Saturday, 31 January 2009

Adverts

I really think that in recent years Advertising has stepped its game up. Advertising especially for cars, maybe due to the whole crdit crunch business, is much more innovative than before. There are hints of sarcasm and sometimes take the 'michael' out of themselves which i think works really well. For example the ad where they 'photoshop' out the inperfections, such as the squashed fly on the window...or the carving in the tree that you can't actually see.
The music that accompanies adverts now is also very catchy, i have even been known to buy songs from adverts, such as the song for the polo advert with the dog singing...that is now safely secure on my ipod.

Advertising is now becoming more and more entertaining, everyone moans how we are now 'bombarded' with adverts and that they pop up in every space possible. However i think, when done properly Advertising is borderling on being an artform as it has a purpose but manages to grab peoples' attention and hold it for however long.

What do you people think? Is it still bugging you? Do you think they are entertaining? Or do they still annoy the hell out of you? I for one, think its a very exciting industry which promotes creativity but still serves a very important purpose.

Visit the following links to check out some of my current favourite ads:

Wednesday, 28 January 2009

BARCELONA!!





So i recently had a short mini city break to Barcelona for 5 days and it was AMAZING.

I'd never been before and it really is full of culture and creativity as many people had promised me. Its just simply beautiful, just the mundane flats that probably very unglamorous people live in look absolutely stunning.
I went with my boyfriend and we did a lot of walking to try and see bits of the city that aren't in the tour guide, and we did find some really cute cafés and flats. It is a very busy city but busy with a range of people, tourists, business men/women, older women/men going about their daily routine and young trendy students.
I want to go back in summer so i can sit and enjoy my surroundings, like just sit in the Gaudí park for hours on end as you feel like you are in some sort of wonderland. For a short city break it was near enough perfect. You can even by a terrapin or rabbit off the street venders on the Ramblas...or go visit a Gothic church built aaaaaaaaaaages ago or go to the harbour and see some pretty suave boats.

It pretty much has something for everyone and more if you make the most of it! Go and explore!

Saturday, 24 January 2009

I Caved!!

Soooooo....i may have got some UGG boots today. I have been known to moan at how EVERYONE has them, and even though i don't try to look completely different to everyone I normally avoid complete fashion 'movements' such as UGGs. However, they were on sale and were offered as a present.

So i try them on, and they are actually ridiculously comfy and they are the bronze/gold edition so I'm thinking not quite as many people have these ones...do they?

Its not so bad when I'm at home but at uni pretty much every other girl wears them, I'm hoping i will be able to wear them in a slightly different way. But i do just want to say that they are very very comfy and pretty dam practical for the winter...this is my justification!
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