Saturday, 26 November 2011

Ohh Florence...

Currently totally in love with Florence + The Machine's cover of "Take Care", the title track from Drake's new album that features Rihanna.

I was immediately in love when i heard the original, which samples Gill Scott Heron and was produced by Jamie XX, the man who's one half of the mercury award winning, alternative duo The XX.

Performing it for the Radio One live lounge, I think Florence does an excellent job at handling the rapping parts of the song, that amazing voice of hers brings a whole new meaning to the lyrics.

Also, if you haven't already heard more of his material, listen to Jamie XX's remixes of these tracks by Adele and Jack Penate. Love the beats he brings to the ordinarily pop/indie tunes...

Sunday, 20 November 2011

Winter Winds

Just thought i'd share my winter buys that i've purchased recently! And since i am not yet a famous blogger or have any sort of assistant to take cool photos of me actually wearing these items, i'm afraid it's a case of copy and paste...

I've seen these Topshop boots on quite a few people and instantly loved them- i know they are in fact just black with a zip, but once they're worn in they look gorgeous. And although with my already 5"10 frame i look taller, i took the plunge and bought them. You know those things which you just can't stop thinking about until you actually own them? Yeah that was the case with these boots...

I bought this American Apparel "fisherman" style pullover whilst i worked the rummage sale at just a snip of £25 instead of the usual £66. It's proved to become one of those wardrobe basics that looks great with a lot of things, especially with a collared shirt underneath. I keep wearing fact i'm wearing it right now.

And whilst bloggers world wide rejoice that winter fashion has arrived once again, i cry inside. You should know that i really don't like winter, and i really don't like coats. However this wonderful coat from Urban Outfitters has changed my former opinions- the subtle brown almost maroon colour, leather lapel and oversized style make it pretty much perfect! Hopefully it will keep me warm and toasty :)

images courtesy of Topshop, American Apparel and Urban Outfitters

Friday, 11 November 2011


Move him into the sun -
Gently its touch awoke him once,
At home, whispering of fields unsown.
Always it woke him, even in France,
Until this morning and this snow.
If anything might rouse him now
The kind old sun will know.

Think how it wakes the seeds, -
Woke, once, the clays of a cold star.
Are limbs, so dear-achieved, are sides,
Full-nerved, - still warm, - too hard to stir?
Was it for this the clay grew tall?
- O what made fatuous sunbeams toil
To break earth's sleep at all?

Futility by Wilfred Owen