I should get a reward or something for not being able to do stuff on time or be late in doing anything in general. I swear to god. Anyway... I am here with a different hairstyle that I've been wearing for the past month or over a month, maybe? I lost count to be honest, but it's been a while, regardless I have tone of outfit photos featuring this hair style which I haven't shared with you yet as I've wanted to introduce this hair style first. I don't know, I'm weird ^_^ I remember the last time I had bangs and short hair was when I was about 16 years old, and this hair style just brings me back. Do ever feel quite nostalgic when wearing similar hairstyle to the one you've worn ages ago? Getting my bangs back made me feel like more like "me" if that makes sense at all. Ever since getting my bangs back I feel like I'm back to my old self, you know my 15 year old self, style wise anyway!
Hope you enjoyed this short post and the images and let me know if you have hair style or make up look that just brings you back xxx
Black out, silence and anticipation. These three things can describe the 5 seconds wait for the "Blair Witch" movie to start. I went to see the movie with my best friend, Maggie, being both fans for horror, well I'm slightly bigger fan of horror, nevertheless we both had our expectations for the movie. I personally didn't see the trailer before I've seen the movie, I wanted to be completely surprised by the story, the movie directed by Adam Wingard had not relation to the follow up movie to second Blair Witch movie "Book of Shadows" made in 2000. Being a horror fan the moment I've see the posters for "Blair Witch" stuck in one of double decker bussed being driven around London I knew I had to see it. Preferably in the cinema for the entire experience. I have only seen 2 other horror movies in the cinema in my time and both of them were a bust so you can guess that my expectations were rather low. Especially when buying the ticket I've found that the movie's age restriction was 15. And that moment my exceptions went even lower. I personally prefer when horror movies are meant for ages 18+ it adds to the scare factor and emotional scares that brings to them afterwards (such as "The Ring.")
Lot's of jump scares
Are you surprised? I wasn't at all. Let's face it the first movie "Blair Witch Project" made in 1999 is a cult following movie and trend setting one for that matter and f0r a good reason. Than again remember that movie was made in the late 90's so the filming and production was made using entirely different resources than the modern horror films. No cgi effects, no fancy photoshop editing and that was the beauty of it all.You could really relate to the scare and the feeling that the movie gives you afterwards. One of the main reasons why psychological horror is one of my favourite horror genre out there. It really scares you. (I'm just kidding)
However compering to the first one this episode didn't do this to me, than again over the years I became so not sensitive that barely anything get's me anymore. It's great! The movie starts with James Donahue finding a video on a web of his sister that disappeared 20 years ago located near Burkittsville while trying to find out more about the legend of the Blair Witch. Being convinced she's still alive, James is determined to find her in the woods were he heads with 3 of his friends, Peter Jones, Ashley Bennett and his film student friend Lisa Arlington who wanted to film the whole search for her documentary. James and his friends find a couple of locals Talia and Lane who found the film footage in the woods and uploaded it online. They agree to help the group of young adults find the place where they found it under one condition. The will come with them. Growing up on the legend of Blair Witch they are determined to find out more about the legend and whatever has happened to Heathers film crew 20 years ago. James, Peter and Ashley agree for the couple to join them as that was the only way to find safely the place where the video tape was found. Or was it? They head to Black Hills Forest, with Lisa filming everything on her camera. During their first night spent there things already start to get weird. Once the night falls they start hearing strange noises in the woods and end up oversleeping until afternoon. When the awake, they find pals of stones outside of their tents, with strange figures made from wood and rope surrounding their tents. Lane and Talia didn't even cringe at the strange occurrence that rest of the group found abnormal and rather creepy. Later finding out that the couple has made the figures to scare the rest of the group, they are banished from the search for James's sister despite their arguments that they are the only ones that can help them.
After walking for several hours the group of four end up the original campsite, which could mean only one thing, their GPS was acting up. Lisa is trying to find their location using her drone but it ends up acting up and crashing into the trees. On top of that Ashley who got a foot wound earlier in the movie got sick from the infection. The group decided to camp again to give her a rest and figure out their next move. Peter goes out to the woods to gather the firewood, ignoring the fact it's already dark, the takes the walkie talkie and flashlight, in the middle of getting the firewood he gets chased by the unknown spirit which has caused the nearby tree to fall and deeply wound him. James heard the screams and cries of Peter and rushes to help him. But it was to late. Peter and his body was gone.
During the night both James and Lisa hear more and more sounds coming from the woods and around them. Than suddenly out of the woods Lane and Talia emerge, claiming they've been walking around the forest for the past 5 days without any luck to find the parking lot where they left their car. The weirder thing is the fact for the past 5 days were has not been any sunrise whatsoever. In the terror, paranoid Lane runs off to the woods leaving Talia behind. After another unsettled night James and Lisa are waking up still in the darkness of the nighttime with even more wood stick figures surrounding the tents. Ashley is in terror when she learns about Peters disappearance and accuses Talia of creating the stick figures and breaks them in half, that's when out of no where Talia's body is ripped apart in horror. After that somehow by the unknown cause the group gets separated . Ashley finds the drone and is fixated to get it ignoring the wound in her leg, seconds from reaching the drone a paranormal force pulls her from the drone to her death.
With only James and Lisa being still alive they find the Rustin Parr's cabin. James sees his sister upstairs of the house rushing to enter. The moment the walked inside a destroyed house that looks like it will fall apart within minutes he ignores the danger of being crushed from the inside of the house the rushes upstairs with the feeling that something is after him and barricades himself in one of the rooms. Scared for her life Lisa seeing a humanoid like creature she rushes inside the house finding Lane who looked rather aged claiming he is under the control of the witch and traps her in the underground tunnel. She finds a way out and is crawling to the end of the tunnel with Lane waiting for her, in the act of self-defence she fatally stabs him. Having the feeling of being chased by the unknown force Lisa is running upstairs seeing a glimpse of reflection that James has noticed in the video from 20 years ago. She finds James in the attic where they both see light shining thought the cracks and the windows fading shortly after. Trying to barricades themselves in the room without any luck, James advices Lisa to face the corner of the room and is apologising to her for all that has happened to them and that something enters the room. James being convinced that he hears Heather's voice he turns around and get's killed by that it seems being the Blair Witch. Lisa still facing the corner of the room uses Lane's camcorder to see whats behind her and is trying to walk backwards, than all of the sudden she hears James' apology and turns around. Getting attached and killed she drops the camera and it faces into darkness.
The story doesn't finish there
And while watching the "Blair Witch" there was something about getting lost in the woods, with not relation to time and day of the week. That concept is rather scary just imagine you are in the woods in the middle of the night and suddenly you hear noises especially since you know that the forest could be haunted by the spirits of Blair Witch. I'm not going to lie when thinking about it gives me shivers. The thing is, the scare factor to it is easy. It's the fear of the unknown not necessarily fear of a sprit or a witch. You don't know who it is, you don't know what it is. You don't know what could happen. Lot's of horror movies rely on these type of scares or simply jump scares for that matter. I'm not going to lie, there were few jump scares in that movie that made me jump, but my issue with jump scares is the fact that usually there isn't much follow up to them. What annoyed me as well was the fact the the movie didn't have an actual ending, well I guess it leaves room for another Blair Witch movie, than again do we need another one? I personally prefer the first movie, it's a classic. Than again those documentary style movies really have something real in them, you feel like you are in the actual situation where the actors are in. I liked the movie for the entrainment purposes, it's a good Halloween movie for those who are just getting into horror. If you are just like me and became bit not sensitive to the scare factor you will be bit disappointed as the movie wasn't that scary. Than again I'm a weirdo.
I aware that most of you are back to school now or are looking to back, not necessarily looking forward to go back. Than again going back to school makes a perfect excuse to make a haul! And that's what I have for you today, I will also be doing a separate blog post about all the items I got but please bare with me for that one and enjoy this kind of long clip of me blabbering about the stuff I got and please of course let me know what else you would like to see from me.
It is so bizarre on how September is already here. The streets, the busses and the tube are crowded with high school kids and college students. An today on my way to work, on the tube it hit me. When looking at all those 15 year olds, or 16 or whatever age you think of I did feel a bit nostalgic. Most of them have their plans and dreams for the future and ideas on how it would turn out. And I was like that as well. I feel like we all were like that at some point, or if you belong to the group mentioned above you strive to make those dreams come true and you think of your future and career choices a bit with head in the clouds, thought pink shades, seeing everything in rather positive light. And I get that. I do. Heck, I would give pretty big money to get that back. That bit naive outlook on life. Looking at my younger sister and in a way seeing my younger self in her. That hope for the future with bit of expectations and mix of fright. When you're in school you are contently told that you have to go to university, or you have to have a good career and make good money, that success is actually the only opinion. Since very young age kids are pressured to be the best, and not even be the best selves but the best in everything, which is impossible. And that comes from a high achiever! When I was a teen (I sounds so old now omg) I was thought to work at the job that I enjoy and feel passionate about. Now that I'm an adult I am being told to work at the job that pays well. And I totally understand that way of thinking, at the end of the day we all need roof under heads, coffee in our mugs and fast internet connection, but these are my priorities (I wish I was kidding) But whatever happened to passion? What happened to achieving dreams? Whatever happened to fighting what we believe in? I am insanely glad I have this platform to speak my mind up, to share my thoughts, get feedback from you guys and in some ways feel like I am part of greater than myself. Because there's something massive in being able to share your thoughts to the world, even if sometimes you feel like they don't listen, in fact they do. But it's only the matter of whenever the world will decided to respond. That's why I've decided to take a step back. Not from blogging or writing. From the industry. Last year I told myself that I will produce more and better content for you, and in one way I feel like that has happened, I do feel like my content quality has improved but that quantity, not really. This year I have blogged much less than I've wanted to. Mostly because the stress of working full time and being able to support myself has taken over me. But no more. I've decided to take a breather, step back a bit from industry, create more and get my life sorted out a little bit. That's why, dear college kids, don't be so quick in wanting to grow up. I mean there's a part of it that's great but apart from that it's just stressful. But enjoying in what you're doing is one of most important things in life in my opinion. Even if you're day time job might a total nightmare, do something outside those hours that helps you get up in the morning. I can say with hand on my heart that this past year if it weren't for this blog, there have been days that I wouldn't even get up in the morning, as there wouldn't be a point to it. Even if it's just taking images or planning outfits or doing a product shoot for Meade this is what I wake up for, this is what I live for. And even thou I've been told to maybe try something different, something in me just doesn't want to give up, and I am here to tell you not to give up as well. Even if that mean's waking up at 6am to take blog pictures (I've totally done that!) not for these images thou, just in general. And as much as I've just given you this whole "school" talk this outfit situation is definitely not for school, unless you're going to an art college/uni because in there, they don't give a single crap about how you dress! And my most recent dress situations, also look here, have been more on the "risky" side if I can call it that, but you know what? I don't care, I'm a strong believer not only doing what you love but also wearing what you love, and I've always loved heels, lingerie worn over everyday clothes, and leather chokers. And I feel like this year, well past two years have been years when I've fully embraced that. The bralet that I got from H&M is literally just fabric but mixed with this backless dress it just adds such a unique and delicate touch to it where the choker I feel like gives it bit of an edge. And at the moment I love mixing settle pieces with more edgy fashion. But can I call this outfit settle?
Here we go again. Another blog post with images that takes you back to the past. I don't understand why the hell when at the time I was blogging these images, still after 3 years weren't published. Than again I have enough of images and content from the past that I could blog every single day, for a week or two. So why haven't I posted these sooner. I don't know. I really don't know. To be honest, most likely I've forgotten, over the past 6 years or so I've been posing, styling and taking pictures all the time. I'm not even exaggerating when I'm telling you that at one point me and my friend, Klaudia would do a photo shoot every weekend, just for the sake of it, or to have something to post on facebook, and later unto this blog. I guess, from those days my love for sharing content (and that content need for social approval let's be real) really grew. And I love how
These images were shot by my best friend Weronika when she came to visit me back in summer of 2013, more posts from that summerhere and here. That summer was definitely one of my favourite experiences till this day. There's something unforgivable about exploring a city you love with one of your closest friends,and the fact that we've known each other our whole life made it even better. I find it quite bizarre but in the best way possible how friendships can survive despite distance and time. I'll tell you what these are the friendships you really hold unto. Weronika in fact has taken these images for me, I remember we just took some images for the sake of it, you know goofing around, but because at the time we were both active freelance models, she still models here and there, I personally quit 2 years ago. But yeah, being children of online we spent so much time taking photos for the sake of it and for facebook.
However, these particular images were taken for this blog, so I would have an outfit to post. Which I'm doing now. The fact that I'm posting this after 3 years and my fashion sense hasn't changed as much as I would have thought. I mean, I would totally wear the same outfit today! Well, if I were to make few changes I would change the quality of the clothing if I have to be honest. I remember the t-shirt got literally ruined after 5 washes! Than again, I bought it off a market so I kind of knew the quality wouldn't be that great anyway. Over the years I've definitely learned that quality is much more important than quality. But as styling of this outfit... well as I said, I would totally wear it again, black jeans? C'mon, I have million pairs of those, band t-shirts? The only shirts I wear (in this outfit it was a Sex Pistols t-shirt) Leather jacket? Do I even have to say anything? If you've been looking at this blog for a while you'd know how much I love my leather jackets! So this outfit is 100% of my style, even thou I've worn it 3 years ago. So does style sense really change? I wouldn't say it changes. I would say it more grows. At least for me.
Please let me know in the comments how you're style changed over the years?
Or how it hasn't changed. Are there any staples in your wardrobe you'd still wear that you've worn ages ago? Please let me know!
This outfit meant to be part of my Festival Lookbookbut than I've decided against it as let's face it, as much as I love my heelless heel, they aren't appropriate for a festival, unless you want to hurt yourself than be my guest. I'm totally kidding by the way. Funny story. When I was shooting these images a guy stopped me and asked whenever I was shooting an album cover because "I looked so rock 'n' roll" I'm not going to lie, it kind of made my day. For the most part my style and fashion sense comes from music, art, fashion movements, such as punk or musicians in general inspire me when it comes to my style. So when someone tells me I look rock 'n' roll, it is one of the greatest compliments I can receive. Tell me that I look rock 'n' roll makes me feel a bit bad ass to be honest haha, it's weird I know. Another thing that inspired when it comes to this outfit, it's maybe touch controversial but I want to be real with you guys. Also the whole stripper culture. And I'm not talking about the actual industry more about the outfits, and the art of burlesque which also plays part in it (pun intended) I've always been drawn to the more controversial side of fashion or life in general. Playing by the rules is just so boring. I'm literally in the market for a pair of stripper heels just for the sake of owning them!
If it weren't up to me, lingerie would be appropriate to wear as an everyday piece, because why the hell not?! Give me a black pair of heeled boots, leather jacket and skin tight corset dress and I'm ready. I love the whole aesthetic, and always loved it. When picking up my outfits at times I wasn't afraid to show it. On Wednesday, Josh and I went to see "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" on the roof top of Queen of Hoxton, it was one of the coolest cinema experiences thous far, with glass of wine and sweet potato fries singing along to the classic, my favourite song is defiantly "Sweet Transvestite" if you were wondering. The fact that this movie was made in the 70s is mind blowing, due to the "controversial" aspects of it as men wearing make up, or "provocative" clothing or the fact that the creators of the movie didn't give to craps to about traditional gender portraits. One of the reasons why "Rocky Horror Picture Show" is one of my favourites, it was different for it's time. And it's still different even now. But that's the beauty of it. Like I said, playing by the rules is just so freaking boring!
That's why when it came to fashion I've always loved playing with it, experimenting and at times as much as I would preach them, break the fashion rules, as we know that rules are made to be broken, especially if it's something as subjective as art or fashion. There shouldn't be any rules to begin with. However, for this outfit, ironically enough I was thinking of fashion rules when I put it together in my mind everything made sense, simple silhouette of the outfit, statement heels, a choker, my most recent obsession, and red flannel to go with my red lipstick. And done. To be honest for the hot weather that was happening at the time this outfit was perfect, and after looking at the images after like a month later I would totally re-wear it.