Sunday, 29 March 2009

White Rabbit

I've recently had a little bit too much time, because of the fact that I've quite my job and I'm looking for a new one....It just leaves me with so much time that I don't really know what to do with myself. I can't even go shopping , so I've started to re-invent my clothes., inspired my so much DIY projects on many blogs I'm visiting. I've cut my black skinny jeans, which I wanted to get rid of because they were a bit old anyway. I've cut my black leggings at the sides and done some changes in some of my some skirts (A-line skirts becoming bubble skirts etc). I also want to do some shoe-studding, with the studs from an old belt. I guess this whole reinventing thing replaces my need for new clothes, which I can't buy at the moment, because in a way they all seem to be new to me after some DIY work. Anyway, I'll show you some of my 'projects' in the next post I suppose...
Again I went to the garden to take these photos, and again the sneaky neighbor watched me from her kitchen window...she must be so bored. I just wonder how does she know I'm in there? Is she going from window to window all the time? ;)
The rest of the photos were taken during a little walk in the city centre, I've finally managed to convince my boyfriend to take some photos.



Tunic Dress - Atmosphere
Bow Brooch - BHs
Shoes (in the garden pics) - New Look
Bag - H&M






Monday, 23 March 2009

Wear Sunscreen

I just wanted to share the text I love with all of you who haven't read it yet ... I hope you'll enjoy it:* It's quite inspirational...

Mary Schmich's "Wear Sunscreen Speech"

Wear Sunscreen.

If I could offer you only one tip for the future, sunscreen would be it. The long-term benefits of sunscreen have been proved by scientists, whereas the rest of my advice has no basis more reliable than my own meandering experience. I will dispense this advice now.

Enjoy the power and beauty of your youth. Oh, never mind. You will not understand the power and beauty of your youth until they've faded. But trust me, in 20 years, you'll look back at photos of yourself and recall in a way you can't grasp now how much possibility lay before you and how fabulous you really looked. You are not as fat as you imagine.

Don't worry about the future. Or worry, but know that worrying is as effective as trying to solve an algebra equation by chewing bubble gum. The real troubles in your life are apt to be things that never crossed your worried mind, the kind that blindside you at 4 pm on some idel Tuesday. Do one thing every day that scares you.

Sing.

Don't be reckless with other people's hearts. Don't put up with people who are reckless with yours.

Floss.

Don't waste your time on jealousy. Sometimes you're ahead, sometimes you're behind. The race is long and, in the end, it's only with yourself. Remember compliments you receive. Forget the insults. If you succeed in doing this, tell me how. Keep your old love letters. Throw away your old bank statements.

Stretch.

Don't feel guilty if you don't know what you want to do with your life. The most interesting people I know didn't know at 22 what they wanted to do with their lives. Some of the most interesting 40-year- olds I know still don't. Get plenty of calcium. Be kind to your knees. You'll miss them when they're gone. Mayber you'll marry, maybe you won't. Maybe you'll have children, maybe you won't. Maybe you'll divorce at 40, maybe you'll dance the funky chicken on your 75th wedding anniversary. Whatever you do, don't congratulate yourself too much, or berate yourself either. Your choices are half chance. So are everybody's else's.

Enjoy your body. Use it every way you can. Dont' be afraid of it or of what other people think of it. It's the greatest instrument you'll ever own.

Dance, even if you have nowhere to do it but your living room.

Read the directions, even if you don't follow them.

Do not read beauty magazines. They will only make you feel ugly.

Get to know your parents. You never know when they'll be gone for good. Be nice to your siblings. They're your best link to your past and the people most likely to stick with you in the future.

Understand that friends come and go, but with a precious few you should hold on. Work hard to bridge the gaps in geography and lifestyle, because the older you get, the more you need the people who knew you when you were young.

Live in New York City once, but leave before it makes you hard. Live in Northern California once, but leave before it makes you soft. Travel.

Accept certain inalienable truths. Prices will rise. Politicians will philander. You, too will get old. And when you do, you'll fantasize that when you were young, prices were reasonable, politicians were noble, and children respected their elders.

Respect your elders.

Don't expect anyone else to support you. Maybe you have a trust fund. Maybe you'll have a wealthy spouse. But you never know when either one might run out.

Don't mess too much with your hair or by the time you're 40 it will Look 85. Be careful whose advice you buy, but be patient with those who supply it. Advice is a form of nostalgia. Dispensing it is a way of fishing the past from the disposal, wiping it off, painting over the ugly parts and recycling it for more than it's worth.

But trust me on the sunscreen.
(source)




And a couple of leftovers from my photoshoots, taken by Monika



Wednesday, 18 March 2009

Battle for the Sun.


Yesterday activated my Placebo frenzy all over again! And that is because of the world premiere of their new single, I've been waiting for that moment for quite a long time, and it finally happened! The song is called Battle for the Sun and I loved it from the very first moment... I was just sitting next to the radio with my heart thumping, feeling cold and in the next minute hot and waiting for it to be aired:D And at 7:30 PM it happened:DD I'm officially a Placebo maniac again:D It really reminds me of the times when I was still in high school, and when I was really obsessed...I think it starts again...... oh I can't wait for the whole album!
It was a bit different from their previous work, but I think it's great that they evolve as a band! I really enjoyed the song being quite a long one and the sound 'width' that it had. You could totally feel that their new producer worked with bands like Tool or Muse before. That's an amazing song and I loved Brian Molko's voice so much, I missed listening to it in new songs...
If you'd like to listen to it as well - here it is, although the quality of sound is not too good..



And about the outfit, I went to our communal garden yesterday to take a couple of pictures of myself and as always I've had a little bit of a problem with placing my camera as my tripod is a bit too small. Finally, I've attached it to a tree and I think it worked quite well;D At least I won't have to worry about that in the future.
Furthermore, my ground-floor neighbor who apparently doesn't have anything interesting to do, was watching me from her kitchen window...she probably thought I couldn't see her, but yep! You're not a good spy! If that wasn't sneaky enough, she then told my bf that I was doing something in the garden! Haha! She probably thought I'm doing something that I want to hide from him;)

Dress - Atmosphere
Heels -
Atmosphere
Headband - Topshop
Tights - Gatta





Friday, 13 March 2009

Wind Of Gold

Another set of pictures from windy Scotland. Some time ago, more or less the time when I've had those pictures taken, it really started to feel like spring and I was so happy only at the thought of that, of not having to wear all of those layers of clothes and coats and of more opportunities of photos outside. Unfortunately, the bad weather came back.... honestly this is the signature weather of Scotland, which I hate. It's got cold again ... it's grey and it looks as if it's going to rain in a second... and that horrible wind! Actually I'm sure it's going to rain today!
Oh well, I guess that enough of my complaining about the weather!

Coming back to the outfit I'm wearing one of my favourite dresses, which is a kind of a prom dress with loads of tulle layers which is one of my favourite fabrics for skirts and dresses. Also, I've put on all of my faux pearl necklaces for the photos, and I really love the effect of pearl layering...I might start to wear them like that for parties and some special occasions...as they're too heavy for an everyday wearing.


Oh! Remember that competition for an outfit for a carnival party? One of my outfits got the second place (this one)! I don't even care that it's not the first place, because the prizes for those two places were the same;) Now, the only thing left to do is to wait for my set of cosmetics to come to me...

P.S. In spite of the fact that I hate this horrid wind, I love the effect of the wind on the pictures!
P.P.S. Sorry for such a chaotic post ;)

Photos by: Monika Hoffmann

Prom Dress - H&M
Faux Pearl Necklaces - Topshop, Accessorize, Claires, Atmosphere, BHs
Pearl Bracelets - Atmosphere, Claires

Sunday, 8 March 2009

To ask the Sea for Answers

Last weekend me and 2 of my friends, including Monika the girl who was taking those recent pictures of me, visited a town called St Andrews, which is a lovely seaside place with loads of character. I really loved it from the moment we got off the bus, with all of its old cottages and other buildings it was the cutest town ever. The castle ruins which were directly next to the sea and the beach looked stunning, so did the cathedral ruins which overlooked the sea and were situated on a cliff, and I was just thinking "Why haven't I been here before? It's only like an hour by bus from the city I live in!".
All of these pictures of me were taken on that little beach beside the castle ruins, therefore it was really beautiful environment to work in, although it was a bit of a challenge being in my high heels there and climbing that rock in them;) It was almost empty when she began taking the pictures, but after awhile we've gathered quite an audience, which was quite funny and also a bit distracting, but anyway we've managed to finish it off.


Photos by: Monika Hoffmann

Dress - no name
Gladiator Sandals - Peacocks
Pearl Headband - Matalan


Tuesday, 3 March 2009

Where angels sing And spread their wings

And here is another set of photographs taken by Monika, who unfortunately is leaving the UK today - she is going back to Poland. Luckily, I've still got some more pictures to show you, because we've spread the photoshoot to a couple of days, but after I use them I'll probably have to go back to the previous photo taking way ... which I'm not really happy about, unless my boyfriend will agree to going to the garden or someplace else with me once a week and taking the photos ... I've asked him today and he told me that he'll think about it ... so fingers crossed:D I really enjoyed the whole experience with posing and having my pictures taken by M. and I think I might actually miss is it, therefore I'm really looking forward to her coming here again.

At last, I could use one of my favourite themes in these pictures, namely, ANGELS. I've been quite obsessed with them for a while now. I think it's mostly the case of liking the image of them.. more than their 'heavenly connections';D. I've started collecting angel figurines when I was a high school student and I still feel like I want to add more and more of them to my collection, so every time I've got an opportunity to buy a new one, I'm obviously doing that ... I hope I will have a chance to show you all of them some day ... as it is impossible just now, because most of them are in my family house in Poland.









Photos by: Monika Hoffmann

Dress - Atmosphere
Gladiator Sandals - Peacocks
Pearl Necklaces - Topshop