I have been using Quick Fix Facials for about 2-3 months and I have to say I am very impressed. I have very problematic skin (As I have discussed on Victoryforu) so to find something that worked for my skin was extremely helpful.
These three are my personal favourites and are the ones that are almost finished – deffo need to reorder soon. I also love the Overnight Miracle Mask which smells divine!
Calming Clay Mask – I used this on my problematic areas around my mouth and nose which are the most sensitive.
Mega Moisture Mask – I used this over the problematic areas as well which helped to replenish the moisture lost after a long day.
As I have mentioned before, my skin is one of my biggest insecurities. To find something natural, cruelty-free and affordable that actually helps my skin to look better is so good. I highly recommend purchasing Quick Fix Facials especially if you’re a teen on a budget like me.
Is my skin perfect? Not by any means. But I have noticed a glow that wasn’t on my skin before. My biggest recommendation for using the Facials is finding an exfoliating sponge to open your pores before use and to wash it off after use. It really helped to produce a better result for me.
There isn’t a product in this range that I wouldn’t recommend. There is truly something for everyone! Make sure you check Quick Fix Facials out now. Free UK delivery when you spend over £10 and each Facial is £4.99… I don’t think I need to persuade you anymore 😂😂😂
In this context, MCM means Menswear Crush Monday. It’s a bit more of a mouthful to say so I thought MCM would be easier. Enjoy! Oh and also it’s not a Monday… just go with it!
As soon as LFWM started, it’s been jam-packed full of high-octane and innovative male fashion. But the style is not limited to the runway, it spills out into the streets making the men of London some of the most fashionable on the planet.
From the 9th -12th of June, London showed some truly amazing designs. What We Wear, Topman Design, Formal Friday, Astrid Andersen, Daniel W. Fletcher, Songzio and the list goes on and on. As well as the new fashion talent being introduced, the new modelling talent were also introduced.
The 5th Anniversary did not disappoint: The parties did not stop with the opening party on Thursday, One for the Boys gala, Blood Brother after party and ending off with the ASOS Menswear closing party and GQ Dinner.
This blog will be about all of my favourite fashion moments from the runways, the presentations and the streets.
As you have probably seen from my Instagram, I have really enjoyed this season. But needless to say, there were some weird ones. Teletubbies (which were so nostalgic) from Bobby Abley, a circus from Vivienne Westwood and a teddy bear.
The weird and wonderful graced the runways, presentations and streets. Some of my favourite presentations are below:
Daniel W Fletcher’s work is politically motivated and perfectly received. No more to austerity! Let’s enjoy the life we have.
The fabulous Finnish brand Formal Friday showcase at this seasons LFWM and they certainly made an impact. They have a brilliant selection of amazing versatile pieces.
As said in the video, it is truly hard to believe that LFWM has only been going for 5 years. So many iconic and fantastic designs have come out of London. We are blessed to have this talent right on our doorstep.
Now to talk about my “Ones to watch”
Ricardo Dines (Premier Models) blew us all away in Daniel W Fletcher.
As it is only 10 days until London Fashion Week Mens, I thought I would recap what happened last season!
I enjoy the way that menswear is changing and is getting brighter and more innovative. I am all for this change. I hope to see more of that in the next 10 days and throughout the whole of this Menswear season from June – July.
Karlie Kloss has had a busy week with travelling to St Louis, dropping her first capsule collection with Express and releasing application forms for her coding summer camp, Kode With Klossy!
Let’s Start off with her Collection Collaboration with Express!
Karlie Kloss X Express
Karlie and Express teamed up to create a collection that shows the elegance and versatility of the wardrobe essentials. This collection is inspired by its target audience, Real Girls.
17 mix and match pieces make up the whole collection which can create more than 100 looks, the collection reflects the beautiful optimism of Karlie and girls all around the world that dare to dream more.
All the hard work led up to the debut of the collection at a live runway show at The Pageant in Karlie’s hometown of St. Louis, Missouri on 30th March 2017.
After taking the world by storm last year, Kode with Klossy is back to inspire another generation of girls to try coding.
“Before my first coding class, the idea that I could build something with code seemed nearly impossible, but after only a couple of courses, I was working with my classmates to program a small drone. I realized that, just like art and fashion, code is about creativity, and that women who have these skills have the power to shape our future – and often have. Women are essential in forging digital progress and knowing how to code is the key to exploring and creating the newest frontier.” – Karlie Kloss
So if you’re a girl and you’re interested in what coding has to offer or even if you just want to make some new friends, try Kode with Klossy. It may unlock your potential!
As you all know I love Karlie Kloss, I think she is amazing and upon finding out this information, I had to share it with you all!
2013 was the year that Chainmail died… well when creative director Julien Dossena did it, he brought it back. With asymmetrical cuts, off the shoulders, mid-lengths and draped material, Dossena breathed new life into this once old fad. The whole collection had a cohesive fun yet sophisticated look running throughout.
With dark patterns and prints, this collection has quickly become one that cannot be forgotten. The striking shapes and animal prints resemble that of a warrior woman. This whole collection draws from the beautiful strength of women and I have to say it is one of my favourite Balmain Collections to date.
Mugler maintained his trademark Angel-Bottle Star shape throughout his various designs.
This collection deserves the name Poetry In Motion. The beautifully exquisite dark romantisist theme brings the whole collection together making it wearable for the highstreet but still the brilliant and beautiful couture vibe that we all know and Love from Elie Saab.
London Fashion Week was an absolutely amazing event with the glitter of Ashish, the contrast of Versus Versace and the artistry of Julien Macdonald.
I am going to show you my favourites from the week and I hope you enjoy it.
In one of the biggest celebrations of fashion and style, disability and diversity were celebrated in the Teatum Jones show which kicked London Fashion Week off.
Two disabled Models were cast in this show which became big news as things like this are a rarity to show disabled people in a positive light. Models Jack Eyers (Who was the first ever disabled Male to walk in New York Fashion Week) and Kelly Knox commanded the runway in spite of the disabilities they have. This made national and international news in The Telegraph, Huffington Post and The Guardian.
This collection from Teatum Jones used a dark palette of blacks, greys and navies which were highlighted by deep and fruity reds and mechanical silvers. This palette put into oversized knitwear and Jackets, mid-length dressed and masculine tailoring made for an extremely wearable collection that could easily be worn on the high street without too many peculiar looks.
The seed of the idea came last year after meeting people in the para-athletics community, said designer Cat Teatum. “Able and disabled bodied people don’t have different desires when it comes to fashion. They want great textiles, interesting shapes. Kelly and Jack are dressed in the collection like the other models. We’ve just had conversations with them about how to adapt their clothing. The overriding message is that we’re all the same.”
– Quote Taken from The Telegraph
Romantic Fantasy is a recurring theme which the next Designer, Ryan Lo. Hong Kong-born, Lo keeps his designs completely authentic to his background and this collection was no exception.
Ryan Lo is one of us! He too learns things through Youtube Tutorials and in fact this is how he learned how to knit. He is definitely a force to be reckoned with!
In complete contrast to Teatum Jones, the palette is light, airy and dreamy. With the accentuated colourful pigtails, his designs look they have come right of a romantic graphic novel drawn in an anime/manga style.
One of my favourite designs ever is up next – Julien Macdonald!
With a palette of Red, Black, White and Silver, Macdonald creates yet another sensational collection that you can tell belongs to him due to the sheer artistry of each garment.
So many of these garments scream red carpet, celebrity and award show. This outfit above worn by Grace Bol would look perfect as a performance outfit for JLo, Beyoncé or Shakira.
One to Watch according to the British Fashion Council: Halpern!
Michael Halpern was born and bred in New York but has lived between London, Paris and America for the last 5 years. He has worked for Oscar De La Renta and J Mendel and then decided to embark on his own fashion journey.
It is safe to say that Halpern’s collection has a lot of drama and each piece is breathtaking.
And here’s part of the fabulous Collection that has sport luxe vibes running throughout the whole collection.
And Finally Ashish! There are so many other brands that I loved from this Season but I tried my best to whittle it down to my absolute favourites.
Ashish was Glitter personified. The Mexican-wrestler inspired makeup was an interesting choice and I appreciated the inspirational quotes on some of the garments. I didn’t love everything, as you may expect, simply because there was an overload of glitter and no contrast of texture which I was slightly disappointed with. However, as individual pieces, I think this is really cool.
I hope you enjoy reading this as much as I enjoyed writing it.
Last night was the biggest night in British Music, or at least that’s what we’re always lead to believe.
Most year’s watching the Brits, I leave feeling underwhelmed at the winners but this year, I feel that a few better artists won awards such as Emili Sandé, Beyoncé and Rag’n’Bone Man.
The best performances of the evening (In my opinion) were Bruno Mars (Vocally the best performance – Sexual references), Ed Sheeran and Stormzy (Ngl, I dropped my phone when Stormzy came out) and Emili Sandé.
No one else’s performance even came close to theirs. Yes, the Chris Martin Tribute to George Michael was emotional and moving, and Yes, The Coldplay and Chainsmokers collaboration was a surprise but not as surprising as Stormzy and Ed Sheeran – considering I dropped my phone, it is still alive though, thanks for your concern!
I hope you enjoyed the brits and if you didn’t there is always something good to laugh at like the house falling off stage during Katy Perry’s performance. Missed it? Well, here you go, I’ve got you covered!