Wednesday, 29 May 2013

A whiter shade of pale

A friend gave me this hat to keep my head dry in the rain, it has become a new favourite. I pop it on most days with a variety of ensembles. Today I wore it with all white as a test to see how long I could last without getting a mark/bit of dirt or paint on me, not very long it turned out. I managed to get mud on my tights as soon as I stepped outside of my flat, whoopsy!
Despite this travesty I did I enjoy wearing all white, I realise I do monochromatic dressing a lot at the moment (usually all red or all blue). 

However, I can't live without colour so here is a picture of a painting I recently completed of Frida Khalo and Diego Rivera to brighten things up..

Right now I'm off to drink coffee and change into my dungarees so I can get messy!


Thursday, 16 May 2013

Bright sunlight

Just found these two rather amusing photographs of me here. They were taken a few weeks ago outside university. I was in a big rush and the sun was shining very brightly in my eyes hence the odd expression and furrowed brow! Anyway I decided to share them as I am a big fan of this matching kimono and skirt which my ma snapped up in a charity shop. The headpiece and necklace were made by my ma and the jelly shoes I was given,

Lally xx

Thursday, 9 May 2013

Self-Portrait in a Velvet Dress






After a week of delightful weather today it has rained all day! Never mind  I dressed up in delicious turquoises' and snapped some pictures of myself as Frida (note my eyebrows). My brother gave me Self-Portrait in a Velvet Dress: Frida's Wardrobe for christmas so I used photographs from it as inspiration and took my own self-portrait in a velvet dress; all be it one from a charity shop!
This picture is a particularly beautiful I think, Frida's hair is wonderful! All the clothes I am wearing are from charity shops. The necklace was purchased from an amazing lady at Portobello market last summer.  She told me she got it in Pakistan and its actually for a horse (!)

Anyway I recently handed in my thesis, jolly exciting! Tomorrow I am visiting Eltham Palace for the first time with a few friends from university as a celebration of our great endeavour. I hope you are all having a lovely week and making the most of this rainy weather (its great for doing all those dull tasks that are avoided on sunny days!)

Lally xx