Hello again. I realised the other day I have no idea how to address you guys. Every time I start a post, I seem panic and put 'happy tuesday!' or whatever day it is. I'm sure this is going to start sounding incredibly annoying over time, but you know, oh well...maybe I'll get better at introductions by then, too.
I sent Dani's giveaway prizes yesterday (so proud I actually remembered, I can be so forgetful sometimes) and am going to write and send some letters to the runners up this week. I guess it's good practice for when I finish the zine I'm making, which I intend to swap and distribute to whoever wants it. That is, if I get around to finishing the illustrations (don't worry, I'm working on it!)
I've been after a leopard coat for as long as I can remember, but have never been able to find one that didn't come down to my ankles (I'm incredibly short in real life, you'd be surprised). Then I was innocently shopping in Beyond Retro in Brighton and bam, I found this beauty. I had to take the shoulder pads out and it still looks a little puffy around the arms at times, but it's such a perfect length and it's so warm and I am so happy with it. The shirt and dungarees are also from Beyond Retro, while the shoes are from the huge vintage emporium in Brighton which I don't actually know the name of.
I always look either really tired or really pissed off in pictures. Its weird.
(rings: camden market, mum's, bracelets: old & diy, badge: Brighton)
I love flowers so much at the moment. I picked this one for these photos and then pressed it, and I'm going to use it when I make a new cover for my copy of The Virgin Suicides. I'm also feeling really hippy vibes, as I've been watching loads of documentaries on the 60's and hippy communes and families, and recently I've just wanted to wear loose patterned flares and crop tops and play guitar outside barefoot with fresh flowers plaited into my hair. I would totally go and do that right now, but its kind of completely raining outside. Stupid English weather.
I found Carme and Millie via tumblr (Carme's: http://jonathanrichman.tumblr.com/ Millie's: http://swaglomagellan.tumblr.com/ ) and am totally in love with their style. It's cool enough to have a twin in the first place, let alone have a twin and both look like Rookie models seemingly 24/7?! I don't know how they do it, man. So inspiring.
The colours in the illustration below are insane, I'm totally feeling some psychedelic vibes at the moment.
(Just look at his dreads. I mean seriously, that is what you call awesome.)
(I just love this film, and this screenshot is just the best part)
Here's a couple more pages from my journal:
(collage with lyrics from 'Big City Dreams' by Christofer Drew/NeverShoutNever, and 'Pressure' by Paramore)
(a page dedicated to the queen herself, Hayley Williams, with the lyrics from the song 'We are Broken' by Paramore)
(unfinished 70's The Doors poster illustrated by me. Just got to add colour)
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