Wednesday, 26 December 2012

Christmas 2012

A lovely warm day filled with a morning walk in the drizzling London rain (because you just have to have a walk on christmas) followed by the reading of Good Wives and then the Great Gatsby curled up in bed with a coffee. Then a few sausage rolls while watching a movie with the family and  lastly the long waited for christmas roast - which was delicious. The christmas period has been filled with watching great movies including Requiem for a Dream, The Life of Pi and A Beautiful Mind. I have enjoyed eating more than ever and relaxing with family and friends doing nothing.





Tuesday, 25 December 2012

Instagram over the last few days

Death: a self-portrait. 
This was a fantastic exhibition about death in different forms and our conflicting perceptions of it. One of my favorite pieces were a series of photographs in which a skull had been painted over the faces. It symbolized the final truth of death: its uncanny facelessness. 
Some of my friends took me out to Islington for a birthday breakfast. I love the area because it is filled with fabulous little vintage stalls and amazing food markets, as well as lots of quirky restaurants. 
A cute christmas party.

Saturday, 22 December 2012

Tea at The Delauney

As part of my 16th birthday celebration, I went for afternoon tea at The Delauney in Convent Garden. We were confronted with huge three their cake stands which held numerous warm scones, finger sandwiches, little slices of cheesecake, miny bites of pistachio and cherry cake and lots more. After we had decided that we physically couldn't eat anymore, we wandered around convent garden; popping in to an adorable old sweet shop and admiring the  sparkly christmas lights.

I apologize for all these instagram pictures recently, but The Delauney is so fancy that you cannot take photos there, and I thought that my big black camera would attract a bit of attention.. 

I received wonderful presents, including a poster of Lolita, a vintage book on french films, a book on fashion blogging and also a trip to Paris from Sasha!We are going in spring, and I absolutely can't wait!

Tuesday, 18 December 2012

Christmas Banquet

So, yesterday was my birthday. Unfortunately, I had two long exams during school, but I was pleased to eat yummy birthday cake for breakfast. I received the new ipod touch from my parents, which I have become obsessed with since I have finally downloaded instagram. I have been using my ipod as my camera over the last few days, especially tonight at mine and my friends' christmas dinner. We began with sausages and chestnuts with glasses of champagne; then roast chicken, roast potatoes and honey glazed carrots and then finally a dessert of chocolate cake, mince pies, chocolates and apple pie. We finished in the christmas spirit with christmas crackers and a game of sherades. It was so fun!










My parents also gave me some dvds as presents, including 'The Roman Holiday' which I just finished. It is a beautiful black and white film starring Audrey Hepburn who plays an innocent princess who desires to escape and explore the outer world. It was absolutely brilliant and made me miss Italy!



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Sunday, 9 December 2012

1960

Considering we had only half an hour to prepare and conduct a photo shoot this morning, I am very pleased with the result. Some of the pictures are over-editted in order to achieve the vibrant swinging sixties style pop art style. Ella wore four outfits. A bright red crop top and mini skirt, a preppy checkered dress, a hippie/ bohemian themed vintage top with a bindi and a velvet top with a checked skirt. My next step will be painting and collaging on top of them. 




Coco Mademoiselle

December is just the best season ever..



Sunday, 2 December 2012

'I felt like destroying something beautiful.'

Yesterday, I went for lunch with my family to celebrate my little cousin's 4th birthday. I had eaten already, so instead of lunch I ate a sticky toffee pudding, which I subsequently concluded was the best one I had ever had. In the evening, I went to Winter Wonderland with some friends.