Thursday, May 20, 2010

kitten heels

I hate big feet in kitten heels.
Firstly, either wear heels or don't.
I also hate big feet in very high heels but that's because I don't think it's fair when tall people tower over me already that they should get even taller. So that's a personal issue.
But the long shoe with the silly pointless pathetic little heel is simply ugly and just makes me squirm and feel awkward in myself.

Theresa May, our lovely new home secretary, has a liking for kitten heels as well as having quite big feet (although i'm a 3/4 so most people have big feet to me) which just adds to my dislike for her and the whole kitten heels + big feet thing.

two of May's manifestations of her liking of animal and little heels

I reckon anyone who reads this will disagree with everything I've said but oh well.

Helena Bonham Carter

A young HBC

Going for the hippy-I-live-in-Glastonbury-Village look

The tights, the tutu, the heels and the corset-like jacket are just lovely

Long black coats/cardies always look fab especially when matched with big boots and a feminine dress

The best picture of Helena. Her long curly hair in pigtails and wearing my favourite coat of hers - tailored double-breasted and stripy, that's how i like 'em. With dark sunglasses, a white dress and big black boots.

I cannot really put into words just how much I love Helena Bonham Carter, her style and her film roles. I feel like she's a tumour of mine (in a Tim Minchin kind of way).
I want her hair, her cheekbones, her clothes, her house, her kids, her relationship with her parents, her intelligence, her wit, her originality, her talent and her talented husband.

Here is my top five of all Helena's acting roles:

Marla Singer, Fight Club

I actually got a coat exactly like that one. She copied me though, obviously.

She loves hats in real life too. (And corsets).

Marla at the Paper Street Soap Company

Marla and Edward Norton

Fight Club is my second favourite film of all time (my first being Withnail & I). The characters' wardrobes and make-up, the themes, the way its shot, the plot, the acting and most of all the characters themselves. It stars Brad Pitt, Edward Norton and Helena Bonham Carter and was directed by David Fincher. It is based on a book of the same name by Chuck Palahniuk, which is also brilliant (although, as a rare exception, I think I prefer the film). Marla Singer is a very funny stylish intelligent chain-smoking depressed gothic fairy who attends support groups for cancer patients mostly, which is where she meets the protagonist (Edward Norton). Soon after, the protagonist (whose name is never explicitly stated - much like Marwood in Withnail & I - yet by fans it is assumed he's called Jack due to a line in the film where he says "I am Jack's raging bile duct") he meets the witty, anti-capitalist, controversial Tyler Durden (Brad Pitt). Themes include consumerism, capitalism and madness. It's also about Brad Pitt's fantastic body. If you haven't seen it, get out from under that rock and watch it now asap.

Bellatrix Lestrange, Harry Potter (5, 6, 7 part 1 and 7 part 2)

Now I love Harry Potter, the books and the films, and when I discovered that they had decided to combine my favourite actress and my favourite series of books... well I can barely express the happiness I felt. I always thought she was perfect for the part of the evil conniving Lestrange sister anyway, as a lot of her roles are beautiful gothic rather evil powerful women (The Red Queen in Alice in Wonderland, Mrs Lovett in Sweeney Todd and Kate Croy in The Wings of the Dove).

Helen Schlegel, Howards End

I adore Howards End, a film based on an E.M. Forster novel and starring Emma Thompson, Anthony Hopkins and Vanessa Redgrave as well as Helena. Most people would expect her role of Lucy Honeychurch in A Room with a View to be here, her first big part film which is another E.M. Forster novel adaptation, but I personally prefer Howards End.

Kate Croy, The Wings of the Dove

Helena received an Oscar nomination (as well as a BAFTA and Golden Globe nominations and 12 other award wins) for this role. Its main theme is the extent people go to for money and balancing this with love.

Rosemary Waterlow, Keep The Aspidistra Flying

This isn't a very well-known film. It's an adaptation of an equally unjustly unappreciated George Orwell novel of the same name. Bonham Carter plays Rosemary opposite Richard E Grant (I love him too) as Gordon Comstock. It's 1930s London and the story tells of a middle class couple who are not very well off and both work at an advertising company. Gordon wants to reject his life that revolves around money and social status and instead become a poet. The plot follows his struggle to do so.

Monday, May 17, 2010

A bit of Topshop browsing

I love looking at all the beautiful garments on Topshop, yet hate it too. I want to spend hundreds of pounds I haven't got on all these lovely things. It's so tempting just to add it all to my basket... I must resist.

I adore yuki dresses and there are some beauties in Topshop at the moment:




Yup, I sure love lace.
Pair these with some pearls, a leather jacket and converses and voila!
They are a bit costly though and there are similar cheaper dresses in Portobello Market sold by Japanese ladies.

There's also this floral dress by Love that I'm loving:


This 'Barbara Dress' by Motel:


And this 'Western Lace' maxi dress:

I would not buy this however because maxi dresses are a little too maxi on me... I could cut it but I only do that to cheap finds, not 45 quid Topshop dresses.

Friday, May 7, 2010


I ruddy bloody love Heathers.
It's an '80s Mean Girls-with-a-twist film starring Winona Ryder, who was only 16, and Christian Slater who are both BEAUTIES in this.
Veronica's clothes are to die for, as is her psychopath boyfriend (played by Christian).

Winona and Christian

Here are some of my favorite stills:
The Heathers and Veronica

oops... a dead Heather

Jason Dean looking sexy as

Tim Walker

Hello hello.. anybody there?
Well I know I haven't posted on this blog for 2 years but I'm going to start again and so I've made a few changes to the layout, etc.
I have also restarted my music blog which you can check out here.

I was thinking about Tim Walker and his beautiful photography when I thought hey I should put this on a blog or something. So here I am.

His most famous picture is of baby-faced model/actress Lily Cole posing on a staircase in India.

Personal fave. Reminds of the short story 'Her First Ball' by Katherine Mansfield.

This one reminds me of the scene in Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone when they all have to sleep in the Great Hall because they think Sirius Black came to murder Harry. I'd love to set up a tent and camp out in a library.