the era where women looked truly glamourous and feminine....

Dita Von Teese is such a style icon to me because she is a throwback to this era with her own quirky twist.

Above are some photos of Dita, Marilyn and my favourite 1950's styles....

El xxx

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