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Tartan at the docks

On another shoot for Verity‘s photography project, we went down to the docks on a freeeeezing cold afternoon to shoot some photos, again these have all been taken using a film camera and not photo-shopped which I’m a tiny bit proud of haha

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What I’m Wearing: 

Tartan Blazer – Punky Fish

Netted top – TK Maxx (can’t remember the name sorry)

High waisted black trousers – Primani

Boots – H&M

Lipstick – Kate Moss for Rimmel, shade 22

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Little Black Jumpsuit

From the dawn of time the little black dress has been the go-to Christmas party essential, so easy, so classy, so simple. I feel that we’ve become blinkered in our search for the perfect party outfit, not realizing that while yes black is an easy colour to wear for all body types -it doesn’t necessarily need to be worn on a dress. The facts are that December is BLOODY cold and wearing dresses that barely reach your thighs, aren’t exactly what I’d call sufficient thermal insulators.

Having stolen away your staple dress option at this point you’re probably thinking “SO WHAT AM I GOING TO WEAR THEN FAITH?!”, Calm down dear I’m getting there!

The perfect and practical answer to your prayers is…DUN DUN DUN – The Little Black Jumpsuit

Ok so when they first came back into fashion a lot of us turned our noses up, which is understandable when you think of some of the ghastly prints they had but they’ve been well and truly revived this year. They’ve started slowly creeping their way back into the shops in black cut out formation and here are some of my favourites…

1Image 1 of ASOS PETITE Exclusive Cami Crepe Jumpsuit

Image 1 of Oasis Sheer Panel Jumpsuit

3Image 1 of ASOS PETITE Exclusive Unitard With High Neck And Cut Out Back

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  1. ASOS – £30
  2.  Oasis £70
  3. ASOS – £35
  4. Missguided £44.99

As you can see ASOS is leading the way on this particular band wagon, and I’m impressed with the prices too!

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Thor: The Dark World Review

Would you risk a penalty of death to save someone that you loved?

The picturesque realm of Asgard, where huge golden castles touch the sky and new age cyber-space technology glides across its glistening lakes , to many this could be envisaged as a perfect world however under threat from an evil tyrant who longs to plunge the universe into darkness; Asgard is now in great danger.

Forget the fairy tales and the ‘happily ever afters’, this time there will be no fairy god mothers, Prince Charmings or sweet/innocent princesses with exceptionally long hair. However we do have a hero, someone that puts others before themselves at all costs, whilst displaying incredible physical and mental strength- who in this case happens to not only be a god but also possess a face carved by angels!

Heir to the throne of Asgard, our protagonist refuses to obey the immoral decisions of his king – a crime punishable by death. Armed only with his trade-mark war hammer, the valiant hero realises his only option is to free a lethal prisoner from his heavily guarded cell, in a desperate attempt to save the universe from a plague of darkness. Our brave protagonist triumphs the odds against his greatest foe yet, prepared to sacrifice his own life for his mortal leading lady’s safety- going to the end of the world for her, as a rare void linking the nine realms reopens for the first time in 5000 years.

A suspense filled journey through the time-space continuum littered with action packed battles, amazing special effects, CGI and a complex long-distance relationship story line; No this is not the sequel to ‘The Time Traveler’s Wife’, this is the long awaited  sequel to Marvel’s third avenger ‘Thor’!

Raking in a massive $500 million worldwide already, it’s clear this is one cinematic experience which is truly out of this world! Once again Marvel, creators of superheroes such as Spider Man and The Incredible Hulk did not disappoint, with astounding: cast, locations, costumes, graphics and of course plot- this could potentially make Thor one of their most successful motion pictures to date. Exhibiting a classic steady build up into the action; Chris Hemsworth portrays the strong and handsome Norse-god Thor, forced to battle alongside exiled brother Loki played by Tom Hiddleston whose devious traits and sharp tongue steal the show; the audience can’t help but fall in love with Loki’s wicked grin whilst debating where his allegiance lies. Hiddleston succeeds in creating the perfect villain who not only plays with the character’s minds but also the viewer’s – never sure if all they’re seeing is a mere illusion or in fact a vulnerable side to such a sly character.  Working so compatibly alongside Hemsworth, these two are a force to be reckoned with against the malevolent antagonist Malekith, played by Christopher Eccleson who intends to slay Thor’s love interest and astrophysicist Dr Jane Foster, portrayed by Natalie Portman in order to retrieve a treacherous element which has infected her body.

Portman and Hemsworth depict a prime example of unconditional love which unfortunately only works on the silver screen! As their worlds collide, the pair use their strengths to rescue each other throughout the movie. Portman begins as the token damsel in distress candidate but later turns into an aspiring bad-ass, using her intellect to combat the enemy who are attempting to infiltrate London.

Directed by Alan Taylor, who you may recognise as director of HBO’s, Game of Thrones; Taylor brings the same realism/fantasy clash to the big screen.  Creating an atmosphere which doesn’t leave people looking at their watches, wondering how long it’s got left, it simply consumes the spectator – making them part of this fantasy world. Thor: The Dark World is a film which definitely merited a 3D viewing as an obvious strength of the film would be the beautiful graphics used to turn the realm of Asgard into a believable utopia which hosts landscapes and technology we mortals can only dream of!

Thor: The Dark World, is one of those sequels where it’s imperative to see the predeceasing films first, otherwise the plot can prove confusing to new Marvel viewers who aren’t familiar with The Avengers concept but even so a thoroughly exhilarating cinematic experience that any super hero fan can enjoy.

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5 reasons why you need to get a beanie …

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Firstly I just wanna say that until recently I HATED beanies, I think it was because of their hipster connotations, the fact that people were wearing them during summer and that a lot of them were branded with: “YOLO” or “LOL”  – which I cannot be doing with. In all honesty I think the thing which ‘turned me’ to beanies was having a 9am lecture on a Monday morning every week, meaning that I’d usually wake up late, stumble to the kitchen for breakfast, maybe have a shower if I had time, slap on a bit of foundation and whatever clothes are lying around. I don’t like having to choose between either having to go in with greasy hair or no make up so I feel like the beanie is a perfect disguise for the tragic 9am bad hair days.

Okay so why should you invest?…

  1. They’re so cheap, mine was about £3 from Primark and it’s soooooo snug!
  2. They’re warm and stop your ears getting frostbite and falling off – never a good look guys, trust me
  3. BAD HAIR DAY DISGUISE
  4. You can get away with wearing them alongside most autumn/winter outfits, especially in black
  5. They’re practical AND make your forehead look significantly smaller, I know this because mine is HUGE!

Topshop have got a pretty good selection of them at the moment, I particularly like the cable knit ones, might have to treat myself again…

http://www.topshop.com/en/tsuk/category/bags-accessories-1702216/hats-463

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This is potentially the best cover I have EVER heard and my god I love a good cover version! I’ve literally had this on repeat for the last 24 hours, probably pissing off my flat mates but I couldn’t give a shit because this song is so hauntingly beautiful it genuinely gave me goosebumps – and not because I was cold, the radiator was on and everything!

Songs like this deserve to be number one instead of auto-tuned American trash with the same processed beats over and over again. (Except for you Britney, you’re the best).

True talent

Out and About

My weekend

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After my photoshoot with Verity (photos coming next week)…

I was stupidly excited to learn that the Christmas market had pitched up in Southampton high-street, you could literally smell Christmas a mile off! It was predominantly German cuisine on offer, I wish I got a photo of the massive pan full of b-e-a-u-tiful looking hot dog sausages, I think I’ll make it a priority to nip back there for tea one night this week seeing as I only have spaghetti and a couple of chicken dippers left in my cupboard currently.

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Also managed to track down a stall selling Belgian waffles for £2.50, was hoping to get one smothered in nutella but never mind, chocolate sauce was a close 2nd best.

And of course I couldn’t visit the highstreet without popping into H&M…

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Okay, if you know me you’ll be aware of the fact that I’m always on the look out for stuff with my name on, this stems from a frustated 5-year-old version of myself hating her name because she could never find any keyrings with it on in shops – except of course the hilarious “Didn’t have your name” ones – wow they never get old, good one guys!! 

So when I saw this necklace in H&M I HAD to buy it, regardless of how much it cost or the fact that it is the tiniest bit tacky – I don’t give a crap, I feel this somewhat makes up for a childhood which was deprived of personalized mugs and pens.

ImageImageSorry about the very poor image quality of these leggings, it’s not easy to take photos in my uni room so I have to just stick it on self timer and pray for the best. Anyway until recently I passionately hated leggings, probably because when they became fashionable again people were wearing the really thin lycra ones as trousers when in reality they’re meant to act as TIGHTS! You know exactly what I’m talking about! 

Times have changed, now they have a bit more substance, the ones above are SOOOOOO comfy and such good quality, at £17 I think they’re something I could easily wear a lot and they go with pretty much everything so how could I not???????

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God my skin looks awful today, I’ve recently invested in Mederma scar gel, to try and fade some of my acne scars, I’ve only been using it a few days any am already starting to see progress so after a month I’ll probably do a review and show you just how much it’s working. I actually bought it from ebay, I’ve never seen it in a shop – not even sure if it’s stocked in the UK, but I’ll tell you what compared to this stuff – Bio Oil looks like pathetic (does not work)

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Other photos from the shoot…

 

 

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Was chuffed when Verity came and showed me the rest of the photos she’d developed from the shoot, I’ve come to realise that often traditional film photography looks so much better than digital. I find it incredible that they’re so atmospheric yet haven’t been photoshopped at all!

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All photos by Verity Keeley, model – Faith Horne aka Moi

For the other shoot photos click here

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