Friday, 23 March 2012

Beyond retro

Yes I like vintage clothes very much.....These are two finds from Beyond retro http://www.beyondretro.com/
I hope to receive these in the post soon :)   The magic of vintage is that one can wear unique pieces of unusual/pretty/fabulous prints and designs that may not be easy to find on the high street or in most shops.


I have a fascination for floral print on black/dark colours.  I look forward to late May when can buy lots of peonies and pain them with a rich dark oil colour backdrop........

Sunday, 11 March 2012

I'm dreaming of a holiday


It is a beautiful Spring afternoon this Sunday in South East England. I'm dreaming of a holiday though. I can't really enjoy my weekends beacause of studies and being at home so much means I feel too confined in one space....

I won't be going on holiday for a while though :(  I know, not everyone can  I shouldn't moan in the grand scheme of things- but I haven't been away on holiday for many years. Since graduating in 2004 my life has been about work and studies......

 I hope to combat this feeling a little by visiting Columbia Road flower market in a few weeks, visiting some museums and galleries in London, and by indulging in some reading- Tank Magazine, The Handmaid's tale for my bookclub and Penguin Great Loves......



Saturday, 3 March 2012

Flowing streams of consciousness

I haven't posted on this blog for a while, I was busy with a few things.....

Raindance Saturday film school

I attended a Raindance Saturday film school in February, it was good.  I find filmmaking amazing and life affirming.

Elliot Grove, a Canadian born film producer founded the the Raindance film festival in 1993. He was rather inspirational in his talks and  particularly this struck home:

There will be three things holding you back when trying to make a film (can be applied to almost anything one has dreams of pursuing):

1) Lack of self confidence
2) Personal self destruction
3) Procrastination

Book club- first book club attendance- Fight Club

I attended a book club for the first time. There were around 7 people that attended. We discussed Fight Club, it is a disturbing book and rather dark, but brilliant too, with many ideological and snippets of ideologies scattered across the story.

The next book for discussion will be the Handmaid's tale.........

Studies

My studies were resumed in full swing with two evenings a week classes in central London, with a group coursework and lots of reading and now case preparations to do.  I feel so drained, I will be happy once the last piece of group coursework is handed in this Tuesday.

Reading

I have also resumed my interest in magazines:  I recently bought Tank magazine, which is very good, it has a nice mix of various articles and isn't simply focused on fashion. There was a good article about Capitalism and the middle classes.

I bought Elle UK, mainly because of the free mascara ;) but it was nice to flick through, I must say the magic of Elle UK for me has almost disappeared, I don't find it fun anymore, i guess I have changed as a person compared to two years ago. Just as well that I have discovered Tank magazine to fill the void or create a new reading and visual pleasure.