Wednesday, 30 March 2011

Comedy Comedy Comedy

For those of you that don't know, I perform comedy sometimes. I don't say "I am a comedian" because that implies a level of dedication and professionalism that I am just unwilling to commit to. However, I performed some yesterday at Laughter at The Lounge for the first time in ages and it was such a blast I thought I'd share it with everybody.

Thursday, 24 March 2011

El (n)Ombré*!

The biggest hair trend of 2011 is hotly tipped (excuse the pun...) to be the ombré style of high-lighting. Often confused for dip-dying or even grown out high-lights when seen on its celebrity advocates, the name ombré comes from the french verb ombrer which means 'to shade'. The clue to the concept is truly in the name; hair that is graduated from a dark shade to a lighter colour at the ends.

Celebrity fans Leighton Meester, Drew Barrymore and Jessica Biel

This look is a perfect combination of laid-back beach style and romantic, flyaway glamour. It's a look that grunge queen Alexa Chung has been sporting for several years to glorious effect, but it was with Drew Barrymore's dramatic roots' first red carpet appearance that really interested me in the look.

Due to work, laziness and an exploding dog I haven't had my hair cut and styled since December. Waking up to my first day off this week to glorious sunshine and unseasonal heat this morning, I knew that today was definitely the day to take a step towards this low-maintenance look....

... read the rest at my new Style and Fashion Blog, Sartorial Tyrant

Wednesday, 23 March 2011

More Evil = More Murders = More Attractive


Example One - The Master from Doctor Who

Before Murders - Adorable

After Murders - Insane and weirdly sexy.
Example Two - The Perfumer from Perfume

Before Murders - Weird sniffy baby; creepy

After Murders - Scruffy yet dashing (and really owning the royal blue)
Example Three - Draco Malfoy

Before Murders - Slick hair, Snape's bitch. Seems a bit whipped by his Pa.

After (Attempted) Murders - Erm, excuse me for a moment
Example Four - Spike from Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Before Murders - William the Bloody, so called because of his bloody awful
poetry (and hair, I assume)


After Murders - Totally badass.

Example Five - Sweeney Todd (as portrayed by Johnny Depp, not Ray Winstone*)

Before Murders - Bold outfit, but not able to own it.

After Murders - Even blood splattered and about to throw HBC on a fire (problem, spoilerfags?) I still would.


And then again with yours.

Actually, now that I have done this extensive study into this I might actually just find people covered in blood sexy. Although that sounds wrong. So I'll stick with the murderers thing.

*No offense, Ray, you just don't tickle my pickle.