Sunday, 27 December 2015

Inspo: Panatone's Official Colours of 2016

A true authority in colour, US based Pantone are a commanding force for the shades of the year to come with 2016 taking an altogether softer approach. With a baby blue Serenity and a powder pink Rose Quartz predicted as the hues of the year, draw inspiration from the most dominant pastels in fashion. Crisp spring days lend themselves to bubblegum pink duster coats, faux fur linings and powder blue tights while the warmer whether calls for pastel chiffon dresses. Accessorise blush tones with periwinkle and bring the colours into the home with decadent chandeliers and quirky prints.

Saturday, 19 December 2015

Film Friday: Star Wars :The Force Awakens

It's here, it's really here! JJ Abrams we bow down to you; for creating an epic, visually awe-inspiring world which seamlessly connected itself to Return of the Jedi in 1983. It's rare for me to not feel the time pass in a film, but the force must have been strong with this one as I spent the whole two hours 16 minutes glued to the screen.  Re-awakening everyone's childhood, Carrie Fisher, Harrison Ford and Mark Hamill reprise their roles in a reminiscent rollercoaster of action-packed proportions.

 A slice of raw new talent came in the form of Daisy Ridley and John Boyega, the former playing Rey a tough scavenger on the planet Jakku- not dissimilar to the desolate environment of Tattoine on the galaxy's Outer Rim. Boyega takes on the role of Finn, a former storm trooper who befriends Rey and embarks on an adventure with her, Han Solo and our favourite furry mammal Chewbacca. Peppered with references to the previous installments will keep die hard fans keen while new adventures and characters seem just as charming- from the cutesy BB8 droid to the unpredictable villain Kylo Ren (Adam Driver), this movie seemed just a taster for adventure is to come.

JJ Abrams refreshing take took the franchise into a modern realm of (dare I say it) feminist proportions. Daisy Ridley had previously said she hopes her character Rey will inspire strength in younger girls and I think she achieved that. Captain Phasma (Gwendoline Christie) exuded equality in a gender-neutral suit while Leia dropped her princess status in favour of becoming a General.

I give the movie: 

Until the next installment comes around, I was left with a number of questions:
Who are Rey's family? (I love her) Will there be a romance between her and Fin? (I hope so) and who is the evil hologram? (omg E.T is that you)

Saturday, 5 December 2015

My Christmas Wishlist

It's that time of year again! Letters to Santa are well under way and I thought I would share my wishlist with you.

Eyelet Jumper: Topshop// Rose Gold Disney Watch: ASOS// I Can and I Will Tee: Valfre// Patent Pointed Boots: New Look// Glass Terrarium: Etsy// Winter Scene Skirt: Topshop// Diamante Eye Pom Pom: New Look// Liquid Sarcasm Bag: Skinny Dip London//

This year I'm really digging a cosy knit, and when I saw this grunge-studded jumper in Topshop I fell in love. I'm not usually a fan of the store, but their stock has been particularly impressive lately, it's just a shame about their prices (wah). I'm being biased here but New Look's pieces are amazinggg at the moment and their pointed patent boots are bang on trend, not to mention their cute accessories- i'm loving their pom pom keyrings. For those sassy gifts, I included Valfre, a store that's always creating originally illustrated clothing and prints that exude feminism. Skinny Dip London also have cool and innovative designs, I'm definitely a fan of their 'liquid sarcasm' cross body bag. Disney's rose gold watch appeals to the inner child in me and i've always loved cacti and succulents so a cute place to keep them in would be awesome.