Friday, 29 October 2010

Friday Finds: 29.10.10

Quite a big post today to try and make up for the lack of posts this past week or so. I've had my head buried in archive boxes of old photographs from the magazine I work for as we prepare for our 25th anniversary issue. Anyway, I hope you enjoy looking at this week's finds and make sure you scroll right to the bottom for some more Halloween finds in celebration of Halloween Weekend!
 Above: Cute camera print from ALPhotography
  Above: "Back to roots" stacked rings from LunaticArts
  Above: Butterfly wing necklace from CarrieBilbo
  Above: Porcelain necklace from London-based MaaPstudio
  Above: Print by PaperMoth
  Above: Pebble earrings from Lila Ruby King
  Above: Wrap bracelet from Terminy
  Above: Porcelain flower necklace from WickedPen
  Above: Romantic vintage dress from Zwzzy
  Above: A very sweet bear gathering crystals in his paws - brooch from Ememem
  Above: I couldn't resist posting another...Panda gathering crystals, a very cute brooch again from Ememem
  Above: Leather MacBook case from FullGive
  Above: Lampwork ring - looks like a whole galaxy in a ring! From Evihan
  Above: "Apple of my eye" home decor from LaPomme
  Above: Go Pro-Disney with this mouse-ears ring from LunaticArts
  Above: Neo-victorian necklace from Fabel and Fury
  Above: Encrusted necklace from London-based AAliciaAccessories
  Above: "Faithful ring" from Macha Jewellery
 From one extreme to another... Now it's time for some more Freakish Friday Finds! Are you sitting comfortably? Good, then I'll begin . . .
  Above: "IT'S ALIVE!" Let Frankenstein's Monster update your plates
  Above: A disturbing Nosferatu art-doll from Sandra Arteaga
 Above: If you have a spare 30mins and fancy getting in the Halloween mood, take a listen to The League of Gentlemen's Ghost Chase on iPlayer. the Gents are reunited for the first time in years for a real life ghost hunt. Very funny and scary.

Tuesday, 19 October 2010

Shoegazer film: Black Swan

I've just seen the trailer for Black Swan and now can’t wait to see it. The costumes, the makeup and even the posters are perfect!
Many of the costumes in the film were created by Rodarte and just how stunning they look. But what first caught my attention was the striking black swan makeup seen on Natalie Portman here:
Check out the trailer (watch right to the end to see Natalie transform!) ...

“A psychological thriller set in the world of New York City ballet, Black Swan stars Natalie Portman as Nina, a featured dancer who finds herself locked in a web of competitive intrigue with a new rival at the company (Mila Kunis). Black Swan takes a thrilling and at times terrifying journey through the psyche of a young ballerina whose starring role as the duplicitous swan queen turns out to be a part for which she becomes frighteningly perfect.”

Friday, 15 October 2010

Freakish Friday Finds!

It's that time of year again when Shoegazer embraces all things spooky in the name of Halloween. Last year I had a dedicated "Halloween Week", but this year Friday Finds have been possessed and become FREAKISH FRIDAY FINDS! Bwahahahaha! I'm posting this a few weeks before Halloween so that if you see something you want to buy or make then you still have time! Take a peek if you dare...
 Above: Halloween sprites by Amy Earles of the wonderful Wool and Water 
Above: Quirky Halloween cards and party invitations from Rifle Paper
Above: Costume and make up inspiration. A look for a gothic masked ball. Available to buy as a print from etsy.
Above: A unique way to make your pumpkin lanterns. Instructions.
Above: Make yourself some ghostly friends. Instructions.
Above: Not sure where this image is from (a classic case of 'click and save' without taking note! oops!) but it is a little bit adorable. A mini, trick-or-treating Princess Leia and R2D2 walking hand in hand down the street.
Above: I really really cannot wait until the Halloween Special of the brilliant Psychoville! Showing on Halloween night on the BBC and starring two of my favourite people, the League of Gentlemen's Reece Shearsmith and Steve Pemberton. There are too few Halloween Specials around! Also on TV at the moment, on BBC4 is A History of Horror with Mark Gatiss (another member of TLoG) -a brilliant and informative watch.
Three absolute musts for my Halloween playlist...
Kate Bush - Get Out Of My House
(album: The Dreaming)
The one Kate Bush song I could never listen to in entirity as a child because it scared me. I think it's the combination of the deamonic belches of Kate Bush possessed by a donkey with the gut wrenching screams of "GET OUT OF MY HOUSE"... and the sly, devilish man whispering that he'll turn into the wind and get in no matter how much she shuts him out. Brrr, it makes me shudder just thinking of it. Hear it here.
Bauhaus - Bela Lugosi's Dead
A dark, brooding, gothic lament to the actor who lived and died as Dracular (literally, he was buried in his Dracular costume) by Bauhaus. Wait out the long intro to hear the haunting vocals. Hear it here.
The Cure - Lullaby
Oh Robert Smith, how perfect you are.... and how perfect the video for Lullaby is. It suits the song beautifully and is my all time favourite music video:
I hope you enjoyed this gaggle of ghoulish treats. More to come soon.
Please comment if you like what you see :)

Tuesday, 12 October 2010

Visual treats

Just a quick post today with some visual treats from FFFFound:
 Above: A cloudy friend
Above: Seriously cool nail varnish packaging design
 Above: Party hard...
Above: Awwwww. This kitten reminds me of the carol singing rabbit in the Muppets Christmas Carol.

Monday, 11 October 2010

Jewellery: Jamie Jo Fisher

Based in Austin, Texas, Jamie Jo Fisher creates beautiful jewellery with an organic feel. From silver loops, bubbles and swirls dripping around coloured stones, to silver discs with clusters of beads almost growing on them like moss, Jamie Jo's work is really unique.
If you like more bold, structural jewellery, there's something for you to in Jamie Jo's collections. These simple and versitle colour bar necklaces would look perfect worn solo or layered up:
Be sure to take a peek at Jamie Jo Fisher's etsy shop if you like what you see.
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