“For me, festivals are unique and inspirational places as they join both music and fashion. To see your favorite bands, to see creative people gathered, all from different nations and with different looks, really inspires me.”
Friday, 30 April 2010
Thursday, 29 April 2010
Wednesday, 28 April 2010
Before the sex kitten 60s updated the look, the Egyptians made famous the thick black eye-liner flick worn around eyes. The Egyptians epitomize beauty, their skills today can still not be matched. To look to them is to better understand where it started and what beauty can and still does mean to us today.
The lates night also includes debates about ‘ Why does beauty matter’ with The L’Oreal Young Scientist Centre exploring experiments. You can delve into what makes us so obsessed by beauty.
Lates Ancient Egyptian Beauty lates starts at 18.45 - and totally free.
Monday, 26 April 2010
The collection is available in their flagship store and online from tomorrow, and if you head down to Oxford Street at 9.00am to snap up the dresses you could even bag yourself a free Gossip Girl DVD!
Friday, 23 April 2010
Tuesday, 20 April 2010
A throbbing heart in the middle of the desert and surrounded by palm trees and mountains, it is one of the most beautifully located festivals. Only a few hours drive from LA, it's a favourite among celebrities, and is the place to be - from the live music all day into the evening, Lacoste’s pool party, the farmer’s market, a tesla coil, bamboo starscraper and huge flower lights.
Held at The Empire Polo Club over the past weekend, some of the best acts from all four corners of the music industry found their way through the sand to perform. This year’s line-up included MGMT, Florence and the Machine, De La Soul, The Big Pink and David Guetta.
However, Jay- Z made Friday night when he brought out his wife as a surprise for the loyal crowds. With a loving introduction ‘someone truly, truly special’ and wearing some Daisy Dukes, and a baggy white T-shirt Beyonce came on stage to deafening screams to belt out ‘Forever Young’ with her husband. Jay-Z summed up the Coachella vibe when he told the crowds ‘Always feel like this, always stay forever young.’
Each year the fashion pays homage to the upcoming S/S trends- this year showed prints from clashing African styles on Whitney Port to Aztec on Katy Perry. Mischa Barton and Dita Von Teese chose nautical with Teese in Popeye-style sailor bell-bottoms and Barton sporting an anchor and stripes manicure. Alexa Chung chose pale yellow for a playsuit, while short shorts were the choice of Lindsay Lohan and Hayden Panettiere for showing off perfect tanned pins.
2010 was not short of the usual A-list guests with an array of celebrities in attendance. From Kate Hudson to model Rosie Huntington-Whiteley with her new beau Jason Statham, to Hills star Kristen Cavallari. Zooey Deschanel performed with her band She & Him, while Agness Deyn showed off her new shaven hair-do. Danny Devito met and hung out with MGMT, while Josh Harnett took a ride on a mechanical bull in a red-checked shirt, rolled up jeans, and deck shoes.
Coachella is definitely one of the most relaxed festivals, with a who’s who of actors and models, a line-up to die for, and events and parties throughout. The day is blistering hot, the nights chilled, but the atmosphere electric. Whilst it may be all the way in the Californian desert, we think it is definitely worth the trip!
Monday, 19 April 2010
Sunday, 18 April 2010
Now you all know that we’re massive Gleeks, so when we came across this video we were so excited and couldn’t resist sharing it with all of our readers…
Doesn’t it just make you wish you were there?
The mind boggles as to how they manage to teach so many people the dance moves and pull it all off. We’re very impressed.
And can we just say, how great is all this sunshine?
Wednesday, 14 April 2010
Monday, 12 April 2010
Scenes show Big flirting with another woman, Carrie dressed as (what my guess is) best man at Stanford’s wedding, Samantha dune-hopping, Charlotte cupcake making and Miranda making it on time to see Brady win a school prize.
While the beautiful cinematography of New York is what makes Sex and The City, the movie wouldn’t be complete without taking a trip abroad - to exotic Abu Dhabi. In between camel-riding whilst looking fierce and drinking cocktails in the desert on Arabian cushions surrounded by muslin, Carrie bumps into old flame Aiden in a beautiful Arabian market. What follows can only be described as a long hug, Carrie in a dress slit to her thigh; worthy of a gulp from Aiden and the statement from Carrie to Big that ‘something happened.’
Penelope Cruz, Miley Cyrus and Liza Minelli all feature, alongside a huge dollop of beautiful men (I especially like the look of the quick flash of fist pumping guys at the pool), a great soundtrack and the usual witty one-liners. The fashion is more beautiful than ever before with Carrie dripping in Halston Heritage, to quote the film - ‘I can hear the decadence calling.’
One thing hasn’t changed; their unique friendship - and Samantha sums it up perfectly, ‘We made a deal a long time ago - men, babies it doesn’t matter; we’re soulmates.’
With just over a month to go, for now the trailer will have to do. Meanwhile, I’m booking my flight to Abu Dhabi…
Sex and The City 2 is out in cinemas May 28th. Attendance is recommended in large groups of well-dressed, excitable females, before visiting a fun- filled cocktail bar!
by Olivia Weeks
Sunday, 11 April 2010
What I had forgotten is just how crazy liking someone makes you. Or maybe it's just me? I find myself going out more in the hopes of seeing him, constantly looking around for him when I'm out and getting paranoid that he's in love with another girl if he so much as looks at her for a second too long. It's exhausting.
And then there's the constant "does he like me?" analysis, letting him know that you like him and figuring out what your next move is going to be, all the while spending near enough all day unwillingly thinking about them. Wow, I sound even crazier when I write it down.
Saturday, 10 April 2010
Kelly was a well respected actress and loved by many, she counted Hitchcock as one of her mentors, and Josephine Baker as one of her best friends, as well as fellow actors Cary Grant and James Stewart. Stewart, after her death, said : You know, I just love Grace Kelly. Not because she was a princess, not because she was an actress, not because she was my friend, but because she was just about the nicest lady I ever met. Grace brought into my life as she brought into yours, a soft, warm light every time I saw her, and every time I saw her was a holiday of its own. No question, I'll miss her, we'll all miss her, God bless you, Princess Grace. She is timeless; so iconic she even appeared on a US stamp 11 years after her death. She remains one of the most beautiful, kind and respected actresses of both her and our time.
The exhibition Grace Kelly: A Style Icon runs from 17th April – 26th September 2010 at The Victoria & Albert Museum. Tickets are between £4 and £6.
Wednesday, 7 April 2010
Tuesday, 6 April 2010
Sunday, 4 April 2010
Friday, 2 April 2010
What are you wearing? Topshop black skinny jeans and floral blazer and my jumper is from Urban Outfitters.
Where do you like to shop? Topshop, Urban Outfitters and H&M
Who are your favourite designers? Marc Jacobs
How would you describe your style? Well I'm not sure, I just throw anything on in the morning.
What's on your ipod at the moment? Brand New