Its International Womans day! watch the video to see details, every day I will be celebrating a woman who has inspired me or empowered me, I hope you guys follow the blog post/do the same!! whether its simply telling them how much they have inspired you, or making a card/sending flowers! im sure anything would mean the world to someone who has helped you grow into the amazing individual that you are!
Monday: My Mother: 23 years ago this amazing woman finally had me after suffering from preeclampsia. I was 11 weeks early and weighed 2 pounds, and despite all the suffering she went through prior and the health conditions I had when born, she never gave up on me, and I truly believe that it was her spirit and love that I survived. Since then she has shown me independence, an open mind, patience, tolerance, and has encouraged me to follow me dreams and passions, having never never let me feel like any less of a human by my gender.  She is one of the strongest and positive influences in my life, she is a remarkable woman, she is super woman! I celebrate her everyday, but today I felt the need to take time out of my  life and illustrate exactly how much she means to me!

Tuesday: My Nana: My nana has taught me independence and creativity, from a young age she always encouraged me to be imaginative and outgoing, which I think helped me progress into being as inspired and empowered as I am today. She is a woman full of confidence and light, she has brought so much positivity and happiness into my life! I will be forever thankful that I get to call such a great and strong woman my Grandmother, having raised 3 boys and one daughter who have all grown up to be amazing and successful people who admire her dearly inspires me so much to one day be like the fun and wonderful woman she is! 

Wednesday: My long lost sister: Meet Madeleine, my best friend since 2003! Unfortunately she is in America, so I can't surprise her with a card or flowers, but I couldn't celebrate all woman who have positively impacted my life and NOT write about my best friend! She is absolutely the most hard working, dedicated, down to earth, most beautiful girl ever with the best sense of humor who has shown me that perseverance and an amazing work ethic is important to get you where you want to go in life. This girl studies 24/7 and still manages to surround herself with amazing friends and have fun, she has always shown me the most positive and bright outlook on life, even when she is down she still cheers everyone else up she just omits an era of happiness to everyone she meets, she is so strong, empowered, inspiring, and just generally an amazing woman! 

Thursday: My Aunt Elaine: She is possibly THE strongest and most positive woman in my life, her amazing attitude towards life is uplifting not just for me, but for everyone else she meets! she is the kindest most genuine woman I have ever met, and without a doubt deserves the world and more! no matter what she's going through, she still manages to maintain this amazing positive attitude and hope, she is just so beautiful inside and out, and I wouldn't be who I am today without her, who has taught me to always hope and have amazing self discipline, so THANK YOU AUNT ELAINE! she seriously are an inspiring role model in my life!

Friday: My Best Friend: This confident and intelligent woman has been my best friend since I was three, she has brought so much laughter and happiness into my life, and has always had my back and stood up for me. She is a huge part of who I am today, and is not only passionate about what she loves too, but also understanding. She is beautiful inside and out, and I just wanted to thank her for being the inspirational and strong woman she is!! love you Marisa! 

Saturday: Meet my future mother-in-law, possibly the most inspirational woman you will ever meet, she has raised nine kids and all of them have turned out to be amazing, successful, well mannered, and kind people! she is literally wonder woman, she can juggle ten things at once and still have everything done perfectly, she puts 110% into everything she does. She has such an amazing positive attitude that can fill you with so much joy and happiness, she is a remarkable woman, and she inspires me daily.

Feminism within Fashion

The fashion industry has a corporate responsibility to promote feminism/gender equality, as shown in The Chanel Spring 2015 show. Yes, I know, i'm late and you may be wondering why on earth is she speaking about it NOW? but in the words of Emma Watson I thought: if not now, when? 

Feminism is defined as: the advocacy of women's rights on the ground of the equality of the sexes. Just to clear the air, as for some reason Feminism is also seen to the public as man hating (which isn't true). Fashion is in the front line in promoting these ideals, as it involves both men and woman and most of the time sets the standard for social stereotypes. 

I am pleased to see such big designers taking the front line for promoting woman's rights and gender equality, as the fashion industry hasn't had the best past regarding woman's body image. It may be debatable, I've read many articles which slams this but the way I see it? is that it's illustrating to younger woman that feminism is okay, and its cool to stand up for yourself, so while people can sit and argue that the fashion industry is simply pulling a publicity stunt? they are casting a stone into the water and causing ripples (I got that quote from tumblr and found it fitting i'm not ashamed). 

"Really, the condescension some people direct at fashion is just unbearable. I've got a speech I trot out now, when someone throws shade on what I do, and it goes like this: We all have bodies; we all wear clothes; we all have reflections that vex us; we all exist in dynamic relationship to our communities, and fashion is a medium for testing or strengthening those bonds. It's a vehicle for self-expression, and—to flex some of the old WomenSpeak patois—anyone who diminishes the significance of that is carrying water for the patriarchy, deferring reflexively to those thousands of years of human history when men got to decide what was frivolous or not. You know what's frivolous? Fantasy football. Fashion is a multibillion-dollar industry that touches craft, identity, dreams, and art."-  Maya Singer (http://www.style.com/trends/fashion/2014/finding-feminism-in-fashion)

The fashion industry is starting to show regular woman as models, healthy and happy woman setting a realistic standard and embracing every body shape. Its showcasing woman in fashions outside of the stereotypical norm as well as men, telling the public: wear whatever the hell you want, not what you're expected to wear. Which, to me, is helping to promote feminism. 

Magazines like Nylon Magazine/ Nylon Men have always celebrated those who dress for themselves and not for anyone else, they have their own fashion with breaks sexist stereotypes, they have always inspired myself to not really care what anyone else thinks, and to not judge anyone else.

a guy wants to wear pink? DO IT
a woman wants to wear a tux? GO FOR IT

Silly little stereotypes which prison gender equality are being broken and daily I see more and more people embracing who they are despite what sex they are. It may seem so insignificant to bigger issues like equal pay, but the fashion industry has the power to make a start, its causing a slight stir that will hopefully create a domino effect in breaking the stereotypical barriers society has made for genders, and that could potentially help in breaking larger stereotypes which hinders woman.


style a hat this winter!

I was asked through my vlog to create a vlog post on how to style hats, unfortunately until I can afford the right editing and lighting I am unable to make the vlog post so decided to create a lovely wee post here :) each hat is inspired by a character!

I find that most hats are easier to style when the hair is curled, but that's just a personal preference. As you can see on the models most hats can be style strait or curled as long as its primarily down and now in an up do! 


As many of you know (or don't know and you're just figuring this out) I'm a massive fan of Emma Watson, of whom has recently helped launch the campaign "He for She" which aims to achieve gender equality for men and females across the world.

I, personally, started noticing gender inequality when I was little playing make believe with my neighborhood friends and I wasn't aloud to be "Luke Skywalker" because im a girl and girls "can't be Jedi's" (this didn't stop me of course but I remember being awfully confused as to why). I then began to notice inequality when I was older and I was considered "annoying" because I  was more opinionated than the other girls, I remember a fellow girl asking me "why can't you just be a normal girl?" as if a normal girl was defined as being some sort of mute with no opinions of her own. It wasn't just girls I noticed, it was men as well, a boy was practically abandoned by my whole class because heaven forbid he cried allot, another boy I once knew was called weird for listening to the spice girls because that's a "girls band only" the stereotypes goes on and on. It isn't fair for woman OR men to be stereotyped and made to act a certain way because THAT'S whats socially acceptable.

"It is time that we all perceive gender on a spectrum, not as two opposing sets of ideals" -

This quote (taken from twitter) sums up the aim of HeforShe, its the coming together of males and females to not see each other firstly as an opposite gender but as an equal human being with equal rights.

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Below is my first ever vlog post!  So I've been wanting to create a vlog for about three years, I kept putting it off and off until finally just getting off my butt and making one! I've had this sitting on my laptop for a few weeks, I wanted to see if I could get a better editing software but unfortunately not so you're just going to have to deal with the terrible lighting! <3 haha I hope you guys enjoy it, please watch, subscribe and share!!! 

Don't judge the natural look!

It’s one thing about us woman that really bothers me: the need to wear and tell other girls to wear excessive amounts of make up! Don’t get me wrong, especially on a bad day, I NEED a lot of make up, and for big events sometimes its better because it’s almost treated as a work of art (as you really need an artistic hand to-do your makeup flawlessly!) but when it comes to nights in, the movies, shopping, even music festivals and such why cake on the make up?! Every girl has something absolutely beautiful about them that they don’t need as much on!

Especially if I caught the sun I stay away from foundation and cover-up as I want to show off my freckles and natural tan, but when I do this girls ask me “don’t you wish you could wear more make up?” and “why don’t you wear more you look pretty” and it’s kind of like: okay you think I look nice…but it’s not really me. Even when I’m not tan, I like to wear a natural look with minimal makeup, because that’s what I’m comfortable in. I don’t like walking into College or doing mundane activities with cat eye-d eyeliner and two layers of foundation on, not saying it shouldn't be done (because props to you if you can get up in the morning and even be bothered doing anything!) but I shouldn't be judged for it.

I think this new and modern way of caking on your face before regular activities is actually becoming the norm and having a natural look being weird…which I find rather alarming, both should be normal, nobody should be scrutinized because they are wearing less makeup.

“she would look better if she covered up her spots more”
“she would look better with more mascara”
“she would look better if she had foundation to even out her skin tone”

I’ve heard each quote about a thousand times now and each time I’m almost offended, you may think that girl may look better with more make up on? But she wouldn't be herself, she looks beautiful to others that matter and that’s all that counts! Flaw’s should be celebrated instead of constantly hidden, it’s okay to leave the house without foundation or blush or bronzer, it’s alright to not pencil in your eyebrows! If you wan’t to? Go for it! but don’t judge the girl that doesn't.

Here are a few celebrities that also celebrate minimal make up:

First photo: Beyonce
Second photo: Jessica Biel, Jennifer Lawrence, Carey Mulligan
Third photo: Emma Watson


The lovely people at Vegas.com asked me if I would come up with a few outfit ideas for The Aria Resort in Vegas! I was honored to have even of been asked! below I have came up with 4 outfit choices: eating out at The Lemongrass(one of Aria's gorgeous restaurants), bathing by the Aria's cool Liquid pool lounge, clubbing at Aria's Hazel night club, and even just catching up with all your sports in their amazing sports bar!!!


The first place is the restaurant "Lemongrass" which has "woven decor"  inspired by the Thai Silk Factory, how fancy!! to style for this I looked into a bit of Thai fashion, I thought this gorgeous purple/pink/black patterned two piece from Miss guided really fit the look, its also not too playful but not too serious: perfect for going out to eat! I am pairing it with the orange tank from Miss guided because I felt as if the bright orange really made the outfit "pop" the shoes and necklace are from Topshop, and I loved them because the necklace really resembles the nature of Thailand and really fits in well with the look, as the shoes match absolutely perfectly color wise and have a small heel, keeping the look elegant and sophisticated like the restaurant! The small bag is from Fossil, and I added it into the look because I felt as if on every nice evening dinner, a girl needs a nice bag! , its also small but not too small to where you cant fit anything in it.

Next is cooling off at the Liquid Pool Lounge: its very sophisticated yet (its Vegas so) fun! I wanted to show that within the look. I have a free people swim suit, its white (elegant) and just absolutely stunning, I matched it with black sandals (also from Free People) because they fit the "bohemian" vibe, the Black Kimono is from Missuided and I thought it was just an absolutely gorgeous "cover up" to have for chilling around the pool when not swimming! I added the Rock'n Rose Flower crown because I felt as if the look needed brighter colors and who DOESN'T want a flower crown? (it also fit into the whole bohemian vibe I have going on) and last but certainly not least the Ted Baker shopping bag! I personally use one as my beach bag, its plastic so it doesn't get that dirty and its big enough to fit pool side essentials like: sun cream, your towel, iPod, a book....so on so forth. I chose the pink "shopping bag" because it matched the flower crown yet the bow was black matching the kimono/shoes.

When clubbing in Haze Nightclub, I wanted the look to be as fun and colorful as the dance floor! I first choose this bright dress from Saboskirt! its elegant yet sexy (I feel so out of context using the word sexy but whatever) I felt as if it would be perfect for a night out clubbing! I paired it with the bright and shining heels from Jeffrey Campbell as I felt they really set the dress off and made the outfit more bold. I brought the pastels back into the outfit with the Michael Kors pink and gold clutch, as a girl always needs a decent bag when going dancing and this clutch would be perfect for keeping ID, credit cards, and whatever else you may need for your night out. The rose gold bracelet is added as I feel it would brings the look together completely. I didn't add any more accessories because the shoes/bag did enough to carry the look :)

For all you sports fans I have a gorgeous outfit idea for you too! to quote the hotel "This is not your typical Las Vegas Book with row upon row of simple seating. We want you to sit down in one of our couches or lounge chairs and never want to leave. Other amenities include full drink and food service as well as a VIP section." Watch the sports you love, in this adorable dress I found at Nastygal paired with the sporty themed/comfy trainers from Nike! the final accessory is the bag (from Top Shop), it matched the look almost to a T and would hold everything you would need for the day!!