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Ay Stranger…..

Wow i havnt posted since August 2011 asif my 2nd trip to paris , starting uni again , christmas , and the new year 2012 never happend well it did and heres a few images to show the good times …..

Finally got my tattoo…… ill put up a better pic soon

the night i broke my wrist….

 

As you can see i spent the majority of last year spending time with the family or going out partying …. don’t worry i got some new photography works to put up and obviously alot more to talk about  !

x

 

I love you magazine !!

If you know me that you know im not a book reading kinda girl i get bored easily but throw me a European fashion magazine with a quirky name and im all over it …they become precious books to me and id rather spend hours scanning the images in or photocopying them  then cut them up for my sketchbook ! Sometimes if im feeling nice i let my friends look at them for inspiration too but since ive moved home for the summer my precious collection has been put in the garage … : (

So when  i was Paris i couldn’t help but walk into a little magazine shop and a magazine called i love you made my eyes light up ,

It is filled with fashion photography, quotes and some amazing still life photography and with the name fitting in with my romantic trip to Paris i was sold …i have issue no 4 but ive researched the magazine and i love what ive found…

The full cover superwomen issue

I though the lipstick kisses where tights but its body art !!!!

Alot of the images are spread over a double page … i love it !

I love you is the printed blog of  Christiane Bördner’s based in berlin the magazine is inspired by her blog and is solely for women … It´s a womens point of view on women.

Ive read over the website and love the interviews with Christiane Bördner and love some of the comments made….

“No, honestly, there is nothing more beautiful for me than photography on paper, in a book, on the wall. My heart beats for magazines, photography, and I love paper…”  ( new york times interview.)

“Deep in my heart I am a feminist but I don’t see a reason why I need to express this in flat shoes and compete with men, when there are the greatest highest heels out there and we all look so hot in them…” (themostcake.co.uk)

And she’s a fan of Mad Men even more reason to love her and this amazing blog !!

“The first time I saw Mad Men the TV Show I was so inspired by Joan as a woman; she is so much woman. I love her character, her body, the way she is dressed… we will do a whole issue about her as homage, coming out in November. She once said to her colleague Peggy: “If you want to be taken seriously, stop dressing like a little girl” – this could be a subtitle of the magazine. ” ( Themostcake.co.uk)

Im buying that issue ! …. the only thing i hate is that i didnt know about this magazine sooner and the no.1 and 3 are sold out !!!!

From issue 2.

And here is the magazines manifesto

WOMEN ARE BEAUTIFUL
WOMEN ARE SEXY
WOMEN ARE CLEVER AND INTELLIGENT
LIFE IS CHANGE. CHANGE IS GOOD.
FASHION IS THE DISPLAY OF CHANGE
LIFE IS IRREGULAR.
LIFE HAPPENS QUICKLY,
BUT NOT ALWAYS.
TODAY’S COMMUNICATION GETS FASTER
TODAY’S COMMUNICATION GETS
MORE PERSONAL.
FASHION HAPPENS EVERY MORNING.
THIS (MAGAZINE) IS TO HELP YOU
STAY INSPIRED.
…IS TO KEEP YOU INSPIRED AND LOVE YOU(RSELF)

Go check the site and the Facebook page if your a creative women you need to read this  !! x

My little Paris story

Well Where do i begin …. The coach trip was terrible and my experience with the Euro tunnel wasnt the most glamorous way to travel but it got us there and seeing that sun on the other side made me smile.

The weather was lovely But the hotel was basic …(don’t stay in an Ibis hotel if you go there … that’s all im saying,) but yes our first evening me and the other half went for a walk round and i felt so free… just strolling round Paris …yh i nearly got run over couple times but it was so refreshing to be somewhere new !

Everyone has told me before paris was dirty … well they obviously don’t realise there in Birmingham ! because i thought it was so beautiful the architecture of the apartments above all the bistros and bars are stunning with there balconies and french window shutters .. i was sold … i will live there one day !

But yes we went and saw the Effiel Tower and went down by the river and on the evening was taken to the latin quarter which was full of places to eat.. it took us ages to find somewhere but when we did it was worth it ! Food amazing i tipped quite a lot too . I think the only time i moaned was in the hotel in the morning for breakfast there was no tea left ! i know its so typically English but i always start the morning with a cuppa tea !

We did go to a great bistro where i had a black tea and it was lovely … only in Paris though soon as i got home i was like ” stick the kettle on babes and i want milk please !!”

The whole time i was constantly sidetracked by little gift shops even though most of them was the same i loved the trinkets ! Much to my boyfriends annoyance who was on a hunt for Colette ( Frances Selfridge’s ) the one shop he wanted to go to ! but seems as we was in the most “romantic city in the world ” i bit my tongue and even though we got lost , getting lost in somewhere you have never been like Paris is a great adventure.

One of the most beautiful sites i seen was a Just married couple sitting at a bistro i couldn’t tell you where because we were lost but it made me stand still and just stare , she was still in her wedding dress and it was an amazing dress so beautiful and strange at the same time … because no one batted an eyelid ?? Like it was normal ? maybe it was a photo shoot or something i dont know but another thing that surprised me was the children … they all looked they were born To model like given a contract for Gap when they left the hospital ??.. the little boys where so handsome and the girls where such little ladies and you saw no groups of kids or trouble makers it was like everyone just knew how to be civilised such a change from the UK ! .Another thing was everyone was on a cute bicycle or scooter!

I must admit the people there gave me some strange looks maybe its how i dressed ? a man even scared me to death , giving me a look as if i was a ghost and then chanting something !! very strange ??? But a waitress did compliment me on my Vivienne Westwood boots which made me smile .

This a view from the Tour Montparnasse the tallest building in paris and the perfect photo opportunity ! Unless your camera’s dead …. yes it happened typical ! so yes this is an iPhone picture but the views with my own eyes where amazing withe the telescope i swear i could see people s curtains in their cute apartments !

And yes we did eventually find Colette ! on our last day we were dropped into the north of Paris, which from what a tour guide told us is very Parisian and is known for its light-fingered thieves and tricksters. We was given an hour untill we returned to the coach for the journey home and rather than visit to the Sacre- Coeur unlike everyone else we took a quick snap and went running Past the Moulin Rouge in search of a cab to head for Colette !!

And it was an amazing store the boyfriend got his wish and some new trainers and i got some trinkets for the new apartment , we had a quick stop at Marc Jacobs and a cute french supermarket to pick up some snacks . Then began the race to get back to the coach before we was left stranded with no cases.. ( not that i would have minded …) And that’s when the romance ended the cab dropped us at the top of the Sacre- Coeur and its a long stair case down filled with pick pockets trying to sell you key rings or tie string round your finger telling you your beautiful … Suddenly i was mobbed ( slight exaggeration but there was loads of them ) my boyfriend was way ahead and my arms were filled with bags …and yes i admit i hit a gypsy lady with them as she tried to sell me something or tell me my future ! The boyfriend stepped in but i have still never rushed so much in my life only for the coach to be waiting for us, And then the long journey back home began.

But other than that … it was an amazing trip ! and we’ve started planning our next visit in April this time by plane and a nice hotel… you learn from experiences and this was a great one at that !!! All i can say that Paris is a beautiful , dignified, and romantic city and i cant wait to go back !

See you next year Paris

FIN
X

Paris !!!

Bonjour … i have been back from the Lovely Paris now for a week and started back at work , i would of posted as soon as i gt back but was ill ,,,( due to coming back to shitty English weather !! )

Well how was it ? …. erm Amazing wouldn’t even some it up !  i loved it i think one day i may call it my home , once i learn French that is  and hopefully after having a taste of what a lovely city it is i will try and learn fast.

This trip made me realise how narrow minded i had been towards learning another language , my excuse all these years is presuming everyone speaks English  right ? erm no everyone told me that everyone speaks English in Paris  ! well they dont and it was ignorant for me to expect them too  ( i know this ), French is such a beautiful language and im kicking my self for throwing the chance away at school to learn it !

Well here’s some photos …The Eiffel Tower

And  here is a picture of me that the other half took

This was on our last day to a visit to the Sacre- Coeur

And on the lovely tour bus  driving past the Moulin Rouge  !

(taken with  a 35mm Yashica film camera )

We went on a bank holiday weekend and everything was closed on sunday : ( so any shopping was done on the last day … ( got some goodies to show you ) but the food , sights and company was perfect .

Paris made my summer this year.

x

Absence …

Im a stranger to my own blog now, im never here im never free to just write…. to write about the things i like, want …the future or the past i would stop blogging alltogether if it wasnt so easy to just post on tumblr on my phone… so i apologise …One thing i have been doing apart from work , baby sitting and sleeping is researching , planning and dreaming …. i have a plan now of where im going with my life and for once im not scared , Fear has held me back from alot of things creatively this year and now i will have to stand on my own to feet withou my boyfriend their to fix things for me …. and im excited !

So its off to Paris soon , then back to uni and im looking forward to it so much …

Im gonna try blog everyday now as my desktop is so cluttered with beautiful things i have collected i think its time to share  them .

x

New banner…

Bit late on this one ??? oooppppssss just a big thankyou to Mr Propperganda for making me a pretty banner for the blog…. was asking for a while he got there in the end.

cav merci cards full

Much appreciated…. merci…. xxx

love little tortoise xx