Sunday, 28 March 2010

Rufus, dear Rufus

I dont want to hold you and feel so helpless
I dont want to smell you and lose my senses
And smile in slow motion with eyes in love

I twist like a corkscrew, the sweetness rising
I drink from the bottle weeping
Why won't you last?
Why can't you last?
So I will walk without care
Beat my snare
Look like a man who means business
Go to all the poshest places
With their familiar faces
Terminate all signs of weakness

Oh, all for the sake
All for the sake
Of a foolish love

I will take my coffee black, never snack
Hang with the wolves who are sheepish
Flow through the veins of town, always frown
Me and my mistress the princess

Oh, all for the sake
All for the sake
Of a foolish love

So the day Noah's Ark floats down park
My eyes will be simply glazed over
Or better yet
I'll wear shades on sunless days
And when the sun's out I'll stay and slumber

Oh, all for the sake
All for the sake
Of a foolish love

Thursday, 25 March 2010

Jack White, most beautiful man ever...

So, since the demise of Borders, I've been seeking out places I can buy my favourite fashion rags in Birmingham. This I can tell you, is no mean feat! WHSmiths is, limited to say the least (though do offer an ordering service that you pay for (only helpful if you can afford to pay it regularly, which sadly I can't)
They stock the standard Vogue/ID/Dazed and Confused with Pop, Love and Wonderland around the time they are released (but it's a limited supply so you have to get in there quick!) But, this week I had a bit of a peruse in both WHSmiths in Brum city centre, and found 10, 10 Man, Another Magazine, Another Man and Arena Homme +!
So I spent money I can't really afford and got myself a copy of the new Another Man. The reason? It has the DIVINE Jackie WHite on the cover, mmmmmmm

Sample photos from the Another website....

My obsession with Jack White began in about 2003, watching the video for Seven Nation Army... that porcelain face, the piercing eyes, the frantic guitar-playing fingers, I mean! WOW!

So yeah, bit of a love affair ever since. And he's not just a pretty face... A super talented guitar player, he makes many of the 'Best Guitarist Ever' lists (including a few for Rolling Stone magazine), he plays in three headlining bands - The White Stripes, The Raconteurs and The Dead Weather - and is one of the most in demand producers in the world with his production company Third Man Records.

So I'm just basking in his wonderous-ness. Go buy the magazine and soak him up...

Love and Kissed, MerrieGirl

Wednesday, 24 March 2010

You NEED to watch this

Total, like, cult viewing.

A friend of mine is a pretty damn excellent MUA, and he's doing some fabulously amusing make up videos on youtube. So here's a bit of shameless Pickle promo....

Watch it, giggle, maybe learn a few new things.

Peace and Love,


Monday, 22 March 2010

Be Stupid.... or not

As promised a few posts ago, here is the recent Diesel campaign, running the tagline 'Be Stupid'

I know this campaign has been replaced by the ever classy 'Sex Sells' motif, featuring pairs of jeans in sexual positions in the window displays (I guess they can call it sex education, not everybody is enlightened in the merits of 'reverse cowgirl' apparently) so I'm running a little late on the uptake (bad Merrie!)

Though, here I am at long last, delivering on a promise to my dear readers.
So, the first I heard about this campaign really was when Dazed and Confused gave away T-shirts with their January issue featuring the 'Be Stupid' slogan. I'm unashamedly a clever person and don't think there's anything wrong with being clever or wanting to be seen as clever (and yes there is a difference between being clever and being academic, you don't need to have a clutch of A grades to be a clever person, some of the cleverest people I know and admire aren't book learners, I'm not that great on paper myself, but they're still smart people) so the T-shirts didn't impress for a start. In my humble opinion, wearing a shirt that says 'I'm stupid' is akin to wearing a shirt that says 'I'm a massive slag'. Either way, not cool.

So when I started seeing the full campaign around town (my bus stop is opposite the Diesel store I frequently see their window displays) I originally thought, hey it's just a bit of a joke right? But then, seeing posters everywhere that pretty much glorify acting stupid, even if you're not, and trash being smart, well... it started to become a bugbear.

Why does 'Stupid (have) the stories'? You can be so smart and be outrageous and do mad things and have the best anecdotes... it's not a monopoly for stupid.

All this, 'it's cool to be stupid' stuff reeks of the modern attitude that being clever doesn't count or indeed makes you a boring person, though in my experience, the cleverest people are definitely the ones that party hardest...

Until next time dear reader,

Dear you....

“Dear whoever is reading this. Guess what?
You are loved. Don’t nod your head and say you’re not.
You are. You are lovely and you are loved.
End of story.”

Cute quote right?

Just a quickie update really, with some illustration work I'm doing for my current uni project. It's called 'menagerie' based on a poem. I've decided to avoid the obvious animal route and look at the idea of a collection (menagerie meaning a collection of caged animals). We collect lovers, secrets, heartbreaks in our lives, and we bury them and keep them to ourselves, so my idea is about the loneliness and pain or great happiness we experience within these emotions.

here are the pics!

Have a great day dear reader, enjoy the lovely WARM weather at the moment, right now I've got sunshine pouring through my window and warming my toes as I sit and type. Lovely stuff! :)

Peace and love,

Saturday, 6 March 2010

New drawing!

I know, i know, i've been a terrible blogstress. No posts for like 3 months! What is THAT all about, well never fear Merrie fans, I'm going to make an effort to blog more and more, and to start, here's the latest of my sexy girl drawings.

I calls her Jenny, after all teh sexy Jennys I know :)

Keep following for a blog on the new Diesel ad campaign about being stupid!

Love and Peace,

Merrie Girl

EDIT: By the way, if you like any of the drawings, I can sell you an A4 print of them with a mount for a very reasonable price! Just contact me on with 'Girly Drawing' as the subject title and we'll take it from there :)