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Saturday, 23 May 2015

Top 5 In 5 #4

It has been a very exciting week in the world of fashion, mainly with the announcement of the next H&M designer collaboration, which will be with... Balmain! 

Oh and we had an abundance of red carpet glory with the Billboard Music Awards and the continuation of the Cannes Film Festival - the supermodels have now arrived so everything has been taken to the next level. Prepare yourself.

And yeah, don't take any notice of the time - I'm still trying to get my head around the 5 MINUTE concept! 

Saturday, 16 May 2015

Top 5 In 5 #3

My third instalment of Top 5 In 5 has arrived! This week I'm talking Resort 2016, Dior x Rihanna, the Cannes Film Festival, Silicon Valley Fashion Week and the lack of diversity amongst models in 2015... Better get started then! 

Oh I've clearly still to master the 5 minute time limit! 

Saturday, 9 May 2015

Top 5 In 5 #2

I've made it to a second week of my Top 5 In 5 series! And this time I got it even closer to 5 minutes - crazy times I know!

Check out the video below to discover what has been got the fashion industry talking this week and let me know in the comments which stories have caught your eye.  

Tuesday, 5 May 2015

Best Dressed: Met Ball 2015

The Met Ball... Always one of the most glamorous events of the year and 2015 didn't disappoint. 

This year the Metropolitan Museum of Art celebrated the opening of its new exhibition called China: Through the Looking Glass. Many of the guests chose to pay tribute to the theme by wearing an array of pieces by Chinese designers and incorporating the asian style into their look. 

Flamboyancy and decadence are two characteristics that the Met Ball always has in abundance and because of this trait many of those on the red carpet take this as their moment to wear something daring, artistic and with real meaning behind it. Rihanna, for example, chose to give a huge fashion moment to asian designer Guo Pei. The dress she wore was handmade by one woman and took 2 years to make... and I'm sure having it emblazoned across the world's media made every second of those 2 years worth it. 

Below are some of my favourite looks from the night and for different reasons. Some I chose because they were simply stunning and would be stunning at any event like Clare Danes in Valentino, Kendall Jenner in Calvin Klein and Kate Bekinsale in Diane von Furstenberg and then there were others including Rihanna in Guo Pei (as mentioned), Jessica Sarah Parker in H&M and Philip Treacy, Chloe Sevigny in JW Anderson and Beyonce in Givenchy Haute Couture who paid homage to the theme and created a real spectacle... almost becoming the art you would expect to see inside the museum. 

Let me know in the comments below which look stood out most to you. 

Rihanna in Guo Pei 

Sarah Jessica Parker in H&M dress and Philip Treacy Hat

Beyonce in Givenchy Haute Couture

Kim Kardashian in Roberto Cavalli by Peter Dundas

Clare Danes in Valentino

Gigi Hadid in Diane von Furstenberg

Kate Beckinsale in Diane von Furstenberg 

 Kendall Jenner in Calvin Klein

Justin Bieber in Balmain

Chloe Sevigny in JW Anderson

Zoe Kravitz in Alexander Wang

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley in Versace

Saturday, 2 May 2015

Top 5 In 5 #1

For all lovers of the fashion industry - this one is for you. I love fashion (if you couldn't tell), I love shopping and styling outfits but I also love reading the latest news from the industry. So I have decided to start a weekly series which I am calling "Top 5 In 5" - this may change as it was the first name that popped into my head!

My Top 5 In 5 videos are going to sum up the top stories from the world of fashion every week and I'm going to try and do it in 5 minutes! If you already watch my videos you will know I never stop talking so this may be quite a challenge, but I will do my best! 

As you will see my first video in the series is over 5 minutes but I put that down to explaining the concept and why I thought of doing it... I am determined to get next week's top stories into 5 minutes! 

Let me know what you think of my Top 5 In 5 idea and give the video a thumbs up if you enjoyed it! 

Saturday, 25 April 2015

Top 10 Fashionistas at Coachella 2015

I have never been a mad festival-goer. It has just never been my "thing". Concerts yes. Festivals no. 

In my head a music festival would mean the following: greasy hair, peeing in a disgusting toilet, generally not smelling very good and being cold and wet. 

However, Coachella is a whole different story. I would be quite happy to became a mad festival-goer if it meant spending the weekend in that Colorado desert at Coachella. Not what differentiates this particular music festival from any other but it may have something to do with the intense Californian heat and the high number of glamorous fashionistas who attend. Hey if it's good enough for them...

Putting the music aside (because, let's face it, I wouldn't be going for the music), its brands in the fashion and beauty world who really love coming and having a presence. They descend on Coachella like flies descend on you know what and this attracts a whole host of beautiful people who want to be seen looking festival chic. 

As I am normally not a huge fan of festivals, I also get rather bored of the same old festival attire. You know the look - denim shorts paired with boots and some kind of crop top... oh and don't forget the cliché flowers in hair. 

I like to see celebrities and other fashion insiders try something a little different - it's the only way to stand out against the sea of denim shorts. 

From the two weekends at this year's Coachella I have picked my top 10 fashionistas who I think pretty much nailed it. If you can dress like these girls at a music festival then I'm definitely on board. Coachella 2016 anyone?!

In no particular order...

1. Kylie Jenner
Becoming more and more obsessed with this girl. Kendall may be the one wearing the clothes on the runway but Kylie is the Kardashian with the coolest style. 

2. Rihanna
Wearing KTZ and killing it as always. She has no fear and knows her style. 

3. Rosie Huntington-Whitely
Too pretty for words.

4. Alexa Chung
Alexa Chung really is the ultimate Chloé girl in this piece. In my opinion it is thee best look from both weekends at Coachella... effortless and ethereal.

5. Non-Celebrity
But looking just as good. Love a maxi skirt. 

6. Jourdan Dunn
In love with this look. Purple hair and bug eye sunglasses gets a massive thumbs up from me.  

7. Kendall Jenner 
Although a little more predictable, I love the slits in this skirt and the gold detailing gives the perfect edge to this hippy look.

8. Jamie Chung
So simple but so stunning. 

9. Rumi Neely (author of Fashion Toast)
Colour palette on point. Classy classy classy is all I need to say. 

10. Danielle Bernstein (author of WeWoreWhat)
Some could say risky but I like to think that the biggest risks come with the biggest rewards. And in this case, I think her brave look definitely paid off. But only at Coachella. 

For more looks from this year's Coachella check out my Pinterest board dedicated to exactly that! 

Saturday, 18 April 2015

Favourite People

So it's pretty random but I thought it would be interesting to talk about favourite and most-loved well known people. I am a super nosy person and always quiz others on which singers they like to listen to, actors they like to watch, and the celebs they Google. Whether it's because you find them funny, attractive, entertaining or inspiring, we are all a fan of someone - and in my case with one particular person - a crazy obsessive stalker fan... I'll let you guess which one!

So here is my list:

1. Drake
2. Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
3. Lorraine Candy
4. Oliver Rousteing 
5. Jennifer Grace
6. Gigi Hadid
7. Blake Lively
8. Malala Yousafzai
9. Kim Kardashian
10. Rihanna

Check out the video below to find out why I love each of them all so much... And let me know in the comments below which public figures you are obsessed with... no judging here!

Sunday, 12 April 2015

March Favourites

I can't believe we have already reached April... 2015 has been my most craziest year yet and every month just seems to get a little more crazy. 

In amongst everything that is going on I have been rediscovering old make-up favourites, whilst finding new things to love... As always, let me know in the comments below what has been great about March for you.

Sunday, 22 March 2015

Turning 23... What Have I Done With My Life?!

So... getting old. It's a sensitive subject for many... but not many in their twenties. However, I am one of those people who at 23 is completely stressed out about getting "old".

I know I'm not old in the true sense of the word but that doesn't stop me from panicking about the time I have left to make all my dreams happen. However, I have now come to the realisation that time and getting older is something that I cannot control; it's one of the only things to exist (along with death) that no one can control. 

Therefore, if I cannot control it, I need to accept and embrace it. Although not always easy, it's about changing your mindset and looking positively at the future. Believing in yourself and having others believe in you is one of the strongest motivators, so whenever you catch yourself doubting your dreams, imagine yourself reaching your goals and how amazing it feels. And remember, if you truly want it enough, it will happen for you. 

In the video below I discuss how I deal with my fear of age and getting older... hopefully it helps anyone with the same fear. I'm pretty sure I'm not the only one.