Monday Musings…

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Today’s Monday Musings are light heartedly focusing on things that caught my eye over the weekend. First off, famed actress Keira Knightley was the centre of much attention as she said “I do,” to her now husband Klaxons star James Righton in the south of France over the weekend. Knightley’s wedding choice: a strapless tulle dress, nude flats and a truly beautiful vintage Chanel bolero jacket was simple yet effective (I honestly don’t think the dress does much to flatter her figure, though she wears it very well) and I love the daisy head piece. Are you a fan of her chic wedding choice?


Next up, singer/Songwriter  Gabrielle Aplin will release her anticipated first album English Rain on Friday, which I’m very excited for. If the name sounds familiar, you’ll most likely recognise this lady from her Christmas hit ‘The Power Of Love,’ which was featured in the brilliant John Lewis Christmas 2012 ad. Hailing from Sutton Benger in Wiltshire, she gained a following online after posting acoustic videos of covers on YouTube, and rose to prominence with the release of the ad and subsequent single, which hit the number one spot in December last year. She’s released two singles in anticipation of the release “Please Don’t Say You Love Me” and “Panic Cord” and I’m looking forward to hearing the record in its entirety. Check out the album sampler below:

Continuing my discovery or in this case re-discovery, of classic books, this weekend I ordered the 60th Anniversary (Definitive) Edition of Anne Frank – Diary of a Young Girl.  This is quite possibly one of my favourite novels of all time, and I can’t believe it’s 60 years old.

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After The Bible, “The Diary of Anne Frank,” is the most widely read non-fiction book in the world. Translated into 60 languages, it’s been adapted countless times for stage, film and television and used in schools across the world to help children understand the meaning, and horror, of the Holocaust. It is ideally suited for this last task because Anne, apart from being a young Jewish girl forced to go into hiding when the Germans invaded Holland, was a remarkably articulate teenager, fearless about writing precisely what she thought about anything and everything. Each time I read the book, I can’t help but feel as if I’m experiencing it for the first time, and always feel utter sadness as I think of her (and her family’s) death a mere two weeks before the country’s liberation. Her life, full of hope and promise was so tragically cut short. It was thanks to Anne’s father Otto (who sadly was the only member of the Frank family to survive the concentration camp) that millions were given the chance to read her story. This one is an absolute must read.

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Finally, in lighter news, Pop star Katy Perry took to twitter recently to announce the launch of her third fragrance Killer Queen. While I’m not a fan of celebrity perfumes, I do love Katy’s over-the-top outfit and super looking nails. Her outfit, which bares a no doubt intentional resemblance to Alice in Wonderland’s Red Queen would make for a striking Halloween costume this year…

That’s a wrap on another Monday Musings folks! What are your thoughts? Don’t be shy, tell all in the comments section!


  1. I *love* that Keira Knightley’s wedding was so small and low key. Eleven guests at the ceremony and fifty at the reception is the perfect way to do it, I think. Although, I’m personally not a fan of her wedding dress, it is very ‘Keira’ and that’s what wedding dresses should be about (for me), reflecting the brides personality. I do love the jacket, the flowers in her hair and the fact that she wore flat shoes.

  2. Jennifer says:

    Ha, those are my favourite elements of her outfit too! You’re totally right, her choice is very right for her and while I don’t think the dress is the most flattering, Keira really pulled off the look.

    • That she did, but then Keira can pull of most looks! The girl looks great in anything 🙂 *swoon*

  3. Jennifer says:

    I know! It’s quite sick actually! Lol

  4. Although I don’t think it flattered her, I would have to agree that it would be something she would wear.

  5. Wouldn’t be my top choice for her but she pulls it off!