Monday, 11 July 2011

The Good Stuff 09:


1. yay! it's official, i'm going on holiday! i'm so looking forward to it, just a few more weeks and i can get myself some serious sunshine. if practicality was less important i would carry a super pretty suitcase like this one. unfortunately my actual suitcase involves a lot more plastic and some wheels. i wish my excitement wasn't tinged with apprehension about flying- it's not my favourite thing- i tend to get a bit claustrophobic/ panicky, you know what with being in a big tin can in the sky. any one else get nervous about flying? any tips? 

2. this ring is part of model erin wasson's range, isn't it a beast? it looks like it could do some damage, i like that. 

3. sigh. seriously givenchy haute couture is so incredibly beautiful, amazing, flawless

4. the orphan's arms are having a sale, i am an idiot and somehow bought a t-shirt the day before the sale started.. crap. however i highly recommend visiting their site, i have two t-shirts and a bag from them now and i love them all. i love a good t-shirt.

5. this dress made me do a little gasp, i love pleats at the moment and i always love grey. unfortunately it's from madewell, which makes me sad. what's with the lack of international shipping? come on!

6. these rorscharch test inspired ink blot mugs are pretty and cool

7. i absolutely love this drawing by lizz conley, it's so bloody beautiful, i find it quite haunting. what amazes me is that if you visit her flickr page you'll see that she hates it! wow. i think it's so incredible, it's crazy to think she could be unhappy with it. sometimes being an artist is stupid and frustrating, to never be quite happy with what you produce, and to spend so much time comparing yourself to others, it's pretty annoying

8. this exhibition looks like it's going to be great, i just wish it was remotely near me. it's called 'you are my favourite' and it's showcasing 30 female photographers, including some of my favourites like annette pehrsson, michela heim, valeria lazareva, margaret durow, and many more! so if you do happen to be in hamburg next friday, you should go!

9. i'm reading let the right one in at the moment, i've seen the film (not the remake but the swedish original) and it is fantastic, you should watch it, and/or read the book, which i also think is fantastic, and i'm not even finished yet. don't let the thought of vampires put you off, this is not along the same lines as the teen-vamp stuff that's all around, this is a really beautiful story

10. talking of vampires though.. true blood is back, meaning alexander skarsgård is back on my screen. this makes me very happy for obvious reasons


  1. givenchy hc collection is so amazing!
    i wish i had this red cute suitcase

  2. oh have fun on holiday in a few weeks!!!
    i actually enjoy flying but my father not so much..haha..he has to take some pills to relax everytime. :P
    have a wonderful week love..

  3. Ooh, these are great. That dress and those mugs, perfection!!
    As for flying, it's best to bring a really absorbing book, something you'll get really into and forget where you are, you know? And listening to your iPod while looking out the window is great, if it's not too cloudy.

  4. The Givenchy collection is stunning!!
    P.S your blog is so sweet-glad I found it! :)

  5. Seriously, this is an awesome selection of good stuff.

    Particularly excited by aggressive rings, couture dreams and the Orphan's Arms sale that I didn't know was on. Have a great holiday! x

  6. thank you all for your lovely comments!

    mallory- yeah I usually go for the absorbing book approach, but sometimes it's not enough to take my mind off it!

    gee- maybe i'll have to get some pills to take like your dad!


  7. Hi Ismay,
    Wanted to let you know I've linked to your post here as I posted about the 'you are my favourite' exhibition that I discovered here. hope thats ok? If not, give me a shout and I'll take it down :)
    PS Just found your blog and it's friggin awesome.

  8. PS - I am terrified of flying - I have to 'talk myself down' every time. I went to the doctors and she very willingly offered me vallium without me even asking (what a doc!). I never took them but the knowledge I had them really helped for some reason. Placebo effect... totally worked. Although I have to really concentrate on NOT being in the air. Hope your flight is ok... good luck!