I found this little list in ELLE UK and thought what a perfect little addition this would make to my blog. This was so much fun that I think I might even ask some of my stylish friends to contribute their own lists for future posts. But for now, here is a list of my 10 Favourite Things.
1. The Blog:
Garance Dorè. She is my daily blog fix. I just adore her intelligent and witty writing, her natural ability with a camera – her compositions and the way she captures the light – brilliant! And her charming fashion illustrations are to die for.
2. The Tweeter:
I’ve been a Tweeter for a while now, it’s a funny little medium. My favourite Tweeter is Mrs Stephen Fry because she is just so funny. I also enjoy MrsKutcher and Women’s Wear Daily.
3. The Photographer:
4. The Obsession:
Erm, magazines, magazines and more magazines. Always have been obsessed, always will be.
5. The Shop:
I’m eagerly awaiting the arrival of Zara to our shores and with the arrival of Gap it’s only a matter of time before H&M, right?
6. The Music:
I’m loving Paramore at the moment. Their album Brand New Eyes is the only thing I listen to on my iPod on my way to and from work lately. Hayley Williams voice is so powerful and emotive.
7. The Book:
Jilly Cooper of course, that goes without saying, and I am fond of reading Jane Austen’s Emma. If I had to answer this a year ago, the answer would have to include the Twilight books too. Lately I have been reading cook books mostly and the odd biography.
8. The TV Show:
Since last week’s final of Masterchef (yes, I was shamelessly addicted), I am now tryng to catch up on United States of Tara (with the always amazing Toni Collette), Armstrong & Miller (the funniest British comedians right now) and occasionally if I am home during the day, I watch Jeeves & Wooster on ABC2.
United States of Tara was created by Diablo Cody (writer of Juno) and follows the life of Tara, a suburban housewife with dissociative identity disorder. In a nutshell, whenever she is stressed, she transforms into one of her alternate personalities: wild and flirty teenager T; old-fashioned housewife Alice; and male, loud, beer-drinking Vietnam vet Buck. It’s eye-opeing, confronting, bawdy and funny. John Corbett who plays Tara’s husband Max is just so amazing because he is so accepting and calm when it comes to Tara’s disorder.
Jeeves & Wooster is a British comedy filmed between 1990 – 1993 and is based on P.G. Wodehouse’s “Jeeves” stories and is set in England in the pre-Second-World-War 20th century. Hugh Laurie plays Bertie Wooster, a well-to-do bachelor, a minor aristocrat and member of the idle rich. Jeeves (played by Stephen Fry) is his indispensable “gentleman’s personal gentleman”. I love it because Jeeves is of course, far smarter than Wooster, and Fry and Laurie are so deliciously suited to this type of comedy. I cannot help but laugh out loud when watching those two on screen.
9. The Art:
Van Gogh’s Starry Night. I just lose myself in this painting. I love the way Van Gogh’s painting technique makes the sky look like it’s really moving, and his use of colour to reflect light is magical. I wish I could paint this on my bedroom wall. Now there’s an idea…
10. The Shoes:
I posted these shoes by Swedish label Acne last week on my blog and I still cannot get them out of my head. I love, love, love them!