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'Ello 'ello 'ello to you all,

Occasionally expressing myself through my blog, trying to do it more often. Am inspired by a lot of music, fashion, people, places, and funnily enough the weather (sun or rain really do alter your mood)!

Have a gander at my FAVOURITE things that are increasing the "quirkiness" of my life :)

I hope you enjoy :D

Lizzie xxx

My quirky goings-on :)

My quirky goings-on :)
Playing with my new hat

What is the best thing about Winter?

Friday, 11 March 2011

Be the change you wish to see.

I took a picture of this banner last July when I was in Westminster and saw it hanging in Parliament Square (during the time when peace protestors were camping out there).

Can't we all relate to the message portrayed here?

For change to happen YOU must make it happen.  Yes, someone may guide you and advise you through parts of your life, but ultimately it is down to you and the effort you make to create "the change you wish to see".

Tesco's are right in saying that 'every little helps'!

And as The Killers say, 'smile like you mean it'.

Go on, i dare you!


Thursday, 10 March 2011

A world without colour...

...would frankly be B.O.R.I.N.G.  I did recently "catch the eye" of a PR agency with a made-up press release about using colour in the world of PR.. I'm glad to say that i successfully "caught their eye" :-)

The days of 'black and white' were over long ago.  Yes, it is often reused to add a vintage feel to photographs, however, we are in an ever-developing world where colour is now (mostly) accepted.

I am talking about the world of colourful people - be it the colour of their skin, or the colour of their personality.

Diversity.  No-one is the same, and we are really only just beginning to accept and appreciate the brilliance of this in the western world.

Of course, there are industries that combine distinction with something that looks exactly the same as everything else.  The Fashion industry does this, and contradicts itself in the process.  I love fashion and have great respect for the industry.  Nevertheless, there are some major flaws in it, which do not translate well onto the Joe and Josephine Bloggs of society.

The aim of a Fashion designer is to create a fresh new range of clothing and outfits that convey a distinct message to the audience.  However, the girls required to model these outstanding controversial clothes are all the same.  Stick thin, flat-chested, glum-looking, with a pretty face.

These models do not stand out and become SUPERmodels.

Those that do are the ones who have something 'quirky' about them.  The Twiggy's, Agyness Deyn's, Naomi Campbell's, Kate Moss's, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley's, Miranda Kerr's, and Lara Stone's of the modelling world are only well-known names because they have something different about them.  Something kooky.  Whether it be the colour of their skin; their fresh androgynous look; or their rock 'n' roll lifestyle/boyfriend(s); these girls had/have something DIFFERENT about them, which makes them catch our eye and hold our attention.

If we were able to translate this into the real world - the world in which you and I live (I am a soon-to-be graduated student with a great big overdraft and student loan to start paying back), then we need to make sure that in order for us to catch and hold the attention of our teachers, examiners, future employers, friends, boyfriends/girlfriends, future spouses, then we need to be something EXTRAORDINARY.  Being a nice person, with a pleasant face, and polite manners  will not cut it anymore.  We have to rock the boat.

Take a risk. Be different.

Yes, be yourself, but push yourself to the limits and you may discover that you can be more COLOURFUL than you originally thought.

As "Skittles" aptly put it... 'taste the rainbow'. If you do this your life will be forever changing.