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Monday, 6 October 2014

Paris Fashion Week (SS15)

It's the 6th of October, which means it's been 5 days since the end of Paris Fashion Week- bringing the closing of another fashion month for Spring/Summer. Although I was surprisingly (but not really) unavailable (not invited) to the shows, watching through glitch ridden live streams and Vogue recaps did the trick.
 
I've attempted to make very amateur combinations of some of my favourite looks from the runway. I just have to recognise how embarrassingly bad my Photoshop skills are (hence the delay). Probably why there weren't any invitations sent for Mademoiselle Le Mare. Well, probably not...X

























1. Chanel
2. Balenciaga
3. Hermes
4. Miu Miu
5. Saint Laurent
6. Kenzo
7. Givenchy
8. Balmain
9. Valentino

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Monday, 28 July 2014

24 Hours

 Last weekend was insane. On Friday night I had my Semi-Formal (Junior Prom?), followed with a pretty great after party. With only three hours sleep, we ditched the stilettos and swapped them for wellies to take on the Byron Bay Splendour in the Grass Music Festival on Saturday to see acts such as The 1975 (AHHHH), Circa Waves, The Jezabels, Sticky Fingers, Gossling, RY X, City and Colour and Vance Joy. Here are a couple of snaps I (and my friend NEVE) took along the way...X








SEMI// Dress: Shakuhachi // Clutch: Colette






The Party Bus // Top: Topshop // Shorts: Sass and Bide 
STICKY FINGERS
Shoes: Enzo Angiolini


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Monday, 21 July 2014

Sixteen

My birthday came around last week and it’s safe to say that I was made to feel very loved. Awesome presents aside, the effort that my friends and family went to to do something special was lovely. On Saturday morning I was taken out to the coolest cafĂ©, ‘Double Shot,’ where I was able to wear my new Gorman knit and BF jeans. Later that night, I went out with my closest group of friends (minus one) which was a blast as always. Not to brag, but they are the greatest people you will ever meet...X


Knit: Gorman
Jeans: TheIconic
Wallet: Mimco







Jeans: TheIconic
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Wednesday, 2 July 2014

Hallelujah



Describing someone as 'old beyond their years' is quite the clichĂ©- young artists are often hailed for writing their own songs or simply being uninterested in twerking (Lorde). Nevertheless, George Ezra, a 21-year-old Brit, really does have an incredibly mature sound (and a pretty cool Harry Potter scar). His distinctive debut album, Wanted On Voyage, is not flawless- yet it does make for a promising record.

Regardless of coming 5th in the BBC’s Sound of 2014 poll, there is a freshness about Ezra that sets him apart from others. However, it's no secret that there is an overflowing pool of young, husky voiced singer-songwriters strumming and swooning over the one that got away (Jake Bugg, Tom Odell, Ed Sheeran etc.)- so what makes this one any different? 

The record opens with Blame It on Me, a summery and upbeat tune that shows off Ezra’s voice to its very best advantage and sets up the rest of the album. Although the album can be seen as 'front loaded,' with the most immediate tracks towards the start of the album, existing fans will be delighted to hear previous favourites have made it onto the album, such as Did You Hear The Rain (yaaaaasss!) 

Next comes Budapest, boasting Ezra's blurred and beautifully intoxicating voice, although PG-rated and definitely radio-friendly. This is perhaps Ezra's most recognised work, an evocative folk song balancing on a gentle guitar riff. Followed up with Cassy O, a song which can only be described as the perfect festival melody with the persuasive power to make thousands bounce around in muddy wellies. I personally love Leaving It Up To You, which calls in gospel singers to give the song a face lift, giving it a warm and loving feel. Not to mention the delightfully endearing tongue in cheek lyrics, 'I've been told your new playmate's successful and he's handsome and he's charming / It's a damn good job he isn't here or I may have wound up harming your darling.' 


It is this style shift that makes Wanted On Voyage unique, exhibited from laid-back ballads like Barcelona, light pop such as Stand By Your Gun or the smoky, mournful closing Spectacular Rival– which hints at an excitingly different direction for Ezra. So yes, it seems that no matter how many new contenders pop up in the overlapping pool of singer-songwriters, there will always be room for George Ezra...X

Wanted On Voyage is available on iTunes now.

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