My World

The world according to me!

NaNoWriMo

I found out about this fantastic initiative last November. Unfortunately I found out after the month began so I decided not to partake in this most awesome of projects. This year however I’ll be so on-board.

Expect 50,000 of EPIC novel crap from moi.

I can’t hardly wait!

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Wendy Fitzwilliam’s UWI Tedx Talk

UWI, St. Augustine organised a series of  TEDx talks on campus. This is the first I’m hearing of this, but Wendy had a chat with the audience. Quite nice.

best URL ever. (via the munchkin wrangler.)

Just in case you can’t read it it says: utter-PR-fiction-but-people-love-this-shit-so-fuck-it-lets-just-print-it

best URL ever.

via the munchkin wrangler.

Dark Girls: The Trailer

Produced and directed by Bill Duke and D. Channsin Berry. I NEED to see this!

Dark Girls: Preview from Bradinn French on Vimeo.

I ♥ Karen Millen

I ♥ Karen Millen

I ♥ Karen Millen by MsGrey featuring a shirt dress

I fallen really hard for the UK clothing brand Karen Millen. I swear my goal in life is to be able to afford their clothes and shoes (swoon). Their aesthetic speaks to me. The dresses I’ve featured are very structured and are feminine takes on masculine silhouettes. Military shirts, the trench coats, button details; basically it features all the stuff I love. Don’t even start me on the pencil skirts. They I adore because they do amazing things for my shape and/or confidence.  Plus the brand’s heavily structured feminised-masculinity is evident in these pieces as well. What’s not to love?

To be fair these shoes were my introduction to the brand. The black court with the eyelet detail and the red accents is still my all time favourite.

Reviving the Lit Nerd Within

I am using my Library Thing Account again ( you can get to my profile via the widget in my blog’s side bar). I recently added books I borrowed from the San Juan Library. Don’t underestimate the public library folks. I’m trying to read more.

This time I’m sticking with West Indian authors, more specifically Trinidadian ones. A Wine of Astonishment by Earl Lovelace, and A Hot Country by Shiva Naipaul.

I’ve also discovered this BBC series which features authors selects the books they feel best reflect their countries of birth. It’s called Read My Country. I would love to see who they’d pick for Trinidad and Tobago, even if it is V.S. Naipaul.

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What I Want

It’s been a while, but good news, not only did I graduate with an MA, I got a merit too!

So I’ve decide to list some of the stuff I really, really want, or just find oh-so-cute. A girl can dream, and I really love mine. Here goes:

  • I should be shame, but I love silly slippers. Whatever you think about this reality star, these slippers rock! That’s right, I’m talking about Snooki Slippers. I linked to the purple ones on Twitter, but the turquoise are my favs.
  • I love hoody dresses to wear to and from the gym. So I found this cute one from Nike and this one from Adidas. I’ve love to wear them post-workout with my Adissage slippers.
  • For work, I’m loving dresses. They’re easier to wear than suits, and separates. I find they give me the professional look I’m after, plus I find them very flattering for curvy women.  love this Plutocracy Dress at lot. It’s simple, so the wearer can dress it up or down with the right accessories. The oversized flower gave the right amount of visual interest, without overpowering the design, and it’s a really versatile piece. I can easily wear this to a daytime event, or church.
  • I’ve also been loving the  work of several upcoming African and African inspired designers. People like Duro OlowuBoxing Kitten and Zed Eye. I discovered this amazing blog from a group of London-based fashionistas called: Shop Liquorice, who’ve introduced me to many of these up and comers. With reason, because their designs are amazing, and reflect a worldview many share, but rarely make the front page of the fashion mags.

Just a round up of some of  the lovely things I’ve been loving right now.