I'm so excited to share a little love for my Beauxoxo Macaron hair bow this fine Tuesday in the lovely TOTP Magazine. I grew up reading and watching TOTP so I'm beyond thrilled to have been featured! So a huge, huge thank you to the wonderful people at TOTP for adding my little creation to your pages. Oh and that donut clutch? Totally getting that!
It's so weird to flick through and see Youtube stars like Zoella too, and it's amazing to see how well they are doing. It's a total Internet takeover and I love it!
It is a truth universally acknowledged that Sweden produces the most wonderful pop music ever. Okay so apologies for going a little Jane Austen there, but I can't begin to explain how much I am loving Swedish music lately. So much amazing pop music is making the way overseas from the stunning Scandinavia, specifically Sweden. First Aid Kit, Tove Lo, Marlene, Postiljonen, to name just a few, and the artist I want to highlight for my Music Monday post today: Frida Sundemo.
Frida is from Gothenburg in Sweden. Whilst it wasn't an easy task finding much about her, Frida's website bio states how she recently paused her medicine studies to pursue her music. She is also due to appear in the adaptation of John Niven's 'Kill Your Friends', but Frida's full focus is now her own music. A lady of many talents it seems! I have literally only discovered Frida's music on Soundcloud (if you think we share a similar taste in music leave me your links below please!) a few days ago so I'm in that blissful position where I have a whole archive of lovely music to treat my ears to.
The song that grabbed my attention was 'Neon'. This song is the epitome of dreamy; lead by the soft, icy synth ebbing ever so softly, and with the whole arrangement reminiscent of the peaceful motion of running water. Coupled with Frida's soft breathy vocals the tracks begins to unravel to build up to something much more, and yet the that static synth, almost unable to stop, gives the song a beautiful undulating effect that's just so, so peaceful. If you need to escape from everything for just a few minutes, play this song and allow all your worries to melt away.
Thanks to Frida and many other wonderfully talented musicians, there's a Scandipop takeover right now and I'm loving it! Frida's music is enchanting, understated and yet striking: it encapsulates everything I love so very much about Sweden (well that and H&M and Moomins.....and Swedish cakes....need I go on?!). It's the perfect soundtrack as the chilly nights draw ever closer.
Click right here to be led to Frida's websites where you can discover how gorgeous music for yourself. And as always, please let me know what you think!
This time last week I visited one of the most famous streets in the world: Coronation Street! It's safe to say this post is fairly photo heavy, but let me take you behind the scenes of this iconic set.
Just this time last week I was all set to go on my first Beauxoxo photo shoot for autumn/winter 2015, and now here I am with the images, already! As I said in my behind the scene post, this collection was for my brand new velvet bow headbands. I'm so, so excited about these. I know velvet is a love or hate kind of thing but I think they are the epitome of luxury fashion and I adore it for autumn and winter. Especially with clean eye make up a deep statement berry lip. I was very inspired by D&G for this look book and all the clothes are from my own collection. The top is from Morgan and the dress from Nasty Gal.
I'm so delighted with the end results I just think Rebecca has captured everything so perfectly, I'm so in love with her work. Also, Beth and Abigail's looks compliment each other beautifully, and Zahra and Lucy made my D&G inspiration come alive with the hair and make up. Also, Liverpool is just the best photo shoot location and the Cavern, and the Docks make an amazing back drop for the style of these pieces. I cannot wait to release my velvet bow headbands and a few other autumn/winter treats I'm going to keep under wraps. When everything launches, click right here to shop the whole collection. It will be very, very soon!
I hope you love it all! Please check out my incredible team for my look book. They are a super talented, lovely bunch of creatives.