Friday, September 27, 2013


Diane Kruger killed it in what shall hence forth be known as the prototype for my wedding gown (with minor colour tweaks of course) even if I’m dead set on not wearing a gown on that day. This woman is a legend; I dunno how she does it but wow. Just wow. I mean with Blake you always know she has that body (and I’m not saying la Krug is slacking in the hotness department either but come on…) nut Diane here has the kind of look you’re convinced regular 5 hour workout days each week will give you and yet one look at her in this you know nothing man, machine or god can do will ever make you pull it off this hard!

And as the fug girls pointed out, Haylee Seinfeld seems to have a bit of this thing that us mere mortal can only stare and marvel it! Also there's a remake of Romeo & Juliet you guys! About which I reserve judgement until I watch it.

Susan Sarandon seems to have misplaced her joie de vivre though because! Come on Thelma, I expect more from the woman that seduced Alfie then dumped him! It should be a Project Runway challenge, help Susan get her mojo back!

In unrelated news, I moved out of my home of the last 16 months and for a while was contemplating time sharing with a couple of reluctant friends but the more I explored the interior design I wanted in my new place the faster I realized I’d only be happy living on my own, calling all the shots. So the search for a studio apartment begins! I already know the DIY waiting to happen as far as the room divider goes! 

Painted Vinyl hangings! So retro yet so cool! I feel like my soul sister Solange would approve.

Other important stuff happened too but was every time I would get online I was sidetracked by the Westgate Tragedy (Kenya, we are one) so I didn't catch up on my usual gossip.

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

The dictionary of Obscure Sorrows

You know those moments when you feel things so strongly that you get frustrated words aren't enough to do those feelings justice? Well, I stumbled upon the link to the dictionaryofobscuresorrows and believe you me, words aren't enough but these sure come close.

In no particular order (except that in which I copied and pasted them onto here) I present some of my favourites. You're welcome.


n. the frustration of photographing something amazing when thousands of identical photos already exist—the same sunset, the same waterfall, the same curve of a hip, the same closeup of an eye—which can turn a unique subject into something hollow and pulpy and cheap, like a mass-produced piece of furniture you happen to have assembled yourself.


n. the strange wistfulness of used bookstores, which are somehow infused with the passage of time—filled with thousands of old books you’ll never have time to read, each of which is itself locked in its own era, bound and dated and papered over like an old room the author abandoned years ago, a hidden annex littered with thoughts left just as they were on the day they were captured.


n. the feeling of returning home after an immersive trip only to find it fading rapidly from your awareness—to the extent you have to keep reminding yourself that it happened at all, even though it felt so vivid just days ago—which makes you wish you could smoothly cross-dissolve back into everyday life, or just hold the shutter open indefinitely and let one scene become superimposed on the next, so all your days would run together and you’d never have to call cut.


n. frustration with how long it takes to get to know someone—spending the first few weeks chatting in their psychological entryway, with each subsequent conversation like entering a different anteroom, each a little closer to the center of the house—wishing instead that you could start there and work your way out, exchanging your deepest secrets first, before easing into casualness, until you’ve built up enough mystery over


n. the kind of unnoticed excellence that carries on around you every day, unremarkably—the hidden talents of friends and coworkers, the fleeting solos of subway buskers, the slapdash eloquence of anonymous users, the unseen portfolios of aspiring artists—which would be renowned as masterpieces if only they’d been appraised by the cartel of popular taste, who assume that brilliance is a rare and precious quality, accidentally overlooking buried jewels that may not be flawless but are still somehow perfect.

catoptric tristesse

n. the sadness that you’ll never really know what other people think of you, whether good, bad or if at all—that although we reflect on each other with the sharpness of a mirror, the true picture of how we’re coming off somehow reaches us softened and distorted, as if each mirror was preoccupied with twisting around, desperately trying to look itself in the eye.
I could go on and guys, this tumblr is gold! GOLD I tell you, go over there already and feel better that someone understands EXACTLY how you feel about certain things!

Tuesday, September 17, 2013


So I recently took a big step in this cycle called life. I handed in my resignation letter. With nary a safety net but my hopes and dreams. So lets see how that turns out.
Til then, I leave you with an excerpt from Sylvia Plath's "The Bell Jar" illustrated by Gavin of ZenPencils.

Pick a fig guys, any fig, just don't watch indecisively as they wither and drop! Catch you on the other side!

Monday, September 16, 2013


Kit Harrington takes time of from irritating me as the grunting Jon Snow (I’m sorry you guys, I really think he was the worst casting! Have you read the books? THAT Jon Snow is so much more engaging! Anyway, I think its his lips that irritate me. I’d want them so much bigger for his face and hands. For Jon Snow basically. These are a prepubescent teen’s lips not those of a Night’s Watch man!) to star in the new issue of Wonderland magazine! I have to confess, I like Kit much better shirtless than swaddled in piles and piles of fur.

Also featured in the issue is Pretty Little Liar’s Julian Morris serving up steamy like its going out of fashion! *fans self* NSFW you guys, stand warned!

What I wouldn’t give for the Boy to let me shoot him in this pose! Ah!
The guys were not forgotten either, Downtown Abbey’s Lily James and titular lead for the remake of Cinderella is also featured! Wonderland, John Mayer had you all figured out, didn’t he?

Friday, September 13, 2013


Introducing a new feature on the blog that will ensure that however busy I am, at least I’ll have a weekly post for you guys. It will basically be recapping the pop culture moments that tickled me. Hope you like it.
Starting with Mama North West.

 Jaws around the world dropped for a variety of reasons when the Karl Lagerfeld shot, Ricardo Tusci styled May shoot a heavily pregnant Kim Kardashian did went public. I mean; there was jam, there was bling, she wore GRILLES, there were veils and Yankees caps, it is Kim, it is la Lagerfeld, it is Ricardo, and we all know how badly Kanye wants Wintour to put Kim on the cover!

Mercedes Benz fashion week is like fashion blogger’s paradise. For me though its like a buffet that leaves me undecided what to pick and what to leave. So I disregarded the runway shows in favour of street fashion. This particular instant was a PR stunt by British singer and designer Madame Allsorts to debut her sweatshirt line which was modeled by Anna Wintour clones and featured a cartoon drawing of her face and the words “Spring, Summer, Autumn”. I loved it!

Idris Elba is generating Oscar buzz for playing the eponymous Nelson Mandela in a movie co-starring Skyfall’s Naomie Harris as Winnie Mandela. I shall leave this there without comment for your enjoyment.

In a week filled with movie premieres and fashion week, Olivia Wilde wears my favorite dress of them all to pick up the first ever IMDb’s STARmeter Award. I half fear I would sell my soul for an optical illusion dress this good! Lord, it whittles her waist down to a handspan! My dream.

These deserve their own post, amirite? 

Mani rings are the best thing to happen to nails since…well, since nail art. They’re like ducals but longer lasting, more versatile, and reusable. Even Queen Bey is all up in this! And if this isn’t up to your speed, may I interest you in temporary cuticle tattoos?

Also this happened. Twitter, I love you

Action hero, politician and former muscleman Arnold Schwarzenegger and boxer-turned-actor Wladimir Klitschko (on-again boyfriend to Hayden Penettiere) swapped shirtless pictures of themselves on Twitter

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