Wednesday, 30 June 2010


Woohoo it's my birthday in two weeks and three days, for my birthday I am getting.... TOKIDOKI! Have officially ordered these two tops these two tops:
I absolutelly adore them; Simone Lengo is my favourite designer, I have a Tokidoki bag which is the most amazing item I own, my friends think i've gone mad- and I wont deny it. I have gone insane with the whole different world of brightly coloured Japanese kawaii, a world (and this is what I especially love about my bag) that you can stare at for hours, thinking you've noticed every detail, but you really haven't. Suddenly one day you'll notice another cute character or accent of colour and it'll just blow your mind all over again. On the surface the designs and characters appear to be all sweetness and light, but their world is designed to show a deeper meaning, not just a pretty picture but a real soul and message; these cactus pups are cutesy dogs that have to dress in their spikey cactus costumes to protect themselves from the dangers of the outside world.
Another set of characters are Adios and his girlfriend Ciao Ciao. They appear to be all about death but in actual fact they are the opposite. Condemned to live forever on earth they wander around teaching others about how to make the most of life.

I just found this uber cute video of them but my computer wont let me download it, so here's the link:

I cannot even begin to explain how excited I am about owning these T-shirts, which may sound obbsessive, and yes, yes it probably is. But I just find all the Tokidoki characters so amazingly inspiring that I just can't help myself.

Thursday, 24 June 2010

Something Fishy

I find fish really interesting, they're so beautiful. They are also interesting because there are a few different types of beautiful fish, similar to different styles of fashion or art: there are some that have beautiful structure such as the one below, which has lovely well-stuctured fins which are shown off to their best due to the use of a simple, neutral colour palette.

Then there are the brightly coloured party-fish, some have beautiful structure and some are more simple however it is always the use of colour that makes them stand out. These are the ones that I tried to find pictures of to inspire me to design some accessories, however along the way a got distracted by another kind of beauty that I want to show some pictures of. This is the stuff that make you feel uncomfortable and even scared, one of these fishy pictures is going to give me nightmares (I guess it's a good job I don't undertake watching scary films too often), but despite this, if you look closely you will realise that they are, in fact, even more beautiful than the obviously beautiful ones; the structure is so incredible and mind-blowing that your gaze is riveted to it; like a gory film that you cant help but stare at even if you feel like screaming. 'spect to these scary dudes.
The problem is however inspiring and amazing I find these pictures I feel like I need to be in a certain mood to work with them and at the moment I think that I need to use some bright colours and make something fun rather than serious. So, it's party-fish time! YAY! PARTY!

I have a few more but I think you get the picture- aren't the kissing ones cute? I want to design something from these but it's probably going to be accessories with more of a literal take on the fish thing, I want to make sure I can actually make something on my limited budget. Watch this space.

Thursday, 17 June 2010

New Hair

I had my hair cut short yesterday, 'tis awesome.Then today I went shopping to get a friend's birthday present, promising myself that I would avoid all other distractions and not buy anything for me.

However that resolution lasted all of about twenty seconds, due to these hairclips. At first glance they look completely tacky, but at the second you fall completely in love with them (well at least I did, but then maybe that's just me and they are, in fact, completely tacky, who knows?). They seem to fit really well with my slightly quirky new hairdo and they're just so fun/funny. I mean they're frogs with bow ties, come on!

P.S. apologies for the rubish picture quality again, I really need a better camera.

Wednesday, 9 June 2010


I am more than a little bit in L.O.V.E with this belt; the detailing is so random and fun! It's £29.99 so maybe i'll ask for it for my birthday. The little scorpion is amazing!