New Blog Address – http://thezombiewearsvintage.com November 28, 2011Posted by Lauren Cooke in Blogs, Life, Chatter & Politics.
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My last post on here – I am, as of today, blogging over at my new, streamlined blog, The Zombie Wears Vintage. It’s going to be like here, but much much better!
Please update the URL in Google Reader etc and subscribe, I would hate to leave you behind😦
Hmm… On Berlin, and on feeling lost October 14, 2010Posted by Lauren Cooke in Blogs, Graphic Design, Life, Chatter & Politics, Photos.
Well, I am back from Berlin. It is an amazing place – a chaotic mix of gleaming new building, and crumbling sixties monstrosities. A combination of historical respect, and a powerful belief in the future. A place on one side battered to within an inch of its life, yet at the same time a place that refuses to be repressed. Berlin is, in essence, a city of two halves, only now there isn’t a wall to separate them.
Whilst the history of Berlin is, undoubtedly, terrible, it has clearly had a dramatic effect upon the outlook and attitudes of people who live there today. All around this inelegant place are memories – whether they are expressed in a huge concrete sculpture 5 acres big, or in a tiny piece of street art no bigger than your hand. They have chosen to accept the past, and learn from it – a recognition that is apparent in everything and in the way they treat and accept people in the modern world. This liberal nature, this thriving underground scene, is part of what made me enjoy this city so much, and is a major component in calling me back.
With no further ado, let me share some photos…
As for the blog, I seem to have been neglecting it as of late. I am writing my portfolio and stuff, but at the same time I just don’t really have much to say currently. I keep catching myself wishing that this blog was a little more focused – with perhaps a set topic or structure, and less mindless ramblings of a lightly disconnected mind.
What do you guys think? Is it worth carrying on blogging, or should I branch out into a new space? I’m just feeling a little lost…
Can you tell… May 20, 2010Posted by Lauren Cooke in Blogs, Fashion.
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That I have been watching MadMen?
I Should Wear…? is full of wiggle dresses!
Brand New Blog – have a look! May 8, 2010Posted by Lauren Cooke in Blogs, Fashion, Inspiration.
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I have launched a new blog! It is a place for indulging my love of Polyvore! Essentially the new blog, I Should Wear?, is a blog featuring a daily post of inspiration – a dose of fashion ideas designed to give you a kick start in the right direction if you can’t think what to wear! Nothing formal, just a bit of fun every day!
Why not check it out?
I Heart Your Blog Award April 21, 2010Posted by Lauren Cooke in Blogs.
Tags: blog award, blog love, Blogs, inspiring blogs
The lovely Laura from A Fennel Designer has been kind enough to give me an award. I am thrilled! Thank you!
Ooh, this is one that takes a little time!
I want to pass this on to the following fabulous bloggers:
- Esme and the lane way
- Forever Amber
- All Five Horizons
- Smiles go with Everything
- Pandora’s Box
- Diary of a Vintage Girl
Well done gals!
Losing the vibe March 25, 2010Posted by Lauren Cooke in Blogs, Inspiration.
Tags: blog love, cooking blogs, Fashion blogs, Reading
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Where on earth has my vibe gone this week. I have been remarkably absent from blogging, twitter, and all things social media – it is quite a crisis! I doubt anyone will survive if I am not arround to jabber and wax lyrical… except, oh, wait, you have all survived haven’t you? Well done, it must have been hard.
Anyway, sarcasm aside, this week has been very busy. I have been to London to talk about social media (an inspiring meeting for once, with intelligent people who have some really good ideas for how to use social media to sell cars), writing like a dervish (do dervishes write?), and coming home in the evenings to play with the new rat and the new laptop. It hasn’t been that I don’t particularly have time to write, but more that I haven’t had time to think and so haven’t had anything interesting to write on the blog.
Anyway, as I am not all that verbose or, to be brutally honest, interesting today, I thought I would share with you some of the bloggers I have discovered recently and fallen head-over-heels in love with!
- Daddy Likey – I read her book before I read her blog, as a quick glance at the blurb made me know instantly that the book would be a perfect present for Cie! She often has me in stitches, has just started a vintage boutique as a form of cruel temptation, and has exactly the same kinds of mornings as me when she simply hates her clothes!
- The Clothes Horse – I have come across this blog before, but always at periods in my life when my day feel full of hundreds and hundreds of blogs. The most recent time, however, I was looking for some new material – and she is now on my Google reader! Her new dress is particularly worth a look!
- The Pioneer Woman – she doesn’t write about fashion, but this blog is an endless source of food inspiration and beautiful photography. She also shares how to achieve the photographs too, which is great! I currently desperately want to make the coffee toffee bars – I just need to find time!
Anyway, go – read – enjoy!
Inspiration – Low Fashion February 9, 2010Posted by Lauren Cooke in Blogs, Fashion, Inspiration.
Tags: catwalks, Fashion, high fashion, low fashion
You guys have probably noticed that Cie’s blogging all too often inspires me to write something, or do something, or talk about doing something. She is just one of those bloggers, and one of those girls, who often manages to say exactly what I am thinking, and so I read her blog and pop on over to mine to have my own say.
Her latest post is about why fashion bloggers are so successful – because we are about the fashion you can wear, the looks people can actually pull off, and not about pure catwalk art. We aren’t high fashion, but just style and necessity and real life lumpy bumpy imperfect people.
So this got me thinking that maybe high fashion is out of date. Maybe this concept of people dressing up in peculiar visionary costumes and outfits is taken far too seriously in a world where in actuality they cannot dictate what we wear. In fact, maybe what should have always been an inspiration has really become a bible. The law of the catwalks, the choices they make, can influence hundreds of fashion conscious men and women to buy the most peculiar things, to wear to oddest outfits (and to look darn uncomfortable doing so). With the click of a finger, fashion fans are at high fashion’s every beck and call.
So maybe low fashion needs a revolution. We need a magazine that shows us, normal and freaky and strange and making fashion mistakes in with the bargain. One that shows that girls can sometimes leave the house wearing two different shoes, or that navy can actually look quite cool with black. The low fashion that sees us have to find yet another way to wear that old t-shirt because we can’t afford a replacement, or spending all our money on beautiful shoes and having to wear them with a bin bag. The fashion that is graceful just as often as it is silly, funky just as often as it is smart – our fashion. Low fashion.
You know what though? If a low fashion magazine came on our shelves, about normal people and their normal inspirational stories? I would be far more inclined to pick that off the shelf than I would be to choose Vogue.
Fill out our market research questionnaire about whether this could actually be a viable magazine here!
(Image from here)
My Work Blog | THE Blog About Cars January 5, 2010Posted by Lauren Cooke in Blogs, Graphic Design, Wordy Business.
Tags: autmotive, Blogs, cars, Writing
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Whilst I write lots of things in my own time, some of my job at work has been setting up and maintaining an automotive blog from scratch. The process, self hosting a blog, has been one that I haven’t done before, and I must admit that I really like the process. I like the control you have, the extra options, to flexibility of design and creation. Essentially, I have been able to produce a blog that looks like a masculine version of what I want mine to look like, if I wasn’t too scared of losing my Google pagerank!
So, consequently, I thought I would share it with you, and see what you think of my efforts!
Any feedback, definitely welcomed! What do you think of the theme?