Sunday, 28 August 2016

Outfit Of The Day

Fashion week is all about designers coming together to showcase their ability and clothing line for the upcoming season. For me, fashion week is an excuse to dress how I want and get away with it. I didn't get too many photos this year, but I got street style pics taken of me by the wonderful Holly Burgess and Sam Lee. 

What I am wearing:

Zambesi Ringside Jacket

A simple grey dress from ASOS I believe. You can literally get any basic grey/white/black dress and style it with a trendy trench coat!

Alexander McQueen handbag

Shoes from Liberty's - again any pair of high heeled boots will do to complete this look.

I also decided do my hair in three sectioned corn rows.

Saturday, 23 July 2016


I decided to put up something that wasn’t perfect. My random not so deep thoughts, typed out as I thought them. Sometimes ‘carefully thought out material and posts edited to the very core’ isn’t the new black.

I got a new laptop today. I’ve had the same old rickety one for about six years, and everyone in modern life will know that is like a KILLER PERFORMANCE (life span) for a computer. 

I kind of like having a blog that I can ramble to no one in particular. How great is it that in thirty years  - if we are still using the internet and not some weird hologram thing - I can look back at my 15/16/17 y/o thoughts? Powerful. 

I’ve been missing in action for a couple weeks. Not on youtube, but more so having a routine. I have been off school for three weeks. Bliss. But I haven’t really been holiday-ing too much. Long story.

It’s been hard to look at the news each day.. I have become scared at what I will read. Each day there is a life lost, for some reason I don’t even understand. I’m trying to be numb. Anyway.

I went to the flume concert last night. It was very weird being in a mosh pit. Flume gives you that kind of youthy, ecstatic feeling, like nothing matters except for tonight. Well it gives me that feeling. I don’t really know the point of this post, I just wanted to put something out there. Carrie (Bradshaw) got me thinking about relationships in some type of way. After being in a relationship with someone for a year at seventeen, it really changes you. This year I’m facing final exams, university????, decisions for career choices, and a lot of other normal teenage things and not so normal. 

I’ve been doing this thing each day (most days) where I don’t check my phone immediately when I wake up. I like it because it gives me a little bit of time to wake up from the hazy morning feeling without being thrown into deep sea real life. Checking all my emails, scrolling and typing is all I seem to be doing these days. That’s why I’m creating some me time.

That is one thing that will last. ^
I always sporadically take up these mantras in my life, habits that I think I will be consistent with. Diets, journal writing, meditation. But you can’t force yourself to be a type of way. But then again, that’s probably why my brain is so all over the place - judging by this post.

I mean I am on my phone a lot, a little too much for my liking and I feel like I miss out on a lot of things. Haha, thats where I get confused about the Pokemon go game. I mean it gets people outside and all that but then again, what are they doing - staring down at their phones? I can’t talk. I don’t play the game personally, but I’m on my phone a hell of a lot. Social media isn’t real life and it doesn’t really do much to further my life but I grew up in a generation with ever present technology that adapts and continues to advance before my very eyes. Therefore I’m not going to feel bad if I use it.

Three things I am excited about.
  1. Getting my first apartment and decorating it the way I want.
  2. Having a job I love.
  3. Going to Pompeii to see ancient ruins (because I am a classics nerd) and New York.

All things to look forward to, when I’m older and more composed. Or now. Who knows?

PS: Growing up is hard to do.

Monday, 13 June 2016

15 TV shows & movies to binge watch over winter

1. Sex and the City is a must. All 6 seasons. Cosmopolitans and four 30-something-girls looking for love together in New York, what more could you ask for?

2. Full House, for me was one of the best shows I ever watched growing up. When I say growing up, I mean from 15 - currently. And who can resist a lil bit of Uncle Jesse


3. One of the funniest movies that I have seen lately is Neighbours 2: Sorority Rising. Filled to the brim with the best actors/actresses such as Chloe Moretz, Seth Rogen, Rose Byrne, Dave Franco AND Zac Efron.. yep enough said.

What was I just saying about Zac Efron?? I forgot, looking at this photo.

4. Pretty in Pink is the most beautiful 80's film to date. Apart from like 4 others... as I am kinda obsessed with 80's movies. Be prepared to see a little more in this list! But trust me they won't disappoint.

Andrew McCarthy and Molly Ringwald are icons of 80's movies. In my opinion, two of the best young actors at this time.

                                                         This girl has killer fashion.

5. 90210 is what will keep you up all night, every night. Warning: do NOT start during exams.

6. Friends is OBVIOUSLY the best TV show of all time.

It's kind of like committing some heinous unspoken crime if you haven't watched Friends before.

7. Any Harry Potter movie. What is better than cuddling up on a weekend and binge watching as many HP wonders as you can? = my childhood. 

8. The Truman Show was a movie that really tripped me out. The concept is just some unheard of, it made me think so many times that in fact my life was that way. Hope not. I didn't know this but apparently you can visit the massive set/town of Seahaven!

9. I feel like Love Actually is a movie that is always necessary to watch. Last year I sat down with my family and my best friend on Christmas eve and we all watched this film. It was the first time we had seen the film together, but separately I had seen it enough to mouth most of the words. 

10. I don't know how this movie did in terms of ratings or the box office but I really loved this little joy! It featured Taylor Lautner and Lily Collins and it's such a classic teenage love story mixed with spies, assassins and action. Personal rating?? 7.5/10.

Movie: Abducted. Its available on Netflix!

11. This movie is one of the most visually appealing films I have ever seen. Starring the beautiful Brooke Shields in her prime, you will fall in love with it like I did. That's all I can say. You just gotta watch it. Keep in mind watch the original not the weirdo re-runs.

Just keep the fact that they are cousins OUT of your head, oh dear.

12. Zoolander 2 is hilarious. You gotta watch both to really get the cliche, silly humour but its really really wonderful. And I mean, I don't think anyone could match Blue Steel - no matter how hard they try.

13.  The Help made me feel a lot of emotions I didn't think I could feel with films. Anger, sadness, frustration. 20/10. 

14. The most addictive show that I have probably ever watched, is.... gossip girl. I never really understood how 15 year olds could go to bars and cause heinous problems and be driven around in limos, but I guess that's the Upper East Side for you?

This has to go on your bucket list to watch before you die.




- and none for Gretchen Weiners.

Indy x

Friday, 10 June 2016

REALationships and all that shit #feelingmyself

Bubbling, bubbling, bubbling.

Note: Best to sit down with a cup of tea/your favourite snack and let this sink in.


So, after watching seasons on seasons of Sex and the City, I got to thinking about relationships and connections. Squiggly pathways and this peculiar thing we call love.
Being seventeen going on eighteen (yessiree I'm sooo channeling Leisl from The Sound of Music) I realised that I am beginning something intense that I will experience forever. A connection with someone. Myself. Also, maybe with a lot of someone's in my life. Each person that I meet and fall in love with - will forever carry a part of me that I etched into them.

Now, here's the real shit. Our world today revolves around love. Songs, movies, books, short films. Humans want to be loved and accepted. That's the way it has been since the beginning of time. A yearning to have an unbreakable bond with someone. And believe me, being seventeen doesn't change the fact that I feel that yearning.

But what it took me a long time to understand was that I needed to build a relationship with myself first.

Let me ask you this. In this bustling, bustling world - where everyone is always rushing to get to their jobs, to get to appointments, and to get to the next steps in their life, do we ever really get time to look at ourselves and reflect? Do we ever get to acknowledge/appreciate the weird little traits about ourselves? For instance:

1. I love avocados.
2. I have a tendency to drink juice with a spoon.
3. I care deeply about the special people in my life.
4. I will never stop fighting for a career that I want. A career that challenges me. work on this part.
5. I have a very selective and interesting memory. Dates, songs, life-changing memories are things that I will never forget.

It took me a long time to be able to answer that question. I knew that there were some considerable parts about myself that I liked... but I became so caught up in being some else. Someone that did everything to please others, that began to stoop as low as believe the negativity of others. I repeatedly thought that me in all my craziness wasn't enough. I stopped believing. In myself. I MEAN WTF?

After feeling like I was so over this 'doom and gloom' attitude, after weeks of exams, and listening to people trying to decipher my future, I had had enough. There was a buzzing in me. I felt like I needed to start pursuing passions of mine. For me, that was the only way I could truly live. ACTING, writing, starting up a youtube. I felt this manifestation of art, thoughts and mischievous comments that I needed to explore. Believe me when I say, when you listen to what you need and what you want,  your life will change. Drastically. 


You gotta realise how important your life is. Off days happen. Yes, sometimes you can feel like shit. Because maybe, someone rejected you or someone said something about you behind your back - but that's fucking life. Get off your phone, as social media isn't the most fulfilling thing (whilst it can be a useful tool). Fill yourself up with knowledge. Read. Travel. Laugh. It's time to stop the what if's and I can't do this. Blah blah blah. Life is just too short.

For once in my life, I got lost in myself and my internal conversations. 
So, I walked around my city. I breathed in the muggy air that 3pm produced. I bought myself a coffee. I dressed up for myself that day, knee high socks with a lip colour to shock. Not forgetting the trench coat or my PINK addidas superstars, thank you very much. I spent a day planning next steps for my career. 

There is a magic in loving yourself. 
NO matter who you are, or what you do - when you begin to realise that you have so many things going for you,
 a mind that whirs like a never ending clock, 
a body that heals itself just for YOU 
a smile that will make someone's stomach go tingly -
then you might begin to fine tune to this reality. Of beginning to recognise you and all your awesomeness

Looking in the mirror at your reflection won't do it. Your body is the shell of your soul. 
Take pleasure in enriching yourself. You have the power to experience what this world has to offer. 

This life is great. The colours will shock you, the emotions can flood you. Some days you will not want to get out of bed, many days that can be me when its 6am, and all I want to do is sleep through the seasons.


As a young, somewhat well known gal-pal living in this crazy world, I leave myself no choice but to go & work my ass off to get to where I want to be, to challenge myself, and most importantly, 
to love myself.

PS. I'm back with the blogging thing. My posts will not be always this preachy, but I just felt like someone needed to address the elephant in the room. Get up and get shaking, and laughing and working. Once or thrice a week, I will be posting little interesting things. My favourite makeup, updating you on what is about to happen in my life, outings, goals and aspirations. Music. Gossip etc. Stay tuned. Here, I leave you with my favourite song at the moment and a sappy mantra quote of mine.

Apply your own REALationship. Go a week with these positive thoughts. Be open to spontaneity and experience. It's okay to go alone sometimes. You've got this. 
You can thank me later.

Indy, the dancing queen. x