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! 😀
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! 🙂
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!
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.)
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!
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!
ASOS Reclaimed Vintage dress – £45
Missguided Silky Wrap dress – £35
ASOS Reclaimed Vintage High neck top – £28
Warehouse Midi Shirt dress – £45
Let me know what films you’re excited over at #CannesFilmFestival in the comments section!
Hi beautiful people! It may seem a bit late to be posting about Beyonce’s Ivy Park launch in collaboration with Topshop, as it launched a few days ago. But the past few days have been crazy hectic for me personally I’ve had a lot going on. But I still wanted to post about it anyway as Bey is bae!
For all you Beyonce lovers out there (which is mostly everyone, lets be real) you’ve probably been eagerly awaiting the day that Beyonce’s Ivy Park line launched at Topshop stores worldwide. Largely influenced by the huge gym/sportswear trend the collection is practical and sassy! The collection certainly has got me motivated to use that unloved gym membership of mine! All items are available in sizes xxs-xl. Check out the promo video for the collection via the link below!
Of course I was straight in Topshop on launch day and although I was slightly disappointed with the availability of items in store, there is plenty more choice online! Stockists of Ivy Park include:
I picked up the Ivy Park logo baseball cap on launch day, I’ve been wanting a cap for a while so this just seemed like the perfect excuse to get one! And for your viewing pleasure I have compiled a few of my favourite pieces from the collection!
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….
Crop top: New Look
Sandals: Ju Ju
Necklace: Models Own
Sandals: Ju Ju
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!