Wednesday, 30 March 2011

updates 30/03/2011

I need to make regular updates more often.

I GOT MY INTERVIEW AT MMU! woowoop. I feel incredibly lucky because places are really tight this year, I mean, they said in the letter that if you can't make the date, you can't rearrange for another, so if you were having a liver transplant your place would be given to another hopeful applicant. So I absolutely have to ACE this, I have conifdence in myself because I have three conditionals thus far, just more anxious about this one as it's my first choice. I can't fuck this up and talk like an idiot. I really really want to live in town! eeeek wish me luck!

Part of the reason I'd like to live on MMU campus is because I'll be next door to The Deaf Institute and I won't have to miss out on gigs there all the time, like oOoOO (above), a drag/witch house act I've mentioned before that I've been listening to lately. The night is FREE but I've had to give it a miss due to no money for drinks and inconvinience with college the next day.

I've had a lastfm account for ages but never used it. My boyfriend showed me how it's good for finding new music with the radios and well now I'm hooked. :) Had a cheeky listen in college today in the library while I was doing work. Been listening to an awful lot of witch house on there (I seem to be obsessed with this sub genre lately). My new favourite discovery are Wavves (above). Their first album is sososo good and really consistent with me, I like this beach punk/grungey sound at the moment. Ohh I might be seeing Best Coast near the end of April, if I can find someone to go with. Keep trying to persuade the boyf.

I got paid last week and Topshop had some big ass sale and I spent too much money there and other places and I have to pay for glasto next week and my bank account will be bombed. I need to stop the pointless splurges on high street stuff I'm not sure on and will probably tire of after a while. Unless there are absolute must haves about/essentials I think I'll stick to my ebay and charity/vintage shops to be cheap, and save for really nice, interesting articles of clothing I see on my online browses.

Speaking of which...

WHAT IS THIS I DON'T EVEN...£75 in the SALE though. :(
Also I would like this Fred Perry by Amy Winehouse dress on my body.

I want to do some more personal stuff for my portfolio (forgot to say my interview is in two weeks!) so I may get new stuff up soon, plus there's a bunch of sketchbook work I may scan in. :)

Tuesday, 15 March 2011


I'm wasting my time browsing through clothes and I'll post about it if I want to;

Staple skirt.
Cheap Monday.

Stumbled across this in the ASOS sale...look at that print and t shirt style...yes please.
Hoy Boutique knit. Would love to find something similar vinage/second hand incase someone snatches this.

I also really want this blue A line skirt from H&M, but I can't seem to find it on the website anymore, only the camel was there yesterday. D:

I can assure you there's more on my wishlist, there's a couple of cute aztec type tops from Forever21 and I've just checked out the ASOS many dresses.

This isn't good for me because most of my wages this month have to go towards my glasto ticket, and my hours seem to have been cut...sigh.

Saturday, 12 March 2011


So we have started our final major project at college, the results of which will be exhibited in our final show. I've been really looking forward to it coz I've had the idea for the theme I want to use weeks beforehand; metamorphosis. I was primarily inspired by Kafka's short story, and I really want to look at a strong body of research, not just artists but examples in the media and culture where this has been interpreted. I want to look at not only physical transformations, like anthropology, but also the psychological side of things. It would be interesting to also look at how the human mind and condition can change.

For now, here is some visual inspiration to help me along the way;

Tuesday, 8 March 2011


Not only is this an awesome album cover, but the record has a lot of sweet, summery sounds. :) Quite the opposite to this I've been listening to a lot of drag like Salem, ooooo, White Ring etc and also Health.

I read this in preparation for my final major project at college, the theme of which has the same title of metamophosis, this was a theme I chose myself. I'm going to look at this and other interpretations in the media, but I feel this was the main inspiration. I wish I had the above cover, Amazon sent me a copy with a really awful plain one with bad font. Oh well.

Me and my boyfriend have currently been watching Breaking Bad, we're about half way through season 3 now and we're hooked. It's so gripping and intense, Bryan Cranston's and Aaron Paul's performances are superb and I can say it's one of the best TV series I've watched in a long while.

I picked this us the other day for £6 second hand! I've heard good things so I thought I'd give it a try, I've really been craving a geeky RPG game lately and I still don't have many games for my little xbox. It's quite addictive and very free form, I can see it entertaining me for a while!