Things for the weekend.

This weekend I shall be attending two very exciting events.


ACOFI-inviteThis event, at 123 Bethnal Green Road, will celebrate the launch of Amelia Gregory‘s Compendium of Fashion Illustration. I am particularly excited about the goodie bags as they look utterly splendid (let’s face it who doesn’t love  good tote?) I can’t wait to blog about this one, but in the meantime I must find something to wear…


Brighton Tattoo ConventionThe fourth annual tattoo convention in Brighton.
I attended the convention last year – I was a virgin convention goer back then – and I am a little more excited than apprehensive this time round. Some of the photos from last year are here, I will endeavor to get lots more photos, inspiration and artist info for you. As ever my trusty photographer Looby will be accompanying me, are you ready for this Loobs?

See you at the after party?

Extremely excited about both for very different reasons. Once the weekend has passed expect blogging, pictures and beauty of wondrous contrast.

Rooney Mara for W magazine.

This is so good it makes my eyes hurt.

rooney-mara-w-magazine-february-2011-coverrooney-mara-the-girl-with-the-dragon-tattooThese pics are taken from the latest issue of W magazine.

Who’d have thought this girl dumped Mark Zuckerberg?

The actress from The Social Network is now to star in David Fincher’s film adaptation of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.

Rooney Mara in character as Salander—an androgynous, bisexual computer hacker with multiple piercings and a distinctive tattoo on her back— is too hot for words in this dirty, dark photo shoot. According to W magazine, to prepare for the role of the computer hacker Salander, Mara had her eyebrows bleached, her hair chopped, and her lip, brow, nose, and nipple pierced — all in one ‘intense’ day.

If the slipper fits…or the lips…

Olivia SnapeOnce upon a time there was a girl called Olivia. She was a quirky girl with lots of flair. She worked in fashion and possessed a unique style to match. The boys stared and the girls often glared. The envy of all that looked upon her. To enhance her look she wished to etch that individuality onto her body. Style that remained when her clothes did not. “What on earth would be the perfect fit?” a question this stylish young girl often pondered.

One sunny day in Brighton Olivia sat amongst her friends, her lips painted her calling card red. Then the thought dawned. The lips that encapsulated her flamboyant flair could be painted on her skin when her lips remained bare. So Olivia printed her scarlet red lips onto a napkin. “This is just not right”, she proclaimed “this just won’t do”. She realised she did not want her own lips, but something so much more. Her friends called out, “why not mine Olivia?” So she put them all to the test and they all kissed a napkin wearing Olivia’s trademark red lipstick, but which lips would win?

with a pout like that how did he fail...?

First up was Ed ‘Deathwish‘ Higgins, the napkin he did kiss. “Olivia, use mine, use mine” he cried. However the napkin impression did not impress young Olivia. “These lips are too thin, these lips were not meant to be painted red, imagine how silly they would look on my skin!” Olivia decided Ed’s thin lips were just not meant to be, they would provide no artwork on her skin.

Next up was Jorunn, how would her lips compete? Would they become the fairest lips of them all and adorn Olivia’s body for life? And so she kissed, however they missed. “Something is just not right” Olivia cried in despair, almost tearing out her peroxide blonde hair. Jorunn looked glum, she just hadn’t won. Olivia was sorry, but for her it had to feel right.

Kissed napkin

Liv and KeelyThen there was Keely. In their eyes pure love, they gazed at each other across the table. “It’s meant to be” proclaimed the young fashionista. “Keely your lips are mine”. So Keely kissed and left was the perfect imprint. These lips are for life. Forever, Olivia and Keely, best friends and tattoo buddies.

So here it stands. Olivia and Keely and a memoriam of their friendship ever lasting.

Olivia lips

This is a story based on the real life experiences of Olivia Snape. A beautiful young stylist (see her blog here) who left Market Harborough to pursue a career in London. Her style remains iconic, she has won awards for it…I’d like to think it all began on that sunny day in Brighton…let’s hope there is much ink to come…I will endeavour to keep you updated on her story.

Finished lipsFeaturing: Olivia Snape

After lipsAfter lips

The unveiling of Fearne’s rose.

Fearne Cotton tattooFearne Cotton

Admitted ink obsessive has unveiled another beautiful tattoo while holidaying with fiancé Jesse Jenkins in the Caribbean. The rose perfectly compliments her existing pin-up girl/mermaid and adds some more 40s glamour to her growing collection. As ever Fearne you feed my tattoo imagination. Loving your work…

Fearne's new tattooI cannot wait to see some non pap pics.

Photos: source unknown, flynet