Wednesday, 27 January 2010


These however, I could not resist, partly due to them being far more within my price limitations. I suspect we will have many a good time together, aah xx

Ooh la la

Chloe Crystal-lapel silk-blend jacket
Chloe shiny leather boots

ACNE Atacoma wedge boot

These however will suffice for the time being. haa

et voilà!

Unfortunately for me, this Aminaka Wilmont dress won't be making it to my birthday. What's a girl to do?

monsieur proust

1. What is your idea of perfect happiness?
A creative existence

2. What is your greatest fear?

3.What is the trait you most deplore in yourself?

4.What is the trait you most deplore in others?
Self pity

5.What do you consider the most overrated virtue?

6.On what occasion do you lie?
To get out of a task I have no fervour for

7.What do you dislike most about your appearance?
My nose

8.What is your greatest regret?
I literally cannot think of one

9.What or who is the greatest love of your life?
Dancing, literature, writing,

10. What is your current state of mind?
Pensive, inquisitive

11.What do you consider your greatest achievement?
independence, any advancement towards my chosen career

12. What is your most treasured possession?
My family

13. What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?
failure, self disappointment

14. Where would you like to live?
I doubt I if could stay in any one place for a long period of time

15. What is your favorite occupation?

16. What do you most value in your friends?

17. What is your greatest extravagance?
Shoes et wine

18. What is the quality you most like in a man?
Intelligence, the ability to make me laugh, creativity

19. What is the quality you most like in a woman?
Independence, strength of character, wisdom

20. What are your favorite names?
Caden, freya, luella, amelie, lux, atticus

21. What is it that you most dislike?

22. How would you like to die?
Contented, in spring amongst the flowers (Who wants flowers when they're dead? Nobody.)

23. What is your favourite journey?
I haven’t taken it yet

24. What is your motto?
"I think you have to be influenced by everything and be reckless enough to gamble all or nothing to follow your dreams. You have to believe in what you do as much as you love it. You only get a short life so take chances, follow your dreams and go where the winds of fate blow you." -John Galliano

“Fear defeats more people than any other thing in the world.” -Emerson

25. Which words or phrases do you most overuse?

The Proust Questionnaire, popularized by Marcel Proust (1871–1922), the French essayist and novelist, who believed that, in answering these questions, an individual reveals his or her true nature. This version is slightly revised, there are nuances amongst many of them, including the original which Proust himself answered with zeal in 1840 and between the one Vanity Fair publishes monthly in the back of the magazine and which can be taken interactively at

Au Revoir

it's no fun to be yellow

"Boy, when you're dead, they really fix you up. I hope to hell when I do die somebody has sense enough to just dump me in the river or something. Anything except sticking me in a goddam cemetery. People coming and putting a bunch of flowers on your stomach on Sunday, and all that crap. Who wants flowers when you're dead? Nobody."
Holden Caulfield. Undoubetdly my favourite character of fiction (Hamlet aside). I have had such a strong desire to re-read The Catcher in the Rye for a while, only my English degree permits me some Shelley, Shakespeare, Dekker & Jonson and not much else for the time being. Albeit, wonderful fellows to be in the company of, non? xx

J'aime Clémence,

beauté française

Sunday, 3 January 2010

"I am a camera with its shutter open, quite passive, recording, not thinking."

Ooh, Isherwood. After reading Goodbye to Berlin I was left with so many different emotions, questions and wonderments (it rarely feels appropriate to use that word but it felt somewhat fitting here)as I'm sure was Isherwood's intention. One naturally second guesses the character of Christoper Isherwood's sexuality, the reason the novel became so prolific in queer theory but it left more of a mark on me than that. I think that is principally down to Isherwood's writing; a talent he has crafted perfectly. His writing is romantic without being overly sentimental and intelligent yet accessible. So, considering my ardour for this novel and subsequently Mr. Isherwood himself aswell as the admiration I have for Tom Ford who I am quite simply, in awe of, one can only imagine the sheer excitement I felt when I learned about Mr Ford's directorial debut: Isherwood's 1964 novel, A Single Man (AAHHH!) For a literature student with dreams of becoming a fashion journalist, this film felt like winning the lottery (a better analogy could not be thought up through the over zealous haze.) A Single Man recounts a day in the life of George, an English professor living and working in Los Angeles who is coming to terms with the death of his lover, Jim. Supposedly Isherwood's favourite of his works, I have no doubt that Ford will do anything other than exceed expectations held by those in the literary, film and fashion industries; the film has already been nominated for three Golden Globes. As far as I can tell the film is everything you would expect from such a talent as Ford and actors Colin Firth, Julianne Moore (who I happen to adore) and Matthew Goode who starred in the film adaption of another sexually ambiguous text, Evelyn Waugh's Brideshead Revisited. Due for release in the UK on 12th February 2010, which also happens to be my 21st birthday, I have little doubt that this film was made solely for my gratification. See le trailer at: