Thursday, June 30, 2011

Film Style Inspiration- Enid Coleslaw (Ghost World)

I almost thought I wouldn't get to do a Film Style Inspiration post this month, but luckily we went out and took these photos today just as June comes to a close.

This is another case of me taking very loose inspiration from a film character's style, yet again I want to explain that these posts are not intended as me dressing up in a costume of the person, but more taking elements of that characters style and incorporating it into my own personal style while remaining true to my style. However it is fun to play around with it and try things I haven't before.

This time it was Enid Coleslaw from Ghost World. I first saw Ghost World and read the graphic novel at a time in my life where for better or worse I could relate to Enid's world view. I still can, however now I see her flaws more than anything else and I think how annoying she would be if she were a real person and a friend at that. Despite all this I still think she is a great character and the fact that she was written by a man makes her even better. I am also a fan of Thora Birch ( ever since I saw her in All I Want For Christmas when she was about five!) and I think she played really embodied the character and made her her own compared to the graphic novel. Also, for those of you who have seen it how great is Steve Buscemi? and how awkward are some of his scenes?

Enid 7
Enid 6

Enid 5


Enid's style is probably the most eclectic of the characters I have posted about so far. Her style seems to be based around that of certain girls at a certain time in their life. She wears a mixture of vintage t-shirts, blouses and dresses, bold prints, military boots, leather jackets, various hair colours, and kooky headgear like a fluffy hair band and even a leather mask she bought in an adult store. My outfit is a tame version of some of these things (I decided against the leather mask). I went for some different lipstick too because Enid wears some interesting make up colours throughout the film.

We took the photos in a graffiti covered lane behind Whelans because I wanted a more Urban feel to the shoot. It's definitely a different set of photos than you would normally see here, but I really like them and I hope you do too!














Glasses- Penneys
Necklace and Bangle- Accessorize
T-Shirt- Not sure, maybe Tower Records years ago (It's a Shins Tee)
Skirt- Marks and Spencers
Dr. Martens- TK Maxx possibly 7 or 8 years ago! (and they were super cheap too!)
Jacket- F&F at Tesco
Watch- Casio from Argos
Lipstick- Revlon 'Black Cherry'

Thank you once again for all the wonderful comments recently. I'm so blessed to have such lovely readers and I want you all to know how much I appreciate you taking the time to read about my humble life let alone write comments for me!

I'll leave you with a great song from the soundtrack;

Monday, June 27, 2011

Deserted on a Popical Island

Hello All,

Here are the photos we took in Whelans on Saturday. Hope you like 'em!



Donnacha decided to interview everyone


Sea Pinks


He was working off his steroid high
















Colin Farrell very kindly gave us an interview. He didn't say much funnily enough


Land Lovers


Balloon Hair


Johnny Fun and the Hesitations





Did you have a good weekend? Unfortunately Donnacha is still in hospital waiting on his final CT scan which he was meant to get today. Fingers crossed he gets out tomorrow, finally! (Thank you for bearing with me through this and for all your words of encouragement!)

Also a big thank you for the lovely things you said about my video! I was so nervous about being on camera but it was okay after a while. My sister said I was acting a bit and Donnacha said he's not used to seeing me be so normal (I'm constantly messing and joking and putting on accents- it can get quite annoying) but hopefully I can across as me and you got an idea of what I'm like in person. I have a few ideas for my next video(s) so maybe I'll make it a monthly thing, who knows!

I heard this cover of my favourite Beach House song Master of None by Toro y Moi last week and wanted to share it with you because I thought it was a really great cover!

Emma x

Product Review Video- Part 2

As promised, the second part of my product review video. I can't believe how lovely you've all been about the first part. I was so nervous to put myself out there in video form. I hope you enjoy the second part and let me know what you think!

Emma xx

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Product Review Video- Part 1

Hey everyone!

I'm feeling much better about everything. Donnacha is having his last treatment tomorrow and will be discharged on Monday. He has to go back in 6-8 weeks for another MRI to make sure everything is okay, but if the steroids work he should be okay. He got to leave the hospital for the day today and we went to Whelans to the Popical Island All Day Pop Extravaganza. We took some photos which I'll show you during the week.

So last Friday (the day Donnacha went into hospital but before he was admitted) I recorded my first video in the form of a product review. It was over the 15 minutes for youtube uploads even after heavy editing so I decided to just split it in two. You'll get the second part tomorrow because I don't have time to upload it now, but take a look at this one if you get a chance and let me know what you think and if you'd be interested in seeing more of these or other kinds of videos.

I hope you're having as great weekend!

Love, Emma xx

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Tidal Nails

I was inspired by this post by Emily of Cupcakes and Cashmere to paint my nails a bit differently than I normally would. I got these two nail polishes from Max Factor recently and the small size is great because you get to use it all before it goes all sticky. I painted two coats of the Dazzling Blue and then two coats of the Bronze on the top half of my nails. I didn't intend it but they now look like a beach! I definitely want to try this with more colour combinations. I like to experiment with nail colour during the Summer and this is something a bit different than the yellow trend that's popular at the moment. What's been your favourite nail colour this Summer? 




I wasn't going to do a post at all today because I'm feeling very down. I was out with Donnacha at the hospital today and had to leave after an hour because the doctor wanted to do a spinal tap after the results of the MRI which showed a legion on his brain stem. They are almost certain it was caused by an infection and that is why his eye is acting up. They said they can't fully rule out cancer I suppose just to cover themselves but because of the rapid development it is very unlikely. So depending on the results of the blood and spinal fluid tests they are hoping to start him on a steroid drip to fight the infection. 

As you can imagine I freaked out when I heard brain stem and cancer and I'm very worried and upset even though I know it's good that they finally seem to have an answer and are hopefully going to be starting treatment. All I can say is that my family and friends and you guys have all been amazing! I don't know what I would do without the concern, support and love of everyone. It means the world to me!

I hope you're all having a great week so far,

Emma x

Monday, June 20, 2011

Forbidden Fruit- Sunday 5/6/11

Once again my intentions to post this were thwarted over the weekend because Donnacha was admitted to hospital on Friday evening and is still there. He is getting lots and lots of tests on his eyes and blood, a CT scan, Chest X-ray and an MRI. It's a good thing I'm rewatched ER because now I know what all these things are. I know he's not in any pain but I just feel so bad for him and so helpless. He may not be discharged until Wednesday, but it could be tomorrow so we can't make any plans. I've been out visiting him every day as have his parents, my parents and brother and his friends but he's still very restless and bored because he's used to being busy. 

I just have to keep in mind that it's easier to figure out what's wrong with him when he's being monitored regularly and hopefully they can get to the bottom of it and treat him. 

Here are the photos from day two of Forbidden Fruit. They're all taken by me apart from the last one which was taken by Peter the photographer. 


Katie and Jean having a chat with one of the band's buses in the background



The winner of the NCAD  (National College of Art and Design) competition that Dave and Katie judged



An interview with Not Squares who I'm loving at the moment




Yes, the interview was in the back of a van :)


Not Squares Live



Solar Bears Live




We had a great night on Sunday night and went to an afterparty in The Button Factory after the festival was over. Here's the post I wrote for the Cock and Bull Blog and there's more photos on the Cock and Bull facebook page. You can also add me on facebook here to see what I'm up to day to day. 

Hope you're having a better week than me! I'm trying to stay positive about everything! I'm also editing my first video for the blog so watch this space. 

Here's one of the interview/performance videos from the festival. You can see my lovely hand modelling at the start!

Emma x
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