Tuesday, 29 June 2010

Love | Want | Need - Hello Kitty Bikini

 Hayden Panettierein in Hello Kitty bikini

If you didn't already know, I am a HUGE fan of all things Hello Kitty. So you can imagine my delight when I spotted Hayden Panettierein a georgous Hello Kitty bikini.

I love the colours red and white and think it really suits her. I tried looking for a Hello Kitty bikini but it seems the only genuine clothing is only available in kidswear *uber sad face*

I ♥ this bikini!

Though I did find a website that sells some really cute Hello Kitty items like phone accessories, clothing, stationery etc.

Compact mirror and purse

If you happen to know of any websites that ship Hello Kitty bikini's to the UK holla atch girl! ♥

The Danger of Hair Extensions - Naomi Campbell

 Naomi Campbell reveals signs of hair loss

It's enough to put any woman off extensions for life.  Naomi Campbell, who was at a fashion shoot for designer Dennis Basso, was spotted in New York yesterday with bald patch on her head.

It looks like years of wearing extensions and weaves for photo-shoots has caused the serious hair loss. 

Naomi getting ready for her shoot

There are so many types of extensions these days. You can weave threads to hair, hair clip ins or the new method involves glue-heating the extensions onto natural hair.

I am no hair expert but glue heating is a very extreme method of creating long, locks. Is it really worth it?

Chris Rock has a new film out, Good Hair. (see trailer below) The documentary explores the wonders of Black hairstyles.  Though he doesn't mention anything about the risks of excessive weaving or extensions.  Known as traction alopecia, it is a serious issue and it's a shame it wasn't explored further.

Perhaps, this image of Naomi Campbell, one of the world's most recognisable and successful models, will highlight the danger of hair extensions to the world.



All thoughts, as always, are welcomed! ♥


Wednesday, 23 June 2010

Skinny Role Models:Is this Modern Day Beauty?

 Beverly Hills star AnnaLynne and her sister, Angel

When I saw this picture of Beverly Hills star AnnaLynne McCord and her sister, model, Angel on holiday I felt a mixture of emotions, shock, sadness and disappointment.  Does this look equate to modern day beauty?  Because to me, this is anything but beauty.

The sisters both look unhealthy, their legs painfully skinny and their ribs clearly visible in the bikinis.  Is this what we call beautiful? This ladies, is not a good look for any woman young, middle aged or mature.


 Skeletal sisters

I can't help but feel sorry for these girls. For the time that AnnaLynne has been in the public eye, she has faced heavy scrutiny over her body being labelled by the press as "too thin". She claims she has never needed to diet and has admitted she is "naturally slim" (where have I heard that one before?!) but judging by these images, this does not look "natural" by any means.

 Singer Beth Ditto, refuses to loose weight despite being in the public eye

The pressure that women face in today's society is immense. We have to look young (permanently), stay slim, have successful careers, buy our own home, get married oh  and if there's time have a couple of kids to tick off the long list of accomplishments.  And men wonder why women are hormonal..smh. 

The media, should be utterly ashamed and take full responsibility for this poor representation of women. The image of the "perfect" woman is constantly being contradicted. Fat woman are ridiculed in weekly gossip/tabloid magazines, television, blogs etc yet the following week, skinny women are criticised for being too slim. Damned if you do, damned if you don't - as a woman you just can't win.  So where does that leave us?  In a constant battle with our self-image that's where. How depressing...!

 Typical criticism of media reporting of women - where are the male celebrities before and after pictures???

I could go on and on about my views on women and how they are represented in the media (my thesis on this was 15,000 + words!) but instead, I thought I'd share with you my brief fustrations on the issue as what I really wanted was to hear from you...

So what do you think? How does it make you feel seeing these skeletal pictures of these girls?

Let me know!

 Nice looking ribs abs, girls

Tuesday, 22 June 2010

Serena Williams Awesome Nail Art & WAH Nails

 Forget the red shorts - check out her NAILS!

I have a crazy obbession with all things nails so whilst everyone was commenting on who was wearing what on the women's tennis court this afternoon, I was too busy admiring Serena William's nail art.

Serena was sporting georgous diamond nails with an "S" embellished on her little finger - how cute is that?!

 I'm in ♥ with Serena's nail art!


If you're interested in getting your nails personally customised then look now further than Wah Nails, the coolest nail store in London.  Wah Nails is set in Dalston , East London, but they also based in Topshop, Oxford Circus.

 Nail art by Wah Nails

Founded by Sharmadean Reid, this is definately the place to get your nails did!  You can ask for any design you like from Helly Kitty to leopard print or even the Chanel logo - yay!

  Nail art by Wah Nails

I can't wait to visit - now all I've got to do is choose a weird yet wonderful design...
 
Nail art from £8, extensions from £30. 420 Kingsland Road, London, E8 4AA, 020 7812 9889. Wah Nails is open from 12noon – 8pm Monday to Saturday.  Topshop, Oxford Circus 020 7927 7844.  Visit their website to book http://wah-nails.com/


Friday, 18 June 2010

UK Summer Fashion Sales Begin!

Summer is the season for SALES so what better way to spend the next few weeks picking up some great bargains?  I've picked the top five best stores to visit for your Summer essentials. One note of advice..shop like you will never shop again! :-)


Designer

Harrods
Fri June 18- July 11 |87-135 Brompton Rd | SW1X 7XL |+44 7730 1234 | http://www.harrods.com/ |

Shoppers on your marks, get set, GO! Shopaholics have your totes ready, because Harrods is the place to grab the best bargains with all designers under one roof. Just like the slogan states, there is only one sale, and that magnificent sale happens to in Knightsbridge with actress Joanna Lumley opening the store this Saturday.   Absolute heaven for the die hard shopaholics, but hell if you can't handle the crowds..you have been warned!


Selfridges
Sale on now until June 30 | 400 Oxford St | W1A 1AB |+44 870 837 7377 | http://www.selfridges.com/
A little birdie told me that there is up to 75% off on most womenswear and accessories at Selfridges this Summer! Also for all my beauty fanatics, they have mega discounts on beauty ranges too and also furniture so there's something to suit everyone.  So, what are you waiting for? See you there! ;-)


Liberty
Sale starts Thur June 17| 214-220 Regent St | W1B 5AH | 7734 1234 | http://www.liberty.co.uk/ |
Going shopping with your Mum or Gran? Then head to Liberty where you are bound to find a timeless bargain within the chic store.  They have a large collection of both mens and womenswear offers and beautiful homeware pieces I can guareentee your Mum would love.


Harvey Nichols
Sale on Wed June 16-20 | 109-125 Knightsbridge | SW1X 7RJ | 7235 5000 | http://www.harveynichols.com/ |
If you're still looking for more designer bargains then head to Harvey Nichols which have up to 50% off on menswear, womenswear AND accessories!  Store hours have even been extended over the five day sale, now that's what I call a store that cators to our needs!


High Street

Zara
Sale starts Zara Thu 24 June | Kensington High Street | London| W8 4PE |
Named the "New King of the High Street" by the Daily Mail newspaper this week, Zara is undoubtly the store any fashionista should be visiting for the sales.  One of my favourite stores on the high street, I'd be lost without their basic tops and denimwear and am in love with all the seasonal trends like harem trousers and statement dresses. Not to mention the shoes! *swoons..yes swoons!* I can't wait to see what bargains I'll be picking up! 


Topshop
Sale starts late July | 36-38 Great Castle St | W1W 8LG | +44 7927 0214 |+44 7636 7700 | http://www.topshop.com/
Topshop is being verryyyyyyyyyy secretive about the dates of their Summer sale - so much so that they are not revealing it until the very last minute! *sobs* But a little birdy told me that it will start at the end of July. Perfect timing for payday..and for everyone's Summer holidays yay!

ASOS
Starts today | outlet Smmer Sale | http://www.asos.com/ |

I have only just found out that the ASOS summer sale starts today hooray! With more than 700 brands to choose from including menswear, childrenswear, accessories, beauty ranges AND shoes there is no doubt that a bargain may, MUST be found!

Happy shopping everyone! ;-)



 

Monday, 14 June 2010

Outfit of the Day Video

I've finally uploaded my new fashion video on youtube! It's a Primark Haul special...enjoy! :-)

Outfit of the Day Workwear

 Workwear
Smart and chic is my look for work.  Friday is the only day I get to "dress down" in my office, but until that day arrives its professional all day every day! 

How relieved am I that ASOS stock great copies of Victoria Beckham style shift dresses! I love this bag, it's super big I know, but if you've seen my "what's in my bag" youtube video, you'll know how much stuff I have in my bags!

 Dress - Asos.com
Bag - Primark
Shoes - Primark
 

Just Like Carrie - Name Necklace

 Carrie and her famous name necklace

If you're a fan of Carrie from Sex and the City then you'll know how fabulous her wardrobe is.

I loved Carrie's gold name necklace she wore in some of the very first episodes of the show.  

I found a website that does a great copy! Punky Pins sells both gold and silver name chains ranging from £15 and £99.

  I received my name necklace in the post today! 

Sunday, 13 June 2010

The Perfect Baby Gift

How cute are those shoes! Awwwwwwww

What's the perfect gift to give a new mum? Baby clothes of course! 

One of my best friends recently gave birth to a beautiful baby girl.  You can imagine how many pink baby clothes she has received. Which is why I thought I would give her something a bit different...

I saw the most beautiful outfit on the White Company online. Although it's designed with a boy in mind, the nautical baby gro, shoes and top are just too cute to be limited to boyswear only!


 The gift came in lovely packaging too...

Both Mummy and Daddy were equally very pleased with it - so glad they liked it!  Would definately recommend the the White Company store for unique and VERY on-trend baby outfits! 

How happy does Mummy look with her gift?!

Outfit of the Day Nautical



I always try and make the most of the Summer days in good old Blighty!  I love the nautical look and this top, with the gold embroidered detail, attracted me the most.  I Juicy Couture one of my favourite brands  this bag is so cute perfect for a day out :-) These strappy sandals are so comfy. They've lasted two summers - will they make it to the third? We will see!

Jeggings - www.topshop.com
Bag - Juicy Couture at www.net-a-porter.com


Wednesday, 9 June 2010

Roger Milla in Coca Cola Advert

Roger Milla celebrating his goal

Only four days until the World Cup kicks off and everyone is going football crazy including me!

Have you ever wondered who started the celebration goal dance? No, not Peter Crouch! It was none other than  football legend, Roger Milla, the former Cameroonian striker. 

He was one of the first African strikers to become an international star. But what he is most famous for is his celebration dance around the corner post each time he scored a goal.  It has become the most popular goal celebration ever since with players all around the world adopting their own signature dances.

Coca Cola has released this amazing advert paid honour to Roger Milla. It's so nice to see the player being honoured for his amazing football skills, talent and most importantly dancing!

Tuesday, 8 June 2010

Glamour Magazine Awards 2010

Last night was the Glamour Magazine Awards ceremony held in London.  

So who looked hot and who looked a hot mess? Take a look at the pics below and let me know what you think!

Cheryl Cole and Lily Allen


Abi Clancy and Pixie Geldof

Rachel Stevens and Lisa Snowdon


 Fearne Cotton and Alexandra Burke


Diana Vickers and Pixe Lott

Fearne Cotton's outfit is my favourite ♥ the colour very daring for the red carpet! What outfit was your favourite?

Karate Kid Trailer

 Jaden Smith with the original karate kid William Zabka

Karate Kid is one of my favourite films EVER. So when I heard Hollywood was remaking it I wasn't much pleased.

Then I watched the trailer and once I saw Will Smith's son, Jaden in action I soon changed my mind! Jackie Chan also features and plays his mentor in the film.
  
Jaden, his older brother Trey, sister Willow, Dad Will and Mum Jada

Anyone who knows me, knows I am a HUGE fan of Will Smith so maybe I'm a little biased.  Not only is Jaden a cutie (those ears awwwww!) he is also a really good actor too. I loved him in The Pursuit of Happiness and I can't wait to see him in the Karate Kid. Watch the trailer and let me know what you think!

Monday, 7 June 2010

MTV Movie Awards

It was the MTV Movie Awards last night in Los Angeles and all the stars came out to play.

As usual there were some amazing and absolutely awful outfits on show so these are my pick of the best and worst:-

  Lindsey Lohan and Katy Perry

Battle of the sparkle and glitter last night with Lindsey Lohan in a sparkly halter-neck all in one and Katy Perry wearing a long sleeved glitter dress.


Katy Perry and Christina Aguleria
 
I've always thought Katy Perry has one of the best bodies in Hollywood.  Skin and bones she is not! Christina Aguleria in  Versace Atelier.

 Vanessa Hudgens and Jessica Biel


Scarlet Johanssen and Nicky Hilton


Paris Hilton and Snooki from Jersey Shore

Eva Mendes and Kristen Stewart

And the winners are...

Best fight: Beyonce Knowles vs. Ali Larter, Obsessed
Best kiss: Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson, The Twilight Saga: New Moon
Best WTF moment: Ken Jeong, The Hangover
Best scared-as-s-**t Moment: Amanda Seyfried, Jennifer's Body
Best breakout star: Anna Kendrick, Up in the Air
Best female performance: Kristen Stewart, The Twilight Saga: New Moon
Best male performance: Robert Pattinson, The Twilight Saga: New Moon
Best global superstar: Robert Pattinson, The Twilight Saga: New Moon
Best villain: Tom Felton, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
Best biggest badass star: Rain, Ninja Assassin
Best comedic performance: Zach Galifianakis, The Hangover
Best movie: The Twilight Saga: New Moon
MTV Generation Award: Sandra Bullock
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