November 30, 2010

Half Awake

I love all things little, in fact if anyone shoes me a miniature something I will go all gooey and come out with a variation of ‘awwwwwwwwwwwwwwww’! I got me weekly from the Served through today and spotted these lovelies. They make me go ‘awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww’ a lot!


          In my Half Awake series I construct scenes by combining household items, natural objects, and train figures under one inch in height. By pairing figures and context I create characters that are engaged with an unfolding narrative. I use dioramas to provide a voyeuristic peek into the vulnerability of each subject as they reflect upon their surroundings. Minimal yet familiar settings leave room to focus on emotions, grand or small, that often get lost in the minutiae of daily life.                                                               


Stop Motion

Wow I really can’t get sweet thing cake off my mind.  I really love this video, I could watch it over and over again, its a stop motion video about a cupcake. It sounds whimsical and silly but the message is actually pretty cool too.

Plus the animation is really good and its all in a world made of food!

‘Sweet Dreams’


I am a fat girl at heart

On the outside I might look pretty healthy, I’m not overweight, in fact my doctor told me to gain a few lbs. I might look like the girl who likes a bit of cucumber and wears skinny jeans. I scroll through the pages of and flick through a copy of Elle looking at size 0 models wearing pretty things.

But I'll tell you a secret…really I just want to spend my days in pyjamas baking cakes and eating anything and everything sugary, preferably all whilst sitting in my comfy bed avec un hot water bottle or two.

Luckily my habit of walking (slash running as i am ALWAYS late) to school and having to spend my time doing such things as homework prevents me from falling into a cycle of developing rolls like this…

image(Image courtesy of google images)

So, enough talk about obesity and cake, I wanted to tell all you lovely people about some fat girl porn I found today. It comes in the shape of a blog, written by a lovely lady called ‘Joy’dadisn’t she lovely? I cannot understand how she isn’t at least a size billion zillion as she writes about such yummy things!

What I like most about her blog is not just the delicious recipes, its that each post also tells you a little bit about the baker herself and about her life in Los Angeles.
I also love her amusing writing style and pretty pictures that accompany the recipe posts.

Here are a few I am excited to try,

1. Lavender Vanilla Sugar – I saw something similar being sold in Waitrose this month and thought it was really silly, just over priced sugar. But this lady makes me want it!

2. Toasted Marshmallow Milkshakes – I don’t think I need to say anything about this one, the name just sounds scrummy. IMG_0396

3. Homemade Rice Pudding – I am a huge fan of rice pudding (unlike most people I know which means more for me :D) but i’ve never liked homemade, but I think I’m going  to try it, I am in fact an adult now and have proper adult taste buds which I’m sure will take to some creamy vanilla rice pudding.

4. Chocolate Glazed Baked Doughnut Muffins – Every single word in that title sounds yum. I’ve wanted to make doughnuts for ages but don’t have a fryer so haven’t tried, but these are oven baked, look delicious and I’m sure will contribute to much less artery clogging than most doughnuts. IMG_1256

5. Chocolate Brownie Cookies – Big fan of brownies here, I do make some rather nice ones myself, but these take the biscuit! (apologies, that was poor) They do look pretty yummy though.

Here is her blog, “Joythe” have a butchers, I hope you like it as much as little (expect this not to last long) old me.

(Images courtesy of Joy’s blog)


November 27, 2010

How to Steal a Million

One of my all time favourites, starring the lovely Audrey Hepburn and gorgeous Peter O’Toole. Its a Rom-Com but  better its actually witty and romantic and in a 1960’s Paris. What more could you ask for?

I love the cupboard scenes, here are some screen shots

They’re so sweet in their little cupboard together.


I couldn’t talk about How to Steal a Million and not mention the moustache man, I adore him!


Some of my favourite pieces of Audrey as Nicole’s wardrobe.
1. A gorgeous yellow leather watchimage
2. The gorgeous white ensemble she wears hereimage
3. Her pretty pink nightie and tea towel – pinyimage
4. A lovely yellow/green outfit I love the matchey-matcheyness and white tights that feature in Audrey’s wardrobe in this film.

5. My favourite outfit of the film has to be this one, it’s just gorgeous, lots of beautiful lace and Audrey’s glittery eyes actually coordinate with her earrings!  imageimage
(I must get a pair of these)image
7.60’s Nautical image


I love this quote,

Simon Dermott: Yes, that's fine. That does it.

Nicole Bonnet
: Does what?

Simon Dermott: Well, for one thing, it gives
Givenchy a night off                                           

One of the things I love about this film is that there is a lot of kissing, that may sound odd but in many old romance films all you get is a peck on the cheek or a few loving smiles at the end when the main protagonists realise that they are in love. In How to Steal a Million there’s a fair few smooches…,imageimageimageimageThey make a lovely couple.

Simon Dermott: You know for someone who started lying recently, you're showing a real flare!

Nicole Bonnet
: Oh thank you!                     


November 24, 2010

Gilt Group

If you don’t already, I suggest you sign up to Gilt Group. They have awesome discounts on clothes, jewellery, home and all sorts.

£312  > £99

£300 > £69

£4,418 > £2,209
– OK its still £2000, but come on, that's half off!

£118 > £59

£199 > £120
- How cute is this! I want one of these, its so little but apparently does HD and carry’s a SD memory cards so very easy to use!

£200 > £80
- I don’t have a baby, nor am I expecting one, but these are adorable!! Like I had when I was weeny.

£10 > £5
I want this for my kitty but I’m not sure that Gilt ship to the UK, and if so that the delivery charge would cost more than the bowl itself!


November 23, 2010

Christmas Gifts

It's not yet December so on principal I should not be mentioning the word Christmas, however it does give me an excuse to compile a Christmas gift list, which is almost like shopping just without the purchases.

product image
1. Powder room companion. £3.95 from Zara Wood






2. Adorable owl mug, £6 from Topshop







Vintage Cone Shaped Buttons

3. Little vintage buttons, described as little umbrellas and straw hats but I think they’re pretty shells. Wear as a brooch. £9.75 Etsy



Sweet Brier GNOME- waldorf inspired toy

4. wee little wooden gnome, £5.84 from Etsy 





5. Moomin flask, £12 from Topshop








Owl Pal Gift Tags


6. And to put on your gifts some pretty sweet owl gift tags, £2.27 from Etsy





Any Human Heart

A brand new period drama, the life of Logan Mountstuart through from the 20s to 80s starring Matthew MacFayden, or in other words, heaven.
The story follows the doings of Logan through memories of an old man, Jim Broadbent, first through the eyes of the dashing (he reminds me beautiful hybrid of Benedict Cumberbatch and Nicholas Hoult) student reading English, Sam Claflin. Desperate to lose his virginity he sleeps with the woman who becomes his best friend’s wife, foreshadowing a life of secrecy and betrayal. Logan then falls desperately in love with ‘Land’ who does not reciprocate his feelings and leaves him when he asks her to marry him. Logan marries a rich girl who he does not love and then of course lives to regret it.

Here we see life as Logan Mountstuart through the gorgeous Matthew MacFayden. I do believe that Matthew MacFayden is secretly a time traveller from the 1920’s he is just perfect in this role, although perhaps not as good looking as Claflin he is three times as loveable, (although I expect I am quite biased by my obsession with Pride and Prejudice and my love for MacFayden’s Mr Darcy). MacFayden plays a man lost and tired by family life and the in laws and retreats to journalism to escape, where he meets the beautiful Freya, Hayley Atwell, and again falls deeply in love. Neglecting his wife, the pair become inseparable, ‘time away from Freya is time lost’ and inevitably Freya falls pregnant just before Logan leaves for a month in Spain and the first hour and a half episode finishes.

I was very impressed, though the technicalities of the story seem predictable, unhappy husband has an affair and his mistress becomes pregnant, its refreshingly different, flicking back to the old and elusive Logan  Mountstuart, alone and reliving the moments of time gone past. The casting is brilliant and each part portrayed wonderfully. The choice of three different actors, four if you count Logan as a blue eyed child, was a move well played, and highlights the different selves of Logan and reflectively every person that has every lived.

I will certainly be tuning in next week.

Watch Any Human Heart now on 4oD or 9pm Sundays on Channel 4.