Tuesday, 31 August 2010
I'm incredibly excited to be starting my second year, but also very nervous as well. I simply cannot believe that a year ago, I wasn't even a fresher yet, but hey ho! Anyway, my summer is coming to an end, which also means full time work is coming to an end. I know I moan about it, but it's bringing me in lots of lovely dosh, which I so desparately need at the moment, what with rent, bills and the oh so lovely trip to New York in December! (eeeeek!!).
I'm really hoping that I still have loads of time to blog when I'm back at University, especially if I have loads of work to do, as my blog has totally blossomed recently, and I'd hate it to just fade into existance. So I'm determined to dedicate a little of my time to updating all my lovely little bloggers about what is happening in good ole Southampton.
Speaking of New York, has anyone else here been there before? I'm going for three days and I'm extremely excited. I want to know all the best places to visit, eat, and shop! My friend has been before, so she knows all the best places to go sightseeing, but I want some more opinions! All will be very welcome. There are so many different things I want to buy, places I want to visit and I must make sure I have batteries for my camera! I feel like a little kid again, waiting for Father Christmas!
For now my lovelies, xoxo
P.S, Tina Fey is so gorgeous!! xoxo
Saturday, 28 August 2010
Gizzi Erskine; Gizzi's Kitchen Magic
One of the best cookery books I've ever owned.
The most beautiful guy I've ever seen.
The best magazine, in my eyes anyway.
Yes, they may be expensive, but they are so bloody fantastic.
Well, what girl DOESN'T like Topshop?
Friday, 27 August 2010
Thursday, 26 August 2010
The September Issue isn't just a film to me. It's a beautiful eye opener to the world of Magazines, and how hard it really is to get into the Industry. I'm a University Magazine Journalism student, so this is the perfect film for me to watch. Anna Wintour is one of my idols, and it's so nice to see that she isn't that much of a monster, like so many people make her out to be. I must admit, I didn't know what to expect when I first started watching it, but I'm so glad I gave it a chance. It's funky, fresh, fast paced & so, well, perfect. Going behind the scenes of Vogue Magazine USA was a real treat for me, and it gave me the best insight to what it's really all about. I totally understand that working on a Magazine isn't going to be easy, and that you have to be 100% committed and so bloody passionate about it all. This film shows that the hours are irregular, you're always on call, and sometimes you might do something completely wrong, but it'll be so worth it in the end. If that was me, I'd be so proud of what I'd achieved when the 2007 Vogue was released. The September Issue is a truly fantastic film, and if any of you are thinking about going into the Magazine Industry, I would certainly recommend you watch this first.
Wednesday, 25 August 2010
I love a drink as much as the next person, and there are times when you go out, and you just want to get absolutely trashed. I haven't been like that since I left in May, mainly because my friends are home aren't interested in that sort of thing, so I guess I'm having withdrawal symptoms. Don't get me wrong, I'm not an alcoholic, and I certainly do not have a problem, but hey, having a few cheeky drinks with your friends is always a good thing, right?
I'm not counting down the days, because I love being at home and seeing my family and friends, but I know that by the beginning of September, I'll be eagerly awaiting for the 19th September to arrive, the day where I'll be reunited with the Southy girls.
Bring it on!
Sunday, 22 August 2010
Yes, she's fashionable. Yes, she's pretty, and yes she can 'sorta' sing. There are a handful of other Celebrities out there that are 10x better than her, yet they hardly ever get a look in. It seems to me that the whole world has gone Cheryl crazy, and they've all got on 'cheryl tinted' sunglasses. Please people, get a grip! Another thing, she really ISN'T the best judge on the X Factor, and sometimes, she don't half talk a load of rubbish. She cries over everything, and hugs people even when they don't need to be hugged! Sorry darling, we don't want to see you act like a loser. You are embarrassing, and if I'm being honest, I've always preferred Dannii Minogue.
Saturday, 21 August 2010
I have many style crushes within the Celebrity and Magazine scene, but Jo Elvin has to be the one that completely outshines the rest of them. She's incredibly classy and extremely beautiful, and it seems she's able to completely pull off every outfit she wears. Being the Editor of Glamour Magazine, you've got to know your fashion and probably wear all the latest outifts, and Jo manages to do this so perfectly. I've chosen this particular photograph as it's my absolute favourite, and the dress is so breathtakingly beautiful. Very few would be able to make this work, but it's completely transformed and she looks like a goddess. I'm so jealous of how pretty she is, and I would literally give my right arm for her wardrobe, (oh and her job!). It's nice to see someone other than the usuals, such as Cheryl Cole, Kate Moss, etc etc, stealing the limelight for once. Jo Elvin is a true style icon, and I totally admire & envy her!
Friday, 20 August 2010
I haven't been shopping in a while, so I went this afternoon after work, and picked up the cutest pair of boots ever. They're light grey, with studs around the top, and just so adorable. I got them from Next, and they were only £22! Bargain, I say!
Receiving cute messages
I love people that send me messages out of the blue, the ones that really make me smile. They're totally unexpected, and I think they're the best. I got the nicest one recently, and I'm hoping it'll lead to something further for my career.
I've blogged about her before, but seriously, she's such a legend. I'm putting her on Friday Favourites because it's her birthday today, so happy birthday!! <3
Seeing my name on the Company Website, and my blog link. Amazing, gobsmacked, fantastic. That is all I can say to be honest.
Southampton Freshers Week
I've just been speaking to my Uni friends about Uni & Freshers Week, and I've just started to get insanely excited about going back. I've missed everyone and everything so freaking much, so all I can say is; bring on 19th September! <3
I haven't had one today, but does anyone want to make me a Sex on the Beach? Pretty please, with sugar and chocolate sprinkles on top?
I don't just want to travel to have fun and view the sights, I want to travel to help people. I want to volunteer somewhere that could really do with the extra help, and hopefully try and make a difference. However, until then, I've complied a few places that really do have a place in my heart, the places that I yearn to experience and taste the lifestyle...
Times Square: I'm going here in December, I'm going here in December, I'm going here in December. Seriously, I am so freaking excited! Okay, so it's not going to be New Years Eve, but it will be Christmas and that means (hopefully) snow, snow, and yet more snow. Christmas shopping, Central Park, Statue of Liberty, Ice Rinks! New York has to be the most amazing place in the whole entire world, and I just cannot believe I'm getting the chance to actually go! Spending three days with my best friends, in the City that never sleeps; perfect perfect perfect
Wednesday, 18 August 2010
I want doesn't get you anywhere.
Maybe I should start thinking about the things I need?
A watched phone never rings, just like a watched clock never moves.
If someone asked me this question however many years ago, I honestly wouldn't of been able to have given them a straight answer. However, fast forward to now and if someone asked me this again, I'd probably end up boring you with my dreams, ambitions and aspirations. It fills me with such pride to be able to say that I know where my life is heading, and that I have something to aim towards. I'm soon to be starting my second year at University, where I am studying Magazine Journalism and Feature Writing, and I'm currently in the process of looking for Work Experience. Working in the Magazine Industry hasn't always been clear to me that it was what I wanted to do, but after countless interviews at the College that I attended, I finally decided that it was something I really wanted to pursue a career in.
To be honest, I've always loved anything Magazine related, and I'm always buying the glossies (my favourites are Company and Cosmopolitan). I love fashion, photography and beauty, and I adore writing about anything and everything. For the past two years, I have been writing a monthly article for my local Newspaper, and even though I don't get paid, I do it for the sheer joy and the plain ole experience. I believe that if you work hard for something, it'll be worth it in the end.
I suppose, back to the question, in ten years I hope I'll end up working for a Magazine such as Company or Cosmo. These two are the queens of the Magazine Industry in my eyes, and it'd be the most amazing thing if that happened. I want to end up as a Columnist, such as Jameela Jamil, where I get the chance to write about things that I love, things that I hate, and updates in what's happening to me and my life. It excites me greatly to think about the future, as I can honestly say it's going to be an incredibly fantastic journey.
Tuesday, 17 August 2010
Kate Winslet: In this particular photograph, Kate has teamed a simple pair of dark blue jeans with a plain black vest, and a grey and black blazer. This is probably one of the most easiest outfits to recreate, and at a fraction of the price that this one probably cost. You may not get something that's completely similar, but if you look around some of your favourite shops, then you are definitely bound to find something you like! After searching through a few of my most loved fashion websites, I think I've found some items that you'll love...
Jennifer Aniston: This is a pretty simple outfit, and Jen, once again, has managed to pull it off with elegance, style and femininity. It seems to me that she just can't put a foot wrong in the style stakes. Whether she's dressing down and keeping it casual, or stepping out onto the red carpet, she always gets it so right. She's got a fabulous figure for her age, so this is probably one of the many reasons why everything suits her down to the ground. Even though she hasn't even got many acccessories on, this outfit just transforms and comes completely to life. Me? Jealous? Never! So, here's how to dress like Jen, without breaking the bank...
Gizzi Erskine: I'm kind of assuming that not everyone will know who Gizzi Erskine is, so I'll tell you. She's a celebrity chef/food writer/tv presenter, and she's a bit of a legend when it comes to fashion sense. She's described her style as "60s meets punk", and I couldn't describe it better myself. Her make up and hairstyle is something straight out of Breakfast at Tiffany's, and her outfits are always so cute. Whether it's a tartan dress like the one in this picture, or high waisted trousers and shirts, she's always got her finger on the fashion button. Gizzi is incredibly fashionable, and she's one to look out for, so that's why I've mentioned her. Here are a few bits of clothing that'll make you look just like her...
Monday, 16 August 2010
All photos are taken from the Company Website :)
I've just made a polyvore all of my favourite a/w clothes, and I'm now excited to go out there and buy loads! At the moment, my favourites are definitely oversized jumpers and shirts, teamed with dark blue skinny jeans. In my opinion, jeans and jumpers are a staple favourite in our wardrobes, and they seem to never go out of fashion. I'm also in love with the biker look boots that are out at the moment, and if you find ones you like, then I'd definitely recommend you snap them up, before someone else does! They are super cute, and punky at the same time. All I can say now is; bring on pay day!
Saturday, 14 August 2010
Friday, 13 August 2010
I'm not going to name names, as that isn't what I'm about, but there's someone in particular that has this down to a T. They're on Twitter, and all of their followers pretty much worship the ground they walk on, and yes, they take the time to reply to most of them, and say thank you blah blah blah, but after a while, you can tell that they just can't be bothered! Excuse me, aren't we the ones that got you here? Made you become this particular person, and so famous and well known? Hmm, obviously not judging by the way you treat some of us.
I'm sorry guys, I'm in a bad mood now, and I hate posting blogs that are just rant mode, but it had to be done! I promise that tomorrow, I will be back to blogging my lovely and stress free blogs again! Ciao! xx
Wednesday, 11 August 2010
Sunday, 8 August 2010
Anyway, I promise 100% that this week I will make up for neglecting this, as I have a week off from work :)
for now my lovelies xx
Thursday, 5 August 2010
Don't get me wrong, I love reading about my favourite celebrities as much as the next person, but after a while, I admit I find it a tad tedious. I get pleasure at reading about Kate Winslet (my absolute favourite actress) and Gizzi Erskine (my absolute favourite chef), mainly because they don't crave so much media attention. They're both pretty grounded, and they stay out of the spotlight most of the time.
To be honest, I guess celebrities such as Kerry Katona and Katie Price want to gain as much coverage as humanly possible, probably because they aren't really that popular for what they do, but c'mon guys, is anyone else getting seriously bored? I want to turn on my Television and watch something worthwhile, and something that I'll enjoy, instead of watching something that makes me want to curl up and die.
I'm not a moaner, and I'm not a boring person that doesn't want to hear or see anything celebrity related, but all I'm saying is that I want to see something fresh. Something new, something exciting, instead of the same old rubbish. But what can I do? Unless I physically march to the TV studios and demand something else, I can't really see anything new happening in the near future, so maybe I'll just grin and bear it.
Now, where did I put my remote control?