Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Floral prints

Thank-you all for your lovely comments on my tattoo post! I appreciate them a lot. Anyway, here are some recent floral additions to my wardrobe for a very short post, today.

Pretty shirtwaist dress from Myer.
Cute printed denim mini skirt from ASOS.

Remember when I used to hate floral prints? Ah, the folly of youth.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Barbie Girl with a Barbie Tattoo

This is a post I've been meaning to do for a while but have only just got around to it. If you follow me on Twitter or Instagram, you'll already know this. But for those who don't: I now have a tattoo! I got my first tattoo on the 17th of July and I couldn't be happier with it.

It was done by Sarah K who owns Pink Flamingo Parlour and she was so super lovely that I felt a lot more at ease than I thought I would. It was still 3 hours of pain but, you know, with good company! Her eye for colour is excellent and really suits my tastes. (You can follow her on Instagram @sarahktattoo)

My perfect Barbie tattoo. (But not a perfect photo). Sarah posted a photo of some one-off ideas she wanted to tattoo, right at the moment my friend & I were discussing how I decided this year I would finally get a tattoo. When I saw the design, I could hardly believe my eyes. This was more or less what I'd been picturing since I decided I wanted a Barbie tattoo. So, I emailed Sarah and the rest is history. She was really happy the design went to someone who actually collects Barbie, as well.
Note: it does look a bit patchy (in case anyone noticed) but I bled a lot in that purple area with the hearts in it so the scabbing pulled some of the colour out. I didn't want to draw attention to it, but I also didn't want anyone to think it was dodgy work!
Taking photos of your own thigh and have them not look totally bizarre is super hard. Next time, I'm getting some help!

I definitely have more planned but it might be a while before I'm brave enough again (and have the money). And that's my tattoo story.

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Watching, Reading, Listening (Four)

This month's Watching, Reading, Listening is a bit late, due to the flu. Anyway, let's jump right into it.

TV

Patrick McGoohan and Guy Doleman in The Prisoner

I'm finally getting back into The Prisoner and trying to finish it (in, at least, one of the many orders of viewing). I'm not sure why I never watched it earlier but better late than never, right?


Witches of East End

If I believed in guilty pleasures, Witches of East End would be my newest. I watched every aired episode in one day. But I don't believe in guilty pleasures. I LOVE trashy tv but I need some kind of supernatural element (or a mystery) to keep me interested. I'm not sure why. But it does mean that Witches of East End is perfect for me. So, if you like witches and silly, fun TV shows, I highly recommend it.


Movies


The Double, dir. Richard Ayaode, 2013

I think I've only been to the movies twice, this past month, to see Guardians of the Galaxy which I didn't enjoy and Snowpiercer which I loved. At first, I wasn't sure what to make of Snowpiercer but I got right into it and loved it. I also watched The Double at home, which I liked a lot. It has an interesting premise and is absolutely stunning to look at. I keep looking at Mia Wasikowska in the still above and wanting to cut my hair off. Argh. It does have similarities to older films (namely Brazil) but that's not necessarily a bad thing in my opinion.

Books

Operation Margarine by Katie Skelly

This little graphic novel is right up my alley. It's about a runaway rich girl, Margarine, who meets tough girl Bon Bon & the two escape to the desert on motorbikes. The '60s influences in terms of both story and design are evident. It's a very quick read (I wish there was a little more story but I also quite liked the simplicity, for lack of a better word). You can buy a copy here or here.

I also read the first volume of Kieron Gillen and Jamie McKelvie's Young Avengers. I can't wait 'til my library lets me know volume two and three are waiting for me. I don't usually read superhero stuff, because there's just too much, but I knew I liked Gillen & McKelvie's work so I thought this would be a pretty safe bet. (I've been loving The Wicked + Divine and I'm about to start Phonogram, too.)

Music



After seeing Grease on stage (I quite liked the current production) I couldn't stop listening to this recording of Those Magic Changes from the original Broadway production. It's such a great song and it's a pity it didn't get a proper showcase in the movie.