Thursday, 27 March 2014

Kylie Jenner

Can we all just take a minute to talk about how much Kylie Jenner has been killing it in every way possible recently? The 16 year old, most known for being half-sister to the Kardashian sisters and for appearing in the hit show Keeping Up With the Kardashians, is slowly beginning to overshadow her older sisters in the style stakes and is truly beginning to make her name for herself. With endless tumblr and twitter accounts dedicated to her and multiple magazine articles finding out exactly what she is wearing, her style is continuing to go from strength to strength. I'm obviously a little bit jealous, but who wouldn't be?! Let's not forget the fact that her future brother in-law, Kanye West, thinks she's the height of cool and goes to her for advice from everything to his latest tracks to his album covers. If I didn't love her so much, I'd probably hate her. 
And who can forget the fact that both her clothing line with PacSun that she designs with sister Kendall, along with their jewellery line is only getting bigger and bigger. I'd love to get my hands on all of it, if only I lived in America and had a slightly bigger spending budgets!

Ever since she dyed her hair back to brown, I've been loving her style even more than usual, and don't even get me started on her new short hair! I loved it so much that I followed her lead and cut a whole six years worth of hair off. I could have easily attached a picture of every outfit she's won in the past six months in this blog post, but that probably would have taken me are while, so here are some of my few favourite looks that she's been wearing lately:

Sunday, 23 March 2014

Alexa Chung

I know this is pretty late, but I've recently had some trouble with publishing on my blog! I'll schedule things which a specific date and time and then they won't go up. This was due to go up on the 16th of March but obviously didn't go up, and then after being completely overwhelmed with dance, I forgot to actually publish it. Well done, me.

Anyway, Now that Fashion Week is officially over, I can now stop crying over how perfect everything and everyone looked. Well, almost anyway. Of course, I'm still frantically browsing Vogue and other fashion websites in case I missed anything, but I think I'm pretty caught up with everything. 

One person I couldn't help but ogle over is Alexa Chung. I've been a huge fan of both Alexa herself and her style now, but she truly hit a new high at Fashion Week. Attending shows in London, New York, Milan and Paris, she certainly had her work cut out for her. Admittedly there are worse things to do than travelling and picking out outfits to wear to Fashion Week (What am I talking about? That sounds like a dream!) but it must be difficult with the World watching, yet she managed to pull it off effortlessly. 

Saturday, 15 March 2014

A Weekend Hike

I think it's safe to say that I've had a pretty amazing and adventurous weekend. After a hard day (and week) at college on Friday, I headed to my friend's, Saoirse, house. We had some lunch and a bit of a gossip before doing some homework. By homework, I obviously mean drawing on each other and doing no homework whatsoever, but it's the thought that counts, right?! Afterwards, we headed to our dance class. It was a little different this week as it turned into a Gymnastics class! I made Saoirse and a few of my other friends fly by balancing them on my feet, and I was feeling it ever so slightly by the time we got home!

That night, Saoirse slept at my house where we tucked into a massive feast of homemade curry with all the typical side dishes and some Milka chocolate. We also watched Les Miserables before having a relatively early night, as we were both so exhausted from our previous week of exams.

Feeling refreshed and ready to start our day, we got up this morning at about 10am. This was actually quite early for me, considering it's the weekend, but late for Saoirse. We had some toast and coffee (which I ended up spilling all down myself) before deciding to go on a hike! We eventually left at around 12:10 and weren't expecting to be back for a long while but, we're clearly fitter than we previous thought, as we back in just under three hours.

I technically live near the top of the mountain we were planning on hiking up anyway but to get there, you have to first walk down the mountain and then alone to get to the actual track that leads to the cross, which is officially classed as the summit. It is pretty much all up all but was no where near as hard as I thought it would be. I even ran some of the way! I was actually rather proud of myself, haha.

I don't think there's many people that truly appreciate the beauty of Álora, which is where we live. We definitely didn't anyway. Or at least we didn't until today when we walked through fields of flowers in the bright, blazing sun and looked down upon the views below us. The further up we climbed, the better the views seemed to get and the further we were able to see. Unfortunately, it was caterpillar season, so we had to watch out for them as they are poisonous but, other than that, our minds were completely at ease!

Our destination!
...Or at least we were until Saoirse 'hit the deck'. A man started running in the opposite direction to that, so I put my dogs on their leads just in case, and we took to one side while he stuck to his. After he had passed, I turned my back for one second to let my dogs of their leads when BANG. I turned around to find Saoirse sat in a ditch, having tripped over. The obvious thing to have done at that moment in time would have been to help her up but no, I had to have a good laugh and take a few pictures and then I plucked up the energy to help her back to her feet! 

having a quick sit down after having helped Saoirse to her feet
and then we were on our way again!

Everyone seemed to be out in force, making the most of the beautiful, sunny weather. We met numerous dog walkers, runners, families out with their children and a Norwegian couple who asked us for directions. We gave them said directions and sent them off... in the wrong direction. We were later told by a Spanish couple that set them right that you could have gotten down the way we'd said, but it was rather dangerous and not recommended. oops. Maybe we're not the best people to ask for directions.

The summit is from the whole of town and from below, it looks like a wooden cross but unfortunately it is a gravity-ridden, white, plastic one. Saoirse and I did have a good wonder how some people had managed to shimmy their way to the top of the cross and somehow spray-paint their names on there! Once at the summit, we had a nice lie down in the (dirt) grass, had a long drink and took lots of photos, both of us and our surrounds! Here are some of my favourites:

I've recently had to start wearing glasses. I had to take them with up and ended up having to actually put them on so I could appreciate the view!

Having spent about half an hour at the top, we decided it was time to go back down and we decided to try and be a bit more "speedy" about it instead of just wandering aimlessly. After all, this was a hike we were supposed to be on, but it obviously didn't stop us from taking even more photos. 

On the way back, it was my turn to carry the rucksack. This meant I now have an iPod, camera, camera case, glasses, dog leads and the bag. I am a true professional. 

Once we were about 10 minutes past the summit, we found that someone had drawn the Devil's sign on the ground. I found it a bit odd and then as we continued down, we kept finding arrows! This went on for over a good kilometre before they came to an abrupt stop. It was very strange.

Our final stop was an almond blossom forest, where we each took a few pictures before walking the last few kilometres home. Once home, it was time for a well deserved sit-down, a drink and some lunch! It was about 4pm by the time we got home, so we deserved it. 

I had such an amazing time and my legs don't actually even hurt (yet)! I really enjoyed and would like to try and do this more regularly, especially with the weather before so nice. Let's see what Saoirse has to say about that...

What did you all get up to this weekend? Have any of you being enjoying the sun? Let me know in the comments below!

Tuesday, 11 March 2014


With the arrival of the first weekend comes Carnival, a huge parade in town which gives us a chance to dress up, go through the streets and potentially win some prize money. Of course, the money isn't what it's all about, as you're all too busy having the time of your lives to even begin thinking about winning. It's hard to remember it's actually a competition when you're dancing through the streets and throwing confetti at everyone. 

This year, my dance teacher and all of her dance pupils, plus our friends and family decided to go as the 101 Dalmatians. This was such a popular and fantastic idea that people were queuing to sign up. So many people in fact that they're ended up being over 160 of us. Yes, 160 dalmatians running round the streets of Álora. Insane. 

Saturday, 8 March 2014

The Highlights and Fashion of The Oscars 2014

With the Oscars bringing a close to the Award Season, and with me finally being up to date with the Oscars, I guess now is a perfect time to talk about some of my personal highlights and favourite fashion moments of the Oscars!