Tuesday, 16 October 2012
SO. On Monday I begun my Personal Training course! It's Tuesday and I am dead. I think I am coming down with something & my muscles are seriously sore...I am waddling!! However...I LOVE it. The course, the people, the environment and the actual fact that I'm really engaging my brain and my pushing my physical fitness makes me so happy and motivated.
Being an intensive course means I have a bloomin lot to learn in very little time, so I am extremely sleepy with a brain of mashed potatoes right now! I feel so inspired though, and the fact that I am making positive changes while doing such a healthy and positive course makes life that little bit more enjoyable and relaxed.
I have goals. I have aims. I have routines. I have revision. I have homework. BUT. I have a social life. I have a love life. I have fun. I chill out.
I WORK HARD I PLAY HARD
and wow I feel good for it, finally getting that balance right I think!
I encourage you all to get the balance right, being healthy, happy, positive and challenged keeps you going I believe.
Friday, 5 October 2012
I so agree with this. When I see someone so immaculately presented I kind of wonder how interesting of a person can they be! Sounds a little silly, and I'm not being judgemental here - I will give anyone a chance! But, what I mean is, it's nice to not be perfect. Perfection does not even exist! So instead of us all striving for something that is not accessible why don't we start enjoying our imperfect selfs and realising who we are is who we are and we should be proud of it.
I know, being the type of person I am, I have been there - wanting to be perfect - but now I work towards being the best I can be without killing myself doing that! You can't be amazing if you aren't healthy. People will find it hard to accept you if you don't accept yourself. So stop worrying about silly things and worry about your happiness.
Smiles are so inviting.
Friday, 28 September 2012
Elizabeth Olsen in VOGUE US October 2012
She is naturally beautiful and appears to not try too hard when it comes to fashion choices, yet everything she wears looks amazing. I'm not surprised by this considering she's the younger sibling of the most fashionable twins alive right now...but still!
I have fallen in love with her.
Saturday, 14 July 2012
Next week, I begin a summer course at Laban Trinity Dance which I am ridiculously excited for. I have literally been sorting my dance attire out today and practising a few things as I feel I am so unfit and really not that flexible at the moment so I'm a tad scared I'll be terrible and stand out like a sore thumb! But fingers crossed this won't be the case.
I'm going to take lots of photos over the next two weeks and hopefully then review my course and have more decisions made about whether I am strong enough to audition for dance schools etc. It's a tough one, but I think this course will help me see where I stand in the ranking!
Anyway, purely for my entertainment and hopefully some of you will enjoy it too, I have put together some beautiful photographs of incredible dancers to get me in the dancing-spirit (not that that is too hard!). Enjoy!
Andrew Gallimore explores the bright future of beauty.
My brother once again shocking the whole family with his quirky videos and pictures. Oh the joys of being a model! Scary video but the make-up is absolutely incredible. I want it done for a shoot!
I have recently worked at Nova Festival for an acting job for The Flicker Club which if you ask me was totally creepy as well. We all had to wear rabbit masks promoting Jan Svankmajer's 1988 film version of Alice in Wonderland. It was a strange job and we had to do it in the pouring rain and muddy fields but we had a lot of fun and got some really cool photographs.
Ok, so admittedly my brothers pictures are oh so cool and mine are just strange...but, hey ho!
What do you think?!
Tuesday, 3 July 2012
"Why does he have such an unnerving effect one me? His over-whelming good looks maybe? The way his eyes blaze at me? The way he strokes his index finger against his lower lip? "
First chapter in & I'm hooked. Typical.
things to be stupidly happy about:
doing a zumba class in the dark with disco lights
having a dinner party & sleepover with my best girlfriends
having sushi & frozen yogurt in one day
waking up in a silly mood
knowing that every things going to be alright
having a plan
drinking hot chocolate in bed with rich teas and 50 Shades of Grey in hand
heated blankets when your tummy is going through girlie issues
films like Mamma Mia begin shown on tv
flat doughnut peaches
being on antibiotics that are actually working
not wearing make-up all the time
singing Naughty from Matilda the Musical
walking with mummy & her besties hearing their wonderful life advice
getting a hair appointment with a hairdresser I actually like & trust
Oh my gosh, the list could go on.
Seriously this week has been stupidly positive and exciting, and it's only Tuesday! I have done so much already, and feel as though I am beginning to achieve a lot and getting myself on the right path for both right now and for the future. I know it seems as though such little things shouldn't quite excite me so much, but right now, anything that puts a smile on my face I am being very appreciative of, because, well, why the hell not!?
What's putting a smile on your beautiful face right now?
Saturday, 30 June 2012
Thursday, 28 June 2012
Photos from Julys edition of VOGUE of Karlie Kloss taken by Mario Testino. I adore his photography, he always seems to capture things so beautifully.
quote from vogue.com:
"“Bahia is a little piece of heaven. It’s really an untouched paradise,” says model Karlie Kloss,who stars in the July issue’s “Brazilian Treatment”—the ten-page portfolio shot by Mario Testino for Vogue in celebration of all things sun and spa."
What do you think of these shots? I have fallen in love with the first one as she looks like a mermaid and considering my love for Ariel, I always have had a soft spot for mermaids! (I am one, that's why...) Also, the 'dancer-shot' is gorgeous.
Which is your favourite, and why?
I think it's time for a change.
Yes, I said it. I believe it. I mean it. I know it. (the list could go on). I haven't brought this decision on completely by myself, in fact I've had many wonderful people around me to help me make this huge decision. Some things have happened in the recent weeks that I wished had not happened but I can not live by regrets, nor can I turn back time so I may as well look to the future, live in the now and forget the bad that has recently been.
I came across this amazing site yesterday, just when I needed it the most.
please read it, especially if you're needing a little 'pick-me-up'!
I am ready to take on a new challenge. Whether this means I stay on the same path as I have been for years or diverting off in a different direction, who knows? This week I am preparing for lots of tears, upsets, arguments until I decide on a path I may be content with. I want to be an actress (and this will always stand) but right now, I need to focus on something a little more direct. I need to feel as though I am achieving something, getting somewhere and not feeling as lost as I've felt recently. Sometimes, when you are doing something so difficult such as trying to achieve a career as an actress, you can feel as though you take one step forward and another ten back. This, for me, right now isn't helping me in a personal way. I need to see some kind of progress, whether that's in a career sense, within a relationship or even just in myself, I just need to see it and feel it. Probably taking a while out of this harsh audition and rejection process I may gain something which I would never have gained if I didn't make this leap. I know, I will always want to do this. I want to be on stage, entertaining, performing, making people smile, laugh, cry...but maybe some time away will make it more possible than holding on in an unhealthy way. Plus, there's more to life. And the more of life I see, the better I will be in the end at this 'acting-thing'! Haha! But it's true, it isn't the end of me trying. It's just the beginning.
Good morning you beautiful lot. I hope the sun is shining where you are, it is with me and my god it puts me in such a good mood. I'm starting to believe I have seasonal affective disorder! I think thats a good enough excuse to move to a hotter more exotic country than dull-weathered UK don't you?
Anyway, something a little more interesting! I went to see Ghost the Musical yesterday evening at the Piccadilly Theatre in London. I was a little sceptical about it as I have seen most of the bigger more popular musicals therefore I tend to have a high standard set when I go to see anything. But to my surprise, it was more than a success! I think the way they have developed the film into a musical is wonderful and so clever. When it's in a film, obviously it's a lot easier to show 'ghosts' and to portray Sam (the main character) unable to move things, but to do this on stage is almost impossible. Clearly not though as they definitely did it. They used illusions and 'magic' tricks in order for us to believe that his hand had just moved through the door for example. I was taken in by it, completely! It was magical.
As I have been at acting school I definitely picked up on some of the bad acting, or badly used techniques. The woman who played Whoopi Goldberg's character needed much more vocal training to fill out the expectations of how big her character is. But on the other hand her character development was beautiful and so funny to watch. I thought Mark Evans who played Sam was brilliant, his voice was divine, plus he is gorgeous!!! Siobhan Dillion who played Molly had an absolutely beautiful singing voice, it really got me when she sang 'With You'.
This song really got me. Probably for many reasons right now, but also for the reason that she did it so beautifully.
I cried an awful lot during the musical. I mean I had had two cocktails before the show and was having 'one of those days', but still! I realised a lot of people left the theatre with panda eyes, a lot of women running to the ladies room to check their make-up before going out onto the street!
Go and see it if you get the chance, it's closing in October I think.
Tuesday, 26 June 2012
Red lips at the ready. I'm so prepared for anything when I feel this good.
Off to register at my local library, write a CV, do my yummy food shopping (on a damn budget that is) and possibly go to a workout class for good measure, if not maybe just a nice stroll with a book I have gotten out from the library!
As I have just finished my year at East 15 Acting school in London, I am now looking for jobs to do with television, film, extra work, a runner and also any auditions - if anyone has any connections with agents or television crews/casting directors or even just ideas and tips on how to go about it, please let me know, I'd really really appreciate it. London based by the way. Thank-you so much!
P.s. get in touch if you are actors in London, I'd love to hear about your experiences in the business so far!!
Big love, Jessica
As years go by, and no I'm not exaggerating I literally mean years, I constantly believe I will suddenly lose interest in Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen. However, it's been near enough 10 years now and I still absolutely adore almost everything about them. So today, I've decided to do an appreciation post of some of my favourite photos of them. Plus I'm going to go all Mary-Kate on you and wear red lipstick, big sunglasses and heals. Well I do this most days but still...
WOW! I seriously don't know where to stop...I have so many incredible photos of the girls and I just could post about them daily. I have a tumblr for pictures of the Olsens if anyone wants to check it out:
My Olsen Twin Tumblr
What's your favourite photo of the Olsen twins?
My Olsen Twin Tumblr
What's your favourite photo of the Olsen twins?