Wednesday, 20 December 2017

Top 10 Albums Of 2017.

Sigh, there was a lot of good music released this year.
From comebacks to debuts, 2017 was start to finish a great soundtrack.
These are my top ten albums of 2017.
No particular order of course.

Monday, 4 December 2017

Victoria's Secret Fashion Show 2017 | My Fashion Favourites.

 Taylor Hill | Candice Swanepoel | Devon Windsor
 Lily Aldridge | Frida Aasen | Roosmarijn de Kok | Stella Maxwell
Blanca Padilla | Josephine Skriver | Bella Hadid | Ming Xi
Liu Wen | Karlie Kloss | Romee Strijd | Martha Hunt
Bruna Lirio | Josephine Skriver | Jasmine Tookes
Leomie Anderson | Frida Aasen | Alecia Morais
Elsa Hosk | Stella Maxwell | Candice Swanepoel

The most anticipated fashion show of the year has officially aired on TV.
Victoria's Secret took over the Mercedes Benz Arena in Shanghai, China, to showcase their latest collection of lingerie.
2017 marked the year of Karlie Kloss' return to the glitter runway, Candice Swanepoel's first VS walk since becoming a mum and, unfortunately, Alessandra Ambrosio's last year as one of the longest running angels.

Featuring musical guests, Miguel, Yundi, Leslie Odom Jr, Jane Zhang and actual angel Harry Styles, this year was not quite as star packed as usual. But that's a bad thing. Whether you've heard of them or not, every performer did an incredible job.

So what about those segments?
The Balmain collaboration was inspired by the Punk movement in the late 70's and opened up the show with a powerful walk from Candice. Whilst I didn't like the way they had two girls posing together, I liked the fact that it added something different. And Kiwi by Styles? Perfect song choice.

Porcelain Angels was easily my favourite segment. The silky, sheer material of the outfits created gorgeous, flowing capes, and the white and blue colouring blended with the feathers looked beautiful.

Goddesses showcased gold, white silver lingerie with some incredible handmade wings. Lais Ribiro wore the fantasy bra and looked like an actual goddess.

PINK for me was a bit of a mess this year, but Nomadic Adventure brought an abundance of colour and a bohemian flare to the show. NA also saw Elsa Hosk wearing the Swarovski outfit, featuring wings made from flame red crystals.

Overall, I was impressed with this years show. There was so many incredible handmade outfits that it was hard to narrow down to just a few to show her. Now excuse me while I go and sort out a gym membership, because, boy, do I feel like I need one now.
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Listening to: Harry Styles- Angel.

Disclaimer: None of the photos are mine.
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.

Saturday, 25 November 2017

Review | BirchBox November 2017

It's been well over a year since I last recieved a BirchBox. But this month's sneek peaks sounded incredible.
Teaming up with Vogue, the November box is packed with goodies featured on the Vogue 100 Beauty Hall Of Fame.

All the items this month are gorgeous! So read below to find out what's inside...

Thursday, 23 November 2017

#ThrowbackThursday | Victoria's Secret Fashion Show

Ahh, Victoria's Secret. Where do we begin with Victoria's Secret.
Founded in 1977, the company has gone on to become one of the largest lingerie brands in the world. And that's mainly thanks to one insane night of the year. The fashion show.
Whilst the first VS show was back in 1995, it wasn't until 1999 that it was first broadcast-ed to the world. And even then, the first two years were only available via a webcasting.
The show has since become one of the most anticipated fashion events of the year.

From larger than life wings, million dollar bras, live performances and star studded audiences, the fashion show is so much more than just a fashion show.
VS hails in some of the most renowned names in the modelling world to participate. From Giselle Bunchen to Naomi Campbell. Karlie Kloss to Adriana Lima. Tyra Banks to Rosie Huntington-Whitley. Many of which have gone on to become Angels (the spokeswomen for the brand if you will)
And if you're not a household name like the aforementioned? getting a gig in VSFS will instantaneously boost your career.

And then there's the performers. Ariana Grande, Justin Timberlake,  Lady Gaga, Taylor Swift, Fall Out Boy. Those are just a handful of names that have played on the glitter runway.

But there's the reason the show runs in the first place. The outfits. Oh my, the outfits.
With around five different segments for each show, the creators and designers have to come up with  an incredible amount of ideas each year. And on top of that? There's the question of who will get the fantasy bra.

After hours of re-watching the fashion shows, I've managed to pick just a few of my favourites to post above. But trust me, there is so many more that I'm in love with.

This years will be held in Shanghai, China and will be broadcast-ed on the 28th November. So check back here to see my opinions and favourite outfits from the show.
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Listening to: David Guetta- Just A Little More Love (Elektro Edit)

Disclaimer: None of the photos are mine.
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.

Wednesday, 22 November 2017

Review | My Little Box November 2017

And so the time has come.
After just over three years of  My Little Box being sent to the UK, the French box has announced that this will be the last one.
Half of me is upset. I've received some incredible gifts over the last couple of years, and have been introduced to some great brands. On top of that, I loved having abox of surprises to open every month.
The other half, well, she's not surprised in the slightest. Unfortunately, for the last few months, MLB have definitely been slacking in the greatness department.

However, they have ended on a high. This box was crammed full of goodies that I love!

Tuesday, 7 November 2017

We Need To Talk About... Sadie Sink.

I know. Two Stranger Things posts in a row? Part of me is sorry, and the other part is, well, not. 

If you've watched the second season of ST, then you'll be familiar with the feisty, redheaded, skater girl from California, Max. Or Mad Max as she's introduced.
Played by Sadie Sink, the two could not be more different. Max is a tough, tomboy who brings an air of mystery for her new friends. Sadie, however, doesn't play video games or skate, is quite girly, and is a passionate vegan.

The two offer some similarities though. They're both laid-back and carefree, and neither could give a crap what people think of them. Probably, the most important similarity though: they are both completely infatuating.

Before ST, Sadie had starred in The Glass Castle, American Odyssey and had roles in two Broadway shows; Annie and The Audience. But it was a little white lie that changed everything: she could skate.

For someone who's life has literally just been turned upside down, Sadie remains relatively normal for a 15 year old. (Pun intended btw) She loves fashion and dressing up, enjoys eating and sleepovers, and is best friends with co-star Millie Bobby Brown. 

For someone who is only 15, her style is pretty experimental, which is kind of given, since she's probably still figuring herself out. Packing in  lace, leather, high waists and peterpan collars, I personally love Sink's fashion taste. 

Sadie Sink is well on her way to being a top actress and a total style icon.
And I'm very excited about it.
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Listening to: Foo Fighters- Concrete & Gold.

Disclaimer: None of the photos are mine.
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.

Thursday, 2 November 2017

We Need To Talk About... Millie Bobby Brown.

Like the majority of the worlds population, I spent the best part of my weekend binge watching season 2 of Stanger Things.
If you've been living under a rock for the past 365 days, Stranger Things is easily the coolest thing to come out of 2016. There's no argument there. But coming up very close behind, was it's breakout star, Millie Bobby Brown. 

 Aside from Stranger Things, Millie has starred in Once Upon A Time, NCIS and Grey's Anatomy, has been featured in Sia and The XX's music videos, and is signed to IMG models. If that's not enough, she is said to be Raf Simons' muse for his latest Calvin Klein collection, has become a regular fixture on FROWs, she's crazy confident and rocks a ballsy attitude.
Oh, and she's thirteeen. THIRTEEN.

Since ST is set in the 80's, she spends the vast amount of her time in simple t-shirts and jeans or her now iconic pink dress/blonde wig combo, but a quick scroll through her instagram proves that we could all maybe learn a thing or two from her.
Rocking bold colours and quirky prints, her style is polished and poised yet always age appropriate. At events, she wears gorgeous designer dresses, and edges it up by adding, biker boots, converse or a leather jacket.

Back in 2006, thirteen year old me was awkwardly throwing together some insane mix of emo, 90's grunge, and 70's skater looks. It wasn't pretty.
But then I wasn't overnight phenomenon, Millie Bobby Brown. She's definitely not going through an awkward phrase.

I definitely did not think I'd be getting fashion inspiration from a thirteen year old.
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Listening to: Recent Rumors- Blow Me Away.

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.

Monday, 30 October 2017

The Pumpkin Patch.

Yesterday, my mum, a family friend and I visited Slindon's pumpkin patch and display.
If you've never been to Slindon before, think of a teeny tiny, picturesque village, and you've got Slindon.

Every October they put on an amazing display of pumpkins, all layed out to create a picture. This year they made a big snakes and ladders, but previous years have included a lifeboat, a spitfire and birds and bees.
Next to the patch, there's a little pottery barn selling homemade brooches, ornaments and magnets, and just down the road there's a "pumpkin cafe" aka the church's DIY cafe with homemade soup, cakes and biscuits.
And at the top of village there's the year-round, locally run village cafe and shop, selling all sorts of homemade goodies.

We try and visit every year, as it's always a great day out, and I always recommend it to people.
Every October, the beautiful village of Slindon gets filled choc-a-block with people, so expect to park at the bottom of the hill and to have a walk up, but trust, me, it's 100% worth it!

Much love.
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Listening to: Watching Stranger Things.

Sunday, 22 October 2017

Autumn Walks.

I got a new camera last weekend and when I haven't been at work, I've been playing around with it.

I used to love photography. I still do.
For a few years now, I've mainly been playing with 80's film cameras, disposables, polaroid or just snapping on my phone. I kind of just stopped doing digital photography
I've got to get used to focusing, angles, ISO, and even editing  again. Here's a few of my favourite photos I've taken so far. I've edited them a little, but I honestly can't remember half the things I used to do on photoshop. Sigh.

I've still got a ton to go through and edit. I guess I'll post some more after, but until then...

Much love.
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Listening to: Ariana Grande & John Legend- Beauty & The Beast.