Saturday, October 23, 2010

Friends and Family

I've had a wonderful weekend this weekend. My friend Emma and my parents came to stay and it's been lovely!

It was Emma's 21st birthday yesterday so we went out for the evening and got very dressed up in wonderful cocktail dresses.
I wore this lovely dress with some fabulous purple shoes and some beautiful costume jewellery, my friend Emma wore a fantastic Vivien of Holloway dress with some seamed hold ups I bought her and a necklace I also bought her for her birthday and my friend Quinn wore a very elegant red dress that I gave her with some stunning wedges and ruby red lipstick. We had an amazing time and we danced to abba and lots of 80's music. It was just fab!

This evening my parents made us all a very early christmas dinner as I wont see them until after January and it was very very yummy! I also got to open one of my christmas presents which was a lovely set of pj's and some slippers. I love them!

I just love that I've had such a good weekend and I'm very happy at the moment.
I'm also doing a mini photoshoot for my college project research tomorrow which I'm looking forward to.

Anyway, time to carry on watching Sherlock.

Au Revoir!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Work and Photographs.

Hey there everyone!
I have a massive love of photography and two days ago I had a bit of a crisis in life of what I wanted to do and what would make me happy.
After talking to one of my friends Chris I decided instead of thinking about what I wanted to do and constantly wandering about where my life would be if I'd just done what I wanted I decided to do something about it. So yesterday, I went to the Isle of Man college to meet some friends on their lunch hour. Whilst there I decided to have a chat with someone about courses and after a quick phonecall, I was accepted to do Photography.
I'm also making a very important phone call on Monday to make my life even better.
So, today after I've finished work I have my first lesson. I am 5 weeks late into the course so I have alot of catching up to do but I don't mind because I'm so happy to be finally doing something that makes me happy and makes my dreams come true.
I wanted to thank my friends and my husband for all the support they have given me the past couple of days and I can safely say I wouldnt have gone for it if it wasn't for you guys!
Please visit my friend Jade's Blog to see some of her inspirational posts and pictures!

Only a short one today as Im going to be late for work if I don't go now.
Au Revoir!

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Ode to John Hughes

Okay well you all know my love for 80's films specifically directed/written or produced by John Hughes so I thought I would do an ode to him with this post.
My favourite John Hughes films are as follows:

Pretty In Pink - A film about Andie Walsh who is considered one of the 'poor kids' at school, falls in love with one of the rich, popular boys Blaine McDonough. When Andie and Blane try to get together, they encounter resistance from their respective social circles. Andie's best friend Duckie is completely in love with her but jokes about it around her. It's a bit of a love triangle with laughing, crying and a tad of disappointment. I adore this film and it is one of my favourite's but it never goes just quite how I want it too.

The Breakfast Club - Basically 5 kids get put in Saturday detention for one reason or another and they have to spend the whole day in detention writing about who they think they are. The group are really different and all have their stereotypes but soon come to realise that they aren't just how they act at school. I love this coming of age movie because you get an insight into different points of view and it makes you realise that no matter who your family are or your friends or how popular you are at school you can still beat the stereotype and be who you want to be. I think this film is fantastic and I 100% recommend watching it even if its just for the dancing scene.

Ferris Bueller's Day Off - Ferris Bueller bunks off from school for a day with his best friend and his girlfriend and gets into all sorts of jams and creatively spends the day avoiding his school dean, his jealous sister and his parents. I like this film because it's different from the others. Ferris speaks directly to the camera about all his thoughts and feelings and I like that interaction with the audience. One of the best John Hughes films' by far.

Sixteen Candles - Sam Baker has just turned sixteen but in the midst of her sister's wedding and grandparents coming over her family totally forget and don't even say it too her. Sam spends the day at school and even her friends have forgot. Needless to say she is devastated by this and her day gets even worse when she slips a 'sex quiz' to her friend but her high school crush Jake Ryan picks it up unbeknownst to her and her best friend. Sam is truly upset with this because it reveals that she is still a virgin and saving herself for Jake. Sam also has to put up with a younger geeky kid following her around all day and constantly hitting on her.
Again, I love this film it's funny, heartbreaking, and happy all in one and you should definitely watch it.

Weird Science - Two geeky, unpopular high-schoolers find that they are unlucky in love so one night whilst watching the movie 'frankenstein' they decide to make a girl of their own 'Lisa' she's gorgeous and magical and the boys adore her and she completely turns their worlds upside down in some hilarious antics. This film gives hope to geeks allover the world that one day they will be successful in love and if they aren't well you can make a woman can't you?
Watch this film and you will not be disappointed.

And finally,
Some Kind of Wonderful - Tomboy Watts has always considered Keith Nelson her best friend but when Keith asks out the most popular girl in school, Watts realises that her feelings are more and that she has always been in love with him. I can't go any more into detail of the plot otherwise I will give away the ending but it is a wonderful twist and you need to watch this film with is truly heart warming!

So there you are, some of my favourite John Hughes films of the 80's. My advice is to watch all of these films and then you will understand my love for all things John Hughes.
I think that films are amazing they can make you have so many emotions and can change your way of looking at life. I love films that do this and I can safely say that all of these films do and I am so grateful that John Hughes made these films come to life like he did. I admire him so much and I would love to be able to change lives like he has in so many ways.

John Hughes. 1950 - 2009

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Oh dear.

Well, I must say I apologise sincerely for not updating in so long..I've been working non stop recently but have finally had a day off today and another tomorrow.
So, today I put on one of my new vintage dresses and went to the tailors up in Laxey. The woman there was extremely helpful and she is taking in my 50's evening dress for only £15 which is amazing considering its quite a difficult job due to the detailing around the waist and bust. She had some amazing outfits that she had made for sale and one that caught my eye is an amazing vintage inspired winter dress that looks like a mixture between an evening dress and a winter coat with its gorgeous fur trims and button details, believe me it was fabulous.
I'm going to have to take my friend Jade to see the work she does it is inspiring and although the clothes are quite expensive (because they're specifically made to your measurements and requirements) I think I may have to get myself something when I next get paid.

Tomorrow I am spending the day with Jade so I may take a trip to the charity shops and see whats on offer as I love bargains and the charity shops in town are like little treasure chests full of fabulous things.
I tend to do all my shopping on ebay and in charity shops with the odd bits and bobs bought on the high street because I like my vintage wear and its easy to find on the internet. Speaking of which I bought a gorgeous cocktail dress which is 50's inspired by Holly Willoughby, she has some amazing designs and I was lucky to get one for quite cheap you can find her clothing on Very. The dress is quite low cut in a satin material, it's a lovely purple colour with a black bow on the waistband and it comes just below the knee in a loose pencil fitting. Just gorgeous!

Anyway, I'm going to venture to the land of nod as I am ridiculously tired and I have to get up early to talk to my darling sister as I've not spoke to her in over a month!

Au Revoir!