Saturday, 11 February 2012

Marrakech, je t'aime beaucoup

I was in Marrakech recently... and fell in love, like the middle-class Western cliche I am. I always knew I'd love it - it's exactly the right balance of tranquility and insanity to keep me happy. It's the most beautifully 'shabby chic' place I've ever been, a scruffy city at the base surrounded by true luxury and fabulous mountains. I'd go back there in a second and, if this journalism lark doesn't work out, I'm fully planning to gather up all my savings, move out there, buy a riad and life in the glorious splendour of the most exciting city outside of Europe. Just fabulous. Here's what I wore when I was there...

Turban and ring (throughout) - Topshop

Sunglasses - my mother's; scarf - H&M; shirt - Appletree boutique; skirt - Topshop

Leotard, trews and shoes - Topshop; Jacket - River Island

Leotard - Topshop; Skirt - River Island; Shoes - Topshop; Cardigan - Forever 21; Fez - Souk

Monday, 9 January 2012

Hattie Loves (and is ridiculously talented)

These little snapshots above are of my very dear dear old old friend Hattie's amazing work. She's a genius with textiles and has recently started her company 'Hattie Loves' - and is already taking the world by storm. Although I've only whacked in a couple of pictures, literally everything she does is amazing. If I had half the talent she did, I'd be happy. Have a gander at her amazing trinkets here, you absolutely won't regret it.

Sunday, 8 January 2012

Back... With a Vengeance.

Okay, so I'm back. Probably not with a vengeance but here I am, for the first time in 8 months. Oooops. I have had what have probably been the busiest 8 months of my life. I did my dissertation (FUN) and finals (even better fun), moved house, settled in to said house, got sacked from waitressing jobs three times (impressive), moved to London (east, classy), started a MA and got a job at the BBC. All in all, knackering. I've barely had time to think. I would love 2012 to be full of peace and quiet but no. I'm sure this will be an even busier time. Oh joy! To cope with the madness of it all, I thought I'd start bloggin' again. Genius. So here's hoping my vengeance is justified!

Toodlepip for now xxx

Ps. Some other things I have been doing in my lifetime-long sabbatical, in no particular order...

Lying down on fairground horses, as you do. Not at all sick-making...

Pretending to be dead at a hallowe'en country house party. My mother hates this picture!

Being Michael Caine in 'the greatest film of all time'...

Getting a puppy! She is called Agatha Christie and she is the love of my life, in dog terms anyway

Threw my graduate hat thing (mortarboard?!) in the air. And left Warwick forever. Thank God.

Became an absolute champion boater wearer. Ooo, I do love a good boater!