Tuesday, 23 February 2016

The Lily Rose Effect

 Who here can honestly say they’ve not heard of Lily-Rose Depp? 

Since 2015, the teen sensation has sprung from near obscurity (I mean, as obscure as you can be for the child of Vanessa Paradis and Johnny Depp) to being the darling of the fashion world. But why is it that we’re all SO obsessed with her? Yeah, of course her ridiculous good looks help, thanks to pretty much the best gene pool you could ever get. But there seems to be something different about Lily-Rose (or maybe that’s just what I like to think) she seems apart from her fellow teen stars of celebrity descent. More enigmatic, and less willing to give everything away.

 Her Instagram resembles one of my friends (albeit with a few more Chanel outfits) more than a celebrity’s and her refusal to do many interviews allows the world to keep guessing about who she really is. Which is how it should be really, we live in a world where we want to know everything, about everyone, all the time, and Twitter and Instagram have allowed us to do this. If you want to know what your neighbour is having for breakfast, no more straining through the netted curtains to see if that’s Weetabix or Alpen, just check their Facebook. Wondering who T Swizzle is going to write a song about next? Get yourself on Instagram, my friend. So in this world of oversharing Miss Depp appears an elusive creature. And maybe a refreshing reminder that we don’t have to share everything, all the time?

Image- huffingtonpost.com

Monday, 15 February 2016

Thomas Cohen, Bloom Forever

Thomas Cohen is back. He released the video for his upcoming single Bloom Forever at the end of January which was just what everyone needed to help haul them out of the depths of mid-January despair at the fact that yes, it's still bloody freezing outside and, no, you still haven't lost the half a stone you put on over Christmas. 

Debuting not only his solo single but his new haircut, Cohen is back on form, seen lying on a Dali-esque lip sofa and swinging his microphone, and never has awkward, offbeat dancing looked so sexy. Although his ripped jeans and snake skin boots may read like something from a MissGuided look book, Cohen proves once again that he knows how to nail effortless cool. 

Saturday, 6 February 2016

The Curse of Workout Clothes.

They are just so ugly. Well maybe they're not, if you're Kayla Itsines/Davina McCall/The cast of Geordie shore. But for the majority of people, this is not the case. Most people adorning said gear are in fact just a little bit cuddly and trying to fit in last years' jeans because they can't afford a new pair/want to justify eating more chocolate/doing some sort of weird science experiment about lung capacity?? Who knows... I don't know why people do these crazy things such as move their body more than is absolutely necessary.

So, not only do these lycra creations come in the most garish designs and fluorescent colours meant only for the likes of Jessica Ennis Hill, but I have another issue with them, so if there's any sportswear designers out there- please take note. They're just too comfy. Come on, I can't be the only one who has dressed to go to the gym and woken up three hours later, confused but also very refreshed after the best nap of their life. Until you've slept in those ugly little lycra leggings you won't know just how cosy those things are, how your hoody cuddles you as you sleep and your trainer socks keep you just the right temperature. And with the rise of the athleisure wear this is not good news for me. I need to find a way to simultaneously look good in gym clothes and ya know, not fall asleep. But it's not looking too promising... 

Workout Wear Expectations: