Saturday, August 25, 2012

All I want for Christmas is...a Diana Mini.

But seriously, I don't think I can wait that long.

I would like this white one, please.
That is all.

- Pips x

Ralph Lauren Spring 2012

1920s pastel glamour. Enough said.

Beyond stunning. Camilla Belle wore this to the Met Ball this year. 
All I can say is...Ralph Lauren, why so amazing?

- Pips x

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Wish You Were Here.

Now...for those of you who watched the Olympic Closing Ceremony (basically the saddest day of my life cause I now have no excuse for watching tv for hours at a time), I'm sure you'll all have seen Ed Sheeran perform Pink Floyd's 'Wish You Were Here'. You would probably have had one of three reactions:
1.Where does this song even come from?
2.He's brilliant. He can make anything sound great cause he is a ginger Jesus.
3.No one can sing that quite like Pink Floyd.

I am largely in support of number 3. Don't get me wrong, I really do love me some Ed and he is wonderfully talented and amazing with a guitar, but even though I thought his version was pretty cool when I watched it, going back and listening to the original made me think twice!

What do you think? Ed or Floyd?

This version is decidedly even better than the studio version.

That being said, I think it would be pretty awesome if Ed did a studio cover of the song - I'm sure he'd do a damn good job.

Thursday, August 9, 2012


Just a couple of sketches I've done and photos I've taken (with my dad's new camera - drool).

Dad's new camera has a built in fish-eye lens effect. Love. Makes my room look prettier than it actually is.
New clothes.
Its a hot air balloon. And it's made out of maps. And now it's mine.
Having fun with fine liners. 

Messing around with watercolours.
Pen and watercolours.
Fine liners and watercolours. Quite pleased with this one for some reason.
Pen and watercolours. (Messing around).
Pencil crayons.
Messing around with colours - pencil crayons.
Fine liners.
Fine liners. Copied this from one of my origami birds.
Oh hey there owl, you're made of butterflies. Pencil.
Watercolours and artists' pencil. Like this one.

Acrylics. This is quite small but I like it.
Happy 50th Dad :) Watercolour and fine liner.
Please please ask me if you want to use one of these pictures as these are all mine xx

- Pips x

MBFWCT 2012 - Part 2.

So this was the Gavin Rajah show.
Basically the most beautiful thing I've ever seen.
I was in my heaven for that brief period of time - Gavino improves every year!
According to Rajah, the show was inspired by Boccaccio's love poems and the Victorian concept of 'The Language of Flowers'.
I was, however, most impressed and enchanted with his incredible choice of hair and make up - the flowers in the models' hair were so beautiful that I wanted to run backstage and demand my own flower-child look.

The show began with a gorgeous little girl tiptoeing and twirling down the runway in a pretty little custom Rajah dress. She opened the show with an air of enchantment.
The screens opened to reveal a stunningly beautiful girl dressed in a beeautiful Rajah couture gown. She was standing inside one of those awesome hamster balls and she played the cello beautifully throughout the show. It was awesome. kind of can't see anything in this photo but it's COOL.
So prettyyyy. Lace and florals.
This was also stunning.
This was actually really cute and was a bright Barbie pink.
This was actually one of my favourites because of the delicate, intricate detail on the front.
I cannot explain how beautiful this dress was. It looked like it had come straight out of an Elie Saab show. It was light and floaty, with bronze(ish) lace; it was also amazingly tailored. Good job Gavino.
This one and the one below were SO PRETTYY. Cream tulle skirts with elaborately beaded flowers on the tops. And of course the flowers in the hair.
That big red bird on the far side was the final dress; that big red tulle thing was worn as a cape over a really pretty long red dress (which I didn't get an acceptable photo of).

Of course...if you want to see decent photos, I recommend Elle SA - I saw the Elle team and their editor Jackie Burger at both shows I attended!