Monday, 6 December 2010


I am up to my eyes in uni work. With only three days till my big hand in date and the day of my presentation I am extremely stressed, something I am not all that good at handling at the best of times. This is my excuse for both my lack of blogging and my current appearance. Come Friday I am free for one month. I am hoping my sanity will have rejoined me by then.
My mother has kindly bought me the dungarees below, unfortunately they have been placed in the same drawer has my epic leather trousers. I feel I will be living in both of these, just as soon as i get my hands on them come Christmas morning.
Its from I suggest you check out her other incredible vintage wonders.

Wednesday, 24 November 2010

Blue Blood

More shoots for my housemate's uni portfolio. She heard the good news that she received distinction for all of her work. I couldn't think of someone who deserves it more.
I have been doing so much reading for university work and am starting to get my head round this essay that's due in a few weeks. A couple more books and articles and I feel I will be ready to put pen to paper, or fingers to keys anyway. Gone are the days when an assignment was a half hour job. I never knew how easy I had it during school.
Tomorrow I am heading home to Nottingham for a long weekend. Its going to be so nice to be back. Life seems so much more hectic in London. The thing I am looking forward to most is my mums home cooking. Never thought I would miss it, but it's my main reason for going home. That and alcohol prices which don't leave you broke.
Dear Gin, I'm sorry. I just don't think it will work with me living in London. We can still be friends though and catch up when I'm back in town. It will be like the good old days, I promise.
Yours, Lydia.
Tonights plans? Harry Potter with the housemates. Fabulous.

Thursday, 18 November 2010

The Girl is Gone

Earlier this week my housemate Robyn and I went to see The Mystery Jets. I haven't seen them for quite a few months and had forgotten how lush they are to watch. The night was spent enjoying plenty of cheap wine fuelling joyful dancing. We had a ball and its got me so excited for XFM's Winter Wonderland gig in December. I'll be spending the next 4 weeks or so speculating who the special guest will be.
I have also finally managed to find a pair of leather trousers that I like. I say leather, I mean pleather, but for just over £25 I cannot say no. They're from Forever 21 and I will be ordering them tonight. Although my bank balance is urging me to put them away for Christmas, my heart says have them now.
Right now I am finishing a few last notes for my big presentation on Monday. Then I'm going to get ready to go meet my friends from home who are in town for the night. Its the perfect end to my working week.

Friday, 12 November 2010

You Wrote Your Number on my Hand But it Came Off in the Rain

Photo credits to Hannah Rose and Robyn Lynch

My housemate Hannah from London Rose studies styling and photography and asked me to model for some of her work. I nervously agreed and after a day in front of the camera she managed to get several shots she deemed worthy of her portfolio. Some of her work included a 70's themed shoot, which is yet to be edited, a mock id cover and a more grungy themed shoot which are both posted above. It was a fun day. Alas I cannot wink (strangely) forcing Hannah to be slightly more creative, allowing my ring collection to take to the stage and become leading focus.

Me and my housemate Robyn, went to the apple store on regent street to watch Jimmy Carr, a favourite comedian and odd crush of mine, be interviewed about his latest DVD. After which we met him and took a photo opportunity. We decided to go for the exaggerated smile look but it didn't quite go to plan, although it looks like Jimmy got the memo too.

I cannot believe how cold it has become these past few days. One minute I was enoying the last of the summer sun, next I am struggling to speak through chattering teeth and coming to terms with the fact that shorts and a thin leather jacket just won't suffice. Seeing as though I haven't got the funds to splash out on a new coat I wore my vintage coat from a couple of years ago. Jimmy said he loved it, so it stays. ha.

Hello to all new followers - you beautiful people.

Sunday, 7 November 2010

It's Too Late

I can tell this weekend is going to be a busy one so I'm enjoying my Sunday evening lounging around before the hectic-ness begins. I have endless amounts of uni work to do and several group meetings for research projects that are under way. Other plans include drinks with a handsome stranger and time spent with the girls i've grown to love here. The week will be finished nicely with a visit to my aunties where I will get to spend some much needed time with the family.
This weekend has been an unhealthy mix of doing nothing and doing too much. Hazy memories of a brilliant party and a chance to attend the Aussie bloggers event thanks to my beautiful housemate Hannah from London Rose. A night littered with limousines, fireworks and fabulous views from the London Eye and plenty of free champagne. It gets a little image heavy from here on in. Brace yourself.

It was a fabulous night shared with some fabulous girls.
The dress I wore is vintage, the shoes are from Asos and my bag is miss selfridge.

Tuesday, 2 November 2010

Carry On My Wayward Son

I've left so much work till the last minute. I always do it. I never learn. I can foresee the next few weeks being crammed with research which should have been started ages ago. Lets hope there's still time for excursions. Never been one for all work and no play.
Just a couple of quick shots of my hat I spoke about. Wearing an old dorothy perkins top and an assortment of rings which are from ebay and vintage stores.

Ps. How much is a face transplant on the black market these days?

Cause I want to look like Lily
Pictures from Studded Hearts.

Sunday, 24 October 2010

All Shabby, No Chic

Minimal make up, minimal mega pixels. Beautiful two finger cross ring. This beaut set me back £12 from Urban Outfitters and had tarnished my fingers green by the end of the first day. But it's so hard to stay mad at it.
The stamp on my hand is from a vintage fair I went to today in Bethnal Green. I bought a little furry hat which I have fallen in love with. No doubt I will live in it this winter.
Short post. I have a hot date with two guys. Ben and Jerry.

Friday, 22 October 2010


If only I had a decent excuse or even an exciting story about where I've been. I can only offer you the following. Results. Alcohol. Working. Moving house. Alcohol. Copious amounts of fun with the new housemates. Uni and avoiding the work it presents me and a touch more alcohol.
I reckon I'll try and give it another effort although please expect a nose dive in photo quality due to a lack of DSLR.
For now I'll leave you with a slightly more glamorous editorial version of my student life.
Stay Tuned.

Vogue Germany November 2010
Via Studded Hearts

Friday, 16 July 2010

Picture Perfect

Picture from Hanneli

Jeez these models dress well. That floral body suit is gorgeous and the print trousers are the perfect fit.
Today my rings that I ordered from the asos sale arrived in a box far larger than necessary. They were nicer than I imagined, a pleasant surprise with internet gambles. I then went window shopping where another ring caught my eye. A ring so beautiful it hurt to leave it in the store. A ring so beautiful I plan to buy it on Saturday to put away until my birthday. Rings will always be my Achilles heel, a girl can never own too many.
Yesterday I stumbled into a job. With only a few weeks left in Nottingham I will soon be filling them with long days of work, hopefully resulting in some extra cash for Leeds festival and Freshers, providing I curb my spending.
Goodbye free time, lie ins, lunchtime gin and tonics and social life.
Hello public transport at rush hour, early mornings, wage slips and a hell of a lot of coffee.
In other news, I'm going car booting this weekend. I'm so ready to rummage for some bargains.

Sunday, 4 July 2010

Educate Me

I wanted to see "An Education" as soon as I saw the trailers but as per usual I only got round to watching it when it had been released. But it was so worth the wait. The soundtrack was beautiful and the outfits were even better. It makes me want to move to Paris, wear pearl necklaces and scrape my hair into a beehive. I thought I'd share some of my favourite screen shots which have left me undecided as to whether to dye my hair chestnut brown or keep going lighter till winter approaches.
In other news, exams are over and freedom reigns. I'm in a routine of staying up late and waking up even later. A rut that is encouraging laziness. Tomorrow may be the day to begin doing something worthwhile. I'll start with attempting to transform an old dress into a playsuit. Despite my A* in GCSE textiles my needle skills are less than impressive and tomorrow will no doubt end in a ruined dress and frustration.
Hello to all my new followers too. Reading all your comments never fails to make me smile.

Sunday, 27 June 2010

Wide Eyed And Legless

Six exams done, 1 to go. It's been over two weeks since I left college and I have already hit the period where it takes me longer than it should to work out what day it is. Revision is tiring and struggles to hold my attention for longer than 45 minutes so I have been filling the rest of my time with coffee, Internet shopping, Sex and the City and endless hours spent lying on my sun lounger reading books I've stared at but never opened.
Things planned for after my last exam include a day of impulse buying, a wild night with all my favourites to celebrate the end of A-levels and the beginning of the rest of our lives and walking my much missed bike to the repair shop. A job I've been putting off for weeks.
Right now I'm off to procrastinate a little more.
Denim look dress from H&M