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Halloween Costumes: 90s Edition

23 Oct

I may be having too much fun on Polyvore but I really can’t stop. Help me maybe? Or leave me here, I really don’t mind.

Anyway, with Halloween right around the corner here are some classic 90s character costume ideas for you!

Audrey Horne

Ah Audrey Horne. What a gal, amiright? Dominating, classy and very, very sneaky, she always looks amazing with an air of the ‘50s about her. Team a pink jumper with a tartan skirt for her classic look, swapping those saddle shoes for shocking red heels to sleuth around in. Add our own beauty mark with some eyeliner and wiggle your tongue to let people know what you can do with that cherry stem!

Tatum Riley

Tatum Riley had balls. No really: who makes jokes right to the face of an actual killer? Yeah, my point exactly. A neon yellow tee clashes wonderfully with the tartan pencil skirt and don’t forget to put your hair into some cute pigtails or super high pony tail – this is the 90 remember! Get some fake blood (in case someone forgot theirs) and as much beer as you can carry. Wench.

Helga Pataki

Helga Pataki couldn’t not make an appearance. Spruce up on your football based insults, beef up that monobrow and you’re on your way! A giant sparkly pink bow does wonders with the lighter pink dress and white accessories. And of course, where would Helga be without her heart shaped locket?

Mia Wallace

Mia Wallace. Dance the night away in a simple white shirt and black jeans. Keep those nails dark, your hair sleek and the prize shall be yours! A longline bra keeps your girls where they need to be and the target sticker is for emergencies only.

Ian Malcolm

Ian Malcolm. Well, why not? Grab anything and everything black, draw yourself a six pack and you too could look like this:

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Well, that about wraps things up for our 90s Edition of Halloween Costumes. I hope you’ve enjoyed it as much as I have. Happy Halloween!

About the writer: Daisy is an irregular photographer, wannabe writer and full time female. In between tea and toast breaks she spends far too much time on the internet blogging, tumbling and tweeting. She is unapologetic in her love of the Spice Girls.

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Winter Wrap-ups

14 Oct

We’ve well and truly felt the bite of winter this week and I for one find myself reaching for my mittens and scarf more and more.

But I do love autumn and winter; from getting all snug and cosy and spending the day watching movies on a truly hideous day outside to braving the weather armed with umbrella, furry leopard print hat and wellies. It’s all good, you just have to be in the right frame of mind for it, especially if it starts snowing.

So, here are some winter warmers for you, hopefully they’ll do their job and you’ll be as toasty as anything for winter.

Winter Wrap Ups

1. First up we have this navy plaid Swagger Jacket from Vivien of Holloway, which is amazing! It also comes in a variety of colours and looks super glamorous yet snugly. Do want.

2. Isn’t this Hooded Duffle Coat from Next cute?! The hood will help you battle against all elements and the navy blue will help you blend in with the rain when you get wet. Cause let’s face it – it’s gonna happen at some point.

3. This casual college jacket from Collectif is perfect for more mild autumnal days and comes in a small range of colours.

4. Now if this faux animal fur coat from Marks & Spencer doesn’t scream “I WILL KEEP YOU WARM WHEN WINTER COMES” then I don’t know what does. Lying carefully between tacky and not tacky this coat is definitely not for the faint hearted!

5. I love grey and although this shade is a little on the light side, this coat from Pepperberry is gorgeous and very much on my shopping list! Full skirts on coats just may be the best thing ever (besides functioning pockets) and this one definitely ticks all the boxes.

6. Now who wouldn’t want a jacket called ‘Wise Owl’? No one, that’s who. Smart, practical and a darker shade of grey, the oversized buttons are perfect – who has time for fiddly little ones when you’re hands are freezing?

7. Last up is this cute as a button Landlubber Cardigan from Hell Bunny. Another one for the gentler days of autumn, the anchor details are adorable and the sailor style neckline is always a winner.

About the Writer: Daisy is an irregular photographer, wannabe writer and full time female. In between tea and toast breaks she spends far too much time on the internet bloggingtumbling and tweeting. She is unapologetic in her love of the Spice Girls

Inspirational: Emily Bear

5 Oct

 

So this is what happens when you start composing music at three years old… This medley is amazing and give it a listen if a have a spare 6 minutes.

Until next time,

Daisy

Head Candy

27 Sep

Tired of hipsters walking around with their studded headbands or flower crowns? Yeah, me too. So I present to you dear readers, alternative ways to spruce up your tresses and possible ideas for Halloween which may I remind you is only 34 days away!

 
 
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1. First off we have these fantastic Retro 3D Glasses Hair Clip by Sugar & Vice. They’re kitsch, colourful and give you the chance to run around like one of Bif’s gang in Back To The Future.

2. Do you like glitter? How about pink glitter? Or pink glitter in the shape of a feather? If yes to all of these, go for this Glitter Feather Headband by Janine Basil. This headband just screams pretty and is available in lots of different colours – if I had the money I’d get one for every day of the week!

3. These Glitter Skull Hair Clips from Sourpuss Clothing are so sweet and the noses look like upside down hearts! (I’m all about noticing the little things.)

4. Feeling spooky? Well this Glow In The Dark Skeleton Hands Headband also by Janine Basil is just for you! Also available as a strand of stars, this glow in the dark headband is a great piece for celebrations, particularly Halloween!

5. Maybe you’re a bit more sophisticated. If so, this beautiful Leopard Print Fascinator from Pearls & Swine should suit you down to the ground.

6. These Glitter Hair Bows by Head Full Of Feathers are available in other colours, but somehow these slightly more neutral ones caught my eye. Here’s my theory: when you’re wearing one, at a first glance all appears normal with your hair, then with a slight turn of your head, the light hits the glitter and all is well with the world. Subtle and brilliant.

7. Next up are these adorable Floral Kitty Ears by Crown And Glory. I have the Liberace version of these and they’re so cute! The floral ones give a wonderful burst of colour and can liven up any outfit/make you feel more cat like. Meow.

8. Last but by no means least is this Glitter Storm Cloud Hair Clip from Luna On The Moon. Also available as a brooch, this slightly more understated storm cloud laughs in the face of our British weather whilst looking magnificent.

About the writer: Daisy is an irregular photographer, wannabe writer and full time female. In between tea and toast breaks she spends far too much time on the internet blogging, tumbling and tweeting. She is unapologetic in her love of the Spice Girls.

Inspiration: Body Shape

21 Sep
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Look at them! Aren’t they wonderful?!

We are always more self critical, but remember that what you may dislike about yourself, others may view as incredible! Love yourself and know that we don’t go for any body shaming here at Yellow Bunting.

Until next time,

Daisy

Edinburgh Fringe Pt 2

18 Sep

Here we are, part 2 of our Edinburgh journey! (If you haven’t seen part 1, click here.)

Saturday started off with Tony Law and his aptly namely Nonsense Overdrive show. How can you not love a man who enters the room with light up rings and a head torch strapped to his top hat? A great show, with lots of surreal stories and a trip into outer space.

After that we headed over to Pleasance Courtyard for I Need A Doctor, which was hilarious! The premise was that the writers (who were also the actors, the whole 2 of them) had trouble with the copyright and as a result, had to change certain phrases and lyrics in their musical, which lead to non-rhyming songs and bizarre nemeses. A very funny hour it was, you know when your cheeks hurt from laughing that you’re in the right place.

Half an hour after the Whosical musical and about half an hour’s walk away, was Stella Graham; a fine comic who told us the troubles of working at summer camps in America (parents will sue you), a story involving curley chips and the c word, and who used to have a mullet (she provided us with photographic evidence).

The evening’s show was 4.48 Psychosis. Now I don’t know if you know about 4.48 Psychosis (is it still part of GCSE drama?) but it’s a piece of writing by Sarah Kane in 24 sections with no stage directions, characters or settings. Seen by some as the writer’s suicide note, it’s been the subject of much debate and interpretation when performed. The production we saw – DEM Productions – intermixed normal everyday conversation, settings and characters with Kane’s abstract prose. It worked well but there wasn’t really any closure (though I didn’t think there would be) as it just ended.

Sunday was a later start to the day, watching an impressive piece of physical comedy in The Sword & I. The tale of an invisible sword that has terrible and magical properties were interspersed with accents clouds, punctuation and pretending to be a small South American mammal.

The evening began with Caroline Rhea (Aunt Hilda!) who was on top form and possibly the best event at the Fringe. Matchmaker extraordinaire and lover of star signs, she was hysterically funny and I was genuinely gutted when the hour was up.

Mr B The Gentleman Rhymer finished off our day with a superb set of covers and originals, including his Six Ages of Love. There was dancing, naps and fabulous banjolele solos.

The next morning was spent wondering round the city, stopping off at our favourite new café the Elephant House before heading over to the Assembly Rooms for Avenue Q featuring a Scottish Trekkie Monster. Harry Styles* made for a wonderful Nicky and the show was fun as it usually is.

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The rest of the day was spent exploring the castle and taking pretentious pictures which is what happens when you run out of colour film and have to revert to black and white.

All in all it was a brilliant week and I would definitely go back!

*No, not really. It was off putting how much he looked like him though.

About the writer: Daisy is an irregular photographer, wannabe writer and full time female. In between tea and toast breaks she spends far too much time on the internet blogging, tumbling and tweeting. She is unapologetic in her love of the Spice Girls.

Edinburgh Fringe Pt I

13 Sep

The idea to go to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival came about at the beginning of the year and was jumped on with enthusiasm and delight by Sarah and me. There was endless flicking through the gigantic programme that was sent out and scrolling through their website for shows and events to see. I do love planning things!

Luckily, having a similar taste in humour, it wasn’t hard to find things we both found interesting. Tickets were ordered for cabaret acts, music and even a few theatre pieces. Most of the shows last for an hour and there are also plenty of free things available to see, from the obvious street performers to an excellent murder mystery and a very interesting one-woman play about Bette Davis.

We arrived on a Tuesday and after booking into our B&B, headed straight back out for our first performance. The Creative Martyrs’ After The Apocalypse was delightful and I fully recommended going to see something the day you arrive if you can. The basis of the show is that the inevitable apocalypse arrives halfway through one of the duo’s performances and survivors make their way over to the musical hall; hilarity ensues.

It was an hour of songs, comedy and political campaigns that I would have happily paid for (the show was free) and would leap at the chance of seeing again.

The next day was an early one; our first show was at 10 on the top deck of a bus at the Free Sisters. Miss Clara Bell was a funny, piano playing girl who stored chocolate down her top. Interesting observations about moustaches were made and correct Twitter etiquette was discussed – do we ‘tweet’ or ‘twot’?

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After the squishy chocolate we headed over to Biddy Mulligans Bar for For The Love of Folk aka an Irish chap called Raymond playing his guitar in a tiny, tiny pub. The songs were accompanied by short intros or stories about them; recurring themes were drinking, love, prison and fighting. Funny, charming and educational, it was a wonderful way to spend 90 minutes. (Props to the guys in the corner for singing along.)

In the evening we had a troupe of Aussies called Instant Order doing a Harry Potter themed trial by audience. Someone had been murdered and audience members got to decide the witnesses’ houses, patronus and favourite spells. I mean come on, how many duck patronuses have you heard of? Another hour that went by far too quickly, with laughs coming thick and fast.

Next up was EastEnd Cabaret who were filthy and oh so hilarious! Manbeasts, gin and creepy photoshopped images of Meatloaf filled the hour and it felt like it was over in a flash. I wasn’t so fond of the Rohypnol song though; it just all more creepy than funny.

Day number 3 started off with Bette Davis Ain’t For Sisses, an interesting look at the actress on the night before the 1939 Oscars. I can’t help but feel that it would have been more enjoyable if I knew more about Bette Davis. Nonetheless, I liked the show very much and was another free one I would have paid for.

The evening show was The Bloody Ballad, which was amazing! A rock n’ roll fuelled musical about murder, manslaughter and true love. It starts with a girl called Mary recounting her story along with her band, The Missin’ Fingers of how she met a boy and the chaos that ensued. It was a hell of a lot of fun!

The next morning we were up bright and early for The Hawke Papers at The Blind Poet. Now this was good: an interactive murder mystery set in the 19th century, someone has died (obviously) and another is incorrectly identified as the murderer. The audience’s role as detective is to question and frisk (!) other witnesses and gather evidence.

Immediately after was Blues and Burlesque and, lucky for us, it was at the same venue! It was OK. There two girls, one stripped while the other sang amusing songs including a jazz cover of Boom Boom Boom by The Outhere Brothers.

Our show for the evening was Emilie Autumn, which was a bit disappointing. Don’t get me wrong, I love Emilie Autumn but she didn’t play many songs and the crowd didn’t seem very lively. There was an amusing re-enactment of some fan fiction (the things people write…) and it was visually stunning but it never really came to anything.

In between shows we wondered around the city, watching street performers, finding fantastic places to eat and traipsing around the museum. Edinburgh is such a fantastic city and there was no end of things to do. True story: we unintentionally raced Stephen Moffat up some steps and won!

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Next week, part two of our Edinburgh Adventure featuring Avenue Q, Aunt Hilda and a castle!

About the writer: Daisy is an irregular photographer, wannabe writer and full time female. In between tea and toast breaks she spends far too much time on the internet blogging, tumbling and tweeting. She is unapologetic in her love of the Spice Girls.