Big Yellow Tutu

Tumbleweed March 26, 2012

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It’s fairly obvious, but I don’t keep this blog up to date any longer. I might start it back up again one day, but if you’re here and expecting more then I’d suggest heading over to Twitter where I place most my ramblings nowadays. I’m @helenium, of course.

All my love,




Ed Loves Helen March 8, 2011

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Eek. I’ve been rather rubbish at keeping this up to date. Too much work and too much play! It’s nearly the middle of March, so there’s rather a lot to report on, 2011 has treated me well already.

The perks of my job usually include free stationery and the occasional night out with the Barclaycard clients. Last month it actually got a bit glamorous when I was invited down to the Chalet Girl world premiere, thanks to the lovely folk at Clean & Clear. It’s got Ed Westwick in it, so I could hardly say no. Unfortunately the night didn’t end with him dragging me into a limo and inviting me back to his hotel room, but I did get to stand near him and then have my photo taken with the hottie himself (I’m ever professional).

He’s a lot shorted in real life than I imagined, though I date a rather tiny man, so that’s not a problem. He’d definitely mastered the pouty sex bomb look, every photo had the same expression, I’m not sure he knows how to smile.

Chalet Girl was a cute film, it’s about a young girl from the wrong side of town who blags a job at a chalet. She falls in love with the chalet owner (Ed W) but is out of his league. She wins the pro snowboarding competition, gets a lot of money and then he likes her. OK, I’ve over simplified it a bit, but that’s basically the jist of it. Loads of people came out the cinema saying they wanted to go skiing again, after my exploits last time I certainly wasn’t one of those people. I’ll spare the ski instructors another grumpy sweary uncoordinated pupil.

Anyway, here’s a nice, out of focus picture of the Clean & Clear clients, me and Ed Westwick. Oh yes.



Twisted Elegance December 13, 2010

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We had our Dare Christas party last week, I think I’m still recovering! It was such a good evening, probably the best yet. With a Twisted Elegance theme we all came dressed up in Victoria Freak Show get ups, I rented a wonderful dress that I definitely don’t want to give back tomorrow. I might cry when I do.

Dare hired out a miraculous photo booth that made everyone look beautiful, I want one at home. Lil Luke & I took a super cute load of photos. Love love love the two on the right. My boyfriend is fit.



Far East Movement December 7, 2010

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Oh my god. I love this. Gonna play it on loop all day. What the fuck is a G6 though??? I’m guessing they don’t mean the group of countries that get together to sort out politics stuff?



Soundgirl November 29, 2010

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I think Popjustice might be my blog BFF.  It’s probably the one site I check every day (let’s forget that brief period when I’d check Perez about 10 times a day, ok? They were dark times and I’ve gotten over it.). It’s a little sanctuary, a place where people don’t bitch about pop music for the sake of it. It’s a place where I don’t have to argue why it’s ok not to write your own songs, where miming isn’t the worst thing in the world and where you can say that a song reminds you of kelly Clarkson and mean it in a good way.

Their song of the day today is by SoundGirl and it’s brilliant. That lead singer is bbbeeeaaauuutttiiiffffuuulll.


Enter The Void November 1, 2010

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I finally managed to see Enter The Void last week, after missing the first few screenings that Curzon did. I’m not sure I chose the best day to see it, it’s very much a visual assualt and I was massively hungover.

Enter The Void is Gasper Noe’s lastest film, after last year’s Irreversible. It’s supposed to be a “pscyhedelic melodrama”, telling the story of a junkie in Tokyo. Of course, Tokyo looks fucking mad enough, but Noe has made the whole thing into one big trip. Tonnes of neon strobes, everything is either shot from the first person or slightly above their heads and lots of horrific noises. It’s not a fun film. We had to endure five minutes of white strobing every half hour or so, lots of WinAmp style 3D shapes while people got high and even sex from the vagina’s point of view (think giant jap’s eye continually jabbing at the screen). The close up on the aborted foetus was a real low.

Technically, it’s incredible. I’ve no idea how they did half the shots, and I certainly admire his boldness with the subject areas but after an hour I was ready to leave, hoping that every black screen would be the end. It loses it’s narrative strength after that first hour, turning into something that was just annoying. The film clocks in at a mighty two and half hours, for something that is so brutal it’s a big ask of people to endure it.



The view from here October 14, 2010

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When I have children I hope I can build things like this with them. It’s just wonderful. Simply an iPhone, an HD camera, a weather balloon, a parachute and whole lot of wow.