Sunday, 13 April 2014

Review | The Vamps- Meet The Vamps

Photo Credit: One,  Two

When a band with as much talent and charisma as The Vamps have pops up, it's an extremely rare thing. 
I discovered them about a year ago, and then saw them live twice during Mcfly's Memory Lane tour in May. And it didn't take me long to realise they were going to be the biggest thing since sliced bread (read all about my obsession with them in previous posts here)

Their debut album has just been released here in the UK, and those cheeky lads off YouTube have definitely delivered the goods. The album's bloody perfect.

These 4 guys are incredibly talented for such a young age -with Connor being the youngest at 17 and eldest James just 19- and have such an amazing stage presence. They've already toured with the likes of Taylor Swift, The Wanted and, as above, McFly.

Over the past 6 months, they've released their first 3 singles -"Can We Dance", "Wild Heart" and "Last night"- and they pretty much set the tone for the rest of the album.
Their music is infectiously happy and quirky. With added folky-ness. 
The whole album is pretty much summer soundtrack PERFECTION. 
I already see myself sunbathing down the beach listening to "High Hopes" and "Lovestruck".
"Somebody To You" (which my personal fav) is going to be a big one during shows with its huge chanty 'YEAH YOU'. And don't surprised if songs like "Smile" gets your parents singing along.

It's easy to think their "the new Mcfly" and I can see why. But these 4 boys have taken what Busted and Mcfly created before them and decided to put their own spin on it all. 
In all, The Vamps are an incredibly unique band who have created an album full of hits. I can't wait to see what the future holds for them.

Personal Favourites: "Dangerous", "Lovestruck", "Smile", "Somebody To You"
For Fans Of: 5 Seconds of Summer, Mcfly, R5 & One Direction.

Monday, 7 April 2014

Redheaded Wednesday.

Dress; Asos

Whilst browsing through Asos the other day (ha, I do that most days) I came across this simple velvet black dress with an adorable lace collar.
I looked at it and said "I bet if I wore that I'd feel like Wednesday Addams." And so I brought it. It arrived Friday afternoon and I instantly put it on.

And I was right -I felt like Wednesday Addams. 
And that's how this dress became the single greatest purchase I've ever made.

"I'll stop wearing black when they make a darker colour"

Friday, 28 March 2014

Made Peachy.

Last week me and my mum took a little trip to Birmingham for an art show. Whilst there, I met the lovely Laura from Made Peachy. She showed me how to make this super cute reverse-able peter pan collar, which I am completely obsessed with!
Please excuse the slightly bad quality instagram pic of me as I've lost tri-pod, but I just had to show you guys!

I'm not going to lie, I was quite scared of the sewing machine but purely because I haven't used in at least 5 years and I'd completely forgotten everything! But Laura made sure I knew what I was doing. And it turned out to be one of the most easiest things I've ever made, plus it looks so cute with literally everything.

Unfortunately, the pattern and how-to guide aren't yet up on Made Peachy, but I'm sure they'll be put up soon.
Make sure you check Laura's blog as she has a ton of adorable little DIY projects for you to try at home.

Much Love.

Saturday, 8 March 2014

Take Me To Los Angeles...

I feel as though all  my blog posts in the past couple of months have had something along the lines of "sorry for forgetting to blog" in them.
I've not been myself lately but I won't go into that. But I promise I will try and get better.

Recently I've had SEVERE wanderlust. My brother came back from his trip to Australia two weeks ago, and he's been showing us photos and telling us all about it. It sounds amazing. Just travelling. Being free. But it's made me want to pack my bags and get on a flight somewhere.
The problem is -I'm too damn scared to do it on my own.

The one place I've wanted to visit for as long as I can remember is California.
I've never been, but for some reason i feel as though there's a piece of my heart there.
Is that weird? Something keeps pulling me there. And I'm not sure how to describe it.

I've actually been planning my trip there for years, but in the past week or so I've started really looking into. I even looked at flights and hotels the other day! And I've even thought about adding in Hawaii adn Arizona/ Grand Canyon in as well. I'm hoping to go Autumn this year (very unlikely) or next year.  But as I said above, I am far too scared to go out alone.

All Photos can be found on my weheartit page.

I want to hike up to the Hollywood sign, take a road trip down Pacific Coast Highway, dance around Coachella, wander around San Francisco, rummage through Amoeba record store, go on Santa Monica's Ferris wheel, shop around Melrose and swim in the Pacific Ocean.

The weather here in England has been absolutely dreadful and although it's started to get a bit sunnier and warmer this week, I'm still dreaming of palm trees and paradise.

Maybe it's what I need. To do something I'm scared of. Maybe I need to get out of my comfort zone and experience a whole new way of life.

I guess what I'm trying to say without being rude is -I'm sick and tired of this place, and I need to get away for a while. And, as it would appear, my heart is yearning for the Pacific Coast.

What places would you recommend in the California/ West Coast/ Hawaii area?

Much Love.

Saturday, 22 February 2014

A Day In London.

Hat- F+F, Denim Jacket- Topshop
On Wednesday, Me and my mum took a little trip up to London as neither of us had been up for a day trip in a while.
We did some shopping in Selfridge's, Harrod's, Hamley's and Carnaby Street and just generally explored around a bit.

I had my first ever Pinkberry, which, btw, was delicious! Why don't we have more in this country?
We also found the original Iron Man suit that was worn by Robert Downey Jr whilst in Harrod's.

I also met Anna from Disney's Frozen whilst on Oxford Street.

After our long day out we went to the Royal Albert Hall for a show, and then to the airport to pick my brother up after his trip to Australia

Short but sweet post for you guys since I've been slacking abit on the blog posts lately. 

I apologise. I promise I'll try and get back into the swing of posting regularly. 

Much Love.

Monday, 3 February 2014

First Ever Youtube Video.

I've just posted my FIRST EVER video on youtube. Well not including concert videos that is.
I've been thinking about doing this for a while, and half way through January I decided it might be fun to do a haul of things that I had brought throughout the first month of 2014.

I know the quality kind of sucks and I know I'm bit awkward, but this was a really big thing for me to do and it would be amazing if I could maybe get some advice and feedback as I would quite like to make more videos in the future.

Please let me know what you think and I'll love you FOREVER
Much Love.

Thursday, 30 January 2014

I Think You And The Moon And Neptune Got It Right.

Photo Credits: Tumblr, Weheartit, Credit and Credit

I'm not entirely sure how, but whilst searching youtube for videos from Warped Tour the other night, I stumbled upon this rather delightful band.
Echosmith are four siblings -Jamie, Noah, Sydney and Graham Sierota- from Los Angeles. Originally called 'Ready, Set Go!', they changed their name after signing to Warner Brothers in 2012. Since then, they've toured with Owl City and Tonight Alive and also played on the Ernie Ball Stage on Warped tour during the summer of 2013.

They're debut album 'Talking Dreams' came out October last year, and after the first listen, I practically fell in love with them. The album is infectious and chilled out but also grabs your attention right up until the last second of the last song. 
Each song is different. Yet once they're altogether they somehow fit together like a perfectly mastered puzzle.

They have talent which you'd expect to come from a band with a 10 year career behind them, but in reality drummer Graham is, at 14, the youngest member, whilst oldest brother, guitarist Jamie, is still only 20. 
And at only 16, lead singer Sydney has a voice which could pretty much sum up the definition of perfect. Plus, she has amazing taste in fashion.

Seriously, go buy Echosmith's music. It's indie pop perfection from the first note right until the very last. 
I'm going to end up listening to this band a ton this year, with their upbeat tunes, they're bound to become part of the soundtrack to my summer this year. Believe me, they're worth you're time and money.

Personal Favourites: "Bright", "Tell Her You Love Her", "Up To You", "Come Together", "Talking Dreams"
For Fans Of: Foster The People, For The Foxes, The Naked And Famous.

Much Love.