Happy to be home

One of my many favourite things about being home sweet home is playing my latest discoveries round the house. Although this song is from 2008, I've only just discovered the french duo recently. I can't quite comprehend how gems like these remain out of my radar, but now there is a whole collection of albums new for me to love. 

This tune is happy and cute. I have previously expressed an appreciation artist who sport headgear, however I am not too sure about Mark Daumail's choice in this video...

Other songs making me happy today:


Merry Christmas!

(New Delhi, India: Children wearing festive clothing ride in the back of a bicycle rickshaw on their way to a Christmas Party, Britain Lights up, Matt Damon sporting a Christmas jumper - all from guardian.co.uk)

Outfit appreciation

(The Sartorialist) 

Had to share my appreciate for lovability of this image of a young lady in Paris. Brave super bright red tights and skirt partnered with a statement necklace and sunglasses which colour match her shoes.


Bingo, Oxford, Marilyn, 1Xtra Live

Celebrating the end of November started last Saturday with a tea and cake date at Loafing Cafe, Victoria Park Village - a loverly local little pattiserie which is perfect after a walk across the park. The evening bought a much welcomed alternative night with Underground Rebel Bingo Club at the Village Underground, Shorditch. Getting the night bus home with doodles all over our bodies was interesting.

On Monday I ventured to Oxford with Katie (http://nobleprojections.blogspot.com/) to celebrate my Mum's birthday with an engaging tour of the Oxford University colleges along with wineing and dining. Always loverly to make an excursion out of the city for the day.

Went to see My Week With Marilyn on Wednesday evening at Rich Mix, Bethnal Green Road. Certainly didn't disappoint as a fan of that era, Marilyn, and Michelle Williams performance  expectations. 

Thursday evening was BBC 1Xtra live with Jessie J, UK Female Allstars, Big Sean and Kelly Rowland.  For us, Jessie J gave the best performance and Lady Leshurr has defiantly got some talent. Kelly Rowland seemed a bit hung up on Destiny's Child, and not really a fan of "Big" Sean. 


Date for the diary:

Making Tracks at the London Short film Festival, Sat 14th January 7.30PM

"Pioneered by Whirlygig Cinrema and film-score artists The Cabinet of Living Cinema, Making Tracks is an ongoing interactive event that provides a unique platform for new filmmakers to get their work seen." 

The idea is simple; Whirlygig seek out an array of talent in short films, take away their original soundtracks, and The Cabinet perform brand new live re-scores in front of a live audience. It is a brilliant way for filmmakers who get their their work screened in public without the obstacles of music copyright. So far I have attended three of the Making Tracks events. Held at the Rich Mix Bar, Bethnal Green Road, the atmosphere never fails to disappoint with a variety of imaginative short films.

This January, Making Tracks returns as part of the London Short Film Festival. They are currently on the look out for films to show, preferably made on a16mm film (Super 8 films are also welcome). For more information on the project, it's events and how to submit your own film; www.whirlygigcinema.com

Here's a taster of what will be instore for January, and my personal favourite:
Wirrow - Tiny Stories - recorded in front of a live audience.

Whirlygig Cinema more recently showcased a selection of scary short-films for Halloween at the fitting location of The Chapel @ The Gallery Cafe, St Margaret's House Settlement, Old Ford Road. 

Contains Mild Peril! 30 October 2011:


“It's all make believe, isn't it?”

I've been in love with her since I can remember and  so am too eager for modern Marilyn indulgence. A romance for Michelle Williams is also blossoming further. 


It's about time I take a minute to pay homage to the bass-line from upstairs that is Kyle Parsley. We are aiming to collaborate and feature tracks suggested by K.P regularly so watch this space! Please take a moment to tune into the ambient sounds (and visuals) below recommended by Parsley, and explore the rest of the Stylebee - it's about time its viewings notched the bedpost.

1. Kyle Parsley with decks by E. R. Tully, 2. LUNICE - GLOW



Last week I made the most of my membership with the Ethical Fashion Forum and took the day off work to attend their annual Source Expo. The annual fashion industry trade show is dedicated to ethical manufacturers and suppliers of ethical and fair trade fabrics. The experience was a great chance to network with those in the industry, gather current literature and scope out ideas for next year's looming dissertation. I fully intend to go again next year and utilise the seminars in preparation for my final year's research. 

My personal highlights included: 

Pieter Theron at Norman Hangers was exciting to talk to on the topic of waste in the fashion industry (a subject close to heart at the moment). He has kindly offered to share some very interesting statistics he has gathered.

Lili design - BioBijoux - Lili was the first, ever so friendly, lady at the Source Expo who caught my attention. She has created a bioplastic (cooked with natural ingredients) for a range of jewellery with is skin friendly (and softening). The items adapt as you wear them making them constantly unique. As well as Lili's owns own extremely affordable designs, the BioBijoux formula is available to buy so jewellery can be made at home. 

Lavuk - The fabrics and shapes under this label, By Natasha Gindin are stunning. The clothing is sweatshop free and made locally in LosAngeles with sustainable materials such as organic cotton, tencel, hemp and dead stock silks. The designer is looking to stock in the UK and I certainly would love to see these beauts in store sooner rather than later!

I was quite taken aback at the trade show to see how affordable many ethical clothing pieces are becoming nowadays, such as in bloom's organic underwear range. Love the soft but sensual photography which mimics the designs. A concept store is based on Portobello Road which I will be sure to visit soon. 


Spots Vs Sparkle

1. Whistles, 6. Marc Jacobs, 7. Topshop, 


Late update

A bit late in posting this as I've been too busy goggling the new accessories range by Kurt Geiger. Since having my purse and phone stolen a couple of weeks ago I've been on the lookout for the perfect bag. KG's evening clutches seem to have security and style factors pitch perfect to what I've been searching for. I will also be sure to pick up a 2 pack of bracelets to share and celebrate a friendship/21st/ Christmas. , and would love to be wearing the 'Greta' ring this season.


3 weeks till payday

Three weeks till payday and my wish lists are in full swing. Abercrombie&Fitch jeggings, Topshop sweater, Jones Bootmaker loafers.


(Black alligator backpack - The Row)

I would really appreciate this bag, thanks.

Having a moment

I am currently thoroughly enjoying indulging in the romantics of whimsical vintage eras with seductive tunes, charming gentlemen and sensational fashions.

Romola Garai is often rightfully cast as the charming yet often damaged young girl of period dramas. There is a feeling of déjà vu through I Capture the Castle, Atonement, Glorious 39 and The Hour (to name a few). It is as if Garai’s character is growing up over the eras, especially with the reoccurrence of Bill Nighy as her father.

However, I was so in love with I Capture the Castle in my early teens that it is somewhat satisfying to have an adult version, particularly with The Hour, which sadly concludes next week. Predicted as the new ‘Mad Men,’ the BBC programme has proved its individuality with a different setting, successful suspense of a detective plot and thoroughly British essence. Although it may not be critically acclaimed it has satisfied my need for excitement, lust and style.

As a result I am on the lookout for a perfect 1950’s pencil or midi skirt for work wear sophistication (post to follow if I find one to my liking i.e fits and flatters my shape).


Electric beats feasts

"Electric beats feasts" (Lester, P. 2011. New band of the day, No 1048: SBTRKT. www.guardian.co.uk)

Present infatuation with artists adorning headgear as seen on T.E.E.D (Dance Inspiration, 18/07/2011) and music producer SBTRKT, whom I saw headlining Field Day last Saturday. His contemporary electronica rhythms have been running through my head non stop recently.


Can't wait

A snippet of Marks and Spencer's fashion range for Autumn/ Winter 11. Classic cuts and dark, neutral shades with infusions of colour, I cannot expresses my excitement and hope it feels as good as it looks. I specifically love the wide leg trousers with heavy knit jumper (image 2), brown buckle boots (image 3), handle bag (image 5), key leather pieces, and striking fluffy coats.