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

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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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Eva Longoria

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

CustomMadeCharacter xo

Step Into Spring, Runway Style: An Overview

And I’m back! After a crazy few months with my dissertation hand in due I am finally back into the full swing of blogging! (I still have my final major project due but I will do my best to post at least three times a week!)

So, I’m sure If you are a sucker for being in the know on all the latest trends like myself, you have been watching the fashion weeks like a hawk! This post will be a roundup of some of my favourite collections for Spring 2016.

6.HOOD BY AIR

5.CELINE

4.BALENCIAGA

3.BELSTAFF

2.ALEXANDER MCQUEEN

1. SIMONE ROCHA

So there it is! My top 6 Runway looks for this Spring. What are your favourite collections from this Spring!? Maybe it’s the same as one of mine above? Let me know in  the comments section below and I’ll get back to you, I’d love to hear from you!

CustomMadeCharacter xoxo

 

February Wishlist!

As the new month starts and January flashes before our eyes, I felt it was fitting for me to share my February wishlist with you! Spring is around the corner and I can’t tell you how excited I am. Spring is such a beautiful time and it means I’m that one step closer Summer. So here’s a quick round up of what I’m wishing for this frightfully cold Feb!

Fashion

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Vila Oversized Shirt – ASOS – £35
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Caroline Peep toe shoe – Boohoo – £28

This Winter I’m lusting over over sized pieces and laced shoes, so these two minimalist pieces are a must have for my Winter to Spring wardrobe!

 

Beauty

Bourjois Healthy Mix Foundation – Boots – £9.99
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The Green Balm- Feelunique.com – £12.50

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

So the past month or so I’ve been suffering with terrible dry skin due to the dreaded British winter. I never usually suffer too badly but I definitely need to take some extra skincare measures this month, so The Green Balm will 100% end up in my makeup bag this month! And the Bourjois Healthy Mix foundation is well overdue for it’s trial run with me as I’ve heard its amazing!

 

 

Mind

And finally the past few months have been sooo busy for me, with jetting off to America to work, being in my final year of university and starting work on a massive tv show, that I’ve neglected to take proper care of my mind and body and quite frankly I think this book could really help me get it together! (One can hope…)

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Get Your Sh*t Together hardback – ASOS – £6.99

As always peace and love

Custom Made Character