A drawing I've done recently for my college portfolio (that's why I haven't posted, sorry). I think the eyes are too big and the hair needs to be higher, but I thought I'd show the first draft.
Thursday, 3 January 2013
Mary Elle Fanning, known as Elle Fanning, is the fresh faced 14 year old American actress who first acted as a tiny toddler in I am Sam, playing two year old Lucy. You probably first made note of her when she played 7 year old Kate in the curious case of Benjamin Button (she was a red head in this, and she did look much different from the blonde girl we see today). At first she was most well known as the younger sister of successful child actress Dakota Fanning; but she's now made a name for herself. She co-starred in Super 8 last year and is now the newest teen stylista on the block.
I first stumbled upon Elle in her recent advertisements for Marc by Marc Jacobs, when I saw this blonde girl in ridiculously gorgeous clothes I Googled her and found dozens of fan sites and interviews, and was stunned by the fact that she wasn't the typical Hollywood child star, from what I've seen of her she actually seems pretty down to earth. Personally I think she's pretty damn cool, she's 14 and has the most amazing style, and even loves the virgin suicides. I'm not usually one for even slight fangirl-ing over blondes but this girl is my exception, who else could pull of the statue of liberty like this.
Look out for her latest film, Ginger and Rosa.
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Wednesday, 2 January 2013
From top left, clockwise: Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany's, unknown, amateur photograph of the Eiffel tower from tumblr, amateur photograph of Buckingham palace also tumblr, unknown, (middle) quote from lilies poem in the book the language of flowers.
The poem can't really be read very well so I'll repeat it here
And the stately lilies stand
Fair in silvery light
Like saintly vestals, pale in prayer
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Tuesday, 1 January 2013
The first blog on any post always seems to be awkward and stunted. How do you start something when you know no one will read it, this is the first jump into the blogging world; it's not possible to stand out from go. So I chose a rambling introduction. Let's just try hello!
So lets begin with my favorite blogs
A well know blog from a well known girl, Susanna Lau, she was brought up in North London and clearly the rich tapestry of culture and style had a good effect on her. Prints and patterns are the main focus of her fashion style and her blog is a haven of this. She documents her outfits and items she is sent, and records snippets of her life, her style is original and bold, love it.
Essentially Tavi Gevinson is the founder of the teenage blogging success, from early teens her blog was big and she hit front row of big shows, she inspired a generation to blog, now even thirteen year old Ophelia Horton is having a bash at it (and doing pretty damn well) inspired by Tavi and the rookie entourage. Now most of Tavi's her time is dominated by the online magazine she founded and now edits Rookie her occasional posts are still worth a look.
Run by Lauren Conrad, Kristin Ess and Amy Nadine, the beauty department is massive, an archive of tips for (mainly) hair and makeup. A squeaky clean (and a maybe even a little to perfect) website that you can easily spend hours on, though it may put your beauty habits to shame, it will change your life, even if it is in a very un-feminist way.
The center of all things whovian, if you like doctor who then I'd be surprised if you hadn't heard of this, they post promo photos, trailers, teasers, prequels and an eternity of fan art. Though much of the content is US based and most live things are on US time, this is a must, and if you don't like doctor who, you will soon.
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