Sunday, 30 October 2011

Spooky Chic

                    Some spooky chic ideas for Halloween.

Spiders web umbrella by Lulu Guinness

Spider necklace and ring both from Butler & Wilson

Batmosphere Mini Necklace by Eley Kishimoto for Tatty Devine

Sequin Bat Mask from Topshop

Articulated Skeleton necklace from Asos

Skeleton Sequin Top by Ashish

Cat Ears Bowler From River Island and Faux Fur Cat Hat From Topshop

DKNY Delicious Candy Apples Sweet Strawberry Scented Perfume

Saturday, 22 October 2011

Kitten Mischief

Just thought I would share a few pictures of my two beautiful kittens.

Violet is a very beautiful girl. This little basket is one of her favourite places. Although she is struggling to fit in it, the more she grows. But that doesn't stop her trying!

Ruby is much smaller and skinnier than her sister but she has a big appetite for most "human" foods. In the second picture, she has just finished sticking her head in my almost empty yogurt pot. But she still managed to get herself in a fine mess.

They are half Siamese, I think you can see it quite a lot in this photo. They remind me of the two cats in Lady And The Tramp. Everything about Ruby is very Siamese, her face, her build, even her habits. The only thing she doesn't have is the voice. Unfortunately she rarely speaks.
      On the other hand Violet is much more vocal but doesn't have as many as the physical characteristics of a Siamese. But she does look Siamese some of the time.

Thursday, 20 October 2011

Halloween Lush Style

The day after my birthday (Sunday), we went on another shopping trip. Locally this time. I have been looking forward to the new Halloween products arriving at Lush. Although I hoped for a bigger range, I still wasn't disappointed. I purchased everything except the soap from the halloween range.

                                            Skullduggery has a citrus scent with lime and neroli.

                                Calacus also goes down the citrus route with a lime jelly bean scent.

This pumpkin knot wrap is so sweet. I purchased mine with a fizzbanger ballistic inside. Fizzbanger changes colour once in the water and smells like apple crumble. I think this is one of my new favourites from Lush!

Whilst shopping we popped into Marks & Spencer. And I added to my haul a cardboard cake stand with spinning bats at the top. I also bought a black glittery cardboard candelabra (which I really love). I am thinking I may need a small shed to accommodate my Halloween things if I carry on like this...

Sunday, 16 October 2011

Let Me Eat Cake

It was my birthday yesterday and I was well and truly spoiled. I received so many lovely things. The best being three handmade items from my extremely talented Mum. And you would be right in thinking that black cats were involved in some of them (I will post about my presents later).
     We took a trip to St Andrews for my birthday, there are some nice little shops there. First stop was Bibi's Bakery  for some delicious cakes which we and my kittens thoroughly enjoyed.

Everything I bought was halloween related.
Ibought these items from the Breathless Halloween Range:


                                                                   Poison Bottle Labels

Paper Table Runners

                                                  Accessorize Haunted House Cake Stand

Both of these packs of cute napkins by Caspari

Martha Stewart Halloween magazine. The shop I usually buy this from had sold out but I was lucky enough  to get the last copy from WH Smith.

One of the shop windows had some really cool 70's framed wallpaper and some retro 70's packaging, patterns and even a vintage Sindy doll.

We had a great day and I was very lucky that the weather was on my side.

Friday, 7 October 2011

Trip To The Museum

As part of my Mum's birthday, we decided to visit  an exhibit we were both interested in. It was the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee exhibit. The photographs of the Queen and her family were taken by the legendary Cecil Beaton. The exhibit was in association with the V&A and it was very interesting. The majority of photos were in black and white and there were also a number of pictures of Cecil himself taken by other photographers. Unfortunately we were not allowed to take any photographs.
          We had not visited the museum for a while so we decided to have a good look around.
I really liked this head dress made from Polo Mints. Although not too sure if many people could carry it off.

I also really liked this Victorian dress. I would really like to wear something like this, black is one of my favourite colours.

These were some of the things my Mum really liked. She has a love of vintage and artistic flair.

Also on display was this iconic Wallace's shop window. This takes me back to my childhood, still miss those pies now.

We had a great day and Mum really enjoyed her birthday.