Wednesday, 18 October 2017

flowery

Hello! I haven't posted in a while! Things have been ... strange, new, exciting, scary, frustrating, long, fast, expensive, cringy, slow, weird. That's pretty much university life summed up for you. Gladly, I think the good outweighs the bad! (only cried twice yuno.) I've made some great friends and I'm really enjoying my course at the moment. (I've been reading a book a week. I whole-heartedly have not done that since 2012.) Here's a tiny mood-board showcasing my previous and present feelings. 
(All photos found on tumblr.com)





Anyways, a dear blog that I absolutely LOVED has not been active for ages, but I realised I had a poem saved in my drafts that she had recommended in one of her posts, and it is gorgeous. It is called 'Boketto' by Susan Rich, and it makes me feel something. Read here

"Boketto - to stare out windows without purpose.
Don't laugh; it's been too long since we leaned
into the morning: bird friendly coffee and blueberry toast."

"I try to exist in the somehow, the might still be - 
gaze upward to constellations of inbetween."


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So, life is fun, life is weird.
Just trying to get through it with positive vibes, being open to everything. 

things i've been feeling at the moment:

1. The Spice Girls. These women are and have been my fashion inspiration for time. But recently I've been pretty obsessed, probably due to the fact that I re-watched the Spice World movie a few weeks ago AND Aminé just came out with a new song called 'Spice Girl' (Mel B, aka Scary Spice, is in the video so I was sold.) Their looks were just so iconic. From mini dresses paired with large chunky platforms to full body camo combinations. Baby spice and Scary spice are the ones. 







2. Jane the Virgin. Enough said? I'm two years late, but damn this show is good. It's so stressful and dramatic and funny and I remember being on chapter sixteen now netflix is saying chapter thirty-two? Weird. And even though she sometimes makes annoying af decisions I'm in love with Jane because how can you not be tbh.

3. Little lies by Fleetwood mac. It's kinda the song for me and my flatmates. Whenever it comes on everyone just grins and says for the hundreth time how much of a tune it is. It's ritual now, lol. Listen here! And the album cover art is so pretty and atmospheric. Fleetwood mac are g's.



That's about it to be honest. My eyes are feeling kinda droopy. I'm off for an entire week next week so I'll be able to breathe more.

As you all know, I have a zine called 'sweet-thang' which features and celebrates work by black women and femmes around the world! Issue two is finished and will be available to buy on the 1st of November!!! But if you're in London on the 29th of October, come see me in person at Black Girl Festival - the UK's first arts and cultural day fest celebrating Black British women and girls!!! It will be absolutely legendary and I am so incredibly honoured and excited to be part of it! Anyways, I hope you enjoyed this random post, and that wherever you are and whatever you're doing, things are smooth, breezy and in control.

~peace out~ and see you in the next post!!! Zoe xo