I found the best thing on ebay the other day. Planet stockings! Being in a nude & black print, they're also a lot different to galaxy printed tights, which I feel have been a bit overdone. I finished off my outfit with some blue lipstick in an attempt to look all "spacey" (why I equate blue lipstick with outerspace I am not sure. Maybe it's because alien babes in B-grade sci fi flims often wear "wacky" coloured lipstick to signify their alien status, or maybe because the cold of deep-space has stopped my blood circulating. Take your pick.)
tights - Ebay
dress - c/o Glamorous
shoes - Label Shoes c/o Chictopia
necklace - Wholesale
hat - c/o Wholesale
lipstick - Etsy (My Beauty Addiction)
So I don't ever talk about the fact that I spend a LOT of my time reading science fiction novels.
There we go, I'm even nerdier than you all probably thought I was.
So as my little science segment today, I thought I might share with you some of my science fiction picks.
I usually go for science fiction books which are based on real science, or are at least scientifically plausible. I often can't stand the type of science fiction books that are full of aliens who look a lot like humans and especially when they inexplicably speak English too. Or movies that do away with physics, and science is equated with magic (yeah I'm one of those annoying people who can't sit through a movie without saying "but that couldn't work"). So, basically, my favourite science fiction books are less dragons-and-aliens fantasy and more "sciencey" science fiction. (Although in saying that, I will still forever love Dr Who and Star Wars.)
I'm currently reading (or about to read):
WWW.Wake by Robert Sawyer - the main character in this is also, fittingly, a young blogger
Singularity Sky by Charles Stross
Blackout by Connie Willis
I highly recommend:
Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
This Other Eden by Ben Elton
The Ugly Series by Scott Westerfield (technically for teenagers... and the first time I read it I was a teenager. I've read it several times since and it still rocks).
Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
Oryx & Crake by Margaret Atwood
The Singularity Series by William Hertling
Also I had to post a photo of an unexpected and extremely thoughtful gift I received the other day from Christine (the owner of the amazing Flapper Girl).
They're cards! Science themed cards! Thank you so much Christine, you're the greatest. There is definitely a lesson to be learnt in telling everyone what you're into, over and over again - you end up with the most awesome gifts :D