graphic posts

Pipe-dreamin’: The Ideal Post-Graduation Apartment.

December 16, 2013

I’m now officially one-fat-third through my final university year and holy mother of maracas, it is absolutely terrifying. The prospect of being my own little entity, free from the cushy constraints of university life and academia, is as horrendously fear-inducing as it is exciting. However, softening the blow is the thought of escaping Lancaster to further, more hip’n’happening planes *cough* London *cough* and fabricating my dream flat (this is the biggest bullshit post ever written, I’m more likely to be living in my mother’s wheelie bin with my mangy persian cat, writing freelance pieces about erectile dysfunction). Anyyyyway, if the gods of goodwill somehow decide that I finally need my big break and I get a fancy PR/journalist internship in Central London, here are some of the drool-inducing pieces I definitely wouldn’t mind adorning my apartment: (this would be so motivating, were it not so easy to while away literal hours)

  • Urban Outfitters – Phlora Double Duvet Set – £50

I’m a big fan of florals but not the uber feminine look that often comes with them – so this graphic print with bright, anti-pastel accents is a must-have. Only problem I foresee would be my inability to drink a cup of tea in bed without throwing it all over the duvet cover – bright white with tea stains. Sacrilege. This would pair beautifully with a set of jewel violet black-out curtains.

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WISHLIST: May.

May 17, 2013

Haven’t done one of these in a damn good while – September 2012 to be exact, oops. Anyway, I’m on a worrying buying spree lately and have been eyeing things up to buy and write about on here, so here’s a quick run down of the items I’m hoping to snap up this month:

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Shoe of the Week – Underground Creepers.

January 10, 2012

A few months ago, I was trawling the Urban Outfitters website when I came across the most peculiar pair of shoes – Underground’s Creepers. Now, I’m not talking as peculiar as Kobi Levy’s creations, but they are still pretty ‘out there’. Creepers are an amalgamation between huge gothic skate shoes (bit of a paradox, but it does make sense) and the Spice Girls’ platform trainers of the nineties. Arguably, these aren’t the coolest inspirations behind a shoe design, but the cross chain-swathed Tumblr crowd and Hipsters worldwide are swarming to them like Lennon-bespectacled, leather short-donning flies. If you’re listening to the likes of WU LYF and currently sat with bleach destroying the ends of your slightly backcombed hair, chances are – you probably own a pair of these shoes. Add piercings to that equation and you probably fashion a pair as your slippers.

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Ebony. 25. Manchester.
Marketing Manager who likes to mouth off on here about stuff she cares about. Expect mental health, Borderline Personality Disorder, and reviews - from restaurants, to books, to fashion. Talks to cats more than people, but seemingly has a lot to say.
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