Tuesday, 12 April 2011

Dressing for Dinner or Dressing as Dinner? Your Call.

Cheese Shoes (found at Metro.co.uk)
After having a good old look about the Internet for weird news stories, I found a corker.

A pair of shoes made from Cheese. You don't believe me? There's a picture for proof, and HERE's the news article. So, how about some more dairy footwear, anyone?
Picture from Google
Lady Gaga and Meat
And let's not forget Lady Gaga's infamous Meat Dress. Which many people had a lot of beef with. (Pardon the pun.) But seriously, what is it with fashion and food?

I reckon I can find some really good food fashion out there though. So this is my post mission.

Food on clothes have always been an idea, we've seen pictures of cakes on clothes, fruit on heads and the cherry fad that happened, don't know if you remember, but not so long ago fruit was all around us. Cherry dresses everywhere. I'll admit, I did really want one, and I did get something with strawberries on it at one point. But it was all in the name of food. Something I love.

But this just seems a little ridiculous.
Picture from Google
Saying this, I did find this very interesting Burger Dress. I actually quite like it. Would never ever wear it, but at least it would certainly make people stop and stare. 

Of course this also makes me think of the poor people who have to parade outside restaurants and cafes trying to lure people in wearing a food costume of their choice, and the unfortunate people at fancy dress parties who think to come as food. Although very original, most people do think it's weird. Personally, I reckon I could get away with it. And everybody should really. Fight the conformity and all.

I also found THIS website hosting some pictures of food as outfits, and personally I adore the bread one. And the Artichoke hearts. But wow. Elegance and food combined.
Plus I can see a massive upside to food as clothing. When you get hungry all you have to do is take something from the piece of clothing. I'm thinking I'm going to have a cake hat.

So to bring this to a close, I reckon food fashion is the way forward, providing it's not past it's use by date. Ew.

Monday, 11 April 2011

Royal Weddings and a Brief, Biased and Odd History of Love.

So, the Royal Wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton will soon be underway, so I thought it only right to have a look at the great history of love and romance and so on, seeing as it's not long til the big day, and we in England get a day off for it.

As much as it's nice to watch a wedding, especially one as fancy and no doubt beautiful as this one (plus I want to see the dress) I'm not sure I will be able to as I have a distinct lack of a television in my flat. Saying this, I may wheedle my way into spending the day at home or with my sister. Both places have a TV, and other creature comforts that my room sorely lacks.

So, the history of love, in my eyes, goes a little like this:

Prince William and Kate Middleton
From Mirror.co.uk
-St Valentine. I have absolutely no idea what happened there, so a Wikipedia page will be linked to, right HERE. But Valentine's day nowadays is a celebration of all things sufficiently cuddly and love-inducing. It's a couples day. And when you're not one of a couple it's a completely miserable day, considering it's supposed to be about love and happiness.

-Sir Lancelot and Guienevere. Yes, I know it's a legend, and I know that Guienevere was with King Arthur, but honestly, who can say no to a big rugged knight who just wants to whisk you away?

-Shakespeare. Well, he didn't half know how to write about love. Romeo and Juliet, Shall I Compare Thee? (one of his sonnets) and so on. Plus being a poet and playwright that everybody does love seems romantic enough for me. And also I'd say Jane Austen definitely does her bit for old fashioned English romance.

-Love in general. It may sound completely soppy, but as Wet Wet Wet concluded ' Love Is All Around'. And It's true. A million types of love. And isn't that very, very nice?

Images from google
- (carrying on) Love songs. My favourites being old rocky classics such as Aerosmiths' 'Don't Wanna Miss A Thing', Bon Jovi's 'Always' and 'Bed of Roses' and Bryan Adams' 'Everything I do'. But love songs are just generally there to make us all feel very, very soppy and adored. And for the most part I would say they do.

So that's my idea of what the L word is all about. Along with a few weird ideas about literature.
So yes, don't forget on the Royal Wedding day to remember this is all about Love. Not who may be running the country and definitely not about how expensive the dress is. Or how grand the guests are. Although these are definitely points to notice.
Some Links you may find interesting:
List of Love Songs (for weddings apparently)
Last But not Least, the WIKIPEDIA PAGE. (Oh Wikipedia, you are a saviour)

Thursday, 7 April 2011

Glorious ghosts or Pestering Poltergeists? Either way its Ectoplasmic!

And now I'll be reporting on the subject of the paranormal.. the.. er... ectoplasmal.. the.. ghostly?
Yep, that'll do.
Our first exploratory step into the world of the paranormal is the creepy and weird world of ghosts.

What are ghosts? Well.. we don't have a damn clue to be honest.
But I'm going ahead and saying ghosts are predominantly known as spirits of the deceased, coming back into the world through the spiritual plain to visit their old haunts (haha, get it?) and generally creep people out.
Ghosts are often called many different things: spirits, poltergeists, souls, apparitions... you name it. And ghosts are believed in all over the world, just with different names, like many other paranormal and mythical creatures. But ghosts are the things that people believe in most.
Wikipedia has a very thorough page on all things ghostly. Click HERE for this page.

Once I think I felt a ghost. And once I thought I saw a ghost. Just a blob, nothing special. But the feeling. Like something touched me when absolutely nobody could have. And just thinking about this is making my skin goosebumpy and eyes water.

An Oiuja Board- Picture from Wikipedia
 Which is a weird thing to do really. Why do my eyes water when I think of ghosts? Strange. But it happens every single time.

So ghosts. could be people, could be remnants of ideas, could be dust particles, could be a trick of the light. Could be a really good way of explaining why we lose things so often.

Of course, people have always tried to prove that they've seen these spectres, from photos, telling of past experiences, video, Ouija boards, and probably the most well known, television programmes.
Most Haunted is probably one of the most well known ones (at least in England, and possibly Ghost Hunters or Ghost Adventures in the USA).
Films are also in on the act. There's the more recent Paranormal Activity (1 and 2), Ghost, Ghostbusters, The Haunting, Casper etcetera. Ghosts and other paranormal ideas, concepts, realities are just another source of enjoyment and interest.
And it's always something good to have a chat about, tell scary stories about and generally worry kids with.

The Day of the Dead -Picture from Google
Something I did find out about in my obvious extensive research (ie. Wikipedia and IMDB search) is the many festivals and general celebrations of death and ghosts and so on. There's Halloween (or All Hallows Eve), The Day of the Dead in Mexico (or All Souls Day, which sounds awesome), The Hungry Ghost Festival in China and many more.

So to finish off, I'm not going to tell you whether ghosts are real or not, because I don't have a clue. But wouldn't it be really interesting if they were?

Also some interesting sites I found along the way:
MostHaunted.com - A website about US most haunted places.
Wikipedia's page on 'Paranormal'
If you're in the UK and want to go ghost hunting, I found THIS website.
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