30 May 2013

A trip to the zoo!

Anyone who knows me will know I prefer all animals to most people (nothing against people, I just love animals), so a day out at the zoo is my favourite favourite FAVOURITE way to spend a day.  Well, apart from on a safari in Kenya, but I'm being realistic.  In October time I went to Chester zoo, which was amazing, and since that day I've been waiting to go again - it should really be a monthly thing.  This time I went to Blackpool, and I saw lots of amazing creatures from all kinds of species!

It was just my mum and I who went and I took as many pictures as I could (my camera ran out of charge right when I got to the lions - damn it!).  We started the day off with these huuuge turtles, one was stuck in the turtle flap of their little house - they were that big - but it eventually got its big bum out and we all cheered!  Aw, it must have been a bit embarrassed... We then saw the seals which were amazing, I loved their pool thing which they live in, they all looked very happy!
The gorillas were funny to watch as they were being very lazy and lying down in weird positions, all except the baby one (born in November - aaaaah!) who was playing around on the rope climbing frame.  Blackpool also had farm animals which I don't think Chester did, it was more of a childrens' area but we went to look all the same!  We saw this adorable young donkey, such a bonny thing!
We then went to see reindeer (more baby animals!), zebras (really cool to see), ostrich, pelicans, wolves, and some weird ant-eater-thing-but-not-an-ant-eater (forgot the name...) which was very happily chilling in the sun.

One of the most enjoyable things which I saw was - surprisingly enough - a giant ant eater!  I thought it was so cute in a quirky kind of way, I now really want one as a pet... They had a peacock walking around the zoo, such an amazing bird to see in person, even without its tail spread, gorgeous colours!  We then went to this inside-rainforest thing which had lots of little monkies roaming about, two walked right next to me!  *slips one into pocket*

The camels were pretty fun to see as one was munching away - and most people know camels don't have the most attractive eating technique!  And last but no least the beautiful elephants - my favourite!  They were Asian elephants, hence the lack of tusks and the tiny ears (in comparison to African).

So there we have it, my day at the zoo!  I'll be going back this summer I'm sure, but I think a safari park is out next one!

8 May 2013

My best dressed from the Met Gala

So one of fashion's biggest red carpet events happened on Monday night, and me to a red carpet event is like a moth to a light (usually my light, but whatever).  Until this year I wasn't usually sure when events were happening until the day after when I saw the pictures, but since January I've been making sure I'm in the know which celebrity event is happening and when.  This has resulted in my staying up past one o' clock numerous times to live stream each one, or at least to continuously refreshing style.com's Twitter page, and that's exactly what I did for this year's Met Gala.  And boy, am I glad I did!
Here is a collection of my favourite looks from the night, in no particular order, please understand that I based my decisions upon the fact that the theme was 'PUNK'!  Had there been no theme I would have a lot more here, but I'm giving credit to those who really considered the theme when choosing a look.

Anja Rubik in Anthony Vaccarello - This is simple but still gives a nod to the theme.  The red colour, the leather material, the upturned collar, the hair... Gisele Bundchen wore a very similar dress in black, but Anja just about won it for me.

Anne Hathaway in vintage Valentino - Now this, I like.  The first thing I noticed about Anne when I was streaming was her bleach blonde hair (which I think really suits her, by the way), and then the boobs.  I've read a couple of times that she should stop 'trying to be sexy', but you know what?  No, she shouldn't!  Every woman deserves to feel sexy, and I wasn't sure how Anne would interpret the trend seeing as 'punk' is a far cry from what she usually wears, but I thought she did it amazingly.  Phuck da h8erz!

Cara Delevingne in Burberry - Daaaaaaaamn Cara!  The low cut neckline, the studs, the abundance of jewellery, the smoky make-up, and the hair!  Just everything is right, like spot on.  This is how to do modern day punk, ladies, take note.

Christina Ricci in Vivienne Westwood -  Tartan, fishnets and wearing Vivienne Westwood, that's punk enough, right?  I'm usually indifferent when it comes to Christina's red carpet fashion choices, but I think she pulled this look off perfectly.

Hilary Rhoda - Now, I really wasn't sure about including this one, and I left it literally until the last minute to decide to, meaning even now I'm now not sure if she should be in here at all... But hey, it's a more glamourous and feminine take on punk, I guess...?

Madonna in Givenchy by Riccardo Tisci - I'd be the first one to say that Madonna doesn't do too well when it comes to, er, getting dressed, and I'm pretty sure she's going through a mid-life crisis, however!  I thought her choice of outfit was bloody great considering the theme, which I know will be an unpopular opinion, but it's one night of these celebrities' lives, life's too short to put on a pretty dress for a punk night and justify it with black nail varnish, NO!
So to Madonna I say: You go Glen Coco!

Miley Cyrus in Marc Jacobs - I've seen a lot of people indirectly ask Miley 'what the hell was you thinking?!', however I knew she'd impress me in her choice of outfit seeing as her everyday outfits are usually pretty grungy.  She opted for a simple but very apt fishnet dress, which immediately took me back to the 90s.  And for the hairstyle haters: I'll say it again, the theme was PUNK.  Chill your beans!  She was clearly having a bit of fun, and good for her for doing it too!

Rooney Mara in Givenchy - Ok, ok, I'll admit Rooney probably shouldn't be in here, seeing as she's wearing white lace...  But the dress is so beautiful, especially with that dark lipstick, and I'm not gonna lie, I saw the fact that Rooney plays the very dark (which is almost punky, right?) Lisbeth Salander as a good enough reason to include her... Sorry!

Sarah Jessica Parker in Giles and a Philip Treacy fauxhawk - DAAAAAAAAMN SJP, I salute you.  I never imagined she'd look as amazing as she did.  Without a doubt, my favourite look of the night.  The print, the boots, AND THE BLOODY MOHAWK.  What a way to embrace the theme.  Bloody amazing.

So there are my favourites, is there any which you agree/disagree with?  Or someone you think I should have included?  Do let me know your thoughts on the outfits!  I think if I attended the Met Gala this year (totally possible) I would have chosen a long, simple black dress with a low cut neckline, and then chucked on a heavily studded leather jacket, crazy hair and lots of piercings, and OF COURSE my Converse.
I've got to say, I thought it was a shame no one wore the Balmain safety pin dress from his S/S 2011 collection, talk about missed opportunity!

6 May 2013

The last two weeks in pictures

1. Flicking through tattoo magazines, I like this one! | 2. Crazy pigeon lady, this will be me one day. | 3. Purple lips.

4. Sky at something past five in the morning. | 5. Progress. | 6. Drawing.

7. Finshed! | 8. My next victim. | 9. Can you tell what it is...?

10. Coolest shoez. | 11. Some more tattoodles. | 12. One of my brother's birthday presents from my mum.
13. Going out for my brother's birthday meal. | 14. Food! | 15. I like this one too.

16. Getting ready to go out in town. | 17. Details. | 18. To red lipstick or not to? (I did).
19. Party at the back. | 20. Yayyy! | 21. Just got back at two a.m, straight into the dressing gown!

22. Tea time! | 23. Night snack. | 24. New top.

25. On the bus home. | 26. Doing what I do best bitchez. | 27. Another new top.

28. Waiting for my bus. | 29. Reading time. | 30. Waking up to a sunny day.
31. Sunset. | 32. Hottt! | 33. Blue sky.

34. Out for a late lunch with mum. | 35. Mum's parking skills. | 36. Got mum to take this for me as I was in my jimjams...

37. Sweet cover. | 38. Dress and boots. | 39. Book.

40. And all of the next pictures are from the Liverpool Tattoo Convention...