Now, as a avid pioneer of casual event fancy dressing the World Cup is something that not only gets me excited about football but about the summer, my friends and above all the love for my country and team. I chose to celebrate this in the only way I truly knew how...definitely creating my own football strip!
What do we think!? :D (totally not serious, btw)
England Shirt - JD Youth Boys £25
Shorts - Gap (so old i forget)
Socks - Internationale £2.99
Shoes - Vivienne Westwood £87
Okay so it's not a complete England strip but I totally think that is the fun of it. I went to a football themed party on Friday and everyone loved it! I love getting into the swing of things and being a huge part of such a cultural event. I sneakily slipped into an England shirt for little boys (now I swear i'm not this small but boys aged 7-8 are getting fatter, no seriously?) and some old Gap shorts i've re-discovered and I really wanna encourage as many of you girls all over the world to get up and get down and get outside (little cheeky Frank Turner lyric for you) and become part of the beautiful game. You don't even have to watch the football or know about it but the atmosphere around these areas is incredible and I know it's the same all over every little part of the world right now. I got creative with young kids shirts and old shorts and some cheap socks and even if you just paint your nails you'll begin to feel excited :) !
Another reason why i've been MIA is that I've really been trying to watch every single game. Currently three games a day is proving a feat and I have had other "life" events getting in the way, haha, but not only has it pushed me to get outside with my days but has helped me re-connect with so many of my friends! I'm absolutely determined to prove this summer is gonna be a scorcher and i've never really felt happier than I do right now.
Went off on one a little bit there but that's just a tiny insight into my mind at the moment, haha. Here's some more silly football photos...
There you have it, beauty queens can be football queens too! :)
So what has thelondonlipgloss been up to then hmmmmm?
Well she's been daring, and brave and signed up to a lot of new things she wouldn't normally. First thing - going to a festival completely and utterly alone. Terrifying no? Yeah, I am a little, I wont lie. I've got my first EVER festival VIP/Photo pass and i've not stopped grinning like the Cheshire Cat since. I'm off in mid July to Cheltenham to photograph a lovely festival called 2000 Trees. It's kinda my first "real" work if you will, i've stringent guidelines, rules and regulations. I've been told where and when I can stand on the stage, where I can go and more importantly what must be collected from me after the festival. This is pretty huge for me and i'm stoked beyond belief to have been invited. I will keep a little festival diary while I am there and publish it all here so you can all see my lovely skanky face with minimal makeup! Haha. :)
This weekend I went to Leeds to photograph a band called Pulled Apart by Horses with my friend Del. I had an amazing time, this is so so so shameful but i've never been up north in the UK and I absolutely loved it! Got to meet and hang with the bands and take photos and just generally a wicked time. I'll pop some photos up if anyone is interested :)
Also a lovely friend of mine called Elliott Morris just released a new cd which features full inside/outside artwork by me so hop on over to his myspace and check him and the cd out. He plays rhythmic solo guitar, comparable to Newton Falkner - and Ell is only 18. He's brilliant, and i'm sure he'll be a success very very soon!
Phew I feel like i've been typing forever.
Anyway, let's talk about what's coming up as part of thelondonlipgloss over the summer:
Summer fashion (obvs!)
The essential girl's festival guide (but do check out alittlebird's too - huge inspiration)
Ben talks male 'beauty'
Prom make up and fashion
Style Icon series
And of course a whole host of random reviews, eyeshadow tutorials and some more outfit looks that'll keep you busy all summer!
So just to clarify; i'm still alive, and i'm gonna come back and get you better than ever! Teehee.
Can't wait. Kisses, Zozo xxxx