Tuesday, 30 March 2010

Livin La Vida Loca

So my day has been pretty dull. The weather is disgusting, to put it bluntly: it's been pouring with rain all day, as well as the odd snow shower and the mental wind. Unfortunately I had to venture out into the extreme conditions as I had a salon appointment in the morning and an orthodontist appointment in the afternoon. The orthodontist was a complete piss take: when I got there, it was completely packed - they must have overbooked or something - and I had to wait for about half an hour just to be told that my teeth were fine and I didn't need to wear my retainer anymore. But, I'm over it now, as you can tell. Moving on to the main attraction...

As you are probably aware (unless you don't follow Perez Hilton on Twitter, which is disgraceful), Ricky Martin recently came out as a gay man. I find this quite bizarre if I'm honest. I mean good on him for opening up about it so publicly but, I'm not gonna lie, I was surprised. It seems like an awfully long time to be in denial and, after googling him, I discovered that he had previously been in a long term relationship with a female tv presenter for over 14 years. Just to make it clear, I am in no way homophobic and really do not want to come across as it, I am simply curious as to why it took him so long to come out. I understand that it's difficult for some people to come to terms with their sexuality, especially with the media jumping down your throat within seconds, but I think it would just make more sense to be honest with yourself and those close to you. I mean can you imagine having been in a relationship with someone for over 14 years and then finding out, a few years later, that they had come out as gay? I would be a bit humiliated to be honest. Then again, he could have just been gay all along but loved that one woman, which can happen I believe. However, I also feel it necessary to add that I'm truly gutted because I used to majorly fancy him and, I will admit, still do think he's a bit of a babe.

Anyway, I tried to make this post quite balanced so hopefully I don't cause a stir. Not that I would, considering I don't have many followers and don't even know if people read this, but hopefully that will all change in time. I'll just keep waiting patiently :)

Monday, 29 March 2010

Outfit + Sushi

So I went into town again on Saturday, as Hollister had opened in Union Square on Friday and I wanted to see what it was all about y'know. It wasn't great, I'm not gonna lie, but then again it's not really my style. Although I did like their shorts and a few of their shirts. As one of my mate's is working there, I may just be a sneaky devil and ask to use her discount at some point but we'll see if she will let me. Anyway, here's the outfit, it's really casual as I was only going out for a few hours and couldn't be assed bothering too much:

Vest top: Topshop
Jeans: Zara
Boots: Solea at Kurt Geiger
Necklace: Miss Selfridge 
Shirt and bag: mum's

Me and my friend went to this cute little sushi place for lunch after our adventure to Hollister. We both got Miso soup and chicken teriyaki, which was delicious. The soup came in these really cute little bowls with massive wooden spoons.

Tatzilla munching away
 Close up of the bowl and spoon

Hopefully, I should be able to blog every day for the next two weeks, as I'm now on my Easter holidays. However, I can't promise anything but I will try my best :)

Thursday, 25 March 2010

Crazaaay kids

Right, so I noticed my posts seem to be getting very fashion-orientated so I felt like throwing something serious atcha. Basically, about 2 weeks ago my brother was speaking to me about this 'MCAT' drug that's aparently all the rage at the moment. Before you jump to conclusions, no he is not on it - he had been discussing it in one of his college lectures. Since he brought it up, it seems to be everywhere. I've heard of several people in the lower years of my school who aparently take it all the time because it's easier to get than alcohol. I'm not an expert on it, so forgive me if I'm wrong, but as far as I am aware it's some sort of plant food? Call me a prude but I can't really understand how something that is used as a plant food can appeal to anyone, as well as the fact that it makes you experience severe paranoia and it is possible to hallucinate dying. I may just not be down with the kids anymore but I don't know anyone who has a fetish for experiencing their own death. What shocks me though is how young the people in my school who take it are: on the walls of the first year toilets - yes, first year (12 and 13 year olds) - it says "I love MCAT", with responses mostly consisting of "me too". However, I did laugh and would happily applaud the person who responded with "mink". What made me laugh even more though, was when the girl wrote back to defend herself, writing "How are you a mink if you take MCAT?". I love it when people have these ridiculous conversations on toilet walls, I find them weirdly amusing. By the way, I was only in these toilets because our normal ones are horrible, not because I enjoy tormenting first years.

Anyway, this is probably quite a boring post so far so here's a link for Chezza Cole's live lounge cover of 'Fireflies', have a laugh at how bad it is. Although, I do love her leather vest thing that she's fashioning:
Moving on to good music, I would also recommend Them Crooked Vultures' session for Zane Lowe. It is incredible and I love Josh Homme, he is a legend:

I should have a film review for you over the weekend at some point because the gals are coming round to mine tomorrow night to watch Paper Heart. Maybe I'll throw in an outfit as well to spice things up. So that's something to look forward to ;)

Sunday, 21 March 2010

Asher Roth + Outfits

Before I get to the outfits, I will share my current confusion with ya'll. I really have no idea why but for some reason Asher Roth seems to be involuntarily appearing everywhere in my life. First, I had a dream about him out of the blue where we were out for tea, but not in a date way. We just happened to be sitting in a restaurant together. It was one of those dreams that just sort of starts randomly and only lasts for about 5 minutes but it was still weird. Since then, he is cropping up everywhere. Every time I put my iPod or iTunes on shuffle, there he is, and baring in mind I only have about 5 of his songs I find this very strange. As well as that, I went on youtube on Friday and there he is again in my recommended videos. It was apparently recommended because I'd watched Dizzee Rascal's freestyle on Westwood's show ages ago (yes I know, I'm such a G). However, they are in no way similar in the sense that Dizzee raps at the speed of light and Asher Roth basically just talks with a bit of rhythm. Therefore, I am incredibly creeped out by this and would like it to stop, as I am not interested in my life being taken over by Asher Roth.

Anyways, I did end up going shopping on Saturday but I ended up having to start work earlier so I didn't have long. I took the picture of my outfit when I got home as I didn't have time beforehand. It was a nice day so I fancied wearing some light colours for a change:

Top: Topshop
Jeggings: Urban Outfitters (£9.99 in a sale!)
Denim shirt, belt & bag: Mum's

So, I ended up going round to my mate's house at night as well to watch a film and got changed as I felt too dressed up just to chill. We watched The Curious Case of Benjamin Button: it was veryyyyy long but not too bad. Although I think my mate was getting annoyed with my constant complaining about how long it was, haha.

Top: Diesel
Jeggings: Same as above
Nike iD's: Designed myself on the website ;)
Cardi, bag & scarf: Mum's

Friday, 19 March 2010


So, basically I'm sitting in front of my laptop; drinking a fruit tea with honey like an old woman; listening to Lightspeed Champion; and browsing the fashion week pictures on ELLE's website again. As always, I keep going through Luella's collections, as it is one of my favourite labels. I've always been a fan of hers and adore her designs. Although they may not seem extravagant or mind-blowing, that's what I love about them. I love how each piece speaks a thousand words, without being rammed down your throat. As it is approaching Spring, I keep finding myself browsing through the S/S 2010 collection. For lack of a better description, I love how cute and feminine the dresses are with the pastel shades and floral prints. So I thought I'd post some pictures of my favourite outfits:

I was going to add a picture of my own Luella clutch bag but it's not really relevant, although I love it dearly. I'll probably use it for an outfit post at some point so you'll just have to wait and see: ooooh, the suspense. Anyway, I should have an outfit post tomorrow night because I think I'm going shopping with my mates in the morning before I go to work. However, I can't promise anything, as my palios may desert me for some reason cause they is nasty biatches like dat. I'm off to see if I can catch James Corden's thing on Sport Relief, hopefully I haven't missed it..

Lataaaaz x

Monday, 15 March 2010

Woke up this morning feelin' like P. Diddy..

I didn't actually and still do not understand what that means - it is one of the most ridiculous things I've ever heard; as if you would morph into P. Diddy overnight or gain any comprehension of his lifestyle. Oh, and he's actually called Diddy now so keep up Ke$ha (I also find the dollar sign in her name unnecessary and slightly too optimistic). And while I'm on the topic of shit songs: thanks for the "Fireflies" import America, what a delight to the ears that was. Anyway, I have basically had nothing to say the past few days, hence the lack of posts, as I didn't do anything this weekend or have anything going on in my mind worth writing about. However, I have a little bit to say about a documentary I just watched a bit of.

So I came in from a run and my mum was watching an episode of Dispatches about kids living in Gaza and I am still quite shocked from it. I find it really disgusting when people jump to conclusions about people living in the Middle East and just presume that they are all terrorists. It shocks me that we still live in a society with people who are so ignorant and are completely uninterested in anything that isn't happening right on their doorstep. However, that was not the point of the documentary. From what I saw of it, it basically followed a few children and their families who had been affected by the war between the Israeli's and the Palestinian's. The amount these children have had to endure is just incredible: having to watch members of their families being beaten and murdered right in front of them. It really makes me feel incredibly pathetic when I complain about such minor things like having a spot. I feel truly appalled that a lot of people just don't seem to care that this kind of stuff is still going on and are more interested in Cheryl Cole's divorce. It's unbelievable the amount of news coverage celebrities get, in comparison to world issues. However, I'm not naive and I do understand that it's a complex situation but I just find it quite frightening that some people have no awareness of these things going on. I'll never forget the time we were discussing Gaza in my Modern Studies class about 2 years ago and a guy in my class said: "Who's Gaza?". Me and my then friend (we're not friends anymore but that's a whole other matter) were completely taken aback, it was just unbelievable. But anyway, it's getting late and I'm tired so that's all for tonight. Hopefully I'll have something less controversial to say tomorrow :)

Lataaaz x

Thursday, 11 March 2010

Quick post

Sorry about being boring but this is just going to be a really quick outfit post today, as I have my German speaking exam tomorrow and I've been so busy that I haven't done any work for it yet. So this is what I wore to go out for my mum's birthday last night:

We just went out for dinner and then to see Alice in Wonderland - which I will talk about shortly - so it's quite a casual outfit. I wore it with my black blazer though to make it a bit more dressy. I'm not going to go into much detail about the outfit because it's quite simple and I want to talk about Alice in Wonderland, as it was incredible! First of all, Johnny Depp was amazing in it. I can't imagine anyone else playing his part as well as he did. He seemed to be perfect for the role, in a really bizarre way, and it just seemed to work. Also, the crazy hare was hilarious! I love how so many films make anyone Scottish seem insane, as if we're all complete nutters. Ironically, I don't find it offensive in any way, I find it hilarious. Besides that, however, I found the clothes in it bizarrely beautiful (note the sneaky alliteration there). Although everything was highly unwearable as it was shown, I really think there's potential for similar styles to catch on. Anyways, this was meant to be a quick post and I've taken about half an hour to do it so that's all for now.

Lataaaz x

Monday, 8 March 2010

Outfit + Oscars

Right so I said I would post those pictures of the skirt and cardi. However, I ended up finding a denim shirt (also my mum's) which matched the skirt perfectly so I've gone for that instead. Now, I was never really into the whole denim shirt look but I really like this one, as it's a thicker type of denim and not as flimsy as some of the ones I've seen. I threw this together quite quickly - literally in like 5 minutes - so I didn't accessorize or anything but when I wear it out, I'd probably add a colourful silk scarf, to keep in with the spring look, or a long necklace. I would've preferred to use a thin tanned belt but I couldn't find one that was suitable so I went for this thick elasticated one I got from Miss Selfridge about 2 years ago that I barely ever wear.

Got the awkward head tilt thing going on here

Now that's out of the way, I also wanted to share two of my favourite dresses from the Oscars, as I felt it would be appropriate. I don't know if copyrighting laws apply but I'd like to stay on the right side of the law so the following pictures are both from ELLE's website.

Carey Mulligan in Prada
I absolutely adore this dress, and her style in general, from what I've seen. I love the detailing on the front of the dress. I also really like the way it's just short enough at the front to see the shoes, as it often annoys me, as a shoe fanatic, when you can't see the shoes. By the way, I love her shoes as well but silly ELLE failed to mention who they were by. Also, very jealous that she is going out with Shia LaBeouf - not because I think he's hot but because if they get married, she'll be called Mrs. LaBeouf.

Diane Kruger in Chanel Couture

Everything about this dress is just perfect to me. The blend of the peachy/nude colour and black, surprisingly, works really well. I also love the simplicity of it at the top and bottom, with the dramatic feathery section in the middle. It's a beaut ;)

Sunday, 7 March 2010

Busy busy..

Ok, so I know I should be posting pretty much everyday as I'm new to this but I literally have had no time. Thankfully, I'm almost finished my pile of work now though, so I thought I'd do a quick post. Basically I've been making my way through this beast of a book my history teacher lent me for my extended essay:


Obviously I haven't read or attempted to read the whole thing but scanning through it for quotes has been a nightmare. Although, my history teacher did tell me she had read it, god knows how she got through it as it is 845 pages long. To be fair though, there's about 200 pages of footnotes at the back and a few pages of pictures. Despite that, it is still a beast of a book.

However, obviously I got distracted at times, and decided to rummage through my mum's wardrobe for some new/old clothes. I found an adorable knitted cardigan and a floral ankle length skirt, which I intend to turn into a cute little mini skirt for spring, with my mum's permission of course. I'll get some pictures up tomorrow, as I should probably be getting back to my history essay.

Lataaaz x

Thursday, 4 March 2010

Band of Skulls + Mumford & Sons

So I've been for my run, wasn't too bad. But that's not my point: I am currently in love with this song:

I love the progression in it and the raspy vocals, it's just such a brilliant tune. It makes me think of summer and festivals. Hopefully they'll be playing at T in the Park this year, I imagine they'd be brilliant live.

I also wanted to recommend my beloved Mumford & Sons. I love this band so much, even though they're fairly recent. The album is just incredible and I can't recommend them enough. Also, you should check out their cover of Cousins by Vampire Weekend, which is stunning:

That's all for now, peace out homeboiiizz x

Quick message to say hello..

As this is my first blog ever, I'm not really sure what my specific focuses will be on as of yet, but obviously my main interests will play a major role in what I write about. It doesn't really take a genious to figure that out I know but oh well. As of right now I am listening to Jeff Buckley, hence the blog name, trying to gain enough motivation to go out for a run. Thankfully, the weather is still clear so I suppose I better go sooner rather than later. However, I haven't been running in ages so I am dreading the pain I am about to endure. I really can never understand people who are able to run for miles without feeling 'fatigue'.
Anyway, my main intention of this whole blogging thing is so I can improve my writing skills, as I'm interested in studying journalism. So basically, I'll just be talking about whatever takes my fancy: whether it be fashion, music, a particular issue or just what I've been up to. I'll try my best to keep it entertaining, when appropriate. However, I apologise in advance if I seem to be going mental over nothing, as I do get annoyed very easily!
That's all for now, just wanted to say a quick hello. I'm away to try and do some more of my history essay before going for my run, if it ever happens. I'll be sure to let you know.
Lataaaaz x