Friday, 2 January 2009

inspiration part 1

I get inspired by so many different things; photos, quotes, novels, lyrics, people, places. I thought I would a couple of posts on things that inspire me, maybe you will read it and be thinking 'I don't see why this is inspiring..' and I totally get that, everyone is different, right? But I thought I would share anyway. I have started with celebrities, this is something that always changes, reading interviews can change opinions about celebrities so easily, and I find celebrities extremely inspiring with things such as fashion, which changes a lot, too. But these are my current inspirations and some of them have always inspired me (such as the Olsens and Reese Witherspoon) and maybe always will.
I will do more posts, which will have quotes, photos, lyrics.. anything that has is inspiring me or has inspired me, so yep there is more to come.
Celebrity Inspiration
I find these three women extremely inspiration because of the people they are. They are all strong, beautiful, successful, independent women and it amazes me at how grounded they all seem. For example, recently I read in an interview that on date nights Christina Aguilera and her husband play board games and it shocked me, I never expected a celebrity to be that normal, especially one as successful as Christina Aguilera.. Angelina Jolie has given A LOT of money to charities along with husband Brad Pitt, and has adopted children from suffering countries. Reese Witherspoon balances her successful actress and film producer jobs and being a mother so well and she is actively involved in children and women's charities.

Angelina Jolie
Reese Witherspoon

Christina Aguilera
Fashion Inspiration

Zooey Deschanel

Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen
Blair Waldorf/Leighton Meester
Kirsten Dunst

Thursday, 1 January 2009


Hello sweets! It has been a while, and I am sorry for that. I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas and a happy happy new year! My Christmas was so beautiful this year, the day ended much too quickly and I wish I could do it all again, but there is another year I must wait first! 2009 is actually here and I can't believe it, how fast everything flies is crazy.
Does anyone have any new years resolutions?
I don't normally make them, I always think that I can change any time I want to and New Year does not need to be the time to do it. But this year I have thought I feel ready for some resolutions, I want to live my life totally to the full and a new year is the perfect time to start. I saw the film Yes man the other day and that has motivated me to say yes to more experiences (not as often as he did, I would not result to doing things with pensioners!!) but to live life more.

Have you ever had a moment when you’re with the one person in the world you want to be with and the wind is blowing through your hair and the song that just describes your entire soul happens to come on and then the person you happen to want to be with happens to love the same song and suddenly you realize you’re listening to it together and no matter how crazy your life has gotten, there’s this one moment, this perfect moment where you could just say that no matter what happens nothing can take this moment away from me… and then something does.
- Roswell You know how when you were a little kid and you believed in fairy tales, that fantasy of what your life would be, white dress, prince charming who would carry you away to a castle on a hill. You would lie in bed at night and close your eyes and you had complete and utter faith. Santa Claus, the Tooth Fairy, Prince Charming, they were so close you could taste them, but eventually you grow up, one day you open your eyes and the fairy tale disappears. Most people turn to the things and people they can trust. But the thing is its hard to let go of that fairy tale entirely cause almost everyone has that smallest bit of hope, of faith, that one day they will open their eyes and it will come true.
- Grey's Anatomy
Sometimes i wonder if anything's absolute anymore. Is There Still right and wrong? Good and bad? Truth and lies? Or is everything negotiable,left to interpretation, grey. Sometimes we're forced to bend the truth, transform it, cause we're faced with things that are not of our own making. And sometimes things simply catch up to us.
- One Tree Hill
Later that day I got to thinking about relationships. There are those that open you up to something new and exotic, those that are old and familiar, those that bring up lots of questions, those that bring you somewhere unexpected, those that bring you far from where you started, and those that bring you back. But the most exciting, challenging and significant relationship of all is the one you have with yourself. And if you find someone to love the you you love, well, that's just fabulous.
- Sex and the City

I used to be afraid of so many things…That I’d never grow up. That I’d be trapped in the same place for all eternity. That my dreams would forever be shy of my reach. It’s true what they say. Time plays tricks on you. One day you’re dreaming, the next your dream has become your reality. And now that this scared little girl no longer follows me wherever I go, I miss her. I do. ‘Cause there are things I wanna tell her– to relax, to lighten up, that it is all going to be ok. I want her to know that meeting people who like you, who understand you, who actually accept you for who you are, will become an increasingly rare occurrence. Jen, Jack, Audrey, Andie, Pacey, and Dawson. These people who contributed to who I am, they are with me wherever I go, and as history gets rewritten in small ways with each passing day, my love for them only grows. Because the truth is… it was the best of times. Mistakes were made, hearts were broken, harsh lessons learned, but all of that has receded into fond memory now. How does it happen? Why are we so quick to forget the bad and romanticize the good? Maybe it’s because we need to believe that the time we spent together actually meant something, that we were there for each other in a time in our lives that defined us all, a time in our lives that we will never forget. I can’t swear this is exactly how it happened. But this is how it felt.
- Dawsons Creek

Photos from weheartit

Tuesday, 23 December 2008

ready set tag!

I have been tagged twice! Which is cool as I think they are pretty fun :)
So here goes.
before i start, i did try to link everyone but everytime i do it comes up in some weirdo code.. maybe blogger is not my friend today or i'm just too tired to do it right and not realise.. but i have everyone on the links on the left anyways, so visit them all!! :)

1. Were you named after anyone? no, but my middle name is my nanna's name.
2. Do you still have your tonsils? yes i do!
3. Would you bungee jump? i like to think i would someday, it would be such an amazing experience, along with skydiving!
4. What is your favorite cereal? coco pops or golden nuggets.
5. Do you untie your shoes when you take them off? depends which ones.. i can't get some of my converse off without undoing the laces!
6. What is your favorite ice cream? hmm.. chocolate or mint. or any ben and jerrys!
7. What is the first thing you notice about people? their smile.
8. What is your least favorite thing about yourself? i am not very confident, and i forgive people way too easily.
9. What was the last thing you ate? toast.
10. What are you listening to right now? robert pattinson - let me sign. i am obsessed with this boy!
11. Last movie you watched? the devil wears prada.
12. What did you dream about last night? i never remember my dreams..
13. What book are you reading? re-reading eclipse :)
14. Summer or winter? i love them both for different reasons.
15. Do you have any special talents? i can play the oboe and like to make things, but i am not the best i just enjoy it :)

Tag you're it! -

* the lovely lovely belle from everybody needs an anchor
* another belle with the amazing read ramblings
* the sweet and interesting the yellow elephant
* and my all time favourite betsey from una bella vita

The rules are :
1. Go to the 4th folder in your computer where you store your pictures.
2. Pick the 4th picture in that folder.
3. Explain the picture.
4. Tag 4 people to do the same!

Well, my fourth folder is where I save things that I have found on the internet that I like/find interesting. And here is the fourth photo!

I found this today on this is my heart. it is a good heart, which is where i find some of my favourite quotes and photos. but while i was looking i found something i saved ages ago, and had to share because i love it. maybe it's just me but i find it amazing..


anyways, i tag anyone and everyone that wants to do this tag ;)

Monday, 22 December 2008


I love Chanel, there is something so sophisticated and classic about it. I am so inspired by the models, ad campaigns and Coco Chanel and Karl Lagerfeld themselves.

Coco Chanel

Karl Lagerfeld with models

The Paris-Moscou 2008-2009 Show
2008/9 Fall-Winter Ready-to-Wear Campaign

“What do I wear in bed? Why, Chanel No. 5, of course.”
- Marilyn Monroe
Image credits: 1 2 3 4