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Tips on looking *hot* in stockings and suspenders this christmas

December 3, 2008

Christmas festivities are in full swing, and you are harbouring desires to snuggle up with your loved by an open fire, with champers or maybe following a few mulled wines, and possibly on that old clichéd favourite; the animal skin rug. And to complete the scene, you very much want to strip down to some sexy underwear, maybe a corset, busque, matching (lets face it in day-to-day wear this is unusual for the average girl) bra and knickers, and most definitely accompanied by suspenders and stockings.

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PANIC! The past few winter months (not to mention preceding miserable summer season) have got in the way of your ideal svelte bronzed self and the idea of squeezing into thigh-emphasising stockings fills you with dread. Do not worry, because I filled with the same dread, have come across a few helpful tricks. Note, these are not miraculous mind-bending feats of the super natural, merely a couple of ideas so obvious you may not have thought they would help.

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Christmas Gifts – Edgy Laptop bags for guys…and girls

December 3, 2008

The month of Christmas is here and as I’m busy busy busy I’m trying to shop exclusively for gifts online. Don’t get me wrong, I *love* wandering around the likes of Camden lock at Christmas or visiting Christmas markets, but fighting my way through bargain-hungry crowds, the like who take no prisoners, on a grey and miserable winters eve is most definitely not my idea of fun.vaja-bag

However, a couple of days in and things are going as smoothly as I had hoped! I’ve decided that a funky laptop bag is the perfect gift for my geeky boyfriend, and actually there are a lot to choose from online. The problem I’m having is that few seem to marry style and geek-chic functionality. They either remind me of bulky bags once donned in early teenhood, or are way too business-slick. Girls on the other hand are spoilt for choice!! There are so many different styles! Fun, retro, sophisticated designer, all of which appeal!!

Why is it that the guys selection is proving sooo much more difficult!?

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NaNoWriMo – what could have been…

November 28, 2008

Hello one and all! Apologies for the recent silence. Unfortunately a slight shift in job role has meant an increase in travel, coupled with trying to fit in time with my recently distant boy spelling a serious decrease in free time. I’m not complaining, all has been enjoyable, however I might have to look into using SpinVox or some other moblog tool if I am serious about committing to this site. Which by the way, I am.

typewriterLack of free time has also prevented me from getting involved in national novel writing month, or NaNoWriMo as commonly refereed. Several friends and a number of peeps I follow online have thrown themselves into the challenge with much gusto. The challenge is in its 10th year, and requires participants to write 50,000 words in the month of November. Read the rest of this entry »

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Holly Willoughby and Fearne Cotton

October 15, 2008

Holly and Fearne make quite the dream combo, according to our boys. Not only are the two bombshells fine of face and figure, but they are also funky. And importantly, whilst complementary their styles contrast.

Lady-like Holly, appealing to the wholesome (yet not vomit-inducing) girly-girl enthusiast is renowned for ensembles flattering of the curvy-lady; synched waists, tailored jackets and kick-skirts indicative of the 1950’s. Holly has not been without her critiques and has come under-fire for wearing revealing dresses with plunging neck-lines before the water shed however these dresses are perfect examples of her penchant for the 1950’s glamour, and the very reason she is such a hit with the boys. I am of a similar shape to Holly and also love the glamour of the 50’s and have long peppered my wardrobe with such outfits.

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Blue day

September 23, 2008

Today I feel blue. My beautiful boy has accepted the offer of an exciting and challenging new Job in a city 2.5 hours away by bus and 1.5 hours by train. I am SO proud of him. And I am so happy he’s so excited about the prospect of his new life, and have been nothing but positive to him about it. But secretly I also feel desperately melancholy.

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Maquita Oliver; visual nightmare

August 20, 2008

Having style, to me, is someone who can use colour, shape and pattern to create an interesting visual effect.

Regarding clothes, the style has to achieve an over all purpose, to be striking, to be functional and to be flattering. Flattering styles obviously vary depending on cultural social norms. Generally in western culture it is deemed attractive if a female is slim and tall, or even slim and curvaceous. Manly because these are charateristics common within fit and healthy individuals, and ultimately females who are going to be better well equipt to carry children, and give birth (Sorry to get all phsyio/anthropological on you!).

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Who said house work wasn’t sexy?

August 8, 2008

Sassy, sexy and useful were the criteria I set off with on my birthday-gift perusal of the interweb.

My cybernet recce was not unsuccessful. It has been long recognized that there is a certain sexiness surrounding the housewife act, be it French maid orientated or domestic goddess Nigela Lawson’s seductive hair-flicking finger-suckling homemaker-theatrics.

Today I discovered Jessie Steeles’ practical, about- the-house, vintage pin-up aprons

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