Hey everyone,

This blog has now moved to tumblr. Go and check it out. It's the same, only better! If you have a tumblr account, please 'follow' me on there, and let me know so I can 'follow' you right back.


I'm back!

I'm thinking of just biting the bullet and getting a tumblr.......  since I use this blog mainly to post pictures and rarely write things. Plus, tumblrs have a better look. It feels slightly treacherous to leave blogspot behind though, seeing as we go waaay back. I'll look into it. Regardless if I do switch over, I'll be blogging the exact same kind of thing, so make sure to 'follow' the new me! X

Hell on Leather

The silver studs I ordered online finally arrived today, so I was able to start work customising one of my leather jackets. The lapels are covered now, and I added some up the back of the sleeves and round the back of the collar too. Next thing to make is a back piece! I like the way it's going so far, though.

Alisha Rules The World

I remember when I was 10 and I used to read Top of the Pops and Smash Hits magazine religiously. ESPECIALLY when they gave away sticker sets of all the heartthrobs of the day like Peter Andre (back when a 6-pack meant abs not beer) and Kavana (remember him? nope?) and boy bands like 911, a1, and other numerically fixated yet talent deficient acts. Back then, I thought Alisha's Attic were THE SHIT despite having only heard one of their songs on a free compilation that TOTP gave out. I was obsessed with their leopard print clothes, bindis, dark eyeliner, Karen's bad roots and Shelley's red streaks. From the ages of 10 until 13 when I was finally allowed to dye my hair, I would spend my pocket money on hair mascara (remember THAT?) and sit in my room painstakingly putting gold and red streaks in the front of my hair. I can still remember the smell and the greasy smudges on my pillowcase. Ahh, youth...

"it's 2525 and we've got the hottest dos alive!"

It's funny how different you can look depending on the colour and cut of your wig...

I really like the blonde one, especially as the likelihood of me ever getting my black hair to that shade of near white is pretty much nonexistent. I've tried. And failed. The brunette wig reminds me of how I had my hair when I was about 14 or 15, except mine was more red. Bit strange to see myself looking like that now. I'll NOT be going back.

Ciao, Bella

A tribute to the hot women of Dario Argento's Tenebre (and there were plenty).

Ladies and Gentlemen...

The other evening, Monorail film club showed Ladies and Gentlemen, The Fabulous Stains (Lou Adler, 1981) at the GFT. Starring Diane Lane (The Outsiders, Rumble Fish), Laura Dern (Blue Velvet, Wild At Heart), Ray Winstone (Scum, Sexy Beast) - as well as Steve Jones and Paul Cook from the Sex Pistols and The Clash's Paul Simonon - it tells the story of 3 teenage girls who, dissatisfied with their lives, start a punk band called The Stains who carry the motto "We Don't Put Out!".
Lead character Corrine Burn's costumes and hairstyle, which quickly become slavishly imitated by the band's legion of female fans calling themselves 'Skunks', are but a few of the things that helped make the film acquire a cult following of its own, with fans such as Courtney Love and the underground filmmaker Sarah Jacobson. If you haven't seen The Fabulous Stains, I urge you to hunt down a copy NOW.

Eye Eye

Wearing a vintage monocle as a necklace...

New Boots

...since I ruined my old pair of witchy boots by getting them all caked in plaster....

R.I.P Elizabeth Taylor

Today I was genuinely saddened to learn of the passing of one of my ultimate heroines, Dame Elizabeth Taylor. I'm spending the night watching Giant and Butterfield 8 and wishing there were more hours in the day so that I could add Suddenly Last Summer, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf, A Place in the Sun and Cat on a Hot Tin Roof to my movie marathon. But a girl's got to sleep. Here's a collection of some of my favourite images of Liz...

Baby Liz!

as Cleopatra

and again

with then-husband Mike Todd and baby Liza

with Paul Newman in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

Butterfield 8

in THAT white swimsuit from Suddenly, Last Summer

It's important that Elizabeth is remembered not only as one of the most beautiful women of all time, but as a great talent and a generous and loyal philanthropist particularly with regard to her tireless support of gay rights and AIDS charities.

Since Yesterday

Got my crimpers out again and today I'll be channelling Jill and Rose...

P.S. Check out Rose's NAILS!