Tuesday, 17 December 2013

phew

Had my haircut the other day. I am terrified of hairdressers for the following reasons:

a) I like to remain almost entirely silent during a haircut. The minute anyone touches my head I go into a delicious trance. Chatting about my holidays during this process is like being asked to anaylse a spreadsheet during sex.

2) They are just so hideously expensive considering you can't get your money back (I am just not balsy enough to make a fuss - it's sometimes easier just to run away and wail in a corner)

3) I must have EXPERIMENT written on my forehead. When I say "seriously, just a tiny tiny tidy-up, nothing drastic", they hear "Go For It bad boy, chop it like it's hot."

So I was more than pleasantly surprised to get a haircut that was both relaxingly silent and also utterly undramatic.

Sunday, 7 April 2013

cinderella

So, it's that important time of year. Dress shopping!

Now I've got my Graduation Ball coming up, but I know there will be lots of Balls and Proms coming up this time of year, so I thought I'd show my favourite dresses of the the moment. I personally the favour the 'to the floor' dress, but I'll pop in some short little numbers too!

Miss Selfridge - 3D Sweetheart Prom Dress £65
Virgos Lounge - Caroline Dress £99
Topshop - Clean T-Shirt Maxi Dress £58
River Island - Grey Georgia Hardinge Printed Dress £80
TFNC - Black Maxi Dress with Lace Back and Fishtail £58
Lipsy VIP - Red Embellished Ruched Top Maxi Dress £130
Lipsy VIP - Shaped Detail Prom Dress £110
Virgos Lounge - Raina Dress £95
Topshop - Limited Edition Strappy Cobalt Maxi Dress £175
Virgos Lounge - Giselle Mint Dress £85
Topshop - Delicate Organza Prom Dress £65
H&M - Conscious Exclusive Long Dress with Bare Back £34.99
H&M - Conscious Exclusive Tulle Dress £149.99
ASOS - Lipsy Sequin Top Maxi Dress £75


Saturday, 30 March 2013

weekly favourites #3

High Hopes - Kodaline
Once again, Kodaline have made it into my top 5. This is a beautifully crafted sad song. It gradually builds up to a loud and emotionally charged finished, much like their previous hit 'All I Want'. The video stars Game of Thrones actor Liam Cunningham and it's a great representation of the song. Anybody else think at first in the video, he's her dad? No. Just me, then.


These Streets - Bastille
I'm pretty much in love with Bastille these days. I went to their gig in Notts a couple of weeks ago and it was too good. Aside from their main tracks, Pompeii, Flaws and Bad Blood, this is a great song.



A Real Hero - College and Electric Youth
I watched Drive for about the 100th time last night and had to put this song up from the soundtrack. Let's all shed a tear for Ryan Gosling's break from acting.

when ryan gosling announced he was taking a break from acting....

Bones - MS MR
For all my fellow Games of Thrones fans out there.
"there is a beast in every man, and it stirs when you put a sword in its hand"
It's essentially a song about blood-thirstiness. How often can a song truly represent a subject so obscenely and get away with it due to the sheer beauty of it?


The Boxer - Jerry Douglas (ft. Mumford & Sons and Paul Simon)
This song is about acceptance despite human frailty and shortcomings, whether by God, by a father, or by us all. When the song first starts, you're a bit like 'meh', then all the voices join in...



Tell me what you think! 

x

Friday, 29 March 2013

fringe benefits

If I have a fringe cut into my hair, it'll make me look exactly like an amalgamation of the following, right?


Yes I definitely will? Great stuff, glad we got that cleared up.

(... and if you think the title's bad, be thankful I didn't go with 'she bangs, she bangs'.)

x

Tuesday, 5 March 2013

isle of wight festival

So, festivals? I'm hoping to go to Latitude and Isle of Wight. You?

Looking ahead to the summer, the Isle of Wight Festival 2013 is shaping up to be one of the best. The headline performances are from The Stone Roses, The Killers and Bon Jovi. Plus, there's also the likes of Emeli Sandé (who seems to be everywhere these days), Jake Bugg, The Script, The Maccabees, and Ellie Goulding.

Not one to miss!

Follow the link here for more info and tickets!




Friday, 22 February 2013

mikky ekko

So, Mikky Ekko. It's a lot of 'k's for just one name. (Real name: John Stephen Sudduth)

He's the son of a preacher man, as Dusty Springfield aptly sang, and is currently still in the charts for his collab with Rihanna for Stay, which he wrote. I have to say I'm not the biggest fan of Rihanna, but I like her in that song.

His debut single, Pull Me Down, came out a couple of weeks ago. To me, he's very Jeff Buckley-esque. Ekko is apparently meant to be working on his album with Paul Epworth, who worked on the albums for both Adele and Florence and the Machine, so I'm looking forward to his debut album for sure.

He's not bad looking either. Always helps.


lfw picks

paul smith
topshop unique
nicole farhi
daks

Monday, 28 January 2013

post-exam haul

I went into the city today for the first time in 3 weeks after an intense exam session. So I treated my self to a few bits with the help of my student loan! Naughty!

topshop leggings £16 (20% student discount today only!)
topshop boutique tapered trousers (sale) £13.50 (originally £65!)

river island dress (sale) £15 (originally £38!)
new look jumper £8

new look black midi dress £12
vans authentic via office (sale) £25 

Saturday, 19 January 2013

villagers

I remember going along to a gig in my first year at university to see Villagers as my friend wanted some company, but I had know clue who they were. I've loved them since.

They are a brilliant band, their new album, Awayland, is really creative and after their Mercury nomination, their popularity is growing. Their new single, Nothing Arrived, is a bit depressing lyrically, I'll admit, but still a fine a bit of music!


Sunday, 13 January 2013

running songs

Most mornings, I try to go for a 4 mile run along the beach path near where I live when I'm at home from uni.

A couple of years ago, I remember one day working at the local pub, I was putting something on a high shelf and some boy said, 'Wow, check out your man calves'. Of course I laughed it off, ha ha ha, like it was a hilarious joke, ha ha ha, but I was 18, and mortified. I'd been doing a lot of running, and was even thinking of doing the marathon, but that comment knocked that one on the head. How ridiculous! I didn't run the marathon because someone made a silly comment.

But over the past few months, I've really got back into it and have embraced my solid calves. Anyhoots, thought I'd share a few random songs from my playlist which I listen whilst running. They're not your usual workout mix/fitness beats, as I find them distracting. Tell me what you think!




Friday, 11 January 2013

new band #2 - thumpers
















Here's a duo from London, Marcus Pepperell and John Hamson Jr. Quite similar to Animal Collective and Arcade Fire.
You won't find them on Youtube just yet. You can check out their debut single, Dancing's Done, here on Soundcloud. Very singalongable.

Let it play in the background, you'll find yourself dancing along.

Wednesday, 9 January 2013

foals are back

If you haven't already heard it, you're in a for a bit of a surprise.

Inhaler sounds completely different from the Foals we all know and love, yet there is no denying it’s still them. After the unexpected funky opening it quickly moves onto something completely new in relation to what we've heard in either of their first 2 albums, Antidote and Total Life Forever. I can't tell whether I like it or not. Not the most helpful review, I know, but let me know what you think. Their upcoming album, Holy Fire, is out on February 11th, I've already pre-ordered it on iTunes.

If you're interested Foals are playing a one-off London date at Royal Albert Hall on March 28th. Support on the night comes from Efterklang and tickets are still available for the matinee here.

Also, check out the jackets in the video! I need to get myself one of them.


Sunday, 6 January 2013

weekly favourites #2

All I Want - Kodaline : Definitely watch the video for this one, it manages to take this song to a whole new level. Slightly surreal but genius at the same time, with no obvious appearance from the stars of the band, it tells a tale of man’s best friend and how to find love when you work a 9 – 5 and happen to look like a vampire. Try not to cry.


You - The 1975 : Can't get enough of this song. A band to watch in 2013. Check out this interview with them here


No Angels Ft. Ella - Bastille : A great song, definitely give it a listen, if you like Lana Del Rey, you'll like this. Good-old mash up beautifully done by the London-based pop band: TLC "No Scrubs” mixed up with the XX’s “Angels”.


Sea - Roosevelt : The dog in this video is an excellent actor. Also, Roosevelt recently toured with Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs.


Forever - Haim : A sister act and deserving winners of the Sound of 2013 poll. They've been compared lots to Fleetwood Mac. It's truly a 80's charts singles sound.


Tell me what you think, and enjoy!


Wednesday, 2 January 2013

a few to follow #1

I don't about you, but I'm always quite excited when I come across a new blog I really like. So I figured every so often I'd do a little post of a few of my favourites.

Rose - The Londoner
Hanne - Beautylovin'
Olivia - What Olivia Did...
Charlote - charlotte martin
Marianna - mariannan
Taza & Family - rockstar diaries

Enjoy!

primark 2013 spring/summer collection