This weeks post consists of the things I have been loving this month, from music to fashion there has been plenty of things that I couldn’t stop using throughout February.
As you may have been aware a popular fashion favourite worn by many, includes the blue light wash straight leg jean; captured in the style of both ‘Mom’ and ‘Girlfriend’ jeans. These wardrobe staples have been worn by many ,one of them being model Gigi Hadid who is always spotted in her Sandro Paris straight cut jeans, however after endless searching for a similar pair that fit nicely and have a reasonable price tag; I have fallen in love with these Girlfriend jeans from the brand BDG which are stocked in Urban Outfitters. I have found that these look great dressed down, tucked into a graphic/band t-shirt with a western style belt and a simple pair of trainers; however they can also be smarted with a light weight blouse or shirt (which seem to be adorned with ruffles or embroidery this season) and a pair of loafers or ankle sock boots- either looks fab!
Sticking to the theme of fashion, my go to shoes this past month has had to be my old skool style VANS; despite taking a while to break in (I have broken VANS in before in the past and despite being uncomfortable for the first few wears I would highly recommend battling through the pain as I guarantee that these shoes will become your new go-to pair). I know that these shoes have become a popular ‘trend’ recently, I have quoted ‘trend’ because in reality I am a true believer that we should enjoy fashion and wear what we want that makes us feel confident without the peer pressure of conforming to societies list of popular and socially acceptable clothing- a truly inspiring blog post that discusses the negative connotations being the pressure of trends within the world of fashion and the importance of individual acceptance of style was created by the talented blogger Sophia Rosemary; who I would really recommend checking out. However back on to the shoes, I believe that these trainers look great paired with a smart pair of cigarette trousers as well skirts and dresses and jeans- even the ones I have just previously mentioned.
Next is a DVD which captures the success and tensions of one of the most memorable British bands; Oasis. The two hour long documentary, directed by Mat Whitecross, captures the Gallagher brother’s road to success; the film which follows the band’s iconic history which has continued to shape the British music scene has modern commentary from the Band members each reflecting on their time in Oasis. As a fan of this band myself, I would highly recommend taking the time to watch this documentary as it reflect the major highs and lows of their experiences; and instantly reflects on the major success of captured in their Knebworth gigs back in 1966- and it is almost impossible to not feel a sense of sadness when the captivating documentary filled with a mix of emotions eventually draws to an end. The film named ‘Supersonic’, an iconic song known as the bands first debut single, is available to buy at HMV– as well as the blue extended edition cover which is shown in the images below and trust me the added cost is easily justified by the extended footage and who wouldn’t love to see more of Liam and Noel.
My must have fragrance of this month has to be Estee Lauder’s Modern Muse; although I absolutely love this scent I have absolutely no idea what the exact smell is however I have looked at their website and it is described to enrapture ‘an alluring contrast of sparkling florals and sleek, sensual woods’. This fresh smell is honestly amazing and is the perfume that I am always drawn towards choosing on a morning- and based on the amount I received at Christmas it must be obvious to others that this perfume is my all time favourite.
Although I would say that within the new year I have become more open and discovered a lot of new music artists; I have kept it pretty ‘typical Hannah’s music taste’ when it comes to this month’s music pick. I have decided to feature The 1975’s Milk 7″ vinyl , I am aware that I have recently featured this in my Record Collection blog post, however everything about this record is perfect and deserves to be talked about. Other than Milk being one of my favourite songs from The 1975, this record truly showcases The 1975’s consideration and care of atheistic (clearly seen in their uniquely stunning stage set used throughout their tours); the record itself is white to further symbolise the song; however I was pleasantly surprised to see a short phrase etched on to both A and B sides – their consideration for little features is something that I adore about this band.
This month I have been more experimental in what accessories I pair with outfits, I usually just wear my watch and matching bracelet along with simple earrings and the occasional couple of rings; however during February I have started to wear chokers. I admit that I am pretty late to the bandwagon of wearing this particular necklace however as my style has evolved and I have adapted the ability to feel comfortable wearing the things I like me not necessarily what is deemed pleasing to others; I thought it was the perfect opportunity to begin wearing more accessories. I have picked out my favourite chokers, which include this thin black velvet and silver circular patterned one (both from Topshop, however almost every clothing retailer sell these chokers); I particularly like wearing these two stacked on top of each other (I definitely copied this of my friend who I had seen wear this before and it looked great- thanks Katie!). Chokers will look great with any outfit, but if you are stuck on how to style these gorgeous accessories I usually pair mine with a simple white shirt and black skinny jeans with statement shoes.
Finally I have been loving reading more magazines this month, these include luxury coffee table magazines that focus on fashion and youth sub culture to more simple magazines which are released weekly. However this month I will be focusing on the NME, my rekindled interest within the NME originates from my studying the publication as a case study for my A Level Media exam (I know that this may be torturous to another college media student who studies print publication; but despite studying all of the information for just a simple magazine we mustn’t fall out of love with traditional print media-as we all know that print is preferred over digital). I would highly recommend picking up this magazine distributed for free in Topman, HMV, train stations and University campuses; if you have a particular interest in British music and are interested in reviews and news focusing around Music, Film and TV.
These are all the things that I have been loving this month, I hope that you have the chance to check some of these out yourself (all of the product I have found online have links) and love them as much as I have; until next time,