FEATHERS & FRINGE...

Tuesday, 27 October 2009
Someone commented that my camera being half broken would aid in capturing the 1920s vibe of the party, um ball actually, I went to last weekend. Not sure about that as these are my only usable pictures. You get the idea anyway. The event was organized by two of my cousins to raise money for their non profit company, Paper Vine, which works with a co-operative of women in Uganda. You can read all

NO WORDS...

Friday, 23 October 2009
...and I don't mean that in the Rachel Zoe sense of the phrase, I'm just not feeling very wordy at the moment, hence the patchwork quilt effect of my recent posts. (I'm very aware of the amount of use my "lists" label has been getting lately.) But I have been listening to loads more music - inopportune timing because my car CD player has just chosen to die. I've also been tearing out masses of

80s TUESDAY...

Tuesday, 20 October 2009
Everything counts in large amounts.

{Dave had tamed his dance moves by the time of this concert, which is a shame.}

THIS WEEK'S WANDERING...

Thursday, 15 October 2009
* Regretsy. Sometimes, when I'm doing something serious, one of these "brainchildren" will pop into my head and I'll start snickering uncontrollably. {via Decorno}* This {via ii-ne-kore via If Jane} and this have convinced me to start a Japan by any means necessary fund. * Niotillfem - around this time of year I start craving happy colour and hygge again. (edit: I just remembered she's Swedish,

SCRAPS...

Sunday, 11 October 2009
*My darling love The Rivoli Ballroom was used for the Belle de Nuit ed in the current Lula magazine. Suggestions of ghostly dancing figures surround the model in some shots - yep, that's exactly like being at The Rivoli. I'm spooked out just thinking about it.


*This doth speaketh the truth if anything ever dideth. I shall be referring people to it to illustrate my snappy, "I can't afford to

DEMOCRACY...

Friday, 9 October 2009
How unfair of me to have named a blog mostly about clothes, after a cat who can't even wear them. Granted, her natural markings blow any Alexander McQueen digital print out of the water, but still. As much as Lola would love to dress up, the options for cat attire have, until now been limited to gimmickry. Not really her style. Until now...At first, I misread the article and thought it said you

RED, WHITE AND BLUE...

Thursday, 8 October 2009
I need a blue bathrobe.

*?...

Saturday, 3 October 2009
*I ordered the Book of Disquiet. I can't remember how I found out about it, but it looks rather amazing. I've been ploughing through a spate of books I haven't got on with so I'm hoping this will break me out my reading rut. Has anyone read it? *Also, has anyone read The Dogs and the Wolves by Irene Nemirovsky? My first reading of Suite Francaise will always remain a transporting moment, but when

EVERYDAY IS LIKE SUNDAY...

Since discovering Toujours Toi and Family Affairs last year I've been wildly enamoured of the clothes, the styling, the mood and the poetic names and stories given to each piece. So when lovely Nina from Toujours Toi asked if I'd like to write the press release for her Family Affairs autumn/winter collection, I said, OHMYGOD WOOHOO, OF COURSE, ABSOFUCKINGLUTELY, or something in the affirmative to

THE PLANET OF LOST COMMENTS...

Oh. Apparently some comments aren't getting through. If you've left a comment and it hasn't shown up email me at lolaisbeauty[AT]hotmail[DOT]co[DOT]uk. I don't usually reject comments unless they're spam so if you left one and it's not been moderated, it never got to me.merci

HAIR RAISING...

Friday, 2 October 2009
I may not have the answer to everything, but I do know this:

*If you buy L'Oreal Casting Creme Gloss semi permanent hair dye in light brown, your hair will be light brown, then over the course of four or five months it will lighten alarmingly until it is gingery blonde. You will have root re-growth and will wonder how this can possibly happen since the dye is supposed to last *up to* 28 washes.