Friday, 27 November 2009

Everbody Needs An Education

Today I'll show you some lovely images from the delightful new film, An Education. Set in the early 60's, the story is set around sixteen year old Jenny, played by promising new comer Carey Mulligan. Jenny is interested in good books, music and all things French, yet her parents are pushing her towards Oxford. She is bored beyond belief until and a handsome - and much older! - suitor comes along, and her life is turned upside down... but I shan't spoil it for you! My personal highlight of the film was the Parisian sequence, which reminded me of a cross between A Bout De Souffle and Funny Face... wonderful, non?

Aside from an intriguing coming of age story, a witty script written by the excellent Nick Hornby and some Lula magazine-worthy imagery, it features some absoloutely beautiful costumes. Jenny transforms from a pretty school girl to an Audrey Hepburn-esque stunner before our very eyes, in brocade shift dresses and chic up-do's courtesy of the equally well-dressed, loveably dim-witted Helen. It's not just the girls, either; the gents are equally dressed to the nines. Anyway, I hope you are inspired to go and see this film, it is well worth the hype it is recieving, not just from yours truly but everyone coming out the cinema! Enjoy.

Sunday, 22 November 2009

Let Them Eat Cake!

Slightly off the usual topic of conversation on my humble little blog, but I do love to bake (and eat!) cakes. So on this quiet Sunday afternoon I decided to well and truly get my bake on. These bad-boys are double chocolate chip with butter icing on top, and if I may say so myself, they were rather delicious.

Excuse the shoddy photography won't you, I don't have a camera at the moment so had to use Photobooth! Anyway, I was feeling quite proud of my creations... Until I decided to search for further baking inspiration, where I came across a myriad of cupcakes so perfectly made, beautifully coloured and painstakingly decorated, they are like mini works of art. I must definately invest in some food colouring in order to make some lovely technicolour buns. Feel free to drool over these.

Saturday, 21 November 2009

Tennessee Waltz

After a rather long hiatus - sorry! - I am back with a vengeance. Well.. back with a new lovely lady of fantastic style to show you! Today's muse is Tennessee Thomas of the LA-based girl band, The Like. Whilst all three members have a most aesthetically-pleasing way of dressing, it is the fantastically named Tennessee who has really caught my eye. Rubbing shoulders with some of the best-dressed kids around, such as Alexa Chung, Mark Ronson and Zooey Deschanel, it is only fitting that she should have her own playful and charming look. She likes to team her long flowing locks with sailor-inspired pieces, envy-inducing coats and excellent hosiery galore,and the finished result is really quite wonderful. Observe..