Aine D

The musings and obsessions of someone with far too much time on their hands

What?!

What in the name of Christ are Pharrell and his babysitter wife wearing? 

Firstly, Pharrell looks like he’s trying to live some sort of kinky schoolboy type fantasy 

Secondly, Does Pharrell shave his legs? 

And finally, I really hope that this doesn’t set a trend because I will boycott both men and clothing if couples start dressing like this 

Elie Saab rules the fashion world

Elie Saab’s work is iconic.

I can’t drool over one of this beautiful, lovingly made gowns without thinking of royalty, grace and poise. I genuinely believe that if Grace Kelly were alive today she would get the vast majority of her event gowns from this outstanding couturier. I don’t think that I can type any longer without gratuitously adding in a photo of one of these stunning dresses 

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And on an unrelated note, the model looks like Florence Welch if Florence Welch lost an unhealthy amount of weight off her already small frame. 

Without trying to be too over the top about these dresses, you can see from first glace that the sequins aren’t just thrown carelessly at this dress, each has a purpose in adding shape to the gown. It’s far too easy to create a sequins dress and make the person you intend on wearing it, look like a busted, broken, aging Vegas showgirl turned escort. Thankfully, Elie knows exactly how to use sequins in a classy, 1940’s kind of way. 

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I would genuinely sell a Kidney for this dress. 

Everything is perfection. I adore the beading work on the bust which is slightly cheeky whilst still keeping the dress very chic. The gown is just so ethereal and beautiful that I can only imagine that anyone who puts on this gown feels like they’re a Disney princess, or a real life one and that makes Elie Saab the perfect designer.

And of course on a final note, I have to mention the glorious Elie Saab gown which perfectly suited the long overdue but beautiful wedding of Gossip Girl’s Chuck and Blair

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It’s been far too long

I do apologise to anyone who follows this blog for my prolonged absence. I completely forgot that tumblr existed and I actually went outside from behind the comforting glow of my laptop. I’m currently in bed incapacitated after a Naomi Campbell style fall circa 1993, except I wasn’t walking for Westwood at the time, so I have no excuse not to post photos of fabulous couture occasionally followed by rants. 

I’m sorry for you all, a blogging ember from my once well lit fire, remains, and couture is the gentle breeze that’s encouraging that ember into a full force fire. Can someone call me a fireman?

And because of the rule where we have to represent both sides here is a lovely girl who thinks that women shouldn’t be allowed in politics and should just use men and live at home with their 6 children… Oh dear.

Thanks to Laura again for this!

Myself and Laura were rather bored and we decided to watch some of the feminist frequency videos. I have to say that I hadn’t noticed some of the things which she highlighted and they’re actually really interesting!
I had to idea what a Trope was until today and thankfully she explains what it is at the start of the video!
This video in particular really shocked me because I never noticed how much it happens!
This vlog is entitled The Mystical pregnancy. It basically shows that in a lot of our favourite sci fi tv shows (true blood included) tend to get at least one female character pregnant at some stage and usually it’s a forced pregnancy with a demon!
It sounds bizarre right?
It really really is.
Twilight is a perfect popular example. I THANKFULLY haven’t seen the most recent twilight but apparently the baby feeds off her and tries to kill her.
The point she makes is that this isn’t sexism in it’s normal sense but it is on a biological level. Pregnancy is a really normal thing, we are all living proof of that and yet a lot of popular TV shows actually demonise it.
They tend to do something weird like have an alien forcibly impregnate one of the only main female characters.

I had never noticed or even thought of this before but it’s actually genuinely weird that a lot of television shows use it as a sort of weapon. Pregnancy is pregnancy!
To put it bluntly ”when a man and woman love each other very much, they give each other a special hug” or whatever the feck the ladybird books say.

I have a good feeling that if anyone I know gets pregnant soon they won’t be carrying the anti christ or an alien didn’t get them pregnant. And God definitely didn’t do it!

I recently posted a video and an accompanying rant about the beauty industry which I love but hate. Whilst googling these things I found this fake magazine cover which is rather hilarious! 'The sexiest sex to sex after sex”

I recently posted a video and an accompanying rant about the beauty industry which I love but hate. Whilst googling these things I found this fake magazine cover which is rather hilarious!
'The sexiest sex to sex after sex”

I have never had a massive desire to own hot pants until right now … River island I salute you!

I have never had a massive desire to own hot pants until right now … River island I salute you!

Thanks to Laura for linking this on her facebook!

I really have to recommend that people watch this one minute video about the visual onslaught that girls are faced with ever day thanks to the ”beauty industry”.
We all start off life not giving a fuck! Covered in chocolate and rolling on the grass and just having a good time! It doesn’t take long before media influences how we perceive ourselves and others around us.
I know girls who can’t go into town without tan or lashes or nails or bla bla bla. I know girls who’ve developed disorders and have had bad body images and WHY?
What is this constant obsession with self improvement?
I’m not preaching here, I too have this stuck in my head. I have days when I look in the mirror and think shit, pass the foundation I look like a ghost.
And on a weekly basis I think ”I should really tone up”.
I also have a weird thing about one of my hips being smaller than the other, It drives me mad and I don’t know why it does.
Every girl is insecure. No matter what they say or how confident they are, every girl has something they want to change or improve and then these ads come along saying ”Hey, you know the way you’re pale? Well why don’t you cover yourself in a layer of orange and look like you drank an unhealthy amount of Fanta!”
Or more sinisterly ”Hey you see that nose you have there? Well it’s too big, you should get a new one sown on! Also you should get fake breasts that look like melons and probably cause you a lot of pain”
And Girls and women see them and start to question themselves because the girl in the Ad has a flatter stomach, better skin, bigger boobs or whatever it is.

As I am typing this an Ad for ”NO, NO” is on the television and some inept woman is telling me how to be smoother and how it’s great because a stranger will no longer have to wax me … It’s slightly bizarre to be honest!



Another shot from my most recent shootWith Yadviga Shishkina designs, Aliona K MUA and Brian McNamara Photographer

Another shot from my most recent shoot
With Yadviga Shishkina designs, Aliona K MUA and Brian McNamara Photographer

My most recent shootWith Yadviga Shishkina designs, Aliona K MUA and Brian McNamara Photographer

My most recent shoot
With Yadviga Shishkina designs, Aliona K MUA and Brian McNamara Photographer

The Sun.

I, like most of Dublin, have noticed a ball of flames in the sky. At first we were afraid, we hadn’t seen this before. Soon we all started taking out clothes off and we realised that this ”sun thing” wasn’t too bad. The sales of ice cream and slush puppies has gone up 30,000,000% (rough estimation) and short shorts have been dragged out of the wardrobe … and that’s just the men.

4 days in and I feel like a snowman,or woman seeing as I do have a womb, that has been left in the sun to melt and die and whilst I have a flair for the dramatic at times I’m pretty much being serious!

Another thing about the sun is the temptation to host of go to a BBQ! Meat, alcohol and sun …a winning combination IF you don’t have exams rather soon like I do.


So to close. Mister Sun, we’ve enjoyed your stay but please back off until mid to the end of June so I can get naked and drink

I haven’t updated this in so long, I’ve just been hopelessly busy! Here’s a behind the scenes video from a recent shoot with Dstudios and Donna Morris MUA

Why is Lauren Conrad so pretty?

Why is Lauren Conrad so pretty?


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