Saturday, 27 November 2010

I Like... Holographics / Starlight

Book Review - Michael Jackson: The Making of Thriller: 4 Days/1983

If anyone can seriously answer the question at the end of this review - get in touch. It keeps me awake at night.

Tuesday, 23 November 2010

I Hate... False Advertising / Pure Hate

It has come to my attention that I have been “liking” too many things on this blog lately. So just to even out the scores, here’s a list of things that have annoyed me in the past 72 hours:

- Cold hand-dryers
- Tristram Shandy
- Inferiors attempting to tell me what to do
- Blue nail varnish that looks black
- Iceberg lettuce
- Face wipes that dry out real quick
- The price of chocolate bars
- Time
- Dust

Friday, 12 November 2010

I Like... Luck / Bello Diablo

Look what I won.
Topshop asked what my favourite Kate Moss for Topshop item was. I told them...

“As gorgeous as every Kate Moss for Topshop garment is in my wardrobe, and as gorgeous as each of those pieces make me feel, from the perfect denim hotpants to the second-skin wet-look maxi dress, the Kate Moss for Topshop item I treasure most has to be the studded leather bag from her debut collection. That little butter-soft shoulder bag has gone everywhere with me for the past three years; from London, to New York to Paris. And everywhere I go girls and women stop to ask where I bought it. It’s draped over me at every gig and festival, and since Kate is the queen of festival chic, she knew exactly what she was doing when designing this beautiful and versatile bag. It’s always good to know that I’m wearing something that has been pre-approved by an unrivalled style icon.”

In exchange they sent me this specially designed jumpsuit, as worn and designed by Miss Moss to her specifications.

There are only two of these jumpsuits in existence, one’s in my wardrobe and the other is in Mossy’s – weird.

The subtle shimmer, art deco inserts on the shoulders and ultra flared legs make me feel like a Rolling Stones groupie (that’s a good thing, obvs).

Thanks to Topshop for selecting me as the winner of their competition, and thanks to Kate Moss for another sparkling design.

Tuesday, 2 November 2010

I Like... Recognition / "Working to make butter for my piece of bun"

The above pictures are not only adorable, but sum up my academic work ethic - an ethic which has paid off. Say hello to the recipient of Reading University's Achievement Prize.

After being told that 'we don't give firsts to first year students', I got one. A good one too.

The secret to studious success?
1) Go to the lectures and seminars you're paying for - only fools disobey this financial/moral logic
2) Don't waste your time - i.e. socialising with people you don't actually like; if I don't want you at my funeral I certainly don't want to spend time drinking milky-frothy-cappa-mocha-chinos with you when I could be working.

This studying thing might just work out after all