THE GUILTY HYENA

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Rumor Has It

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Structured Chiffon Box T Shirt Matalan Black Skort Zara Military Summer Hat Asos old Rumor Leather Tote Bag Acne Studios 

I promise you that I am not snooping in that first image! although the title of this post could suggest otherwise! I named it after the tote bag which has been my trusty companion this summer, I usually wear alot of cross body bags, hands are freed up, however a tote bag is a welcome change.

I frequently don many hats during the summer, but it's always a pain to find a suitable fitted hat since I have a small head. I have tried kid sizes but my size is stuck somewhere between a child's and an adults, which probably suits me down to the ground since my mental age is somewhere between there too! 

Jump + Frolic from Paper

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Funky 2Dcartoon-like designer bags by JumpFromPaper created by Taipei based design duo Chay Su and Rika Lin ( even the cute duck wants in on the cartoon action! )

I've always wanted to be a cartoon comic book like character, and I came that one bit closer thanks to the Giggle Bag sent courtesy of Jump From Paper. Although I didn't need much encouragement to embrace my inner child and goofiness, life is too short to be always serious! I had a hoopla of fun shooting some photo's with the giggle bag, which is an apt name for this funky handbag!

Born from their childhood love of cartoons and comics, this designer duo created Jump From Paper with the aim making everyone’s childhoods dream come true – and confusing people. We love to confuse people, but more so, we love to see them burst out into laughter once they realize these are real bags,” say the designers. So what exactly are these bags? They’re amazingly graphic creations that look like they've been photo-shopped into real life, straight from the pages of a comic book or cartoon. It’s true, they really look like they've jumped from paper.

I've recently took the plunge to join Instagram so feel free to follow! Some more NEWS, I have been spending some of my free time creating a new blog redesign and I will be moving away from Blogger to a new platform to expand this blog, eeeek! I will miss Blogger it has been good to me, the blog address will stay the same, so hopefully I should have my new blogging home ready sometime in early May! See you there soon! :) Enjoy your Easter break!

Sochi Games Snow Web Surfing

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RED + BLACK OUTFIT RUSSIAN STYLE

I'm hiding behind my Nexus tablet with a sheepish snarl. In the spirit of the Sochi Winter Olympic Games, I decided to hit the snow slopes, MY VERY FIRST TIME. I'm woeful at ice skating, I'm usually holding on to the side-rails for dear life, but I was completely hooked watching the half pipe snowboarding at the Sochi Games.

I was compelled to give snowboarding a try. I wasn't expecting any miracles but instead of the half-pipe life, it quickly turned into a hard knock life! my balance and posture was all over the place! It didn't take long for me to swiftly take off the snowboard and do what I do best. . . Surf the Web ! instead of Surf the Snow. I'm a avid spectator of most sports so catching up with live sports scores are a must! Liverpool FC were having another entertaining match at Anfield. I made it home just back in time to watch the fireworks of the Olympic Games closing ceremony.  

WorkBlog or PLAY, I pretty much never go without my portable office, consisting of

+ Nexus Tablet  ( Google Maps, Email, Websurf, Twitter, Phonecalls, Camera and Music etc apps )

+ Headphones 

+ Roku Player ( Streams pretty much anything on the big screen for entertainment purposes )

+ Laptop ( Photoshop , Illustrator and Blogging ) 

I'm known to take the tablet with me everywhere, even whilst I'm having a soak in the bath, I think there is a term for my condition, it is called (IAD) Internet addiction disorder, it makes commuting on trains and buses a less of a chore. I try avoid lugging my laptop around, but it's a must for my use of Photoshop and Illustrator. 

Circa Vintage Fur Coat

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MY SILHOUETTE WINTER DAYS of 1920 to 2011

Since Spring is nearing and Winter is nearly over, I thought I'll squeeze in what kept me most warm during the rush of autumn leaves that bled away. I divulge that I have a fondness for fur coats, I every so often receive a chuckle and a laugh from my family friends, owing to them witnessing me sporadically  wearing  three various winter fur coats, maybe it's because, they know I have a penchant for black and white films and pearl beads! 

Above all though, the coat can be quite practical and warm, albeit the downside is they're heavy and weighty, and I quickly become dispirited walking long distance. My favorite aspect of this coat is that It combines two of my loves- LEATHER + 1920'S/1930'S VINTAGE with the added icing of faux fur. I think all women from time to time want to feel indulgent and grandiose and I think I'm too guilty of this, thus why I slip on a fur coat, when winter seems disparaging. - It's My Winter Treat    

prompted to the unwise Robot Dance. 

I normally don't couple this black Valentino leather bag with the coat, but I needed to transport my work goods. 

Black Studded Wedge Shoes from Tokyo TSUKIJI Market Fur Circa Coat from a Vintage Market in London Black Leather Handbag from Valentino Italy. 

Tiny Tribute to Alexander McQueen

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It's still very sad, to think of Alexander McQueen's tragic demise, but I wanted to share with you all my white and gold Alexander McQueen coat I purchased back in 2004 during my uni days. This is still currently one of my favourite items in my wardrobe today. (Although I still need to wear it more often!) Slap on the wrist time It has this detailing in a gold piping and small eyelets with strings conjoining the top bodice and bottom bodice together, with a showing of scattering pieces of lace strings.

I thought I'll take a few snap shots of my muse Jou Jou Hyena wearing the coat, note it is probably more of a closer fit to myself, due to being slightly bigger than on my sister, and I thought I'll team the coat up with some new white wedges I requested from a friend of mine from Tokyo.

Hoops of Green White Tabaret

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JOU JOU HYENA

Puma Tricolour JACKET, Urban Outfitter SKIRT, Striped Miss Sixty Knee Socks, Nine West SHOES Broadway NY

My sibling, Jou Jou Hyena, has been on a long hiatus as well! So I felt it was, long overdue to pull a few snaps of my muse. A sporty chic style for summer and spring with the green and white hoops of colour, doubled with a pair of knee high socks and a pair of ankle heels. Sportswear that's destined for anywhere except the gym. Simple to dress this up or down as an outfit, for most occasions.