30 Haziran 2011 Perşembe

I'm just a girl in the world.

Yeah Hi! I've just woke up, gotta dress up and have breakfast, I'm not hungry though. I'm never hungry in the morning. But I guess I will eat anyway. I must have coffee though haha. So this outfit pictures were taken before the 'mashed potato' one ha, but yeah there goes the shirt again. I will stop wearing it now. I got this pleated skirt from a charity shop, simple and nice.

29 Haziran 2011 Çarşamba

Braid Woven Beanie

This one is really simple.  Begin by dividing the hair right down the middle.  Grab a small section of hair from the front of each side and braid it. 
Now go ahead and pull the rest of the hair into a low braid on each half.  Keep the two small front braid out and slip a woven beanie over the hair.  Now pull your two low braids through holes in the back of your beanie. 
Move back up to the top and thread one of your braids through a Topsy Tail. 
 Now weave that Topsy Tail in and out of the edge of your beanie. 
When you get down to the bottom you can secure it in place with a bobby pin that will be hidden under the beanie. 
 Move over to the opposite side and repeat the same steps. 
 You can add a flower clip on the front of the beanie to finish it off.  It gives a fun new look to wearing a beanie!

27 Haziran 2011 Pazartesi

I just watched Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist, and I did love the movie but I personaly dislike the soundtrack. I love bishop allen though but even the song they played in the film, is not really my cup of tea. Did you like the film's soundtrack?

Talking of music, here is my summer songs list!

What became of the likely lads - The Libertines, Empty Roof - Aberdeen City, Penny on the train track - Ben Kweller, Time won't let me go - The Bravery, Rain - Bishop Allen, In transit - Albert Hammond, Summer's gone - Aberfeldy, West Coast - Coconut Records, I'm a train - Albert Hammond, Have a nice day - The Stereophonics, Blue Skies - Albert Hammond, Fear of trains - The Magnetic Fields, You must be out of your mind - The Magnetic Fields, I gotta move - Ben Kweller, Click,Click,Click,Click - Bishop Allen, Oklahoma - Bishop Allen, Run - Ben Kweller, Everyone gets a star - Albert Hammond, Oh no - All Girl summer fun band, A friend like you - Aberfeldy, I wish - Babyshambles, The Summer - Coconut Records, Canadian Boyfriend- All girl summer fun band, Dont hide away - Bishop Allen, Grizzly Bear - All girl summer fun band, Grass skirt - All girl summer fun band, Cutie Pie - All girl summer fun band.

Mashed potato time.

After lots of showers, summer is definetely here. Today's heat was unbearable. I think I like when used to rain every single day. But yeah it's nice, it forces me to drink water. This is what I wore today, I've been wearing this cheap t-shirt every single day. I guess I love gray at the moment. a song

The Uneven Quad

Here is one that's really fast and easy but looks just a bit different than the original. 
 Pull all of the hair back into a tight ponytail and divide it into 4 pieces.  Make sure that 2 pieces are large and 2 pieces are small.  Here is a video if you can't remember how to do a Quad Braid. 
 I held the large pieces between my first two fingers and the small pieces between my last two fingers. 
The end result was really neat looking because it had the large strand all on one side and if you looked at it from a different angle you could see the small plates. 

24 Haziran 2011 Cuma

Flashback Friday: Flipped Piggies

I love this style and there is really nothing to it. 
 We separated her hair into two equal halves by creating a zig-zag part down the middle of her head.  Each side was pulled up into a piggie and then we pulled out the large fat curling iron. 
We curled the ends of the piggies so that they flipped out and then topped each one off with a bow.  She had a program at church that day and she looked darling for it.

22 Haziran 2011 Çarşamba

Dance Revue Hair

My princess had her final dance revue a little while ago and she needed to have her hair pulled up tightly.  This is what we came up with. 
 I started by dividing out a 1.5 inch section of hair the whole way around the head.  I pull the rest of the hair inside the part into a tight ponytail.  I then divided my hair that I sectioned out into 7 squares - one in the front middle and 4 more on each side. 
I pulled each square into an elastic.  I then divided the hair from each elastic into two equal pieces and combined one piece from each adjacent elastic into it's own elastic about 2 inches from the first one.  Do this the entire way around the head to create a bit of a "net" look.  After I had my second row of elastics I added all the remaining hair into my center ponytail and secured it with a new elastic. 
I then grabbed a bun mold and created the center bun. 
 I separated the excess hair that was left over into two pieces and created Corkscrews out of each.  I wrapped the Corkscrews around the base of the bun and then secured them in place with some bobby pins. 
 I also sprayed her hair with glitter spray for her performance.  
  It was solid as a rock for the whole revue and that's exactly what we wanted!  :)

Got holes in my new jeans for you.

I got a map this week I have just put it up on my wall. I will be marking places I want to visit. I am also making to do lists. The next two weeks I will be really busy finishing college work. I actually should start right away, if you like this simple outfit you can hype it on Lookbook :) Good night zz xx

20 Haziran 2011 Pazartesi

So Inspired!

Here is another hairstyle that my princess fell in love with that we found here at Babes in Hairland.  She calls this the "Figure 8 Braid" and I think that's a great name for it!  This is our version of that same braid.
 I just started by creating two side piggies with a straight part down the middle.  Divide each piggie into 3 pieces. 
Hold two of those pieces completely still while you wrap the third piece in and out of the two.  The third piece that you are wrapping will run out before you reach the bottom of your piggie so just secure it in place with an elastic where it ends. 
 These are really fast and have a fun new look to them. 

17 Haziran 2011 Cuma

What is in my pocket, you never knew.

It feels like it is been such a long time since I last took outfit pictures on the street. I did it today. Although it was raining. I just got home now and I need a hot coffee. By the way this blouse I am wearing is thrifted and I got it from Camden Market for only two pounds. Bloody cheap :)

Flashback Friday: Locks of Love

My daughter has donated her hair twice to Locks of Love but these pictures are from her first time. 
 Her bangs had finally grown to a nice length and she wanted to do something different with her hair so we decided to chop the length off and even it all out with those bangs. 
She was a little sad at first to see it all gone but as soon as we went home and styled it she was fine. 
We flipped all of her ends out with a mid-sized curling iron and the bang area up and clipped it back with two bendy clips creating and "X".  She looked so cute and the length looked great on her. 
 She was very happy to know that her hair was going to someone that could really use it and couldn't wait until she had enough to donate it again!

16 Haziran 2011 Perşembe

Give it away give it away now

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I've just found a ubs withsome old photographs, it's so nice to look back and see how things have changed. I have to leave now, but I feel so lazyyy it's raining outside. By the way I will be exhibiting some of my photographs in Brick Lane, if any of you would like to come to the private view or any other day here is the date, time and location.

Free Range Photo week.
Private view: Thursday 16th June
Public show: Friday 17th June - Monday 20th June
Address: 91 Brick Lane, London E1 6QL check the map here!

15 Haziran 2011 Çarşamba

Reverse Knot Braids

My princess fell in love with this hairstyle we saw here at Princess Hairstyles.  I did not get a picture of her hair before she ran off to school so unfortunately these shots were taken after a full day of play.  (It did look much better when it was first done!)  :) 
I started by straightening all of her hair but you could also wave it or curl it if you like..
  I then moved up to the top of the head and made an off-centered part going from the bang line back to the crown of the head. 
I started with the larger side of the part and grabbed a group of hair form the bang line that I divided into two pieces.  Take the piece closest to the ear and cross it over the other piece and then pull it under and through - like tying your shoelaces.  Now pull it loosely to tighten it a bit and then twist both pieces in the direction of the part to "flip" the knot.  Gather in a little bit of hair from the part and add it into the inside piece of hair and repeat those steps.  Once all of the hair from the part line has been added in, you can hold that side in place with an alligator clip while you move over to the other smaller side.
  Get your two pieces of hair and remember to cross the piece closest to the ear over the other one when tying it.  Also remember to flip it toward the part. 
Once both sides are finished you can secure them together at the back of the head with an elastic.  Add a hair clip to hide the elastic and you're all done!

13 Haziran 2011 Pazartesi


So this hairstyle is a little bit of everything, hence the name.  Start by sectioning out the top area of hair by creating a part from ear to ear.  Divide that area into two sections by parting it a little off-centered.  Now you will have two sections of hair, a large one and a small one.
  Go ahead and begin with the large one and divide it into two parallel pieces.  Dow divide each of those smaller sections into two pieces and ties them into a half-knot.  Have your princess hold the extra hair while you move over to the smaller side and repeat the same steps.  You should now have four half-knots.  Have your daughter hold the hair from those half-knot while you move on.
 Divide the remaining hair down the middle using any part that you like.  We have used the zig-zag part here. Pull each side up into a piggie. 
 Now go ahead and take the hair from your princess and add the strands closest to the right ear directly into the right piggie and secure it with another elastic.  Also take the strands closest to the left ear and add them directly into the left piggie.  Now take those middle strand from the 4 half-knots and criss-cross them over each other in any fashion you like.  Have the strand from the right knots be eventually added over into the left piggie and the strands from the left knots be added over into the right piggie.  (Hopefully that makes sense.) 
 I went ahead and finished off the style by creating a Quad Braid out of each piggie and folding it up under itself to make a Puppy Dog Ear. 
 I added a flower clip directly over the elastics and ends of the braids to finish it off.