Saturday, November 27, 2010

blogger block

I am alive blog, alive with the sound of music! 

such posts that are on the way... i look forward to awe you all

 wait till you see what i pull out of the box..

Tomorrow i finally see Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows which i just finished reading..
and this is very exciting for me... (love this jacket!)

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Swap till you Drop


On Sunday (stormy Sunday as it will no doubt go down in history..NAAAAT), I went along to the Swap till You Drop event at the Workmans Club on Wellington Quay.
I'm not very familiar with the Quays so i was wandering around until i noticed a few fashionista's and decided to follow them. Once i saw Sonja Lennon for RTE'S Off the Rails i knew i was on the right track. 

I was helping out in the 'Tunnel of Luck'! The event organised by the fabulous Síona Ryan was in aid of the Irish Motor Neurone Disease Association. When i arrived it was packed. The crowd of fashionable women were litterly chomping at the bit to get in and swap their clothes.

And swap they did.. please exuse the poor quality of photos, i cudnt fit the fancy camera in my handbag!

I really hope they hold another STYD, it was great craic chatting to everyone and some of the pieces were to die for, Stella McCartney & Vivienne Westwood, John Rocha, Longchamp& McQueen all made an appearence. 

Next time i will have a bag of clothes to swap and camera at the ready. I love the idea of swaping you're junk for somebody else's. I didn't come out empty handed either, am now the owner of a vintage royal blue wool pencil skirt, pics to come when i figure out what to wear it with!

Gossip Girl brought straight to you from me

I do not like Vanessa...that is all i have to say.

what did u think of the episode?

Falling for Olivia Palermo

Throughout the years i have been a huge hills/city fan. The reason I liked The Hills at first was solely because Lauren and Whitney worked at Teen Vogue. Those were the days eh?! Before they all had boob jobs and speidi went mad for those rocks..or whatever they were. 

When Whit (that's right i feel I'm on nickname terms with her) moved to New York and ran into Olivia Palermo, i hated her. I really did, i didn't like when the story would focus on her and preferred to change channel. However over the years I've come to terms that maybe...just maybe, the editing of The City was a lil harsh on her.  

She's been popping up as i surf the web for the past year now. As much as i tried to fight it, i was looking at photos of her and articles about her more and more.

I feel it's time to finally admit that i like her, this doesn't mean i like you any less Whit, we can still be BFF!

and so, an ode to Olivia..

short brunette hair suits her so much better, its softens her, 
way better than her streaky blond days.

Here she was on Vogue's "Today I'm Wearing".. have a good stalk.

 aw look shes smiles!!

so what I've learnt is that A. Olivia Palermo can crack one hell of a smile and B. she can usually be found carrying a clutch and C. her boyfriend is SMOKIN, see below.

Think i saw this on Fash Mob ages ago..


ah love...blah blah blah

Saturday, November 6, 2010

something new and different

Ryanair add in today's Irish Examiner

If you don't know the background behind this story, basically a Cork radio DJ from  got a little too comfortable on an Aer Lingus flight from London to Cork.

The link below has all the deets and his apology. After about 15 minutes of hysterical laughing i started to feel bad for this dude. Publicly having to admit he had a wank (there i said it, please don't think me less of a young lady) on a plane in front of the air hostess's and other passengers, he's most likely learnt his lesson.

I don't know what Neil Prenderville did to get such crap karma and i dread to think what he was drinking, but i think he's had enough humiliation, getting the rape crisis centre and the Gardaí seems a bit OTT to me. Whatever beef the Examiner have with himself, i can't really think of him as a villain...just not great at holding his drink.

It does make me a bit dubious of cork men though.

Have a listen for yourself

and never mix pill and pints!

Thursday, November 4, 2010

love your links

Last night in my online marketing class we learnt all sorts of useful Internet jargon, found out where all the cool web pages are, and did a whole lot of twittering! Well that was mostly me as the rest of my class mates aren't mad for the twitter...yet! 

This fine afternoon i wanna share some "secret media tools" ie; better looking links
Whether its on twitter, facebook, email or wherever else you Internet nerds find yourself, there are some pretty hideous looking links floating around. In real life and internet life i am a clean- freak and like things to be neat and efficient.

So instead of having links like this:

 you could have it like this..
To do that i used the website 
If you want to customise the link, everyone loves a bitta customizing!, you have to sign in and create an account, which only takes a sec, so then you can make you're link look like this:

There are a few other site that do the same

 now go clean up your links and your bedrooms, cuz i know you haven't hoovered in a while

hope somebody finds this useful! :)

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

new gossip girl!!

this is a great episode.....



I'm not really interested in November, It doesn't offer much to the table for me, no birthdays, no events, cold & rain. However the most distressing issue for this November is my back account situation. I was sadly emergency taxed this month. which would be grand if i had saved some money, but alas  the day i went to open a savings account was the same day i read Whisty's blog post about her finds in TK Maxx and off i went to TK Maxx and burnt a hole in my laser card.

There's no-one to blame but myself for the €4.23 in my account. Times like this i wish i hadn't bought all that fake blood and scab make-up for Halloween.
And so my weekly budget is as follows:
  • car: i have a 1/2 tank of diesel so we're all good to cruise around/go to work
  • communication: i have a full phone of credit for all my textual needs and free texts to satisfy my 100 texts a day quota.
  • food: this is gonna be tricky, i plan to make cheese sandwiches (mild & creamy wexford cheese on brown bread) every time i leave the house. i have a flask to bring tea... yes it is that bad! I also plan to steal the mothers kitkats and leftover trick-r-treater sweeties, and  if i get hungry i will have to come home, realistically meaning i can only go out for three to four hours max at a time. (I'm a slave to my stomach)
  • socializing: his is tricky, I'm owed one koppaberg and a third of a bottle of peach snapps from a friend, so if the situation should occur that a night on the town is on the cards, i can just about manage and of course my womanly wiles may get me a drink... although in the past they never have! and of course the free in before 11:30 policy in my local jaunt makes for a fun night.
  • miscellaneous: apart from the €2.20 for the bus i might need once or twice, right now i can't think of anything else I could possibly need, of course as the week goes on I'm pretty sure I'll be drawn to something or other sparkly. basically theres will be no shopping or buying silly things.

whats that i hear who you say? what will i do next week...?? well I'll deal with that when i get there, don't burst my bubble!!

money willl only get you so far anyway

updates on my life as a pauper to follow.. :)