Monday, 23 June 2008

Another week, another post

See, I wish I could update my blog more regularly, but I fear my life is rather too dull, and I don't want to put any potential readers to sleep! So what have I been up to?

Not a vast amount it has to be said. I spent Saturday helping out at The Kitchen Shop in Weybridge, which is possibly the best sop in existence. I may be slightly biased, but I am also a huge kitchen/baking/cooking nerd so it really is a heavenly place. It used to be nicknamed "the Aladdin's Cave" as it is literally packed from floor to ceiling with every kind of kitchen-y gadget you could possibly imagine. I got myself a groovy set of silicone egg poaching shells with my wages. I heart poached eggs, but find them a pain to make. I don't like them cracked straight into water either, they look like used hankies! Yuk!

I also encountered a lady who obviously has OCD, poor thing. She was buying six shot glasses, and I accidentally dropped one on the floor (it didn't break). I have never heard someone gasp so loudly with horror...she then demanded a replacement. I was somewhat surprised, and pointed out it was unbroken. Yes, she said, but I have a thing about stuff that has been on the floor, so I can't use them now. She must spend a lot of money replacing perfectly good things if she can't cope with a glass that spent approximately one second in contact with a clean carpet! How does she put on her shoes?!

Anyway, I then went out on Saturday night for the first time in ages to say bon voyage to my friend Claus who is off to Australia in two weeks. I can't help but feel I am missing out here, no less than 8 people I know will soon be emigrating to Australia this year. Or are already there! We ended up in a party in Shoreditch, where every single person there managed to conform to a stereotype of how a person in Shoreditch should look! Each one was wearing different clothes, yet they were all identical. Remarkable!

In other news, I got a few pictures back from Mr Tobias Key. This is shot in the regular (for this day-and-age) digital format:


And these two on a vintage Pentax, with real film!



I'm looking forward to seeing the rest. I need to study the whole lot as I mucked up the posing at first, though there were some really fab ones in there too. I have a shoot on Thursday, this one a bridal theme, then a big group one on the 5th, which should be great. Watch this space for some more updates soon!

Finally, how fabulous is this watch? I'll tell you - extremely! I must have one!
Betsey Johnson is amazing.

Monday, 16 June 2008

Car joy

This weekend I had to put my car in for a service and MOT. I only bought it last year, and it's only 5 years old, with 25,000 miles on the clock, so I wasn't expecting anything major to come of it. So when the garage phoned me up, and the guy was all hesitant, I started to get worried! He asked me, did I by any chance still have a warranty on my car? Well actually, I hadn't realised I had - but when I fished out my MOT certificate, I found that I did indeed have a warranty, with 5 days left on it. Oh good, the man said, because you need a new steering rack, which costs £400, plus labour...and you're covered!

When does that ever happen? Usually it's 5 days -out- of warranty or something! Still cost me £250 for service, MOT and two tires, grumble grumble. But a damn sight better than £650!

In other news, I now have a website! Miss Fleur de Guerre is online! I'm so over-the-moon about it, it's really the perfect site for me. I adore the design and it's easy to use, and easy to update! Now I'm just going to sit quietly and keep my fingers crossed that I'll be 'discovered' haha. Well, you never know, do you?

Check it out, if you haven't already! And if you fancy linking to my site from yours, here's the banner! Let me know if you do and I would be more than happy to return the favour. :) It's at www.fleurdeguerre.com or click the banner to visit!



Finally, there are a few new shots on my Myspace page, which will be added to my site soon, including a couple more from my shoot with Sean Kelly, which I'm delighted with, and some from the master of strange and surrealist photographs, Russell Lewis.






I also shot with Tobias Key again yesterday, so expect some more summery outdoorsy shots soon. Toodlepip for now!

Wednesday, 11 June 2008

Brighton hen shenanigans!

So since my last post, I have been down to Brighton for a hen weekend, where the sun shone and we celebrated my friend Jo's forthcoming nuptials. It was a whole heap of fun, and highlights included riding the Crazy Mouse rollercoaster on the pier (I seriously feared for my life!), sitting by the sea and drinking strawberry cider. It was also my birthday weekend, so that was celebrated in style too!

I wore two main outfits for the occasion. The first is one of my current favourites - a reproduction 1941 skirt, in white, with a hand-knitted early 1940s cardigan in lemon and turquoise. I finished it off with a white snood and white Remix sandals. Here's a picture!

In the evening, the theme was Pirate fancy dress. Now lacking in anything really piratical (and the money to invest specially) I went for a nautical look instead!

Here's me, in the middle:


This picture shows rather a lot of the aforementioned cider too! Deeelicious! :D

Thursday, 5 June 2008

Vargas-ised

Well, since my last post, I had to go and have two of my wisdom teeth removed, which left me feeling seriously rubbish, for well over a week. Following that 10 or so days of mouth pain, limited diet and lack of sleep, I now have a horrid cold and cough.

Well I was cheered to receive some new pictures from a shoot I did a short while back. I'm really chuffed with them as they look so like Vargas pics!


I'll be back to regular posting before long... just you wait!

Take a look!

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