Sunday, 29 April 2012


So I was in London a few weeks back with my sister. I love London, despite the fact that I'm a hardcore country bumpkin and the three streets of St Andrews seem like a metropolis. I went to London to see the Freud exhibition, but sadly we couldn't get tickets so instead went shopping. We hit Camden and Oxford Street and spent far too much money on things we didn't really need but our wardrobes were clearly lacking... At least that's what I tell myself.

Anyway so I did a few doodles on the train home...

I forgot to colour them in but there are a few notes. Anyway, the one on the left  was a girl wearing black pumps, black tights, and a black hat. What I loved about her outfit was that she had a black and white houndstooth skirt with a purple and black houndstooth coat on top. It had this gorgeous funnel-neck to it as well. I just love the use of print in this outfit. The pattern was the same size, but the use of different hues just made it quirky. Plus the flashes of white and purple broke up the black perfectly.
The outfit to the right is my sister Dorothy's for the day. She wore a Paul & Joe dress The Mother gave me for Christmas a few years back, but sadly my breasts are just a little too big... It has the most adorable retro-style cat print on it. The jacket is denim with a sheepskin collar which I think was also a Christmas present from The Mother. It's pretty standard for us to get some awesome charity shopped number from her which she purchased for absolute pittance. The rest of the outfit consisted of Chelsea boots and a Bally bag Dorothy found in a charity shop.

This sketch is of one of two boys we saw on the Tube. They must have been about four and six and were both wearing red trousers, blue and white tank-tops (knitted vests) over a blue striped shirt together with red bow-tie and hipster glasses. What was strangest was that the parents were just wearing jeans and jumpers. Very strange, but man did those boys have style.

I also got photographed for a style-blog. If it goes up I'll link and tell then... Woop woop...

Right I'm back to work now, so will see y'all later...


Thursday, 26 April 2012


So, due to a mixture of bad internet at home, followed by 3D cinema-induced migraines, constant deadlines and a drunken social calender, I've been away from the old blogging world for a while. But I'm back. At least for the moment as this is mostly procrastination to avoid writing an essay on the archaeological remains of Carthage... I've got a lot of sketches and outfits I've been storing up the last couple of weeks from summer outfits to Masquerade Balls. I spent most of yesterday drawing abs for an article on mens' swimwear. It was a good afternoon...

And so I'm going to ease myself back into the blogging universe by posting a few sketches and music videos that I'm loving.

I love dancing. By no means am I any good at it, but I firmly believe that every film must have a dance scene in. Dancing just makes me exceedingly happy so here are a few dancing sketches. And a few banging tunes...
Beyonce's dancing is awe-inspiring. And this song is amazing especially for dancing round my room and shaking my backside like there is no tomorrow. In fact this whole album is spectacular. Love on Top and Countdown are some more amazing dancing tooooons.

I discovered this song earlier this week.It's been around a while but the first verse just gets me. Plus he has an amazing face.
I bought a ukulele when I was home. It's purple and I love it. And with my new uke I've developed a love for this beautiful lady. This song is my guilty pleasure anyway when sung by Miss Cheryl Cole but I just LOVE  this version so much. The message seems so much more poignant.

So that's that for today. I shall post soon, I have a couple of outfit sketches and more procrastination opportunities a-coming up.