Thursday 30 June 2011

Paint with all the colours of the wind

Paint with all the colours of the wind - Vanessa Williams

Wednesday 29 June 2011

Yeah the floor is shaking In this disco heaven

Yeah the floor is shaking In this disco heaven - Lady Gaga

Monday 20 June 2011

If you can't love yourself, how the hell you gonna love somebody else

If you can't love yourself, how the hell you gonna love somebody else?” - RuPaul

I live to learn, and this week I've learnt the most since I've started this blog. I don't study a makeup course, I'm not a girl so i haven't grown up learning about it. I'm on my own. It's always been that way in life, but just like this week, I'm a fast learner.

I put everything i create on this blog, which is why some photos are admittedly lacking in skill. I'm also without a tripod at the moment, which is why some photos are starting to look the same! But like any artist, i know how to work with what I've got.

And that's the lesson for today's post, work and flaunt what you got, and learn to love yourself inside and outside.

This week it's all about black and white photography. Because sometimes its hard to see things in black and white.

Tuesday 14 June 2011

Take a chance on me

Take a chance on me - Abba

Anyone who's ever tried to break into the fashion industry will know just how hard it is just to be heard, others know how easy it is. It's really about who you know, and timing. Unfortunately for me, i know zero people, and you could be the best at what you do, but still get nothing. Like any industry, the fashion industry is probably one of the most unorganized. First of all it's creative, and anyone who's creative knows that inspiration can hit you at the start of a deadline, or the night before. It's what makes fashion one of the most stressful jobs you can specialise in, and it's not for the faint hearted.

If you ever want to apply for an internship at any magazine, advertising firm, anywhere, when it comes to fashion, you may as well chuck it in the bin. I know from others, and myself, it doesn't matter if people tell you to apply for 30 places but you might only get 2 offers, the fact is, you apply for those 30 places, and not only will you get zero offers, your also get zero emails saying no. In fact, i was most surprised when Vogue sent me a letter in the post explaining they didn't have something which i was looking for. And i can tell you know, although the answer was no, knowing that they took the time to send me a letter meant everything to me.

I find that if fashion magazines are to survive, they not only need to listen to other people, but they need to make sure the magazine has a legacy, so it can live on after that editor has left. Fashion magazines are like stepping stones for anyone who's worked in them. You start at smaller, less known magazine, and you hop your way to another one, each time learning, each time getting a bigger pay check, and each time getting yourself known.

So, whats the point of this? Well if i know fashion, it's all about thinking out of the box, and when it comes to that, it's what I'm best in. I've tried the boring approach of formal CV's and covering letters, but the people reading them are just like me, and no wondering i got zero replies. Fashion all about standing out, so how can 2 sheets of A4 paper make you look the part?!

If your ever stuck trying to get that job, or internship, think about who your applying to. Never create a document which you can just change the name of the company each time and leave it at that. You have to make it personal, as anyone can send a bland A4 document by email. Send it by post, hand deliver it, do whatever you think you can. There's only a few amount of people who don't need to be told this, and it's the ones who don't are the ones who one day will have their names known to mass.

Inspiration hit me last night, I'm currently about to start a summer job, at something completely non fashion related, yes it's money, but a total waste of time. So being my nerdy self, lets call it geek chic for now, I've created a project!

A university student creating projects by them self, you know I'm desperate, fact is, i need to work, I'm a 100% workaholic!!

So I'll keep you posted, and updated when it comes to the project, i would share it with you, but i know how bitchy fashion is, and i know how easily ideas are stolen. All will be shown at a later date, it's a pretty big project so don't expect it to be finished this month, maybe next?!

Time to plan, research, everything a geek chic like me likes to do!

And to any magazine company who may be reading this post, know that i pretty much share everything, and I'm just another person who wants to learn new skills and actually give something to the magazine, you may not think you need it, but i don't think there's one fashion magazines out there that doesn't need a fresher look.

I may be 'just' another person. but I'm one of the most unique people out there, and your know just as well as i do, that unique sells.

P.S, Yes this photo has been used before, deal with it.

Sunday 12 June 2011

With a taste of your lips I'm on a ride You're toxic, I'm slipping under

With a taste of your lips I'm on a ride You're toxic, I'm slipping under - Britney Spears

If looks could kill, you'd be dead looking at this post. Ok, I'm joking, well i would if i wasn't such a Vanity Nightmare. I've always loved this lyric, without the toxic part the lyrics quite romantic. It's still about almost forbidden love, when you know it's wrong but it feels so right? We all know toxic is bad, and that it definitely doesn't feel good. But if you know somethings wrong, the toxic may come back to bite you at a later stage, just remember everything you do comes with consequences, you may not be hurting you, but what about others.

Saturday 11 June 2011

Protection, you're a boy and i'm a girl

Protection, you're a boy and i'm a girl - Massive Attack

I do love going off topic, and talking about things that has nothing to do with a topic, so here's just that. The photograph above takes inspiration from the all seeing eye, and if you've ever read or heard about Ancient Egypt you would know it's the eye of Horus, which is used for protection. An amulet isn't going to protect you from everything, it's up to you.

Friday 10 June 2011

Welcome to the danger zone Step into the fantasy

Welcome to the danger zone Step into the fantasy - Katy Perry FEAT Kanye West

Fairy tales nearly all have the same story line, especially Disney films. It involves a beautiful princess that falls in love, everything goes wrong for a bit, then they live happily ever after. It's the same for all movies, something bad always happens, it has to, it's the balance of the film. Life is exactly like that, it's not all plain sailing, shit happens, you just have to deal with it. Although at times you wish you lived in a fantasy world, just remember, it's a danger zone out there, just like it is in reality.

Thursday 9 June 2011

Les animaux dansent dans le Safari Disco Club

Les animaux dansent dans le Safari Disco Club - Yelle

I saw this band a couple months back, and although I couldn't understand a word, I enjoyed it. If you ever find yourself not understanding something, maybe your not meant to, or maybe you will one day, the main thing is to just go with the flow. Maybe life does have some great master plan for everyone, so if it does, all you have to do is sit back and relax, if not, then good luck with that!

Check Yelle out, although you might no understand it, just think about all the other countries who listen to music which is English. Music isn't all about words, nore the instruments, it's about how it makes you feel.

Wednesday 8 June 2011

Life is a mystery, everyone must stand alone

Life is a mystery, everyone must stand alone - Madonna

Life is a mystery, and it's whatever you make it. Sometimes people will stand by you, other times they won't. The world, although it populated with millions of people, can feel pretty empty sometimes, even if your surrounded by busy streets or loud noises. Everyone must stand alone, but don't forget there's always someone there to catch you if you fall.

Tuesday 7 June 2011

Are you brave enough to let me see your peacock

Are you brave enough to let me see your peacock - Katy Perry

Peacocks display their feathers as part of courting, it's their sign to show a female that they have interest in them. People have different ways of expressing their love for one another, and sometimes doesn't everyone wish life was as simple as it was for peacocks?
In Greek mythology the peacock is associated with the god Juno. The black circle marks on each feather were seen as the eyes which were for protection. If you were to link these two together, what kind of person would want to see a hundred eyes looking at them, if that peacock was interested in them. Maybe being a peacock isn't what it's cracked up to be.

Monday 6 June 2011

I'm just a Holy fool, oh baby it's so cruel, but I'm still in love with Judas, baby

I'm just a Holy fool, oh baby it's so cruel, but I'm still in love with Judas, baby - Lady Gaga

Repentance is to change what is thought to be wrong, and gain forgiveness. In the biblical sense it's the forgiveness of god for a sin that has been committed. A god is anything that you worship, and many religions love different gods. Outside religion, anyone who you worship can be a god to you. The whole aspect of fame and the fans that it brings creates almost a religion, a cultural religion. Who better to look at than Lady Gaga. Often been refereed as a 'cult' this fan base may have similarities, but not a cult. It's more based on love, which is exactly what religion is based on. Love, can make you a holy fool, and if a sin has been committed in the relationship, you would still love with them. Love is blind, it's why it's so hard to find in the first place.

My religion is you,

Sunday 5 June 2011

Be a clown, all the world loves a clown

Be a clown, all the world loves a clown - Gene Kelly & Judy Garland

I think generally, people take life too seriously. If no-one was hurt, what does it matter? Being a clown once in a while will bring more smiles than anything. The world as a whole needs to laugh more, after all it is said that laughing is healthy and makes you live longer. If that's true, and your one of the people who don't laugh often, then, well, don't say I didn't tell you. It's good to be a clown, just not all the time, especially when it comes to things that matter.

Saturday 4 June 2011

I wanna feel the heat with somebody

I wanna feel the heat with somebody - Whitney Houston

Everyone needs a little bit of diva in their life. And who better to look at than Whitney Houston?! Not only is Whitney a diva, shes also a Vanity Nightmare. Why?! Not only did fame and fortune surround her, so did drugs. People have low points throughout their life, and not matter how far you get in life, your still get them. The most important thing is that it's OK to feel down at times. How else are you gonna pick yourself up again and move on? Life's all about moving on, so is fashion. Low points are bad, but high points can be amazing.

Friday 3 June 2011

All eyes on me in the center of the ring just like a circus

All eyes on me in the center of the ring just like a circus - Britney Spears

Life can be like a circus at times, it's hectic, it's crazy, you don't really know what's going to happen next and if you push yourself that little further you may achieve amazing things. Life is what you make it, you can't blame anyone but yourself if things don't work out the way you want them to. You need to take control of your own life, because no-one else is gonna do that for you.

Thursday 2 June 2011

All of the glamour and all of the fame, people are gonna remember your name

All of the glamour and all of the fame, people are gonna remember your name - RuPaul

There gonna love you whatever you do. It's the people in your life who think that about you are the ones which stay forever, being friend or family. No matter where you get in life, people will always remember you. Saying that if you don't make an impact on any ones life but yourself you may get somewhere in life, but that's all your have, you won't have anyone around you. The moral? Look out for those who need help, you may sometimes think life is all about you, but it's really about all the people around you.

Wednesday 1 June 2011

It's in your eyes I can tell what you're thinking

It's in your eyes I can tell what you're thinking- Kylie

It's amazing how someones eyes can revel so much without them even saying or doing anything. The more you know someone, you more you can read their eyes. That all depends on how well that person is at hiding their emotions. People can do awful things if they don't think anyone cares about their emotions, and it's the people who don't actually look at the person who are the ones to blame, and i mean really look at. Next time you suspect someone may be upset or happy, look into their eyes, because that's sometimes what people want you exactly to do.

Reading someones eyes is like looking into a mirror, everything is there you just need time to examine it.