Saturday, 19 November 2011

313.Wishes for a kitten

ebay satchel,vintage shoes and watch,topshop trousers,mums jumper,socks,belt and hat

Map of an Englishman-Erland & the carnival

Bowler hats, catty eyeliner, slick cigarette pants and red lipstick all seem to fit some stereotyped style of cabaret or old fashioned glamour.I often dislike the idea of dressing in a particular "box", it seems far more fun to dip into each box and only take the pieces of treasure.Yet I also find the familiarity of a box somewhat comforting.What do you think? Do you prefer sticking to a set style?

Friday, 18 November 2011

312.Wishes to clean windows

There is nothing like a bit of George Formby on a friday evening.

Sunday, 13 November 2011

311.Wishes for magic

my old cub scout jumper,topshop "cigarette pants",vintage brogues,ebay satchel,mums shirt,socks and belt

Magic Man-Heart
According to facebook(yes I'm a top journalist and my sources are incredibly reliable), the coca cola advert has aired,and therefore the festive season begins.And so, my outfit is quite befitting according to my friend-I make a good christmas elf in red and green.

Tuesday, 8 November 2011

310.Wishes to photograph

smith t-shirt from a random boutique,vintage skirt,random polo,mums cardigan
I know I posted an outfit very similiar to this recently,but I thought it was worthy of a post for the fact that I can incorporate my smiths shirt in a far more imaginative way than just with jeans.I swear sixth form has forced me out of a style rut-it's crazy how creatively free I feel without the confines of a school uniform.I realise I haven't got much evidence of this on my almost dormant blog,...but hopefully I'll get time to create some photographic evidence soon.
and for my own and your amusement,here's my accidental startled cat/posessed expression...

Saturday, 22 October 2011

309.Wishes to write

topshop green dress,UO jumper,vintage belt and shoes,ebay satchel,handmade tooth necklace

Sometimes I focus on setting up my camera,and trying to pull decent expressions that I forget that the main ambition of outfit photos is to actually capture all the details of the outfit clearly(a clear example of this above). Unfortunatley I have no interesting anecdotes or topics of dicussion to share,which seems to be a recurring theme at the times the mind can be quite a bland thing.I do admire bloggers that seem to effortlessly write in depth articles to accompany their photos,and would wish to do so myself,as writing was always a slightly overlooked hobby of mine(alongside many of my previous hobbies,that I never seem to have the time to do anymore).sigh.
Wishes Sofie

Monday, 17 October 2011

308.Wishes for an end

YAY-Jean Kilbourne is my new heroine!
If you feel like some enlightenment(or just procrastination), I suggest you watch the speech above.I must admit by posting this, I feel like I may come over "preachy", as I sadly cannot admit that I have done anything by way to help prevent this issue;Don't get me wrong, I realise there is little I can do to prevent bullshit such as this going on.Yet,I don't like to appear the hypocrite,the one who preaches without taking action.Do you get what I'm saying or is this just another incoherent babble? If you did watch it,I'd love to know your opinions.

Sunday, 9 October 2011

307.Wishes to eat brandy snap

Left-purple polo from childhood,vintage skirt and watch,mums hat and checkered top,office shoes,handmade tooth necklace
Right-polo,skirt,and necklace as above,random tights,vintage shoes,handmade badge and earrings,h&m cardigan

The Look-Metronomy

I thought I'd post these two outfits together as a nice comparision of how I styled my purple polo and skirt in two different ways-these are hard times, so we must be thrifty and "recycle" clothing (or we could just do this anyways,because that is a far better philosophy than spend,spend,spend culture!-even though my statement is full of hypocrisy,and now I'm just babbling so I better shut up soon).Which look do you prefer?

Sunday, 2 October 2011

306.Wishes to see kevin

Alas, my title for this post does not refer to some new mysterious boyfriend, but instead the movie "we need to talk about kevin" which I'm seriously looking forward to seeing.I read the book and it really got all my thought juices flowing and my head whirring with questions,so I'm just hoping it will evoke all of that again in the cinema.

Monday, 26 September 2011

305.Wishes for some place to go

Vintage skirt,shoes,earrings,Topshop coat and socks,ebay satchel,handmade tooth necklace

No Particular Place to Go-Chuck Berry

I must admit going for that total vintage look isn't really my cup of tea(I guess I like to try and mix vintage into outfits in a more refreshing way, rather than replicate past styles),but with this skirt I kind of feel restrained into some odd 60's schoolgirl box and I can't quite seem to push my way out.Anyone got any idea's how I could modernize this skirt?

Tuesday, 20 September 2011

304.Wishes to burn lipsy

I thought I'd share with you all a few photos from a recent Leeds trip and in doing so, would also promote the awesomeness of the affordable vintage fair. If like myself, you're a bit of a vintage maverick and live in England, I suggest you check the vintage fair site on a regular basis to see if theres a fair near you anytime soon. I always like to join a shopping trip to Leeds or York with a visit to one,and as you can see in the photos, me and my friends(not that they had much say in this decision-I can be quite forceful,and they spent the majority of the time laughing at the "ugly,granny" clothing) did exactly that.

In that last photo you can see some of my recent purchases(I sometimes feel a little yucky posting "look at what I bought" photos, but oh well)- an urban outfitters jumper, a beautifully made rust coloured skirt and watch from the vintage fair, and a Smiths(I KNOW, OH MY GAWD I'M SO HIPSTER) T-shirt bought in a little boutique in my city. That little boutique has shut down recently along with 3 other vintage shops , whilst big companys like lispy(I know style is subjective and blah blah,but this shop is MY ENEMY) have moved into town, which I find pretty despairing.
Wishes, Sofie

Saturday, 10 September 2011

303.Wishes to say bye to summer blues

Goodbye Sun-I Monster
So as promised(albeit two weeks late),here are a few of my London photos.They didn't turn out too great,unlike my experience there which was crazily awesome.I don't think I've had so many new experiences in two days before,except maybe when I popped out the womb.Talking of new experiences, going to sixth form is reaaaaly weird,and even though I'm accustomed with the surroundings and the majority of the people,things feel very different. Has anyone got a case of the summer blues? I think I do...

Sunday, 4 September 2011

302.Wishes for green velvet boots

Been coveting these shoes at for a little while now,and today trying them on in Leeds,I found they trumped my expectations. Alas,a cruel thing called money led to dissapointment...oh dear,wasn't I supposed to be getting a job this year to prevent this feeling? I have lot's to say still,and more to blog with talk of Leeds,movies,the vlog,outfits galore-yet you'll have to be patient my prettys(yes, I hold sole ownership over my followers) as school is starting dreadfully soon. This is meant to be THE TOUGHEST YEAR YET blah blah blah,so work will consume me I imagine...but I definatley don't want my blog to wilt and die. Will write again soon.

Wednesday, 24 August 2011

301.Wishes for more time

I had an amazing time in London,but as usual bought very little-as you can see in the above picture.I'll post all my typical tourist pictures as soon as I get my disposable developed. I've got little to say,I feel pretty drained,and feel I have so much still to do before school punches me in the stomach in just over a weeks time.Results day tommorow...but I have no thoughts.
My brain mash means I'm being dreadfully un-eloquent.

Friday, 19 August 2011

300.Wishes to save the turtles

1. My new tights from h&m that are really quite amazing,but really hard to pair with anything.
2.We recently got a load of old lp's from a friend,and I love the cover of this one.It's french folky sort of music,so good.

And a few random musings....
1.I'm going to London this weekend,and am dreadfully excited!
2.I wanted to say thank you very much to anyone who asked me a question for my vlog in the last post(made me smile a lot). It will be a little while untill I get it done,so if you do still have any questions,then fire away in the comments section below.
3. I recently heard about an event called snapperfest- it appears to be a barbaric festival in which people torture turtles. So,if you want to sign the online petition to end it then go here

Sorry for such a hap hazard post,I just had so many little things to say(as usual!)

Saturday, 13 August 2011

299.Wishes for questions

UO Vintage renewal dress,next hat,vintage scarf and bag,mum's velvet cardigan,Office shoes,random bracelet,earrings and tooth necklace made by me

All Day and all of the night-The Kinks

I feel pretty jazzy(excuse my cringe worthy adjective) in this outfit,though the people of my area didn't seem to take to well to it on my walk today.I can deal with the constant staring,but hollers of "Oi Mary Poppins!" and such really do push my patience.Seen as you're all groovy people,how do you react to this sort of abuse?

I'd also like to say that I hit 100 followers(thank you,lovely blogosphere people!) a loooong time ago,and never propally celebrated. So,in all good blogger spirit I've decided to do a vloggity vlog,and for this I need your help. I need something to talk about so I'd love if you could ask me some questions in the comments below, for me to answer in my vlog. And if I don't get any questions,I'll most likely cry in a corner,so you know,my emotional state depends on you.

Friday, 12 August 2011

298.Wishes for love

I hope you guys don't think I'm regurgitating the same old shizz,with all my "blah blah MORRISSEY blah" posts...but you know,what's a girl to do? This is basically a badge I made the other day to show some love. Also I've watched countless Morrisey interviews,but I particularly liked this one(there's 4 parts I think)...


297.Wishes for you to vote

Skirt handmade by me,Topshop shoes,h&m cardigan and top,mums vintage necklace

I have a bit of a mixed opinion on this outfit-yes,the items complement each other-but somehow I don't feel very "me".I always find this quite a odd feeling,to not feel yourself in your own clothing;It is even odder when you don't believe you have a particularly definitive style.

I have two walls covered in inspirational pictures and photos in my bedroom,the one I'm stood in front of was created recently,whereas the other hasn't been tampered with in a long time-many of the images remain the same as when I first stuck them up(don't worry,I am trying to form some sort of point,not just babble on about my walls). When I look at that old wall I almost feel as if I'm looking right back into the past,not too far,but far enough to see the changes in my style. That again is an odd feeling. And that is almost the same feeling I get when looking at the above outfit pictures;I see them as a representive of the old me,I think.

On a last note,if you're not aware of the amazing blogger Isabel(of hipstermusings),then you may not be a aware of the competition she has entered,and not being aware of this is a bad thing. I demand you all to vote for her here! Or if you're not a fan of dictatorships,you could just vote for her because you think interesting,inspiring media is important.

Tuesday, 9 August 2011

296.Wishes for calm

random purple polo,vintage shoes,ebay satchel,hand me down scarf worn as belt,random shirt I dyed pink ages ago,handmade earrings and skirt

Sorry for all the posts at the moment,I've got a lot to share with it being summer-I hope you're not all sick of me!

I also apologise for the totally awkward photos(dodgy lighting,backdrop,expressions et all),you would think after almost 2 years blogging I would be able to use a camera a little more decently. Also that last photo was actually meant to be showing my purple lip colour,earrings and the collar-not trying to showcase my beautiful chin.

ps this outfit makes me feel very "preppy"
pps I'm finding all the rioting coverage quite interesting( I don't mean to be callous,I do realise how horrific the affects of the rioting are on the communities involved,and do have upmost sympathy for them). What's your opinion? For one thing,young people in England could really do without more bad press.

Monday, 8 August 2011

295.Wishes for better jeans

Recently I've found Topshop to be just a little same-y and tiresome in their designs. And now their jeans have failed me...oh Topshop,how you've dissapointed me! These jeans have lasted a mere 4 months,and one day without any warning they ripped-yes,I can have a go at reparing them,but considering I paid a hefty £45 pricetag,I shouldn't have to be getting out a needle and thread. So,not neccesarily a complain-ey post,but more a warning to anyone planning on buying Topshop jeans- buy at your own risk. I definatley won't be investing in any anytime soon.

Thursday, 4 August 2011

294.Wishes to understand human behaviour

So,here comes part 2 of what's been inspiring me lately,you ready? Breath in...

Vianne in the movie chocolat,for her generally colourful asthetic and all her cardigans and skirts.

Vivian and Kit in Pretty Woman for their hooker outfits.

These 2 images just for looking efortlessly cool in that unobvious "hey,I look like I've just dropped out of bed,but really have spent 3 hours perfecting my cool look" -no personal stabs intended.

Bjork just for her always amazing hair,and interesting outfits,music, and general persona.

Even though Enid is obviously more interested in her style,I have quite a liking towards Rebeccas short black skirt and long top combinations. No digs at Enid(yes,I know she is a fictional character and will not be hurt by my comment) ,as I think her style is groovy too.
Izzy(All swamped in flowers) and Paolina(Calur Villade) for being my recent favourite bloger finds,and for all their creative outfits.