First Year Whirlwind


As of today my Summer has officially begun which obviously I'm super happy about, partly because I'm in desperate need of sun, sea & sand but equally because I've just handed in my final deadline of first year... like how is first year over already?!?

First year came and went in a blink of an eye, thinking back to this time last year I was SO nervous about even going to university and now I'm a third of the way through my degree.  Now I just wish time would stop for a while or at least slow down- like I'm not ready to finish first year so soon! It's mad when I think how much my life has changed in the last 12 months, the things I've done, people I've met, places I've seen, even just the thought of doing any of that a year ago would have terrified me especially doing it without family and friends from back home.



Going to Uni is a weird stage in your life because you're kind of an adult but at the same time your not- it's like you're between stages in your life. One of my friends who went Uni last year said to me "being at uni is like being in your own bubble" at the time I couldn't really relate to that but now I totally understand what she meant. University is probably the most scary, independent thing you'll ever do lets face it after all you move in with people who are effective strangers when your old friends and family could be miles & miles away. University is the place where you constantly surrounded by people but at the same time you can feel so alone, I was talking to one of my flat mates about this the other day and she said that was exactly how she felt too. It's weird because I always felt like I was the only one who felt this way but actually I've spoke about it to a lot of people lately and they have all said exactly the same thing.

I thought it might be fun to do a post about what I've loved about first year, I thought it would be cute for me to reflect on when I'm older but equally it'll be helpful if any of you are starting uni or college after summer break...

1. Being able to do what you want when you want. 
Probably one of the BEST things about Uni, because you don't have to ask permission to leave the house or have to tell your parents where you're going, who with & when you're going to be back. You're independent now, if you want to walk to maccies at 2am then no one is going to stop you.

2. No one nags you to do your work.
Okay so depending which way you look at this it can be a positive or a negative. This positive is that you can do what the hell you want to with your time but at the same time you don't want to be missing deadlines even though first year doesn't count.

3. Life really is sleep all day, party all night. 
And I love it! Never in a million years did I think I'd be the person who would love the 'mesh' but I do, SO much! Wednesday without Ocean or Thursdays without Rock City will never be the same, I've even grown to love a good old SU night out. Before Uni I rarely ever went 'out out' because it just wasn't my thing but now I can't go out enough- Summer is going to be weird not going out as much.








4. When the student loan comes in the shopping splurges start coming out. 
I mean I study fashion right- if that's not an excuse to shop then I don't know what is. Trouble is because I'm now so on top of all the upcoming trends it means I want to shop so much more. I mean where's the fun in saving anyway?

5. The simplest of nights can become the greatest of memories.
I have had so many great nights out at Uni but surprisingly some of the nights in have been just as great too. My flat mates & friends outside the flat have become some of the nicest, greatest people I have ever met- life without them would not be the same which is mad when I think I didn't even know them a year ago. I love them & who they've made me become.



6. The laid-back attitude.
Maybe this is just me but I've found in first year I've just become SO much more laid back, like if people don't like me then I don't care any more or if I make one little mistake then I don't spend the rest of the day beating myself up over it because at the end of the day the past is the past you can't change it. You'll never move forward if you keep on looking back.

7. The course. 
I maybe a little biased but I freaking love my course to the moon and back- when I see what friends on other courses do compared to mine I know there's no doubt I choose the right course for me. I mean come on who wouldn't love being surrounded by fashion everyday?

8. Cliche: Sense of belonging.
I cringed saying that out loud but it's true, university life makes you find where you belong in the world, you learn so much about yourself & others and it'll change you in a way more than you'll ever know. Back in school I never felt I belonged anywhere- I had a great group of friends but I just never felt I fitted in, Uni for me has been like finding a missing jigsaw piece- now everything fits together.

9. Better relationships.
Okay so I may not have found love in first year but I'm not talking about those sorts of relationships, I'm talking about the relationships you have with family & friends. It's weird when I go home it's like things have changed we don't fight & argue over the petty stuff anymore, yes we still fall out & argue but no where near as much. I think it's because you value the time you spend together so much more.

10. You realise there's more to life then the TV.
My Dad would always say this to me growing up as a kid. The second I came home from school the TV would be turned on without even a second thought but now I miss even my favourite shows like TOWIE because I just realised there's more to life than that now. I mean I still love it but before uni my life would revolve around the TV even social events but now the TV has to fit around my plans and if I'm honest I rarely even watch it. I am determined to watch Love Island when it comes back though #addicted.

11. Happiest you've ever been. 
Again very cheesy sorry but at uni I am happier than I've ever been, life just feels so right. Even when I'm not smiling people have said they've noticed a twinkle in my eye I've noticed too. In old photos pre-uni in some of them you can tell the smile is very forced but now I look at photos from uni and it's like my entire face is smiling. It's weird to explain but I just generally feel happier than I've ever been before.



First year has been a blast however roll on a Summer of fun, chilled out times before another year madness in the best possible way.

Before I go: I really want to keep blogging over the Summer because I have lots of exciting things planned- honestly I'd love to blog everyday but I'm not sure that's quite possible so I'll aim for 2/3 times a week.

Take care & I'll see you all soon.
X

Images taken from Google & Pinterest.

Jo Malone Rocks the Ages


Jo Malone is a famously British perfume, so it was no surprise when back in 2015 they released a collection inspired by different era's of British history entitled 'rock the ages'. Personally I think it's rather fitting and adds a touch of glam rock to what is a very simple, sweet & pure fragrance line. 



Inspired by the proud history and eccentricity of Great Britain, the Jo Malone Rock The Ages range captures the atmosphere of some of the UK’s most defining eras. Each of the five colognes is a unique modern interpretation of the character and ambience of English society.

Everything about this collection is understandably British, it's about a celebration of the past which has made the country what it is today. 



Tudor Rose & Amber-
The dark grandeur of the Tudor rose is still used today as a royal symbol of England. This rich, sumptuous scent blends opulent rose absolute with clove and ginger, to reinforce the spiced elements, while golden amber gives it a warm sensuality.

Lily of the Valley & Ivy-
Evoking the softness of Georgian London, sparkling cassis and green ivy opens the ethereal fragrance while dewy lily of the valley and decadent narcissus gives it a lavish heart.

Pomegranate Noir-
Representative of the Victorian era, a golden age of English drama, this intense scent has juicy pomegranate layered with heady Casablanca lily – spiked with cool pink pepper.

Geranium & Verbena-
This captures the cool elegance of Edwardian summers. Think aromatic verbena and basil, blended with refined geranium and enveloped with coumarin and vetiver.

Birch & Black Pepper-
A scent of contrasts, this shows Britain’s rebellious punk roots. Black pepper and cardamom give a cool spiciness, while smoky birch and magnetic ink accord gives it individuality.


I like how even thought has gone into the bottle, I love Jo Malone scents- they are totally worth the money but I'm always slightly disappointed with the packaging. For me it's just too simple and plain, like if you put it on your dresser it wouldn't stand out as a pretty bottle. For this collection though I do think the caps really suit the scent notes, looking at the bottles I would say Tudor Rose is my favourite, it just instantly stands out- maybe it's because of the colour red. 



The poster campaigns for this are so very British, in the army uniform even though it doesn't say the word British anywhere on it you just instantly know that that's what it's going to be about. The model to me also looks quite a bit like Kate Moss who is a massively famous British model around the world, I am glad they didn't choose to use Kate as the model though because then I feel the campaign would have been more about Kate and less about the collection. 



I love the rock chick glam vibes you get from this collection, it makes the brand so much cooler and more edgy, not that Jo Malone is something to be embarrassed about but if your style is very edgy and urban then this wouldn't be the first scent I'd choose for you. The rock chick vibes give the collection a younger target audience, because it has this rebellious feeling about it- many perfume's tend to focus on the rebellion element within campaigns because it sells well- it's perceived as being sexy to be a rebel.

Would you buy into a brand if it was more rebellious then sweet? 

Take care & I'll see you all very soon.

X

All images are from Google. 

Collaboration: Estee Edit


Kendall is an icon to so many young girls, so when Estee Lauder teamed up with her to create her own line of the famous makeup brand they knew exactly what they were doing. Estee Lauder is a beautiful makeup range but it's more targeted at the older women than a young teenage audience- let's face it your first piece of makeup probably wouldn't be from Estee Lauder.


With the Estée Edit by Estée Lauder, when the brand revealed social media sensation Kendall Jenner as its newest face. Since then, Lauder has also signed cool-girl beauty blogger Irene Kim and increased its digital presence on its own Web site and multiple platforms. Using social media stars target specifically a younger audience as they are predominantly the main ones following them.

“Estée Lauder approached Sephora with this concept…to partner to launch a brand created with a whole new approach to the younger, modern consumer,” said Artemis Patrick, senior vice president of merchandising at Sephora. “We worked closely with the Lauder team on all aspects. This is a great brand to target today’s Sephora client and great way for Estée Lauder to introduce a brand to the younger consumer.”


Lauder is hardly alone in its desire to win over 18- to 34-year-olds. The numbers tell the story. Pew Research Center reported that the Millennial age group was projected to grow to 75.3 million in 2015, surpassing the projected 74.9 million Baby Boomers (defined as ages 51 to 69).





“It is a necessary move for Lauder,” said Karen Grant, vice president and global industry analyst for The NPD Group.

“With the way the market is going, all brands have to appeal to a younger consumer — it’s not an option,” Grant continued. “Sephora has a winning formula in that market — they know their Millennial customers very well, and they’ll be keeping an extremely close eye on this. And Lauder is very much behind it, and they rarely fail. It’s a smart partnership.”



“We are going after a Millennial audience, and they are all about authenticity,” said Jane Hertzmark Hudis, group president for The Estée Lauder Cos. “We looked within our own DNA and to Estée Lauder herself, and asked ourselves, ‘If Estée were creating a collection for Sephora today, what would that be?’”

The answer is a broad collection of mostly makeup and some skin care, created with the social media generation in mind and inspired by Jenner and Kim. “They are guest editors of the collection and the idea is that the clients are inspired by their attitude, their style, their point of view,” Hudis said. The name The Estée Edit derives from the brand’s blog.


I think it's good that brands are opening their eyes to the fact that they need to adapt to a younger audience after all if they don't grab their attention when they're young then chances are Estee Lauder won't be the products they use when they're older. I do think they've overlooked the possibility of mother- daughter influence because I've used Estee Lauder products in the past but not because of this collaboration, I used them because my Mum uses them. I do think brands need to look more into the impact & relationship between mother & daughter when marketing because you are more likely to trust your Mum then someone you don't know or a celebrity. 



Kendall & the Kardashian clan are hugely influential on social media but is Kendall the right face for a beauty collaboration. I mean I know she's a supermodel is massively well known but surely there are other influential young stars such as Emma Watson or Zoe Sugg (Zoella) both of these stars support charities whom they are ambassadors for.
Surely that's a better promotion of an idol for young girls? 

What do you think of the Estee Edit?

Take care & I'll see you all very soon.

X

Images taken from Google.

This Girl Can Campaign


I'm all for a bit of girl power so when the 'This Girl Can' campaign was released I was so happy even if it did involve doing sport... because hey girls can do it right?


This Girl Can is a celebration of active women who are doing their thing no matter how well they do it, how they look or even how red their face gets. Funded by The National Lottery and developed by Sport England, we want to help women overcome the fear of judgement that is stopping too many women and girls from joining in.


Research carried out by Sport England reveals that by every measure, fewer women than men play sport regularly. Two million fewer 14- to 40-year-old women take part in sport when compared with men, despite the fact that 75%  say they want to be more active. The "This girl can" campaign is based on a powerful insight: that the fear of judgement by others is the primary barrier holding women back from participating in sport. This fear covers concerns over their appearance, ability, or the simple fact they are choosing to spend time on themselves, rather than on their families. 

Tackling this fear was seen as key to tackling the gender gap.


Sport England’s research reveals that, from an early age, appearance is a concern for women when it comes to exercise; 36% of the least-active schoolgirls agree that they feel like their body is on show in PE lessons and that makes them like PE less. Furthermore, one woman in every four says they "hate the way I look when I exercise or play sport", and women are more likely than men to say they aren’t confident about their body when doing sport.

According to Price, across the board, women identify with the fear of not being "good enough" in some way; whether not being skilled enough, fit enough, or the right size. Sport England’s insight team also identified that women feel alone in this fear, instead of viewing it as the universal truth that it is.


Mothers were identified as a core audience for the campaign; the research reveals that while many mums would like to exercise, the fear of being judged for putting themselves first is a barrier. A massive 81% of mothers with children under 15 prioritise spending time with their families over getting fit, while 44% of mums feel guilty if they spend time on themselves. In some cases men have ‘hobbies’ which are to be encouraged, while some women instead engage in ‘me time’, which can easily be dismissed as something of an ‘indulgence’.


The 'This Girl Can' campaign got women talking & more importantly moving no matter what their shape, size or appearance. Personally I can relate a lot to this campaign because back when I was in school PE was the worst lesson of the week purely because I wasn't sporty and I didn't like the way I looked in gym wear.  A campaign like this probably still wouldn't turn me into a sporty person but it would me realise that it doesn't matter who you are, if you want to do a sport you can, skills or no skills. 


I love the posters for this campaign because each one has a different statement on it. The statement gets people talking it makes them stop and think, a campaign that starts a conversation is a winner with me. I also like the fact that it's not obviously pushing the campaign in your face it's saying do it for you no one else because let's face it no one else is going to do it for you. 


This poster above is quite possibly one of my favourites from the entire campaign, I just love how it looks almost 3D if you stare at the centre, like the swimmer is going to swim right through the words 'This Girl Can'. She is doing it for all the girls, the advert is almost saying if she's doing it then you can too. Noticeable through-out the entire campaign they didn't just use your normal average skinny model, they look like they've used real women whom we can actually relate to. Personally I think a lot more brands need to open up to the fact that real life models are going to sell a product better than someone who is completely unachievable. Supermodels are great but we don't all look like them and that's okay!

When it comes to our brand's campaigns, I want to do something that helps people in someway and gets people talking about a serious topic. Campaigns like this are so much more memorable.

Hope you've enjoyed this post, what did you think to the 'This Girl Can' campaign? Did it get you moving? 

Take care & I'll see you all very soon.
X

Pictures are all taken from Google. 

CB I Hate perfume


As part of my fragrance project we are expected to research into competition perfume brands for our fragrance. As far as competition goes for our brand, personally I felt we were quite original anyway so it was a hard task to find brands similar, but one brand that stood out for having similar values to us was 'CB I Hate Perfume'.


I WAS ONCE ASKED TO SUM UP MY WORK IN THREE WORDS OR LESS. IT TOOK ME ABOUT TWO SECONDS TO ARRIVE AT: “SCENT IS LIFE.” Christopher Brosius. 

CB perfume prides itself on the fact that scent is always individual. Your sense of smell is one of the most unique things about you – more individual than your fingerprints, than the shape of your ear, than the pattern of your retina. Your sense of smell is one of the most important factors that defines you as YOU. The way you respond to any scent is unlike anyone else’s – no one remembers what you do, no one feels what you feel. There is a reason you remember certain scents so fondly – it’s the way nature designed you.


CB's manifesto is:

"I HATE PERFUME.
PERFUME IS TOO OFTEN AN ETHEREAL CORSET TRAPPING EVERYONE IN THE SAME UNNATURAL SHAPE
A LAZY AND INELEGANT CONCESSION TO FASHIONABLE EGO
TOO OFTEN A SUBSTITUTE FOR TRUE ALLURE AND STYLE
AN OPAQUE SHELL CONCEALING EVERYTHING – REVEALING NOTHING
A CHILDISH MASQUE HIDING THE TIMID AND UNIMAGINATIVE
AN ARROGANT SLAP IN THE FACE FROM ACROSS THE ROOM
PEOPLE WHO SMELL LIKE EVERYONE ELSE DISGUST ME

PERFUME IS A VEIL THAT REVEALS THE SOUL
PERFUME IS THE FANFARE OF OUR INDIVIDUALITY SOUNDING DIFFERENTLY TO EVERYONE WHO LISTENS
PERFUME IS A SIGNPOST TO OUR TRUE SELVES – A DIFFERENT JOURNEY FOR THE BRAVE TO TRAVEL
PERFUME IS THE WEATHER OF OUR INNER WORLD BRINGING LIFE TO A PERSONAL LANDSCAPE
PERFUME IS AN ART THAT SHOWS US WHO WE CAN BE IF WE DARE – AN INVISIBLE PORTRAIT OF WHO WE ARE
PERFUME IS DISCOVERED FULLY ONLY BY OUR LOVERS WHEN WE ARE TOGETHER - NAKED

I ENCOURAGE YOU TO BE YOURSELF, EXPAND YOURSELF AND PLEASE YOURSELF
ALLOW YOURSELF THE LUXURY OF YOUR OWN VISION
PERFUME IS AN ADVENTURE
I ENCOURAGE YOU TO EXPLORE
I LOVE MAKING PERFUME
I LOVE BEING A PERFUMER"
christopher brosius


“LIKE THE ODOR OF BRINE FROM THE OCEANS COMES THE THOUGHT OF OTHER YEARS.” – LONGFELLOW
"When I was a child, I wanted to be an artist or perhaps a scientist. Instead I am a perfumer – this is perhaps a bit of both. I’ve been described as one of the most innovative perfumers of the 21st Century. I’ve won awards, my work is in museums and countless people in all civilized parts of the globe enjoy the unique scents I create. Much to my surprise, at least in a small way I have changed how people think of perfume: what it is & how it’s used."

In July 2004 CB I Hate Perfume Gallery first opened to the public. CB decided to begin exploring perfume as Art. Since launched in 2004, he has refined his collection of accords & expanded it to include many new scents and a great many more natural materials. Part of his mission is still to capture every possible pleasant scent.

 Returning to my original love of making actual perfume – those that tell stories and capture exact experiences. CB began his own collection of CB perfumes and adds to it each season. 


Personally for me I have never actually smelt this perfume brand but I know that if I ever do get the chance to come across it in store then I will definitely give it the sniff test. I'm hoping to do a research trip to London this Summer anyway so hopefully I'll get the chance to then.
I love what this brand stands for though because when it comes to me buying clothes or something I like to stand out of the crowd and be a bit different because being the same is so overrated anyway. So why would I be any different when it came to fragrance, if this fragrance project has taught me anything then it would probably be that when it comes to scent or just anything in life it's better to think outside the box then to never look over those 4 walls- think about what you could be missing out on!



I'm glad I came across this brand whilst researching, before this project I didn't even know it existed so I'm glad I know it does now. Somehow I'm not quite sure my student budget will stretch towards buying one of these fragrances just yet- maybe in a few years from now....
I love how I've discovered so many new exciting brands just because of my course.

What do you guys think of CB I Hate Perfume?
Any recommendations for scents? 

Let me know in the comments below. 
Take care & I'll see you guys very soon

X

Images taken from Google. 

Alexandra Shulman Lecture


I guess for anyone who loves fashion, they will know of Alexandra Shulman, editor-in-chief of Vogue for the past 25 years. Personally for me, Vogue was that one magazine that I didn't really read I just brought it to look at the pretty editorials & stick them around my room. 
Unbelievably Shulman was guest lecturer a few weeks back at my Uni which I still can't actually believe and I finally got round to blogging about it. Okay this post should have gone up a while ago but I only just sat down to write it today- as you can probably already tell, organisation is something I lack. 


The second I heard Shulman was giving a lecture at NTU I couldn't wait to sign my name up, I won't talk about it too much as I know I say this a lot but working for a magazine is 'the dream', so I was really interested to hear what she had to say about the industry. 

Alexandra Shulman has been editor of British Vogue for the past 25 years which is crazy to think I wan't even born when she took over Vogue UK, so when she announced she decided she was leaving back in November I was a little shocked. Still Shulman said she'd achieved everything that she'd wanted to with Vogue and felt it was time for a new challenge so is ready to leave June 24th.

Interestingly Shulman revealed she won't be missing the following:
- how relentless it is.
- the feeling of never achieving anything because you're always 3 months ahead in production.
- negotiations when the don't go your own way.

Running Vogue is a tough job, what with 12 issues a year it's a tiring but wonderful job to have. Still Shulman was use to the pressure after having been the editor of GQ magazine before she moved to Vogue. But the digital age we live in nowadays makes it so much more demanding, we all want the latest story yesterday which is an impossible task. 


What I was surprised to hear Alexandra say was that she feels the fashion industry has changed and she's noticed this since she's been in charge of Vogue. "The industry wasn't as democratic as it is nowadays and interest in fashion has grown so much!", back when Vogue started around the 60's  if you wanted to read a fashion magazine then Vogue was the answer but now we have hundreds of fashion magazines to choose from each appealing to different audiences. Fashion has always been about the celebrity culture but how many celebrities that includes has changed drastically over the last 25 years- celebrities are style icons for fashion. 


"People have a relationship with the physical object. Says a lot about you as a person" Shulman 2017.

Vogue is privileged, it's about telling the story that hasn't already been covered- every single newspaper and magazine wanted Duchess of Cambridge in their print but Vogue was the one who got her for their centenary issue, Vogue has a long standing history of having Royals in their magazine. Shulman said that the Duchess was very collaborative to work with, she gave her own opinions and liked the close to informal images shot by Mario Testino (a favourite photographer of Vogue and the Royals). Not all photographers are good to work with though- David Bailey has this "you need me more than I need you type of attitude" yet managing personalities is part of your role as editor. 


One question that everyone wanted to ask Shulman was what's next for her? 
"Journalism" is amongst the many things that she'd quite like to get her teeth into, a lot of newspapers have written to her about writing a weekly column yet it's not something that she's ever wanted to do. TV is another possible avenue that Shulman would quite like to explore- however she'd only do TV opportunities if they were not on Vogue. The 'Inside Vogue' documentary that they did was great for the magazine as it opened up a whole new audience, they had been asked before if they wanted to do it but they didn't because programmes weren't really something that they wanted. It was filmed over a big chunk of the year, Richard came in for 9 moths of filming between September - June.



Vogue has had some very memorable covers over the years but Shulman said that the Bowie cover is one of her favourites, she was very unprepared to hear that he had died. His gender fluid appearance made him the icon that he was, we all wanted to look like him. He had a massive influence to fashion.

Journalism is such a wonderful thing, we need that ability to be able to share stories and information with people even Airbnb have signed a deal with Hearst publishing to do a print magazine, that just shows that massive impact magazines have on all our lives. I for sure would be lost without them!

Shulman herself said she has no fashion inspiration however Prada has wonderful style, her own style is schizophrenic, practical style to fit in with her hectic life. Devil wears Prada is a fictional portrayal of fashion.



The millennium consumer is bothered by shared economy and lack of ownership because clothes massively define us as who we are. Two principles that keeps Shulman motivated are "If a things worth doing then you can do it anyhow" and "don't strive for perfection".

How important is the DNA of Vogue? 
There are 23 different Vogue's in the world and there is very little crossover between them all. Edward Enninful has worked on American Vogue so some of that may translate into British Vogue when he takes over as Editor but who knows.

One question that popped up in the interview was about ethical fashion... now for me this is something I've grown to value a lot over the past year since starting Uni, which is bad timing considering my clothes budget can only just about afford Primark. Shulman is sure things will change though, "people vote with their wallets. Everybody should if possible be able to afford as the issues are too huge for people to avoid." Quite true... now I not saying I'm going to stop shopping in Primark but I am going to start being more selective about where I buy from.

One final thing... 

What do you think Edward will bring to Vogue?
"Obviously you want to see the magazine still succeed but you do hope as well that the person who takes over from you doesn't do any better than you. I don't know Edward very well but I do know he has a brilliant sense of style and a good eye for visuals, he's also very collaborative so I'm sure he'll bring a lot to the magazine" 

This sounds very cliche but I found this lecture probably one of the most inspiring ones I've ever had, personally it gave me the boast I needed to work as hard as I can to get to where I want to be in life- which is good timing considering my deadline is on Thursday. Wish me luck!

Take care & I'll see you all very soon.

X

Pictures are not my own, taken from Google.
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Miley Malibu Makeunder


Growing up Miley Cyrus was and still is one of my idols, I love her style, her voice, just everything about her. I never really idolised many people when I was younger because well I was happy just being me but Miley definitely stood out from the rest. 


May 11th, Miley Cyrus released her single “Malibu,” along with a surprising music video that revealed the pop star having had a good makeunder. Replacing the peroxide pixie, red lip, and strategically positioned pasties that have defined her devil-may-care style in recent years, Cyrus’s new look centre's on a literal return to her roots, with a few visible inches of brunette hair framing her forehead before fading into a grown-out shade of platinum.


Personally I'm loving her new makeunder, she looks way better than she did when she went through her 'wild' stage. It would be nice for young girls nowadays to realise that they don't have to cake their faces in makeup- it's okay to be natural & fresh faced. Fair enough I totally understand that you have days where you don't want to leave the house but hey everyone has days like that! I am a strong believer that beauty starts from within. I mean I'm currently sat writing this in the library with zero makeup on and trampy clothes having had 4/5 hours sleep- this is something I never thought I'd be doing before I came to Uni. But the truth is people really don't care, they probably don't even notice and if they do then it's their problem, not yours. 


The opening scene of 'Malibu' begins with Miley standing in front of a waterfall, her two-toned waves bound in a pair of subtly cheeky pigtails that wink at the quirky beauty, but they soon give way to a relaxed beachy ponytail or textured lengths left loose to blow in the breeze. For just under four minutes, Cyrus walks & dances along California’s beaches and coastal cliffs, smiling through eyes dusted in a subtle metallic shadow, fingers adorned with small wildflowers. 


“I never would have believed you if three years ago you told me I’d be here writing this song. But here I am,” the pop star sings. With a serene new sound and a confident, come-as-you-are aesthetic, the evolution feels like a natural one: Miley is growing up.


As much as I admire Miley, I did not like it when she cut her short and dyed it bleach blonde, I get that she wanted a change and to break away from her 'Disney' image but personally i felt it just wasn't a good look on her at all. I guess I've got use to the blonde now but still at the time it was a shocker. I love how people experiment with their looks as they grow up, without experimenting you won't find new things that you love and want to try out. 


I had major hair envy when Miley's hair was this long, growing up I actually kept growing my hair in a bid to make it look like this. The result: it didn't work, my hair was horrible long but that's a story for another time. If you haven't already listened to Miley's latest single it's totally worth checking out, it's very different to Wrecking Ball & Adore Me, it's more country inspired which I like but I feel you have to be in the mood for that sort of music. I guess it's not for everyone.  


There are rumours that Miley's new look is due to her getting back with Liam Hemsworth, who knows maybe she's calming down now after having her wild years. I do totally rate these guys being back together though- I just think they're a really great couple together. 

What do you think to Miley's makeunder? 
Yay or Nay?

Take care & I'll see you all very soon.

X

Pictures aren't my own, taken from Google. 

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