Friday, June 18, 2010

Nothing Gold Can Stay

My favourite Robert Frost poem is 'Nothing Gold Can Stay'.
I'm reading a collection of his poetry in preparation for next year as I'm taking English Lit (if my GCSE results are good enough). As I was reading this book, 'The poetry of Robert Frost', I picked this one as a knock-out. I then googled it and according to Wikipedia it's one of his "most famous poems". I guess I have amazing taste.

Nature's first green is gold
Her hardest hue to hold.
Her early leaf's a flower;
But only so an hour.
Then leaf subsides to leaf.
So Eden sank to grief,
So dawn goes down to day.
Nothing gold can stay.

You know the angels wanna wear my red shoes

This week I decided to splash out in accordance with the end of exams.
I shopped on High Street Ken on Wednesday and in Westfields yesterday.
I quite overspent and many of the items were too expensive really... but I was in a 'fuck it' spending mood.
Here are my buys:

A rather costly Minkie dress found in Topshop (£45)

Simple beige dress from Topshop (£16)

Green & white sleeveless cardie - beachy - from TK Maxx (£15)
Black lace slag heels - TK Maxx (£25)

Red shoes from TK (£15)

P.S. In reference to a previous post - in Topshop I applied a tester of that Sun Shower Crayon and the next day it was still firmly on. It isn't one of those eye-shadows that come off in a few hours, it took some real rubbing to get it off even the next day. I love that kind of make-up. Recommended.

Pictures of trees

I really like taking pictures of trees. A lot of people do though, which annoys me. It means my pictures of trees won't be the best pictures of trees. But I'm going to show you some I've taken anyway.... (pictures of trees that is).

A Hyde Park tree.

My friend has a massive field behind her house (she lives in Dulwich - ie the middle of nowhere).

This was taken last summer at sunset in Cannes. Magical right?

This I used as a concept for my last Art GCSE project. The contrast between urbanisation and nature and, as the leaves are in quite bad form, modernisation/industrialisation eating away at nature? That kinda thing.

Same idea.

Sunday, June 13, 2010


Recently I spent 3 days watching the six series of Hustle non-stop. It's brilliant.
Hustle is a drama that follows a gang of con artists; it started in 2004 and is still going (in fact a film is going to come out at some point). Nearly every episode consists of a long con that the group attempt to carry out - sometimes they fail, but mostly they succeed. It's all very clever and makes you feel really good when you guess how they did it before the end of the hour.
According to Hustle, "the first rule of the con is: you can't con an honest man" so the 'marks' are generally greedy wealthy bastards (bankers, police officers, businessmen, etc).

Series 1, 2 and 3 cast (from left to right - Ash, Mickey, Stacie, Danny and Albie)

My favourite character is Danny Blue, played by Marc Warren. Unfortunately he didn't return after the fourth series which rather ruins the rest for me as Danny provided the eye candy and the comedy.

Series 4 cast (Albert, Ash, Danny, Stacie, Billy)

The 4th series saw the departure of Mickey Bricks (Adrian Lester) and the arrival of Billy Bond (Ashley Walters). Series 4 is my favourite as Danny takes over as leader of the gang.

Series 5 and 6 cast (left to right - Mickey, Albie, Ash, Emma and Sean)

Matt Di Angelo's character, Sean Kennedy, replaced Danny as the inexperienced funny man but he is neither as beautiful nor as endearing. Not that he's bad or anything, it's just after experiencing Danny it's a let down.
Emma Kennedy (played by Kelly Adams) is Sean's big sister, becoming the new attractive conwoman (à la Stacie) and I think I prefer her actually. I just didn't get why everyone fancied the pants off of Jaime Murray and that annoyed me.

Friday, June 11, 2010

Topshop make-up

I haven't tried it out yet but I follow Topshop on Twitter (@Topshop_tweets) that links to their blog which has nice and short posts on new Topshop finds, random customers' clothes, etc.
They've got make-up tutorials, that I love to watch generally on YouTube, for their new(ish) branch out into cosmetics. The videos are cool, with good music, and really make me want to buy their things. So very effective.
I've being eyeing this 'Crayon in Sun Shower' in particular: