All Posts By Sophie Ellis

Happy Holidays

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First of all, let’s all acknowledge just how fantastic it is to be living and breathing and surviving this year of 2016 (slash your entire life). You could have given up when that inconsiderate housemate ate your leftover lasagna. You could have boo-hooed all the way home when your meagre savings couldn’t quite stretch to the good cheese. You could have fallen apart mentally and physically when you slipped on that metaphorical banana while walking the catwalk that is your life. You didn’t. You’re still here.

You may be bruised, downtrodden and downright sexually frustrated but the fact of the matter is that you survived. Pleasure should be rippling through your body as we speak.

“Done-diddly-duhhhn gal!” shouts Flanders from behind you somewhere distant, yet intimately near.

Happy Holidays lover-plum pie-cheeky cheese. I wanna extend the warmest of warm wishes to you and absolutely every human that has ever laid eyes on your supple charm. I think that you are wonderful. Now the only right and real thing to do is to crack open a beer, take off your pants and let your gut bellow out into the fresh, warm air. In the wise words of Nickleback, I like your pants around your feet.

What are your plans for these next couple of weeks? Here in Australia we are blessed/cursed to have summer and this holiday heaven coincide in a huge mix of happiness and anxiety. Heat is the extra, very exciting obstacle that can really rile up a crowd of unsatisfied Christmas party attendees.

Personally, I like to get my full Christmas spirit on by watching all of the Christmas films, singing carols with my nerdy muso friends and eating pie. I love pie! I will be chilling and illing with my averagely insane family and casually terrorising my younger cousins with a fully fledged water machine gun that shoots them even when they’re running away very quickly.

To be real though, my aim is to really let the little things go. To breathe in the moments and let them go simultaneously. My friends and family are superstars and heros without the masks. Oh happy days.
 

Peaches, all the love in the universe surrounds you. Happy Holidays.

 

 

 

As it is Christmas Eve, here are my recommendations of my absolute favourite holiday films of all time.

*Keep in mind that it is within my skill set to nail that Grinch smile.

  1. Elf– if you wanna laugh so much with Christmas spirit leaking out the corner of your eyes.
  2. The Grinch– if you love to see miniature men with tiny noses, squeaking maniacal Christmas tunes.
  3. The Santa Clause– if you like to see average men like Tim Allen gain weight profusely over night with a hint of ninja elves drinking hot cocoa.
  4. The Holiday– if you wanna let some romance into your life and provide yourself with bedtime inspiration in the form of Cameron and Jude. Uhhh.
  5. Love Actually– if you wanna hear charming British accents and watch disastrous romantic decisions unfold to create the perfect mix of misery and happiness that we all love and adore.

 

 

 

Some useful-useless things about our net for you:

A Holiday Conversation Cheat-sheet. Something we all need.

Speaking of parties, getting down and what-not… whose responsibility is it to carry the condom?

A guide to giving back over the holiday period. If 2016 gave you shit, give it daisies in the form of charity work and unrequited love.

How well did you know things this year? Two truths and a lie, the 2016 edition.

The compliment project.

John Malkovich models in this photographer’s recreation of iconic portraits.

How to negotiate around the world- a guide.

Nothing says party like this silver, body hugging delight.

A New Year’s Survival Kit.

Need to get your fine body further around this globe but on a budget tighter than Bey’s body suits? Best budget destinations. 

And finally…

16 stories that prove 2016 wasn’t all that bad.

If that doesn’t convince you, what about these things?

 

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See you in the NEW YEAR!

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Enjoy your weekend

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Well, well, well weekend. We meet again. As have many of the weeks of recent, this one has absolutely flown by. I don’t know if it’s my daily trail of to-do lists that leak from Monday to Thursday or the fact that I am not all that good at checking my watch and/or calendar. I feel as though I am being swept into a Dorothy twister storm that is whipping my ass over the rainbow to 2017, and I am not ready!

Ok guys, I have a confession to make. I haven’t finished my things yet. I mean, yes I have been working on them and doing tidbits here and there, but the things are not finished. So, no I am not yet ready for the New Year and I am sure as hell not ready for the Santa Storm of gift giving and bon bon yanking. Get it away from me, this is not happening.

What is becoming increasingly clear is that I need to get the things together before the clock in Whoville counts to 12.00.

Mr. Claws- Challenge accepted.

This weekend you are going to find me maniacally completing to-do lists that have become dusty and tea-stained over the past 10 or so months. I will be getting rid of the pile of mysterious tissues from under my front car seats. I will be donating clothes that I have been eyeing with guilt for the past 10 or so years. I will be doing some yoga. All successful, held together women do yoga. I will also be replying to that email you sent me in June.

I hope you have a nice one. Please don’t lose any hair over this end of November bit. Your things look neat and tidy… and if they aren’t so good by December 31? I’ll be with you to write the new list of to do’s. Easy.

 

Eleven Links and One Tune

An epic eyebrow makeover. 

Kate Bush is just incredible in her newly released vid. Check. it. out.

My favourite ever horoscopes. Susan Miller- filtered and funnier.

Cool (feminist) fashion for you. Anytime, anyway. Oh, hey!

Looking for some podcast loving for your upcoming abundance of free-time? Happy ears = Happy new years.

People talking about clothes that make them feel cute. More of this please.

Loved what our gal Sia did for her award winning speech at the ARIAs this year. Yes, Marriage Equality!

Is anyone else freaking out over the upcoming mini-series of Gilmore Girls? Team Jess, over here.

10 Places to visit when you’re in love…

Cherry Pie! Scrumptious and it even has fruit in it.

Thinking of buying one of these for my upcoming travels… thoughts?

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The Queen of Kawaii Japanese Style: Kyary Pamyu Pamyu

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kawaii

 

kəˈwʌɪ/ kah- wah- ee

adjective
in the context of Japanese popular culture, cute.

“She paints elephants that are extremely kawaii.”

 

 

 

Have you ever seen someone with the ability to wear such a wide array of terrifyingly cute wigs and outfits that are the perfect balance between nightmare and dream? Kyary Pamyu Pamyu is fashion inspiration in over drive. This is not a drill.

If you aren’t aware of the outlandish and ever so epic fashion trends that emerge from Tokyo and those Harajuku girls that Gwen Stefani became ever so infatuated with… then something is missing in your life. Be calm, you are now complete. Welcome to my favourite Japanese musician and fashion icon.

Let us all bathe in her candy-coloured craziness.

 

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P.S  If you are ever in the need of wig-speration, what to pack for your trip to Japan or just a lil’ sumthin to put those dimples in your cheeks, look no further than my gal Kyary.

P.P.S See ya soon, peach. 

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