Sunday, 12 September 2010

Hi hoe hi hoe its off to London I go...

This is just going to be a quick post today as I'm due to depart for London in a few hours and it's all a bit hectic really! I have packed for my week of work experience as best as I can as I'm really not sure what will be worn in the office.

So as a rough guide for those of you who might want to know I have packed my new zara trousers, a black pencil skirt, some blue capri smart trousers and a new black dress that I wore out the other night (see picture)!! As well as that I have packed another dress which may be suitable for a night out, three vests, 2 blouses and a few other tops ohh and two blazers! One black from warehouse which I adore and one from grey from Primark..

Shoe wise I have a black pair of pumps, one set of black heels, a pair of brown brouges and a pair of short ankle boots.

Hopefully what I've packed will be suitable for the week, I am very excited for it now. I wish I had more time to babble on about it all but I really don't.

I have packed my camera and notepad and pen so will be taking notes throughout the week and taking as many pictures as possible.

Much love x x

End of an era

Right so with the end of Big Brother see's a decade of television disappear, I wrote an opinion piece before the show ended and I thought it would be right to post it now as the show has finished, so here goes hope you enjoy:

So with the end of Big Brother nigh what does this mean for the future of reality television? BB as it has been referred to through its airing decade has consumed screens for far too long now.

The BB phase that has taken over the nation’s hearts is finally closing its curtains for the last time. About time too, that curtain needs to stay firmly sealed, the reality series has well and truly strung itself out. Going from BB to Celebrity BB and then a whole show called BBLB about the live show, how many plugs can you get?

Celebrities soon jumped on the bandwagon when the series starting taking off, it was a way to get back in the limelight and rejuvenate a sour career. So much so that the show actually started creating celebrities, through their appearance on the much-watched show. Some of the most prominent celebrities to come out of the programme are: Jade Goody, Brian Dowling and Pete Bennett. All of whom were handpicked because of their quirkiness and what they brought to the show.

After summer’s consumed with non-stop live streaming of the ‘housemates,’ viewers have continuously been glued to the screen year after year. Is it really interesting to watch the housemates cooking dinner or showering? It has clearly entertained the nation for far too long. Although a drop in ratings has ultimately caused the axe of the series, it’s been a long run for Channel 4.

BB has always set the stakes as to what is acceptable in reality television, whilst causing controversy along the way. The Jade Goody vs. Shilpa Shetty racism debate meant the show was in the headlines for all the wrong reasons. It was publicized to the extreme with excessive news coverage, it questioned the sanctity of such a show on television. Even after Jade Goody passed away following her battle with cancer her legacy remains that she shot to fame through Big Brother.

But following the tenth and final series of BB will shows like Coach Trip and Come Dine With Me soon faze out and drop off the radar? The Hills is also coming to an end as it reaches its sixth and concluding season, a show that blurs the lines between reality and scripted drama. Is it really time to get rid of all these shows that everyone seems so fascinated with, if so what’s next?

I think anything that tries to replace such shows will be a shambles; they’ve run their course and now its time to move on. Big Brother will no longer be bringing Divina dressed in… surprise surprise black to our screens anymore. What will replace a highly renowned series? Channel 4 needs to pull spectacular something out of the bag if they’re to keep viewers switching on.

Much love x x

Wednesday, 8 September 2010

Shop til you drop!

Well last Thursday the shopping trip was a success in the end, I managed to find some narrowed legged trousers, not the Dorothy Perkins ones I mentioned in a previous post however! Instead I was overcome by Zara's new season stock, on entrance to the shop I was enchanted by the new colourways and cuts being displayed.

As a result of Zara holding me hostage in there store (it was my choice really!) I purchased these trousers :) at just £29.99 I was pleased with my choice... Another exciting event for Zara was the launch of there online store last week, it is clean cut and nicely set out. But it means the temptation to buy from there is even higher now as you don't even have to go in store to see what's new.

Another website that is due to launch tomorrow is H&M they will now be selling there goods online too! I enjoy a bit of late night online shopping, there's nothing quite like anticapting the arrival of your new dress or shoes. When your knock at the door (or at uni a piece of paper under the door) arrives it's great.

In Look magazine this week I was reading about women who hire designer clothes, handbags and shoes instead of paying out a lump sum on owning them! I personally think that the idea is great, you get to hire the 'must have' clothes and accesories at a fraction of the cost. The feature is entitled "We Hire All Our Designer Wardrobes" and is really worth a read if like me you will continously lust over outrageously priced items!

One of my all time favourite handbags is the Chanel 2.55 and you can hire this on the website for a month at a time for £130! (quite tempting I must admit)

Click on the picture and it will take you to the site or click here if you fancy a look

Whilst browsing on the site I came across the facilate to buy some of the bags as well, I am guessing these bags have gone out of season an
d they are selling them so they can invest in the hottest bags of the season! This is the Fendi B Bag I loved it when it was first released sometime ago and I still love it now! At £400 it's hard to resist.

The other websites where you can rent items are for a snippet of the high life:
For bags: (as mentioned)

Cinderella me website for the hiring of shoes is to die for, I am more than tempted to hire some classic black Christian Louboution shoes. It is a different system here though, you hire for a week at a time. These set you back £80 a week, but imagine the looks you would get, I think it's the red soles on these shoes that capture me! I have already
informed my father that when I get married I want to be wearing Louboutions! He said yes, and that he'll start saving haha!

I highly recommend having a look through these websites, it brightens your day to think you could afford to walk in such shoes (even if it's only for a week!)

I will try and blog again before I go off onto my work experience it starts next Monday and I'm looking forward to it. I am staying with a family friend for the week in her apartment she's a personal stylist at Selfridges so it should be good fun!!

Hope you enjoyed.
Much love x x