I haven't posted any outfits of mine in over a month. School is busy and by the time I get home I look such a mess and I'm too hot and tired to set up the tripod and take photos. I've been back at school for 3 weeks now and I like being back to the routine, though I wish I had more time for keeping up with fashion month. I've spent most of my time writing essays, listening to "Horses" by Patti Smith and checking Style.com.
This weekend is the first completely free weekend I've had since returning to school. I had a horror film marathon last night and I've finished the 6th issue of my zine. I will be scanning it and uploading it to Etsy tomorrow. It is the last issue of the year and I'm sad that it is over. I definitely would not have time to continue publishing monthly issues on top of A Levels, uni applications and running the school magazine though. I've been going on lots of runs lately to clear my head and de-stress. I recently went to see the Old Vic production of "A Streetcar Named Desire" at the cinema. I had never seen a theatre show at the cinema before. It was really well done because there was a revolving in the round stage which meant we got to see the stage from all different angles. It was a lot easier to catch subtle movements because the camera zoomed in so we got the equivalent of a front row view.
Next weekend I'm going to the Saatchi Gallery to see an exhibition of photographs of Coco Chanel's apartment. Although I have studied similar photographs in the various biographies I have, it will be lovely to see every section of the apartment and view it in the same space as I saw the Little Black Jacket exhibition two years ago.
I started reading Jane Eyre last week. I thought that I would find it really difficult to get into but I have been getting through it quite quickly and I love it. I used to not have a particular fondness for anything written pre-20th century (other than Oscar Wilde) but reading "Wuthering Heights" earlier this year was magical and Jane Eyre is turning out to be similarly enticing. I also like how the most famous female writers were around in that era. Although their novels were originally published under male pseudonyms, the Brontes and Jane Austen are probably the most famous female writers of all time, yet works by women did not get such widespread and timeless recognition until the second half of the 20th century and even then they were still very much overshadowed by their male counterparts. I read this today, so I have been thinking about it a lot.
My hat, sunglasses and necklace are all from Primark. If I ever go in there it's only for accessories because hello £2 sunglasses. Top and jacket are both from Pull & Bear. I got them from Portugal and I am going back to the same place next month. My skirt is from New Look. My socks are Topshop and shoes from Rocketdog.
I hope that you all have a good week. I will review the Private Apartment of Mademoiselle Chanel exhibition soon. I HAVE JUST SEEN COMME DES GARCONS' LATEST COLLECTION OMG COLLECTIVE GASP GUYS. Tell me what you think of it in the comments!!!