Friday, 26 February 2010

The Light

A typical wet evening in West London last night- sigh! You can't detect it from this picture but it was actually raining very heavily.

Wednesday, 24 February 2010

I'm Currently Reading.....

I previously mentioned that a colleague of mine read a whopping 85 books in one year. After hearing that, I felt all inspired and set myself the task of reading at least 25 books this year. That’s an average of 2 books a month depending on the size and how I invest my time. I’m a bit behind as I’m only on my second book of the year and it's the end of February already (side-eye).

I’ve just started to read ‘A Thousand Splendid Suns’ as I’ve heard rave reviews. The story focuses on two Afghan women and how their lives cross each other. I guess I should have read the debut ‘The Kite Runner’ first but oh well. I’ve become so serious about my reading task that I’ve started to switch my phone off to and from work, so that no one disturbs me.

Tuesday, 23 February 2010

Bargain Of The Month.

Topshop Cropped Black and White Mohair Jumper £38 £18

This is the only item of clothing I've brought this month ( I'm getting better). I'm becoming a little obsessed with crop tops/ jumpers at the moment. I really do love them and they'll be my staple item of clothing this summer. I refuse to buy full priced clothing from Topshop depending on what it is, hence why I had to bag this cool jumper.
I love this top as the black has subtle hint's of gold specks in it which you can't see in the picture. Plus all things nautical and stripes are still big this season. I teamed this up with a high waisted skirt, a vest top, a long chain, black tights and my brown brogues.

Monday, 22 February 2010

Best Dressed At The Baftas

Kate Winslett wore a lace black design dress by Stella McCartney .

I think Kate looks great, the dress fits her body perfectly. The split detail shows just enough leg  and the lace panel detail is divine. This dress is very classy and elegant yet simple and effective.

Vera Farmiga wore a asymmetric dress with black sash by Marchesa.

I don't normally like flowy dresses like this but she is bang on trend with the nude/cream colour and the one shoulder strap design. I love the black sash detail which helps accentuate her waist and breaks up the white nicely. Her chignon bun and lack of jewellery helps us focus on the dress, which I guess is the whole point really.

Audrey Tatou in Lanvin.

I'm not too sure about the matching red shoes and bag. I think I would have gone for a smaller clutch style purse and teamed them with black shoes but that's me. However I love the pink colour and the off the shoulder detail.

Erin O’Connor in Louis Vuitton

All black errrthing lol. I really like this look! The black halter neck backless style dress, the big statement Topshop ring , the Louis Vuitton clutch bag and her hair look on all receive top marks. I love it when women have jet black hair, the bob with full on bangs just sets off the whole look.

Saoirse Ronan in Burberry

Another star who went for the cream/nude look. The ruffle detailing is what synched this look for me along with the belt. I think an up style hair do would have finished this look off nicely. Roll on The Oscars!!

Sunday, 21 February 2010

Week 19 Of My Journey Getting To New York.

This week has been a week of clarity and oh how clarity can give you so much peace! (I’ll get back to that later). I still have to renew my passport and I planned to send it of this week but I had to ensure that all my bills and outgoings where dealt with first. Now what ever money comes in within the next 2 weeks are solely for New York. Plus it only takes 6 weeks for me to get my passport back so I will definitely send it off in March. I will also put away my lump sum of money towards my rent in a couple of weeks as money’s coming in dribs and drabs at the moment. I've become so much more disciplined with my expenditure, not that I was that bad before. I tend to think more before I buy instead of impulse buying. We all know how I love my shoes and clothes.

As I stated earlier this week has been a week of confirmation on so many levels (thank you Jesus). I’ve been kind of lost over the past few months wondering what my next step would be career wise etc, not any more yo! I now KNOW which direction I’m heading in and what steps need to be taken. All will be revealed in due time. I’ve chosen not to say too much as I want my actions to do the talking for 2010. I feel like its January 1st again that’s the level of faith, excitement and determination I have with this.

A few months ago I mentioned that I would be doing my first guest speaking session at Kingston University. A date has now been pencilled in for the 17th of March, I’m a little nervous but mostly excited. I‘ve always wanted to give back and I believe people can learn from my media experiences. I know once I start I won’t stop rambling on (that should fill the awkward silences). What has this got to do with my New York journey you ask?!?!? It’s all confidence building, if I can talk in front of a group of 100 people then I can go and meet Diddy at Bad Boy Records lol. We all know how far confidence will take you! I was a little concerned that my Drama and Vocal Training course would go to waste but it seems my investment is beginning to pay off.
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