OK, so I was tagged by - or rather I begged for a tag from - Emma, and she tagged me with five things. Which I will do on seperate posts. Partly to keep you all in suspense (MWAHAHAHA), but mostly so I make more posts and this blog doesn't seem too abandoned. First off:
I was actually quite surprised that I was given this topic, as I don't think of myself as much of a girly girl at all. I try and look nice, and if I remember, I may spritz a bit of perfume or add a few lashings of mascara before I leave the house, but I'm not the type of girl to squeal over the newest foundation, know make up brands off by heart, buy magazines or to paint my nails in the common room. I have other things to do. I would say better, but they probably aren't. My taste in films, TV or music isn't all that girly either, I abhor 99% of chick flicks and teen movies, and the ones I do like, such as Pretty Woman or Devil Wears Prada, are cult classics or are critically acclaimed at least (or maybe this is me jsut trying to inject a lil' more pretension into my life). Favourite TV shows are Friends (yeah OK), Scrubs and House. My music taste is indie rock. I don't feel much of a girly girl at all, although don't get me wrong, I would fail at being a boy too, I cannot kick a ball for the life of me.
There is one girly thing however that I absolutely adore (well, two. One is boys :D) and that is fashion. Whether it is high fashion or normal day-to-day, I just love it. I'm not particularly knowledged about it, and it's not one of my hugest passions, but I do really like it. I think I first became interested in high fashion when I began to watch America's Next Top Model with my parents. Yeah, parents plural. My dad does actually like it lol. I don't really care for the bitchiness and drama, and their constant squealing and screaming gives me a headache, but I love the photo shoots, and I love the critique - learning myself exactly what a good model and a good photo takes. It combines another love of mine: photography, and the finished products are absolutely gorgeous. I realise of course that the clothes that these girls and other high fashion girls model are not at all feasible to wear in real life. What they are in fact is an exaggerated inspiration that will slowly trickle down to the commercial market. A model may walk down the catwalk, absolutely swamped in layers of floral silk, and it'll look a lil' ridiculous, but the point is to illustrate the use of flowers on clothes, not to actually wear that garment. This may seem impratical and a waste of time then for an ordinary un-fashion-world girl like me to look at, but I have always been attracted throughout my life - including in my taste in films, books, TV and music - to that which is unusual, risk taking, and bold. You can tell why I love it then. I especially love the themed shoots, my favourite being the Annie Leibovitz one of Alice in Wonderland. It's a completely new perspective of art.
When it comes to my own fashion, well lol I don't really have any, My clothes are nice, but not particularly stunning or edgy. I attribute this partly to a lack of money (I feel guilty even about Primark - I'm really bad at spending), and also to the, um, house rules. Ok, I don't want to paint my parents as strict narrow-minded typical middle eastern parents, but the truth of the matter is that I'm not allowed to wear a skirt/dress above the knee. Which means I live in my jeans, and there's only so much you can do with those. Don't get me wrong, I don't like mini skirts - I don't have that good a relationship with my legs lol - but well, a long floral skrts looks old fashioned. A shortish one with grey woollen tights, or grey kneesocks that have been shoved accordian-style down around the ankles above a pair of canvas lace ups, is well, just cool. But whatever. I'm due to get a bunch of vouchers from Topshop and H&M for my birthday, which is in May. That, plus the fact that I'm moving out soon (hopefully. Pleaaaase God let Oxford happen!!! I am gonna work my butt off tomorrow doing coursework) should mean that I look, well, more like me next year.
Next excerpt coming up soon, IF I do my work. I really am trying to work harder, I really really wanna get to Oxford. I WILL do maths tomorrow, and German c/w and German speaking questions. And I WILL do French speaking questions and French c/w on Sunday. Yay :D