Archive for May, 2010

Francis publishes extracts from coming novel

George Francis has posted 3 extracts from his coming novel ‘Smiling at Strangers on Trains’ on his blog which you can find here.

Please take your time to read some of his work and give him some feedback.

I personally love his writing style and can’t wait for more extracts to be published!

Chrisje xx


You know what you’re drinking is for eye surgery?

It has actually been too long since my last post. To be quite honest, I seem to have even forgotten, just for a little while, that I own a blog. I’ve been so preoccupied lately, though!

I’d like to make a fresh start. Go back to regular writing. At this point, I’m more into regular reading and viewing. I’ve recently bought Sherlock Holmes on DVD, which has been a huge inspiration when it comes to fashion.

You might or might not have noticed it, but the film has had a big impact on the dress sense of today. In my group of friends, we have people wear trousers, smoke pipes, wear t-shirts embroided with lace patterns, flash similar jewellery and flaunt similar hair styles. It’s OK to put time and effort into your look, it’s OK to wear delicate looking clothing, and it is certainly OK to look sophisticated.

Granted, you don’t need to don the ‘typical’ Holmes outfit of shirt, waistcoat, jacket and leather shoes to own the ‘look how stylish I look smoking a pipe’ look you’ve got going on, but to me it’s going back to the good old days of playing dress up. Not too many seasons ago, we were urged to dress to not impress with, for instance, the fresh-out-of-bed look or the cowgirl look that edged more towards ‘gardener’ classification.

I personally love to see more people neatly groomed and effortlessly chic, however, I’m not sure if Adler’s dress would work as well in modern day London as it did in the setting of the film. What do you think?

xx Chrisje