As I mentioned in my last post, last week I visited New York with Uni, a trip that mainly consisted of shopping and sightseeing. However there were lots of recommended educational visits too, my favourite of which was The MOMA. The Museum of Modern Art is located in Midtown Manhattan, which was about a 30 minute walk from our hotel, directly down 5th Avenue allowing us to explore the gorgeous shops on the way. The MOMA was established in 1929, and is held in very high regard in the modern art world due to the influence it’s had over the years. I’ve mentioned before I’ve never really understood art, even referring to ‘Starry Night’ (a painting I actually got to see in real life!!) as a pretty painting of a night sky, however I really enjoyed my visit to The MOMA, and especially was captivated by Paola Antonelli and Michelle Millar Fisher’s ‘Items: Is Fashion Modern?’ exhibition.
Last week I was lucky enough to go to New York with Uni. New York had never been a place that I’d been desperate to visit but after 6 days there I was desperate not to leave. I’m not really a city girl, and never envisioned myself living in one, let alone one the size of New York. Nottingham is a nice city to start with, feeling relatively small, but the idea of living in London terrifies me. Too much noise. Too many people. Too expensive. Until New York, I didn’t understand the fascination people seem to have (namely Rachel Berry from Glee) with cities. Turns out I loved everything about the Big Apple, from the people to the amazing buildings, but one of the things I enjoyed the most was the shopping.
I think everyone has that one celebrity that every single time they’re photographed they think they look absolutely incredible. Mine is 100% Rihanna. Every single look she’s photographed in is flawless – though not something I would ever wear myself. That’s why her style is so genius, she has everyone lusting after these outfits that most ordinary people would look ridiculous in, such is the power of RiRi. Her own fashion collabs such as ones she’s done with River Island and Puma, have also been a success, with Puma X Fenty helping sales at Puma go up 3.7% in 2016. Rihanna has a natural flare for fashion, something other celebs have to force, and this blog post contains some of my personal favourite looks she’s ever put together.
Something I’ve taken more seriously as I’ve grown older is my skincare. Whereas I used to be happy with a face wipe and lip balm, my skin wasn’t. As my skin got worse and worse, I realised my routine wasn’t going to cut it anymore. A few years later there’s day creams, night cream, exfoliators, cleansers, toners, serums and best of all face masks. Face masks when I was a kid were cheap one use packets, reserved for sleepovers only. Now I have a face mask for all kinds of occasions, but my all time favourite will always be the sheet mask. View Post
When I first saw ‘The Greatest Showman’ advertised, I knew it was a film I had to see. My all time favourite film is ‘Moulin Rouge!’, and the trailer alone gave the same sort of surreal magic as Baz Luhrmann’s film does. After seeing it I can confirm (whilst not on the same level as ‘Moulin Rouge!’), ‘The Greatest Showman’ is my must see movie of 2018. Directed by Michael Gracey, the film focuses on P. T. Barnum, a real life showman who championed the circus and the ‘unusual’ people that made them so special. The real Barnum wasn’t necessarily as good as the film portrays, abusing animals in his circus and exploiting the performers for his own gain, but the message of ‘The Greatsest Showman’ doesn’t include this. Instead it’s a story of empowering the outsiders, and how what makes you different is what makes you special.