Friday, July 25, 2014

Pink and green

Just a quick outfit post, today, of something I wore last week. I went on a mini shopping spree and was excited to wear my new purchases out. Luckily, I had lunch with a friend planned, which was the perfect opportunity to wear them. I was more than pleasantly surprised to see just how well they worked together.

For once, the wind made for a good photo! I said on Instagram that I felt a bit like a teddy girl by way of the 80s. Or maybe a combination of the style of Andie Walsh and Duckie Dale, now that I think about it. I'm definitely wearing this together, again, anyway.

My hair turned out really well that day.

And the blouse & blazer on their own. I nearly bought a plain mustard blouse, instead of this one, but I'm so glad I changed my mind. This is something a bit different.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Room Tour Part Two

Now for part two of my room tour: the details!

A closer shot of the top of my shelves where you can see my Blythe collection (I'm hoping to get a new shelf for my Blythe dolls, though.) It's also easier to see some of my other collections like my (mostly vintage) cameras and ceramic cats.

The poetry books (& little fox penholder) that live on the chest of drawers I use as an extension of my desk. I guess my taste in poetry is fairly eclectic. You can also see the long stitch of Michelangelo my nonna made for me when I was little.

My favourite shelf. Most of my ceramic cats live here. My favourite is the vase up next to Mickey.

Bits and pieces.

My bedside table - it's not usually this tidy. That Morrissey poster has been up forever as well as the Stray Cats ticket stub and a picture of one of The Horrors.

More DVDs and toys.

A view that shows some of the art prints I've managed to get up (I have at least this amount again to put up, still.)

 
And another view of my bed!

Well, I hope you've all enjoyed this mini-tour of my room.

Monday, July 21, 2014

Watching, Reading, Listening (Three)

I was going to post the second part of my room tour, but then I realised it was time for another Watching, Reading, Listening post!

TV


My biggest TV obsession this past month was In the Flesh. I've watched it twice through, already, and I'm desperate for more. It's thoroughly beautiful and both heartbreaking and heartwarming. Yes, it's about zombies (Partially Deceased Syndrome Sufferers) but it's also quite political, in the big picture of the show, as well as being about prejudice, grief, family, community, friendship and, well, the human condition, I guess?

It's top quality writing with beautifully realised characters, a gorgeous soundtrack, etc. So of course a third series is not (yet, I hope) confirmed. Always seems to be the way with quality television, sadly. Of the genre variety, at least. You can check out my In the Flesh tag on tumblr (there are spoilers, obviously) for more of an idea, if you like. (If you don't want spoilers, definitely take a look at this post at least).

Other than that I watched the From Dusk Till Dawn series and re-watched Haven. I need a new show to sink my teeth into but I can be so picky!

Movies


I've only been to the cinema once this past month, I think, and that was to see Jersey Boys. (Above is a photo of what I wore to see it.) I found it bloated and slow, but it was enjoyable enough, especially once the songs actually started with frequency. I've seen a production of the stage show, too, so I was comparing it to that no matter how hard I tried not to.

Books

I haven't really been reading anything, lately. Embarrassing! Perhaps this next month I'll collect some links of what I've been reading online as well as books/comics - would anyone be interested in that? It would, at least, fill any voids in those months I've not been able to read any books.

Here are a couple of links I do remember reading:
"I Want to Talk About the Dresses": C.S. Lewis' That Hideous Strength at The Toast (I've actually only read the first book in this series but I still loved this article)
Best Feminist Films: An Essential List at Flavorwire (I've not really seen many of these! Must get on that.)

Music

I'd say I've mostly listened to The Raveonettes and Helen Love this past month. I can't believe I'd never heard of Helen Love before. So suited to my tastes.



Anyone else 'discovered' any new music or TV they're digging, lately?