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Wednesday, August 20, 2008


Oh this winter of our discontent, it's so cold cold and long. Going to be -3 tonight.
Friggin flu is wearing me out. Fight the power with flowers. Dotti's got this brooch/hair decoration and some lush floral frocks.

This gorgeous blog (Swedish?) was namechecked on Runway Reporter and is full of Spring-y delights. Including gypsophila in her hair and floral tights.

On the spring cleaning/decluttering/sprucing tip - loved the book Apartment Therapy and here's the website. Christchurch City Libraries has the book (of course). Thanks to Joyce for the heads up on this one (and for knowing I would like the girlie kitsch apartment with its lashings of salmon pink and dolly displays).

Somewhere in the comments field at Public address was a reference to Hark! A Vagrant. The cartoons are pretty dang cute.

And the Olympics will always be entertainment plus, so long as there's gymnastics. Usually I'm all about the floor but this time the pommel horse and beam have won me over. Respect.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Lily Wild

It's been a long time since a Petite Blythe had me tempted, but this girl called Lily Wild is just gorgeous and looks a bit like my little sister Sarah.

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Thursday, August 07, 2008

Weird and Sexy and Wall of Voodoo

Nerve has just come out with the top 50 sexiest music videos ever ever. Brings back some memories, but also the chance for some watching of ones I've never heard of.
On the list is Heart, Rihanna, Duran Duran and the oft imitated sifty loucheness of Fiona Apple's Criminal. Out of those on this list I'm plumping for Chris Isaak's Wicked Game ... sexy sexy song that takes it slow and smooth, deepsultrybreathy vocals, Chris and his marvellous pugilist's nose and profile just eating up the camera, luscious Helena Christensen with eyes gleaming, black and white Herbs Ritts photography, rolling round in the ocean. Hell yeah.

On a weirder video tip, remember this one from the 80s? Wall of Voodoo did the ace "Mexican Radio" too. This song is a freaked out version of The Beach Boys "Do it again" with a cameo appearance by Brian Wilson. It has a real mutant genius, and sound effects at the start sound a bit like the Tardis.

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Tuesday, August 05, 2008

OH! You prettyprettypretty things

Mr Mitten's big adventure
You know how much I like pretty pretty pretty - make sure you click through and pay them a visit. All the best info on makeups and good ole girly stuff.

Threadless has come up with THE most irresistible t-shirt I've seen in an age - kitten, lasers, horn rimmed glasses - Check.

Other pretty things on my mind:
David Tennant as Hamlet. I was all ready to proclaim Hottest.Hamlet.Ever and then I recalled long haired Ralph Fiennes ...

Music of the year - month by month
from The Times

Nigella has some serious competition - Russell Brand and the boys from the Mighty Boosh are amongst the fans of her hot cookies - it's Cookie Girl.

The secret to the perfect Bond theme. Now that's Amy Winehouse is out, it's Jack White and Alicia Keys.

If I was in Wellington, I'd be up for this Hogarth exhibition. I'm all about the 18th century y'all.

It's adios to the lovely John Simms in Life on Mars. A wonderful last episode and great use of the theme song. The fabulously sexist funny DCI Gene Hunt (Philip Glenister) and two of his coppers will be appearing in the follow-up show Ashes to Ashes. This time it's London 1981 and criminal profiler Alex Drake (Keeley Hawes) also ends up in a coma and working with the Hunt. Coolio. It'll be on Prime later this year. Mark E. Smith loves Gene Hunt, it's all through his autobiography Renegade.