On Wednesday night the stars of the music and entertainment world flocked to the O2 Arena in London for the annual Brit Awards hosted this year by Jack Whitehall. Stormzy and Dua Lipa bagged the awards for Brittish Male and Female Solo Artists and Kendrick Lemar and Lorde picked up the awards for International Male and Female Solo Artists. Dua Lipa also won British Breakthrough Act. Amongst the celebrations many artists performed including Rita Ora and Liam Payne, Ed Sheeran and Sam Smith but the performance everyones talking about is Stormzy's closing performance when he called out the Prime Minister.
As the celebrities arrived on the red carpet the women carried a white rose to show their support for the Times Up movement. The night was full of glitz and glam and here are some of my fave looks from the 2018 Brit Awards.
IAMDDB in The K Label
IAMDDB looked super sexy in a sheer red leopard print number from The K Label - with a body like that who wouldn’t want to show it off! With matching red sunglasses proving small sunnies are still in.
A little late with the Valentine’s post but life got in the way last week so my boyfriend and I decided to celebrate at the weekend instead. We decided against presents so instead we spent the night at the new ‘Residence Inn by Marriott’ hotel in the city centre on Saturday. Even though we were still in Aberdeen it was nice to escape for a while - and the hotel is amazing. We got ready at the hotel then we headed out for some drinks - returning boozy with a takeaway pizza.
The room was modern and minimalist with an amazing queen size bed. On Sunday we had breakfast in bed before check out at mid-day. I would definitely recommend the hotel to anyone coming to Aberdeen to visit or even if you are from Aberdeen but just feel like having a night in a fancy hotel.
I opted for a sleek black jumpsuit for our date with minimal jewellery. You can see my outfit details below.
So as you’ve guessed from the title (or if you follow me on Instagram) I was in Dublin this weekend with my boyfriend and I had the best time exploring this cute city and trying out the Irish nightlife. Our weekend was jam packed and it felt like we didn’t get a chance to just relax.
Anyway here are some of my highlights.
The Guinness Storehouse
We debated whether or not to visit the iconic Guinness storehouse as none of us drank Guinness so didn’t know whether or not the tour would be worth it. On the Saturday the weather wasn’t too great so we decided to go as we would be inside but I’m so glad we did. Inside it is nothing like I expected it is defenitely worth the money. The tour spans over 7 floors - which you can walk round at your own leisure - of interactive information points and ends with a free pint of Guinness in their sky bar with the best view of Dublin.
(I honestly thought I would be walking round an old factory with a tour guide).
Yeah I know I’m late with the whole new year post - but January deadlines were taking over my life! I've only now had time to reflect on 2017 and look to the year ahead.
2017 was a good year and I can’t believe it passed so quickly! Looking ahead at 2018 I’m excited/nervous. The beginning of the 2nd semester of my FINAL year at uni. This semester I will be writing my dissertation and lets just say I’m not looking forward to it. I will also graduate in summer which is exciting yet daunting at the same time! Graduating means I will need to get a proper grown up job and yes I am one of those people who still has no idea what she actually wants to do as a career.
I’ve been finding it hard to find time to write up a blog post recently as I am drowning in uni work with multiple deadlines fast approaching. So for this post I thought it fitting that I show you a tiny bit of what I’ve been up to at uni.
For part my ‘Fashion Project’ module - one of the more creative modules - we had to plan and execute a photoshoot (alongside a written report of course - they couldn’t make it that easy). The theme of our coursework is ‘Comfort in Clothing’. Before we even thought about the photoshoot we had to host a focus group to do some research on comfort in clothing and what people found comfortable and enjoyed wearing. Baggy, oversized clothing was an occurring theme throughout my research process so that aided me in creating a mood board on how I wanted to style my shoot.
I’m not usually a fan of fancy dress but for Halloween I make an exception. This year my friends from uni had a Halloween party (always so much better than heading to a club in town).
I think scary is always more fun. This year I went as a clown. My costume consisted of monochrome striped trousers, and a red blazer (which was on sale). I loved the trousers and will definitely be wearing them again! I researched some clown makeup on Pinterest and found a few different ones that I liked so I took elements of each and made up my own. If I am doing extravagant makeup I always try and do a test run - so I’m not stressing on the actual day. I was also unsure on which colours I wanted to use so I did a quick practice run ahead of the final look which you can see below.
P.S I am no makeup artist.
Unfortunately I wasn't one of the 5000+ people to recently attend London Fashion Week (one day!) but if your anything like me you kept up with all the goings on in the capital over social media.
LFW is considered one of the 'Big Four' fashion weeks along with New York, Paris and Milan so as you can imagine it is an amazing platform for designers to show case their latest collections.
I've done a little round up of some of my favourite collections set to make an impact in the upcoming months.
So summer is officially coming to an end! For those of you who know me or have read my last blog post you will know my friends and I visited Barcelona on our latest gals trip. I actually found it difficult searching for outfits to wear on a city break in a hot climate. I'm usually dressing for the harsh weather of Aberdeen or the heat in Ibiza where literally anything goes! So anyway here is a lil look at some of my Barcelona wardrobe from clubbing outfits to lounging beside the rooftop pool at our hotel.
P.S Still trying to get used to the whole solo pic thing.
Back in my fave swimsuit.
Swimsuit - BohoRose
Adidas Sliders - Schuh
Sunglasses - H&M
I have just recently returned from the best 5 days exploring the sunny city of Barcelona with my 2 best friends - as we get older we still incist on having at least 1 summer holiday a year together. For the past 3 years Ibiza has been our destination of choice but this year we decided to have a break from the White Isle in exchange for the City of Gaudi.
Of course we tried to see all of the classic tourist attractions whilst on our short trip to Barcelona. One of my favourites being the Cathedral de la Segrada Familia. The sheer size of the cathedral took my breath away and the architecture is stunning. A magnificent building that still hasn't been completed. I can't imagine how grand it will look when it is finished.
I've been home from Croatia for 2 weeks now and I still have the holiday blues! I had the best time ever at Hideout Festival and would definitely recommend it if house and techno music is your thing. I loved how the festival is so fast paced. I was out for most of the day at pool parties and out all night at beach clubs - usually till around 6am. The 30+ degree heat during the day meant I was always in swimwear and sunglasses but the cooler temperatures at night made it easier to get made up. I love getting colourful outfits for holidays like this as for those of you who know me my usual wardrobe is mostly black! Metallics and sequins featured heavily in my Hideout wardrobe - you can have a look at what I wore below.