Monday, 29 August 2011

Stationary Fetish ______

So now that the clothes list has been made is time for Stationary!!! :D I have a weird obsession/fetish when it comes to stationary. The crisp new smell of sketchbooks and newly sharpened pencils just does it for me! 

So what will I need? - 
1. Academic Diary - To organise my academic, work and social life. 

2. Pencil Case - Sturdy to hold a multitude of of wondrous utensils. 

3. Pencils - My favourite are mechanical pencils .3mm

4. Rubber - Im a snob when it comes to my rubbers :) has to be Staedtler.

5. Black Pens - Fineliners are thee best.


6. Highlighters - to make all that is important stand out. 

7. Small steel ruler

8. Coloured pencils - I like to colour between the lines.

These are the basic essentials. Other items may include pastels, oil pastels, acrylic, watercolours, sketchbooks etc.... I will wait until I have my timetble before i fork out on these items. 

OOOOOoooo i get excited about stationary. Sadly i love being organised! 

Monday, 22 August 2011

How does One dress like an Art Student? ;) ____

Ek! Times a ticking and I have no clothes to wear to art school. So what does the average art student look like???

Like an Urban Outfitter model?

Retro vamp?


Charity shop chic?

My style is kinda a mix match of things. I tend to buy things that are affordable. For example, I see a pair of amazing blue high heels in Topshop, but instead I buy them in black in order to get more use out of them....when ultimately I really really wanted the blue ones lol! Im no saint though... I do splash out on the odd purchase from When I invest money in clothes it always seems to be in evening wear. Therefore, I don't have a lot of day clothes other than boring old skinny jeans which are like stuffing my thighs into sausage skins. So, i'm thinking it would be nice to possible get some day skirts and something other than jeans to wear. 

I have been working like mad for the past month so I am hoping for a decent wage on the 31st. So, what are the 10 daily item essentials???

The List
1. Cardigans - its going to be winter after all

2.  T-shirts - laidback logo'd t-shirts

3. Skirts - floaty skirts to throw a baggy T or jumper over.

4. Chords! - no self respecting art student can be seen without a pair of chords :D

5. Cute dresses - good for mornings when your in a hurry and are only capable of making one item of clothing decision.

     5. Tights & Socks - for those cold winter mornings. 

6. Jacket - a sensible one! i.e. covers down to below your waist, hood and warm.

 7. Scarves, hats & gloves - i used to hate wearing hats in the winter because I don't suit them, now i just want to be warm. 

8. Belts - for defining your waist through those baggy winter jumpers and jackets.

9. Flat shoes/boots - comfort comfort comfort. 

10. "School Bag" - the revival of the backpack. 

Oh! and not forgetting possibly the most important item for a jewellery student is.....JEWELLERY. Preferably my own but until I get some made its important to wear some different and inventive pieces by designers I admire. 

The images are taken from Urban Outfitters and Topshop. However, my mission is to try and find similar items at half the cost from other shops. I am giving myself a budget of £200. Will i manage to stick to this? Hmm.... in the words of arnold ...I'LL BE BACK! 

Check in to my blog around about the 10th of sept to see if my shopping spree has been successful. 


Wedding fever______

Lately there seems to be a wedding fever surrounding me. Darren's (my bf) aunties wedding last week. My mum and her partner announcing their wedding this December and my friends wedding next year. Not to mention I am surrounded by love-birds, engagement and wedding rings whilst working in The Ringmaker.

Its got me thinking....what would I like in an engagement ring? Below is what i came up with. 

I have a fascination about triangle and love this ring. It has a good thickness to it as well. 
Niessing rings. Love them, and their made from steel! 

I adore the colour change in the metal and simplicity of the stone setting.

My engagement ring checklist:

* about 3mm to 5mm wide
* 2-3mm thick
* sharp, clean edges.
* Diamond, ideally a radiant cut but most unlikely to be able to afford that. As long as it sparkles i'm a happy girl.
* not overly expensive, its about the meaning not how bling the ring is. 

Thursday, 18 August 2011

Big shoes to fill _______

I thought i would have a quick look into who has graduated from The GSA in previous years. Im getting excited!!!!

1998 - Grant McCaig

1999 - Carol Wiseman  works at -

2000 - Hannah Lamb

2001 - Suilven Plazalska

2002 - Bianca Jones

2003 - Joanne Williamson (McLeish)

Joanne has worked in The Ringmaker Glasgow for eight years. Joanne is an amazing talented person please check out her website. 

2004 - Aileen Tan

2005 - Marion Barclay

Leah Black

Leah Black received funding to launch ---->

Katherine Agnew -

David Finlay

Sarah Brown -

Katie Lees -