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.
If you know me, you know one of my favourite things is makeup. It’s what I spend the majority of my money on. It’s what I spend the majority of my time talking about. Reading about it. Watching about it. I lust over it. I can’t walk into a drugstore without buying a new item of it, even though more often than not it’s an item I don’t even need. I’m studying fashion, which I also love, but I’m probably more educated on makeup than anything else. I’m no makeup artist or anything (though my eye makeup is getting more adventurous recently), but it’s something I’ve always loved applying. It started with way too much eyeliner when I was 13, and has progressed into a real passion; getting ready is my favourite part of any night out. This post is going to give you the low down of all my favourite make up items in each category, ranging from drugstore to high end. Whilst it was hard to narrow it down, this list really gives you my holy grail makeup items I couldn’t live without.
In my last post I talked about the new year’s resolutions I set for myself last year, so today I’m here to talk about my goals for this year. Instead of setting myself huge, daunting tasks this time I’m going to keep it simple and set myself three resolutions that are more achievable. I promise this one won’t be as long as rambling as the last post, and maybe it’ll give some of you inspiration for your own goals! Whilst it’s not January 1st anymore, it’s never to late to start trying to make improvements in your life, and hopefully (with the help of these resolutions), this is something I try and do throughout the year. View Post
According to an article only 8% of people actually keep their new year’s resolutions. Last year, in an attempt to actually keep my new year’s resolution, I wrote them down in the notes on my phone so I had no excuses like ‘oh I forgot what they were’. Except I then forgot I’d even wrote them in my notes (perhaps working on my memory skills should be my resolution for 2018). A couple days before the end of the year I re-discovered these resolutions I made, and kicked myself for not taking most of them seriously. This blog post will reflect on the 10 resolutions I made, and help me to hopefully realise which ones (if any) I achieved, and which ones I need to try a fulfill this year instead – warning: some of these resolutions are extremely cringey, I can only apologise in advance.
As I mentioned in my last post, the brand I have to research and promote in my summative brief is Agent Provocateur. A reoccurring theme at University is me being assigned things I’m clueless about and Agent Provocateur is no exception. Seeing other people get brands such as Cath Kidston, and Vivienne Westwood didn’t make me feel better at all – how was I supposed to create a report about the brand when I’d never even stepped foot in their store let alone their knickers? In my mind AP was just a fancy Ann Summers, and I had no idea how I’d promote their brand in a way that could trump what they’re already doing. Then I saw their actual promotional images, and realised that they knew what they were doing just about as much as I did.