Monday, August 24, 2009

dollface of the week: Sarah Nixey

i really enjoyed my post about la roux, lady gaga and co and their fashion frenzie (i quote my boyfriend who just read this first sentence: "modesty is such a rare thing, is it not, hm, dear?"), and i'm counting on you that you did as well, so i thought it's time for giving these women (i was gonna put fashionistas, but nurr, artistes are always fashionable) a little space and time on this blog.
so, inspired by my rediscovering of black box recorder, i bring you sarah nixey. the name itself is dreamy. and so is she! she's so refined, and wikipedia tells me she's a dorset native. my love affair with britishness actually was born in dorset (poole and bournemouth), too. ah, sarah! nixey! i threw in another bbr tune as well.





i'm very positive that the blonde pictures are post-black box recorder, while the last one is proper vintage sarah nixey. anyways, they are said to be releasing a new album in 2009, cannot wait.



(all pictures via http://images.google.de/images?sourceid=navclient&hl=de&rlz=1T4GGLJ_de&q=%22Sarah%20Nixey%22&um=1&ie=UTF-8&sa=N&tab=wi)

black box recorder - the art of driving

why use cryptic lyrics as a headline when using the name of the band and the song is much easier and easily provides you with a genuine "dollface is candysweet" playlist. i'm really smart you know, i got the glasses to go with it.
i'm not smart enough though to realise that i have so so so much revision to do, and after i will have taken a stroll to the brand new supermarket nearby (special offers, i'm still a poor student), i get cracking again. i will have to take the bus actually, the art of driving i have accomplished really is no use without a car. sadness.
anyways, yet another new item i got in primark, plus the outfit i wore for my boyfriend's 22nd (we went for sushi), plus my adorable pink mini dress from new yorker that has been trusty friend throughout the season. here goes:
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big hair for a big day! h+m boob tube and ballet shoes pendant necklace, primark iceskater skirt.
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new yorker dress and new wall art (from aldi!)
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poor quality pictures, high quality tulip skirt with detachable braces, so so nice! big bum effect danger though, oh well.

and of course the song. i was heavily into this band when i was 17 and they have lost none of their charm. kind of forgot about them, but have just checked and rejoiced over the fact that they are having a sort of comeback. roll on late 90s indie!


xxx

Saturday, August 15, 2009

your touch intensifies

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i'm turning into a hardcore gamer, i can't get away from the xbox my boyfriend got as a purely personal gadget. now he has to share. tiger woods pga tour 2007 is addictive, mainly because you can create a golfer that looks like yourself, how good is that? maybe i'll manage to take a screencap of my golfing alter ego.
anyways, here is an update on the latest primark finds:
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chequered shirt and pinstriped shirt-dress, each were only 11 pound, owl necklace (poor owlie has lost one eye already) was only 2 pound, i think.
i'm not overly keen on vintage clothing, unless i know the person who wore the stuff before, so i happily received this silk scarf from my nan the other day:
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may i also draw your attention towards my blogroll, i added some plus size fashion blogs, have a looksie!
i'll say goodnight with another la roux tune, quicksand, acoustic.


XXX

(above, my new dorothy perkins flats, found them for a fiver in the sales!)

Saturday, August 08, 2009

this time... I'm gonna live life my way

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so i'm back from 5 days spent in oldham, with a ton of new clothes and a runny nose. two very essential things the visitor takes home from a holiday in chilly england. my shopping marathon began and ended in primark manchester, the best primark shop, i like to think. i left as usual with two massive bags worth a fortune, from a student's point of view. i also collected my parcel from asos and i am slightly disappointed in the (still cute) pink ballerina shoes. the quality is poor, but they were only 3 pound after all...
i managed a visit in one of my favourite places in mancs, the urbis. even if you're not into culture while on a mini break, you shouldn't miss the urbis. really wanted to make it to manchester art gallery but my company wasn't so keen. some of the fashion sightings in the urbis:
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i will show you all of my new stuff soon, for now, an update on my new look purchase. i am very very happy with the two bargain dresses! i actually checked them out while in the new look shops in stockport and manchester and worried whether they would fit, but they do!
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i also invested in a 2nd pair of jeggings, i mean, how good are they if you have to pack light? they come in so handy!
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one of the tops i got in primark is the perfect compliment for jeggings or proper jeans:
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that's all for now. listen to this smooth song by dj shadow:

xxx

ps: the two darlings in the top pictures are gianni and gina, my parents' dogs. aw!

Saturday, August 01, 2009

baby, you got all the puppets with their strings up

off to manchester airport in a bit, see you next week, have a lovely weekend!


some more young female artist acoustic entertainment in the meantime:


xxx