Monday, 21 November 2011

My Sparkle

This is my new 'Sparkle', i got my nose pierced on Saturday and i love it more everyday, whenever i look down it glitters which was odd at first but ive got used to it.

This couple 'Sparkle'
I love these two, whenever im feeling stressed or like im stuck in a rut i watch this video and it makes me want to live my life like that, they are amazing!

Inspiration of Effortless-ness

 This IS 'Sparkle'... not caring, being yourself and doing what makes you happy!

 Effortless cool...

Paris 2


Okay, so for the last few days i've been obsessed with Paris... I've been once before for my 18th birthday and it was one of those places that just makes you 'sparkle' inside. I remember feeling like i was wayyy chic-er and more stylish there than i had been at any other part of my life and my aim to become to epitome of sophisticated Parisian chic has never really faded after that trip. I've been blog searching and obsessing over French sophistication and when in doubt ive been asking 'what a French girl would do'. I even went so far as to order 2 books off Amazon, 'Two Lipsticks and a Lover' and 'Why French Girls don't get Fat' in the hope that it will instruct me even further on how to acquire that 'je ne sais quoi' that every gawky teen wishes she possessed.
Its that air of effortless style and complete control and elegance which is what i'm aiming for and the whole pursuit of this aim is making me slightly sparkly. listening to Edith Piaf while trawling through the images of Parisian girls on 'The Sartorialist' was definitely an hour well spent.
A sparkle moment happened a few days ago which triggered this re-immersion into Paris. Me and some friends went to an acoustic set at a little posh pub called 'The Orange Tree' (vintage feel, cocktail list to die for, comfy sofas and a pretty cool crowd = Sparkle heaven) and this guy was playing and i thought he was really good so when he dropped a card on our table i picked it up and did the compulsory Facebook stalk. Anyway.... he's off to Paris this week, in a very bohemian fashion, and it brought back that urge to be part of that illusion of French chic. So with red lipstick and black coffee in hand I am going to embrace the 'less is more', romantic, effortless and carefree style of those Parisian models... or at least try.

The pursuit of 'Sparkle'

So this first post is kind of a background i guess. Basically when i was a kid and i was going through a tough time my mummy and i said i'd lost my sparkle, the years after were then dedicated to getting my sparkle back. 'Sparkle' is that little glint in your eye when everything in life seems to be going for you, its those moments when you have that little smile on your face and your completely happy and comfortable in yourself. We've all had those moments where we've felt completely at peace with ourselves and this blog is in pursuit of those moments.
A while ago i read a book called 'The Goddess Experience' by Gisele Scanlon and basically she advocated taking all the small little pleasures in life and truely appreciating them, this idea has stuck with me and i even started to make a happiness list of all the little things that make your life that little bit brighter. Ok, so an example... that can of diet coke or steaming cup of coffee when you've been out all morning and you need that hit of caffine, finding those perfect shoes on sale or cheaper than you thought, that morning text from a guy you like saying 'hope you have a nice day sweetie'. All these little bursts of sparkle make any grey moods disappear, even if only for a split second and here im going to try and document my little bursts of sparkle and  things that put a smile on my mardy teenage face. :)