Category: Inspiration

The Bling Ring

movie+the+bling+ring+sofia+coppola+2013+www.lylybye.blogspot.com
The-Bling-Ring-03-V_12Jun13_pr_bI am SO excited for The Bling Ring by Sofia Coppola to be released in the UK, I actually cannot wait! In preparation I’m about to start reading this book based on the real ‘Bling Ring’.

The original Bling Ring were a group of (fairly well off) teenagers from California who burgled celebrities houses including Paris Hilton, Lindsay Lohan and Orlando Bloom by using methods such as entering through a DOG FLAP, ha ha!

On the Paris Hilton robbery:

“They went up to the front door and tried ringing the doorbell to see if anyone was there. They discovered a key under the doormat, but then realized it wasn’t needed because the door was unlocked.”

You really couldn’t make this shit up, it’s such a good story and I can’t wait to see Coppola’s take on it, she’s one of my favourite filmmakers of all time. Also, Emma Watson looks amazing in this, she really suits the bling look!

“Coppola offers no obvious views on our celebrity-obsessed youth culture. Does she hate their vapidity or not? Whose fault is their brazen materialism – their parents or their surroundings? And who are the real victims here? Coppola refuses to say. But the fact that Paris Hilton loaned her house to the crew for filming only adds to the ambiguity at the heart of the film. Moreover, as with all Coppola’s films, her band of burglars are so effortlessly stylish and impeccably well-dressed you can’t help but near envy their brazen greed.” – The Culture Edit, Vogue.

Read the full review here.

Ahh I’m so excited!bryAnd watch the trailer!

Reach for the dead

rftd_banner

The new Boards of Canada album Tomorrow’s Harvest is being transmitted live tomorrow at 9pm UK time . I cannot wait! Lets hope the site doesn’t crash (a la MBV… festival tickets and every other thing like this in the world..). The album is being released officially June 10th. I’ve waited patiently for this, they are my favourite electronic artists of all time. Maybe I will see them live sometime…..

Here is one of my favourite Boards of Canada songs, June 9th. It is also the date of my birthday so I think it was meant to be.

Paris pt. 2 – Deyrolle and Blueberry sushi

IMG_4620
We visited Deyrolle which is an amazing shop in Paris! You can buy all the taxidermy in there. They had a giraffe, a polar bear and other big bears, if you had over 20k of euros to spend, this is the place! They have drawers and drawers of beetles, bugs and butterflies that you can select and get put in beautiful boxes too.
IMG_4622 IMG_4624IMG_4623 IMG_4628 IMG_4625IMG_4627
IMG_4603
(I got told off for taking photos… iphone photos i’m afraid! Would have loved to have photographed EVERYTHING in there!)

Earlier in the week we watched Jiro Dreams Of Sushi which is an incredible documentary based around sushi master Jiro Ono who is still running his business of amazing Michelin Star sushi at the age of 85! It is very inspiring and also made us hungry for Sushi.

I read about Blueberry Maki Bar online and it was in the top 10 reviewed restaurants out of nearly 10,000 on Trip Adviser so we visited! It did not disappoint. The food was perfect, and I don’t really even like sushi..
DSC_3400DSC_3364 DSC_3387
DSC_3386
DSC_3381
Food porn… DSC_3395sushi
Feeling rather drunk and full of food we rode the metro back to near our hotel.
DSC_3404

Paris – Mama Shelter & Eiffel Tower adventures

DSC_3249IMG_4520 IMG_4573
We arrived at our hotel Mama Shelter (which is amazing!!) and settled in nicely..
DSC_3251
It was not the best weather in the world but we did the most touristy thing you can do and went to visit the Eiffel tower! And what a wonderful fella he is..
DSC_3263
DSC_3259
I decided the Eiffel tower looks like the Blackpool tower (check out my northern points of reference!)
We walked and explored and ended up in Jardin des Tuileries..DSC_3277
DSC_3311 DSC_3300 DSC_3296DSC_3304
DSC_3289
And visited the Opera in the rain..
DSC_3325
Hungry as always, we ate pizza and drank beers in the Pizzeria at Mama Shelter, it was delicious.DSC_3336 DSC_3338 DSC_3344
And drank more drinks!DSC_3353DSC_3348

Amsterdam pt. 3 – Rijksmuseum & Dutch pancakes

DSC_3133
The Rijksmuseum museum had just opened again in April after almost ten years of renovation, so we visited!DSC_3139
DSC_3136
DSC_3180 DSC_3137 DSC_3226
A Mondrian YSL dress!DSC_3217
You know you’re a designer/illustrator when the thing that excites you the most in this museum is the style guide. Oh god. LOVE. The colour palettes are also designed based on the most famous paintings in their collection. Amazing!DSC_3203 DSC_3205 DSC_3208
Afterwards we ate delicious nutella, banana, strawberry and cream filled pancakes!
DSC_3239 DSC_3240