Wednesday, 17 November 2010

130 Mile Bike-a-thon

So on Friday me and The LZR started our 130 mile journey by running out of petrol right next to a car cleaning garage and were rescued by an old man called Reggie who took me in his squeaky clean van to the nearest petrol station to pick up some magic juice.

We then ran over a dead badger at 50mph and actually managed to get some air as if the badger was some kind of twisted skate ramp and I was an extreme motorcycle sports fanatic. Despite the grotesqueness of the situation I couldn't help chuckling to myself for ages afterwards.

After we'd spent a while on the road together my little bike told me her name was Lizzie and so she was christened Lizzie the LZR. I spent a good deal of the journey chuckling (yes, to myself) over Austin Powers' 'Mini me, stop humping the laser.'

We trundled on as the sky turned darker and the rain clouds rolled in, and managed to avoid getting hideously lost, but then turned onto an A road that was more like a four lane motorway and had to grit my teeth and remain calm while 3 lanes of traffic whizzed past me.

We arrived home sopping wet and aching, but buzzing, to find that my amazing flatmate had run me a hot bath & cooked me dinner.

Thanks M and thanks Lizzie for getting me here safe and sound.

Being Emma Watson's Double

Today I was pretending to be someone else being someone else. I was being Emma Watson's Double in the film My Week With Marilyn. It was very surreal watching a film inside a film and very inspiring to see how Michelle Williams totally transformed herself into Marilyn. I definitely learned a lot today.

Rights of Passage Dress and Shack

Just a few images of the amazing shack the boys built from scratch and some of my dress I made for my character in the film.

Thursday, 11 November 2010

Flapper Style

Making a flapper dress for a 1920's night for my friend's birthday, all dark blue soft satin and cream, and if I get time loads of beading on the bottom. I'm guna try to keep it quite authentic with the right length for the period and the right quality of fabrics etc. I'll post pictures when it's done.

The Lazer - My New Bike

Well, her numberplate is LZR, how could she be called anything else other than The Lazer.

I just got al the way down into Stroud before I realised I didn't have my L plates on, so had to do a quick stop at Halfords where the nice man, who recognised me from my bar maid days (such is the way of small town life), helped me to work out a way of fixing them on. They don't make it easy!

Friday, 5 November 2010

Robin's Scooting Clip

A vid of my lil bro on a mission in London.