Thursday, August 21, 2008

Heres how it is

I started this blog to practise my writing. I wasn't sure what I wanted to be and a journalist was one of the options. Now it's not really an option anymore. I did some research into the jobs I was considering and i've decided that writing really isn't for me. I wish it were, but everything I write is so mediocre.I'm like Scarlett Johansson in Lost In Translation. I think I can get that B in english but thats the extent of it. That said I do really like this blog and I want to keep going with it.I might start posting more pictures as that's what i'm trying to focus on. I just wanted to explain my absense and tell you I'm not disappearing forever,just until I think things through.

Deciding your future is no fun

Friday, August 1, 2008

Bike dreams

As much as I want to be I will never be one of those cute european women flying around the city on their bikes.This is due to my insane irrational fear of cycling in the city. Give me a bike and a quiet country road completly devoid of cars or people and I'll be off, but if there are cars in the vicinity, I freak out. I don't really know why or when this happened. I had a good start with a little green bike decorated with dinosaurs but when the training wheels came off, everything fell apart. It might be due to my total lack of ability or balance but that hasn't held me back in other aspects of my life. So until I pluck up the courage to go velib-ing around the city, I will just have try and make walking cool.

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Glasses Awe

I tried on those glasses the other day. I am currently in Paris and I did my normal trip to Galeries Lafayette and Printemps to gaze at the designers. It's sad to say that I had never seen Maison Martin Margiela's clothes in person before. I really don't understand why the giant department shop in Dublin,Brown Thomas, isn't better stocked. It has the major designers like Prada and Dolce and Gabanna but it's a very small selection. That said the last time I was there they had ONE Balenciga dress and an actual rail of Philip Lim which is a welcome improvement. C'mon the dublin of today is not like the dublin of the 80s. Not like I was around to see it,but i'm told it wasn't the nicest! We should be aspiring to be like all the other big european capitals. We just need to embrace a little culture.

Anyway this was not supposed to be a rant on the state of Dublin, this was supposed to be talking about Printemps and Galeries Lafayette! I started off in Galeries Lafayette as it is the more renowned of the two. It was okay. They had a big Comme Des Garcons rack which was nice and it was listed that they had Louis Goldin, which I was surprised at, but it turned out that she was nowhere to be seen. But the designers I liked were smatterings between more low end ones like Diesel and Guess.Not to say these are bad brands, its just I go to department stores to look at designers in person,not to actually buy anything. Even though I was enamoured by Max Mara socks... I then moved on to Printemps which I thought was alot better. It had a large Burberry and Balenciagca section and I was in actual awe in the Maison Martin Margiela section. It was so great touching the clothes that I reconized from the show and putting the glasses on felt amazing!I also saw real Herve Leger bandage dresses! It was pretty embarrassing the daze I was in when walking around the shop, touching all the clothes. I think I'd probably have a heart attack if I ever went to a show because I would be so amazed!

Saturday, July 5, 2008

For some reason my blog layout has been all messed up with my Brace Face post...If anyone has any ideas on how to fix it,help would be appreciated!


Is it just me or does the Christian Dior Couture show remind you of Disney Princesses?

The 5 year old in me likes it.

Sunday, June 29, 2008

Brace Face...My Anthem No More

I GOT MY BRACES OFF! After 2 and a bit years of going to the orthodontist's every month,clamping my mouth shut with elastics,and embarrassing situations involving food, I am now free! I cannot stop running my tongue over my teeth! they're ridiculously smooth.The day I got them off I couldn't stop smiling the whole day,and I've pointed it out to everyone I've seen since.I've had good and bad reactions to them,the worst was I look like my mother( no young girl wants to hear that!) and the best was my friend literally screaming as soon as I sat down YOU GOT YOUR BRACES OFF!!!!THEY'RE SO STRAIGHT!

So this all brings me on to a specific point...When I had braces I dreamed of the day when I could experiment with different colours on my lips and now that day has come! After picking up some cheap red lipstick in boots( actually happened to be Jonathan Saunder's line for 17 on sale) I'm going to start my experimentation with red lips!Now I don't want perfect red lips,the kind you'd wear to the crillion ball or some affair of that nature. no what I want are the quintessential cool girl red lips.smeared on with eye make up from last night still on your face,but somehow managing to look fabulous. I'm thinking an amalgamation of Courtney Love and Mary Kate. The aesthetic of Mary Kate yet with the hardcore-ness of Courtney.Not sure where I'll try it out,of course a real cool girl would be wearing it everyday but I have to think to myself,am I cool enough?

I think not