Saturday was rewind so my nails needed some serious eighties neon. Pink and yellow selected fairly quickly now what design to go for? I was inspired by those awesome eighties cartoon superheroes who had bright lightening bolts flying around.
My tip for these is to paint the design in white first then add the yellow on top. This is much easier than trying to outline the yellow after. It also makes the yellow pop without the need for multiple coats.
Even these didn’t bring out the sunshine though, we got kinda soaked at the festival.
Lightening Bolt – Jake Bugg
When your aiming for Seventies LA but you live in Glasgow so it rains, yip that is my life. To be honest though this weather is really getting me down. It’s almost like the summer is meant to refresh you and spur you on for the rest of the year, without the sunshine I’ve been left feeling kinda flat.
Nothing for it but to turn to some old favourites in an attempt to cheer me up, stripes and brights. Even sunshine yellow isn’t bringing out the sun though. Nothing for it but to dream of holidays, although I’m not sure if that’s counter productive.
Sweater – Zara
Palazzo Pants – Zara
Lace Vest – Mango
Hat – H&M
Bag – Primark
Necklace – Wild Inanda
Stornoway are an indie folk band from, no not Scotland but Oxford. These guys have been floating around for a couple years wth appearances on Later with Jules and BBC Sound of 2010 long list. The guys are in the middle of a UK folk festival tour, I can think of worse ways to spend a summer.
This track is from their new album, Bonxie. The album was available to pre-order via a crowd funding programme last year. As an aside – I love crowd funding! It was released earlier this year, just added to my iTunes music I’m late to the party this time.
There’s a definite outdoor/bird theme to their tracks, probably something to do with lead singer Brian Briggs having a PhD in ornithology. This track is their new release but it’s by no means the best on the album, Im leaning towards Between the Saltmarsh and the Sea presently but expect that to change with a few more listens. I can’t resist the building chorus here though.
Apologies for my abscence this week, I’m not entirely sure were the week went. Funny how a couple of busy days makes you loose track of everything. This whole year in fact is rapidly disappearing, seriously how did we get to the end of July.
I’ve completed only 2 of my 35 at 35 list. I really should be completing 7 a year to keep on track, so I need to get a wriggle on. I’m working on No. 35 just now. Rather than complete another short term challenge I’m trying a few changes I can incorporate into my daily routine. A few squats, the plank and eating clean. Time will tell if it works.
After three weeks I can notice a small difference, particularly when trying on the entire store in the Zara sale. I didn’t buy everything but couldn’t resist this denim vest. Teamed with coloured jeans, this how to do double denim.
Top – Zara
Jeans – Primark
Flats – Free Fish
Cross Body Bag – Primark
Iris Gold now based in London was born in the UK but raised in Freetown Christiana commune in Copenhagen. With childhood influences of 60’s hippy sounds, 70’s psychedelia and hand me down hip- hop LP’s her sound was destined to be ecletic cool.
And cool it is. It’s a perfect laid back summer tune. It conjures pictures of teenagers hanging out on sunny city streets, like something from a early 90’s hip hop video. The sound though is fresh and modern but with just enough of a retro vibe. That little whistle through the chorus is so cool its now been added to my favourites, the hand clap or finger click.
Having already supported Blur, Robbie Williams and Ms Swifty herself this summer, this year looks set to be big for Ms Gold.
It’s all about the hood. Yes, I finally have my very own Chouchou hood. A special one off customised one at that. The lovely Silvia created my very own Fifi hood with this amazing monochrome and green fur. Given the crappy weather in Glasgow I’ve hardly had this hood off.
You can wear this style a million ways, though I tend to opt for the belted look. Needless to say my gilet has been resigned to the back of the wardrobe now.
With the new Autumn/winter collection online now, I’ve already got my eyes on another hood. Silk organza wrap hood anyone?
Where the Hood At – DMX
On Thursday night me and my sis trotted along to Oran Mor on a rainy summer Glasgow evening to see Ms Omielan. Yip Glasgow where you can wear a crop top but need an umbrella. If you’ve not heard of Luisa Omielan she’s a kick ass female comic I discovered via my sis and on You Tube. When your first tour is called, What Would Beyoncé Do, you’re going to get my attention.
Her current tour is Am I Right Ladies, and yes she is. Purely and simply this lady talks sense. With some brutally honest life stories, I accept there may be element of artistic licence, you can seriously relate to Luisa Omielan. You may not have experienced everything but I’ll bet my bottom dollar if you haven’t one of your besties has. When I wasn’t shoulder shuffling to the awesome show soundtrack I was nodding along, agreeing with every word. Oh and did I mention she was damn hilarious too?
In what is still a male dominated world it’s a breath of fresh air to find someone like Luisa Omielan. Who couldn’t love someone that urges you quite simply to love yourself, and makes you laugh out loud while doing it. In true girl power mode she’s not even waiting for someone to sign her up and make her famous, she’s crowding funding to raise funds to film this tour.
And let’s not forget the most important bit, the end of the night selfie! Love her!