Wednesday 30 May 2012

Gatsby, What Gatsby?

Hello Lovelies!

Apologies for the lack of blogging lately, (I seem to be saying this a lot.. sorry!) but the weather has been glorious and I'd rather be outside enjoying the warm sunshine, instead of being cooped up inside on my computer. I'm sure you can understand, especially since I'm Scottish, this lovely weather only comes once a year (if we are lucky) and so it is very important for me to enjoy it! :)

Anyways, I may have mentioned this before, but I am a massive Baz Luhrmann fan and so couldn't contain my excitement when I heard he was remaking 'The Great Gatsby'. I studied the book in school and while at first found it boring, it soon grew on me and now, I  love it. Luhrmann has released the first trailer for the movie (out in Dec 2012, why do we have to wait so long?!) and it is oozing with Luhrmann magic. Packed with glitter, dazzle and drama, it's looking like a Luhrmann classic, along with Romeo + Juliet and Moulin Rouge. If you haven't seen it, watch the trailer here.

In my opinion, the casting for this movie is perfect. There are no actors alive better suited to playing Daisy and Gatsby than Carey Mulligan and Leonardo DiCaprio, and you can see the chemistry between them in the trailer. This is the chemistry which was so lacking in the 70's adaptation with Robert Redford and Mia Farrow. We were made to watch the movie in my English class and I hated it, which could explain why I initially disliked the book. However, I know Luhrmann will not disappoint, when does he ever? (Please ignore the movie 'Australia', it was very pretty but farrr tooooo longggggg). Below are a few images which have been released. Absolutely love the 20's fashion and style, which you can see has been the inspiration for designs seen on this years catwalk at Gucci and Ralph Lauren.



Then wear the gold hat, if that will move her;

If you can bounce high, bounce for her too,

Till she cry "Lover, gold-hatted, high-bouncing lover,

I must have you!"

- Thomas Parke D'Invilliers



Saturday 19 May 2012


Hello Lovelies!

I thought I would show you some pictures of 'MUSE" magazine. I helped work on this magazine last year for my uni coursework. The gothic photo-shoot my friends and I put together was included, and I was also lucky enough to get an article I wrote on Vivienne Westwood featured in the mag! Ahhh! :) 

If you like these photos, check out the original shots here. 

And here is a little sneak peek of my article on Queen Viv:

Have a great weekend!


 (All the above photos belong to me. 
The pictures should not be copied or used by anyone else. Thank you!)

Tuesday 15 May 2012

Ice Cream Cupcakes Recipe

Hello Lovelies!

I'm sure a lot of you are in exam hell right now, so I thought I'd share my recipe for ice cream cupcakes, helping you to procrastinate and put off revision that little bit longer. Plus, the fact that they taste amazing will surely help too! 

Ingredients for the Sponge Base: 

6 ounces (170 grams) Self Raising Flour
6 oz (170 grams) Caster Suger
6 oz (170 grams) Soft Margarine
3 Eggs
1 Teaspoon of Baking Powder
1 Teaspoon of Vanilla Essence
Baking Tray and 12 cases of your choice


1. Weigh out the ingredients and add to a food processor or a hand-held mixer and blend mixture till smooth.
2. Add the mixture to the cupcake cases. Use a table spoon to do this and it should fill 12 cases. 
3. Bake in oven at 180 degrees for 15-20 minutes, until mixture is well rised and golden.

I added the vanilla essence to the eggs but it can be added with everything else in the processor.  

Once the sponge base has properly cooked, then we can decorate. (The fun part!)

Ingredients for the Icing and Decoration:

12 ounces (340 grams) Icing Sugar
6 ounces (170 grams) Unsalted Butter (room temperature or softened in mirco-wave for 20 seconds)
2 Tablespoons of Milk
'99' Chocolate Flakes
Chocolate Sprinkles


1. Add all ingredients to a food processor or use a hand held mixer.
2. Whilst you are blending the mixture, add 2 tablespoons of milk, and keep mixing till you have a smooth consistency. 
3. Put the mixture in a piping bag.
4. Pipe the mixture onto your sponge bases. 
5. Break each chocolate flake in half and stick into the icing. 
6. Cover the cupcakes with chocolate sprinkles 

 This is a simple recipe, just follow the steps and pictures, and enjoy! 
Any problems, just ask!



Sunday 6 May 2012

Black and Yellow.

Dress-Topshop, Cardigan-Primark, Jewellery-Topshop, Shoes-New Look
 Evening Lovelies,

I've been so busy this past week and pretty stressed out with my exams looming, I've had hardly any time to blog! Hope you haven't been missing me too much ;)

Decided to let off some steam Saturday night and headed out for drinks with friends. I wore this bright lemon dress from Topshop. I bought it whilst I was in London and was automatically drawn to the colour! It wasn't warm enough to wear bare legged, so decided to pair it with black tights, cardigan and gothic necklace. 

A few of you guys really wanted me to upload the recipe for my infamous ice cream cupcakes, so keep your eyes peeled, that post will be up soon! :)

Hope everyone is doing well and had a fantastic weekend!
More soon!


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