I don’t know easy it is to immerse yourself in water and still photograph beautifully but Keira Knightley seems to have done a pretty good job.  I know nay-sayers will find her pouting ridiculously annoying but I still think she’s extraordinarily beautiful and even though she’s taken some quite awful pictures (Wizard of Oz US Vogue editorial?), these pictures are stunning.  I especially love the Jenny Packham nude dress she’s wearing.  These pics are also for a good cause.  They were taken as a part of a campaign for WaterAid, promoting safe domestic water and sanitation in Africa and Asia.  Photographed by Candice, specialists of underwater photography (their portfolio is also pretty amazing considering the logsitics!).      

It seems, my critics are after my blood again following my DIY dress day yesterday.  So now I want to make a couple of things CRYSTAL clear because people are either misunderstanding my intentions with Style Bubble or are miunderstanding me!

1) I am very happily employed in digital advertising.  I have NO intentions of pursuing a career in fashion journalism/styling as a full time-career.  I’m not trying to worm my way into Vogue House or anything of the sort!

2) Any styling/writing work I undertake is purely voluntary and done during my leisure time.

3) My reason in writing this blog is to take my interest in fashion and get something from it – an end product as it were.  It’s my way of culminating all my ideas, thoughts and findings that I constantly have.  Prior to blogging, it was literally a Muji notepad and contributions to forums. 

4) If my writing style is not deemed professional enough, this is because I’m NOT a fashion journalist and have no intentions of becoming one (as Lol B pointed out)  Ergo, why would I write like one?  I’m also very visual with my blog so I’m not exactly going to be writing theses that would bore you to tears anyway. 

5) Finally, ye critics take the time to leave comments on my blog which is frankly a waste of your precious pro-journo time.  A better alternative would just be to close the browser if you accidentally stumble onto my page.  If you do intentionally come here to check up on what mistakes I’m making on my ‘inconsequentional’ blog, then I can’t feel anything but pity for you.

I don’t want to have to start deleting comments or blocking anyone because like phantom critic said – the internet is a democratic place, and I welcome difference in opinions.  But if you just start ragging on me randomly, I will just block your IP address as Orchide suggested.  By the by, with some nerdy sleuthing, said critic’s IP address does INDEED reveal him/her to be working at a London magazine – which one, I can’t say, but honestly, anymore pointless comments, and I will have to get in touch in person!   

(An apt self-affirming illustration – by Zurich29 from Amelias Magazine) 

It seems, my critics are after my blood again following my DIY dress day yesterday.  So now I want to make a couple of things CRYSTAL clear because people are either misunderstanding my intentions with Style Bubble or are miunderstanding me!

1) I am very happily employed in digital advertising.  I have NO intentions of pursuing a career in fashion journalism/styling as a full time-career.  I’m not trying to worm my way into Vogue House or anything of the sort!

2) Any styling/writing work I undertake is purely voluntary and done during my leisure time.

3) My reason in writing this blog is to take my interest in fashion and get something from it – an end product as it were.  It’s my way of culminating all my ideas, thoughts and findings that I constantly have.  Prior to blogging, it was literally a Muji notepad and contributions to forums. 

4) If my writing style is not deemed professional enough, this is because I’m NOT a fashion journalist and have no intentions of becoming one (as Lol B pointed out)  Ergo, why would I write like one?  I’m also very visual with my blog so I’m not exactly going to be writing theses that would bore you to tears anyway. 

5) Finally, ye critics take the time to leave comments on my blog which is frankly a waste of your precious pro-journo time.  A better alternative would just be to close the browser if you accidentally stumble onto my page.  If you do intentionally come here to check up on what mistakes I’m making on my ‘inconsequentional’ blog, then I can’t feel anything but pity for you.

I don’t want to have to start deleting comments or blocking anyone because like phantom critic said – the internet is a democratic place, and I welcome difference in opinions.  But if you just start ragging on me randomly, I will just block your IP address as Orchide suggested.  By the by, with some nerdy sleuthing, said critic’s IP address does INDEED reveal him/her to be working at a London magazine – which one, I can’t say, but honestly, anymore pointless comments, and I will have to get in touch in person!   

(An apt self-affirming illustration – by Zurich29 from Amelias Magazine) 

After not being able to procure last minute tickets to Paris to watch Marie Antoinette (apparently, turning up at Waterloo Eurostar terminal is not such a good idea…), today I decided was going to be DIY dress day.  I have so many ideas but with zero sewing skills to back them up.  However, I know I wanted to make a simple Miu Miu-esque babydoll dress and thank god, this season’s easy breezy shapes are a sewing-retard’s dream. 

So, I got my mother’s old silk skirt which is too long to wear as a skirt and too teensy at the waist for me and chopped off about 9 inches off if.  Then I got a lace placemat that I had tea stained a few weeks ago and cut off the crochet trim and used that to hem the skirt.  With the placemat material, I cut it in half and then hemmed the vertical edges and then kind of made some wide pleats at each end and sewed it down to secure the pleat – at this point, I was really making it up as I was going along.  (Real seamstresses and designers will probably be appalled by all these slap-dash methods….).  Finally, I sewed the sleeves on the waist of the skirt and added some grosgrain around the bust.  This took about 2 hours which is pretty fast for me (usually my time ratio of "getting sewing machine to work:actual sewing" is about 20:1)

Then I paired the dress with my Prada stockings.  Kind of looks alright from afar but up close, there are definitely DIY tell tale signs….. ah well….I’ll just swish about wearing the dress and move quickly leaving people none the wiser!

(I found these square 1970’s photos of London that my father took and used them as the background!)