WISHLIST: JANUARY 2015

Leather ankle boots with gold metal zip, KURT GEIGER, House of Fraser, £150 
Narrow tortoiseshell buckle cuff, KAREN MILLEN, Karen Millen, Sale now £15
Travel collection (wallet, passport holder, luggage tags), ASPINAL OF LONDON, Aspinal of London, £185
Green ribbed funnel neck top, TOPSHOP, Topshop, £14
Long diamante neckless, JOHN LEWIS, John Lewis, £18
Grey chunky mohair jumper, ASOS, asos, now £31
Long sleeve navy crew neck t-shirt, OASIS, Oasis, £15
Cream stripe smart shorts, RIVER ISLAND, River Island, £30
Blue chain cross bag, MODALU, House of Fraser, £99
Striped V neck top, RIVER ISLAND, River Island, £20
Slim pocket camel coat, TOPSHOP, Topshop, £59

DON'T YOU EVER GET THE FEELING THAT ALL YOUR LIFE IS GOING BY AND YOU'RE NOT TAKING ADVANTAGE OF IT?


“Don't you ever get the feeling that all your life is going by and you're not taking advantage of it? Do you realize you've lived nearly half the time you have to live already?"

This is an extremely late post! I wanted to mention that in the Summer (2014) I read Ernest Hemingway's classic novel The Sun Also Rises, and afterwards I watched the 1957 film. The story revolves around a writer, who lives in Paris, and travels to Spain with a group of friends for the bullfighting. Although Hemingway is a well know fantastic author, I felt like this book was hardly riveting. It is however full of adventure, love, affairs, friendship, conflict, and discrimination. The themes are the wandering lost generation, male insecurity and the destructiveness of sex. 

(image is not my own)

I'VE ADDED MORE WORK TO BEHANCE


I have been a member on Behance for a while, but it really needed an update. It had old work, especially stuff that I was not even proud of calling mine because my skills have developed so much in the last couple of years. This is NOT my portfolio. I will be publishing a website soon with my portfolio work on there, however Behance is used as a place to show off my collection of work. The social media of creative work.

Check out my Behance and work here at Emily Jayne Lewis Behance . If you like anything please 'appreciate' it, thanks! 

REVOLVE STUDIOS


Yesterday I went to Revolve Studios at House of Fraser for a photoshoot, make over and hair done. This is one of the final photos. It was really good and the staff were really friendly. The dress I am wearing in this photo is from H&M.

LIVE & EAT PIE


Yesterday was my friend Aled's birthday and so to celebrate we went to PieMinister. It was my first time. I was nervous. He had never spoke to me befo.....oh wait wrong story! Anyway, PieMinister is awesome. It serves proper British food in a quirky/contemporary way.

I chose the matador pie (beef, chorizo, butter beans and olives) with sweet potato fries, and red coleslaw. I'm not sure if you could hear my food orgasm across the land but I promise I am not dribbling as I write this.  Plus, the thick gravy came in a separate in a gravy boat so I could put on exactly how much I'd like.

Overall, PieMinister is good for the money (my bill was £9.25), a cool place to go, and serves tasty food. Simple.


(Photography is not mine, it is from the PieMinister's Pinterest)

UGG BOOTS ARE NOT FOR CHAVS



A few years ago UGG boots were seen on nearly very chav in Britain. Those who couldn't afford the real brand opted for fakes, which exacerbated the problem, with fallen insteps, slippery grips, thing material, and overall sloppy look. UGG was suffering from association, the same as Burberry had done previously.

UGG campaigns have always shown a desirable lifestyle, an Australian heritage, but after the chav epidemic I thought they were going to suffer due to affiliation. A few years later, and UGG's newest advertising campaign features Ernest Hemingway's great granddaughter, Langley Fox Hemingway. Luckily, the brand never responded or gave into the stereotype. The phase soon went out.

Langley Fox Hemingway is shown leading a covetable lifestyle, sat in her modern apartment drawing, all whilst sporting UGG boots in black and white photographs. Even myself, who cringes every time I see UGG because in the back of mind they are linked to chavs, want to buy them! Langley Fox Hemingway is not just drawing for a pose, she is actually an illustrator! Below is one of her drawings for a Louis Vuitton project, titled 'Hemingway verse Fitzgerald'.

Read more about the collaboration with Langley Fox Hemingway at the Ugg blog.
Check out Langley Fox's illustrations at her website.





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