CLASS OF 2016!

As you’ve probably seen your facebook, twitter and instagram timelines filling up with an array hat throwing montages…It’s graduation season! And despite my fears that I wouldn’t make it, my day came on Monday 11th July. Now of course graduation prep for those of you who have experienced it, know that it is an incredibly stressful time. Full of intense schedule planning, MANY outfit proposals and a whole lot of nerves!

Now in true Georgia fashion, I got stuck in traffic on the M3, JUST made it with 3 minutes to spare until the ceremony proceedings started. However I still had to be brought to my seat MIA style to the utter shock and panic of the lady at the door. As you can imagine I was shot stares from everyone in the room, not one of my finest moments! But the point is I made it! The ceremony was amazing and I didn’t fall over (as i had nightmares about) but my friend did…I have the video, no I am not putting it up…So, if you still have your graduation to come and need some tips on getting organised for the big day I’ve compiled a list of tips. (Which I probably should of done prior to my graduation day.)

*Rent your hat and gown in advance, most universities allow for same day hire, but it just takes away one less stress of the day!

*YOUR OUTFIT. An important part of graduation day, you need to factor in all possibilities when choosing the perfect outfit. Firstly, those heels are uh-mazing, but are they too high? Am I likely to fall over in them? If you’re wearing a floaty style dress, is it going to blow up mid grad picture taking? Is your outfit too revealing? You want to look and feel amazing but remember this is a very formal event and looking smart is key! My graduation dress came from boohoo at a bargain £25, for the most beautiful off the shoulder peach dress. I paired this with a pair of baby pink heels and my prized Vivienne Westwood earrings.

*Have a schedule, plan out your day to ensure you arrive with enough time prior to the ceremony and think about your celebrations afterwards. Maybe you’re going to lunch or for a few drinks to celebrate. Or maybe you’re even staying there the night to go out and party that night. Either way its a good idea to have a rough schedule/plan that you and all your family/friends attending know about, just to help make the day run a bit smoother.

*Graduation is kind of like being at a festival, its all fun and games until you loose half of your friends, you’re flapping your hands around in hopes they’ll see you. And getting a group photo is a task that requires great skill and preparation. So, in order to make sure you get that all important group photo, take a few before the ceremony. (Leave the hat throwing one until after.) Then that way you’re guaranteed to have a few well composed photos of you all before it becomes carnage after the ceremony.

*Stay hydrated! Especially if your ceremony is is in the Summer, trust me those gowns and hats are a lot heavier than they look! You also might need it just before you go on stage, *queue dry throat.*

*ENJOY YOURSELF. This moment only comes around once for most, so make the most out of it, take as many pictures and do as many hat throws as you please!

Congrats Grad!

xoxo

Custom Made Character.

BST Hyde Park Festival Review

Hey lovelies!

So I thought I’d introduce some different content into my blog to make it more varied and exciting. I want it to capture my life as well as my interest in clothes and beauty. So what better way to start this new venture than with a festival post! Festival season has officially started! And I was lucky enough to win a pair of tickets to British Summertime Festival at Hyde Park on the 1st July. Thanks to the amazing Fashion guru and blogger Stephi LaReine, who ran an Instagram competition in partnership with BST festival to give away two pairs of tickets.

Headlining was Massive Attack, you may know them as the group that created the musical masterpieces that are ‘Teardrop’ and ‘Unfinished Sympathy.’ Other acts performing throughout the day included GhostPoet, Patti Smith and WarPaint. Over the past few years I have heard raving reviews about British Summertime Festival but never actually been myself. I get the hype now, the festival has such a friendly atmosphere and the facilities available are awesome; from a huge variety of catering to rides, freebie stalls and carnival creatures, this is the perfect festival for families. And as we all know at a festival toilet facilities are always a concern, but they were very clean and had minimal queuing! We spent most of our time at the Casa Bacardi stage throughout the day as that’s where it seemed to be happening! Surrounded by carnival dancers the stage was headlined by different djs throughout the day playing the best in reggae and r&b music, it was a great atmosphere. When the time come around to head to the main stage to see Massive Attack headline I was slightly disappointed that I wouldn’t be able to make an attempt to get to the front, as there was a ‘golden circle’ which was outlined with barriers at the front of the stage reserved for Barclaycard customers only. Saying that, the act was brilliant and I still had a great view from outside of the golden circle!

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I thoroughly enjoyed Massive Attack’s performance there was a great atmosphere in the crowd and I will be attending again next year for sure! Now in case you’re like me and wondering what other festivals you can sink yourselves into this year I’ve compiled a small list of festivals in the UK that I definitely think are worth checking out this year!

BESTIVAL / ISLE OF WIGHT / 8TH – 11TH SEPTEMBER

BOARDMASTERS / NEWQUAY / 10TH – 14TH AUGUST

LATTITUDE FESTIVAL / SOUTHWOLD / 14TH – 17TH JULY

SOUTH WEST FOUR / CLAPHAM COMMON / 27TH – 28 AUGUST

V FESTIVAL / ESSEX / 20TH – 21ST AUGUST

I’d love to hear of any festivals you would personally recommend this year! Leave a comment in the section below 🙂 I’ll be making a big announcement on my blog tomorrow so make sure you keep updated via my Facebook and Twitter pages (Links to follow at the bottom of the page.)

CustomMadeCharacter x0

Cannes Spotlight on: Cafe Society

As promised I will be delivering daily segments on the films I am most buzzed about that have premiered at Cannes Film Festival 2016! Something a little different from the usual on my blog 🙂

The definition of cafe society is a society of persons who are regular patrons of fashionable cafes. Directed by the uber talent Woody Allen and starring Blake Lively, Kristen Stewart and Steve Carell. The opening film for Cannes Film Festival is set in New York in the 1930’s following the life of Bobby Dorfman as he moves to Hollywood in search of a better career and lifestyle and winds up finding it both with the gorgeous Blake Lively and Kristen Stewart. Cafe Society takes you back to a time some bars and clubs in Manhattan truly were very exclusive. It’s had great reviews so far claiming it is a ‘charming and intelligent’ movie and ghas gained a 7.1/10 rating on IMDB (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4513674/ .) It set for release on the 15th July in the US, no UK date has been given yet. So keep an eye out for that if you’re interested!

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Screenshot from ‘Cafe Society.’
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Screenshot from ‘Cafe Society’

And as a celebration of Cafe Society’s debut at Cannes I have compiled a small list of 1930’s inspired pieces that you get your hands on..

Scroll over the images to see were you can grab these exclusive pieces up from!

 

 

Let me know what films you’re excited over at #CannesFilmFestival in the comments section!

CustomMade Character xo.

Destination Cannes 2016

The past three days have seen in the start of one of the most important events in the entertainment calender; the 69th annual Cannes Film Festival. Now there will be a lot of blog posts about what celebs were wearing what; I will of course be commenting on that in this post as well as a beauty segment! And for you film lovers as a film fanatic myself I will be be separately posting on the hottest new films premièring over the festival period, so keep an eye out! Now as the festival goes on for a whopping 12 days I will be posting as it unfolds. But for now here’s the looks that have kicked off Cannes…

STYLE

In an array of stunningly dressed celebs I have to applaud the stunning Blake Lively; with her baby bump quaintly showing she was a vision in a sparkly Atelier Versace number.

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Following suit of Blake Lively, Bella Hadid looked polished and pristine as ever in her floor length beaded Roberto Cavalli gown.

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Lily Donaldson vamps it up with a stunning Brandon Maxwell plunging neckline, choker and burgundy lip.

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And pink seems to be the shade of the day! Queen of Cannes Film Festival Araya A. Hargate wows with her Ralph and Russo princess gown.

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BEAUTY

Tousled waves alongside minimal make up and chic updo’s paired with a statement lip seem to be the port of call when it comes to Cannes day 1. Here are my favourite four looks…

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Bella Hadid

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Lily Donaldson

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Doutzen Kroes

 

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What were your favourite looks of day 1? Comment below! 🙂

CustomMadeCharacter xo

Magnet Look Launch Event!

Hi lovelies!

I’ve been super duper busy over the past week hence the lack of posting! And as much as I wish I could share my trip to Dorset, I’ll have to put that on hold for a future post, as its all a little bit secretive at the moment! All I will tell you is I was assisting an incredibly talented creative team for 3 days for a couple of magazine submissions!

Anyway, moving on to today’s post…A brief overview of my day at Magnet Look’s Launch event in London! This event was the first industry event I have ever been personally invited to! So very excited I set off to Liverpool street to the Andaz Hotel where the days event was being held. The day was to launch the new platform Magnet Look which is a platform for bloggers and industry creatives to upload and watch videos, images, your own blog posts and even buy the products you see featured all on one site. It’s a really great platform, I think it’s definitely going to be popular with bloggers especially as it’s such a great place to get inspired so if you’re interested here’s the link to sign up! https://www.magnetlook.com/

The days schedule was filled with networking, talks from people who work in the industry, and lots and lots of cute little cakes…It was great to meet some other bloggers as that’s something I haven’t been able to do until this point. Here’s some snaps I took throughout the day!

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On arrival…
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Networking with bloggers 🙂 http://www.hellorasida.com

Also make sure to check out Magnet Looks and Rasida’s blog posts from the event which I’m featured in! 🙂

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New post coming tomorrow on my recent end of season bargains!

Love Georgia! 😀 xoxo