The Hair Game Changer

Tuesday, 30 June 2015


 


I have wanted long hair for the longest time, pun intended. My hair has never really grown due to my own stupidity. Naturally I have frizzy curly hair that looks like a wig half the time. Let's just say volume is something it doesn't lack. So I used to straighten it to death every day without using any form of heat protectant while I was in school. To the point where it had no life. Three years later and I can't believe how my approach has changed. I now hate my hair straight, it's all about having a bit of curl/wave. Don't get me wrong sometimes I have to straighten parts of it just to sort it out a bit. But now I sometimes even go out with my hair still damp and let it air dry, a thought that years ago terrified me.
The Lee Stafford treatment for hair that never grows past a certain length has been the ultimate game changer. My hair is now pretty long for me. I would say it's potentially the longest it's ever been and I am loving every single second of it. This treatment is by far the main reason for it. I use it every time I wash my hair and it's just amazing. The smell is divine, the texture isn't too oily and my hair just feel so strong now. I haven't used it continuously as I can't afford it all the time, but I just know it's done my hair so much good. I still feel it has a long way to go but it's getting there. Slowly I'm becoming more happy with the frizzy mess I have to deal with daily.

Goodbye University

Saturday, 27 June 2015







Three years of my life just gone, just like that. I've been studying at Rose Bruford College now for three years on the Costume Production course. I can safely say it's been the best three years of my life even with all the stress and late nights. Last night was our summer ball and now it does well and truly feel like it's all over. Rose Bruford is an amazing university simply because there isn't another one like it. Every day is different and there's such a diverse group of people. I've met amazing people on my course, been taught by some fantastic tutors and made costumes for some lovely future actors. There were many tears from me that night, I did warn everyone I'm an emotional person. So I guess in a way this is a good bye.
I wore a mint green dress from the Asos Wedding range, as soon as I saw it on the website I just fell in love with it. I went for my black beaded heels as I love them and a black clutch I borrowed from Caroline (for the record the best housemate I could have asked for!!). She's standing in the first picture with me. How adorable is her dress! I've let myself go a bit recently so I don't feel like I look that great in the photo's but hey ho.
If anyone ever questions going to university, all I can say is do it because I didn't want to go for a long time and it's turned into such an amazing experience. I feel like I've changed so much over the last three years and now I have to enter the scary real world. Anyone got any advice on life?? Onto the next chapter of my life.

A Day with the Girls

Wednesday, 24 June 2015


Dress- New Look
Jacket- New Look
Shoes- Primark
Bag- Primark

 
 

 
 
I don't think you can beat a day out with the girls. Yesterday I got to meet up with some of my best girl friends from home as I am one of the last to finish university and it was honestly one of the best days I've had in a while. As far as I know it's the first time all six of us have met up in nearly a year and got to actually go on a day out together. It's my lovely friend Ania's 21st (happy birthday if you read this!). We went to the Sky Garden in the heart of London and it's beautiful. You essentially go up to the top of a building and get to see this impressive view of London. There's something I find so soothing about seeing a city from up above. You just get away from the stress and take the time to appreciate where you are and what a city London is. It's essentially like the Empire State Building in New York, although I'd pick the view of New York any day (sorry London).
 The garden itself is beautiful inside and we kept calling it the Rainforest. Although they need to turn the air conditioning down a tad, my poor legs were freezing! The bar itself was of course immaculate and there were so many amazing sounding drinks to choose from. Unfortunately as I am now coming up to being unemployed I had no money so had to go for the cheapest glass of wine available. A couple of my friends bought two amazing looking cocktails, one came with candy floss I mean... Just six girls having classy drinks together having a good old gossip about how we're getting old.
We then ended up going to Covent Garden and heading to a bar called Belushi's. Unfortunately I didn't get any photo's of the bar as I was too busy catching up. But seriously this place was amazing, a rock bar with cheap cocktails and the d├ęcor I loved. Music posters everywhere, plus they played Enter Shikari on the TV nailed it. Then we just headed for some food and for a little wonder round.
I also stressed majorly about what to wear as I didn't know how smart we all had to be, so I made the bold decision to get my legs out. I really love this striped skater dress I got from New look. I feel like its quite flattering on my shape. I went for a denim jacket to make it bit more casual and my peach flats from Primark which are a dream.
  The perfect day of seeing London, catching up with my best mates, eating Italian food and consuming quite a lot to drink. So all of my favourite things really :) Can't quite believe we've all hit the ripe age of 21 now, check us out being adults and all that. Oh and I have to credit Charlotte for some of these photo's, her iPhone 6 has a bloody good camera :)
 

 


Take Me to the Weekend Festival

Thursday, 18 June 2015

 
 
 
 



Dungaree's*- Fat Face
Guns N Roses t-shirt- H&M
Kimono- George at Asda
Yellow Rain coat*- Fat Face
Shoes- Converse
Sunglasses- Asos
 
Now we're entering the summer, weekends can be filled with more outdoor activities. Being the music lover that I am my perfect plan for a summer weekend is going to a festival. It shouldn't be that much of a surprise to you.

Fat Face have launched a new range Take Me to the Weekend that feature clothing that make every weekend an adventure whatever your plans are. And life should be full of adventures right?? I was asked to come up with an outfit/outfits that I would wear to a festival. I am going to Reading festival for the third time thankfully, last year I didn't go and I was so upset. I should probably venture to a different festival at some point in my life.

My plans for Reading are pretty simple:
Set up camp with my mates, have a few ciders, go to the main arena as soon as each day, watch a variety of bands and appreciate the diverse range of music on offer. Oh and look round the stalls there cause the shopper in me needs to have a bit of time to shine. But mainly make some new memories.

When I'm at a festival I get fully involved with the music I'm seeing so I tend to dance quite a bit, put my hands in the air you know the usual thing... So I'm all about comfort. In my head I have these amazing elaborate outfits planned, but in reality I keep it simple. I love denim so when I saw these dungaree's I knew I wanted to give them a try. Maybe they aren't the most practical thing to wear to a festival but I think they are too cute to leave behind. I paired them with a Guns N Roses t-shirt as it's me so a band tee would be involved in some way. Converse are the ultimate comfort shoe, I would probably wear some wellies as well but currently don't own any. The kimono I thought added a laid back vibe along with sunglasses. These are my favourite pair of sunnies I own, I live in them. A festival in England means that rain is inevitable at some point, the weather is just too unpredictable. That's where my main love of this outfit comes into play. I am obsessed with this yellow rain coat from Fat Face. Yellow is a colour I don't wear too often but I just love it, lightweight, waterproof, fun it just ticks all of the boxes.

Festival fashion is by far my favourite and I feel like Fat Face have come up with some great essential pieces. Check out the Take Me to the Weekend range here.
Or of course you can check all of their women's wear here.





The Graduate Exhibition

Monday, 15 June 2015

 


 


 



 
 I've been somewhat absent from here lately but for good reason. For the past three years I've been studying Costume Production and over the past weekend I completed the highlight of the entire course the graduate exhibition. Its chance for us to display our best work we've created over the past three years. All year I have been stressing, losing sleep and generally experiencing anxiety over this as I wanted it to look good. However somehow it came together and I hope it's not big headed to say I'm proud of what I've achieved. Apologies for the picture heavy post but I just can't believe it's all over. This post if anything is one for me, a memory of quite frankly what the best three years of my life has come to. We had professionals from the costume industry as well as family and friends come to see it and it was what I can only describe as nerve wracking. People seemed to enjoy my dissertation/ IRP piece which is the decorated navy blue 1920's evening dress.
I also worked as a maker on a show that took place at the Barge house on the South Bank where everything was held. If I manage to get the photos of that I will post about that soon.
I've been so privileged to go to one of the leading Drama college's in the UK and I can't quite believe it's coming to an end.