Wednesday, 29 May 2013

Fashion: Honey Boutique

The latest fashion brand to catch my eye is the Glaswegian based flirty and funky Honey Boutique.
With a Twitter intro which cites "Bling is all we know, fabulous is what we do and glamorous is all you see," they have well and truly summed up their trendy, glitzy and eye-catching fashion collection. 


With a client list which includes the glamorous stars of nearly every reality show out there Honey Boutique knows exactly what what to do in order to make you feel fabulous and fashionable. 
The hottest garments are the printed, bodycon midi-dresses which start as just £15 and come in a jazzy selection of patterns including Scripture, Aztec and my absolute favourite Candy Crush; a hot mixture of geometric shapes in pastel colours and statement black.

Not only do they have these super cool midi-dresses but they also have leggings, shoes, jackets maxi-dresses, skirts...you name it Honey Boutique has it! 
Again, the leggings are available at the insanely affordable price of £9.99 (or even £7.99 if you catch them on a sale date!) and include stunning and on-trend studs, leather look and ever some shimmer and sparkle designs.


If you live in the Glasvegas area or are traveling to the city you should pop inside to check out the gorgeous collection. Although as orders over £50 are free you could just buy all you fancy online!

So what do you fancy from the Honey Boutique? I can tell you that as soon as I have a job (all this blogging will pay off one day!) I will be heading right over to www.honeyboutique.co.uk to purchase myself a cute and colour candy crush midi!

@emilyrosecandy
@honeyboutique_1

Monday, 27 May 2013

Fashion: Cannes Festival 2013

Somehow I completely forgot that Cannes was coming up! How could I? I think all the focus was on the MET Gala that it simply slipped my mind but I was soon on the fashion look out. This years Cannes has quite a few films I would love to see including The Great Gatsby (one of my fav books) The Bling Ring and Behind the Candelabra to name but a few.
The fashion was on top form and I couldn't simply choose 12 best dressed this is more like top 30! I don't even feel bad, everybody was so sensationally glamorous. 
(BTW this includes every event; premieres, photo-calls, amFar, lunches etc)

*Sonam Kapoor grabbed everybodys attention in this bouffant floral Dolce and Gabbana number-and I mean that in an extremely positive way
*Freida Pinto looked as though she had just stepped out of the 20s in a glittering pewter Sanchita gown and those Jimmy Choo 'Lance' heels with red lips and soft clipped up waves
*Nicole Kidman was the first to blow me away in the stunning embellished Christian Dior gown, this ankle grazing princess style is most certainly becoming a Dior trademark. Coral pumps completely this delightfully summery look
*Jessica Chastain wore a stunning embellished indigo gown from Givenchy Couture, this colour looks striking against her red hair and pale skin, the sparkling dress was certainly enough so minimal jewels were the perfect touch
*Petra Nemcova wore a pale pink Elie Saab dress, you can more then tell this is stunning creation by the Lebanese designer. A silver clutch and soft waves completed the look
*Zhang Ziyi wore a stunning black and gold Chanel dress with some serious peplum, a gorgeous trail and Jimmy Choo heels

*Zoe Saldana in my favourite outfit of hers so far, this simple but chic black Lanvin number with a dip-hem and slight trail. Red nails, toes and simple make-up with bed-head hair simply make this work.
*Lea Seydoux looked absolutely gorgeous in a wonderfully sparkling Louis Vuitton dress with matching Jimmy Choo pumps. The blues on this number are stunning an match her eyes wonderfully. I never thought I was much of a bandeau fan but I love all three of these ladies dresses.
*Jennifer Lawrence was also in Dior but this is a given seeing as she is currently the face of one of their campaigns. Love the bright pink stilettos and the splash of minor colouring on the white dress, strapless really suits her.
*Kristen Scott Thomas in sapphire coloured Armani Prive, this colour is beautiful against a pale skin tone and I love that she kept this deep blue colour through the entire look; make up, earrings and shoes all matched
*Octavia Spencer wore a wonderfully flattering hot red lace gown by her go to designer Tadashi Shoji, I love this dress so I am ignoring the cross front heels; I feel they are a little clunky for this.
*Jessica Chastain once again looked simply angelic in a classic white Givenchy dress, just a bold blue cocktail ring added that dash of colour
*Rosie Huntington-Whiteley wore a bouffant Christian Dior dress, I love that this is a cut short rather than the gowns we have seen at this event. White stilettos and trademark Victoria Secrets waves made this look a firm favourite.
*The hot pink colour of this Elie Saab number is quite simply mouth-watering, the iconic beaded detailing, deep V and fitted design make me fall in love with it even more every time I see it! Lucky Irina Shayk is all I can say!
*Dita von Teese wore a hot red to the French event, this is a Dolce and Gabbana number which channels her 50s sexy screen siren image we all love, satin heels and clutch matched wonderfully
*Jessica Biel wore a striking Christian Dior dress with a printed bodice, a splash of pink and black lower half. I love this dress and her roaring 20s hair style
*Zhang Ziyi was quirky and cute in a green Giambattista Valli Couture dress, I adored the shape and the pretty pattern reminded me of a fresh Spring day, the contrasting yellow pumps offered a perfect punch
*Cara Delevigne wowed on a whole either scale, in a full length black, lace Burberry dress. With the red lips, deep neck line and sparkling jewels she was almost a modern screen siren.
*Fan Bingbing wore another Ulyana Sergeenko gown and this time it was a simply beautiful ice blue design with a great deal of diamond frosting to finish the elegant styling off
*Zhang Yuqi in not only stunning but she has also has some serious style, love this red Alexander Mcqueen number-a little reminiscent of Dior?-I adore the small box clutch and plaited hair with loose waves too
*Kerry Bishe kept it simple and stylish in a black, partly see-through dress by Escada. This is a popular design recently with a mini dress having a sheer overlay, this particular gown manages to stay chic
*Zhang Yuqi channeled old school glamour in this off white Roberto Cavalli dress, what I would presume are Chopard jewels and a pretty box clutch
*Taissa Farmiga wore a preppy yet smart and sleek monochrome Valentino gown with lace paneling, some serious sparkle and cute collaring. I really adore this dress.
*Nieves Alvarez was another in a bandeau red gown this time by Ralph & Russo but instead of princess pretty Nieves was more screen siren with side-swept hair, gold detailing and a fitted shape
*Sylvie Tellier wore a deep emerald dress by Andre Gn, its a little Elie Saab with the v-neck, long length and sparkling but not as embellished yet just as stunning 
*Nicole Kidman wore a striking monochrome Chanel Resort dress were interesting feather detailing, 
*Zhang Ziyi is the last on my list and in an Elie Saab. If I was a celebrity I would love to wear a gown by Saab. This particular dove grey almost blue dress was perfect for the finale, enough glamour in the dress meant her sleek hair and drop earring were the ideal finishing touches.

As I'm sure you can imagine I could not pick a favourite out all of these but I must say that stand out dresses for me include Rosie in Dior, Zhang Z in Chanel, Irina in Elie Saab and Zhang Y in Alexander McQueen

@emilyrosecandy

Tuesday, 21 May 2013

Fashion: Kardashian Kollection Picks


The Kardashians have released their newest collection with Dorothy Perkins and although I'm a bit gutted that it's far more suitable for Autumn/Winter there are still a fair few pieces I wouldn't calling my own!
Black, nude and blue appears to be the theme and I think that's a fabulous idea to choose a few muted colours then a bright shade to make the outfits pop. Check out my picks from the girls latest line:


That dress would be perfect for work or a job interview and pair with the blue studded heels to add a stylish kick to the black dress.
My leather jacket is slowly but surely falling apart and I love this from their new line, they have two leather jackets available and I had a tough time choosing between the two but the jersey sleeves won me over. 
As always everything is extremely affordable and I just know if I had some dollar I would buy all of these beauties!
The collection-or should I say Kollection-is available right now! As in it was launched today! So go check it out at www.dorothyperkins.com  or pop down to a store a buy till your heart is content. 

Monday, 20 May 2013

Fashion: Billboard Music Awards 2013

The Cannes Film Festival may be in full swing but last night was the 2013 Billboard Music Awards which meant it was time to roll out the blue carpet. I have a top 9 for this one, this is often the case with these kind of events but nonetheless some of the stars looked amazing! Might I add that Zuhair Murad is steadily becoming an extremely popular designer and three celebrities were wearing the designer at this event alone.

*Emmy Rossum is the first on my list to wear a Zuhair Murad dress which was a combination of spotted mesh and black velvet, a dramatic look which suited her down to a T, an up-do and pendant earrings completed the ensemble
*Taylor Swift wore a glittering, sapphire Zuhair Murad mini. I am crazy in love with the colour of this number! So hot. A sleek up ponytail and Jimmy Choos finished this look.
*Selena Gomez wore a cut out white Atelier Versace dress with neon piping and paired with metallic Jimmy Choo sandals 

*Jennifer Lopez was yet another celebrity in Zuhair Murad. This was a gold, sheer, full-length dress gown with a serious plunging neckline, she left her hair sleek and down with gold heels and a clutch
*Miley Cyrus sure made a statement in a sparkling crochet harlequin printed Balmain jumpsuit, hot red lips and a quiff. 
*Kacey Musgrave wore a lacey black mini dress by Lover Sara paired with super hot pink stilettos. The dress was the perfect length and I love the matching pink lips and heels. 

*Shania Twain was elegant in a dove grey strapless number by Mikael D gown with soft waves and shimmering make up, sparkling accesories brought some serious glam to the event
*Amber Rose wore a draped black Gucci dress with hot heeled sandals and minimal accesories, I love this look on her, she rocks the shaved hair too.
*Rosci Diaz wore a simple black mini dress paired with Christian Louboutin nude pumps, I love the caramel highlights in her hair and wavy bob too

My best dressed for this was  tricky one as I literally adore Taylor Swifts glittering mini but Emmy Rossum trumps over her in the overall style stakes. 

Friday, 17 May 2013

Fashion: CW Upfront Presentation 2013

This is just a mini fashion post as I saw some of the girlies at the CW upfront presentation and a fair few of them were going to end up on Best Dressed of the month list so instead I though I would collate from this night instead :)
(BTW check out the new line up, I think I'll be watching The Originals and Star-Crossed. I already watch Arrow, The Carrie Diaries and Supernatural)

*As I predicted Annasophia Robb is gradually becoming a fashionista this time in a Katie Ermillio black and gold dress with metallic Casadei pumps and old school waves
*Nina Dobrev wore a hot yet chic blue Versace dress and Rupert Sanderson heels, I really love her hair here I think it has more shape then usual
*One of my new favourites Katie Cassidy looked gorgeous in an orange Black Halo mini paired with nude, studded Christian Louboutins and a box clutch

*Marie Avgeropoulos wore a BCBG ensemble which I love, everything is simple with an edge, I do think that jacket would make anything look cool tbh!(I note that she is the only lady here in heeled sandals all the others are in very similar shoes styles)
*Phoebe Tonkin (how stunning is this girl?!) wore a vintage black, strapless, leather dress by Claure Montana and simple black stilettos. 
*Aimee Teergarden wore a brightly coloured playsuit with perfectly marching sky blue heels. It seems everybody is wondering who designed this cute ensemble-nobody knows! Clipped up waves and an orange lip completed her summery look.

Tuesday, 14 May 2013

Fashion: Best of British

This is just a little something I wrote a while ago for an online fashion article, I thought I would share with you :)



The Best of the British:The Rebels and The Classics.
Britain is known for many things; tea, the royal family, gloomy weather, The Beatles and of course fabulous fashion.
Over the past years UK designers have triumphed in the fashion world; Victoria Beckham, Topshop and Jonathan Saunders have all won at the 2012 Global Fashion Awards and dressed the likes of Anne Hathaway, Cameron Diaz and many more.
By creating quintessentially British style we have gained worldwide recognition and firmly cemented ourselves as key members of the fashion world and it seems that we will not be backing down anytime soon.
As we enter a New Year we will welcome new crazes, 2012 saw peplum and collars become steadily popular and it is fair to say that the Brits were up there using these trends to create waves on the catwalk.
Although our designers all echo Britain in their fashion lines there seems to be a contrast in style. Some are unconventional and electric whilst others are classically shaped and muted in colour; we have here the two juxtaposed teams of fashion; The Rebels and The Classics.


The Rebels are about surprise, suspense and style and it is easy to identify who started the flood of rebellious British fashion; Dame Vivienne Westwood. The iconic designer was famously inspired by punk music and brought the new wave style onto the catwalk.
In 1971, Malcolm McLaren (manager of the Sex Pistols) opened up a store in London, named Let it Rock, where Westwood began to sell her designs.
Although Westwoods creations are punk driven in bright shades with unusual structuring she manages to include the art of Britain with the prints, fabrics and historic garments.
Tartan and tweed are prominent throughout many pieces with wool being a leading fabric; Westwood also picks articles of clothing from historic eras such as corsets and crinoline in many of her dresses. Combining class shapes and typically British fabrics with modern colours Vivienne Westwood had managed to produce a punk-edged take on British fashion.
Alongside Vivienne Westwood we have the late Alexander McQueen, also a quirky and rather controversial designer who passed away in 2010 handing his McQueen crown over to Sarah Burton. In early 90’s when the label was launched McQueen earned himself the title ‘Hooligan of Fashion’ as he used often used shock tactics on the catwalk.
Much like Vivienne Westwood Alexander McQueen was not afraid to break the fashion rules and offer a kooky twist on the usually classic British style. Famous for his knowledge of bespoke British tailoring McQueen often designed suits for the Prince of Wales and would add the McQueen touch by inserting graffiti into the lining. Most notoriously McQueen took the heritage scarf and completely turned it on its head; he covered it with skulls and produced the item in a multitude of clashing colours and so the Alexander McQueen brand soon became known as rebel of fashion.


The Classics are at the other end of the scale; they offer timeless and simple yet stylish pieces which are often staples.
Master of chic and class is Burberry. Starting out as a small business, run by Thomas Burberry, gabardine was largely used in producing rainwear for people of Britain. This in itself is a classically British matter and is what the company ultimately became known for; that infamous trench coat.
Alongside the classically designed trench the name Burberry also represents the iconic plaid design which is most certainly the pattern of Burberry. Not unlike the tartan used in the work of Westwood the pattern is British but this is where the classics differ from the rebels. The colours of Burberry are warm and muted; black, beige and a deep red as oppose to the brash pinks and limes of the rebels. Even now Burberry offers plain but strong shades and cuts such as blue and cream in sleek shaping; pencil skirts and tailored shorts.
A recent but still definitively British brand is Stella McCartney. The vegetarian designer sticks to many of the same rules as Burberry when it comes to design but steers clear of fur and leather; offering a modern take on tradition- an oxymoron if ever there was one.
Her articles include precision cut blazers, clean shaping and beautiful tailoring, however, unlike Burberry the Stella McCartney brand often offers flowery prints in soft shades and varied colour with echo floral designs from the Victorian era.
Although these four brands provide us with conflicting ideas surprisingly it works to throw them together. By creating such beautiful and versatile clothes these designers have let us create a new genre of fashion; elegant rebel, you can rock a Burberry coat with an Alexander McQueen scarf and be stylishly supporting the best of British.


Sunday, 12 May 2013

Fashion: Wackerhaus


Wackerhaus; Danish designer creates cool yet comfortable collection

2003 was the year Danish designer Trine Wackerhausen presented her first fashion line, Wackerhaus, to the Danish fashion scene and in the past ten years she has become increasingly popular amongst, well, everyone.
With a studio based in the city of Copenhagen the pieces Wackerhausen has designed have clearly been influenced by the coolness of the capital and its fresh Danish surroundings, this results in crisp, classically beautifully pieces which remain consistently timeless.
The latest Wackerhaus collection is a stunning array of bold yet elegant garments in refreshing shades which offer the perfect mix of comfort and style.
This seems to be Wackerhausen’s aim; to create comfortable yet chic pieces which we love to wear, and boy does she succeed.
From a simple vest top to cosy knitwear Wackerhausen picks a classic shape and adds to it in order to create something universally modern; a lace insert, a draped back, a dipped hem all of which make the product stand out in the most positive way.
She also enjoys combining masculine and feminine styling which results in an elegant yet powerful fashion line. A high neck, collared shirt will be feminised buy a pretty aqua colour and soft, flowing material, or a pair of loose-fitting slacks will be created in eye-catching metallic blue and party-ready silver.
With stores currently in Europe, the US and Asia the Wackerhaus name is soon going to be a name you are hearing all around the world so be the first to grab a chic, sleek stylish piece which you will never want to take off.

@wackerhaus
@emilyrosecandy
@the_upcoming

Saturday, 11 May 2013

Life: May Loves 2013

May will be the month, right? The month where I can actually buy all these wondrous delights!
Check out all the beautys I am craving this Spring

Fashion: Ollie & Nic


Ollie & Nic: Timeless & stylish accessories

Founded in 2002 and launched in 2003, Ollie & Nic is a classically cute handbag and accessories company which has continued to make waves through the world of fashion.
Stores are dotted all around the country, literally. There are a few in London, one in Cardiff, another in Glasgow and then one based in Chester and Brighton so whether you are off for a summer trip to the South or a party weekend to Wales check out Ollie & Nic for the perfect accessory. Not to mention the perfectly accessible website which is easy to navigate and answers any questions you may have regarding delivery, gift vouchers and (not that you will need it) returns.
Whether you need a luxury handbag or a pretty scarf you are guaranteed to find at least one piece which makes you coo with excitement.

Ollie & Nic have managed to always stand on trend and remain relevant without losing the timeless pretty style and affordable prices which has made them so popular. They offer stunning jewellery which includes bracelets, earrings, necklaces and rings which you can snap up for as little as £12, even the most expensive is less than £30 and when you see the gorgeous designs you won’t believe it cost so little.
Ollie & Nic have also managed to cover every accessory option out there, you name they have it. From needing a scarf for those chilly winter mornings, an umbrella for rainy autumn night or sunglasses for bright summer days you can buy them all either online or in store.
They have also succeeding in staying up to date with the latest technology fad for all the techy geeks out there who wishes to combine their love for computers with fashion buy designing laptop, phone and iPad cases in a range of delightfully sweet prints at under £35.
Might we add that Ollie & Nic are currently holding a mid-season sale where much of the stock is currently less than half price so pick up a bargain beauty by heading over to www.ollieandnic.com right now.

This will soon be up on The Upcoming, so check out the site here for the latest news in the world of, well, everything!

@ollieandnic
@emilyrosecandy
@theupcoming

Thursday, 9 May 2013

Beauty: Garnier Summer Body Moisturising Lotion Review


Garnier Summer Body Moisturising Lotion (Light to Medium)
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I love a bit of fake tan and man have I tried a few! I previously stated St Tropez was a beauty item I couldn't live without but then I moved to London with no job and had no money so circumstances forced me to reevaluate....
For a while I was using St Moritz, £3.99, almost the low budget version of St Tropez but a little harder to come by then I rediscovered gradual tanners.
When I was at university gradual tanners were something I used a great deal and only purchased them when they were on special offer £2.50 for 500ml is simply unmissable but when I started working I branched out.
I remember now what I hated about gradual tanners and what I loved about instant bronzing mousses was the time that take to dry, it is such a difference!
Gradual tanners can literally take hours to dry so I'm wondering around my house in a baggy t-shirt with no underwear waiting for my body to stop being so damn sticky!
However, I think this is a price I'm willing to pay for such great colour that doesn't clog up my pores. With instant mousses this is my biggest issue, I shave, exfoliate and moisturise as you should but still I end up with little dark brown dots all over my body and it has rapidly become exceedingly infuriating. 


*Please note that the final photo of day four I used the flash hence the sightly bright light but this was it only truly showed the strong colour.

Pros
  • Great colour coverage-when applied evenly
  • Doesn't block pores
  • Golden colour not red-brown
  • Moisturizing
  • Makes skin feel soft and smooth
  • Lovely smell
Cons
  • Takes ages to dry
  • Tricky to apply as comes out white
Overall I am pretty happy with Garniers Summer Body Lotion and if you have the patience for it definitely give it a whirl.

Tuesday, 7 May 2013

Fashion: MET Gala 2013

I can safely say as far as fashion goes the Costume Institute Gala is by far my favourite!
There are numerous fashion events each year but this tends to be the one where people take some fashion risks and this year was no different. For 2013 the MET gala took an alternative edge as it presents the Punk: Chaos to Couture exhibit. 
I had the hardest time picking who to put on here, I started out with nearly 30 best dressed! I had so much trouble choosing I went with a top 15, I don't think I've done this before I usually don't have enough material.
Some people really went with the time, others fell flat and some inject a little edge to their style. Smokey eyes, black and quiffs were everywhere, check out below:

*Emmy Rossum managed to make this shimmering silver Donna Karen Atelier gown looked punky with a quirky plaited updo and gray cat eyes 
*Nina Dobrev was the first to make go WOW in this black Monique Lhuiller ensemble whcih was right combination of punk and glam
*Cara Delevingne made me extremely jealous in her Burberry dress, its possibly favourite gown of the night, love the plunging neckline and the studs plus her make up and hair looks ace

*Hailee Steinfeld wore a muted dress by Donna Karen Atelier but the gold safety pin detailing gave it the right amount of edge for her age and for the event, love her bright make up too and her hair always  looks amazing
*I'm not 100 sure this follows the punk theme but I loved Naomie Harris' ombre Donna Karen Atelier dress, the feathers are simple stunning and that cornflower blue shade looks great against her tone
*Anne Hathway could have worn a bin bag (would that be punk?) and I would have put her on this list for the bleach blonde hair alone, I simple love it. The Valentino gown is gorgeous too; sheer and black with feathers and shimmer.

*Katie Holmes may have kept it simple and angelic in trademark white Calvin Klein but she looked amazing so I had to add her to this list, she tried to punk it up with a quiff and smokey eye make up which does look gorgeous
*Dakota Fanning wore a black and sheer Rodarte dress with quirky angel wings back detailing, I do find her hair a little boring though, that centre parting and straight hair needs some spicing up
*This is so iconic Balmain, I only saw a glimpse of the pink mini and knew it was by the French designer straight away. Kate Bosworth wore it well and punked it up with black accessories and a smoky eye

*Taylor Swift wore her signature designer J Mendel last night and she wore it well. The messy hair and black eye mixed with the high collar and shoulder detail work for a modern goth look
*Emma Watson wore one of my favourite designers Prabal Gurung in a chic but cool black cut away dress, although simple the design is most certainly quirky and she pulls it off
*Kate Beckinsale wore a princess pretty dip-hemmed Alberta Ferretti dress and rocked it up with the black cross ankle heels and dark make up

*Michelle Williams was another in black but she accessorized with one of those to die for book box clutches and a punky headband.
*Blake Livelys Gucci Premiere gown was simply to die for, I do wish she had punked up her hair, jewelry or make up nevertheless she looked stunning 
*Cameron Diaz was most certainly following the theme in a blue Stella McCartney dress with a potentially dangerous gold studded belt and matching accessories 

I usually do a Best Dressed out of the top few but I couldn't decide! They all looked amazing :)

Sunday, 5 May 2013

Fashion: Summer Colours

With summer just around the corner its the perfect time to think about injecting a little more colour into your wardrobe. You'd think we'd all be wearing bright colours in Autumn and Winter to lift our moods but strangely we seem to stick to muted or darker tones in the colder month. 
SO I have been thinking and there are many ways to add some colour to your outfit and I've picked four different schemes to work with; Pastels and Sorbets, Metallic and Shimmer, Bright and Bold & Neon and Fluorescent! Whether you just want a neon nail polish or are brave enough to go for a metallic mini dress its the perfect time to make a simple outfit pop!
Check out below for some inspiration :)


Fluorescent and Neon
Personally I wouldn't wear this as an entire outfit as you risk looking like a dodgy 80s extra! My favourite way to wear neon is on jewelry, it works surprisingly well and on my time I have had some hate towards neon and anything too lurid but I think with the right ensemble it can really work.


Metallic and Shimmer
This can be a tricky one to pull off as with neon you risk looking garish but done well it can look so glamorous and work for any occasion. Blue and purple are the best colours to wear as green and red are a little Christmassy but pink and muted nude colours look cute too!



Rainbow and Bold
Not to be confused with neon, this is still about strong and bright colours but they are far more muted and work far better together, block colours is always in fashion you just have to pick the right shades. 


Pastels and Sorbet
Ice cream colours seem to just get cuter each season, this is possibly my favourite of all (maybe drawing with rainbow brights.) I don't know what it is about them, whether its because they can be feminine and girly or look great with any metallic shade or just remind me of candy but I simply love pastels!


If I was picking a selection from each I would have a neon necklace and maybe a cute bag, a metallic bikini and heels and I would love a metallic satchel too! I would pick bold coloured stilettos possibly in hot pink, coral or yellow and I maybe a red mini dress (not together though) and from pastels I want one of everything!

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Thursday, 2 May 2013

Life: April Monthly Update

Well April could certainly have gone better that's for sure. I feel like I'm just waiting to catch a break and 6 months on still nothing, its seriously disheartening. 
I was still working for Stream at the start of the month and the launch went ahead as planned but I got snowed in and couldn't go! So annoying. Then within the first week, after the launch they asked me not to come in-that's never good. A week or so passed before I heard anything and I sent numerous emails and they decided they wouldn't be keeping the office and asked me to do some work from home. All very confusing so as it stands I am working just our hours a week and have a total of £29 to my name, it is not a good time so I back on the horrendous job hunt which never goes to plan.
I have had two interviews this month, one with a production company called Steam-I had to take a double look too! And one with Princess Productions, they were just last week so we shall see how they go, the people at Princess seem really nice so fingers crossed.
I've still been doing writing for The Upcoming which is really enjoyable and getting my creative juices flowing and my mind working!
I went to the cinema and for food with my sister Bryz and we watched Spring Breakers, I thought it was pretty good and an interesting Halloween costume idea! I would most certainly have to lose a couple of hundred pounds though! I discovered peanut butter flavour Ben&Jerrys too which was delicious but not helping me get into shape, I have been doing a work out three or four times a week and stretches though.
Pretty much smack bang in the middle of April my Ipod broke! The on/off button just stuck and wouldn't work which was far from ideal, Apple were going to charge me £75 for a new one! I managed to get it fixed for £20 which I am happy with, although that's money I really can't afford to be wasting dammit.
In sad news it was the Boston bombings on 15th April, so horrific! But I have also read some uplifting stories about people who survived and are powering through which is great, some seriously strong people out there.
As I've been spending even more time at home I watched a few films including Rock of Ages, I LOVED IT! So much so I watched it four times in one week, yeah big fan. I would certainly recommend it. I watched it when Amber came to visit (she likes it too) she traveled up from Bristol as a surprise for my dads birthday.
We went for a meal at Jamies Italian and it was OK, wasn't the best I've ever eaten but I had the most divine lemon and vanilla martini-now that was yum! I also went to lunch with my dad and some of his friends the day before; Kev, Martin the Jeweler and Robbo (my dad and his mates are literally like the cast of Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels) which was fun, had a sandwich and two pints. 
Went for a walk around Richmond Park with my dad, Veronica and Bryz the same weekend as it was pretty sunny but a bit windy and we saw lots of deer-so cute.
I see my sister Sarah usually about once a week, she started her new job though so think she will be busy now, I went with her to pick the girls up from school, its my old primary school so was weird being there again-seems so small. 
Lyle managed to get his birthday off work which was ace, I traveled down on Saturday and back on the Wednesday. I felt so bad as I couldn't afford to buy him ANY presents :( This is the first time in three years that this has happened, it sucks :( I can't wait to be working full time and be able to actually buy stuff! I owe him so much!
We went to see Iron Man 3- also peetty good although I didn't like the ending-and had Chinese take away and he got to see most of his fam and his sister made him a peanut butter cake so I think he had a good day. He nearly bought a pair of £105 Supra shoes-that's me rubbing off on him! Hehehe. We went for a long walk with his dog Diesel and it was mega nice weather so all in all was a good weekend!
Although April sucked and I am actually the poorest I've ever been (yay me) I am still alive and not dying or ill or any of that bad shiz sooo.....Lets just hope May is a bit better!


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Wednesday, 1 May 2013

Fashion: White House Correspondants Association Dinner Best Dressed 2013

I have been busy this weekend so this is a little late! But always a rather glamorous event nonetheless here is the best dressed, this time its a top 9.

*Love this grey almost Grecian strapless dress with the bronze-gold waist detailing by Giambattista Valli and her soft Hollywood waves add more glamour.
*Although I don't love Sophias fringe in the slightest I love this cream dream on Ms Bush, the shape, the dip hem and the sparkling top all add up to create a pretty Lela Rose dress
*Amy Poehler is a virgin to my best dressed list and her white glittery Brian Rennie for Basler gown is the perfect entree number, cute peplum adds some edge.
*Connie Britton is often in the best dressed rough copy and gets the chop before making the top 12 but she looked radiant at this event. I love when red heads were blue its such a stunning colour on them and this Temperley number with match clutch is the perfect choice.
*Sofia Vergara wore a jade Herve L Leroux dress which although fitted wasn't her usual strapless, fishtail gown, I love the peephole and the shape and I adore the purple jewels!
*I'm sure Michelle Dormer, like her co-star, Emilia Clarke will be making regular appearances on the red carpet and I thought this monochrome Marios Schwab dress with the quirky collar and simple styling was the perfect start.

*I'm not familiar with this actress but she is stunning. Jessica Pare wore a navy blue asymmetric Antonio Beradi dress with black velvet accents. Chic up do, sapphire earrings and simple make up bring this all together.
*Nicole Kidman in a patterned grey-blue Emilio Pucci, the pale colour really suits her and makes her frosty blue eyes pop
*Olivia Munn in a black Marchesa dress and a some wonderfully heavy metalwork in the form of a serious statement necklace, probably the best she has looked
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Fashion: April Best Dressed 2013

Its officially May and here we have the April Best Dressed List:

*Gwyneth Paltrow at Tracey Anderson studio opening, as soon as I saw this look I loved it, the purple Victoria Beckham mini and neon orange heels clash wonderfully and its a mix of summer and winter colours I feel. Michael Kors really does have the ankle strap trend nailed.
*Emmy Rossum was princess pretty again this time in a metallic ice blue Temperley dress and silver heels at the Lucky Guy broadway show
*For the first time we see country singer Jewel on this list, she looked fabulous at the ACM awards in a shimmering peach, strapless Georges Chakra dress,, love the lower embellishment too.
*Kim Kardashian was radiant in Vegas as she wore a red lace Valentino number and the ever addored nude Christian Louboutin heels. A red dress and nude heels is one of my fav combos.
*I love this light blonde hair colour on Ke$ha, loved the black jumpsuit too especially the lace inserts whcih add some curve, she wears the Goth look well at a Calzedonia party.
*Katy Perry wore this dandelion print dress by Thakoon at the Coach party, love the bold purple clutch and soft waves. I'm seeing this lower netting on many dresses recently, I really like it.
*Sienna Miller wore a cute jacquard black dress by Topshop with pretty slipper heeled pumps to Tribeca Film Festival, her simple hair and minimal make up let her outfit do the talking.
*Emma Roberts was at the other end of the scale in a hot royal blue Cushnie et Ochs dress and Jimmy Choo star print clutch, love the neckline on this dress
*Matthew McConaughey in a Vivienne Westwood two-tone tartan suit at the New York screening of 'Mud,'  I love the quirkiness of the Brit designers pieces.

*Kate Hudson wore Barbara Bui to the Late Show, I simply love the hot pink heels and the fitted leather mixed with the loose black top half of the dress
*Jessica Biel wowed in a navy blue Elie Saab gown at Tiffany & Co Blue Book Bowl, I've seen her in this high neck style before but she rocks it so if it ain't broke don't fix it!
*My most recent addition is Kate Bosworth in this pretty black Oscar de la Renta dress, love the shape and sheer with the red lips adds a touch of sex appeal

Best dressed for this month goes to Kate Hudson, her style simply gets better with age! Topshop have a pair of similar heels which I really would love! Oh well.