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South East Asia so far in pictures

Saying goodbye to my favourite girl in the world…

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Shiny and new…

I have been lusting over some cute transitional summer pieces recently and finally purchased them this week treating myself due to my non existent social life during recent times….

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This cute easy to wear summer dress is just perfect for summer with an open back detail. At £34 i thought it was reasonably priced for Topshop plus discount honestly i just love staff discount!! I am planning on wearing this dress over summer with some cute sandals and also taking on my travels to Thailand as its light and doesn’t crease easy. toppers 2I have wanted these shoes for so long. I purchased them on uniform allowance which justified the £54 price tag, oops! They are super comfy and go with everything so im hoping they last me until the height of summer and i just love the girly lace up detail!

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And… The Worst.

Katie Holmes.

Looking more like the beast than the Belle, inspired by the famous Disney film this mustard yellow Marchesa gown simply suffocated Katie’s stunning figure and left her looking more toilet chic than Hollywood glamor complete with messy hair executed badly.

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Suki Waterhouse.

This model who is dating handsome Bradley Cooper went tonal tackiness, in this pink chiffon like gown. The pale color of the gown alongside the models natural pale beauty simply washed her out making her look ghostly instead of glamorous, and as for the hideous frills, ill fitting bust line and unplanned hair…

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Kirsten Dunst.

The former Spiderman star attempted to look ‘cute’ rather than glamorous in this star wars inspired Rodarte dress however she looked out of this world in a bad way complete with a hideous patterns and velvet elements this dress was more fancy dress than elegant and did absolutely nothing for the English rose’ figure. She surely was from a galaxy far far away… where style is unknown.

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Sarah-Jessica Parker.

Dissapointly Sarah Jessica did not look her usually quirky elegant self in this Oscar de la Renta stamped gown complete with designers name cheaply imprinted on the trail. It all just looked a little too much overkill with the big hair, big skirt , accompanying gloves and bright yellow heels, fussy in an understatement. She looked more Carrie gone wrong than chic.

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Met Gala. The Best….

The most glamorous night in fashion did not disappoint last night, held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York held the Met Gala hosted by American Vogue editor Anna Wintour who raised the ticket price this year from $10,000 to $25,000!!

Old school elegance was the theme of the evening, putting last years punk theme straight to bed with an official theme of ‘white tie and decorations’. Now obviously there is always those outrageous celebs who look more like mutton than Monroe however there was some beautiful ensembles and some of my personal favorites were….

The Beckham’s.

Victoria played it a little safe, yet did elegant lines and minimal to perfection with just a few pieces of Jacob & Co diamonds and a dress from her personal collection. However the pinning point of this couple was definitely Mr Beckham himself, who quite frankly could look good in a black bin bag! His sleek matching tonal suit complimented Victoria and made him a dashing individual complete with rugged stubble and signature quiff. Yet i do wonder… with all that money why are Victoria’s hair extensions so awful???

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B and Jay z.

This showbiz twosome did not disappoint in the glamor stakes, complete with beading and diamonds. Jay z showcased a superior figure in an excellent tailored two piece accompanying Beyonce’s extravagant low cut beaded ensemble which looked extremely heavy yet graced her curves beautifully! The veiled headpiece gave a mysterious feel to the dress and her dark lipstick stood out from the crowd of pretty monochrome. Can this fashion duo ever get it wrong?

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Blake Lively accompanied by equally handsome husband Ryan Reynolds.

Its safe to say Blake has come a long way since her gossip girl days, looking breathtaking in a Gucci Premiere gown with fitted perfectly and complimented her tanned American skin. Her simple yet sophisticated perfectly waved hair complete her Hollywood look coupled with a handsome husband on her arm made her the belle of the ball.

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Jessica Alba.

This golden beauty teamed her glowing skin with a fitting muted gold lace design by Diane Von Furstenberg completed with golden hues make up and a chic up do proving she can do no fashion wrongs.

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Selena Gomez.

This young star defied her immature age by wearing this beautiful wine creation complete with matching lipstick and smokey make up. Accentuating her fabulous figure the gown made the star look mature and elegant with a low cute neck line and fitted body.

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Kendall Jenner.

My favorite look of the night by far was this Kardashian clan beauty wearing a custom Topshop nude fishtail gown that fitted her silhouette like a glove. Big hair and simple accessories allowed Kendall’s natural beauty to shine through, showcasing her savvy style in contrast to her reality star sisters. This model has come a long way since her geeky days on the famous Keeping up with the Kardashians and is now a respected catwalk model. Topshop proved a big hit with models attending the Met Gala with accompanying pals of Kendall’s also looking incredible in custom Topshop.

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Ex on the beach an axe already?

Everyone loves a cringe dating TV series especially one containing a z list celebrity and some extremely large egos.

Ex on the beach claims to be the new dating show where singletons can find love, situated somewhere near a hot beach in an idyllic location. However this programme has a twist. As the days go by the unbeknown contestants will be faced with the appearance of a dreaded ex partner also on the island to find love, will they find each other again or will there be tears?

Now within the first three episodes there was naked shenanigans and girl on girl arguments over guys and it left me laughing at my TV screen, the programme is the tackiest of tacky and nothing and i mean NOTHING is off camera. However i keep finding myself continuing to tune in…

Why? Because its clearly a staged programme much like all the other reality shows currently filled with young males and females desperate to make some cash and embarrass themselves and their families in the process.

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My opinion? tune in if you want to make yourself feel good.

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Moss for Topshop… AGAIN.

One of the strongest bonds in fashion is that of Kate Moss and Topshop god Phillip Green. Following a four year hiatus Kate Moss launched a new high street collection for the popular brand causing a celebration to be proud of with celebs such as Naomi Campbell, Cara Delevingne and Sienna Miller in attendance, all rocking Kate Moss of course.

The launch was as sensational just like Kate herself with a traffic stopping in store experience at London’s Oxford Circus followed by a chic VIP dinner at The Connaught. Duke Dumont performed in shop windows as Kate herself introduced the collection to the eagerly awaiting crowds dressed in a suit from the collection. Later on Moss switched up the glamor and transformed into a liquid metallic gown and beaded fringed jacket, which subsequently sold out within hours of the launch to join mogul Phillip Green for the chic dinner including only the hottest of attendees.

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The collection itself is very Moss however i cant help feeling it is a little too similar to previous complete with sequins and fringing at an extortionate price.

Items from the collection sold out within hours and appeared on eBay for in excess of £750 pounds! Kate is said to have sourced inspiration for the 40 piece collection from her own wardrobe which as originally predicted isn’t full of just designer labels as the supermodel claims she loves scouring the rails of second hand stores. In addition to channeling a somewhat vintage look she was also keen to reflect a laid back style with comfortable trousers and distinct prints. Switching it up to Hollywood glamor within the evening wear complete with flapper style dresses and floor length metallic numbers.

You have to hand it to the superior supermodel, she sure knows how to work the camera…

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Dreaming of October…

I am traveling South East Asia in October 2014 for three months and am currently procrastinating about where to visit during my time there…

Cultural beauty at its best….

Shwedagon Paya at night, Yangoon, Myanmar.

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ON THE RUN!!

This week has seen the biggest news in showbiz in the form of queen b Beyoncé and hubby Jay Z!

A JOINT SUMMER TREK!!!

This duo tour will see the superstar couple travel 16 countries throughout North America starting in June. The surprise ‘On the run’ tour announcement was made on Monday when the couple released a picture of the two of them complete with ski masks. The trek will see the couple perform at stadiums in areas such as Miami and Toronto combining their star power for good. A dollar from each ticket sold will be donated to the Sean Carter Foundation which helps under-served groups go to college, however at a staggering rumored price surely more than one dollar per ticket could be donated by the power couple who are rumored to be worth an estimated 900 million!!

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Tickets go on general sale on May 2nd

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Student sessions!!

Every student gets giddy at the thought of extra student discount, even if it is just a pound or two (usually the case).

Birmingham’s Bullring shopping center are holding an exclusive student event on 1st May 2014 offering goody bags, double discounts, treats galore and hunky male models offering free champagne! A whole host of brands have already been confirmed including numerous brands in Selfridges which makes the whole event a little more exclusive.

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