Monday, 24 February 2014

if lovers can't be losers, why do i always end up bruised?



i took this in january near my house whilst i was on a half hour walk to my nearest shop to buy emergency cranberry juice and chocolate with my sisters. usually this view is of a really horrible, eyesore of a bridge and motorway that completely ruins the surrounding idyllic countryside, but i've always thought there's something beautiful about a desolate motorway on film.  the lighting and colours turned out better than anticipated here, and the hills in the background remind me of some north american mountain range.
we have this cinema in brighton which is actually a pretty ugly building in some ways, but I love the retro feel of it and since i was i kid i've been fascinated by those legs on the top. i remember going to see the borrowers here for my birthday party when i was about five and so have always had fond memories of it. i took this out of a car window so the little black triangle of the window edge INFURIATES me. 
walking through my local park, the sun was setting and the light behind the trees was really beautiful, and the grass seemed almost luminescent.


i'm too scared to glue my meadham kirchoff rookie crown as it looks so pretty on my wall - i've been stashing pastel, 60s inspired photos for a while now and i finally put them up a few weeks ago. i love how it looks with one of my old polaroids of ruby and i age about five. i remember the day that photo was taken: i was fascinated by the way the photos printed immediately. ruby's mum took it, and so it's one of a precious few childhood polaroids i own. my sister lucy recently bought herself a blue instax mini and very kindly, if i pay for film, lets me borrow it so i've started a new polaroid wall.






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this screams new york arty mum to me.

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my friend joe has this top and it makes me happy.
i borrowed alexa's book from the library and i'm very tempted to carry on renewing it for as long as they let me - parting will be too painful but then again i'd love to share the beauty of it. besides, if i wanted to borrow it i'd hate whoever was stashing it for themselves.



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this one always reminds me of paris. i think it's the lavender and camera that does it. 



i recently rediscovered polyvore and i'm o b s e s s e d. it's like shopping with no money limitations...oh how i'd love to be able to walk into a shop and buy anything i wanted.

 one of my favourite female singer songwriters Lauren Aquilina just released a one take studio session of her new EP Liars. it's the third in a trilogy and the final before she releases her album. they've all been planned as the story of a relationship, and if you listen to the lyrics of all the songs in the right order it all makes sense and gaaahhh she's so cool. i recommend giving her a listen - this is the take of the ep, but if you don't have time to listen to all of it, go to 11:58, which is the start of the final song 'broke', my all time favourite. just a back story: one of the final lyrics, 'those hardest to love need it most' is the first line of the first song 'fools' on the first ep which has the same name... little details like that just make me want to cry of happiness.

the title is a lyric from 'broke'. another lyric from this song that just makes me so so happy because of it's beauty despite it being sad is 'it's not that i don't want you / it's just i don't know how/ to love you like i used to / so intense and so profound'. it has to be one of my all time favourite lyrics.
i have so much love for this girl. 

i have an rs mock tomorrow that i should really revise for woops.. but ja. i felt like we needed a catch up post, y'know? :****

Mattie xxx

ALSO do any of you have polyvore or pinterest? leave your links below and i'll give ya a follow xx









16 comments:

  1. Ah all the photos are so pretty! Love all the collages too, especially the art new york mum one haha xo

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  2. I love all your pictures and you're wall looks so cool! I've been dying to read Alexa Chung's book and I never even thought of checking the library omg! I lurrrve all of the outfits, especially the one's with the white jellies and the feminist one (i kinda really need that shirt omfg)! :) x

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    1. thank you! i'm so skint at the minute but couldn't wait any longer so caved in and borrowed it, although i'd love to own it at some point too! omg if i could afford it, that t-shirt would be mine arrgh! thank you for this lovely comment, cheered me right up haha!:* xx

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  3. One thing about Polyvore is that it's like when your mom buys a new flavour of cereal and you're instantly hooked and you can't not have that cereal three times in the hour and before you know it, you're face down, covered in low-fat milk, crying, trying to explain that all you need is just O N E M O R E B O W L.
    Love your outfits though. If I could dress like a Polyvore collage every day I would roll around in pig poo.
    And your photos are so nice.
    x

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    1. this was THE best comment over. i agree and thank you! xxx

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  4. The rookie crown and sixties photos are too cool!! I want to wear every outfit you made on here! Ive read Alexas book a couple of months ago and still find my mind drifting back to its wonderful content.

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    1. thank you! it's such a good book.<3 xxx

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  5. I love, love, love the photos you took and the collages of outfits. Your blog makes me happy ^.^

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    1. ahh thank you, this means a lot! i'll just check out yours xxx

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  6. The first photo is amazing, it's like something from the seventies, the colours are perfect. I love all of your polyvore outfits- especially the fine ass feminist one, I need that clutch! The top is awesome too, I saw someone wearing the top, I really need it! xxx

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    1. thank you so much! I'm so desperate for it haha! xxxx

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  7. Wow you're photography is beautiful and the outfits you create are perfect i want them all!

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