Thursday, 18 June 2015

Blow Up

jumper - new look
necklace - topshop
denim skirt - topshop

I forgot I had this little jumper, I think it looks sixties-ish when paired with this denim skirt. I really like this necklace from Topshop, I would love to get some similar gold necklaces because I really like the layered look. I'm really struggling with my hair atm, it looks so dry and washed out. Does anyone else have this problem? I really don't want to dye my hair again because I've dyed it so recently. 

Tuesday, 16 June 2015

Float Forever

insta pictures from summer so far :)
I went to the beach last week, it was a lot more cold than it looks so I didn't get a chance to sunbathe :(
this picture makes Ireland look a lot more exotic than it is
I went to Derry shopping last week and I picked up a record, a purse from River Island and a few things from Topshop
St. Vincent record
me and Chris before we went out <3
the best smelling perfume and the sweetest present
wishing I was in Paris already :P
a picture of Debbie and Warhol from the inside of my new Blondie record
chilling in my bedroom
tennis shoes from Primark, socks from Topshop
I went to Cardiff Bay in May and it was such a nice day out :) 
pierside ferris wheel 

Sunday, 7 June 2015

Maria, you've got to see her

hat - primark
top - topshop
shorts - miss selfridge
belt - primark
shoes - new look

Its still raining here but I'm going to pretend that its sunny anyway and wear this straw hat indoors hehe. I really love this paisely top from topshop, its supposed to be worn off the shoulder but it was too cold for that :P

awkward angle photo 
I was listening to this record today. It's the 40th anniversary release of Blondie' greatest hits, it also came with their newest album Ghosts of Download, a poster and a dvd of an early gig at the cbgbs (that I have yet to watch)
I'm selling these boots and some other things on depop, my username is emmamarieod. I'm shipping to Ireland, the uk and Europe :)

Friday, 5 June 2015

Topshop Unique Pre Fall Favourites

Topshop Unique Pre Fall 2015

Unique pleated dress, €305 / Unique embroidered dress, €265 / Unique silk crop top, €130 / Unique ruffle top, €115 / Unique oversized jacket, €305 / Unique skirt, €250 / Unique high rise shorts, €195 / Unique wide leg trousers, €115

I really like the seventies style of this year's Topshop Unique Pre Fall collection. I'm not surprised that the silk floral dress that Alexa Chung wore to the Topshop Unique show at London Fashion Week is now sold out. It's such a pretty dress and because its so lightweight it can be worn throughout summer. I think the velvet suit jacket is also very Alexa Chung. It reminds me of an outfit she wore to Glastonbury last year. The suede mustard skirt and the brown floral shirt are perfect for that awkward transition from summer to autumn. The tailored nude trousers look very sophisticated and would complete a clean minimalist look. I think the silver brocade dress and leather shorts would look amazing around the Christmas/New Year season. At London fashion week, the collection was also supported by Cara Delevingne who wore the white ruffled shirt with the Angie leather skirt and Jourdan Dunn who wore the Mason cropped leather jacket and shorts.

You can view the lookbook on Topshop's website here and shop the collection here

Wednesday, 27 May 2015

Midnight Rambler

sunglasses - river island
parka - topshop
top - topshop
shorts - miss selfridge
boots - topshop

I really want to wear this outfit to a festival. I've been listening to my rolling stones albums today and now I'm in such a festival mood. I love this top so much, the fringing is so cool. I got it in Topshop ages ago but I didn't have any high waisted shorts to wear with it but I got these black ones in Miss Selfridge recently. They have some really nice shorts atm. I have such a love/hate relationship with this parka, I like the oversized look but I think I'm too short to pull it off hehe 

Sunday, 5 April 2015

Easter and Other Stories

A little update from last month and now
Easter - the best holiday
I wore my new shoes today, they're from New Look and the socks are from Topshop
I went to Morrissey last month :) I seen him in November and he was amazing. He didn't disappoint this time either. The set list was quite similar to last year but he added a few more classics this time. Stop me if you think you've heard this one before, What She Said and The First of the Gang to Die were amazing. I'm really starting to get into World Peace is None of your Business now too. 
So naturally, Ive been listening to The Smiths and Morrissey constantly. I usually listen to Meat Is Murder because its my fav <3
I was home for a week in March because I had a midterm break. I went to Derry shopping and picked up two amazing playsuits in Topshop. I got the one in the picture in the sale, it was reduced to £15! I also picked up this cute little black one. I wore it to Morrissey.
I went to a folk park in Wales last month. I really want a pet duck now, look how cute they are <3
me pretending to be a tree
I've been reading the March issue of i-D today (I'm always a month behind). It's the music issue and it features Lily Allen, Sky Ferreira and Alice Glass
I have such a long reading list for uni. Im determined to read William Faulkner's The Sound and the Fury and Tender is the Night by F. Scott Fitzgerald by the end of this month
I've been listening to Keep on Your Mean Side by the Kills today. I heard it for the first time last month and I'm really into it now 

Tuesday, 31 March 2015

Annie Atkins: Graphic Designer of The Grand Budapest Hotel

Yesterday I went to a screening of The Grand Budapest Hotel. It was actually my first time seeing it (yes I have been living under a rock for the past year). My university was screening the movie as part of their annual film festival so I had another chance to see it in the cinema... yay! After the screening, the graphic designer Annie Atkins gave a presentation on her experience working with Wes Anderson on the set of The Grand Budapest Hotel.

The Grand Budapest is one of the most stylish films I have seen this year. I love the miniature model of the hotel, the unique styling of each character and the impeccably beautiful set design. I can see why The Grand Budapest won Oscars for production design, costume design and makeup. Annie Atkins worked in the art department as a graphic designer. She was responsible for the set design and the production of props - everything from the pink Mendl boxes to the interior of The Grand Budapest. In her presentation she described the process of approaching graphic design in film. The first week of production involves the breaking down of the script and the highlighting of important design elements. The graphic designer must then immerse themselves in the style of the period or in the case of The Grand Budapest, the world of Wes Anderson - a task that was made considerably easier by the fact that the art department was located on set in the abandoned department store that functioned as The Grand Budapest Hotel.

During production Annie Atkins moved between the digital design of the set and the practical making of props. In order to produce authentic looking props, Annie attended flea markets and vintage stores to become familiar with the style of old telegrams, bank notes and antiques like vintage keys and perfume bottles. In order to make objects like the Last Will and Testament of Madame D. look old, she would use techniques like distressing and soaking paper in tea. As The Grand Budapest involves a fictional world, Annie had a lot of freedom to experiment with the typography and graphic design of props like the pink Mendl boxes. Annie described Wes Anderson's interest in all aspects of stage production. He even became involved in the production of the newspapers by writing each article on the front page.

Annie Atkins is currently working on a new movie directed by Stephen Spielberg  and written by the Coen Brothers called Bridge of Spies. Annie has previously designed for TV shows like The Tudors, Penny Dreadful and animated films like The Boxtrolls.