The Inglourious: Diane Kruger

Funny how being reminded of something can transport you back to an exact moment many years ago... well on twitter tonight 'Inglourious Basterds' (2009) film directed by legendary Quentin Tarantino was mentioned and it instantly reminded me of the time when I watched this epic film at the cinema. I was utterly blown away by the cinematography, the clever narrative and the incredible cast of actors including, Brad Pitt, Eli Roth and Diane Kruger. 

knowing in the back of my mind that I had done a gushing blog post after seeing the film highlighting my growing girl crush on the beautiful and stylish Diane Kruger, which I knew I never quite got round to publishing I began to scour my 'drafts' to see if I could uncover it. Unfortunately it was too no avail, which was a shame as I can quite vividly recall writing a piece to accompany the images I had sourced online to illustrate my 'review' of Inglourious Basterds however not wanting to try and re-hash this, and lets face it not much use doing a review of a film nearly 9 years old where the likihod most people have seen it also and able to judge themselves, however for those who haven't yet all I can say is the film is a strong 8.5/10 for me and well worth a watch.

However I wanted to focus more on the mesmerising costumes which were featured in the film. Set in Nazi-occupied France during world war II it was interesting to see that the clothing was not played down like other war films but they dramatically leaped off the screen to capture the audience attention. 

Here is an overview of some of the most eye-catching costumes designed by Anna Biedrzycka-Sheppard in the film. 
Most of the Images below are from Clothes on Film

 and if there wasn't more reasons to love DK...

- She is also an impeccable dresser while promoting the film her red carpet wardrobe was enviable ...

Incredible style poise... 

Timeless make-up and vintage hair styling 

cute miu miu dress 


New Year... Finally a New Post

So last night after a NYE that didn't quite go to plan and feeling a little bit less than "Happy" 
I decided to write down my thoughts in notes on my phone... doing this reminded me of how I always used to keep diaries both handwritten and typed yet over the last few years I have neglected to do so (ok maybe more close to a decade realistically). As the words flowed it reminded me on how I used to enjoy writing and therefore I should revisit my once cherished blog. 

I don't want to call it a resolution as unfortunately they don't tend to last (Such as the "try something new every month" resolution which lasted until about April - did choir singing, clubbersize, pottery painting and a Shakespeare acting class) I want to make this more of just a conscious effort to write and share more. 

I will try and share across a spectrum of areas of interest from Marketing, Fashion, Beauty, Lifestyle, Art, Fitness (I go to the gym that makes me an expert right), Mental Health, Friends, Love, Music, Books etc... Basically anything that takes my fancy at that time, I can't claim to be an expert but will only write about things that I have a passion for (que the cliche - and yes I know every other blog covers this too!) I just want to put it out there and see... with the hope to improve my writing skills and fall head first back in love with it again. 

With such filtered realities... and don't get me wrong I love a filter as much as the next and spend way too much time on Instagram, I hope to be able to strip some of that away at times and post openly and honestly. 

I guess with the new year its always a time to reflect and look ahead so this is my brief 2017 > 2018 summary of what I enjoyed: 


2017: In our team at work we did a weekly marketing topic where we will share insight/links/articles around the team on the subject. When it came to "content marketing week" it was the opportune time to read the book my team gave me as a birthday gift - 'Content Marketing In a Week' by Jane Heaton 

It luckily isn’t one of those heavy marketing "how to" text books which can often be overwhelming with amount of info. It is instead really manageable, it is structured in bite size  daily chunks which are easy to digest and is presented in a way which make the learnings enticing to apply. 

I highly recommend it.

For 2018: My manager gave me this gorgeous book as a thoughtful Christmas gift which is taking pride of place on my coffee table and I plan to slowly absorb and work through the beautiful infographics.


2017: Is the year I really 'got into podcasts'... mornings really don't feel the same unless I listen to one while getting ready. I devoured the following series: S Town, Serial, Heavyweight, Homecoming, The Butterfly Effect with Jon Ronson and My Dad Wrote a porno.

My weekly go to are - The High Low, This American Life, Desert Island Discs & Table Manners with Jessie Ware.

2018 > I hope to get really stuck into some more so any suggestions are welcome...

Day Trippin' 

2017: I love nothing more than getting out in the fresh air and visiting some new gems of places which are often not much more than 2-3 hours away so really accessible for a day trip. My favourite of this year have to be:

West wittering - what a beaut of a day nothing beats a sunny day at the beach and the bonus was visiting in the week it wasn't too busy either

Wolvesy Castle @ Winchester. This was a great day out as combined with a morning visit to an antiques fair in the local sports hall and then wondered down the river to the castle - again was lucky it was another sunny day... I'm starting to think we did maybe have at least a few days of summer!

Shaftesbury. after seeing the Hovis Hill on Martha Ward's insta stories I saved as a place to visit and it was just as pictured. Weather not so much on our side this day but after a stroll down pine walk the hot choc at the salt cellar at the top of Gold Hill did the trick and warmed us up. Also a visit to the museum also on the hill was well worth the visit.

New Alresford, Hampshire - We had driven through this town once and I was desperate to stop and look but didn't put the two and two together until we went there for a "top rated" walk. We had a really idyllic walk on the Millennium and Arle tail in an absolute chocolate box vi

2018: More of the same please... I have already have a number of locations saved I would like to visit such as... Finchingfield, Studland Bay, Bibury, Sidmouth, Petworth, Hankley Common & Crosby beach. All courtesy of Instagram.

So to not overdo it for one post that hopefully gives a flavour and I hope to share some more in the close future.