Monday, 29 February 2016

Word of the Week | SYNESTHESIA

Welcome back to Word of the Week! I hope everyone had a good weekend and is having an even better Monday. 
word of the week synesthesia
Definition: the production of a sense impression relating to one sense or part of the body by stimulation of another sense or part of the body.

That sounds a bit complicated but the most common form of synesthesia is when someone sees a certain colour in response to a certain letter of the alphabet or number, such as seeing the number 5 as being green. I didn't know there was a word for this until a couple years ago but I have always associated certain colours with each day of the week. Tuesday is red, Saturday is green, Sunday is yellow... I don't know why but they just are and I can't see them any other way!

Have you experienced colour synesthesia before? Let me know in a comment and remember to check back here next Monday for a new word!


Wednesday, 24 February 2016

ELLE Style Awards 2016 | Best Dressed List

Models, designers and style icons alike came together to celebrate fashion at last night's 2016 ELLE Style Awards and I loved getting to see what the celebs wore to the event. After all, what better way to flaunt your style than at a style-focused awards show?

Karlie Kloss
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Karlie Kloss is just one big ray of sunshine - I absolutely love everything about her. I'm so happy she took home the award for Inspiring Woman of the Year because she definitely deserves it with all her coding work! She also looks gorg in this gown paired with a classic red lip.

Bella Hadid in Julien Macdonald

elle style awards 2016 bella hadid
I'm obsessed with Bella Hadid's signature sports luxe vibe but I'm also loving how she worked this fringed outfit! Her slicked back hair really adds that bit of edge to the look.

Jourdan Dunn in Emilio De La Morena
elle style awards 2016 jourdan dunn
Only Jourdan Dunn could pull off a look like this! Purple looks so gorgeous on her and the asymmetric design paired with the thigh high split is basically turning me into the heart eyes emoji.

Lottie Moss
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I'm definitely getting Miley Cyrus vibes from this outfit! It looks just like the outfit she wore to the 2015 MTV VMAs. Some may think this look is too much but I love how bold it is. What else would you expect from Kate Moss' little sis?

I've put together a little quiz on Maximum Pop so get voting for your best dressed female!

Who wins your vote for best-dressed?

Tuesday, 23 February 2016

He Named Me Malala Review

Eleven weeks ago I read a story that resonated somewhere deep within me. This story was one of a girl. A girl named Malala. You have probably heard of her, as I thought I did, but, as I came to realise, I only began to understand her truly when I read her book; received her message; connected with her words, thoughts and ideas.
malalaI started and finished 'I Am Malala' in one day. This quote was one of the many which I connected to so deeply. 
i am malala book quote
I am in absolute awe at Malala's spirit, wisdom and unwavering faith in the universe As I often find myself saying, and know to be true on all levels, it does not matter whether you are living in a country where there are frequent terrorist attacks. It is only the feeling of vulnerability that ever puts you into a vibrational harmony with that which you fear. I know Malala understood this concept deeply and applied it to her own life. That is why she was never afraid - and so when death and her seemed to come close, death did not want her. God is kind. All is well. We are one. Let the powerful force of something bigger and stronger than us dwell inside you.he named me malala dvd

The above review-of-sorts probably won't make much sense if you aren't familiar with Malala's story, but I am happy to announce that it has been turned into a film and 'He Named Me Malala' will be broadcast globally on Monday 29th February at 8pm EST / 7pm CST!

HE NAMED ME MALALA is an intimate portrait of Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Malala Yousafzai, who was targeted by the Taliban and severely wounded by a gunshot when returning home on her school bus in Pakistan’s Swat Valley. The then 15-year-old was singled out, along with her father, for advocating for girls’ education, and the attack on her sparked an outcry from supporters around the world. She miraculously survived and is now a leading campaigner for girls’ education globally as co-founder of the Malala Fund.

Acclaimed documentary filmmaker Davis Guggenheim (An Inconvenient Truth, Waiting for Superman) shows us how Malala, her father Zia and her family are committed to fighting for education for all girls worldwide. The film gives us an inside glimpse into this extraordinary young girl’s life – from her close relationship with her father who inspired her love for education, to her impassioned speeches at the UN, to her everyday life with her parents and brothers.

I absolutely loved the book and am super excited for the film's broadcast on television to spread Malala's message even further across the globe! Don't forget to like He Named Me Malala's page to keep up with the latest news.

Will you be watching Malala's new film?

This is a sponsored post on behalf of Review Wire Media for 20th Century Fox. I received information to facilitate my review as well as a promotional item to thank me for my participation.

Monday, 22 February 2016

Word of the Week | SYZYGY

Welcome back to Word of the Week! My favourite thing about Mondays where I get to share and rave about some pretty cool words with you all.
lunar look word of the week syzygy
Definition: an alignment of three celestial objects, as the sun, the earth and the moon

Bet you didn't know there was a word for that, did you? It looks like a tricky one but it's actually quite easy to pronounce - siz-i-jee. Fun fact: Syzygy is the only word in the English language which has three Ys in it.

Check back next Monday for a brand new word!

What do you think of this week's word?

Sunday, 21 February 2016

Topshop Unique AW16 | LFW

My favourite show of London Fashion Week was today and I had so much fun watching the live-stream! (I would've had even more fun if I was there - hint hint) The frow was full of the usual famous faces including one of my absolute faves - Karlie Kloss. The Topshop Unique show is always great in my opinion and the collection is ready-to-wear whilst also encompassing elements of couture and high fashion. The vibes I got from their AW16 collection? Houndstooth, sequins, fur coats, metallic disco boots and oversized flared everythingggg.

topshop unique aw16 houndstooth
I haven't seen this print in a long time but it looks like Topshop are bringing it back this AW16. Monochromatic looks are always a staple of winter fashion so it's no surprise really!

topshop unique aw16 fur coats
There's something so lush about Topshop's fur that makes it seem so different to other high street brands. Does anyone else think this? The look on the left was definitely one of my favourites; I love everything about it and would wear it myself 100%.

topshop unique aw16 gothic
A lot of designers jumped on the gothic bandwagon this LFW season but Topshop still managed to make it look unique. The combination of sheer chiffon with velvet is gorgeous and gives of luxe vibes.

topshop unique aw16 boots
As I spoke about in a recent blog post, I love Topshop shoes. And I have a special place in my heart for metallic platform boots. So gorg and definitely throwing us back to the '70s.

What did you think of the Topshop Unique show? 
What's your fave LFW AW16 collection so far?

Thursday, 18 February 2016

OOTD | Faux Leather Trousers

lunar look leather trousers
lunar look leather pants
Jumper - Primark | Trousers - Primark | Boots (similar) - New Look

I've been lusting over leather trousers for a while now, but I never really knew if they would suit me or not - well, I still don't really know now! I tried a pair on in Topshop a few months ago and they just looked absolutely vile on me but I'm actually kind of into these Primark. They're faux of course but although they look like leather, the material is actually more like denim.

I love high-neck jumpers, as you can see from the roll-neck in my last OOTD, but I like this burgundy one even more as the neckline is almost halfway between a crew neck and a polo neck. They always give me model-off-duty vibes! A girl can dream... As for shoes, I've paired them with my fave New Look boots.

What do you think of my outfit? Would you work leather trousers?

Tuesday, 16 February 2016

Grammys 2016 Red Carpet | HOT or NOT?

The biggest night in music happened last night and I was so excited I watched E!'s live coverage of the red carpet arrivals until 1am. I saw the good, the bad and the downright ugly... but these were the looks which stood out to me the most. PS. you can watch the Grammys in the UK tonight at 8pm on 4 Music!

Selena Gomez in Calvin Klein
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Selena said she opted for a 'simple' look - err, if this is simple I'd love to see her idea of going all out! Despite that, I think she looks gorgeous in this glittery midnight blue gown. Verdict: HOT.

Taylor Swift in Versace
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I love you, Taylor. But no. Just no. I don't mind the colour blocking trend that much but there just isn't anything I particularly like about this look. Anyone else think it looks like she's cosplaying a wilder version of Anna Wintour? Verdict: NOT.

Ellie Goulding in Stella McCartney
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Ellie Goulding seemed to be the only celeb who worked a pastel coloured dress and I think it really works for her. Light blush pink really suits her blonde hair and has an air of elegance. Verdict: HOT.

Lady Gaga in custom Marc Jacobs
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Lady Gaga, please stop trying so hard. Everyone's so desperate for attention that I feel like the way to get noticed now is by adopting the motto of less is more. Verdict: NOT.

Bella Hadid
grammys 2016 bella hadid
Bella looks gorg in this cut-out sparkly dress and I wouldn't expect anything less from the model. Verdict: HOT.

Who wins your vote for best/worst dressed at the Grammys?

Monday, 15 February 2016

Word of the Week | INEFFABLE

Happy Monday everyone! I hope everyone's having a good start to their half-term if you're at school/college etc. Welcome back to Word of the Week - the best and only way to start your afternoon.
lunar look word of the week ineffable
Definition: too great or extreme to be expressed or described in words

This week's word isn't really that complex or obscure but it's one that holds a special place in my soul. In language we seek to express our thoughts/feelings/experiences with the aim of connecting with other human beings - whether that be to inspire, to humour, to educate - and words are the medium through which that connection is often made. We can never know exactly how somebody else is feeling, but through words we can hope to understand. The English language is constantly evolving but there are still many 'things' which it is incapable of expressing through just twenty-six letters. And that's a beautiful thing. Maybe the best things in life are those that transcend human comprehension and hence language. Sometimes no amount of words will do a subject justice.

Check back here next Monday for a shiny new word!

What do you think of this week's word?

Wednesday, 10 February 2016

Step into style with my Topshop shoe picks

As I spoke about on Twitter earlier this week, Topshop's shoe game is amazing right now and their latest pieces are giving me major style envy. I seem to have a penchant for 'ugly' footwear and am obsessed with holographic materials, patent PVC and basically anything that looks unique. With that being said, I genuinely do love all these styles I picked and thought it would make a great post to give you guys some shoe-spiration this season!
topshop shoe picks
Top: boots | sliders | boots
Middle: loafers | platforms | lace ups
Bottom: sandals | trainers | wedges

As you can see from the shoes I picked out, I definitely tend to stick to monochromatic looks but I like to think I picked pairs that will still give that bit of extra edge to an outfit. I already have too many shoes that I never wear, but it was so fun just browsing through Topshop's range and lusting over all its beauty. 

I can't wait for the upcoming Topshop Unique AW16 show at London Fashion Week!

Which of my shoe picks is your favourite?

Monday, 8 February 2016

Word of the Week | PRAXIS

Welcome back to Word of the Week - the highlight of everyone's Monday. Don't lie, guys. I know you love it.
word of the week praxis
Definition: the integration of belief with behaviour
I know what most of you are probably thinking - "But everyone integrates their belief with their behaviour, don't they?" - and the answer is no, they don't. I always say that "To know and not to do is not to know" and my philosophy still stands true today. Many people have desires and wants yet they never manifest them because they refuse to change their habits and behaviour. Each and every person has a teachability index, which works on a scale from 0-10, and is based upon two factors - your willingness to learn and your willingness to accept change. You can have all the belief in the world but it's worthless if your actions are contradicting your desires. Pay close attention to the way you live your life and ask yourself, "Does my behaviour match the frequency of my desires?" The application of praxis is all about living the life you love. If you are not vibrationally aligned with your belief, then you can never expect to attract it.

Check back here next Monday for a new word!

What do you think of this week's word?

Thursday, 4 February 2016

The Purrfect Purse

I love puns. But nowhere near as much as I love my new feline themed purse! Fashion focused around cats is a big love of mine - I even have some cute print pyjamas - and for some reason it makes me feel like I'm channelling my inner Taylor Swift, which I'm definitely not going to complain about.
new look cat purse
new look cat purse
New Look Black Cat Flap Over Purse £9.99

This post is going to be really quick because there's basically no point to it besides the fact I wanted to show you my adorable purse. Who really cares if it's too big to fit in your bag when it looks this cute? Priorities, guys, c'mon. Practicality is so last season. I actually got this purse for Christmas because I had my eye on it in New Look, however, it's currently out of stock if you did fancy getting one for yourself. Sad times.

What do you think of my purrfect purse?

Monday, 1 February 2016

Word of the Week | ORENDA

Hello February! I can't believe this is already my fourth Word of the Week post. I'm really enjoying writing these posts for you guys and I hope you're enjoying reading them and learning new words!
Definition: a force present in all people that empowers them to affect the world or to effect change in their lives

This is an interesting one! While the definition is very true and relevant to every single human, really, this word is just a subtle and tiny insight into the power of the Law of Attraction - which I have lots of posts about, including my recent one on the power of a vision board! However, I guess it's still a cool word. You come from realms of unimaginable power and light, and you will return to those realms. You are the creator of your own life and are completely in control over what happens to you. I truly believe that.

Check back here next Monday for a shiny new word!

What do you think of this week's word?