Tuesday, 2 July 2013

Look into my eeeeeeeeyes

My eye
Short post today as I have spent the day doing job applications and have written far too much today already!

So a couple of months ago I was bumbling around the internet and found that my eyes being two colours has a name: central heterochomia – who knew?!

Isn’t that cool? I’ve always had eyes with different colours in them and I assumed it was just another part of me that wasn’t quite right, but apparently it’s a thing! 

I think it’s cool, who wants to have eyes with just one colour in them? Not me that’s for sure!

Mila Kunis has complete heterochromia, Kate Bosworth has sectoral heterochromia, Angelina Jolie has central heterochromia. Whoop something in common with her!

Monday, 1 July 2013

Hooray, the War is over!

I mentioned a few posts ago that I went to a blitz themed party on campus and it was really fun. One of my housemates was aware of “The Blitz Party” which is a group which hosts 40s themed parties professionally in different locations around London. The next party was the D-day party so we all bought tickets and spent the next few weeks sourcing outfits and somewhere to spend the night in London.

Outfit choice for any party is fun but for a vintage party it’s even more fun because you get to go through all the fashions of the past. I spent ages sourcing actual 1940s patterns and found a modernised pattern based on a dress from 1942 which was perfect! I wanted to find a pattern rather than buy online because when buying online I can never guarantee that anything will fit me! Sure enough when the pattern was the right size for me it was a full 4 inches longer in the back and 3 inches longer in the skirt than the width measurements wanted. Choosing fabric was lots of fun too, I spent a lovely day in the sunshine going to all the fabric shops I could think of and finally found a nice green fabric that could have been dyed parachute silk which was a common dress fabric at the time (see I really did my research on this). My mum did most of the actual dress making which left me time to source accessories. I found some cute T-bar shoes really easily and to my luck found a lovely waist belt with a vintage metal detail at the front. I tried to find a hat but the ones I liked were all outside of my price range unfortunately. However, with the dress, shoes, belt and some fabulous seamed stockings I felt the part! Some victory roles in my hair, pearl earrings and a flash of red lipstick and I was good to go! The other girls looked lovely too and the boys looked handsome in their shirts, braces and ties. I think more men should go out dressed like this, I am so over the jeans and t-shirt look, give me a man in a shirt and braces (not hipster ones though) any day!

The night itself was really good! I would totally recommend The Blitz Party events. There was a choice of live vintage music, special cocktails with charming barmen, the loos were clean and had dressing tables with mirrors with light bulbs around to add some extra glamour. The whole party was under bridge arches in London much to the displeasure of the pigeons that lived there who looked a little disgruntled at the whole affair. All the guests looked wonderful in their outfits and, while dancing along to Glenn Miller, it was hard to remember that we were actually in 2013 not 1944.

We spent the night in one of the nicest hostels I have ever been in and we got some brilliantly confused looks as we arrived back from the night out in full 1940s garb with one too many champagne cocktails making us dizzy. All in all it was a great night and I would totally go again!