Ode to October

Jupiter Skye, Roanna Fernandes, Ode to October, October 2013, October, Love

Look, I love to romanticise people and things okay? Er, I mean, like the fact that I don’t think I’ll ever stop getting excited about a favourite month coming along (even though it comes every year!). You already know that February tops my list but October is a special month as well. Plenty of kooky reasons, but I like ’em. Let’s raise our hats to a happy October? Yes? Yes! Okay. 

“Lavender-scented baths. Birthdays. Candied apples. Halloween. Witches. Red lipstick! Orange. Nutmeg. Pumpkins. Jack-o’-lanterns! Librans. Mysteries. Witchcraft. Voodoo. Scooby-Doo! Sweater dresses. Americano. Cardigans. Best friends. Moroccan lanterns. Drops of Jupiter. Boxy blazers. Starbucks. The Darker Half. Pleats Please by Issey Miyake. Apple pie. Bubble baths. Romances. Books. Love potion. Costumes. Wool. Legends. Coffee dates. Gloves. The Forbidden Game. Writing. Espresso. Autumn. Charcoal pencils. Trench coats. Pink ribbons. Dressing up. Moonlight. Shea shower cream. Cinnamon. Creepy stories. Holding hands. Graveyards. Conversations. Elle by Yves Saint Laurent. Black. Letters from strangers. Ruby Woo. Think of You by MS MR (RAC Remix). Frankincense. Sleep Balm. Music. Wolves. Scents. Celebrations. Scarves. Caramel toffee. Warm breezes. Scented candles. Pumpkin spice. Guys. Oh, October!”

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Artwork by Roanna Fernandes


New Year, New Girl


There’s a new girl in town and it took me a while (a whole year, to be precise) to grow to like her but um, it finally happened! When the TV series first came out in 2011, I found Zooey Deschanel’s antics on New Girl irritating and contrived. Wrote the TV series off after two episodes! :-(

But recently, I felt like giving the series another shot (because of all the good things I had heard about it and because Marie urged me to) and now, two months later, I can safely say that the show is one of my favourites. Not only do I particularly like Zooey on the show (who is very adorkable as Jessica Day), I also like the three other guys whom she moves in with after suffering a messy break-up with her boyfriend. On a side note, I am hoping that eventually Jess and Nick (one of the roomies) start seeing each other, in the process of their friendship (watch the show, and you’ll know what I’m talking about).

Besides the light plot of the series, I’m totally digging her character’s quirky, old school and summery style (see picture). There’s something about Jess Day’s big, bright-eyed classic girl look that I’m totally in love with! It’s the fun-fashion element that I can relate to, and styles, I would like to carry off personally.

In New Girl, Zooey’s wardrobe is made up of Alice hair bands, Peter Pan collars, light summer dresses, English skirts, polka dots, pastels, stripes, stockings, messenger bags and satchels, ballet flats and not to forget, those geeky spectacle frames! I’d say it’s almost like being awkward gets a whole new stylish meaning and makeover through this FOX series. Yay (for awkward folks all over the world)!

Do you follow the show? And is there anything about Zooey’s style on the series that you like or dislike? TELL ME!!


Artwork by Roanna Fernandes

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