itchy scratchy patchy

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Like everything, I’m probably a million days late with this but deep into my denim FMP realisation at uni and I stumble across Itchy Scratchy Patchy (totally the coolest brand name in da world). Set up by model, Edie Campbell (also she’s just amazing), the brand create insane iron-on patches to jazz up your denim and anything else that has a clear space to patch. Their first collection was titled ‘Best of British’, celebrating typical British characters (erm a feminist, pole dancer, a philosopher) and tabloid culture, followed by patches of sumo’s, mushrooms and nettles. Oh so very cool. To go alongside and if you’re after pre-patched things, there’s everything from customised CDG shirts, jeans, sweatshirts and tres Francais beret’s, hey now get in my wardrobe. Selling at Dover Street Market, I wanna go and see the display but in the meantime their website is very cool.

Let me know whatcha think!

Itchy Scratchy Patchy film from Camille Summers-Valli on Vimeo.


now playing: This Denim Dream playlist forces me to do uni work

love is in the hair

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jeans, top, clip – c/o new look

ballet slippers – zara

jacket – all saints

Look at me, as soon as I come up with one pun I completely overuse it to the point that everyone’s like OK, WE GET IT NOW, ALRIGHT. I have a heart clip in my hair and so love is in the hair haaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa. Continuing the love, New Look have the recipe to a perfecto date night outfit online at the moment, including this burgundy bell sleeve top, something I should’ve owned my whole life; with the cute cross-back it’s the little details that makes it a tiny bit more special. Some cropped flare trousers have been on my wish list for a while, although not so cropped on me thanks to my midget legs, I can’t wait for summer to be floating around wearing these beauties everyday with some sandals.

I don’t know what date I’m going on but New Look have all you need for Valentine’s Day, no matter what your plans are! Ahem I heard Subway are doing free subs if you buy a large drink sooooooo I’ll see you at the sandwich counter baby.

One day (when it’s warmer and when I’m not in the library literally every day of my life) I’ll have normal outfit pictures back, but hey praise the lord for a very rare outfit post! Have a lovely weekend! I’m going to work now!


now playing: I’ve moved away from the Feel Good Friday playlist as I realised I know longer felt good but instead had flash backs of being the library so now I’m all about Classic Pop Picks because it reminds me of being at the school All Night Disco in year 8

Berlin

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East Side Gallery

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Sachsenhausen concentration camp

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Street Food, Thursday night @ Markthalle

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Berlin has been a city I’ve wanted to explore for so long, I’ve passed through for the day years ago but it’s been high on the list to visit to do all the museums, eat all the food, drink the beer, visit the shops and experience the nightlife, duh. God bless Ryan Air and their  Black Friday £10 flights and amidst the January back-to-uni blues, we packed our bags and wore all the coats, socks, gloves, hats, knitwear we could find for a lil’ post-Christmas ‘oliday. We ticked off all the landmarks, found a club under the U-Bahn, ate Pretzels and found a couple of gems along the way. I also couldn’t feel my face, fingers or toes for 4 days straight. There’s so much left I want to do so I feel like a trip one Summer will most definitely be needed.

To do:

  • Sachsenhausen concentration camp, for this I have no real words. The holocaust is something that has always interested me but never in my life did I think I’d be able to visit a concentration camp. Chilling, saddening and just a place where everything I did, even use the museum toilet felt inappropriate. A short train from the centre of Berlin, I’m pleased (again, it feels like the wrong word) I had the chance to visit and something I’ll never forget. Very much recommend.
  • East Side Gallery
  • Bundestag (it’s free but prebook!)
  • Museuminsel
  • DDR Museum on the life of living on the East Side of Germany
  • Checkpoint Charlie (I got my Passport stamped cuz I’m a tOuRisT like dat)
  • Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe
  • Brandenburg Gate
  • Topography of Terror

To eat:

  • Thursday night, street food from the Markthalle was insane (a whole stall of tofu? holy YES my friend)
  • Snap Natural Fast Food
  • Vegetarian food is generally really good in Berlin (I was surprised!), we can eat!
  • We just ate crackers and guacamole from the supermarket tbh

Areas:

  • Kreuzberg (I’d love to explore more!)
  • Zoologischer Garten (we stayed near here in this hotel which was so cheap and so nice!)

I’m thinking of just moving to Berlin really.


now playing: suffering the war on drugs/like the moon future islands/chateau lobby father john misty/don’t wanna warpaint/don’t let me bring you down laura marling

Suddenly Next Summer

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Hi and welcome to Ellie’s Favourite Things otherwise known as the Miu Miu Appreciation Blog. Half joking, half not. But I’ve gotta show some love for Miu Miu’s beachside SS17 campaign that’s got me California dreamin’. Retro high-cut two-pieces, classic swim hats and pretty postcard prints, it’s love and just what I needed in grey February. Shot by Fashion Photographer Alasdair McLellan and styled by fashion hero/God Katie Grand featuring Elle Fanning, Lara Stone and a couple of new faces, it’s a narrative I would happily join in with and I’m yearning for sand and sunshine. Deckchairs, parasols and the funkiest sandals I’ve ever seen, is it too early to start buying summer clothes for a holiday that isn’t even booked?!


now playing: skeletons yeah yeah yeahs/bros wolf alice/road to ruin the libertines/love you better the maccabees/spit at stars jack penate

Silver Boots

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So a couple of months ago I probs made the most outrageous fashion decision a jeans-and-striped-tee-girl could make. Yes amigos, I bought some silver boots. True to say, I have evolved into a magpie in recent years and anything that reflects light I feel should be in my possession. I need it. Now. Take my money. Alas, I am now the proud owner of silver boots and they’ve been sat awkwardly like an ornament on top of their box ever since. I feel so beyond out of my comfort zone that I secretly enjoy it and when I wear them, I am proud to say that for 10 minutes(until I scuffed the toes) I was probably the most sophisticated person in Stratford, East London (note: that probably isn’t hard to achieve).

Thanks to my saviour Pinterest, this is the inspo that’s got my through. Since, I now own some raw hem jeans and according to my hero’s Leandra Medine and Chung, long coats rule and the biggest lesson is that actually anything goes and you can wear whatever the hell you want! Like anything! Yolo my friends yolo and yes I shall wear my starry blouse with my silver boots because I am inspired by the galaxy.

Blog I miss you and I want more time to ramble my life away on here *dramatically drowns in uni briefs* cya


now playing: moaning lisa smile wolf alice/grew up at midnight the maccabees/golden touch razorlight/luna bombay bicycle club/junk of the heart the kooks