Regalia Photo Features – The Ringmaster

Do you miss my stupid articles and posts that I was writing? I kind of miss writing them, but I’m still really enjoying these photos. These girls are so beautiful and creative, I love all the effort and imagination they put into their looks – I could take pictures of these girls five ever. That’s one longer than forever.

Regalia Photo Features – Ascension

I love this holy look, I think the colour of the hair beautifully compliments the lighter tones in the skirt and the pearls in the headdress echo the design of the dress. I caught this photo just right to make Georgia, who you’ve probably seen a bunch of times in my posts, look like she’s about to ascend right up to heaven!

Regalia Photo Features – Two for Tea

These ladies totally looked ready to enjoy some very dignified high tea. I love the use of blue and pink in both outfits, they look sweet but mature. The hats and bonnets are also very interesting, I don’t think you would see many similar items outside of this fashion style.

Regalia Photo Features – Brand ‘ho!

I love the contrast between the faces of both of the pirates in this photo. One looks so fierce and stunning and the other is so adorable and lovely! They’re here to pillage all your accessories! Oh no! I actually think they’re both incredibly cool people too; to be honest my hands were shaking a lot during all of these photos because I think everyone is so interesting that I have trouble holding my composure together – I’m a big nerd at the end of the day.

Thoughtful Thursday Links

I started writing a post today about how we can all be better friends to each other the days while times are hard. Then someone who follows me on tumblr asked me about the humans series which has just finished on channel 4 at the moment and I wrote a huge response that got me thinking about bigger stuff on a wider scale again.

Here’s some food for thought for the week in the form of a linklist:

Does Ethical Shopping Exist? Kind of but not really; now how are you going to be holier-than-thou about your purchases?

http://highline.huffingtonpost.com/articles/en/the-myth-of-the-ethical-shopper/

Thinking about feminism and race in Humans made me think about it a bit more in general. For a while I was really interested in riot grrl and read a lot about it but something about it didn’t really appeal to me? There felt like there was something missing.

https://broadly.vice.com/en_us/article/alternatives-to-alternatives-the-black-grrrls-riot-ignored?utm_source=idfbuk

If you’re interested in my basic thoughts on Channel 4’s Humans then there I am discussing it over on my tumblr!

http://oldtrainers.tumblr.com/post/126009655978/you-took-the-words-right-outta-my-mouth-had-to

Please feel free to come and chat to me.

Also – I still want peoples 1997 Mizz mag embarrassing stories. Please email them to me and maybe I’ll make a tumblr or a webspace or something to illustrate and share them.

I also suddenly want to know everything I can possibly know about Marie Kondo.

More tales from 1997 MIZZ

One of these days I will take actual outfit photos. Saturday was not that day.
Dress and boots: Dr Martens (the dress is on sale go buy it!)
Belt: Warehouse
Jacket: Superdry (bought 7 years ago)
Before we begin today’s tale of misfortunes past can we just all take note that I looked like a grumpy little biker chick on Saturday and I loved it. There was drizzle on and off I was just putting my jacket over my head to protect from it and wearing it over my shoulders the rest of the time. It seems like this isn’t something that everyone does because I only saw one other person wearing their jacket like this all day. We locked eyes and smiled at each other. She pointed right at me and said “I like it” with a wry smile. We both knew. Style darling, you’ve got it or you don’t. Her outfit was actually really lovely; she had a really nice light coloured spaghetti strap top tucked into a wide skirt that hit just below her knees and a really classy pair of stilettos. She had her modern/50s look down, girl was stylish.

Now, for today’s tale of teenage woe! I was in year 6 when this one happened, so I will have been 10 or 11. I don’t know if this is the case in other countries, but here in England when you’re in primary school (5-11 years old) you have a winter uniform and a summer uniform. The winter uniform can be a polo shirt and bottoms or maybe a shirt, blazer and bottoms but the summer uniform for girls was a gingham dress and white socks. 
So, it’s summer, and my teacher miss Evans goes to me “Nadina can you hold the other side of these posters while I staple them to the wall.” The posters are on a wall which has a worktop in front of it, so I’m leaning over the worktop to hold the sides of these posters straight. Little bit higher, she says, littler bit higher so it’s straight. You see in year 5 I had a growth spurt, so I was about the same size in clothes just taller, and my parents were like “we’re not buying you a new dress for one year if this one still fits” which is fair enough. But as I’m leaning more to keep these posters straight, the room is going quieter and quieter and I don’t realise what’s happening until I sit back down and a guy in my class goes “nice ass, should be in playboy.” It dawns on me at this point that everyone in my class has just seen my underwear. I don’t remember particularly giving a shit, but I do remember going red. I WANTED THE GROUND TO SWALLOW ME UP!
Also, who knows what Playboy is when they’re 11?
If you have a stupid MIZZ story, you should totally email it to me! I’d love to collate them and illustrate them into some kind of project. Just put the subject of the email as something like MIZZ stories, or comment with them below.