Monday, 1 September 2014

New Hair


Well I did it, on Saturday I finally got my hair cut and it literally feels like a weight has been lifted off my shoulders.  My hair went from being a quarter of the way down my back to just grazing my shoulders. 

Hey there re-growth
This is it in it's straightened form, today it's in its natural state; wavy and kind of looks triangular *sigh*  As you can see I wasn't brave enough to get a fringe, maybe next time though.  It's kind of like a bob but is longer at the front which I think nicely frames my face.
Another exciting thing happened over the weekend was that I pre-ordered a black polka-dot blouse from Popbasic.  I'm really excited about it, I don't really have any blouses at all so this will be welcome addition to my wardrobe and who doesn't love polka dots!
Hope you all enjoyed this post! 

Friday, 29 August 2014

My Favourite Things #17

Red Shoes
I got these shoes for my birthday which was back in March and I hadn't really worn them much as I thought they didn't really go with most of my clothes.  One day I decided to wear them and I swear they're one of the most comfiest shoes ever.  Usually after a day of walking around uni my feet start to feel sore but in these shoes I kind of feel like I'm walking on pillows. They're also soft on the outside and I always find myself stroking them... and of course they're pretty.

End of Semester half
Today is the last day of the first half of the semester and I am sooo happy.  I get to sleep in, not have to catch the train and walk around Auckland when I have nothing else to do.  I do have a couple of essay's I do need to work on but I can deal with it as long as I can stay in my pyjamas.
Shopping and being able to take the stuff home just instantly makes me feel better.  Farmers were having a one day sale yesterday so my Mum and I went along.  My aunt was there as well and we all found some great stuff especially in the clearance section which was full of gems including a denim jacket which I may of got... Expect to see a post next week! 
Hope you all enjoyed this post and have a great weekend!

Wednesday, 27 August 2014

Cecilia Gallerani - Leonardo da Vinci


It's been awhile since I've done an art post, when I'm in the middle of uni I get a bit sick of writing about it in essays that I just can't be bothered doing a post about it. I'd either have to be in the mood or be inspired by a painting.  During last weeks lecture when we were introduced into Milan I was inspired by a painting that I had studied before in high school so I was excited to see it pop up.
Lady with the Ermine, Leonardo da Vinci, c. 1489-90
When I first studied this painting she was nameless but on Friday I learnt her name was Cecilia Gallerani and she was the mistress of Ludovico Sforza, the Duke of Milan.  She was from a well connected family, was smart and a musician.  She has on two veils, her hair is pulled back and is holding an ermine with her hands being very prominent.  Her clothes are in a Spanish style which was fashionable at the time but is not encrusted with jewels such as the clothes the Duchess of Milan would be portrayed in.
The ermine is an important symbol with it representing purity and chastity and also because its fur was highly prized and used to line expensive clothing.  While she was the Duke's mistress she was chaste in the fact she loyal to him.  It's thought that the ermine is a substitute for the Duke with it blocking her off from the viewer.
My lecturer really likes this painting, she said it's more beautiful than the Mona Lisa and not worth being one of many trying to get a look at it. I still want to see the Mona Lisa but Cecilia is also on the top of my list.
Hope you all enjoyed this post! 

Monday, 25 August 2014

Hair Inspiration - Short Hair


This week is the last week for the first half of the semester which I am really excited about, no more early mornings and trains! However I do have a test on Thursday which I am not looking forward to :/
I've mentioned how annoying I find my hair, it's long, flat and boring to put it bluntly.  For a long time I've been wanting to get it cut but I've just been unsure on what style I'd like it to be.  Cue the inspiration!
I just love how effortless and messy their style is and the length of course.  For a long while now I've been thinking of bringing my fringe back.  Whenever I see someone with a fringe and they look amazing it just makes me want one so much.  I have a long oval-ish face and I think my forehead is quite large so having a fringe might balance out ma face.
So yeah, let me know what you think and I would love to know what your hair inspirations are :D