My Spring Must Haves!

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Hey Guys sorry again for being such a slacker but clubs and homework have once caught up with me, so I haven’t blogged about anything interesting for donkey’s years….

I have made an effort to do some shopzin though and after seeing what’s in the shops I thought I would share with you some of my favourite styles and must haves.

xoxo 🙂

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Favourite Number One! TIE DYE

You probably already know but I am absolutely loving Tie Dye at the moment and I think with all the bright and bold patterns it is perfect for spring. All the major high street shops like asos, topshop, river island, Urban outfitters and H&M have it, but if you want to be extra awesome  I recommend making your own. it is half the price, great fun and you get major bragging rights! 😛

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House of Holland Tie Dye TEE @ Asos

Favourite Number Two! Cropped Tees

I dunno why but I am absolutely obsessed with cropped tees at the moment. They seem to be great for everything, school, shopping or just lazing around. I love them especially those in Topshop if you guys don’t own one you have to go out and buy one they are awesome! xoxo

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Favourite Number Three! Oversize!

Another thing I am loving this spring and is probably a huge contradiction to what I just said, is oversized tops. I am loving oversized tops and shirts. They look awesome with leggings and are really comfy!

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Favourites Four and Five! Platforms and Backpacks

PLATFORMS: Platform trainers have always been a love of mine but I dunno this spring I just seem to be loving them even more. I have like 5 pairs now and am wearing them constantly. Not only do they make me taller (which is always a bonus) they are just so coo, comfy and go with more or less anything. 🙂

Warning: If you but one pair you will have to but another! 😛

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BACKPACKS: I don’t just mean any kind of backpacks, I mean the cutest kind. Sadly and probably quite stupidly I don’t know there name but you guys will know once you see a pic. They are just so cute and I have one as my school bag. They are perfect for everything and I just have no words to describe my Love!

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Despite living in a place where even though it is spring it is SNOWING I am still loving spring fashion and allthough it is impossible to wear a t-shirt outside without dying of hypothermia, I will make an effort!

What a strange thing! to be alive beneath cherry blossoms. -Kobayashi Issa

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Marc by Marc Jacobs

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We are going to have to wait till Thursday to see Marc Jacobs main collection due to him having to postpone it again, because of late fabric and accessories. But do not fear he has still decided to show his new, ‘younger-skewing’ collection, so we are not completely empty handed.

This Fall collection definitely had a 70’s theme, with big prints and big hair. There were silk mini dresses bold prints, plus lots and lots of plaid.

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Cara was put in a beautifully colourful blue printed jumpsuit, which featured small cap sleeves and a fun red and yellow design. It was paired with black pumps, which was meant to reflect the wear ability of the collection.

As well as the highly shiny and highly glamorous red dresses, there was also a more casual, day to day aspect in the collection. A ‘sophisticated, working girl’ look, with blouses, high neck jumpers, wide legged trousers and high waisted skirts.

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The colour palette main consisted of blue, red, orange, grey and brown, which really added to the 70’s feel.

I personally think that this was definitely a more wearable collection as nothing was too unusual or extravagant, but whether it is ‘affordable’ will be another story. I did like the 70’s feel because well, I love most things vintage, but I know that Marc Jacobs did have a 70’s inspired collection back in 2011, so maybe that suggests he has to shake it up a bit and go….1920’s. How amazing would that be! Anyway that is just my opinion, and sorry I haven’t been blogging more about fashion week, it is just I am having a major craft week (my school is off) so I have been very busy.

Galaxy Vans…xoxo

Cara Delevigne…❤

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Can we all just take a second to appreciate the amazingness of Cara delevigne! I am literally obsessed with her at the moment. She is just so unique  and yes of course a part of me wishes I was her. She got 38 shows last season and is the face of burberry, DKNY, chanel, and many more. Cara was also voted Vogue’s ‘star face’ of Autum/Winter 2012-13. xoxo

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As well as being like the best model in the world, she also has the best style. Despite having a job where she is required to be very girlie and feminine a lot of the time, she manages to stay the tomboy she has always been, with a cool sort of punk rock style.

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I admire her in the sense that she is still so young but has worked extremely hard and is already at the top of her game. Everyone she meets, seems to love her bubbly and fun personality and also seem to be astonished that she is just not arrogant at all.

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I would personally love the opportunity to be a model, and i think that the versatility of her face is amazing. It just seems elastic, for example, sometimes her powerful dark eyebrows can make her look fierce and sultry, then the next second she looks soft and beautiful.

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As you may have already noticed, I am kinda obsessing over Cara Delevigne at the moment (but not in a weird way 😛 ), she has became a sort of idol of mine. She is an amazing model, so I recommend you check out this months issue of Vogue Uk, because she has a huge spread, that will help you get to know her better.

The reasons I think Cara stands out so much is because she is unique looking. Writing this post has made me realise that I need to listen to my own advice sometimes and stop obsessing over trying to be her and just except who I am. Because who knows what will happen in the future…xoxo

NY Fashion Week

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Despite the weather New York Fashion Week has begun. There has been some mishaps, for example Micheal Kors turned up in UGGS!, and Marc Jacobs has postponed his show. But life goes on and so has Jason Wu and Carmen Marc Valvo.

ImageJason Wu claims he wanted ‘to bring woman back to the runway’ and this was definitely reflected in his designs. Power dressing was a key feature in his Fall 2013 collection, with black twill and velvet coats, which were detailed with over-sized fur pockets, and peplum. Many beautiful but edgy designs were seen, everything from a strapless snake skin dress to a sheer black lace rain slicker & trench coat. Short coat dresses with exaggerated shoulders and gowns worn with black cigarette trousers were also popular designs featured in Wu’s new Fall 2013 collection. Personally I think it is very sophisticated and classy. It would be a great fashion influence for someone a bit older than me though, because well I ain’t a woman yet! xoxo

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“I was thinking long, lean, moody and dark,”: “Edgar Allan Poe. Creatures of the night. With a little rock ‘n’ roll, too.”- Carmen Marc Valvo

This collection featured some stunning gowns in merlot, ivory and grape, but the majority were in black. He claims that making his pieces in black lets him focus on the ‘structure and detailing, so [he] can make sure each design is different’. A  beautiful black embroidered trench with patent leather squares opened the show, which was then followed by some more glamorous cocktail dresses, lace gowns, leather cut outs and then probably the biggest hit of the night, a gorgeous black embroidered gown with sheer long sleeves, and a bodice, with leather either side of the waist. I personally loved the glamour and detail in this collection, and I hope that there is some sort of sophistication theme running this week, because I am loving it!

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These are just some of my favourites from the past couple of days , at NY Fashion week, but there are some other great collections that I recommend you go check out. I absolutely love fashion weeks and I am really looking forward to Marc Jacob and Zac Posen’s new collections, so be sure to come back and read all about them!

Statement Sunglasses

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It doesn’t matter what kind of weather it is this spring, just get your sunglasses out and look cool. When I talk about sunglasses I don’t mean any ordinary black ray-bans, I am talking about bold, bright and beautiful sunnies. So make a statement this spring with your eyewear!

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They were seen on every runway, so if you don’t agree with their amazingness then take it up with Anna Sui, Phillip Lim and Diane Von Furstenberg. Anna Dello Russo is another of many designers who have created beautiul pieces which, some people are calling OTT. So I  say to these people claiming that they are too much, that Lady Gaga is not the only person, on this planet who can pull them off, ordinary people are allowed to look awesome as well!

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So guys join me in begining to collect statement sunnies, for this up and coming spring/summer season. If you love them as much as I do, then who cares what the haters think, being bold is what fashion is all about!

Why be a sheep, when you can be a Lion! xoxo

Beauty Haul and Favourites

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These past weekends, I have admittedly been buying a bit more beauty bits and bobs than I probably need…. 😛 But that has came to good use because, one I am looking fine, and two I can share with you my favourite and probably some of this past months best beauty products. Enjoy! xoxo

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These are my favourite beauty products, and tools from January 2013! I won’t be going into detail with all of them, because well It will take to long, but I will give you a wee bit of info on them! The powder brush you can see is from Sarah Ashton’s, 7 piece brush set and it is amazing. I got the brush set in a sale so of course it was a steal, plus the brush gives you great coverage and is extremely soft and gentle on the skin, so it is a must.

The small pot is M&S’ new collection lip balm and I have fallen in love with it. Admittedly it is a bit expensive but, it smells, feels, looks, and works amazing so I would definitely say it is well worth the money.

Soap & Glory’s thick and fast mascara is one of my absolute favourites. It actually makes it look as though you are wearing false lashes and it is so light and not clumpy at all.

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Revelon Photo Ready Primer- This has to my favourite thing i have bought so far this year! It works a dream and makes my face look silky smooth and gives my foundation and powder great coverage. Another amazing thing about this product is that, you can wear it on its own without foundation and your skin still looks beautiful. It is also far healthier for your skin and pores, so I would definitely recommend!

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l’Oreal Paris Elvive 48H’ Anti-Frizz Serum- I just got his Frizz Serum recently but it seems to be working a treat and is great value for money. I think there is a deal on where it is about £3.20 and it works just as well as the more expensive products on the market. I have a huge problem with frizz and this seems to be the only thing that works, so make sure if you are a sufferer to check it out!

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Kleenex Shine Absorbing Sheets- Seriously guys there pads are miracles. No more looking sweaty after P.E these amazing little things just make the oil disappear, so you can continue looking fabulous! I don’t know if they sell the Kleenex ones in America, but I do know that there is a Clean & Clear version available in the USA, so all my friends of the world, buy them and save yourself from a sweaty face! xoxo

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Revelon ColorStay Smoky Shadow Stick- I got this revelon creme eyeshadow, a little while ago after I saw MacBarbie07 feature it in one of her videos and I am in love. You get them in loads of different color’s and i am definitely going to get more. It is an easy effective way to get smoky eyes and the eyes shadow lasts so long you probably won’t have to top it up all day!

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Collection 2000 Illuminating Touch Concealer- I know, I know that collection 2000 is not the best of brands, but this concealer is so good! My friend recommended it to me because, I have very fair skin and most concealers are just too orange. It comes in all different shades and is not to runny or thick, so it is just a great concealer and amazing value for money.

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No7 Essentially Natural Foundation- The No7 skin test is a must, because let’s be honest who wants an orange face! My foundation matches my skin tone perfectly and  gives a beautiful natural finish. For a liquid foundation it is super lightweight and just amazing, so I recommend it as high as I can!

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I hope you guys found this interesting and if you need any more information on the products I have featured leave a comment or email me!

MoyaSoya…xoxo

Lincoln

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Last night I went to see Steven Spielberg’s new film Lincoln, and it was amazing. It is such a touching story, with beautiful characters and concepts. I loved the film and would definitely go and see it again, it is such an important story that everyone should know about, because it teaches you so much about prejudice and equality.

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 The movie was also filmed beautifully which made it such a spectacle to watch.

Another part of the movie which I found very beautiful, was the costume, the oufits were amazing and just so authentic to the originals.

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(This is just how similar the costumes, were to the originals)

I loved this film, and I recommend to everyone to go and see it!

It’s Award Season!

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It’s that time of year again, when wherever we look, there is some sort of press involving dresses that are being worn this award season.

Though what really makes a good dress? Is it being current or is it being adventurous? Well designers and fashion critiques seem to be saying that trying to make a bold statement, is a bad idea this season because more than often they go terribly wrong.

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“You want people to see that it’s you and make sure you are wearing the dress and not the other way around.” – Alice Temperley

The stars who I personally think are looking the most beautiful, and seem to be getting the fashion force’s approval, are those who are going for the simple but effective look. Their dresses and gowns are not boring, they are just simple a taste of class and elegance. For example the beautiful Emmy Rossum in Caroline Herrera….

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 So if you are attending any special events this season, then I recommend  wearing something that is not too plain, but is also not too surprising! Dresses that are block colour but have a little bit of sparkle or decoration, seem to be the way too go! xx

GO GREEN!

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(That might not be the best picture to illustrate my point, but I do love it!)

I have deducted from reading countless amounts of magazines and watching fashion programmes, that Green is the Colour for 2013! So if you have some christmas money left over and want to invest it in looking fab, go out and buy some green clothes!

Many famous people, brands and businesses have been seen rocking, this awesome colour. Even Kate Middleton!

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Also brands such as Malchite and designers like Michael Kors, Nanette Lepore and Vivienne Tam have also included it in their Spring 2013 collections!

So if you want to look amazing this season buy Green! You could rock an awesome dress like Kate, or maybe go a little more low key and spice up your outfit with a handbag or some fab shoes. xx