Boyish, strong and basic. Yup.
When I saw the metal collars I fell immediately in love with this collection. After I gathered myself I was able to appreciate the other qualities of Lim's fine collection, namely its strong tailoring and monochromatic display. Every piece exudes strength and is minimalism at its best. Plus did I mention the metal collars?
I've very recently discovered Pinterest, an enjoyable and easy way to literally pin your interests onto a virtual pinboard.
If you don't already know what it's about, I'll give you a quick summary.
Essentially, you create 'boards' and name them according to how you would like to categorise photos and subsequently add photos directly from a site into those boards. For example, you can make a board called 'cooking' and then fill it with all sorts of delicious food recipes and food porn.
The way you add photos onto your boards is very simple; you add a bookmark to your bookmark bar, and when you come across a photo you take a liking to on a website, you simply click the bookmark button and a page will come up allowing you to both choose the photo and place it into your desired board. I told you it was simple!
As you can see I'm still playing around and in the beginning stages of setting it all up (with the exception of my 'wish list' board haha), but now that we fiiiiiinally have internet as of this morning, those boards will be filled up very quickly.
I'm not entirely sure about the social networking aspect of Pinterest, but I believe you can follow other users and 'repin' their photos. I'll have to experiment more with the site to grasp it fully. If anyone is familiar with this let me know, and make sure you tell me your usernames so I can check them out.
Oh, my username is 'luarrr'. Yes, somewhat reminiscent of a lion's roar but alas, 'luar' was taken, as was the word with two 'L's' so I had to compromise and use three, as with my blog url. Oh pooh!
Nearly three weeks ago my boyfriend and I moved into a new house and since then we have been without internet. In fact, we are still without internet but we have escaped this foreign, disconnected land and travelled to our hometown Byron Bay, with internet!
It honestly feels strange using my computer. Typing feels unfamiliar. Not being able to blog frustrated me, with only my iPhone connection to connect me to the cyber world. Not all was/is bad however. I got back into my love of reading, which I'm sure you all know is hindered somewhat by the overpowering, mind-numbing and time-eating thing called the World Wide Web. I've now promised myself to read a book a week, even when our internet finally gets connected next Thursday.
So really, being disconnected from that safe, constant internet force is yes, annoying in some ways but also incredibly refreshing. It's even as far as detoxing. My mind feels much more peaceful and less filled with brain fuzz. I do urge you guys to try and go without internet for a while and see what happens. The creative side you never thought you had may emerge, you'll read those books you bought but never started, appreciate the quiet and free time, and become more in touch with yourself and your own ideas, rather than all the crap that is pushed into your mind every time you open your web browser.
Anyway, I hope every one is well. I'll be with internet late next week and will get back into blogging on a regular basis pronto (making sure the internet doesn't swallow me whole, of course). Here are some instagram photos of what's been going on these past absent weeks.