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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. 

Sunday, 15 March 2015

Feeling Like The Luckiest Girl In The World

The fashion shows for fall/winter 2015 recently came to a close in Paris this week and as always, there is plenty to report and deconstruct.

However, I shall save all that for another time as this season (pinch me, pinch me) I was lucky enough to actually attend fashion week in New York! It was the first fashion show that I had ever attended at one of the four main fashion week cities and I also happened to have a front row ticket which made the experience extra special... so special that I had to phone my mum when I realised where I was sitting!

In addition to sitting front row at my first fashion show, it was also the last day New York Fashion Week would be held at the Lincoln Centre so I felt extremely lucky to be there to witness it all. 

The show I attended was called Art Hearts Fashion which was established in 2011 by designer and philanthropist, Erik Rosete. The show was longer than most and featured collections from 7 different designers. They included: 

Hallie Sara
House of Byfield
Li Jon Sculptured Couture 
Mister Triple X
MT Costello
Mimi Tran
Walter Mendez

Check out my photos from the 7 designers' collections below. My personal favourite was Walter Mendez. His collection instantly drew me in due to his attention to detail and high level of craftsmanship. The luxurious fabrics paired with soft shades of cream and nudes made his collection (in my opinion) stand out from the rest. Leave your comments below telling me which of the 7 collections stand out for you.

You can also watch the Arts Heart Fashion show in full below - see if you can spot me in the audience!

It was a very surreal experience to be sitting and watching as each model strode past me and although I loved every second of it, I feel looking back that I didn't take it all in as I was supposed to! However, I think that was partly due to shock and simply not believing how lucky I was to be there.

It's sometimes the most special experiences in your life that are the strangest to live through while they are actually happening and it's only when you think back and recall the memory that you realise just how amazing they were. Hope that makes sense and you can relate!

I was so fortunate to be given this opportunity and am very grateful. It really is moments like these that make your dreams seem so far more achievable and tangible.

Anything really is possible... as long as you want it enough.

Hallie Sara 
Hallie Sara
House of Byfield
House of Byfield
Li Jon Sculptured Couture
Li Jon Sculptured Couture
Mimi Tran
Mimi Tran
Mister Triple X
MT Costello 
MT Costello
Walter Mendez
Walter Mendez 
Walter Mendez