20 June 2017

We Had Our Own Festival


Last week my friends and I put a bunch of glitter on our faces, bought some Prosecco and headed down to the local park, put some music on and called it a festival!

We originally had plans to bring a tent, fairy lights and a bbq to make it more "festivally" but you really don't need all of that to have a good time, especially when you're a poor student like us!

These are the girls I have spent the last year bonding with over the stresses and successes of the second year of film school but now that's all come to an end we thought we'd have a little party to celebrate. We're all big fans of festival fashion (in fact I have a whole post dedicated to just that!) so we had to go with this theme! It wasn't as easy as we were expecting though. It took a mammoth trip around Brighton looking for somewhere that sells chunky glitter and face gems. We almost gave up until the man in a fancy dress shop we looked in suggested pound land and low and behold pound land were the ones who delivered and had loads of gems we could use! I also used some of my Barry M Dazzle Dust that I just so happened to have for another look I'll hopefully be doing soon!

So year 2 has come to an end but it's not the end for this girl gang! We have one year left to go of film school (just saying, that terrifies me!) and some of us are moving in together next year and I'm sure the other girls will be regular visitors!

This was originally supposed to be a girls only event but we decided to let the boyfriends join in. Can you all boo Tom though because he refused to have more than one sequin on his head!





















I kept that last one in just for Rowan's lovely face, I'm sure you'll appreciate it buddy! I feel like this evening kicked started my summer and I can't wait for more nights like these.

Would you like to see more photo diaries of events like this? Let me know in the comments! 

See you soon, 

Beth x




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13 June 2017

I Took My Dad To A Blogger Event! #WBFathersDay (GIVEAWAY!)



Last Monday my Dad and I were lucky enough to be invited to a special screening of Clint Eastwood's 1992 classic "Unforgiven". It's been a long time since we've been on a trip to London together so we were both very excited! My dad's not a blogger so this was his first blogger event which was extra exciting for him.

We travelled up to Warner Brothers HQ in London to watch the screening in what we were told was the "comfiest cinema in London" and they did not disappoint! The first thing my dad said when we got into our seats was "wow this is comfier than my chair at home!"

Before we went into the screening we had some time to mingle and more importantly eat some food! I think this might have been Dad's favourite part. He went up at least twice for more sandwiches! We were also excited by the statues of Wonder Woman, Batman and Superman and of course were complete nerds and got photos next to them! It was also great to finally meet one of my favourite bloggers, Sophie of Popcorn & Glitter who was absolutely lovely!

Seeing the "Warner Bros Preview Screening" sign and being given visitors passes did make us feel pretty important I won't lie! I felt like a proper film critic!








Now onto the film itself. I'm a bit ashamed to say that I hadn't actually heard of this film before my invitation to the event! I'll try and redeem myself by saying Westerns aren't my usual go to film genre but you're probably still going to judge me. I decided to purposefully not look into the film or even watch the trailer before the event so that I could go into it fresh with no expectations. My Dad couldn't remember if he had seen it before as it did come out 25 years ago so you can't really blame him.

We both really enjoyed the film and it was interesting how we took  different things away from it. For me, it wasn't as violent as I was expecting but when I asked my dad what he thought of the film the first thing he said was "violent". He was also very interested in the character development of The Schofield Kid. Played by Jaimz Woolvett, it is his character who is the catalyst of the film, convicning Clint Eastwood's character William to return to his life of an assassin and kill two cowboys who cut the face of a prostitute. The Schofield Kid is young and looks up to William as he has heard many stories about him. He begins the film extremely arrogant, claiming to have killed 5 men, but as the film goes on we learn he is not the cold blooded killer he claims to be and is in fact incredibly short sighted. When it comes his turn to actually kill a man it completely changes him. It affects him so much that he vows never to kill again. My dad found this character arc really interesting.

For me, I really enjoyed the sound design which is not something I would usually say! Perhaps it's because I've been studying it at film school recently that it was more noticeable to me. I especially liked the sound of the clink of Clint's cowboy boots as he walks through the saloon at the shootout towards the end of the film. We both agreed that the cinematography was beautiful with some amazing scenery including large snowy fields. We also both liked the silhouette that opened and closed the film and thought that it bookended it well. Overall we both enjoyed the film but I think my dad liked it a bit more than I did!

COMPETITION TIME!


The lovely people at Fetch Friends who invited us to the event also gave us two bags worth of Clint Eastwood DVDS! There were way to many for us to keep all to ourselves so I've decided to give some away to you my lovely readers. So I'm giving 4 DVDs away including a copy of The Unforgiven and a set of Clint Eastwood quote badges! The films you can win are: 

The Unforgiven 

Jersey Boys

Invictus

Letters From Iwo Jimma

You can enter by clicking the link below! 


a Rafflecopter giveaway
Good luck everyone! The competition ends on the 27th June 2017. The winner will be announced here and on twitter!

See you soon,

Beth x


*The products mentioned were gifted to me by Fetch Publicity. However all opinions remain my own.
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6 June 2017

Summer Glam


I haven't posted a proper fashion post in FOREVER. I really want to do more but it takes time, nice weather and high self esteem and those things often don't come at once. Now film school is drawing to a close for the year I'm determined to do many more outfit posts and just generally up my blogging game.

The outfit in question today has been in my wardrobe for weeks now, looking at me every time I open the door, telling me to put it on.  It's an all in one suit from Quiz clothing, a brand I hadn't heard of until recently. I first fell in love with this outfit when I saw it in Debenhams, and my heart skipped a beat when I saw it was only £29! You know how much I love a bargain and I honestly was expecting this suit to be at least £50. I think it looks expensive (yes, £50 is expensive to me) so it makes me love it so much more knowing I got it for so cheap.

The second reason I love this outfit so much is because it actually fits me. Doesn't sound like that should be too much of a hard task but this is one of life's hardest issues when you're only 5"2. Anything "full length" is a no go for me and trousers alone are usually an absolute hassle to find so I was honestly in shock when I put this on and realised it didn't need any adjustments. Strangely enough I bought another, really similar suit from the same brand but that one is too big? I don't understand it. Obviously this one and I are just meant to be.



I love the red rose print and have wanted something with this embroidered pattern for a while now. This seems to be a theme with Quiz Clothing as I've seen it on many of their bodysuits, blouses and jeans so I will definitely be adding to my collection!

The last thing I love about this outfit is how it makes me feel. I am yet to wear it out properly but I think it would be perfect for a wedding or party. It also made me feel like a top executive heading into the office on a hot day. I feel fierce in this outfit and that's the first time I've ever used that word to describe myself.

I will leave you with some more photographs taken by my lovely younger brother. Ah the perks of having a photography student for a sibling!






Have you got anything from Quiz Clothing? Let me know what you think in the comments below! 

See you soon, 

Beth x
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