Saturday, 31 December 2011

Goodbye 2011... Hello 2012


Tonights outfit. 
Dress from Urban Outfitters.
Necklace from Angela

have a happy new years everyone!

Friday, 23 December 2011

The Dreamcatchers

Went round to ben’s house today.
We all had a nice little chat about their trips to America -California, Vegas, Arizona and NY- and it sounds just incredible out there.
I’m desperate need of a trip to the states soon.
I've also just come home to this beauty.
Over the past year I've definitely gained a great  friend in the form of Angela and I'm incredibly excited to see what 2012 will for us. 
She made this gorgeous dreamcatcher necklace as a little christmas present which you're able to purchase from here.
Her bracelets and necklaces are just lovely as lovely as she is as well as well made.
I'm definitely going to be wearing this a huge amount.
I hope everyone has a great christmas. :)

Tuesday, 13 December 2011

Tweet Tweet

changed my twitter username cause I was bored of icklemonkey being my name on everything.

So. yeah. please follow. :)

Monday, 12 December 2011

Photo Warrior

As I was searching through the urban outfitters blog, I came across a post which showcased the work of Harper Smith.
I, myself, have never heard about her before, but, the few pictures on the post made me stop and I instantly went on her website to see more.
She's worked with the likes of Bruno Mars, O'Neill, Skrillex and Kelly Clarkson.
Her photos basically capture how I want my life -sometimes gritty and dirty but always sunny and happy.
In all honesty, I think I just found a new favourite photographer.

Sunday, 4 December 2011

Winter Wonderland

Went Christmas shopping today with my dad and step-mum.
There was three reindeer in the town centre. This big one and two smaller ones.
and they were so cute!
I don't think I've ever seen a real life reindeer before.

Saturday, 29 October 2011

I Know There's Torment In Your Heart

After last night I have decided that Charlie Simpson is perfect when it comes to performing live.
The way he plays guitar to his husky voice.
From the way he dresses to the fact that he can't seem to make eye contact properly.
Both of his gigs that I've been to, his performance has been even better than that of the studio recording, despite the fact that the album is already completely flawless.
When he's playing live, everything, even if it is just for an hour or so, just seems right.

Friday, 28 October 2011

A La Charlavail

Me and my mum have just finished making a new jumper. 
Well, I brought the jumper but all the bones were made from scratch.
Inspired, of course, by the lovely Charlavail.
It was my first time ever making iron-on transfers and I'm really happy with how they came out.
Really looking forward to wearing them this weekend at the bonfire. 

Tuesday, 18 October 2011


Last week I went on a cruise with the family around the Mediterranean.
Although a cruise was definitely not my first choice of a holiday, it was pretty good.
We got the plane to Genoa, Italy and got on the cruise ship from there. The rest of the week was spent in Malaga, Cadiz, Lisbon, Gibraltar, Alicante and Barcelona.

    In Lisbon there's a bridge exactly like the Sanfran bridge and a giant statue of Jesus right next to each other.

In Gibraltar, me and my mum went up the cable car to the apes.
Up on the mountain you could also see part of Africa and you could also tell just how big our ship was -huge!
All in all, it was good trip although I would have liked to have spent longer in some places, such as Gibraltar and Barcelona since we only got half days there. 
But I did have fun. 

Saturday, 1 October 2011

Fall Time

It's October now.
I've been down the beach today and I'm currently sitting here in a t-shirt and shorts.
It's crazy hot right now. 
Got a pay rise and managed to get one direction tickets this morning. 
So I'm really today.

Currently sat here listening to the beauty that is Charlie Simpson's Young Pilgrim album.
I just feel like everyone should hear this album.
It really is something quite special.

Friday, 23 September 2011


I'd rather be hated for who I am, than loved for who I am not.
- Kurt Cobain.

Friday, 16 September 2011

Vail Inspired

Been making sugar skulls all day.
Charlavail inspires far too much. 
Sugar skull here clips are up for sale here.
At the moment there's only blue up for sale. within a couple of days there will also be pink and white up! :)
If you're interested in them but would like a different colour just send me a message and I'll get back to you.

I also finished the paramore shirt I said I was making.
If you don't get the bars thing, well basically its the band members new tattoos.
3 white bars for the 3 members.
It explains better here.

I was going to put some lyrics from monster onto it also -"the world is ours"- possibly onto the back.
I still can. Yes or no?

Saturday, 10 September 2011

Flyaway Birdy

Went shopping in Worthing yesterday with Claire. 
Only brought two items -which I'm pretty proud of myself for. 
I got this swallow printed top from Internacionale and I love it.
and a plain light brown t-shirt which I'm going to draw on today.

I sell bracelets and hairclips on there which are all handmade. 

Thursday, 8 September 2011

First Blog.

Boring title. I know.
first blog here.
so i've been thinking about creating a proper blog for a while now and today i figured why the hell not.
So here it is. I'll blog fashion and art and music, and things that just generally inspire me.
we'll see how this goes. :)