Friday, 31 December 2010

Lady Gaga - My True Love

'I hate barbie, she made me feel that I was never pretty enough or skinny enough.... fuck you barbie'.

Oh GaGa

I went with my other half to see Lady Gaga the other week. What an incredible show!! I was ill and terrified of how high our seats were (so shaking like a leaf the entire concert... loser.). Nothing could stop me enjoying her!

Two of my favourite tracks:

So Happy I Could Die
Just sums up my year really.
You know that euphoric happiness you get sometimes when you're with some one incredible or you think about something or someone that's made your year 1000times better. That's what this song means to me.
Got a lot of love for a handful of amazing people this year.

Dance in the Dark
I just love this. I love the lyrics.
I think its another song that hits the spot when you feel like your absolutely hideous - on a bad day when you have to go out and could really do without seeing any one.
Either that or its just about my TERRIBLE dancing skills. I should dance in the dark more often, save alot of injury and embarrassment! :) <3

Silicone,Saline,Poison,Inject me and baby I'm a free bitch;
I'm a free bitch.

Some girls won't dance to the beat of the track.
She won't walk away, but she won't look back.
She looks good but her boyfriend says she's a mess,
she's a mess, she's a mess,
Now the girl is stressed.
she's a mess.

Baby loves to dance in the dark,
'Cuz when he's lookin' she falls apart.
Baby loves to dance in the dark.

Baby loves to dance in the dark,
'Cuz when he's lookin' she falls apart.
Baby loves to dance, loves to in the dark.

Run run her kiss is a vampire grin.
The moon lights away while she's howlin' at it.
She looks good but her boyfriend says she's a tramp,
she's a tramp, she's a vamp,but she still does her dance.
she's a tramp, she's a vamp, but she still kills the dance.

Baby loves to dance in the dark,
'Cuz when he's lookin' she falls apart.
Baby loves to dance in the dark.

Baby loves to dance in the dark,
'Cuz when he's lookin' she falls apart.
Baby loves to dance, loves to in the dark.

In the dark,She loves to dance in the dark,
in the dark,she loves, she loves to dance in the dark.

Tell 'em how you feel girls.

Work your blonde
A. Ramsey will haunt like Liberace.
Find your freedom in the music,
find your Jesus,
find your Kubrick.

You will never fall apart,
Diana you're still in our hearts.

Never let you fall apart,
together we'll dance in the dark.

Baby loves to dance in the dark,
'Cuz when he's lookin' she falls apart.
Baby loves to dance in the dark.

Baby loves to dance in the dark,
'Cuz when he's lookin' she falls apart.
Baby loves to dance, loves to in the dark.

In the dark.
Gaga  ♥

Wednesday, 22 December 2010

Perfume divides the Nation according to Debenhams

 Ever thought the air smelt sweeter up North?Read More

This may be because women living north of the Midlands opt to buy sweet, floral fragrances. Southerners how ever are wearing musky, woody and even male perfumes!

Northern and Scottish women are drawn to glamorous, sweet girly fragrances such as the current best seller Viktor & Rolf Flowerbomb. Other best sellers are Chanel Chance, Gucci Guilty, Paco Rabanne Lady Million, Chanel No. 5 and Givenchy Play for Her.
Another discovery of the research was that in the North women are loyal to their perfume brands buying bigger bottles to last months, how ever it was also found that they are more likely to spritz with perfume up to 5 times a day which may explain the big bottles!
Southern ladies are buying musky fragrances with a masculine edge such as Clinique’s Aromatics Elixir. Men’s scents have shown to be popular amongst women on a night out of a more dramatic intense smell borrowing their other halves aftershave on average once a fortnight! How ever in comparison to the northerners women from the south only spritz once or twice a day and are likely to go the entire day perfume free before spritzing for a night on the town. Being unfaithful to their perfume brands is also common in the south with women opting to buy many little bottles and interchanging their smells regularly.


Women from the Midlands and Wales have been shown to be the most traditional wearing classic perfumes such as Chanel No. 5.
The Irish are going for fresh, light fragrances even through out the winter! The most popular scents currently are Calvin Klein Euphoria and Marc Jacobs Daisy.
The gents aren’t too bothered and favourites vary little!
The north/south divide does not end with fragrance. Northern women are snapping up high heels and party dresses while women of the south are wearing edgier fashion to match their edgy perfume tastes.

North & Scotland
  1. Chanel Chance
  2. Gucci Guilty
  3. Paco Rabanne Lady Million
  4. Chanel No. 5
  5. Givenchy Play for Her

  1. Chanel Coco Mademoiselle
  2. Clinique Aromatics
  3. Dior Miss Dior
  4. Chanel Coco
  5. Calvin Klein Obsession

Midlands & Wales
  1. Chanel Coco Mademoiselle
  2. Chanel No. 5
  3. Estee Lauder Beautiful
  4. Dior J’Adore
  5. Calvin Klein Eternity

  1. Marc Jacobs Daisy
  2. Calvin Klein Euphoria
  3. Marc Jacobs Lola
  4. Giorgio Armani Acqua Di Gio
  5. Chanel Coco Mademoiselle

Northern Ireland
  1. Marc Jacobs Daisy
  2. Calvin Klein Euphoria
  3. Marc Jacobs Lola
  4. Chanel Coco Mademoiselle
  5. Giorgio Armani Acqua Di Gio


Thursday, 25 November 2010

Guilty Pleasure

I don't care to explain... but this song just DOES things to me!

Wednesday, 17 November 2010

Official Stakes on the Wedding Dress Designer for Kate Middletons Dress

How awful it must be to know that there are people that will win and lose money over the colour/shape/designer of your dress?? Mad. 
Well here are the official bookies numbers right now!

Who will design Kate's wedding dress?
Joint 9/2 favourites have emerged in an early battle between Amanda Wakeley and one of Kate’s favourite designers, Brazilian designer Daniella Issa Helayel. The Queen of British fashion Vivienne Westwood is 6/1 on the list of potential dress makers.
9/2 Amanda Wakeley
9/2 Daniella Issa Helayel
5/1 Elizabeth Emanuel
6/1 Vivienne Westwood
7/1 Bruce Oldfield
8/1 Marchesa
10/1 Jenny Packham
12/1 Vera Wang
12/1 Matthew Williamson
14/1 Alice Temperley
16/1 Oscar de la Renta
20/1 Valentino
20/1 Collette Dinnigan
20/1 Monique Lhuillier
20/1 Jasper Conran
25/1 Carolina Herrera
33/1 Armani
33/1 Dior
33/1 John Galliano
33/1 Chanel
40/1 BCBG Max Azria
50/1 Jigsaw
80/1 Lindka Ceirach
100/1 Robinson Valentine

Others on request

Colour of Queen's Hat

The Queen wore a blue hat for Charles’ and Diana’s wedding and a yellow hat for Charles’ & Camilla’s wedding. It’s difficult to say what colour she might opt for but pastels are definitely her style. Paddy Power make pink their early 9/2 favourite.
9/2 Pink
5/1 Light Blue
5/1 Silver/Grey
5/1 Apricot
6/1 Purple
8/1 Gold
8/1 Green
8/1 Brown
8/1 Dark Blue
10/1 Yellow
10/1 Orange
12/1 Red
16/1 Black
20/1 White

I'm going with M&S, and the queens hat will be bright orange with plastic bananas hanging off it. 

Willow Smith

So, Willow Smith... Probably the coolest little girl in the world.

She's ten. TEN YEARS YOUNG!!!

That's like half my age!
So far she:

Dresses better than me
Dances better than me
Sings better than me.
Earns more money than me.
Considering shes only been able to walk and talk for what... 7 years? That's impressive.

She's like a mini Rihanna....  but dare I say.... cooler?

I wish my dad was Will Smith.

Any one else noticed the names?

WILL and his daughter WILLow and his wife JADA and his son JADEN.

A little self indulgent don't you think? I bet Will's eldest son Trey's feeling a bit left out.

Wednesday, 10 November 2010

How funky is this??

Its basically a tie shaped scarf. But its not been done before has it!

Andties are crafted by hand in Scandinavia and made from high quality materials. The Andtie is the first of its kind, so you might be the first in town to wear it. Well at least they're ambitious.

I think that these are really nice, but massively over priced and I look forward to seeing a copycat in Topshop or on In the mean time have a browse! 


Go East! Despair as 'The Only Way Is Essex' ends...

Its safe to say that ‘The Only Way Is Essex’ has swept the FashionCapital office and the UK. We are all sad to see the series go as the finale is aired tonight. If you are as sad as us to see it go then here’s some Essex stlye glamour to brighten our days until the next reality series drives us wild.







There you have it, a guide to letting loose the Essex girl within you.

Much Love,

Jemima Daisy x

If you're still missing the Essex Crew then warm your heart and belly with a quick classic recipe from Nanny Pat.
(makes 6 to 8)

1 375g (13oz) Packet Of Readymade Puff Pastry
1 Tablespoon Of Butter
1 Small Onion, Diced
1kg (2¼lb) Sausage Meat
1 Egg, Beaten

Preparation method:

1. Pre-heat the oven to 200C / 400F/ Gas 6.
2. Roll out the pastry into a rectangle about 25cm/10in by 20cm/8in.
3. Heat the butter in a frying pan, and add the onion, cooking until it is softened but not coloured.
4. In a mixing bowl, combine the onion and the sausage meat well.
5. Put the sausage mixture down the middle of the long length of the pastry. With a sharp knife, cut slits 3cm/1in apart, 1cm/½in away from the sausage mixture to the edge of the pastry, slanting away from you. Brush with beaten egg.
6. Starting at the end nearest to you, fold the pastry alternately over each other, to give a 'plait' effect. Brush the top with beaten egg.
7. Transfer to a baking tray and bake in the centre of the oven for 40 minutes, reducing the temperature to 150C / 300F/ Gas 2 after 20 minutes. Serve in slices hot or cold.

NB I've only watched one episode myself, the rest have been relayed to me via colleagues.

Tuesday, 9 November 2010

Model Workshop 07.11.10

Once every 6 weeks I photograph a bunch of wannabe models....

A lot of these aspiring models have no experience and its always a surprise finding out that some one you didn't expect much of is a great model.

The Modelling Workshops are run by Michaela Harwood of Edge Models and Extras - They include an hour of dance with a choreographer and two hours of catwalk practice and other modelling advce and exercises. For more information email

I'm crap with names but I can remember people, so here's my feed back.

This guy seemed a bit shy to start with but he was very comfortable in front of the camera and he'd make a great catalogue model or doing commercial work - I think he's going a spark but nothing outstanding enough to make him a huge fashion model.  I also think he'd make a great actor/extra.
He took direction in front of the camera really well and listened to instructions as well as doing his own thing.
Suggestion : More mirror practicing - trying out different poses and knowing what works best!

This chick also had a great look and has a very 'fashion' face but her skin wasn't perfect. I loved her little russian hat - happy that some one brought a little prop! She didn't take direction as well as I'd hoped but I think there was a slight language barrier - despite this she was very friendly and cheerful - I love happy models!
Suggestion : More practice with direction as well as working out which angles are her best in photographs - that way even if the direction isn't great she can work it on her own!

Oh Anna! I have used Anna before for a studio shoot ( and a catwalk. When I first met her I wasn't sure about her, but I discovered that she photographs beautifully, has a GREAT attitude and takes direction really well, its was chucking it down on Sunday but Anna still got on her knee's in the Autumn leaves and threw them up in the air. Good girl!
Suggestion: Just as much work as possible and building up her looks and portfolio.

This girl had a great outfit and I hoped we could do something really fun but I found that she was a little wooden. There was no spark in her eyes and direction was a little harder than it needed to be. Of course there were still some great photos of her but I felt she'd make a better extra than a fashion model.
Suggestion : Being more alive and get into a shoot, there has to be a warmth in the photos! Just practice with the eyes - much more feeling needed in the eyes.

Another slightly wooden model but this lady had a great figure, was very friendly and tried very hard in front of the camera - maybe a little too hard.
 I loved the 70's outfit and I wish we'd been able to get more out of it - the poses verged on fierce but there's still something missing behind the eyes for me.  How ever I think she'd look great on TV.
Suggestion : Just more practice in front of the camera discovering new poses and what works.

I loved this girl, she has such a classic look, beautiful eyes, gorgeous bone structure and charming smile! Lady crush you say? Not quite! But I really liked working with this girl and her pictures came out great, I'd definitely consider her for a show/shoot.

This girl has obviously done alot of work before, her legs are like pins... very jealous. That and her suede boots gave me an orgasm. I think this girl has alot of potential but some of her poses were quite 'glamour'. Still, great pictures, great attitude. Nice girl - would use her again especially for catwalk!
Suggestion : Working with more photographers, new poses, as much as possible in the way of experience!

Honestly this chick could get a job as a Davina look alike instantly!
She's got very similar features to the presenter. I found it a problem that she wore flat boots for her photos although I loved her check dress, worked really well with the white wood and the autumn leaves. Seemed very wannabe Chanel - a pair of clogs would have made this perfect!
She seemed very awkward in new poses and had the wrong idea about her best angles (her chin up too high was not a great look). Overall though I enjoyed working with her and got some great results.
Suggestion: Work on some interesting poses and taking direction.


Loved this girl's eyes. She looked so timid but BAM there's this huge streak of hair! She took direction pretty well but I think she needs to try out new facial expressions as I didn't see her smile once! I think she has a lot of fashion potential and is another girl I'd consider using again.
Suggestion : work on some different facial expressions to stay versatile.
I think this girl was very pretty but her hair let her down a little bit. She took direction well and was friendly enough but I wasn't convinced that she wanted to be a model - not sure why but just felt her heart wasnt in it.
Suggestion : Make sure modelling is what you want to do and again work on the eyes - put your heart and soul into everyshoot no matter how crap the weather is!

This brummy was a total sweetheart and I loved her look - she looked like a bit of a diva but turned out to be a lovely girl to work with. Her photos came out really well and her outfit was glitzy and provided a little bit of glamour!
Suggestion : I think she needs more practice in front of the camera as she didn't take direction quite as well as some.

We had to move out of the dark and rain with this girl and we got some great flirty/50's shots. I don't think she could be a high fashion model as her skin isnt great and she's far too smiley and cute so I think she'd be a great commercial model, maybe doing some magazine work as she looks young enough to cover Bliss. I also think she'd be great on TV.
Suggestion : Work on something more sultry - you won't be young for ever so you need your look to grow with you.


So, that was probably the least scathing I've ever been. I have to add that I hate PC's. Images that look great and perfectly retouched on a Mac look like crap on a badly calibrated PC :(

Much Love

Jemima Daisy x

Friday, 5 November 2010

Guilty Pleasure

Not even that guilty.... just a great song for today :)
Big wedding today, massive shopping day tomorrow, fireworks, model workshop.
I'll speak to you dawgs next week. ♥

Thursday, 4 November 2010

Lady Gaga.... My what long legs you have!

Spotted wearing these mental shoes :

Every one heard the latest Gaga Gossip? The University of South Carolina thats offering a full-time degree course called, Lady GaGa and the Sociology of Fame. The university’s description reads ”The central objective is to unravel some of the sociologically relevant dimensions of the fame of Lady GaGa"
Check out the course here :
I think perhaps this was a clever ploy on the part of the University... a nifty way to fill up their open days!

Well done them - I bet they do a course in cheeky advertising too!