Fashion in Film: Funny Girl

This is a film I was a total latecomer to, and it did not disappoint. The film was incredible, the songs poetic and funny, and reading the trivia on the film also shaped it as a huge production and Barbra as the diva. But she really is the full centre of the film and her costar is it’s fashion. Here are a few of my favourites!

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This was an amazing number and what Fanny Brice did is hilarious! She put her own spin on the finale number and pretended to be a pregnant bride with plenty of tongue in cheek humour. This dress is beautiful and the backup dancers are beautiful too! The whole thing is amazing.

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At the start of the film Fanny shows up in Full Leopard print and looks so classy. Special shout out to the hair/makeup/nails team for this film as it was a supporting actress in this film! This whole ensemble is beautiful and old Hollywood with a touch of Broadway.

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The is so cute. She goes through a makeover halfway through the film after becoming a mother and looks so young and adorable! This scene is when she’s learned some bad news and has to walk out in front of reporters after a show. She takes off her dowdy coat to reveal this lemon yellow baby doll dress and a lot of leg. Its an amazing scene and is very poignant.
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This is a really cute number where she sings about Nick Arnstein, who is a gambler but very romantic. She is silly and fun in this number and her outfit is great.

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She wears this in the last scene of the film, and it is a poignant number. She is in a very classy black outfit and it is a somber end to a film that takes you to the highs and lows. This is my favourite look of hers, and her makeup and nails are impeccable.

Special shoutout to Omar Sharif as Nick Arnstein, who is super handsome in this film and plays the part so well!

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So thats this weeks film, don’t forget to send me your recommendations on what you want to see next!

T xx

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The Disney Princess’ Wardrobe

Welcome to another edition of Wardrobe Attacker!

I went to one of my good friends house and while the men did work on the house downstairs we got right into her wardrobe.

Now this girl has a challenge to get the volume of clothes down to items that she can wear to work easily but still retain the cool items she has in her wardrobe.

We got to work pretty quickly and I quickly noticed that she had a lot of dresses. Now for her work dresses are perfect, with tights and a cardy look really sweet and work appropriate for the office. Plus she has some really cool patterned dresses, and the great thing about patterns is that it does the job for you, all you have to do is find a great belt to put around your waist to define it and then you are away!!

We also started sorting items into a holiday wardrobe. Over in the UK as it doesn’t get particularly hot people tend to go for the big summer holiday. People will specifically go out and get stuff for their holidays. Now some of this stuff might be alright to wear in the UK but most of it is purely for Spain and other hot countries (Hi NZ!). Sort your holiday only items into a pile (as we did) and hang it or fold it in another place.

As always, there is a pile of items to try on again. Here you can determine if you still like it, fit it, or want it. If you think you want to keep it, find three items in your wardrobe to wear it with and you’ll never go wrong. Also make sure there are no holes or damage to the clothing.

You can also do a gym/sunday chilling pile. This is good for your baggy t-shirts, trackies, and holey items if you are desperate to keep them.

We managed to get through a lot of clothes and at the end had a sizeable pile to throw away/donate. I recommend holding the items in your house for a week, looking through again and making sure that you want to donate them. This means that you will definitely know!

This wardrobe was very fun to do and thanks to my lady friend for participating!!

T xx

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Blogging: Writing about what the hell you want.

Hi team!

So over the last few days  I have seen heated Twitter debates on what people should and shouldn’t blog on. Both sides had excellent points but the main thing is…

YOUCANBLOGABOUTWHATEVERYOUWANT.

Blogging for a lot of people, both to read and to write is a form of fun and relaxation. Some of my top blogs are beauty reviews, and this does come in useful for people wanting to try new products, however I do devote a lot of time to fashion and lifestyle also. I tackle the mental health issues as well, but I feel that my style is very much a dorky valley girl tone.

I love blogs that write about changing the world, and having awareness of the issues around them, some of them are very profound and forward thinking, and I love to read them!

And if I’m tired, or a bit down and want something to cheer me up, of course I want to hear about what you have in your handbag, or what you got from ASOS! Bring it.

The point is I really think people should stop pointing fingers and appreciate that we are a big community and there is something for everyone. As a blogger, you can write on whatever you want, and if you want to help people out with beauty problems, self esteem issues, or political thoughts then go right ahead. We all get readers and fans of our work and they come to us because they like our tone, or our writing appeals to them.

I feel that people that are hating on Twitter should remember that it takes all kinds and we are all the better for embracing our blogging similarities and differences.

What do you think? Have you been the subject of stuff like this before?

T xx

Charity Shop Shopping!

So I have an obsession with charity shop shopping.

I used to work for Barnardos in one of their stores as a Visual Merchandiser and it was so much fun! The dangerous thing was to see all the stuff donated and what a list I had of stuff that I wanted to buy!

These days charity shops are fully professional. There are chains of them, linked to well known charities, however there are still the odd ones that are linked to charities but there are only one of them in each city etc.

These ones I love because you can really find a bargain or a hidden gem!

Refer to my blog from last week on Shopping Mindfully, as this comes into play when you go shopping at a charity shop. Don’t get the £4 ‘because it’s only £4’. Make sure it is still a piece of you are and will fit into your wardrobe easily! Likewise with shoes that are a size too small, tea sets that you will definitely never use, and knick knacks that will clutter up your home. If you want to give to the charity itself there is always a donation point you can give money to them as well which is always appreciated and will give you that feel good feeling!

I will also do a few charity shop no no’s!

  1. Do not haggle. Not ever. Nope.
  2. Do not donate your holey tshirts. They are no use.
  3. Do not leave your donations outside if the charity shop is closed. This damages your items and squanders lots of potential money for the shop and they just have to bin it!

Be best friends with your local shop. When you have declutter your wardrobe, take your donations down. Then when you get unwanted gifts, or things you don’t want anymore, pop it in a bag, and when it’s full, take it down. You will be encouraging that sense of community and helping people in your area!

I would recommend charity shopping to everyone, as these days it is so acceptable to get items from there, and they are in great shape, look amazing, and are so affordable. Plus you will be donating money to charity and your karma points will rise!

Go the next step and volunteer at some point too! You will never regret it!

Let me know your charity shop bargains guys!!

T xx

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Review: Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Formula Body Cream

Hi team!

So this weeks review is on the Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Formula cream!

My skin is thirstier than a bae. For real. I have tried so many different brands but my skin vacumns them up and pretends they aren’t there. It was very annoying as I want a glow to my skin on my body (not my face, heaven forbid) but it’s really hard to find a product. I reached for the Palmers product as it claimed to do (of it’s many points)

  • provides 24hr moisture
  • softens and relives skin
  • smooths marks and scars
  • paraben free

So i opened it up, and it smells like cocoa, but very very faintly. It is fragrance free but obviously the cacao extract shines through.

It is light yellow, and is quite thick but goes into the skin with ease. It also gives you a sheen to the skin that is really nice and doesn’t feel too chemically. It is also a animal testing free, and is good for sensitive skin.

I would rate this one 8/10 – I would like it to be even more moisturising than it is, but then I’m greedy for some shine on my lacklustre skin.

Have you tried it? What did you think?

T xx

Ps If you liked this check out my other reviews!

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Edinburgh Festival: Stella Graham

Hi guys! So this was meant to come to you on Friday but its the festival and I have been out and about! I did a blog on my picks of the festival (Edinburgh Festival: A Kiwi girls Guide to the shows to see!) – give a look, but for this blog I am going to focus on a lady called Stella Graham!

Stella is come Coventry, and is one of the funniest people I know. She often comes to the festival to do her comedy show, and works hard at her craft. This year she is up here for a few shows during the festival that are well worth it! Here’s a blurb about the show, entitled: Rage Against the Unclean.

Ever felt your inner volcano explode at the sight of a motorway middle lane driver, or had an office job so boring you applied to join the North Korean Circus? Then this is the show for you. Coventry born Stella Graham is like a pressure cooker, barely keeping the lid on her rage, with hilarious consequences.

If you like a comedian who is quick with the punchlines and just an all around nice person, go see Stella! Click the link to find out dates! And its FREE!

Stella Graham – Rage Against the Unclean

T xx

Review: Quick Fix Facials Exfoliating Scrub Mask Blackheads and Blocked Pores

Hi guys! Welcome to another review!

This week I’m reviewing the Quick Fix Facials mask. So I have used a few in the range before, and this one is a new one for me so I thought I’d review it!

This one is the Blackheads and Blocked Pores Mask.

On the back, it says the 3 main ingredients to help this is Pink Rose Clay, Glycol Acid, and Pomegranate extract all designed to cleanse and decongest the skin, balance uneven skin tone, and antioxidants to encourage radiant skin.

Opening it up, it smells like roses, which is amazing as I am such an old lady when it comes to my rose scents!

So the instructions say to put a generous layer onto damp skin and leave on for 5-10 minutes, and massage onto problem areas. I do so and then mosey around for 10 minutes scaring the neighbours. I then wash it off and moisturise, and I feel like my skin is lighter! I wear a very heavy foundation and also like a matte look, so my skin is usually crying out for moisture a lot of the time, so this mask is perfect to rebalance my skin.

I would recommend, and any of their other range is really good also!

I give it an 8/10!

T xx

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