1 October 2014

Interview with Whinnie Williams

 Many of you will remember the singer Sunday Girl from a few years back and might have wondered what ever happened to her.  Well she is back, um...kind of.  She has been reincarnated as a shiny new ladygirl with a better name and a new, even more fabulous look and sound.  So prepare to meet your new favourite popstar and style crush, step forward Miss Whinnie Williams....


 
 
 
1.  Hey Whinnie, you’ve went all Snoop Doggy Dogg on us and changed your name, what made you make the decision to reinvent yourself as a new artist?
Whinnie killed Sunday Girl... drowned her in cherry aid.
 
 
2.   Your new music sounds really different to the kind of songs you were bringing out before, what’s inspiring your music this time around?
This time I'm not being influenced by trends at all just what I really want to be doing. I always wanted to do this style of music but didn't know how to express it and was a bit scared too.


3.   What’s your favourite song that’s on your new EP?
Stupid Things.


4.  I have to just take a minute to talk about your new look, it is amazing.  I love the whole 60’s Brigitte Bardot vibe you have going on and all the pastel colours your wearing, but honestly most of all I am just so damn envious of your hair, seriously what trick do you use to get so much volume in it, you must have a secret product you use?
Hahaha awww thanks. My hair is a bit of a fluke, its a massive mess in real life and I can honestly say there isn't much too it other than blow drying it upside down and Moroccan Oil. I should have just made up some elaborate story haha.


5.  Do you feel like style is a really big part of being the artist that you are today, do you think that fashion and music go hand in hand?
I don't think it has to be for every musician.  I just really enjoy making my music visual whether that's through clothes or videos. 


6.  Do you have go-to blogs for some fashion and style inspiration?
I don't to be honest.  I watch a lot of old movies, look up old stars and people watch so that's how I get my style inspiration. 


7.  And finally, if you could pass on one piece of advice to my readers what would it be?
Find your gut again and listen to it. I forget to use mine all the time, but when I have a tough decision one of my best friends always asks "what does your gut say" and the answers are always there! 



Bad Girl, the awesome debut EP from Whinnie Williams is out on October 13 via Night Beach in digital and limited edition 7" vinyl.
You can Pre-order the EP HERE and watch her amazing new video HERE

Let me know if your a fan of Whinnie too and if your loving her music as much as I am?

30 September 2014

Lucy Watson's Jewellery Collection





I am the biggest fan of Made In Chelsea (If your not from the UK, its a reality TV show kinda like The Hills) and Lucy Watson from the show is one of my favourite people from it.  She's the type of person you just wish you were when you are having an argument or disagreement with someone, because in a beat she comes out with the most amazing one-liners that just win the whole fight.
She is also super honest too which I love and she seems like the only girl on the show who is good friend  To be honest she is the only girl I like in the show (The boys are my favourite! Hey Andy..!) as the rest of the ladygirls just seem kinda well...um mean!

Lucy also has really awesome style so quite fittingly has launched her own jewellery range.  To be honest I have no idea why it's taken me so long to check it out but I was having a peek at her collection this morning and I am super impressed with it.

Everything looks really luxe and super chic.  I have picked my favourite pieces to show you above.
Every since LC rocked the two-finger ring in The Hills I have wanted one like the 'Creature' one above, so cute.  The crab ring is just so unique and I think it would be great for layering rings too but I have to admit the tiger teeth necklace is my favourite piece from the whole collection.  It's weird because I never normally like really strong 'animal' influenced things but I just adore this, I can imagine wearing this with a plain white boyfriend tee and a pair of jeans and it would just make the whole outfit work.

You can buy all the pieces from Lucy's website Creature Jewellery HERE

You can buy the Tiger Teeth for £90 HERE
You can buy the 'Creature' Ring for £70 HERE
And you can buy the Crab Claw ring for £45 HERE

Let me know what you think of the pieces and if you are a massive fan of Made In Chelsea too?

29 September 2014

Review - Nokia Lumia 1020









So a little while ago the lovely people over at Microsoft got in touch with me to ask if I wanted to have a trial of their Nokia Lumia 1020 phone.

I jumped at the chance as I'd heard so many great things about the Lumia phones (My sister has a different model of the Lumia and she just loves it) so I wanted to give it a go and see if it lived up to the hype.

So I thought I would give you a wee run down of my verdict, in list form obviously, because who doesn't love a list now and again right?

Appearance- When I took the phone out of the box I couldn't believe how big the screen was, I have a Blackberry just now so the contrast between that and this seemed even more intense.  I definitely wouldn't describe it as light but it's not much heavier than your average phone, I think what makes it seem a little more weighty is because of the camera on the back.  The back cover is fully yellow as you can see in the photo which isn't really my thing but I know that you can also get it in black and white too, which I think look super pretty so it's all just down to preference really.

The Screen-  Its amazing, the clearest, most on point screen I have ever used on a phone.  It's super sensitive which makes the touch screen work perfectly and it's so easy to use.  The menu screens and options screens are great and it's really quick to move around the phone and it doesn't seem to have any those 'sticking' issues that other touch screen phones have that I've used before.  I just love how big the screen is too.

The Camera - To me this is definitely what sets the phone apart.  It really is an amazing 41MP camera.  The pictures are so clear and crisp.  I love that it has a wide range of in-phone editing tools for the pictures, its so simple to work and I can't say enough about how genuinely impressed I was with the quality of the photos that I took.  If you wanted to get into blogging but don't have a fancy camera and aren't ready to commit to buying one just yet, I think if you got yourself this phone, you would definitely be able to get by for a while using this for your blog as it really doesn't give you that grainy feel to the images that some camera phones do. 

Overall I was super impressed with this phone.  It really does do exactly what it says on the box and the hype around it and it's camera is definitely justified in my opinion.  When my phone contract is up soon I will definitely be having my eye on this...

Let me know what you think and if you are a fan of the Nokia Lumia phones?

25 September 2014

Bright Pink Lipstick









This was the first MAC lipstick I ever bought years ago and it's still one of my favourites.
I missed wearing it when my hair was super blonde as it was a bit full on for my complexion with the light hair but I love that now my hair is darker I can wear it all the time.

I looks beyond bright in the tube but when you actually put it on its not as neon as it looks and it's surprisingly really wearable during the day too.

Are you a fan of bright lips?
I really want to try a really dark Khloe Kardashian type lip colour, let me know if you have any favourite dark lipsticks?

The shade that I'm wearing is Show Orchid and you can buy it for £13.95 HERE at Debenhams

24 September 2014

Book Review - Twitter Girl

                                     


"Meet America's Tweet-Heart.
She's network reporter Cassidy Shea, better known as @TwitterGirl, with more than a million followers thanks to her sarcastic tweets. One hundred forty characters that can take anyone down a notch.
But while brevity may be the soul of wit, it can also get you fired.
When a controversial tweet goes viral the snarky redhead finds herself locked out of the career she loves... and watches her boyfriend take a hike.
Alas, no industry values sarcasm more than politics, and Cassidy becomes a marketable commodity for Presidential candidate Will Becker, a squeaky-clean, stone cold lock to be the next occupant of the White House. This candidate is unlike any other; he's the country's most eligible bachelor. He's also looking for a running mate, and we're not talking about a Vice President.
Twitter Girl has caught his eye.
Cassidy finds herself swept up in a whirlwind romance that turns her into the next Jackie Kennedy and becomes the favourite to be the next First Lady. The country can't get enough of America's First Couple... will Cassidy and Will Becker bring back Camelot?
But an anonymous tip triggers her journalistic curiosity. Is Will Becker all that he seems?"



I honestly didn't know what to expect from Twitter Girl* when I got my hands on a copy a few weeks ago.  It seemed like it would be a little too full on chick-lit for me if you know what I mean, that it might not have much of a story going for it but I was proved completely wrong.

I really enjoyed the story, I was  partly right though it's much more a full chick-lit genre member than I normally read but the storyline was great and I really found myself desperate to read on and see what happened to the one and only Twitter Girl.

Obviously it's a super current book in the sense that social media plays a major role in it, but it really does work with the story and it doesn't feel like the author is just trying to push some pop culture into their novel, it feels really fluid and it adds to the story rather than takes anything away.

I actually thought it was such a great idea to have someone solely responsible for twitter on a presidential campaign, it made it seem really fun and I imagine if it happened in real life it would make the voters so much more engaged with whats going on in the whole election, so any future politicians out there I would take a wee read of this book before your next campaign as it might give you some good hints and tips, haha!

I really loved the whole political undercurrent running through the book especially as I read it in the week running up to the Scottish Referendum so my mind was already full of political jargon anyway and I loved seeing it from the American point of view.  Don't worry though if your not too into things like that, its all kept very light and doesn't go too deep with all the political issues.

Overall, I thought this was a super fun and enjoyable read.  I loved the little twist at the end too. 
If you are looking for a light read but with a really interesting story then this is the book for you.

You can buy it right now on Kindle from Amazon HERE for £2.48
And it comes out in Paperback on Nov 20th
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