Tuesday, 21 July 2009

a literary summer

what i have been reading:

my booky wook - having never really been a fan of russell brand before, this book ultimately converted me. his wit and humour won me over, having me in giggles by a few pages in.
the bell jar - an absorbing story but definitely unsettling. i even had a nightmare after finishing the book - the story and sylvia plath evidently has a great impact, particularly due to it's autobiographical
influence - i haven't finished reading it all yet, but from what i have read, it's obvious that mary-kate and ashley are both deeply immersed in fashion. i've already learnt a lot from what i've read, from two girls whose style i absolutely adore.
scar tissue - noone know's the meaning of sex, drugs, rock 'n' roll until they read this autobiography. even as a red hot chili peppers' fan, i had no idea of the destructive paths kiedis's life took, both leading up and during the band's success. absolutely fascinating - the ultimate rock'n' roll memoir.

what i plan on reading next:

extreme - i figured this would be a good read to follow on from scar tissue and i'm sure it will be equally fascinating.
outliers - i've yet to read a theoretical book based on a person's ideas and suppositions and i'm keen to hear gladwell's thoughts on the outliers of success.

i'm really interested to know what you lovelies are reading, what books you recommend, and also if any of you have read those that i have posted, what you thought about them?

images via amazon

Sunday, 19 July 2009


freck·le (frkl) n. A small brownish spot on the skin, often turning darker or increasing in number upon exposure to the sun.

thought i'd start with a lovely dictionary definition. the freckle season has arrived, and i am one of the many subjected to this - however, this year i have chosen to embrace it. luckily for me and other frecklers, the stigmatisation of freckles has begun to lift, with people branding it "cute", "cool" or even "in fashion".

what do you think of freckles? and more importantly, if you have them, are you embracing them or forever trying to conceal them?

images via the national portrait gallery (twiggy & lily cole), sienna miller facebook fan page, emma watson pictures

Thursday, 2 July 2009


zante town.

smugglers cove. i have never seen sea so blue.