Saturday, 31 July 2010

SusuanaLoves Spaceship

This is an outfit I've designed based on the song spaceship by Benny B featuring Kelis. I'm glad dance and electronic music is becoming more known outside. I think the video to is a bit of a green screen fail at times.

Anyway I created this look from a sweet futuristic fashion royalty look. Now I look at it she sorta looks like Keri Hilson meets Lady Gaga.

I like designing things but I doubt I can make half the things I design; I'm more of a customizer when it comes to textiles. )

Many of my followers are surprised by the fact I draw, lol there’s a lot more to come, pencil and paper are artistic foundations, who do you think did my header? ;) (Although technically that’s ink and paper lol)

Benny Benassi - "Spaceship" ft. kelis & Alp. de ap by Diamond Headphones

I’d also like take a quick moment to thank all my followers and people that read this blog or comment. I set this account up a long time ago but never used it, I didn’t think I could do this whole blogger thing, this is only my 13th post I've already befriended many great and interesting bloggers. I’m still new this BlogSpot thing and now that I'm following lots of people I appreciate it even more that you take the time and my sometimes very long blogs when I bet you have so many others on you reading list. Also Since I'm looking to go into the Media Industry I need experience communicating to a large audience and it’s nice to know people are actually reading and interested in what I write J

Oh and I designed my self a new logo!! ( becuse Im into graphic design and animation and stuff) I t would be nice to have some feed back :).

SusuanaLoves you All xx

Tuesday, 27 July 2010

SusuanaLoves Africa 2k10 1#

I love this song, me and my friends was doing the dance when we all went out last night and this morning it was the only thing I could think of lol.

I also love African prints and The Asos and American Apparel african influenced pieces. Topshop has got one coming up to but I think thats more for Autumn

This is my favourite bag and and I rarely leave the house without it (whatever Im wearing). Its my little piece of Africa, I found it in my charity shop one day and bought it for £5. Its hand made and real leather. What can I say, when in doubt, or in search for something more original GO VINTAGE!!
I know I have followers from all over the place and I'm always interested to learn about your cultures :) Love you all
SusuanaLove xx

Sunday, 25 July 2010

SusuanaLove’s Movie Review #2 (Toy Story 3)

Yesterday I was back at Westfield cinema again this time it was a belated birthday trip of one of my besties Sia, so it was me, her and another friend of ours. Anyway it was her belated celebration so I didn't pick the movie and it started two hours late so we just watched the next thing that was on, which was Toy Story 3. My other friend was nice enough to pay for all of us including food!

To be honest it’s been so long, I barely remember what happened in the previous Toy Stories. And although it’s more of a kid’s film it was actually pretty good. Andys all grown up and packing for college (just like me!) and it sort of feel that the toys have grown up too the sound like they’ve learned allot over the years, even Barbie sounds intelligent at times. It’s brilliantly written and funny, you become attached to the toys by the end and there are points when you just can’t help but get emotional lol. And I love all the new toys the meet. It was in 3D, I don’t personally see the big deal with 3D and feel that sometimes its used to make up for how crap a movie is, but in Toy story 3 it wasn’t the case. All in all I’m glad I watched it.

I give it *** stars

Ok being at London’s biggest Shopping centre of course I had to “look around” *cough* Before the movie I saw a pair of earrings and a necklace in new look but I didn't have cash for hem both so I bought the necklace and hid the earrings in the shop (because they were the last pair) so I could get them after I went to the bank , but when the film finished and I got back they were goneL.

So to make up for it I went to hmv and bought a CD. Got Ladyhawke’s Debut Album, It’s still playing in my hifi. The artwork in the album is amazing too; I analysed Sarah Larnach’s (the artist) artwork for my Graphics Alevel. I also did a little interpretation of my own based on her work, using a couple of my friends as models

Mi amigos:
Tora (On the right - She’s an actual Model too) -
Darina (On the left – She likes taking pictures) –

And since we were in the shopping mode we hopped on tube (train/subway) and stopped at Oxford Street on the way home, which was nicely packed as usual. We went accessory hunting here and there; and I found my earrings! There we’re also the last pair in the shop! Anyway got go get ready for work, But I’ll comment on some of your blogs b4 I go J

Mr Potato head to Ken: You’re not a toy you’re an accessory, you’re a purse with legs!

SusuanaLove xx

Friday, 23 July 2010

SusuanaLove’s Skater Boys Photos

I haven’t taken any pictures with my film camera for a couple of weeks now so thought that I should just get out and go some where unusual.

Ok, so a skate park isn’t so unusual, but it is for me I never actually been in one, although I've passed many on buses and a load of my male friends skate. I can’t skate to save anyone but it looks cool. And I’d always thought; if I could learn how to skate a bit I could film while skate and get really smooth tracking shots.

And who doesn’t love skater boys. If you’re a guy and you can skate you officially got five brownie points. Ten if he plays the guitar. Definitely some Eye Candy for the Babay (My pet name for my film Camera).

I could have gone to South Bank (the more famous skate park location) but I thought everyone goes there to film and take pictures, just Google it. So I went somewhere closer to home, hooked up with some guys that I use to go secondary school with that I knew that regularly skate. And then went down to their skate park in West London. One of the pros of living in a big city, 15 minutes on a bus and your already somewhere interesting. The Park it’s in its really pretty its got streams and bridges, this little oriental bit and a Moroccan influenced bit. I’ll be definitely going back there for shoots. And I now understand fully what Lupe Fiasco was saying in his song Kick Push because we had to take a journey, because soon as the sun comes out so do a load of skaters and it all becomes too crowded and you have to find somewhere else, and when you do its most likely near a residential area and all the sudden your getting evils.

I did this last weekend but my photos have only just come back TODAY! (That’s the last time I go to the Whitley’s shopping centre Jessops again! they cant even scan things properly! ¬¬) Here are some of the photos I took. The film was a bit old, I found it in donated camera bag in the charity shop I work in; you can find these photos and the rest on my Flickr Photostream. I’d really appreciate your thoughts on them.

One of many epic Moments

Scott: Can I borrow a plain red t-shirt for church?

Kris: I've got one but its not plain red

Scott: What’s it got on it?

Kris: Arrows pointing down

Scott: Nah it’s all right


SusuanaLove xx

Wednesday, 21 July 2010

SusuanaLove’s Quickie Movie Review #1 (Inception)

If you know me well, you will know I really love watching movies! Especially ones with a good narrative and are directed well. I usually pick the movies when I go out with my friend because they trust me to pick the good ones J

I went to see Inception at the Cinema in Westfield, London’s biggest shopping centre with some of my college buddies. The cinema floor only opened a few months ago and this was my first time actually going. Its good venue and college student ID means that tickets are £6.15 for standard.

Dont worry Im not going to spoil it for you and tell you everything thing that happens. The story is like the new matrix, playing with that idea of dreams and reality, not in the same way though. It uses Philosophic and Psychological ideas, and interestingly architecture to. It makes you think about the way you think and how ideas materialise. If you like the Matrix or Shutter Island you'll love this. It was Directed by the same guy who Directed Dark Knight and includes allot of action; It can be confusing at times. It was a brilliant movie, really interesting, lots of action (there was about a thousand gun shots) and had a great Cast.

I give it 4 Stars**** Really worth watching

Overall a great experience and one that cheered me up loads after a gloomy trip to the doctors :P. Oh yeah btw my first online buy using my new debit card (which has to be one of my favourite toys) was delivered yesterday day from It’s a little bag shaped pendent on a long chain. Yes that’s me, early morning, no make up, bags n all. I wore it to the cinema; the bag opens, but what in the world am I supposed to put in there? My friends suggested sweets or mints

SusuanaLove xx

Monday, 19 July 2010

SusuanaLoves 40 best places to go in London

Lots of my followers do not live in London, would like to visit or are coming to visit. So I’ve made a list of the must go places. Based on good places to shop, art and fashion museums and places of interest

Oh yeah and this is especially for my follower friend Anna Mae

Famous high streets and Shopping centres/Malls:

  1. Oxford Street - London's biggest shopping Street
  2. Regents street - Expensive!
  3. Harrods - Expensive!
  4. Selfridges - all the big labels
  5. Westfield Shopping Centre - London's biggest shopping Centre
  6. Lakeside Shopping Centre
  7. Kensington High Street
  8. Carnaby Street

Shopping locations for the smaller budget, the quirky and Vintage Shopper:

  1. Camden Town - Something for everyone what ever style
  2. Brick Lane - Vintage Shops!
  3. Greenwich Market
  4. Portobello Market
  5. Covent Garden Market


  1. The Victoria & Albert Museums - Fashion lovers
  2. The Tate
  3. The Tate Modern
  4. The British Museum
  5. The Barbican Centre
  6. The Photographers' Gallery
  7. Design Museum
  8. The National Gallery
  9. The Royal Academy of Arts

General Cool places:

  1. The Globe Theatre
  2. South Bank - around The River Thames, its amazing
  3. The O2 Centre - big cinema, lots of resturants and music venue
  4. China Town - oriental food fashion and culture
  5. The British Library - everyones on their mac book's
  6. Piccadilly circus
  7. Shaftesbury Avenue - Films and Stars and Night Clubs

The usual places they tell tourists to go lol:

  1. Hyde Park
  2. Regents Park
  3. Big Ben & Houses of Parliament
  4. Tower Bridge
  5. The London Eye
  6. Kew Gardens
  7. Madame Tussauds
  8. Westminster Abbey
  9. Buckingham Palace
  10. The London Dungeon
  11. Crystal Palace

There are of course so many more place but take these to get you started. Post any questions you have as a comment and I will get back to you :)

And you can copy and paste it to your blog if you like, just link me :D

SusuanaLove xx

Sunday, 18 July 2010

SusuanaLove’s James and the Giant Peach Corset

The artist site DeviantArt is doing a themed thing on James and the Giant Peach so I've been doing a few sketches in my sketch book.

But on Monday I first started to draw a mock up for a corset. When they first came into fashion I thought it was a bit like were your kinky underwear outside. But some these days are quite tasteful. A corset with a dinner jacket, or a pair of skinny jeans for going out; or for summer days with checked shirt, it’s workable. So I think I quite like them now, even though I don’t own one yet lol, I'm still picking.

Any way I started to draw this corset but then the James and the Giant Peach thing was on my mind so I started to draw my own version of that spider lady in the corset. While think James and the Giant Peach was a really creepy scary movie with ALLOT of ugly creatures and didn't make me like insects in the slightest bit. But the animation was amazing of Corse.

Here she is (not quite finished yet but I’m getting there)

SusuanaLove xx

Thursday, 15 July 2010

SusuanaLove's Photography Paraphernalia #1

I probably haven’t mentioned this, I work in charity shop in London, I only work the once a week but it still qualifies me for at least a 25% discount on donated items. I know charity shops can be a bit if a drag (because your just buying stuff nobody wants) especially when there don’t sort through them much. But you can find great stuff, and to be honest it’s all in the back mostly.

We’ve got loads of clothes in storage but I can’t really pick want I want until its steam cleaned. We get old cameras and camera gear all the time, bags, old SLR’s, vintage cameras loads of disposable, camera bags, lenses. I get first dibs (sorry). I'm normally looking for lenses, filters or film. If I find something that doesn’t really fit my camera ill get it for one of photography loving friends. So if you live in London, and you want something leave a comment and I’ll see what I can do.

So any way the other day I found a Jessops flash in a case, in the back of the shop. It had already been priced at £5. I know £5?. So I brought in my camera the next day to see if it fit and it did. So I bought it for £3

I have a film SLR, it’s a Canon EOS 1000fn. I bought it of my manager his sister bought it for him, but had never used it, so it sat in front f his bed, and apparently one day e woke up looked at it and fought of me. So he sold it to me, and the case for £40. And bought me the batteries which were £8 (he still doesn’t understand how I managed to did that and he thinks I slyly ripped him off) but heck I bought him in a cheese cake to say thank you. The F in 1000fn does stand for flash, it does have a small fold out one on top but that doesn’t help in enclosed rooms, it won’t take a picture on automatic focus if it doesn’t have enough light. Lot people say “why don’t you just of your digital camera” developing and scanning is long and expensive; and I say: “you can’t get the effect of the film camera gets on with a digital camera" Like the vintage look you get when you use expired film. Sometime grains are cool, and you can get cool effect in different light, using different types of film and filters, it may be hard work at times sitting there twiddling with everything but its rewarding.

Here’s some examples from SusuanaLove n friends:

The bottom left one belongs to Steadman:
The bottom right on belongs to kezia:
The guy in the last picture is my arty mate Benny please tll him he needs to use this pic for his blog :P

And yes that is the girl from Skins, I don’t know here screen name, because I don’t watch Skins. But she looks nice here doesn’t she.

And anyway my compact digital cam is for taking pictures of my art work and friend/family days out, not actual proper photography and takes up way to much battery power. But being a 21st century media student I'm going to need a dslr soon. I'm saving up money for at least £250 then ill take £250 out when I get my uni money, I want one that’s good for filming, and something use so I can get some standard photo-journalism or even blogging work.

I hope it’s sunny where you are :)


Monday, 12 July 2010

SusuanaLove’s Early Summer Sales

My Wardrobe is roughly 40% Thrift/Vintage 20% H&M 10% Primark Essentials 10% Other

I'm not the biggest High street shopper but I do like a good Sale. And I'm clearing out some drawer space in my room to store new Uni clothing for September. I'm going for a vintage/retro/urban vibe. (I know that’s allot of vibes). So I've been hitting the local hot points: Oxford Street, Portobello, Camden Town ect to see what the early sales are saying

Here are a few Items I've collected

White bow Vest £3 from HnM

Purse Chain £4 from New Look

Apple Chain £3 from HnM

Pink Vest £6 from New Look

Vests and Shortshots, playsuits, sandels long chains are the foundations of my summer wardrobe

Since its sort of post-Alice in wonderland season I've found that stores lke H&M, Asos and even Claire’s Accessories are selling Alice Inspired Items quite cheap. Which is gd for people like me, who love Alice Always :)

This will probably be my next purchase :D

ASOS ASOS Mr Rabbit Tee at ASOS

Obviously the more serious Uni shopping is taking place throughout September but theres no harm in light shopping is there? Anyway got to go and speak with some skater bois about a photoshoot cya :P

SusuanaLove xx

SusuanaLoves Hayao Miyazaki

Hayao Miyazaki gets more brownie points than Walt Disney…

So other day I finally watched this old animated film called “Lapita Castle in the Sky” I watched the English Version

I HAD to watch this. I watched it when I was really young and had some snippets of it in my head but never knew what it was called, all remember was this crazy steam world with a little boy and girl who were being chased. Not much to go on I know But through researching animation on a previous project I came across Castle in the Sky and I thought “that has to be it” So finally, I've watched it the other day. Its an amazing animation for its time. The hint of the meaning of the film is not as faint as Sprited away or even Princess Menanoke. It reflects on the new world crave for power technology and knowledge and neglect of home values and of earth. Well sort of any way. The Castle in she sky was once a great city, but developed harnessed all this great technology and appeared to pay the price for the greed of power and a its inhabitants are dead. It’s a really good movie, you never quite guess what’s going to happen next (except for the whole boy meets girl thing). It’s a really wonderful animation especially for its time. I put all animation against Studo Ghibli standards and that’s probably why I can only stand such a few animes. Nowadays anime lack meaning, are really lazily put together, extremely badly dubbed at times, and the story just suck or are very similar to others. The story was really deep though A Classic Example of great animation. Hayao Miyazaki is such a don and I admire his work so much.


Hayao Miyazaki born January 5, 1941 is a prominent Japanese filmmaker of many popular animated feature films. He is also a co-founder of Studio Ghibli, an animation studio and production company. He remained largely unknown to the West, until Miramax released his 1997 Princess Mononoke. By that time, his films had already enjoyed both commercial and critical success in Japan. His later film, Spirited Away, had that distinction as well, and was the first anime film to win an Academy Award.

Miyazaki's films often incorporate recurrent themes, such as humanity's relationship to nature and technology, and the difficulty of maintaining a pacifist ethic. Reflecting Miyazaki's feminism, the protagonists of his films are often strong, independent girls or young women; with the exceptions of The Castle of Cagliostro and Castle in the Sky, his films often depict villains to be morally ambiguous characters with redeeming qualities.

This is Studio Ghibli Collection (Trailer). The clip is in another language but you still can appreciate the art

Miyazaki's films have generally been financially successful, and this success has invited comparisons with Walt Disney. In 2006, Time Magazine voted Miyazaki one of the most influential Asians of the past 60 years. In 2005, he was named one of the Time 100 Most Influential People. Walt Disney has helped him break in to the Western market but personally I think he’s better than Walt Disney. Yeah Disney was the first main man and was apart of everyone childhoods but still. Everything that was a successful after he died really came from out side Stories that the company Disney-fied. Disney just isn’t as great as it used to be but Hayao Miyazaki work never stops amazing me.

So if you haven’t watched his stuff all ready make sure you do it!

SusuanaLove xx

Thursday, 8 July 2010

SusuanaLove's Tricia Gosingtian

Fashion photography is more than taking a picture of someone wearing an ensemble of clothes. There’s an art to it. Fair do theres isn't MUCH art involved in regular studio catalogue snaps ect. But I think a concept and how the photo is taken makes the photography an art piece as well as the fashion itself.

There’s many great fashion photographers in the world but for now I'm just going to introduce you to one that I came a across in my early days (when I started to have an interest in photography in general). Tricia Gosingtian, Filipino- Chinese from Manila is a professional photographer and an occasional model and stylist. I think she has recently graduated and now has a degree in Fine Arts Major in Information Design from the Ateneo de Manila University.

The first time I became aware of her was on Deviant Art a few years ago. Her large Galley shows how she has developed as a fashion and conceptual photographer. Her early work looks more like good every day snaps with a DSLR, but she gets better and her work becomes to look more thought about. It still got that fresh modern fast paced edge though; and a crisp DSLR finish, but not you average DSLR snaps. I hope I’m explaining this properly. Check out the links at the end of the post :)

Thankyou Tricia for letting me use your pictures

You can find on Tricia Gosingtian @:

SusuanaLove xx

Tuesday, 6 July 2010

2K10 SusuanaLove's No Outlines

No Outlines: You know when you draw cartoons, Manga etc, the black line around everything when its coloured; well at the end of 2009 I wanted to do something about that, and by 2010 it was gone. And all my digital art, involving character design had no black lines.

This idea first came to light when I was doing my Graphics A level course work piece. I remembered a animation that I used to watch on TV, it wasn’t that well know but the graphics and animation itself always stood out for Me. The animation was called Freefonix, a CGI animated television series about the adventures of fictional band of the same name. Freefonix, created by Magnus Fiennes, Alex Tate and Simeon Warburton, is produced by Richelle Wilder and Chris Rice for Cinnamon Entertainment with Method Films and Toonz Animation. Toonz Animation India Pvt. Ltd. is an animation company in India. It is the animation arm of the Singapore-based Toonz Group, which has diverse interests in production and distribution of live-action feature films, digital and gaming content, licensing and merchandising, and media-related education. Toonz Animation was started in 1999 by G. A. Menon and Bill Dennis, who had worked on Disney's The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast and Aladdin. Toonz is located in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), the capital city of Kerala. Its office is currently situated in the Technopark; it is expanding to a new 2.5-acre (10,000 m2) campus in the Kinfra Film and Video Park in Trivandrum. A VIDEO PARK! snm

Major projects on which Toonz has worked include The Adventures of Tenali Raman, Hanuman, Freefonix, Wolverine and the X-Men, and Dragonlance: Dragons of Autumn Twilight. With around 400 employees from across the world, Toonz is now working on a 3-D film titled The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus, which is due to be released in 2010.

Humans don’t have black outlines around them. When I got rid of the lines getting rid of them made them look less 2D. I started of redesigning the two main Character of The Story of Jade-Pharrell. It was interesting how the chararter feature were so alike but colour made all the difference.
After that, I moved on to redesigning DreamStone, which took much longer and still isn’t totally finished. What can I say, I'm a perfectionist.

SusuanaLove xx