I'm back from Sydney, wooo, so tired. My weekend was good, much walking and looking at things and learning about learning. Vague = I'll explain later.
I did make some exciting purchases which will be feature over the next few weeks, huzzah!
I also finally bought The Sartorialist book and after looking through it all decided... several things.
a. whenever I'm in a big city like Sydney I'm just going to have to look outstanding because of my secret want to be photographed Scott Schuman even know I know how ridiculously unlikely that is especially because when I'm in Sydney I usually look like more of a hag than usual
b. as much as I really like the book and the blog, I had a few issues. The first being that there was only one picture of a woman that was heavier, and she was about 60-ish. He went on next to her picture about how size etc shouldn't effect people's fashion sense and style, yet every girl that was in the book was ridiculously thin. I couldn't help but find that when he talking about how fashion is for everyone (including the girl on the cover who has a limp because one of her legs is drastically shorter than the other) yet the book was mostly filled with women who looked like they should be on the catwalk.
I just don't find it very encouraging for the sort of women and teenage girls that are going to be looking through the book, some of them a bit bigger or curvier, and they have no one to relate to in there except a 60-year-old eccentric.
(In saying that, the book was released a bit ago, he's probably compensated for that but I'm just a bit behind in the times!)
c. this is less of a criticism and more of a... how it doesn't quite relate to me thing. (Nice wording there Grace). Scott says in the book how it's a documentation of all style, rich to poor, and he's right there is a large range... but it's mostly people wearing italian tailored suits or Prada. It really is a style file as told by a man very high in the fashion world in America.
In saying that, it's hard to be completely objective, if I was doing street photography I would have a particular focus and so would everyone. But I just thought I'd point that out.
d. in saying all that, I still really like the book because it's a bit of a style file and I plan on using it to help me when I don't know what to wear in the morning. Open up a random page and get inspired!
What does everyone else think of the Sartorialist?
Anyway, enough ranting! After Steph's make-up related blog post yesterday I decided to try and do a minimalist version of it today for work. It was a bit of a failure, it seems 10 minutes isn't enough to do exessive eye makue-up and my eyeshadow stays on for about 30 minutes before it all fades off.
Anyway, so I thought I would a. show my terrible attempt at more eyeshadow, and b. show my new beanie! I always like it when Steph wears her beanies with a lot of eye make up so I thought I'd give it a try.
I would like to point out though, my eyes are quite set back in my head so I have to half close my eyes and raise my eyebrows to even see any eye make-up I have on!
Beanie from Sportsgirl
(Steph you're probably looking at these going... what's Grace talking about, she doesn't have any eyeshadow on. It was a petty attempt. I'll try harder next time :p)