Monday, August 19, 2013

every photograph and story trickled through the lengthy web of friend

Photos from when I met up with Ophelia, Ellie, Ibe and Rachel in London on the 7th. As you can see from Ellie's blog post, we went to Brick Lane, met Zachary Robinson (i even TOOK my journal with me in case I saw someone famous (for an autograph) but upon seeing him I forgot all about it), and to The East End Thrift Store. We were also photographed for Rokit's blog which may or may not be uploaded by them soon (I'll probably add the photo here).

Ophelia by Shoreditch Highstreet Station.

Rachel in a bagel shop.

Ellie outside Shoreditch Highstreet Station.

Rachel outside Shoreditch Highstreet Station.

Rachel in a vintage shop.

Ophelia in a vintage shop.

Ibe in a vintage shop.

Ophelia in the backroom of an ice cream shop. We were herded out by the owner when they saw us in there.

Portrait //heavily cropped// version of the top photo. 
Vintage Jumper - eBay £4
Black suede vintage skirt - eBay £12
Vintage tights - eBay £3 or something
80s bowling bag - Rokit £6 but from forever ago in year 8
Black/White bag - Charity shop £1
Feather barrette - Car boot sale 10p

I didn't buy anything other than American Apparel socks to replace an American Apparel sock I had lost. But I had only lost one and I had to buy them in a two so now I have three. I also bought LOVE magazine with a mysterious stain on it from an underground confectionery vendor. He conspicuously brandished a wet wipe before I ran off. I have never encountered a stall that offers gratuitous wet wipes with your purchases before. I also queued for a Krispy Kreme at 6:28 with my train leaving at 6:35, therefore abandoning any chance of purchasing dinner (priorities). However, I sat between the carriages on the floor from Waterloo to Winchester on the way back anyway to avoid anyone peering into my journal (as happened on the journey up) so eating dinner may have proved a challenge. 

- Hollie

Monday, August 12, 2013


I have been absent for ages! It feels as if I've forgotten how to blog. From my journal about two weeks ago: 
 "I don't remember doing anything particularly poignant to make this summer terrifically good or horrendously bad. Everything is very subdued which bothers me because everyone else seems to find events so profound. My spectrum of emotion doesn't seem to ever venture too far out of melancholy indifference to content gratification, and I have no prominent feeling to write about as a result of this. I'm not doing anything and feel sort of desensitized to the world/things."

Things that have happened since I've blogged: We had a heatwave for two weeks and I went to the beach quite a lot over this time. Bus fares and Mcdonalds has bled me dry of any money I had left in my bank account from my paper round last year. I went to Mary-Anns who lives in the middle of no where in a very cool cottage. When I arrived, her horse was in their garden. I went to an Antiques warehouse. I saw the Great Gatsby and Monsters University and ate Pizza in the gardens in town. I have had four sleepovers and I am re-reading the Harry Potter series (I'm on the Order of the Pheonix). I did work experience for a week at a photographic studio which was really good. I've been to Boscombe a few times, to a cafe in town for the afternoon. I saw a show, had two picnics, went to a party, have tried to look for a job and have visited the Harry Potter studios. Butterbeer is my new favourite drink. I met up with some internet friends in London (and caught the train there and back alone which was daunting and I felt prematurely mature). I went to a beach gathering at night and we went in the sea in the pitch black. My parents are in Poland at the moment so I stayed with my aunt this weekend. I cut 7 inches off my hair and it's now a bob (it's shorter than in the photo below because I cut it again today). I like it and I'm going to keep cutting more off inch by inch.

We went to Molly's den with my Grandma yesterday. I've been before but I didn't take my camera. This dress reminds me of the one Luna Lovegood wears to Slughorn's party (which I saw in real life two weeks ago). But this was £85.

My August project is to redecorate my room. I have gotten rid of all of my clothes/things in my room because I had an existential crisis in July. I have 2 skirts, 4 shirts, 1 top, 1 dress, a jumper and 2 pairs of jeans (all of which are new except for one skirt and the one top) left and my walls are completely bare. I want one of my walls to have psychedelic posters plastering it but the ones in the first photo were all £30+.

I wanted this bike but it is child size! I have two bikes but both are broken.

I got these shoes from Molly's den in the middle of July - they were only £5! They're a size too big but I couldn't leave them so I'll stumble around instead.

I got this mirror yesterday - I would have got it the last time I went but we cycled there and being ceramic it's really heavy so I left it. It was £10. I have needed a mirror because my old green rimmed one smashed. The 60s vase and pastel pencil pot were stolen from my mother but they're probably originally from charity shops. The tin and alarm clock were car boot sales. The painting is also my mum's and also probably from a charity shop. Fringing from a haberdashery and green bottle from the SA. This wont be like this for much longer because I'm changing most things in my room.

These two photos are the beginnings of redoing my room. I posted them on tumblr a while ago. The focus of the bottom picture is on the blind cord which is really really really annoying.