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Selina is a 20-something year old year old Londoner. Selina likes: Testing out IKEA showrooms and lipstick marks on cups. Selina dislikes: Evil bunnies and when there is no cake left in the tin.

Sunday, 19 October 2014

Social media again

I've written about how social media can warp people's understanding of the lives of others but something else occurred to me today as I was reading this post about Instagram. When it comes to social media, humans in general tend to boast about all sorts of things, including highlighting their misery and misfortune on an online status. When seeing Instagram pictures of seemingly perfect lives, we become like children, wanting that kind of thing to hang as a trophy in our internet space right now. Children have no concept of time and only know what when they are told 'later' or 'another time' can mean never to them, even if it will be tomorrow. Adults can be the same. We want the subject of these pictures or the feelings we associate with it right now instead of thinking that it's not doable at the moment or maybe it's not for us. And then we lose something of ourselves I think in wanting to copy others in the competition for perfection which I feel is what it becomes  

Friday, 17 October 2014


Yesterday I got a load of fun things, first was my Oyatsu Cafe parcel filled with umaibo and matcha goodies which I gobbled half of during the day

In the evening I attended a Vinted swishing event where I got these lovely things (the blue and white splodge is a complimentary mirror). I finally met the wonderful team behind the site and had a fantastic evening

And got some new stamping plates in the post

EDIT: I got this dress in the post just now. It's Collectif and I got it with my Vinted credit for around £10. My collection is growing. Now I have enough 50s style clothes to clothe the immediate cast of Grease

Thursday, 16 October 2014

Frenchie French

This song came out when I was a young teen, just as I was on the French exchange. We used to dance around to it thinking that we were so clever we knew French. We had no idea who Lolita was and what was going on in the video but we knew a French song. Height of sophistication 

Tuesday, 14 October 2014


A lovely package arrived for me today

For the #MyVintedCloset project I was sent a personalised hanger and bag 

How wonderful. Thank you Vinted team!

Monday, 13 October 2014


My birthday weekend saw a lot of swapping

Some seriously snazzy pairs of shoes

Lots of tops and dresses

Sunday, 12 October 2014


Birthday feast

My family know me so well

Dressing up the night before for a joint birthday dinner

Wednesday, 8 October 2014

Birthday extras

How lucky am I? I opened the door to an intriguing box from Geertje containing all kinds of lovely things; a purse, a flask, a sewing kit, fabric covered buttons and modelling tools

EDIT: I got a lovely sparkly card from Ally

Sunday, 5 October 2014

Disney's greatest villain

Maleficent is widely considered to be the greatest and most evil Disney villain of all time. She's evil for no reason, she's got a boatload of magic and she's got the grand look. However recently the naming of Frollo comes about to be close to her or even eclipsing her depending on who is making the list. I have to agree with that. He is representative of men in power, especially in the church over 100 years ago which makes him very real and representative of the kind of the person who does bad things in the name of religion which could make him morally ambiguous. His strength lies in that he has no magic which makes him a dangerous man because all of the things he makes happen is doable in real life. Anyone with magic can destroy a kingdom in a flick of a wand but it takes a lot more to do it without and it shows just to what depths of evil or sadism a human can sink to. He's skilled in the art of manipulation and hypocrisy and needs no magic to do what he does. Frollo gets my vote for most evil Disney villain of all