Festival Style | Glastonbury

If #Janice came back to #glastonbury2017 ❤️#janicejoplinvibes #festival #music #festivalfashion

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Live your life being free 💫 @thegypsyshrine everythangggg

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~ Trish ~ "My dream is to be full time singer."

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Festival Style | Pride

Obviously, Pride has a deeper meaning than just a fabulous festival; it acts as both a celebration of modern progress, as well as a remembrance service to those who spent their lives advocating for LGBTQ+ rights. I am not the most qualified person to talk about that major facet of Pride. I am here to highlight the pretty clothes. If you want to learn more about Pride,  I will link some resources at the bottom of the post.

Please feel free to add any more information or resources in the comments!

#prideinlondon is serious business

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The SPICE GIRLS hit up Brighton Pride! PAPRIKA, CINNAMON, PEPPER, TUMERIC, AND GINGER!

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#dragbride #bride #brightonpride #brightonpride2017 #gaypride #dressup #fancydress #yolo

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"That's the way it is." #2pacshakur . . #elliegsmith @ellie_gsmith

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Pride 2K17.

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Amazing outfits here at @londonlgbtpride 😄

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Beachin' #brightonpride2017 #brightonbeach #beehivehair #redhairdontcare #glitterandrainbowsandshit

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Cheekbones on point doe. #brightonpride2017 #gaypride #brighton #gothswithrainbows

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RU Stole the Show: Season 9!

RuPauls Drag Race has come to a close for another season, and although this season may not have been the silliest or the most dramatic; it certainly had some of the most sickening looks as yet!

People have asked why I always wait until the end of the season to pull all my favourite looks and talk about them, and it is primarily because to remember a look. That has to be a part of it right? It may have looked at great at the time, but is it gag worthy? Are they in the same league as Violet, Kim Chi, Courtney Act, or Alaska?

So enjoy the most gag-worthysickening, fashion moments at the ball! Enjoy!


1, Oh. My. Gaga!

You can be the most critical of the entrance looks; these girls had timemoney, and resources to make sure they look on point.

That is exactly what the above girls did. Valentina looks absolutely stunning with those now-famously stoned gloves and classic beauty. Charlie and Nina had two (or in Nina’s case, three!) fantastically creative outfits. People are still looking about Nina’s two entrance outfits; and that is the stuff reality star legends are made of!

No one could top that classic Gaga doh.

 

2, White Party Realness

 

3, Fairytale Princess Eleganza

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The Fairytale Princess Eleganza catwalk was the first time Valentina and Charlie stepped away from the fashion pack in my opinion. Contrasting metals and fierce eyeliner a princess makes. They both personify a feeling; Charlie is Princess Side Eye trying to laser off etherial, with slightly vacant, Valentina (or at least, that is what their storyline should have been).

I’m here for a white hair hoe.

4, Naughty Nighties!

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Can we please just appreciate Nina Bo’nina Bootylicious Bandana Brown for a minute. Look at her! Her dark, skimpy ‘Naughty Nightie’ was so different from every other look on the runway, and I am obsessed.

Sasha and Farah both went for the rosy pastel palette, although in very different ways. Farah went for the classic Marilyn-Monroe-Better-Davis sex appeal, whereas Sasha Velour looked like a sexy pirate who heard a bang in the night. Both had clear concepts and a drool-worthy colour palette.

 

5, Faux Fur Fabulous

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Now, if you know me, you know I love a costume couture. Mixing and melting fashion and dress-up together leads, in my opinion, some of my favourite moments. Shay looks like she is modelling Moschino‘s latest “Muppet’s in the Power of Love” collection, whereas Sasha has returned to her roots by dressing up as a Russian Nut Cracker.

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get

my

attention!

6, The Night of a Thousand Madonna’s

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Super fans may remember that there was a “Night of a Thousand Madonnas” last season which derailed into a hot train-wreck of kimoNO nonsense. These girls were scrutinised, and thank god they paid notice. Although there were a few duplications, the 80’s babe came to play, with Valentina slaying the runway with her bronze Aphrodite self.

Look at her!

 

7, Big Hair Everywhere

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With a category like “Big Hair Everywhere”, no basic bitches wanted. I didn’t want to see no pageant follicles…. And I was disappointed. There was not much to see that we hadn’t seen before. Thank goodness for Sasha’s punk rock badass and Aja’s Tim Burton Queen of Hearts for keeping the crowd entertained by actually thinking of a conceptual head-to-toe look.

Quick question, why did no one have a extra 18th-century camp-tastica?

 

8, RuPaul Roast

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9, Club Kid Couture

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Man. Words can not do justice to these fun, silly club kids. Peppermint was fun, on brand, and looked like she had finally woken up to the competition (fashion-wise). Trinity on the other hand is a public television producers wet-dream. Miss Frizzle has shrunk us down to cell level, and we are watching some fabulous disease attack and take over a body.

 

**10, Makeover Challenge

**They all looked fine(ish)

 

11, The Gayest Ball Ever

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Now, no one rocked all three of their Gayest Ball looks, but these three got through at least two thirds of that runway.

I loved Shay and Sasha’s Unicorn looks: costumes, dress up, black leather moments, we all know I have a type! Personally, I think Trinity’s 80’s Jane Fonda-corn would have been boosted a level if she had gone the whole hog and whipped out the diner girl roller skates!

On the other hand, the Village People challenge was Trinity’s minute. Both Trinity and Shay managed to somehow melt fash-i-on into the Village People?! The yellow glitter lips, that cape and that cop visor doh?!

 

12, Category Is

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13, Finale!

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All the Queens were dripping in their eleganza for the finale, but most looked like a more expensive version of themselves. These girls however, made me clutch my pearls they looked so good!

Trinity, in the words of the MovieBitches, looked like a fabulous scallop-beetle, and I am desperate to join Shay on that Meryl StreepEmma Stone bandwagon. Graduation maybe?

 

So who is the Queen taking home the fashion crown?!

The Winner Is…

Sasha Velour!

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Triple F Lookbook! | Canadian bacon

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Triple F Lookbook! | Canadian Bacon Inventory
Shirt: Thrift store find
Jeans: River Island men's skinnies
Necklace: Topshop
Belt: H&M
Sun glasses: Urban Outfitters
Leather Jacket: Thrift store find
Barely featured bag: Next *altered*
Snacks: Kettles Veg Crisps

Boutique of the week: Garment Quarter, Bristol | Fashion

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Garment Quarter is made up of two shops carrying an eclectic mix of labels.

Bristol regularly tops “best places to live in Britain” lists for its green spaces, buzzy music venues, and thriving theaters. Its boutiques are similarly quirky (Papersmiths is a must for stationery buffs, while Dig Haüshizzle is brimming with unusual antiques). The Cabot Circus mall, in comparison, might seem mainstream, but look closely, and between the big high street names are plenty of independent treasures.

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The range incorporates everything from Vivienne Westwood to Jeremy Scott’s “trash couture”

The Garment Quarter, slap bang in the middle of the shopping center, is one such gem. It’s actually two shops — one men’s, one women’s — both of which have an eclectic mix of designer labels that are impeccably tailored to the Bristolian customer. The owner, John Reid, has filled the women’s rails with everything from corseted gowns by Vivienne Westwood to gingham-printed jeans from Victoria Victoria Beckham, Versus Versace biker jackets and checked overcoats by Paul Smith.

As well as more classic occasion wear — frothy confections from the fashion pack’s favourite Self-Portrait, for example — Reid likes to bring in edgier capsules. This season it’s the Moschino designer Jeremy Scott’s “trash couture”, which has whimsical phone cases (one has a mousetrap on the back) and all manner of slogan T-shirts. The phone covers might be strictly for millennials, but the “Couture is an attitude” tee is surely for everyone.

23/25 Penn Street,
Bristol
BS1 3AU;
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I am so thankful for an opportunity to write articles for both The Times and The Sunday Times, you can check out my top-tier cleansers as featured on their Beauty segment! Do you guys have any favourite boutiques we should check out? I would love to go for an explore!

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Five of the best cleansing balms! | Beauty

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Angel Balm 

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£55, Alexandra Soveral (alexandrasoveral.co.uk)

They say:  A must-have, multi-functional balm for any beauty routine.

We say: Fashion editors swear by Alexandra Soveral facials — her celebrated massage techniques are the only thing that can reverse the fatiguing effects of back-to-back shows — and apply the Angel Balm religiously between appointments. As well as being a brilliant cleanser, this beeswax-coloured balm also doubles as a regenerative mask, lip salve, and even a cuticle cream so you get plenty of bang for your buck. It smells heavenly, thanks to rose geranium oil, and left my skin feeling soft as a baby’s and much more moisturized after only one cleanse. I’ve never been keen on masks but must admit that the feeling of essential oils soaking into my skin was the most pleasant 20 minutes I’ve spent in some time.

Multi-Miracle Glow 

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£45, Charlotte Tilbury (charlottetilbury.com)

They say: A multi-transforming, multi-miraculous skin remedy: a deep-cleansing face balm with anti-wrinkle benefits, a regenerating mask and a “go-anywhere” SOS remedy that you can use on cuticles, elbows, heels and shins. 

We say: Charlotte Tilbury’s glow cream has an impressive CV. It’s a multitasking cleansing balm, overnight mask, and body cream and also promises anti-wrinkle benefits and the ability to transform your figure into the “body of an angel”. No wonder it has the word “miracle” in its name. It’s enriched with sea buckthorn and cranberry seed oils so it has a super-glossy texture. I loved how easy it was to spread across my face and smooth into the crevices — just one cleanse later I felt as if my skin had been given a proper deep clean. It also works brilliantly as an overnight mask, especially if your skin is dry, dull or in general need of TLC. A thin layer is all you need and you’ll wake up with smaller pores, baby-smooth skin and the kind of subtle glow that you get from a two-week holiday somewhere sun-soaked.

 Nourishing Cleansing Balm 

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£18, Pixi (cultbeauty.co.uk)

They say: The Nourishing Cleansing Balm removes all traces of your makeup while nourishing your skin, leaving it silky-soft.

We say: Pixi really had to prove itself after the cult success of its Glow Tonic and it’s hit a home run with its cleansing balm. The formula, enriched with almond oil, cocoa butter, and vitamin E, melts from a solid balm into a wonderfully rich oil when applied, leaving your skin feeling pampered as well as squeaky clean. It’s a particularly good option if your skin has to battle the drying effects of central heating. Simply apply the balm straight on to dry skin, watch the day’s grime slowly disappear from your face then rinse with a damp cloth. My skin felt as if it had a layer of moisture on the surface post-cleanse, which was particularly good at relieving the dry patches under my eyes.

 Truly Gentle Cleansing Balm

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£22, Harbour Elements (harbourelements.com)

They say: The Truly Gentle Cleansing Balm is a luxurious concentrated gel oil which melts into the skin and transforms into a feather-light milk when rinsed with water.

We say: If your skin is easily irritated by artificial fragrances and harsh formulas, Harbour Elements has the solution. The cleanser is 100 percent plant-based so there are no tricks up its sleeve, just a trio of lovely oils — camellia tea, avocado, and jojoba — that are packed with fatty acids and antioxidants. All you have to do is massage the gel into your skin with damp fingertips and splash with warm water to create a creamy milk before rinsing off. The chamomile helps to soothe inflammation, while the calming coconut extracts left my skin blissfully make-up-free but without that horrible stripped-back feeling.

 Nourishing Cleansing Balm 

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£44, Diptyque (spacenk.com)

They say: This natural formula is enriched with oils and waxes to soften your skin, while vitamins A, C, and E give you an added glow.

We say: This beautifully thick balm is everything I want from a cleanser. The scents of rose and geranium mean it’s a comforting mix of masculine and feminine — like burying your head in your boyfriend’s old jumper. The formula contains a soothing blend of sweet almond oil, jojoba esters, and hazel seed oil, and can be left on like a mask while you’re scrolling through Instagram until you’re ready to wash it off. You’ll notice your makeup glides off if you work the balm into the skin, using four fingers in tight circular motions over the chin, cheeks, nose and forehead. Like Diptyque’s fragrances, a little goes a long way so you can use it sparingly and skin will still be suffused with the amazing floral scent.


Can you believe I was published in The Times?! I am so thankful, but what did you guys think? Comment below if you have tried any of my top 5 cleansers- let me know what you think or if I have missed any out!

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Stick it to the pink! | Fashion

     Never a girly girl, the colour pink had previously always alluded me. I had always wanted to become Avril Lavigne (her classic 2004 look of course), from the wannabe punk to the teenage emo phase; all side fridges and myspace poses. I was ‘cool’, or ‘edgy’, (or ‘a sheep‘).
     So imagine my surprise when the elusive pink trend began to pop up on my Instagram and I was quickly enamored. The ornate nature of pastels to whimsical OTT fuschia, my online shopping baskets were quickly filled with all shades Barbie.
   Pink was a prominent trend throughout the catwalks (maybe as a way for us Brits to remember colours?). Chanel threw pink about in its Cuba-inspired resort collection, whereas both Topshop LFW AW’17 runway and Célines 2017 Spring collection used the shade as a form of visual Prozac – It just makes me so happy!
     So, how can you actually wear this statement colour?Instead of buying a whole new wardrobe, you can just invest in a STATE.MENT. PIECE. aka those fricking beautiful Gucci wallpaper flats or Zara’s long pastel coatHowever, most of my edit is focussed on accessories. Accessories are the easiest way to sneak a pop of colour and elevate your look ready for spring (as seen in my Kenzo edit!).  If you need some more inspiration, Gregory Robert is the poster boy for wearing head-to-toe pink in a wearable way.
Stick it in the pink

White dress
£41 – zara.com

Long vest
£26 – zara.com

Sam Edelman pointy toe flat
bloomingdales.com

Bottega Veneta leather handbag
£1,955 – portero.com

OOAHOOAH white handbag
£49 – saksfifthavenue.com

Boho jewelry
£13 – gojane.com

Bulgari rose gold jewelry
£22,830 – truefacet.com

Topshop beret hat
£18 – topshop.com

     What do you guys think, will you integrate the pink? How would you wear it? Other than carrying around this Charlie Brown diary of course.
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P.S. Who spotted the cheeky Dior PFW’17 update? (;