Wednesday, 8 March 2017

My Top Male Inspiration

Hey y'all! I was wondering if dudes day exists and sure thing...it's in November. Movember, makes sense but I thought I'd do post now about it, by November my mind will have completely forgotten. I believe in humanism, equal rights, we all deserve a chance. All images credit to google.
Anyway, my top five.

5) Charlie Hunman

Doesn't need much explanation but...from the first moment I discovered this guy in Sons of Anarchy I was in lust. He plays American's most of the time but he's actually English. Sigh. I remember a youtube interview of him saying he chased a burglar away when they tried to rob his house, what more could you want.

4) Bill Hicks
A serious dude. If you don't know his stand-up, go and check it out ASAP. I struggle to be friends w/ people that I can't talk to about this guy. My BF didn't know Bill and I was horrified. He shaped so many of my views and helped me see a lot of different realities. Just from being a comedian. Legend.

3) Bo Burnham
Another great comedian and influence of mine. A perfect mix of bitter and optimistic Bo creates shows that I can watch over and over again. Being on Netflix recently, hopefully we'll see lots more from him.

2) Danny Devito, Rob Mcelhenney, Charlie Day and Glenn Howerton
It's always sunny in Philadelphia is my number one favourite tv show. Charlie Day is a legend in his own right, starring beside Jennifer Aniston in Horrible Bosses, he's been in various films since starting Sunny. Classic All American "Feel Good" comedy. Love it.

1) My dad
Well if it wasn't for him I wouldn't be here so it's kinda a no-brainer. My Dad also introduced me to music and probably sparked my love of pool. My Dad is pretty great.

Also I wanted to mention this amazing video on bipolar by Adam Deacon click here. Really inspiring. Brendan Urie is pretty cool too. Special mention to Richard Herring and George Carlin.

My Top Womanly Inspiration

Happy international women's day!! My material for this is unlimited, I know lots of inspiring women. From my Mum, to my Gran, to my Gran's Mum, my Dad's Mum, my Step-Gran Sally, I have a lot to work with on being an inspiring woman in my family. My Mum's Mum split from my G'dad and lived a strong, independent woman's life (as she wanted to live it) until she was moved in to a home. She was a huge part of the reason I got in to plants in the first place...she lived in a mostly rural part of Sussex and I remember going for walks and she'd name so many plants in latin. I had no idea how she could remember all those names at the time...but now I can do the same. I have so many great memories of holiday-ing at her house...there was a huge pond in the back garden where frogspawn would be, a swingball set, going to the beach, picnics, etc.
My Step-Gran was a nurse, I remember when I was twelve and first getting symptoms of pain,exhaustion etc...she never told me it was in my head (like many drs I saw at the time said...lack of understanding/evidence 'in the mind' seems the easiest way to go for some) she always supported me and gave me kind advice.
My Mum is a rock for me, at one point looking after me and working part time, a very tricky balance with two other young children to take care of and a husband who worked a stressful job in London. She managed it though. Got us all through the tough times.
(photo of my mum and I- roughly eight years ago)

Anyway, enough about my family! When asking my Dad about his musical female inspirations...
"Pins, PJ Harvey, Dum Dum Girls and Goat Girl"
I'm very surprised he didn't include Cerys Matthews in this list. I also admire the girls from Let's Eat Grandma, I saw them perform at Visions festival and they seemed so nervous, I think they were 17 at the time...playing in front of at least a hundred people. They rocked. I also super admire Isabel Munoz-Newsome, the lead chick from Pumarosa, they performed at Visions too and she simply rocked. Like a mix of Courtney Love rock and Gwen Stefani chic but in her own unique right.
I gotta mention Sarra Manning too. My favourite author, when I was in hospital she sent me a signed copy of her book. I'd only messaged her to tell her how great she was and straight up she asked for my address. So sweet.

Now this chickadee will always have a special place in my heart! Chlay, started off as a penpal when we were twelve and eventually became real life pals! She's a massive inspiration to me in general, an awesome musician (check her out on spotify) and all around top lady!
(taken by me- a few years ago)

Also this stunning lass is Megan! Awesome babe-tastic female living in America stayed with me for a weekend while doing a nanny-ing thing in France! Even though she lives across the world I know if I needed her I could ask her advice on anythang.
(taken by me five odd years ago)

Ellen Von Unwerth I'd say is my favourite woman photographer!
And of course Einat Dan (makeup artist) was also a total babe when I met her, friendly and willing to give people just starting out really good advice. This photo was taken at a tutorial a few years ago...
(taken by me four years ago)

Lauren Laverne springs to mind too, I used to listen to her a lot on the radio and she kicked ass.

Charlie Craggs I feel very special to be a facebook friend of...she started Nail Transphobia which promotes trans rights and she launched a self defense class too.


So yeah. ♥  Have a great day.

Before I forget I'm going to do a dude post. Gotta share the love.

Tuesday, 28 February 2017

Mental Health Awareness

I think it was back in September actual Mental Health awareness month was but I just wanted to do a small post regarding mental health awareness in general... We're nearly in March and it's been two years two months since a close friend killed himself. I feel every month should be Mental Health awareness month...2017 is a tough year. 2016 was tough. Winter is hard for some people, on a person note last summer I was super depressed. Wouldn't have thought in summer I'd feel like that but I just couldn't shake it at the time. It took a few major changes in my life (environmental- quit job & college, changed group of friends) to lift the severe depression I struggled with.

So yeah lots of love to those in need, talk to someone! I promise it helps...for 9 months I cut all of my friends off, I made excuses, didn't talk to many people and it made my problem a million times worse.

A few photos...a preview from my next online publication. A photographer feature!


 Jacob and I in Wales, 2016 NYE.
 Luke and I @ Q ball recently.
 Elle in London Borough market!
Me, spring 2012. Can't wait for the blossom this year...
LOVE.
Check out my online publication HERE

Wednesday, 8 February 2017

(VALENTINES) D-DAY/CHEEKY PREVIEW

Hey all! So i've recently been working on a new project...an online magazine titled same as this blog ♥ more info on facebook, either Jazzy Elizabeth or hivenj.
Anyway...Happy almost Valentines day to my boo and all of you guys who ever take time to read my blog! I'd give you a hug if I could. I'm more excited for the release of John Wick 2 and I just want to play laser tag on Saturday. Livin' the dream, I'll probably get to play pool at least xo

Thursday, 26 January 2017

"World News"

So I just wanted to take a break from stuff totally personal to me and consider what's personal and going on in the world. I have an interest in the American elections and politics in general, a lot of my friends live in the States and my mum's best friend in San Fran Cisco. I remember the good ol' days, before my parents divorced and I was their flower girl. We played crazy-glow-in-the-dark-golf and went to comic book stores. I don't know why but the beach boys-wouldn't it be nice just popped in to my head... Anyway. So trump. What a smelly old man. Reversing women's rights all around the world surrounded by men and his miserable looking wife. Like she's beautiful, sure. But such a face like a slapped arse. Personally I miss the Obama's already. Two videos I wanted to post if ya haven't seen them, Ipersonally am in love with Charlie Brooker and this bad lip reading video is also brilliant. Lots of love. Let's fix the world guys and girls. Please. Before it's too late. Politics right now, we're going back in time it seems. We made so much progress and now it's going down the crapper.

Tuesday, 17 January 2017

New Direction

Dear Internet, I'm going to try and give this blog a new positive lease of life (as panic! at the disco said, in a "a new perspective" - 'Stop there and let me correct it I wanna live a life from a new perspective'). It's going to get a little more personal (as Lindsay Lohan spot on said in her album "A little more personal"- one of my favourites as a kid that really spoke to me at the time...Daughter to father, these are, these are...The confessions of a broken heart, of a broken heart. I, I love you'). So yeah long story short I feel things sometimes and I'm going to try and put them in to words for this blog this year. That's a big aim of mine. Get across what I'm feeling in a clear and concise way. I can use pop culture, humour, sarcasm obviously to make this more entertaining for the listener but really what I want to achieve is being able to adult. I struggle with my emotions a lot, God (and my mum mostly) knows how much I really struggle day to day with feeling too much, being in pain anyway and having a weak immune system. Sorry if I overshare. Please unfollow me if ya uncomfortable with this kinda thing. It's still going to be based around pretty pictures I take but it's just going to have a lot of me alongside it. Like I am with my closest friends. I have been able to gain this moment of clarity because I have an amazing support network around me. My family I chose, the family that was given to me have pulled me through hell over the past few years and day by day I see improvements in my personality, I'm not bitter, I'm not full of angst, yeah I'm ill (over the past few months I've been dislocating more and my bf has almost had to call an ambulance twice and I was coughing up blood b/c of being on a morphine patch over New years) but when have I not been? I've been dealing with this day to day since I was THIRTEEN. I don't understand how the majority of people aren't in agonizing pain every day. Obviously there's a different between mental and physical pain. And really if you deal with either I'm so sorry. I want to open this blog up also b/c if it helps ONE SINGLE PERSON feel what they need to, not brush it under the rug...awesome. Please email me, if you have any questions like or want impartial advice...or to send me a cute pic of your cat/dog/iguana AWESOME. PLEASE DO IT. I want to interact with you guys, my favourite thing overall is to talk to people. Gain other peoples perspectives. ETC. Anyway. If you made it to the end of this, great. See you around soon.

 When in need...drink with friends (i'm top right)
 When in need...chill with friends (i'm middle left in the checkered shirt)
 (Midnight- Baymen's cat)
 (Me, 2012 on a boat to amsterdam)
 (Jacob nd I- London 2017)
 When in doubt...cuddle a cat
When in doubt...read

Lots of love.
Jasmine
xo

Wednesday, 11 January 2017

2017 Game Plan



Dear internet, my name is Jazzy and I've been seriously slacking with the updates in 2016 b/c I was busy with college, healing myself, networking, eventually meetin g a super lovely guy, making new friends, seeing bands, photographing what i want to instead of what actually makes me money and generally mucking around and causing shenanigans.

So yes, on to the game plan. My five step list to suceeding this year...
1) Nail down my niche: find what really works for me and whether it appeals to the wider audience
2) Find my official passion: photography or horticulture or a mix of both?
3) Stay friendly, not bitter
4) Make money
5) Make happiness.

Top three resolutions
1) Stop smoking
2) Find ways to stop dislocations and general agony of day to day living
3) Learn something new every day.






Tuesday, 10 January 2017

Highlights Reel- TWENTY FOUR

So it's the big 24 at the end of January so I thought I'd do a cheeky memory type post before we get down to the real bussyness of what I've been up to recently! I've been a surprisingly busy bee. Happy new year btw. Niceties done here's a few of my fave ever moments in my life...



 (Chlay)
 (Devon Mason)
 (Hannah Inggs)

 (Sian Finn)
 (age of reason scarves)
 (Blitz vintage party)

 (Brittany Fernbacker)
 (RIP George, never a moment passes I don't wish U were here)

 (Sophia D'arcy)
 (Einat Dan makeup tutorial, 2015)
 (2014)

 (Anna Sawyer)
(Anna Sawyer)