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Tumbling down the rabbit hole...

Welcome to my blog where I share my thoughts, stories and random bits and bobs! Feel free to explore and take the tumble down the rabbit hole with me. 

Style Snapshot - The Illusionary Clutch

on Sunday, 23 June 2013. Posted in Passion for Fashion, Style Snapshot

Style Snapshot - The Illusionary Clutch

There is something so wonderfully alluring about magic and the world of magicians, and even the simplest card trick can often make eyes widen and minds wonder. While this Style Snapshot segment isn't about magic, it is about 'pulling a rabbit out of a hat' so to speak...

Take a look at some fabulous fashion pieces that, like our beloved magicians, aim to play a bit of visual trickery through their everyday object design and appearance, while disguising their purpose as an accessory staple: the clutch.

Not-So General Knowledge

on Tuesday, 18 June 2013. Posted in Story of my Life, Vanilla Thoughts

Not-So General Knowledge

Not so long ago, my hubby and I were sitting down for dinner at the dining room table - a gesture I much prefer above eating in front of the TV, even when it is just the two of us and we've been in each others company for most of the day and therefore conversation topics are fairly limited - and be it because conversation topics were fairly limited, we began discussing the topic of today's 'youth'. Specifically, we were talking about how 'general knowledge' seems to have fallen by the wayside, and it's not just the newer generations (much to my relief), it's across the board! So how do you fare? Read on and take my three question quiz to find out!

Current Crazes and Crystal Gazes - Vampires Vs. Zombies

on Monday, 10 June 2013. Posted in Current Crazes and Crystal Gazes, Vanilla Thoughts

Current Crazes and Crystal Gazes - Vampires Vs. Zombies

Welcome to the latest segment in the Rabbit Hole... Current Crazes and Crystal Gazes! You may or may not have picked up from the name, but this category is all about what's trending now and predictions for the future. To kick things off, a rather obvious craze since the release of the Twilight movies - Vampires.

But is this favoured nighttime ghoul in the process of being replaced by a not quite so sexy creature from the underworld... the Zombie!  

Wardrobe Weapon - Nail Tart

on Tuesday, 04 June 2013. Posted in Passion for Fashion

Wardrobe Weapon - Nail Tart

Looking for another weapon for your wardrobe repertoire? Look no further than this on-trend fabulous fashion find... nail art! Creativity is the only limit and if your imagination stops with stripes or polka dots, then not to worry as in response to the nail art trend, there's a variety of products out there to help you  tart up your normal nail art.

That's right, diva up your digits with anything from wraps and sticker nail applications to 3D design appliques that can have you showcasing festive, cute and cuddly or fruity - just to name a few!

FashionMister - Beard Revered

on Monday, 03 June 2013. Posted in Passion for Fashion, FashionMister

FashionMister - Beard Revered

Introducing the newest segment within the Rabbit Hole - FashionMister... because the boys deserve a bit of attention too! Despite the name, FashionMister is not all about the threads of favoured gentlemen, but offers a wider approach as we appreciate the men in our lives - fashion-savvy or not.

To kick things off, the first FashionMister is looking at the latest trend that has been growing in Hollywood (pun intended) and it seems the local commoner is now following suit. That's right, we're talking Beards!

Sense of Beauty - Gorgeous Gaps

on Tuesday, 28 May 2013. Posted in Passion for Fashion, Vanilla Thoughts, Sense of Beauty

Sense of Beauty - Gorgeous Gaps

Everyday, whether intentionally or not, we scrutinise others in some form or another. Furthermore, we are often even prompted to do so through the proliferation of magazines that constantly criticise how celebrities look, how much they weigh or what's happening in their personal lives. Yes, arguably for public figures it comes with the territory, the unfortunate downside of the fame game, and while most of us are all probably guilty of indulging in the latest fat-snap bikini shots or plastic surgery horrors, we shouldn't endorse this negativity - even though I realise that by purchasing those mag's, we are unintentionally doing so. Thus, what is the answer? 

The Donut Diaries Pt. One - The Search For The Hole-y Grail

on Saturday, 25 May 2013. Posted in Story of my Life

The Donut Diaries Pt. One - The Search For The Hole-y Grail

While I am admittedly a bit of a health freak, eating an almost completely vegetarian diet with the exception of the odd bit of fish and on rarer occasions chicken breast, and also being a 100% total self-confessed gym bunny, like Anakin Skywalker, I do have a bit of a darkside... and that side is a sweet tooth the size of the Ghostbusters' Marshmallow Man. 

Yet don't let this sweet side fool you, when it comes to sweet treats I don't discriminate, sampling from all ends of the spectrum; candy, chocolate, confectionery, desserts, baked goods... but perhaps my favourite treat and baked good of all time is in fact the donut.

Trend Spotting - Tuxedo Tales

on Monday, 20 May 2013. Posted in Passion for Fashion, Trend Spotting

Trend Spotting - Tuxedo Tales

Tuxedo is one of those fashion trends that pops up reasonably regularly, I mean a structured black blazer is part of the essentials wardrobe kit and this is almost always coupled with a white shirt - they go together like Bert and Ernie.

My Trend Spotting - Tuxedo Tales is taking the traditional and giving it a wee bit more of a modern edge. This trend is about structure, textures and a monochrome palette MJ would be proud of. 

Wardrobe Weapon - Colour Me Confident

on Monday, 13 May 2013. Posted in Passion for Fashion

Wardrobe Weapon - Colour Me Confident

I have said it before and I'll say it again, I don't just wear make up to try and make myself look better; though admittedly on those days where I have indulged in one too many glasses of pinot the night before, it sure does help minimise the evidence. No, to me make up is just as much about how you feel as how you look. It's like when you get a new haircut or do a full head-to-toe makeover after a break-up, make up can give you a total confidence boost and I know no better way to achieve confidence than with a bit of colour, but not just in general, this colour is a tried and tested method, and one of my besties: Lipstick.

Public Transport Propositions - Rules Unspoken and Broken

on Tuesday, 30 April 2013. Posted in Sugar and Spice

Public Transport Propositions - Rules Unspoken and Broken

Ask a family member, a friend, a colleague, and you're bound to find someone that found their special someone in an off-chance meeting; be it at a bar one night, at a friends party, or even amongst the rush-hour traffic of commuters, all vying for a spot on their choice of public transportation in order to make it home to the comfort of dinner, TV and trackpants.

So it should be no surprise that these are now becoming places of courtship...

I Like My Coffee Strong and My Men Stronger

on Thursday, 25 April 2013. Posted in Sugar and Spice

I Like My Coffee Strong and My Men Stronger

Yes that's right, I am a two teaspoons of coffee to a single cup kinda girl, and not a subtle 'elegant' flavour, but the most intense variety you can get - the sort of smack you in the face kind of coffee, and whilst I'm not a fan of the 'smack you in the face' kind of men, masculinity is definitely a trait I find attractive in our male counterparts.

So what is this 'strength' that I'm referring to...

Friend Dating

on Sunday, 14 April 2013. Posted in Story of my Life, Vanilla Thoughts

Friend Dating

Allow me to introduce you to the new dating game in town - Friend Dating, and no, just for immediate clarification, I'm not talking about hooking into your ex-nextdoor neighbour who you grew up playing Tekken with, or your buddy who you used to head to the pub with every friday afternoon for some pints and pool. No this dating game isn't about trying to get you more action in the bedroom, or identify one of your 'friends' as something more, this game is about something that we tend to forget about after the first awkward week of high school... making friends.  

The Waiting Game

on Tuesday, 09 April 2013. Posted in Writing in Heels

...and the quest for the golden basket!

The Waiting Game

I have been inundated with emails and messages from you all, desperate to know whether I have heard anything from the agency I submitted my debut novel to 19 days ago - not that I'm counting or anything... ahem. And okay... I haven't really had any enquiring messages, but I thought it was time I update you anyway.

So what's the story? Have I heard anything yet? A good salesman doesn't give away everything upfront so I shall entice your click through by holding back the reveal just yet! Though maybe this article title kind of gives it away... doh!

Here, There... Everywhere!

on Monday, 08 April 2013. Posted in Writing in Heels

Here, There... Everywhere!

In my quest to become the next big thing and hit the NY times best-sellers list (and by the way, just for clarification I'm not suggesting I top it, I'm happy to just make the top ten, or even just the list in general) I have employed a 'build my profile' strategy.

Thus, in order to strengthen my image, extend my audience and really develop a name for myself which has a little more substance to it then a few good cookie recipes, I have further advanced into the world of social media.

Trend Spotting - Sugar and Spice

on Friday, 19 April 2013. Posted in Passion for Fashion, Trend Spotting

Trend Spotting - Sugar and Spice

Sugar and Spice and all things nice... well not quite, this one has just a dash of naughty thrown in too. This Trend Spotting is about sweet-as-pie with a hint of minx, a balance between pretty and girly but just enough spice to keep it fashionably chic at the same time. 

Channeling past style queens, this look combines the elegance and style of Marilyn Monroe and Jackie O, with a modern twist.