Monday, 27 March 2017

We Need To Talk About... Vanessa Hudgens

Oh Vanessa Hudgens. Where do I begin with The Hudge.
I guess I'll start with saying she's my ultimate girl crush. She has been for so many years now.

The actress always looks so effortlessly chic and constantly triggers serious inspiration in me.
Never afraid of trying new things, V loves to experiment with her fashion choices and often pairs clothing how most wouldn't.

Every April, the world awaits the outfits she wears at music festival Coachella. I've posted her outfits from the famous festival here. Seriously, there's a reason why she's called the Queen of Coachella.
In her day to day life, however, Vanessa's fashion choices are simple yet just as boho chic; kimonos, maxi skirts, patterned trousers and floppy hats.

Mixing edgy and bohemian, V basically spends her life looking like she's at Coachella.
I'm in love.
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Listening to: My Chemical Romance- Kids From Yesterday.

Disclaimer: None of the photos are mine but I have edited them.
I have credited where I found each photo but am unsure as to who the original photographers are.
If you know, please contact me so I give credit where necessary.

Friday, 17 March 2017

Review | My Little Box March 2017

So last months My Little Box wasn't.... the best. This month, however, they've shown why I love them so much with their #NoFilter box.
For starters it's not exactly a box. No, a make up filled to the brim with picture perfect products!

Wednesday, 15 March 2017

Back Pocket Believers.

I was trying to work out how long I had been a fan of All Time Low for. Turns out it's ten years. TEN YEARS! 
Since then, I've travelled many miles, cried stupid amounts and made friends all because of them.

On Monday night, I added to that list of miles and tears when I drove to Southampton to see them.

First support of the night was Waterparks. I like these guys. There's a few songs I'm not a big fan of, but most of their music is fun, infectious and all round catchy. Their set was no different. 
Despite lead singer Awstin being sick recently, he sounded great and the Houston trio put on a excellent start to the evening. Will from Creeper also came on to sing "Royal" with them.

Now, SWMRS. Where do I start with SWMRS. I discovered these guys a couple of years ago, and I've never looked back. The play angsty garage rock/ punk and completely light up a room when they play live. I've been hoping to see them for a while now and, let me tell you, they did not disappoint. 
I also met Cole and Max after the show and they were so lovely. (Ignore my ugly, puffer-fish face)

Oh, All Time Low. I don't think this band have ever put on a bad show in their lives. Their hilarious, have perfectly,catchy songs and work so well together. You can't not have fun at their shows.
This is their first tour since switching from Hopeless Records to Fueled By Ramen, and their first playing new single "Dirty Laundry" live. I've heard mixed opinions regarding Dirty Laundry, but I quite like it. I don't really know why they released it as the first single (I'm positive there's better, more upbeat songs on the new album) but I do like it.
Also, they ecided to torture me by putting Therapy and Missing You next to each other on the set list. Both of those songs bring me to tears. Missing You came out when I was going through some really heavy stuff, so you could say it means a lot to me.

As per usual, ATL put on a excellent show.
But what else do you expect from All Time Low.
I honestly couldn't imagine the pop punk world without them. 
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Listening to: Waterparks- Royal.

Friday, 10 March 2017

Around The World And Back.

You all know how obsessed I am with State Champs.
If you don't go here and you'll soon realise.

Last night kick started their UK tour with Northbound and As It Is.
When I got to the venue, Northbound had just started their set. These guys are from South Florida and this is their first in the UK. I've never listened to their music before but they put on a really good set. If you like Can't Swim, State Champs or Homesafe, I'm sure you'll like these guys.

The second support was As It Is. These guys grew up not too far from me, so I love seeing how far they've come. As It Is are one of the biggest pop punk names in England right now and their set really showed why. Filled with energy, they got the whole venue jumping.

Last, and no where near least, State Champs. You're probably all bored of hearing how amazing I think these New Yorkers are, but honestly, I have no other words.

I've been apart of the alternative music scene for over a decade now, but it's a place I've truly come to love.
These types of shows are always filled with love, acceptance and good vibes, not just from the bands but the fans also.
There's a positive energy I don't feel when I'm at other concerts. I feel safe and happy and any anxiety has evaporated.

Much love.
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Listening to: The Maine- Black Butterflies and Deja Vu.

Sunday, 26 February 2017

Despite The Weather, It Gets Better.

If you've been following this blog for a while, you'll know I'm a pretty big fan of With Confidence. This week kick started their first UK headline tour. I'm very proud of them.

For starters we had Manchester lads, Milestones. I've heard of these guys before but never actually listened to them. They put on such a great set that as soon as they had finished I headed straight for the merch table to buy their CD. I met Matt and Mark afterwards who were absolute sweethearts.

Next was Virginia pop punkers, Broadside. I had only listened to a couple of their songs but again, their set sold me and I off I went to buy their CD. Again they hung out afterwards and were all lovely!

The last support act was Canada's Safe To Say. these guys I had actually listened to. (Thanks Paige!) With gloomy alternative music -reminiscent of the 90's- Safe to say are quite different from the rest of the line up. Go and check them out -these guys are going places.

Finally, With Confidence came on and the wait was 100% worth it! They are incredible live!
I met them afterwards (sorry the pictures are so bad -it was dark and wet!) and they were so lovely. And I even got them to do something for a future tattoo.

Honestly, please go and see any of these bands if you get the chance because they were all incredible!

Much love.
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Listening to: The Maine- Misery (Live)

Sunday, 19 February 2017

Review | My Little Box February 2017

February's edition of My Little Box has taken inspiration from our cold weather and icy evenings.
I'll be honest with you- this month is a little disappointing. You all know I'm usually in love with almost everything MLB send out, and while it's not the worst subscription box I've received, it's no where near the best either....

Wednesday, 15 February 2017

Nowhere Else I'd Rather Be Today...

If you read this post from last year, you'd know how big of a Busted fan my best friend and I are.
November of last year finally saw the release of their third album, Night Driver and a tour announcement.
Katie and I instantly brought tickets to two dates, Portsmouth and Brighton, and started counting down the days.
Monday arrived, and off we drove to Portsmouth. Last night arrived and it was off to Brighton.
Honestly, both nights were amazing. We danced and sung our hearts out, and the new songs sounded incredible live.
Natives were supporting. I've seen them before a couple of times as support act for other bands, and they've always put on a good show. We met them afterwards and they were lovely.

We also met up with Chris both nights. (See bottom pics) He's currently selling merch and promoting his own music throughout the tour so go and say hi if you see him. Genuinely the nicest and funniest guy ever.

Much Love.
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Listening to: John Mayer- Free Fallin'