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Birmingham Riots – No Cause Just Greed !

Im actually in shock at how bad the situation has got London on its forth night of riots and Birmingham onto its second ….. when will it stop ? will i be able to get home thursday night when i finish work at 8pm? will my shop be open or will it get looted and ill have no work ….?

I will not comment on the london controversy over the shooting of Mark Duggan as i don’t know facts , and obviously his family have a right to grieve for their loss and  as be angry at the police for his death but shouldn’t be used as an excuse for people to cause so much destruction and violence and neither should other cities jump on the band wagon as they’ve seen people “get away with”  it in london.

These kids out there havnt a clue and even more so its become a blame game on racism , job opputunieties and these kids believing they have no prospects and as i agree with some of these promlems this is not the reason these kids are rioting lets face it its the school holidays there bored, cant be bother to get a job or there parents cant be bothered to work and they think they can get something for nothing!

What i dont understand is why the videos ive seen the police look lost they havnt a clue how to deal with the situation and the rioters feed off this and grow in numbers atttacking smaller towns, family buisnesses and peoples homes.

To me they look like headless chickens running round there seems to be no order ???

The news say the parents should keep them indoors but the kids will stay out all day and not go home or there parents probably approve when there son or daughter comes home with a new tracksuit or phone for them ?

And its obvious the police will never catch them all there is simply too many , stores will have to close and lose money which effects us decent working people and everyones taxes will go up ? i dont understand why birmingham police was so little prepared with just batons and riot shields ? where was the rubber bullets , water canon …. police dogs ?

So what is the answer, how do we make these little boys and girls  see that its not rooming the streets causing violence, looting and vandalism that make you look good or  tough its doing the right thing getting an education , a job learning to drive being able to buy things you want with your own hard earned money , making your parents proud or proving to them you can do better !

The government need to set an example tougher punishment for the selfish and greedy and help those more in deprived areas ! and if these kids really want to stand for something take it to parliament not destroy your own communities !

I believe in a cause if its needed and yes our government need to change but they will only make things harder for us if we fuck up an already failing economy !

A song that i love somes it up

All images : http://birminghamriots2011.tumblr.com/

Long overdue

Wow Havnt posted since May thats disgusting…. i do have a very good excuse though in may i had my final projects to hand in and not blogging paid off as i got a 2.1 for my second year ! And i will be posting all my work and some new ideas and artists ive found before i return for my third and final year in october ! Im aiming for a first so the pressure is on !
What else have i been doing the summer then apart from shopping…well i moved house, dyed my hair , turned 21, went to global gathering festival, and now im trapped in birmingham with these crazy riots so heres A quick update and some pictures before i move on to a major rant over these dam riots !

Dyed my hair lighter

Moving out of the overpriced but lovely student apartment

Me and my lovely twin sister at our 21st birthday and yes i finally got and fit into a maxi dress ….!

Global with the my friend sasha

This summer is definitely been better than the last two !!!

More pics up soon x

Spring / summer …..

Vintage vest cow Birmingham,   leopard print earrings topshop. Casio watch Ebay

Oh how the winter days are slowly fading away and i am one that cannot wait for the day to leave my house with out a jacket !! Heres a few of my high street and internet favourites that Ive been window shopping in .

Asos has some great spring/summer clothes and they always style the models well and student discount at 20% is even better.

Nasty Gal i adore this shop yet the shipping cripples me some great looks to get some inspiration from though.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Urban Outfitters a few summer pieces mainly casual that you can team with shorts instore is better that the website.

Aldo …. the shop that allways has a size 3 left  ! and i can see these shoes lasting me all summer and maybe in my wardrobe by the end of the week !

And last but never least Topshop  florals, silk and fringed im loving it all ! My empty purse is the reason Ive been avoiding the store in my town the last couple of weeks as the window shopping becomes depressing when you see beautiful bikinis and tiny dresses  hitting the shelves and im still wearing a cardigan and a leather jacket to go out the house  !

But ill bide my time till the student money rolls in and i can treat my self and hopefully the sun will keep on shining and warming up!

: D   xx

Gypsy Birthday

Ive let my hair down recently for my friends birthday themed on the brilliant Channel 4 documentry Big fat Gypsy wedding …. with my friend Emmas 23rd Big fat gypsy birthday .

First a meal at zizis with the lovely home made barbie (with big gypsy dress) Birthday cake made by Remini.

 

Me and the birthday girl Emma

Remini and me with our gypsy belts which you could hear ringing down the street,

Curling wands , glitter and the coin belts and bright dresses was the only thing gypsy really apart from abit of podium dancing .

The dress is from Zara. I love it

The night was great and the cake was definitely as sweet as it looks !

xx

Happy Valentines day

(Photo from my current work )

Valentines day is one of my favourite holidays and this year was even better than last . We celebrated yesturday as my boyfriend had work today and apart from the late taxi and awful rain it was a lovely evening.

We went to The Italian restaurant  Strada in Birmingham by the ICC  we allways walk past it on the way to my boyfriends house and for once i didnt have pasta …( Very rare for me ) i was adventurous and had chicken . : )

The food and service was really good but due to us running late we couldnt squeeze in desert which was a shame but we had seats booked at the Electric cinema to watch the strange yet beautiful Never let me go .( which i will mention in a different post )

I hand made my gift for my boyfriend this year which was two cusions with our intials on S and K .

All hand stiched and you can tell as Im not the best at sewing, but hey it was made with love …. theres ” i love u ” stitched on the K cusion on the back .

I recieved some beautiful flowers and L’ Artisan chocolates which are some of the best chocolates ive ever tasted !

Another great valentines day , i even got sent some love hearts sweets from O2 in the post saying happy valentines …..

Im hoping next year to be in our own home ( with those cushions sitting on the couch ! ) and my boyfriend to give me a little pug puppy with a red ribbon round his neck !

Yes im dropping hints for next year allready ! ha

Happy Valentines

x

New year … New hair

It was time for a change and as my hairs growing but not as  fast as i would like it too.. so with some help from my lovely hair dressers who provided me with some highlights and a new fringe and my  amazing friend remini who is the best at hair extensions … made me look like a modern day rapunzel !

And i love it , ive been every colour under the sun and thought about going red like i did last year with the big craze so far with Rihanna and Cheryl Cole but 3 of my beautiful friends are now rocking it !

So needed something different !

My new dreamer camera Urban outfitters .Paris studs … my  lovely present from a friend and my red bandanna from a vintage store that i got  for a £1 !

Cant wait to get my crimpers and rollers in it ive also got a wand which all of my friends can use but me ??…when i attempted i burnt my neck !! so future note don’t put on full temperature and watch tv at the same time !

xx

A late merry christmas a Happy new year !

Im writing in pain ( exstream back ache )and disgust on why it took me so long to blog mainly as time went to quick both christmas and new year is a blur it feels like i got a weekend off work and thats it…

All though i did get most of my christmas presents apart from the Jeffery Campbell boots or the dior compact ….. sold out  story of my life  so far this year…

My christmas day was presents with the kids, lots of food and monopoly , and boxing day i spent the evening visiting the rest of my family in birmingham and going to the lovely italian  restaurant Piccolinos with the other half  and the place is now my favourite restaurant !!! and then spent the eveining opening my loveley presents !!


My little brother and below me with my lovely Marc Jacobs necklace..

I night out with people from work followed by my sisters birthday which was the 2nd of january … my photos from new years are on my dads laptop but that was another family affair …

My little sisters 3rd birthday which included dance off on the wii  ! loved it !

My bag from camden market when i went to london which i now wear everywere !

And a new fur hat ! as my last one was stolen …. dam it !

But yes its a New year and my resolutions are as followed ….

1. Cancel the gym membership ! Cheaper to do it at home

2.Clean out my wardrobe and sell my old beauties

3.Sort out my work …and set up my website !

4.Plan at least 2 holidays

5.Save …Save….Save

Lets 2011 be a good year !!!

xx