Sunday, 23 December 2012

Latest Obsession: Monki Clothing

 

This is the store that I’ve been looking for since I knew what clothes were. Monki is a amazing brand that sells cool clothes at a incredibly cheap prices. What more could you want? It certainly is ‘a sweet popsicle in a world full of porridge’ and it has a pretty sweet sale on at the moment too. Mmm. Here are some of my favourite items;

 

Monki picks

 

Happy Shopping! :)

Jasmine,

xx

Thursday, 13 December 2012

Latest Obsession: The New Label ‘Call It Spring’

 

Call It Spring are brand new to the UK and are a label from Aldo. I absolutely love the shoes from the label. The autumn/winter collection has some cool and edgy styles for both men and women. My favourites are the Antall and Lattig styles. That reminds me, I have to get a nice pair of boots for the winter. Maybe somebody could buy me those boots for Christmas! :)

The Antall styles are in a sale at Debenhams from only £30 to £44. What a bargain!

The Antall style^

The Lattig style^

 

What are you hoping to get for Christmas?

Jasmine,

x

Wednesday, 12 December 2012

New Artist Alert: Haim

 

After seeing the trio support Florence + the Machine in Exeter last Tuesday, I thought that I should share the brilliant band Haim with you. Haim is an uber cool trio made up of three sisters, Este, Danielle and Alana Haim.

Click below to read more;

Tuesday, 11 December 2012

A Guide To The Best Winter Coats

 

Here is a guide to the best winter coats and jackets. I thought I'd do a post on this because this year I've found it really hard to find a coat that I both love and suits me. I've eventually found a  cosy parka but it took a while to find! So here is a round up of the best if you can’t find your new favourite coat;

 

Best winter coats

Also check out Primark’s range of coats. Even though some may think of them as being cheap and nasty, the clothes have improved a lot within the past year. I've seen a load of great Primark coats in magazines. Some even look better than the pricier options available.

Jasmine,

xx

Monday, 10 December 2012

Trend Alert: Slipper Flats

 

Do you think slippers are just for your grannie? Well think again. You certainly won’t be ashamed to step outside in these stylish flats (they’re also known as ‘smoking slippers’).

 

Slipper Flats

I love the cat ones from Charlotte Olympia. So cute!

Do you like this trend?

Jasmine,

x

Sunday, 9 December 2012

The Best Albums of 2012

 

It’s that time of the year again. Its time to round up the best albums of 2012! *yey*

This year has had plenty of brilliant albums for it’s soundtrack and here are seven of my favourites. They are ranked in no particular order because my favourites change all of the time, but I know for certain that all the albums I’ve chose should belong under your Christmas tree.

Here is my pick of the best albums of 2012;


Jessie Ware – Devotion

Genre: pop soul/Rnb

Release Date: 20 August

Filled to the brim with stunning powerhouse vocals and soulful sounds, Jessie Ware’s debut album is a future classic.

 

Click below to read more;

Monday, 19 November 2012

Brand New Video: Florence + The Machine – Lover To Lover

 

 

Florence + The machine have released a brand new music video for ‘Lover to Lover’. The song is on their second album ‘Ceremonials’ and is available to download now.

Check out the video below;

Florence and the Machine: Lover to Lover on Nowness.com.

 

Jasmine,

xx

Saturday, 17 November 2012

A guide to the best places to find and sell unique fashion

 

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Everybody knows about the big fashion designers Karl Lagerfeld, Versace, Ralph Lauren... The list could go on forever, but how about the designers putting their first step on the fashion industry ladder? Have you ever supported new designers by buying their items? After all they could be as equally talented as some of the most famous designers in the world. There are lots of great sites out there where you can get your hands on some amazing designs. So what are you waiting for? Support our young designers now!

Do you wish to find stunning and unique clothing, or do you want to sell some of your own masterpieces? Just click below to see how;

 

Thursday, 8 November 2012

Free Download: Charli XCX’s brand new mixtape ‘Super Ultra’

 

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While we are eagerly awaiting her debut album release, Charli XCX has released a brand new Mixtape to tide us over for a while. Talking about the Mixtape Charli says;

All the songs are about love. Sometimes it's stupid love and sometimes it's heartbreaking love. It's about being confused. In particular, GLOW is a really emotional song for me. I think I had my first proper breakdown when I wrote that song. I cried a lot.
I cried a lot whilst making this mixtape, which is funny because some of the songs seem quite light-hearted and a bit... I dunno... Gangster. To me they're all sad songs in some way though. Some songs were inspired by moments in movies - like DANCE 4 U was inspired by the opening scene of Planet Terror, where Rose McGowan does the pole dance. I think that's a really sad and desperate scene. It makes me cry when I watch it.
I guess that's all just personal shit though. I don't want people to be sad when they listen to SUPER ULTA... I want them to be happy, and I want them to dance. No one dances in this town anymore.

Download and listen to the mixtape below;

 

 

Jasmine,

xx

Tuesday, 23 October 2012

Amanda Wakeley: How I Dressed Bond’s Girls

Amanda Wakeley created a collection of dresses for latest James Bond film, Skyfall, which premieres in London tonight. The British designer's work will be worn by Dame Judi Dench, who plays the iconic spy's boss, M, and by Naomie Harris - a fellow MI6 undercover agent called Eve.
^above: The gorgeous gold silk gown to be worn by Naomie Harris in latest bond film skyfall.
Wakeley was first approached in 2011 to be involved with the film, before working with Temime to choose a yellow strapless floor-length gown for Harris to wear in an action-packed casino scene (now available to buy from the label's Fulham store), and two understated felt shift dresses for Dench.
 "I am a huge fan of James Bond, so dressing not one, but two Bond girls is fantastic," said Wakeley. "Bond girls are always glamorous and incredibly smart. It is a pleasure to be associated with one of the most iconic film franchises ever. For our brand it is great global exposure. And, we loved that M also wore Amanda Wakeley - she's so chic, powerful and understated. I think it is wonderful for Amanda Wakeley in that it conveys the breadth of our design reach, from glam evening to more understated daywear."
^above: the sultry and sensuous dress' designed for Berenice Marlohe in skyfall.
 Berenice Marlohe isnt included in Amanda's dress designs though they are still expertisely designed for the sultry theme in all bond films.
Megs,
xox

Sunday, 21 October 2012

Style Icon: Emma Watson

 

 

It seems like the naturally beautiful Emma Watson has been in our lives forever. We first saw the actress in the extremely successful Harry potter films as a little wavy haired wizard when she was just aged eleven. Since then she has become an inspiration for young women everywhere not just for her style, but for her natural beauty and down to earth attitude.

Click below to read more and to see how you can copy Emma’s style;

Sunday, 14 October 2012

A Guide To The Best Winter Knitwear

 

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As the nights are drawing in and the days are getting colder, what could possibly be better than wearing a cosy knit to keep you warm? With items both under and over £50, it doesn’t matter what sort of income you’ve got. Go ahead and treat yourself to one of the gorgeous jumpers and cardigans I’ve selected, especially for you, in this handy knitwear guide. Now winter isn’t so bad after all!

Click below to read more;

 

Friday, 28 September 2012

New Music Video: Marina is back with ‘How To Be A Heartbreaker’

 

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How to be a heartbreaker is the next single from the Welsh-Greek songstress that is Marina. Ladies, even if you don’t like her music just watch the video. It’s a real treat…

 

 

The single will be out soon.

Jasmine,

x

Friday, 21 September 2012

Duchess of Cambridge Kate, Smiles Bravely after Topless Incident...


Can you imagine having a lovely break in a beautiful country house, and then suddenly find out that some prying french photographer had been spying on yo; when you had thought you'd been in private? Such a creepy thought! I don't understand how anyone can think that it is acceptable or appropriate to publish semi-naked  photo's for all the world to see...Especially our future queen! Why not focus on Kate's elegant style and clothes she's been wearing throughout her travels? Here are some images of Kate's various outfits, worn while on duty...

William and Kate's glamorous arrival at the Solomon Islands!
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Kate and William at The Solomon Islands soaking up the culture! Loving her colourful and exotic dress she's wearing to blend in with the locals. Daufanamae summed up the mood when she said: "We are just so excited to see them come here. I think almost everyone in Honiara is here".

How funny: Kate stifles a giggle as she and William are garlanded by a gaggle of bare-chested women after they arrive on Marau in the Solomon Islands
Kate stifling a giggle as the smiling women in grass skirts presented her and William with shell necklaces. Hilarious!

William and Kate walking bare-footed along the grass.
Kate wears this gorgeous yellow skirt dress by Jaegar when greeting the locals. How sweet!
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Kate wearing an independant designer dress which blends texture and color beautifully and givesKate a regal look that works well in sunny climates. The flower pattern would have gone down well, as floral patterns are always popular in the South Pacific!
 
Megan,
xox
 

Monday, 17 September 2012

Beauty and the Bling...

Have you ever woken up late, flung on some clothes, make-up and ran out the door feeling quite crappy? Well now that all has to change! Have you ever noticed how the most beautiful people are the ones who are happy and content in themselves? - without feeling the need to slap on a  tonne of make up and their best clothes in order to face the world. People now, really need to understand the full concept of beauty; so many have such a shallow perspective of it, when it really isnt so much as just skin deep...
Beauty is...
             loving others and being content in yourself.
 + having the bravery to smile when your secretly upset.
+being kind and caring to those who need it most.
= A beautiful soul :D
Megan,
xox

Sunday, 16 September 2012

Free Music Download: Sky Ferreira and Bat For Lashes

 

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Grab two brilliant brand new free tracks today from artists Bat for lashes and Sky Ferreira.

Click below to read more.

 

Tuesday, 14 August 2012

Azealia Banks Releases Brand New Music Video For ‘Van Vogue’

 

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After teasing fans with four mini clips of the video, Azealia has finally released the full video. Taken from the four track EP 1991, ‘Van Vogue’ is the latest hip-hop meets dance record to be released from the feisty singer/rapper.

Click below to watch the video;

 

                 

 

Jasmine,

x

Thursday, 9 August 2012

A Sneak Peek At the Autumn/Winter Trends

 

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As summer is heading near the end don’t feel sad. We’ve still got the trends of Autumn and Winter to look forward to!

Click below to check out my guide to next seasons trends;

 

Monday, 6 August 2012

New Artist Alert! Meet Jessie Ware

 

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Said to be one of the most exciting artists to emerge out of the London Underground for years, the soulful singer-songwriter Jessie Ware, has already worked with the finest producers to create her debut album ‘Devotion’. She has also collaborated with a array of artists including masked producer SBTRKT. So far they have made two songs together (‘Nervous’ and ‘Right Thing To Do’), and she has also collaborated with Sampha to make the track ‘Valentine’. The amount of collaborations for a new artist, just shows that she she is currently hot property in the world of music!

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Wednesday, 25 July 2012

Songs of the Week: Including Songs From The Vaccines and Bat For Lashes

 

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The first single to be released from her third album ‘The Haunted Man’ is a truly beautiful song. It has already gained a good amount of radio play from Radio One since it first aired on Monday after becoming Zane Lowe’s ‘Biggest record in the world right now’. I’m sure her third album will be stunning after listening to ‘Laura’.

 

 


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Another single from a new album. ‘Teenage Icon’ is the second song to be released from The Vaccines second album ‘Come of Age’, which will not be released until the 3rd of September. You can currently download their last single ‘No Hope’. Also Amazon.com are giving a free download of the live track ‘weirdo’ to celebrate the release of the album. Just click here to download.

 

 

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What do you think about these tracks?

Jasmine,

x♫x

My Essential Summer Playlist

 

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After weeks of rain in the UK the sun has decided to shine for once. I finally feel like summer has arrived, and to celebrate I have compiled a list of summery songs that I love, whether old or new. Of course everybody has their slightly cheesy guilty pleasures to get them through the summer, but here are some of my not-so-guilty pleasures. Not all summer songs have to be cringey!

 

Click below to read more;

 

Tuesday, 24 July 2012

What to Wear at the Airport...

Hey guys! Pretty soon I'm going to be flying to Canada for a much needed holiday but when it comes to fashion for the flight, how do I compromise between glamour and comfort? There are so many strict Airport rules in place now when going through security and check-in; that anything you carry which has the slightest possibility of being dangerous will be undoubtedly be confiscated! I've also learnt from various articles that you must never wear items containing metal; yes girls...this includes jewellery :( Always make sure you don't wear metal jewellery when going through security; keep it in your carry on bag or even better, just dont bring jewellery at all to avoid extra security checks as it will really speed things up!

1. Wear Comfortable Clothing. It is so important to feel comfortable at the Airport as you are likely to be waiting around a lot before your flight. Even though you need to feel comfortable though it doesn't mean you have to sacrifice your sense of style!- Wear stylish clothes and accessorise with non-metal bracelets or necklaces etc. Also make sure that  you wear shoes that are easy to slip on and off as it is likely that they will be scanned separately in security. Flip Flops are a no-go. Think about how many people stand in the security line at the airport. Now, think about swapping germs with all of them...eww! Where shoes you can wear socks with to avoid walking bare-footed on the airport floor and protect your toes from being trampled. And girls, save the 5" heels to wear at your destination; trust me, you don't want to be painfully stumbling around a crowded Airport!




2. Don't Wear an Underwire Bra. The wire in your underwire bra will trigger the sensitive airport metal detectors which could lead to an uncomfortable and slightly embarrasing 'pat-down' inspection. Opt for a bra   that gives you support as well as comfort - and won't get you stopped at security or dig into your back and shoulders during a long flight.

3. Wear Layers. Its a very efficient and sensible idea to layer your clothing when going to an Airport. The coolness/heat may vary depending on the amount of air conditioning so you'll want to be able to easily strip down if you get too hot and vice versa...However, don't wear very bulky or thick items of clothing as this may look suspicious to security members and could lead to a thorough pat down inspection! Bring a Pashmina. You can use it as a blanket, a scarf and eye mask...It's so useful!

I hope you take this advice and have a safe and comfortable journey. 
Good Luck at the Airport!
Megan,
xox

Monday, 23 July 2012

Fashion Finds from my Holiday Shopping Spree...


Hey guys! Sorry I haven't been blogging much recently...I've kinda fallen into a lazy pattern of sleeping, eating, lazing about etc which is such a ridiculous routine and I need to snap out of it! Sure, the holidays can be great for a while but I'll admit that for me they get pretty boring when you don't have anything to focus on or motivate you to get yourself out of bed in the morning :/ Anyway, lately it has been pretty exciting shopping for fashion items for my trip to Vancouver in Canada! I am super excited and I'll show you my gorgeous 'essentials' I bought to put in my 'Carry on bag' for the flight...
1.River Island blue curve stitch purse £17. Its so great to finally have a quality as well as stylish purse! It's also important to have a decent purse, especially when travelling as you'll need easy access to your bank/credit cards and cash etc so organising crucial items are essential! I love its soft baby blue colour and texture and also goes well with my new bag which I also bought from River Island :D
2.Chance Perfume by Chanel £50. This fragrance smells so beautiful and lingers for hours on end...I went to Debenhams to by this as it has a wide range of perfumes from various luxury brands, though the 'chance' perfume was a fragrance that caught my eye as I'd seen so many advertisements about it and was curious to find out what it was like. I became pretty fond of the sweet scent after using the tester...maybe spraying it a bit too much for the shop assistants liking, oh well! This perfume smells gorgeous and its worth the price...quality and long lasting perfume is what you are paying for, as well as the pretty round glass bottle it comes in! Worth every penny.


3.Claires Love from Paradise Compact Mirror £4. This compact looks so pretty and it can be useful to reassure yourself that you look great or to check we haven't got crumbs on our face...Anyway, iv'e been needing a decent compact for a while now and I thought this mirror was pretty cute when I saw it in Claire's and I like that it says 'Love from Paradise...'.






4.Claire's Eye Mask £4. To have a nice sleep on an aeroplane or any journey, a comfortable eye mask is really helpful for drifting off to sleep. I thought that this eye mask from claire's looked really sweet as well as comfy with the smooth satin backing and soft woolly front for a peaceful nights sleep and comfortable journey.




I got a load of other plane necessities like lip balm, ear plugs etc but hey I don't want to bore you with that! Have a nice day :)
Megan,
xox

Friday, 20 July 2012

Lana Del Rey Releases Brand New Video For ‘Summertime Sadness’

 

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Lana has released her second music video in a matter of weeks after the video was leaked. Her last video was for the single National Anthem and was only released less than a month ago. If you haven’t already seen it click here.

In Summertime Sadness the style seems to revert back to her old music videos and retains the beautiful retro theme we have all become familiar with. At the moment it is unclear whether this will be her next single from the album ‘Born to Die’.

Check out the video below;

 

 

Jasmine,

x♫x