Sunday, 14 September 2014

The best birthday in years


I've always wanted to be 27. Whenever i thought of myself as being older and living the dream life it was always age 27. All the great stars seem to hit their peak when they were 27 also so it has always seemed like an age where you begin to become the person you want to be. I've always felt like a bit of a child before but not anymore, i'm heading for 30's now. SCARY!
With all this is in mind i was excited for this year's birthday however i didn't hold too much hope as birthdays are often a bit of a let down to be honest. So instead i planned a wine tasting evening at the local Portugese tapas with a few close friends and my new housemate and left everything else to it. No expectations.
It could have been this attitude which made it turn out to be great, who knows? Regardless, it made me appreciate everything i had around me, friends, work, family and my new little home life. Kinda cheesey but its true. It was a stellar day. 
Anyway i won't do much more talking and i'll just pop up the photo's so you can see for yourself.



The work fam


Country walks with the band


 The Dales


I say jump, you say how high


Caterpillar cake :D






Tapas at Luisitana Chorlton, highly recommend


Some of the swag 



Wine tasting got messy after the second glass


New lipstick thanks @lynngal


New coat from my work laydees (creepy face)

Wow has it actually really nearly been a year???


Really let myself go.
I guess it's tough because in the last 12 months my life has very much changed and i haven't really had time to be writing everything down. It's been a busy time.

I've left Liverpool and am no residing in the very cute little suburb of Chorlton, Manchester.
My commute has more than halved and so i'm no longer a bleary eyed sleepy soldier at my desk, craving the first coffee. I've now a spring in my step and it takes me less than half an hour to cycle so i guess you could say the fresh air and the lie ins/exercise are doing me good. 
Chorlton is an ideal little place to call home. It's got the leafy streets, the quirky pubs, the quaint coffee houses and a real sense of creativity in the midst. YET it is a very short tram ride (10 mins) into the hustle and bustle of the metropolitan Manchester city centre. 
I grew up south of Manchester not far away from where i am now and so I know the city like the back of my hand but never really appreciated it. It's always been somewhere i never saw as particularly beautiful but i think in the last few years it's really come into it's own. I'm now very happy to be back on home turf. 

The job is also going great. Boohoo is by far the best company i've ever worked for and i enjoy every opportunity that is being given to me. Keep your eyes peeled over the next month or so, i have a work surprise :)

But for now,
Here's some of my favourite instagram snaps from the last 12 months @rhiflexx


Cringeface


New birthday piercing


The Beyonce album is constantly on repeat and so i had to buy this sweatshirt


Jewellery organisation in my new room


 Danika and I at MTV's big gig


Jess Glynn highlight at Camp & Furnace


Pops of lime


Tuscany - July 


Formby


Homemade Tempura vegetables with sesame soy for dipping


Finally cycled to Strawberry fields
Still working on my nail art


Sunny shameless selfies


Went vegan for 2 months, this was my highlight ; Spinach & chickpea Dhansak


MONO


Coffee art at work
 Wrapped up for Winter


Blackpool with my niece 


I worked the Vogue Fashion night our last October. It was MAGICAL

That's all for now xoxo

Sunday, 3 November 2013

Blue is the warmest colour.


The two french babes from the above film have been shot for MIU MIU's resort 2014 campaign and the results are scrummy.




So much of the film has attracted controversy, mainly revolving around the star; Adele Exarchopoulos and the director Abdellatif Kechiche. Much like Lars Von Trier, Kechiche is said to push his actors to the ultimate limit to pull out their most awe-inspiring performances whilst on the verge of breakdown.  And much like Von Trier, it works. The film won the prestigious Palme d'Or for best film at Cannes film festival this year and has made superstars out of Adele and her other leading lady Lea Seydoux.
It's little surprise that these two beautiful young actresses have already been snapped up for fashion campaigns and i'm glad Miu Miu were the ones to do it. 

Photo's by Inez and Vinoodh

Looking forward to seeing more. 



Ooooooh new fave

So i heard this song in Topshop the other day whilst out shopping with pals and i couldn't get it out of my head. 
Later that afternoon i googled to find out who the owner of such a beauty was and came across the name Vance Joy.
I've never heard of this guy before so did some googling and youtubing to find out some more info and where he'd suddenly come from. 

I came across this video, which was indeed the song in question that i had heard in store earlier that day. The video is incredible. There isn't much more to say. Watch it and see.

Monday, 30 September 2013

Life in Miniature : William Kass


Using everyday objects and food as props in his pictures, photographer William Kass builds and recreates scenes from films and incorporates miniature figure people resulting in the loveliest works of art i've seen in a long time. 

grapes

 ice cream cones

 a coconut

 a shower head

See lots more amazingness here

Sunday, 29 September 2013

When Sofia Met Paris




Oh Sofia Sofia you can do no wrong in my eyes.

Until now.
Haha no i joke, but i was very surprised when she became such bff's with Paris Hilton and then proceeded to shoot her for Elle magazine a few months back.

It would seem that upon filming the Bling Ring Coppola spent a lot of time with Hilton, ensuring the films stayed as true to life as possible. Filming took place in Hilton's own home and she was consulted on many scenes throughout. So it would only seem natural that post production, Coppola overcome with creativity and inspiration, then wanted to shoot Paris in her natural habitat.
What she has produced are these wonderful images that are so typically Sofia that you cannot help but forget the subject's colourful past. I am not really bothered for Paris Hilton and aside from the simple life (genius) i honestly don't know what she adds to celebrity culture, yet in these photographs she becomes a serene beautiful creature bathed in the signature Coppola stylings and settings. The results are more than lovely.







The Ultimate Silver Fox : Nick Wooster


Well dressed and the creme de la creme of older successful men making their serious mark in fashion, Nick Wooster is the catch of many a street style snapper in his neighbourhood of NYC.
 Boys, take note.