Friday, December 31, 2010

New Years Eve.

Oh my god. What will I wear tonight??

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Mao Asada: Rising again like the Phoenix

It turns out that I am a prophet. Just over a month ago, I was in Paris, and after too many bottles of champagne, I told the Japanese media that with a little confidence (i.e don't trash her after the TEB performance) Mao Asada, would rise again like the Phoenix and bring honour to their country. Well, Mao may not have won Japanese nationals over Christmas, but, she did get the silver, and a place on the world team. Hopefully she will be amazing by March, and put  up a staunch fight against Yuna Kim. And hopefully Yuna Kim has learnt to point her toe.

I love the bra look.

Spirals should be worth more points. If so many girls can do triple jumps, but not proper spirals, it says to me that the spiral should be worth more... Just sayin'

Happy Holidays!

It is well and truly holiday season, and I have been well and truly lazy. This time of year is amazing, apart from the epic heat, its great to party every night and laze on the beach during the day. Yes, I actually went to the beach. During the day. Fun times fo sho! Shizzle. Sizzle?

This is also a good time to reflect, regather and set goals for the next year..... So, after great consideration my goals/resolutions for next year are

♥ Eat correctly and exercise every day. This is a variation of my goal every year to lose 10kg. At least this is some what more realistic.
♥ Skate Skate Skate Skate! Returning to the ice, making a comeback. woo!
♥ Continue learning German. This will probably require taking some type of class, but it excites me.

So there we go. What are your resolutions?

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Ridiculous diets (part 1)

A couple of nights ago, I was having lovely wine time dinner with Miss C, when the subject of weddings and pre wedding crash diets came up. It was agreed that I am an excellent crash dieter, with the ability to be given a dress two sizes too small and be in it in a month. Is this healthy? No, obviously not. Is it helpful when you are a serial bridesmaid? Absolutely.

I have been on many a different fast weight loss diets before. However, it is only fitting that The Atkins Diet gets the grand title of (part 1), as the first time I met Miss C, I was picking the breading of fried chicken in order to avoid carbs. She thought I was mad. We became instant friends and roomies.

The Atkins Diet is a staunch no carb affair. Eat all the fat you want, but no breads, pasta, rice etc.
I lost 10kg in a month eating the following.

Breakfast: bacon + eggs
Lunch: cup of cream
Dinner: meat and cheese

Pros. It worked in a short amount of time
Cons. I could literally feel my arteries clog. And I became breathless. A lot.
Grade. B-

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Punk in Soho

Last night the boyfriend and I had one last night out in the West End. We went to the 100 Club, which was rad, however, it was a swing dance night, and, neither of us having any swing dancing skills, we mostly kept to being wall flowers. From here, we figured we would check out Punk. Going to Punk was like being in a time warp, like, going back to 2004. Emo boys and girls every where!!! Screamo!!! RRRROOOOAAARRR!!!!!

Emo boys ♥

Emo girls ♥

Emo Sonny ♥

clairEMOloko ♥

Johnny Weir - Dirty Love

Johnny Weir performing his debut song, Dirty Love, on the ice. This is possibly the greatest thing I have ever seen.. Johnny Weir + sparkly onesie + figure skating + pop. Loves it. A-amazing.

Dirty Love You can buy it there. It's pretty much the best 99c you will ever spend.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Time to go home?

I haven't written anything for a while. I have been trying to make the most of my last week abroad. I cannot believe almost four months has gone by so quickly. I am trying to be positive, thinking about the things that I will enjoy about going back to Australia.

♥ Seeing all my lovelies again. This is obvious.
♥ Warm weather. Somewhat bittersweet, as I don't enjoy summer, however, the subzeros are starting to get me down... just slightly..
♥ Having clothing options. After living out of a suitcase, it excites me to have ALL my clothes again. YAY!
♥ My own house. This wont be happening for about 6 weeks after my return, however, it is something to look forward to. Being able to decorate etc. FUN!
♥ A mobile that is actually a phone, not just a camera/iPod/clock. It will amuse me if I return and have not received one text.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Miss You 90s Music

After getting home last night after seeing Ringo Deathstarr again (new favourite band), the boyf and I watched/listened to some of the most amazing musical genius of the 90s. Nothing makes you feel like you are in year 5 again like some major pop. Loves it.

I used to want hair like Anita. I guess i kinda do now.. dream realised.

I want to live on that street. Im guessing its in Amsterdam.

It only occurred to me last night they were probably names East 17 because they lived in Walthamstow. I want to buy that boy a shirt. Actually, he kinda looks like a young Pete Doherty, just slightly less dreamboat.

My ultimate favourite 90's song. I have the single still that I stole from my brother. A-amazing.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010


It's nearly 3pm, and I'm still in bed. I could blame the Ringo Deathstarr show last night, however, I'm not really that hungover, Im just lazy.

However, in non lazy related news, Im working on an online store which will feature vintage clothes and  originals. Cant decide whether to call clothes that I have designed/made ('my line') just Claire Moloko, or something ridiculous like "Does This Come In Black?".... Will think about this....

Monday, December 6, 2010

I want to be Alexa Chung

I want to be Alexa Chung. She is thin enough to dress like a Nonna/little girl and still look major.  She also has many different types of employment, including being a chill DJ. Do love.

Its going to be summer for me in less than 2 weeks. I have no idea what I'm going to wear.
Style inspiration needed stat!

Hello London!

It excites me to be back in London.
I have missed the tube, the issue of there always a closure on the tube, and of course... Mind the gap!!
The first night out was spent in Camden. The Good Mixer followed by the Dublin Castle.
Fun times indeed. And a major journey back Sunday afternoon ft. extra large coffee (celebrity sized please). So happy to be back. Will make the most of the next 11 days :]

Saturday, December 4, 2010

My life is hard.

I dont normally like to whinge, however, my flight today from Paris to London was perhaps the worst flight I have endured on my entire tour.
It probably serves me right for trying to be frugal, and flying budget airlines, however,any situation where I am currently asking the staff "are you joking" is not worth a discount.
Upon arriving at the airport, we went straight to the "check in online" line, which, in theory, is quicker. Before joining the line, I was grab by a member of staff who wanted to know exactly what I was doing. Seeing as I was pulling along luggage and holing a printed boarding pass, most would presume I was catching a plane. Then again, perhaps I am smarter than most people.


I understand that there are hold ups. I used to work at an airport, and I am more than aware that civilians lose about 30 IQ points upon entering. Its annoying however to see the 'slow' line move faster than the 'fast line'.

We get to the baggage drop off....

Excess baggage has been the bane of our travels. This time, we paid for extra baggage when we booked the flights. The stylish girl who is processing out bags informs us we only have 40kg between us. Erm, no lady, we paid for extra. She claims that her systems are "never wrong", however, after calling her supervisor, she confirms, that yes, I am correct.

Time for immigration. Fewer lines than normal. Actually the best part of the entire journey.

No the epic waiting starts. You wait to be called onto the plane. After waiting until 20 minutes after the flight was supposed to leave, we are allowed to board. STOP! No, you have to wait in the corridor for another 10 mins. tick tock, tick tock. Finally allowed on the plane.

Now, this may sound silly, however, every time we have flown this airline, I have been eying of the chilli con carne bowl, that is available on Paris and London flights... yayyyyy!!!
NO, no. This plane if going of the "spanish menu" and only sandwiches are available. Sad face.

The steward serving the food didn't have enough change to give us after our sandwich order. "I owe you" she said. I did feel bad for her, in a way, she had to tell every single other passenger individually to put their seat belts on, put our big back above, small bags and coats under the seat and to not use their phones during the flight. The general public are stupid.

I have never been so happy to land.

Oh, and she never gave me my change either.

Friday, December 3, 2010

Disneyland Paris!

Like 99% of human beings that were once a child, I have often dreamed about going to Disneyland. Today that dream came true.
I was pretty much a giddy little girl, often skipping ahead of boyf (who had never been either) not knowing wear to start...

"Tea cup ride! Tea cup ride!"
"I neeeeeed Minnie Mouse ears"
"OooOOooOo Space Mountain!!!"

We spent the day going on as many rides as possible (and some more than once), throwing snowballs at each other and basically acting like the oldest looking children in history. I wore my Minnie Mouse ears one the way home as well. While I would normal scoff at such civilian behaviour, I really liked them, and on the way home is ok.... right? Perhaps I should be come a "furry" so I can wear them all the time. Joking. How odd.

Miss you already Disneyland.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

New Bow

Do love.

Winter in Paris part II

Layers upon layers :
2x woolen tights
1x leggings
1 x thermal top
1 x long sleeved dress
1 x jumper
1 x cape (yes. cape)
1 x coat
1 x scarf
No hat :[  my head was cold!

I am excited every time it starts snowing. Like right now. White snow flakes sail past my hotel window. The sub zero temperatures aren't that much of an issue either. I just layer, layer, layer.

While most of the northern hemisphere are used to this type of weather, and are probably thinking
"gee, winter hasn't even started yet", one must remember, despite my pompous accent, I am in fact from Australia, and I do enjoy Vegemite.

The boyf ask me yesterday what I was most looking forward to about going home, apart from seeing all my lovelies.
Honest answer : Having a choice of more than two outfits to wear. Style.