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Sunday, 23 December 2007
Tag, you're it again

I've been tagged by the lovely Curella Says, so here we are:

1. What’s the story behind the name of your blog and your nickname?

I've always admired people who keep beautiful fashion scrapbooks, with pictures and little jottings beside them. I wanted one, but in an actual book it always failed. So this blog, in a way is my own little online scrapbook.

My nickname comes from my name, Emily. A friend started calling me Emsie, so it stuck for this blog.

2. Why did you start blogging in the first place?

I love reading other people's blogs and fancied a go myself. I really enjoy it. I've always loved fashion and wanted to develop my own style. I'd love to be involved in fashion journalism.

3. What has been your best blogging related experience? What about the worst?

I love it when bloggers link me or leave comments. I haven't actually had a worst experience yet but I guess not having enough time to post or a lack of inspiration for posts is the worst part.

4. What do you think will happen to your blog in 2008?

I don't know what will happen but I hope more people visit my blog and enjoy reading what they see. Hopefully I'll also post more and develop my style of posts.

That's it really.

I tag:

Aisha from Coloured Bleu
discothequechic from Discotheque Confusion

Emsie @ 12/23/2007 08:26:00 am | Post a Comment

Thursday, 20 December 2007
wise owl.

More searching on The Urban Collection led to me finding the owl pendant necklace in the middle. It's 70s vintage by Sarah Coventry. I have to admit, I've never been a particularly big fan of owls. In fact, I have a memory of my year 2 teacher giving me a horrible little wooden owl, which seemed to have no purpose whatsoever. I wonder where that's gone now. However, these wise creatures have suddenly grown on me.

On Etsy there are loads of owl-related goodies, including lots of beautiful pendants. There are also brooches, owl print bags and t-shirts. Perhaps a Christmas gift for any wise owls out there?

left to right:
Wise Mr Owl Necklace - $15.50 from erm originals
"Give a Hoot" Necklace - $32.00 from The Urban Collection
Vintage Stone Eye Owl - $38.00 from ragtrader relic

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Monday, 17 December 2007
i've got love for you, if you were born in the 80s

After finding about The Urban Collection, I now regularly check the site to see if they have put up any new gems. I found this 80s style prom dress, which they have called 'Party'. It is described as a: "Super sassy vintage metallic black and violet bubble party dress. Circa 80s." It's fun and also a great colour, especially with the shiny effect of the material. I've always been a fan of the bubble hem but I love the pouf of this dress.

It reminded me of a Nathan Jenden dress (left) from his F/W collection in a metallic baby blue which is a great shape. I did some searching around pn Ebay and found a few dresses in a similar style, my favourite being the dress in the middle. I'd like to find a poufy-style dress in a bright pink but love the metallic ones I've found so far.

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Tuesday, 4 December 2007
jose vanders.

Apart from fashion, I also have a love for music. Listening to music that is, because I actually cannot sing. Anyway, I thought I'd tell you about Jose (pronounced to rhyme with dose) Vanders. She is actually amazing.

My friend Mollie, who is literally obsessed, told me about her back in the summer. Her and Ellie went to see her and I was dead jealous. Ellie is also obsessed - she draws the Jose Vander's cupcakes and birds all over her hands in biro.

Her music is simply beautiful, I can listen to it all day. The lyrics are gorgeous too. She seems like a very very lovely person also. I may ask her to do an interview for me here sometime. What I'm essentially saying is that you should listen to her music, and maybe you will fall in love with it and her too.

Oh and download her Christmas song, Winter Wear here for only 79p - I would love for her to be in the top 40!


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