Tuesday, 20 December 2011

Black Rooster

I packed 3 bags filled with a variety of garments, shoes and accessories and headed down to Albert Road - which is a very good and local place for bars, food, vintage and charity shops. My friend lives there.She is currently studying Photography at Portsmouth University and she is very, very talented.
Sometimes, I help her out so she can build up her portfolio, and it also gives me a collection of interesting images to blog than what I usually have!

I finally got to her house and I settled my belongings down then started to rummage. She knew what she had in mind for the shoot but I wasn't sure, so I took as many different things with me as possible to ensure she got what she wanted. After all, this is her work.

After dismissing the heels, we finally settled on a casual outfit. It consisted of my black Dr. Martens, suspender style tights, a plain striped vest and a fringed jacket. Pretty basic, but I guess the dramatic element (for me) was the wig. We tried many different ones. One was long, red and curly, one was short and black, and there was even a green one! 

However, this was it. This was the one she wanted to use. I looked stupid at first. I felt stupid. I have had black hair before, but it has been years since i have seen it this colour! However, after the make up was applied, the look was coming together and I was getting used to it.

I still don't think I could return to this colour though.

We headed down the road and found a wide alley, leading to a small shop. It was perfect. I was (sort of) out of the way from everybody seeing me and, from a photographers point of view, the lighting was good!

I was very, very uncomfortable doing this down such a busy street. People were staring and making comments as they were passing by, but i just had to get on with it!

I did enjoy doing this, and my friend was pleased with the outcome, but I will definitely say that 'modelling' isn't my thing, but it was an enjoyable experience for a normal person like me!

I will put the link to her website on here as soon as she finishes it so you can all check out her amazing work!

I hope i didn't bore you too much!


Wednesday, 14 December 2011

Rip It Up and Start Again

Hey :) I have been a little bit busy lately (again). I have a fairly big deadline for Friday and i am far from finishing it. In fact, I should be doing it now but...
This isn't really much of a post, i just picked this jacket up the other day as i thought it was quite cool. Originally, it was going to be for mine and Harriet's eBay shop but its weirdness has slowly grown on me.

I apologise for the quality and darkness of these, the day was horrible!

It is actually made in Guatemala or something like that, so it is Mexican/Carribean?

I just went for a comfortable outfit and teamed it with my Dr Martens, leather trousers and a tee.

Since my last post, i managed to get myself down to The Wedgewood Rooms (our local music venue) to see a band called The Heartbreaks who were actually supporting The Ordinary Boys this night. Aswell as playing some of their old stuff, they also played a couple of new songs which were very impressive! You should definitely check them out.

Thanks for all my new followers too, you are all so lovely and i really appreciate everything you have to say!


Wednesday, 30 November 2011

Everybody Looks Better In The Right Light

Do you ever get those nights where you just lay awake thinking about everything? Well, yes. This is one of those nights. I don't even know why i am still awake. I would love to go to sleep right now - what i am thinking about isn't even important but i can't rest. Nevermind, i am sure i will sleep soon!

I have managed to comment all those who have commented me back, and check out your blogs! I am so impressed. I can not wait to get mine going and looking good... i will work on that another night when i am restless i think :) But yes, thank you for taking the time to comment! And thank you to Harriet for linking me on her blog.

I have been wanting to wear this skirt for a long time. I picked it up in a charity shop for £3.50 but everytime i thought about it, and wore it, it never seemed right. But, i got this outfit together very quick without even thinking too much and i quite liked it!

The top is actually a bodysuit. I love the fringed sleeves, it makes me feel like a bird (i have no idea why or how, but it does!)

Top: Topshop
Belt: Thrifted
Skirt: Vintage
Hat: EBay

I thought i would add some print with my tights and my fur hat.
I hope you like it!
Love nicole xx

The night i wore this outfit i went to see The Vaccines and Frankie and the Heartstrings were supporting them.   I have to admit, i preferred them.

Monday, 28 November 2011


I have been wanting to start a blog for ages now but i haven't really had the motivation. Time seems to freeing up a lot around me so with some spare minutes, it is the perfect timing. However, you will have to bear with me as i am new to this! I am not quite sure how to follow blogs etc so, leave a comment or something and i will check out your blogs/comment/follow them :)

In my blog i will be posting my own outfits, and others that inspire me, along with great music and events that are happening. But, this will be gradual as i need to get used to this.

Shorts: Topshop
Blouse: Vintage
Shoes: Tuk Creepers