V FEST 16′ Plus Big Blog Announcement!

 

V Festival 2016 was pretty crazy…My first time camping at a festival so I was pretty nervous! It wasn’t smooth sailing I’ll be honest! But it was one hell of a weekend! My main reasoning for buying the ticket was Justin Bieber (queue boo’s) Sia and Rihanna performing. Firstly I will just personally shut down the rumour Biebs was miming, I don’t want to be controversial or anything…Yes he did have a backing track (like most artists I saw that day did) and yes he did talk a fair bit, but I feel like he was really trying to connect with the audience and that makes a nice change from some artists who just perform then walk of the stage. I’ve seen him in concert quite a few times and he usually has a backing track as he dances quite a bit, so any awkward silence’s are avoided, also he did sing over the backing track and performed two acoustic accapella songs! It was just a shame that a few people had to ruin it for the people that were there to actually watch his performance.

Aside from my Bieber rant (SORRY) see what I did there? 😉 I had the most amazing time and myself and my friends were lucky enough to have the most awesome camping neighbours who we spent most of our weekend with. We managed to see alot of acts over the weekend;

Justin Bieber, Rihanna, Sia, Stormzy, Foxes, Bastille, All Saints, Bebe Rexha, Little Mix, David Guetta, among a few…I always think festivals are really worth the money as to pay to see all of the acts you end up seeing individually would be incomprehensible. And I met my favourite beauty instagammer, the amazing Sophie Richardson! @sophiehannahrichardson (Queue fan girling.) I’ve just compiled a a few photos from the weekend below, followed by my blog’s big announcement! 😀 

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As can be seen above, I was but a shadow of my formal self by the end of the weekend! (My mum took this picture when collecting me on Monday…)

SO, my blog’s big announcement…As of Thursday 1st September I am very excited to announce I will start VLOGGING. I am in the process of creating my Youtube channel in connection with my blog Custom Made Character and I will be posting once a week on lifestyle, beauty and fashion topics. I would really appreciate support from as many of you as possible in my new venture and don’t worry I will still be posting on my blog at least twice a week! I will be posting more information on my Facebook page over the next few days so please follow me on there to find out more! 🙂

Peace & Love as always xo

Custom Made Character 

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.

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

CustomMadeCharacter xo

Beach photo shoot!


Hey Guys! Hope all is well on this beautiful but chilly August day! So on Wednesday I headed down to Shoebury common beach to to do a little photoshoot. I’ve been wanting to do one at the beach for ages! The overcast weather was perfect for the kind of mood I wanted to portray. So we set off to Shoebury with a choice of three beautiful beaches so close to eachother, but I really loved the ‘Common Beach’ with the pebbled sand and beautifully pastel coloured beach huts, it had to be the one. And even though the winds were pretty cold my amazing sister, who is only fourteen! Modelled for me and powered through the cold to get some great shots! Here are two of my favourite shots….

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Crop top: New Look

Shorts: Primark

Sandals: Ju Ju

Necklace: Models Own

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Dress: Primark

Sandals: Ju Ju

Handbag: Primark

All photography, styling, makeup, hair and retouching done by mee 🙂

I’m really happy how the pictures turned out especially as we only spent a short while shooting as the batteries kept running out in the camera! The name of the editorial is Holding onto Summer, as a key trend for this Autumn/Winter 2014 is cool shades of pastel. As pastels was one of my favourite trends of Spring/Summer 2014 I decided to use the A/W trend as the basis of my photo shoot. The lack of fluffy cardigans and coats adds to the sense of ‘holding on to summer’.

After we finished shooting, of course we took a while to take in and enjoy the beautiful scenery! Here some pics!

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Wish you were here

Georgia 😀 Xo

The last of Summer? :(

So as you all probably know by know I LOVE Summer! And I’m really quite down that it’s coming to an end! Result of this; unhappy Georgia and having to fork out money for Winter clothes as to be honest my Autumn/Winter wardrobe is pretty much non-existent! But what might possibly be one of the few last times I get to do a Summer post, I give you ‘The Summer jersey dress.’

 

 

 

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Every girl has that ‘Jersey dress’ whether it’s a simple plain skater style or a slightly more colourful summer one like mine! This lovely Summer jersey dress is from Republic in the sale at a bargain £7.00! I purchased this dress a few weeks back for my holiday in Kavos and it was perfect. It’s so light and I love the twist drop back! It’s a perfect throw on summer dress! I styled my dress with simple aviator sunglasses, a white bandeau and a quick messy bun, for the perfect chilled summer look. Let me know what you think!

Thankss

Georgia 🙂 .x