25 February 2014

LISTEN AND LEARN

So yo, school is killing me.

There's so much on at the moment, and between commitments, school (homework is being loaded on) and everything else, blogging has taken a backseat. You might have noticed. Honestly, my last post was so under par with the quality I want to produce as a blogger, and it's because I'm stretching myself real thin.

DON'T WORRY FRIENDS, THIS ISN'T ONE OF THOSE, I JUST CAN'T BLOG ANYMORE POSTS. I'm still here alive and kicking, it's just going to take some better planning on my part. 

Quality over quantity right? It's a bit late, but that's a goal I'm going to set for this year.

But aside from all that jumble, I have actually been studying. And to take away from the bore that is going through my Physics notes, music has to be involved. I made a playlist that was meant to be purely for me, but hey, my music taste is my favourite thing and why not share it for those who also need a bit of a beat to help them through Calculus or just anyone who wants to listen out.



HAVE FUN KIDS.

Kids? Since when am I calling people kids. Random observation, but my vocabulary is going through a phase. I've moved past my 'fabulous' phase, (calling everyone sweet and everything fab) briefly ducked into a 'rad' phase, (she's so rad, that's rad, we're all rad) and now I'm moving into a far from cool but therefore cool in it's own right phase. Lame and ace are two words I've been using a lot.

Unneeded insight into my life, sweet as. 

Lots of love,

18 February 2014

new york, of course

Once again, that time of year comes around where my heart hurts just a little bit more for not living in New York City. Oh to dress my very best as I enter through the doors to a show at NYFW. Would that not be living the life.

New York is my dream city, but you may have already guessed. And what could be better than my favourite week of the year, in my favourite city in the world? Not much.

A collection that's caught my eye? Opening Ceremony.






Asymmetrical cuts, unorthodox zips and cool prints. I like that. A fresh, youthful collection with a modest colour palette. If only I could wear Opening Ceremony as I graced the streets of Manhattan. 

Short post today, I've got a lot coming up soon. Stay tuned dolls.

Lots of love,








(I almost accidentally named this post 'snoop chelsea' because I was listening to Snoop Dogg and feeling uninspired, thought I would share. Have an incredible day.)

14 February 2014

LOVE IS IN THE AIR

TGIF. But more importantly, HAPPY VALENTINES DAY!

This year, I don't have a valentine. (Or one that I know of just yet, I'll let you in on a secret: this is a scheduled post. Maybe something will change!) I've had previous valentines, which have been cool. My personal favourite was in Year 3 at Primary School. Valentine's Day was a Sunday, so on the Monday back at school, I went and sat down as if everything was normal. There were two guys in the class, best friends, and one of them came to me, and as in about one breath said, "TOM*WANTEDYOUTOBEHISVALENTINEBUTWASTOOAFRAIDTOASKANDHEWANTSTOGOONADATEWITHYOUWILLYOUSAYYES." Then he got tackled to the ground and everyone laughed except for me and Tom who both went very red. (*Names have been changed, because I doubt he wants these memories resurfacing.) I don't think he ever made eye contact with me again. 


But in all spirit of the day, I hope you loved up readers enjoy your loved up day, and you single girls enjoy it anyway. Remember that it doesn't necessarily have to be based on romantic love!

Lots of love,


4 February 2014

the house of g

February is here. School has started, and it isn't actually all that bad. More so the fact that I have to get up early and actually do things before 12pm. (Do brains even work properly at that time in the morning?????????????)

Removing school from the topic of my post, there's something you need to know about.


Glassons put out a range called 'edt.' a while ago, and I liked it a lot. For a large, affordable chain brand, it was nice to see some refined, fresh styles in the mix. So the fact that another collection hits stores tomorrow is real exciting. There's a beautiful campaign film shot by Lula Cucchiara. Watch it.


I can't actually pick a favourite piece, so I'm just going to say everything, but particularly those coloured blue. How can you not be a fan of the perfect blue outfit? But then I'm also a fan of the pinks and the peaches and the blacks and the greys.

Good work House of G! What a cool range.

Lots of love,



28 January 2014

SAVE MY SOUL

THIS IS AN URGENT SOS. HELP ME. SCHOOL STARTS ON FRIDAY. DO I HAVE TO GO?

But seriously. School starts on Friday and it means that a new year of work and classrooms and teachers and an overwhelming desire to learn by doing things and meeting people and travelling being made intangible because you have to learn about atoms and calculus and Shakespeare. (DISCLAIMER: Shakespeare isn't that bad.) 

24 January 2014

COUTURE

LET'S TALK ABOUT PFW SPRING '14 COUTURE. 

Because it's important. Particularly the Elie Saab collection, with it's innocent hair and fresh-faced makeup, subtle colours and elegant silhouettes.


Ok, so confession. When I was watching the Elie Saab Haute Couture '14 show, it was like 4am, and I may or may not have shed a tear. The collection was genuinely beautiful. There was also a model that fell, and I felt really bad for her. Models fall all the time, put a skinny girl in a pair of awkward shoes and what do you expect? I was still emotional for her, it was 4am. She got up and continued gracefully. But the GIF of her doing it did make me laugh the next day.
Overall though, I'm really enjoying PFW Spring Couture. The collections are continually incredible, with Elie Saab being my highlight alongside shows Maison Martin Margiela and Vionnet. Dior was a let down for me, as well as Valentino, which makes me cry a river, because I always expect so highly from the two fashion houses.

On another note, I've got something very exciting coming. In the next week or so, there's a desktop background or phone lockscreen that you will be able to download from Little Lot for free, and every download counts for something. A certain amount will be donated to a charity of your choice. Cool right? Make sure you have liked The Ambulant on Facebook for updates.

Lots of love,

21 January 2014

summer, summer, summer

If there's one thing I really can't stand, it's sunburn. I have never coped well with sunburn and I probably never will. Currently, my shoulders feel like they are screaming at me.

Big Day Out festival was cancelled last year, due to lack of demand. But this year it was back in full force. There's a minimum age restriction of 15 years, and it was pretty damn exciting to be old enough this year.


BANDS I LIKED

The 1975. (Particularly Matty Healy seeing as he's keen to go out for dinner and we look like a couple in the photo we took together.) (Just go with it.) They have a sorta alternative electro rock sound, though that description does no justice. Their music is chilled and lush and the lyrics are important. Pretty much the deciding factor in buying Big Day Out tickets and it paid off 110%.

GROUPLOVE. I love GROUPLOVE. Not just like, but love, so it's a big deal. There are some artists whose songs make you want to lay down and die, and that's important because the song is so strong, but there is nothing GROUPLOVE bring other than pure happiness. Regardless of the meaning of the song, the pace, or the lyrics you want to smile and bob your head along. Literal sources of happiness they are.

CSS. My friend dragged me to CSS, and I really enjoyed it. The sound is a bit like Sky Ferriera mixed with HAIM (it's a Brazilian girl group) although they describe themselves as rock, so that's in the music as well. It was nice to sit under a tree and relax to the music, but there was a part of me that ached to be in the mosh pit as well.



FASHION 

There were lot's and lot's and lot's of strappy cami's, such as this one from moochi and this one from Topshop. Fabric shorts ruled over denim shorts and one in five girls were wearing flower crowns. Morning showers were misleading and I almost gave into taking a jacket, and I'm so glad I didn't. A few unfortunate attendees did end up in jeans and jumpers but I give them props for sticking through it.


OVERALL

It was really really good. Depending on the lineup next year, I'll probably be attending again. Big thanks to the BDO organisers for an incredibly successful event.

Did you go, or do you wish you went?

Lots of love,








c.