Thursday, August 27, 2009

All about me

[EDIT Again I removed the photo but the sentiment is still the same, the photo is still with me and I still feel the same way about it. I also wanted to keep this here to share the way I felt, hope that makes sense to you guys.]

In case your wondering why there is a huge photo of me and the top of this post maybe I should explain. I am not really a fan of taking photos of my face, and I never smile with my teeth (I had crookedness corrected but still never got comfortable with it). So I don't with portrait shots and usually hate how they turn out.
The story behind this photo is I got up one morning, and had a look at my hair and decided to take a quick snap because this is a style a want to try and recreate (messy bed hair). Having just woken and being slightly sleepy I was really relaxed and for once I took a portrait shot I really liked. I found it strange - this is me, no make up, head messed up from bed, not trying at all, just natural, not stressed, the real me. I can look at this shot and say this is a beautiful woman, and I don't say that out of vanity, it comes from a place of letting go of my insecurities - and being able to share it with you guys. I don't think I'll ever quite capture a moment quite like this again.

Have you had a similar moment?

This is a start of my story in part of why I blog about style and fashion, which I hope to share a bit more about later on.

I also got tagged by Chickie Little to do a meme. So this post is a bit indulgent as it is all about me and I didn't want to do two posts all about me in a row!

  • What is your current obsession?
    Trying to find a coloured leather jacket, a lot of my obsessions are fashion based, because otherwise it would have to school work, and that just gets too depressing. Probably about 95% of my time is devoted to my studies, and I don't get a lot of down time, so shopping helps me de-stress.
  • What is your horoscope and do you relate?
    Capricorn. I like the idea of Chinese horoscopes better, I am a Fire Tiger, Rawr!
  • What are you wearing today?
    Black dress, Purple striped top, purple and black knee highs, purple shoes(with purple laces they are awesome and new!), also a grey cardy. I am so matchy matchy again!
  • What is the last thing you bought?
    The purple shoes, and the same pair in blue...
  • What do you think about the person who tagged you?
    She is adorable, and talented (have you seen her baking and comic strip?). I hope to get to know her better as well :)
  • What’s for dinner?
    Toastie pies. Some people will have no idea what they are, well they are like grilled sandwiches, but with a special appliance the bread is sealed such so you can put more fillings in then like canned spaghetti - this is a very kiwi and Australian thing I think.
  • What’s your favourite decade, fashion wise?
    I am going to be a cheater with this question. I like this decade, because you can combine all the fashion from previous decades an make what you will of style. I think people take a lot more chances now too. Also while most of the fashion is repeating the new ways of combining it always surprise me. I will always have a soft spot for the 80s though because I love graphic prints and bold colours (but detest shoulder pads, my shoulders are broad enough already thank you)
  • What are your must haves for summer?
    Beach trips, cut out swimsuit, blueberries!, crochet vest, more rompers, vests over dresses.
  • What would you love to be able to afford?
    My own car, so I could learn to drive properly, also my own house
  • What is your favourite piece of clothing from your wardrobe?
    Way to many to chose from, so I'll put a couple - cream lace mini dress, new vintage cream and blue dress with low v back, floral black romper.
  • What is your dream job?
    I always wanted to be an actress - fame and fortune, plus was heavily into drama in my younger years
  • What is your favourite magazine?
    um....nothing really, used to read Cosmo, NZ is pretty bad for mags! I think reading blogs has taken over my magazine reading time - much more interesting.
  • Describe your personal style?
    What ever strikes my fancy, constantly evolving. I like to mix and match, and I have a habit for colour co-ordination. I like vintage style but also like ultra modern touches. I think I'm really still finding it.
  • Which Beatle is your favourite?
    Um...I'll go John.
  • What are you proud of?
    I'm proud of being self aware, of the friendships I've made, and being person who is growing.

This has been doing the rounds, so I'm not tagging anyone in particular but inviting anyone who hasn't done it yet to do it if it strike your fancy.

Monday, August 24, 2009

I was awarded the Kreative Blogger a while ago by the Lovely Lauren (go the alliteration) of This Little Piggie went to Market - Incidentally this is not the only this I have received from her of late - but you will have to wait to hear about that!
This being only my second award ever, it's still a novelty to me and was lovely to receive, but sorry I took so long to get round to it!

About the Kreativ Blogger Award

Nominee Rules:

• Thank the person who nominated you for the award

• Copy the logo and place it on your blog

• Link to the person who nominated you for this award

• List seven things about yourself that people might find interesting

• Nominate and post links to the seven Kreativ Bloggers you nominate

• Leave a comment on each of the blogs, letting them know they have been nominated

Okay so here goes:

  1. I don't know if I've ever mentioned in on the blog, but I am half Singaporean Chinese and Half German which is an odd mix, most people don't guess at my Asian heritage, but my sisters take more after that side.
  2. I hate my feet - I inherited awful feet from my mother, bunions are not pretty so I don't like showing them ugh...I think this makes me prejudice about feet in general.
  3. I have a secret obsession with bad reality t.v shows - the bachelor, top model, project runway, survivor you name it. Once I'm hooked I can't stop watching and I'm deeply ashamed of this....
  4. My one party trick is that I can bend my thumb back on one hand to touch my wrist - the back side not the palm side (on the one hand only though - I bashed the hand into a wall once and could do it ever since). This tends to gross people out. You might need a video demonstration to fully appreciate this one, you might get one if you lucky enough....
  5. I really like pickles...just by boyfriend finds this really strange.
  6. I used to play the violin on the account of my freakishly long and spindly fingers, but I never practiced and got bored easily but kind of regret not giving it a proper go.
  7. I like slushi drinks - a lot, I used to go mad for them as a kid and still love them, I wish all drinks came in slushi form...when I am in a country with a 7/11 I get as much slurpee as I possibly can. I have a massive sweet tooth and I know its bad for me, plus it makes me feel like a child but I can't resit it!
For my nominees some very creative ladies in many different ways - I know many people have already got this so only do it if you want to!
  1. Annie of Annie Spandex
  2. Ms Constantine of Cupcakes and Mace
  3. Scribbles
  4. Rosina Lee
  5. Chickie Little of Eggshell Green
  6. Amber of History Books

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Checking in

Just to prove I've not fallen into a ditch somewhere. My university work has meant that I have been insanely busy - no time for blog posts, and only a few comments here and there on my must read blogs.
I have a few things planned to post before I realized that everything was happening at once. Things that I will hopefully have time to do once things settle down a little and I have a bit of a holiday (in theory, we don't really get real holidays). Keep getting ideas for posts while I'm supposed to be studying but alas it need to be put to the side!

So keep your eyes peeled, I will be back - thanks for following I'll try to get something worth looking at up here soon!

In the meantime - I keep getting this song stuck in my head constantly it's just so damn catchy, enjoy!