Wednesday, 12 September 2012

Wishful Wednesdays: "Meowarchy"

 Last Friday night, our beloved kitty Tilly went missing - no mean feat, as we live in the middle floor of a block of flats. She was eventually found crying under the bins the next day, but I can't remember the last time I was so devastated: she's my other baby. She comes from a long line of purry love as well: Mam owns Tilly's cat-mum, and that cat's mum, and my Auntie Wendy owns HER mum, who was rescued as a kitten when it was really stormy and snowy (thanks to my persuasion). So clearly, our whole family are obsessed with the furry creatures. 

I decided to dedicate this week's Wishful Wednesday to cats, just because....well, just because.

This is one of the lesser horror themed style of necklaces available in DD's Etsy shop (I love the Edgar Allen Poe pendant and the tarantula hair bow!)...and yet it still just jumped out at me. Simple, adorable, and I kind of need it.

Aw, come on, it wouldn't be a proper kitty collection without mentioning Nyan Cat! I would wish it was winter all year round if it meant I could wear this every day. And hey, for all you crafty types out there, some clever clogs put up a pattern for it online here!

I've made no secret of my love of lolita style...And this dress just ticks all my boxes. I don't think any more needs to be said - apart from WAH, STRAWBERRY KITTY DRESS.

Not only does Etsy seller Estilicious have some gorgeous fascinators and pill-box hats for sale, she has this little beauty! Don't lie, I know there's some of you out there who wouldn't just wear this for Halloween (yours truly included)...


This is part of a Japanese illustrator's series of cat portraits. This is a cat as Snow White. Nothing more really needs to be said.

I love that more and more artists are coming out with tattoo-influenced art - even more that there seems to be a massive black metal/satanic trend in the tattoo world that turns even the cutest images into something darker.

I hope you all enjoyed my first Wishful Wednesday for a while! I know I did.
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Monday, 10 September 2012


Yes, the title is the immortal line by the amazing Beetlejuice.
No, it's not really relevant to this post.
And yes, it's that time of year again, where we get to see what our favourite designers have created for the coming seasons! Why don't you read on to get a sneaky peek at what I got up to at Debenham's recent press event in Glasgow?

Sunday, 9 September 2012

OOTD: The "Hell or High Water" Edition

....Well hello!

I know, I know, it's been over a month since I last posted properly. I did put up a mini rant, but I was in two minds about it and deleted it two days later. 

In all honesty, I have been considering giving up blogging. It was getting to the point that it was not only getting me down not coming up with ideas to write on, it was actually a chore to drag myself to the computer. Around about the time I stopped posting I developed bronchitus, which then turned into a chest infection, and now three courses of anti-biotics later it hasn't shifted! So I didn't have the energy to blog...and it was quite nice doing nothing but lying on the couch for the evening instead of crouching on our old creaky computer chair and typing away until the wee hours.

So I stopped. Pure and simple, just didn't go on Blogger or Bloglovin or anything. I didn't post, I didn't really read posts, nothing. I decided that the now-or-nothing moment would come at the A/W12 Debenhams event and at the bloggers event the night after. I had an amazing time, and it was catching up with everyone again and making some new friends! 

So I thought it over, and made a decision: I'm here to stay. I love blogging - I love having a creative outlet where I can express my ideas and opinions, my hopes and dreams, my stresses and worries, and not seem like a complete and utter crazy person. But I have also decided that while I'm keeping ScarletPout up and running, I'm also changing the direction of the blog: I want to write about what I love and what I find interesting - I want to get back to the roots, the real reason why I started blogging - to share my loves and interests, my style and obsession with modification with the world. It's taken me nearly all summer to figure out why I don't feel as confident with blogging as I used's because I have been false. I haven't really been writing about what I love, it's mainly just a diary with some pictures in it when I look back on posts. So I have some ideas in mind...keep your peepers peeled!

In the meantime...
 Yes, I finally made my first skirt! And it's definitely not the last - we are now working on our own little shop (the name is being kept secret until we're open, but it's AMAZING!) We'll be making hairflowers, skirts, shirts, hair ties, and some jewellery! Believe me, when you're off work and can't leave the couch it's mental how much your mind works.

This gorgeous phonecase was made for my by my longtime internet friend Lou, who is one of the few people I think is obsessed with cats more than I am - her kitty ornament collection is phenomenal! She's making these for people for between £20-£25 in all sorts of styles. I'm so jealous it's unreal - this woman can do anything she turns her hand to! Thankyou Lou :D x

The title of the post was the same as the old one I deleted, but I kept it because I felt so very strongly about having to make this decision. Then I realised it doesn't relate to anything in this to compensate, here's one of my favourite songs from Hell or Highwater, Brandon Sallers from Atreyu's latest band - wait, you don't know who he is? Google and drool ladies, google and drool.