Thursday, 21 April 2011

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Tuesday, 19 April 2011

A Little Too Much Thinking

Right so I seem to be an insanely curious person. Seriously, I could think up about a zillion questions, if that's even a number, (is that a number?) in a day. It gets irritating quite frankly, although I do love it. I think my dad and bf would disagree though. I don't think it would be much fun trying to answer questions that probably don't have an answer. Thank the Lord for Google! Actually come to think of it, that must be the reason why it took my SO long to come up with my dissertation hypothesis. I would like to add, I think I FINALLY found it earlier. Well not really found, it wasn't hiding under a rock or anything, figured I should say. Hoorahh for me :).
Anyway, back to the point. I was lying in bed last night, reading my book, 'I heart New York,' (cheesy I know) and she (the main character Angela) had recently bought a new Marc Jacobs bag. Fabulous. (By the way I wanted a light read to save me from the never-ending academic blurb I have been reading for my research.)
So I was thinking about this statement, investment piece. Supposedly something all fashionistas have? Which I do myself I have to admit, my D&G sunglasses, which got scratched by the frumpy security man at Gatwick airport I want to add. Clearly they have no idea how much these things are worth to a student like me. Almost ruined my holiday...
Back to the point; I thought the idea with fashion is, apart from self-expression, individuality, style etc Blahh, was that trends are constantly changing & people are rapidly following. So with these 'investment' buys, really it's just a way of saying, I'm not buying a new version of this even when the trends change.
Why though? This is what I don't understand.
Investment pieces have been around for centuries, but don't you think times would have changed slightly? I know we are in recession, but we don't still live off rations!
I'm not saying buy something, wear it once and throw it away. Nor am I saying we should change the way we 'invest' in something. I was merely just pondering. It just struck me as a bit ironic really.
Saying that I do like a good investment buy. In other words, justifying buying something expensive and fabulous. Something I do a lot - minus the expensive. But justifying, YES I do that alot!
I just wanted to write these thoughts down really. And probably the answer is, some things will never go out of fashion.
There it is anyway, my bedtime thoughts (:

Ohh and I also want to apologize for yesterdays post. I am aware there was a lack, well actually non-existant paragraphs, but Blogger wouldn't let me put any in. V.V.Strange.

Sunday, 17 April 2011

Diana in Prague

As you know, I was very spoilt and was taken on a trip to Prague from the boyfriend for my birthday. It is absolutely beautiful, although we must have come across as quite rude! I didn't even manage to work out how to say as little as 'Hi' in Czech, let alone 'thank you'. The trick is, whatever you are asking for, (if it is something like a name, i.e. 'Red Bull.' You have to put on a slight accent to the 'Bull', and generally, they understand. Very rude of us I know, but there is no hope in trying to learn Czech. Possibly a bit of research might have been handy before flying though. The other awful thing about it was the prices. I was expecting shopping to be cheap as chips but NOPE. H&M (bearing in mind I seem to know the prices of everything I remotely like in that shop) was almost twice the price as over here. Rip.Off. Needless to say I did not buy anything. Rather upsetting. But no, on a serious note it is a beautiful city, and everyone seemed very well-spirited, with lots of music and theatrical characters roaming the streets. Plus the architecture is amazing. Nothing like the plain, grey stone buildings we seem to adore over here. So here are a few snaps from Diana. First shot. I thought they weren't too bad. I did take more but I don't want to bore you. Tbh I never like looking at pictures of buildings if I have no idea what they are. Unless the photography/ landscape is amazing, but sadly to say mine are not that impressive. Ohh and one last tip; If you go, be aware that there is not a ticket guard on the trams and the drivers do not sell tickets. So yes, as we shamefully learnt, you have to purchase your ticket, from somewhere of which I am not so sure of, BEFORE you board the tram. All I can say is the locals must be highly trustworthy.

Monday, 4 April 2011

There has been a serious lack of blogging recently, I apologise. I have been non-stop busy moving back home (:. YESS it is now the Easter holidays, which means I am off to Prague and there is only 1 week left of Uni afterwards. The summer is drawing ever so close. Here's a week in photos. Not very exciting though I have to say. 1) My sweet & sour chicken. Cooked from scratch I would like to add. 2) Cheeky photoshoot. ThankssomuchGeorge&Danielle. LIFESAVERS! 3) Counting my penny jar to take to Prague. £20!!Bearing in mind I have been saving these since school. Sad times to get rid, but needs be. 4) Playsuit I bought. Primark. 5) Boarding passes & passports ready to go. EXCITEDMUCH. 6) My new shelves (: (Had NO room when I moved my stuff back from uni. 7) Just half of what I cleared out. (Trying to create some room.) 8) WHITE foundation. Good ol' Bazza.M. Yes I am fed up of having to wear 'orange' foundation, because with my lack of pennies, I cannot find a foundation to match my skin tone. Time for a bit of homemade blending. Plus; (which I didn't take a pic of.) Happy Mothers Day to my beautiful Mumma.