So the amazing Mary Kantrantzou has designed a festive treat and a half for the Design Museum…
Wahey! Apparently it is inspired by formal gardens and artful box parterres (ooerr) but also features her trademark lace and intricate patterns. The tree is inspired by her Autumn line, look here’s a model wearing something quite similar:
Oh btw I’m back from my very long absence (basically been rushed off my feet with the new job and scooting around the country to see friends etc.) and ready to get blogging again!
Live here? If I must.
I found this gorgeous house while putting together a birthday itinerary/card/surprise for my Mum, whose birthday it is tomorrow. I’m taking her to see Nigella Lawson, and hopefully get her new book signed. Hope it goes down well!
Anyway through the photo I discovered Design Tripper and subsequently began to drool over all the locations. I’m going to be writing a feature on New Year’s getaways for the December issue of Exclusive and think I might try and wangle this site in there. One Fine Stay (ohhhh London-town!) and The Ice Hotel in Jukkasjärvi (try saying that five times fast) are already hot-listed!
So, when I was out in London with one of my friends, a guy she knew kept calling me Catniss. He thought I looked like Jennifer Lawrence, and of course my heart burst with joy and flattery. What a lovely boy. For the record, I look nothing like her. Sigh.
I found these beautiful photographs of her online, it’s from a shoot for W Magazine…
Anyone know when the next Hunger Games film is out?
With my first pay-cheque I bought THIS. It’s coming on Wednesday and I cannot wait. It’s ‘oxblood’ in colour and for some reason just that word alone made me decide to buy it.
Join me and buy it here!
So I was reading the October issue of Company Magazine on the train home from London, and became enraged by the beauty pages.
Pages 90-91 told me that “hollow faces are so on-trend right now,” which I think is disgusting. The photos of the models did nothing to lift my mood – all had sunken faces and hollow eyes and basically looked like intensive care patients. So here’s the e-mail I sent to Company Headquarters (which by the way is impossible to contact unless you have a Twitter account – I hate Twitter). So I addressed it to the editor, Victoria White, and if she actually replies I may just eat my hat.
Here it is:
Amy Bonifas firstname.lastname@example.org
1:47 PM (6 minutes ago)
Dear Victoria White,
My name is Amy Bonifas, I’m a recent MA graduate and editorial assistant at a local magazine.
I usually choose Company from the countless glossy magazines lining the shelves of my newsagent because I love the fashion coverage and often applaud the cover choice. I was even more drawn to the magazine following it’s fresher and quirkier re-style. However, I am writing today to express my disappointment with the October issue. Pages 90-91 in the issue tell me, and many other readers, that “hollow faces are so on-trend right now.” I was gutted after reading the tagline, and became even more so as my eyes moved down to images of models wearing contouring make-up, looking as though they’d stumbled out of a hospital ward and onto the catwalk.
I completely understand the trend of face contouring, but I worry that your readers may take this suggestion too literally. I think the pages encourage unhealthy behaviour – namely eating disorders and extreme dieting, and do nothing to promote the beauty of real women. I would have preferred to see healthy full faces perhaps even sporting a winter glow, not sunken eyes and gaunt cheeks.
I will not be reading Company again, but I do hope that your next issue will promote a healthier attitude.
I came across this event today, it’s going in the diary pages at Exclusive for October!
Check out the details here.
This is called Blow Up 05, by Ori Gerscht, and I can’t stop staring at it, what a beautiful mess!
And also this one by Guilherme Zauith. I want in on the floral-stripe-snack-brunette gang.
Uh oh, I think I love her. This classically trained beauty makes for some superb listening.
Hey, check out my writing in the ‘writing’ section of this blog. I’m thinking of putting together a collection of short stories over the next couple of months – a few that I’ve already written but spruced up and a few new ones. Obviously everyone knows how hard it is to get published nowadays and I’m certainly not going to kid myself into thinking that I can do it overnight, but I think I’m going to knuckle down, in between the time I’m at my jobs and really go to town with writing again!
‘The House of Mirrors’ and ‘Wild’ are definitely going in, but they need a lot of improvement. Your feedback would be soooo welcome! Don’t worry I won’t keep plugging this, it’s just becoming more of a plan now and I thought I’d reach out!
On a separate note, here’s a photo I took of Prague Square when I went inter-railing last year:
Thanks to my good friend Katie McLurg I stumbled across this website today. This necklace is one of my faves, but then I’m a sucker for mint green and hexagons.
I love that there is a tab for ‘cool books’ and some beautiful prints to pop on your wall. In fact I’m in the process of planning a feature wall for my bedroom right now (yeah that’s right – feature wall), going to buy a few good prints, mostly from society6 and print out some of my favourite shots from the travels. Then Kaboom, arrange them on my white wall and hope it looks cute and that I enjoy looking up at it every morning. If anyone knows of any other sites selling gorgeous art prints, gimme a shout!