Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Ahoy Me Hearties


I bought this necklace ages ago when I was on a massive Ebay binge, its something that I completely fell in love with and wear all the time. Much to my surprise while I was watching the fantastic new video clip of Games For Days by Julian Plenti aka Paul Banks from Interpol that I spied a familiar pirate ship accessory. It has given me incentive to try styling it in other ways. Check out the video below.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Sidestreets Mood Board


More inspiration for final project, themes of texture, contrast & shadow

Sunday, October 4, 2009

The Year Ahead

From Cafe Astrology

The Moon is Full in your Solar Return chart, marking this as a year of great personal significance, when major new beginnings, endings, and activities occur. This period is the culmination of a stage of personal growth and development. Events at this time may bring to a head various developments in your emotional, psychological, or spiritual life over the past several years. There can be increased activity in your professional and public life, causing a conflict with your domestic and personal goals. There is little moderation in your life this year. Connections are made or ended; or your job focus may change as one focus fades to make way for a new direction. The year ahead is certain to be a very busy, dynamic, and significant period in your life.

Mercury is square Mars in your Solar Return chart, and your thinking (as well as speech) can run ahead of yourself at times! This can translate to having too many ideas to implement, or expressing yourself too hastily. This is a good influence for research or energetic mental work. It's possible, however, that you are argumentative and irritable under this influence, and particularly impatient with vagueness. This can be a good year to eliminate wasteful activities. Be careful to avoid cutting words and aggressive driving. You may be involved in many lectures, debates, and discussions during the year. You can express your ideas more powerfully. You are quick to take the initiative and to put your thoughts into action. Mercury and Mars are also in hard aspect with Jupiter, adding a desire for your experiences to be larger than life.

Jupiter conjunct Chiron and Neptune in your Solar Return chart suggests that idealistic and humanitarian goals or impulses have more significance in your life this year. You may experience an increased need for greater understanding, wisdom, and awareness, as well as increased interest in the healing arts and holistic health this year. It may be a time during which you reconsider or revamp your personal belief system. Everyday, ordinary life may not always satisfy, as you hunger for a more idealistic life.

A busy year is ahead, and you are likely to find yourself very much in demand! As long as you don't have too many projects going, and learn to focus on a few, you can be very productive this year. Certainly, you'll have no shortage of new ideas.

2009 is a Number Six year for you. Ruled by Venus. This is a year of relative contentment. It is a time when love is the easiest to attract, and partnerships formed under this vibration have a better chance for longevity. You are able to attract others, and material things as well, this year. This is a good year for establishing harmony in the family and in the home. Advice - develop existing relationships; be positive and receptive because these kinds of energies help you to attract what you desire.

2010 will be a Number Seven year for you. Ruled by Neptune. This is a year of preparation, chance, and refinement. It is not a time of dramatic changes. Instead, it's a year when reflection on the past is helpful, and when refinements to your life path should be made. It's a good year to study and analyze. Unexpected twists to your life story and "chance" meetings are probable. Advice - take stock of your life in order to prepare for more exciting years to come, examine the past and plan for the future, get in touch with your deepest needs and uncover your personal power, don't strain yourself or actively try to expand.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Structural Envy

Alaïa Steel Heeled Wedge Sandals may have just become my new architectural inspiration, watch this space, and see how these shoes influence my final year design project.

Friday, August 28, 2009

Irregular Choice

Oh why are you priced in £'s??? Sign up to become a VIP at Irregular Choice to view the new Mens & Womens AW-09 collection, here's a sneak peek of my favourites.

Flashing Lights
Electrica Love

Wednesday, August 26, 2009


Tony Bianco 'Damage' Heels

I like that there is no denial of the outcome of wearing these shoes, I still want them though.

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Take my breath away

I have been randomly browsing the internet and have come across some amazing shoes that i can only dream about.
I am beyond words, they are just too beautiful! Gareth Pugh two-tone shoe boots, they also have matching fingerless gloves. Stunning.

Friday, April 3, 2009

Cupcakes & Baking

I'm not really interested when the time comes around to cook dinner but i believe there is always a reason to bake cupcakes! I used to just grab a packet-mix box add eggs and water and away I go, I have now started to bake from scratch as the flavours are so much tastier. It is something that i enjoy doing quite a lot, and it's a great way to pass the time on a rainy winter weekend. I am slowly improving and will continue to post new photos when i'm baking. Here are some of the creations i have baked in the past.

Choc Mint with Peppermint Crisp & After Dinner Mint Decorations

Choc Berry with Strawberry Icing

4th of July Cupcakes

Strawberry Star Cookies

Chocolate Mudcake with Choc frosting & After Dinner Mints

Citrus & Poppyseed with Cream Cheese Frosting

Monday, March 23, 2009


I have been known to daydream once in awhile, and I recently came across the phrase "building castles in the air."* Translation: To make impossible or imaginary plans. I want to make the impossible possible and write down my ideas which is something that I have struggled to do in the past. I think writing these ideas down will give me tangible goals and a better understanding of what inspires me everyday.

Music, Design, Art, Architecture, Literature, Film, Relationships, Baking, Fashion, Crafts, and my puppies :)

Folds - by Ashleah on

*Source: A Dictionary of American Idioms