This apparently is the new trend on the beaches this year: The half G-string. We personally think its a step too far and may as well wear a sock! What are your thoughts? Hot or not?
Those of you who follow us here at Blogizing know we like to write about things which we like. Festival Brides has been a favourite of ours for some time and today they have really got us excited. We love new things, new ideas and new concepts. So when we saw their feature for bridesmaids and page boys based on the film ‘Wild Things’ we could not contain our excitement…we only wish we had an alternative wedding to cater for!
“The key to this look, however you decide to embark upon it, is for your little people to look a little dishevelled. No over styled hair, just a hint of sparkle and earthy, natural toned clothing. They should look like they belong in that woodland and most of all they should look comfortable, enjoying the rusty crown you’ve placed on their head, or embodying the lost boy spirit of their tribal painted face. Don’t force it, find something they’ll love and you’ll have yourself a seriously happy, free-spirited mini bridal party.” Festival Brides
The inspiration for these outfits has been taken from the Lost Boys of Peter Pan and Where The Wild Things Are, we think they are amazing. Any festival lover enjoys dressing up and being able to take inspiration from this style and add it to your own amazing day is a dream come true for us. Let your children have fun and play out their favourite characters and have lots of fun. A much better alternative to being stuffed into a big, heavy frilly dress or suit we say!
For more on this topic and for lots more photos and inspiration take a look at Festival Brides post here
Over the last eight months, life has been tough. I have been juggling a degree in Psychology, a part time job, my own yoga business and bringing up my three children single handed. Money has been tight and we decided to throw a puppy into the mix….oh my days. So….as my life was busy and stressful enough, I really did not need what was to happen next. My eldest child, a 15 year old boy, who, when everyone who meets him says he is sure going to be a heart breaker (I think he already is-as the gaggle of girls follow him around and he responds with his ‘can’t be arsed’ attitude) was run over by an elderly gentleman, and he suffered serious injuries. Two broken femurs to be exact. i found out by his friend calling me on my mobile, luckily…just as i had arrived home. What normally would take the likes of Linford Christie a good 5 minute sprint to where the accident had happened, it took me literally 3! There I was running like I had never done before down the road, dressed in a short red dress, and drivers beeping me as I ran past! For goodness sake….do you not know that my son has just been run over…that was my thoughts…in between ‘please god, please let him be ok, just let him be awake.’ Of course the drivers did not know that the lad laid in the middle of the road further down the street was my son. As I approached I saw a trainer further up the road from where everyone was crowding round. My heart jumped to my mouth and everything began to spin. ‘Please let him be alive….please just be awake..’ I kept repeating over and over in my mind. I approached his friend who was inconsolable. Luckily, my son was conscious…just. The ambulance seemed to take forever and my son was drifting in and out, trying to tell me he was going to sleep. I did all I could to keep him awake. I was not going to lose him no way. Although this was a stroke of bad luck (and we have had more since-but that’s another story) it was also a stroke of good luck…because he survived and eight months down the line he is almost back to normal….barr the metal rods in his legs…but he is getting there. HE IS ALIVE and that is all that matters. I came across this bracelet recently and it reminded me of what we as a family have been through these last 8 months…a serious accident, issues with the children’s father which has brought a lot of stress, anxiety problems, money problems, and finally only last week an accident at school involving once again my teenage boy who has now suffered a broken arm as a result! I can honestly say I have not had such a bad run of luck in such a short space of time. So when I saw the name of this bracelet….That’s a wrap-Get Lucky I thought, this is an omen, I have been brought to this for a reason.
THAT’S A WRAP…..that’s it….that is the end of this run of bad luck. GET LUCKY….With Pleasure! Buy the bracelet here at a modest cost of £3.50 can you afford not to…? 🙂 The bracelet is from a range of hand made jewellery by Kimberley Wilson, an entrepreneur who has been making jewellery as a hobby for a few years now, but has recently decided to make it her business, and we really do wish her all the luck, as the jewellery is something we personally really love. It has a contemporary boho chic kind of feel, something really wearable, and also something wish is just as great as a gift. Read other reviews of Kimberley’s Jewellery
Now that’s a wrap!
Acknowledgements: With Thanks to Kimberley Wilson for contacting us at Blogizing to Review her awesome jewellery range….we wish you all the best in your business venture and we are excited and looking forward to seeing your new pieces in the future!
The Illustrious Society, 3 May 2014 9pm-4am Secret Location, West Yorkshire
In a small Yorkshire town, hidden in the depths of an old industrial mill is a best kept secret. A party held once a month, showcasing the best DJ’s holding an intimate event of approximately 200 people. What is also special about this place is the unusual decor, it resembles a small boutique indoor festival. The strangest, yet most amusing entrance to a room has to be a foam vagina, once you climb through you enter a chilled out area with floor cushions to get make yourself comfortable. Laser lights dance off the faces of the party goers, and as I look up I see handbags suspended from the ceiling. The main dance area is a large room with plenty of space to dance around and an extended bar area to the bar with a somewhat Caribbean feel serving a limited selection of cocktails as well as spirits, beers and cider. Perhaps the most interesting room of all, which houses the more chilled out of the dj’s, is home to an enormous dining table, set with plates, cutlery and flower arrangements aptly named The Board Room. The dj is in the middle of the table and chairs offer seating to those that need a break from the dancing or somewhere to roll a cigarette.
This room is also where the activities take place. At this Illustrious, which was the second one, there was a pass the parcel and archery. The first Illustrious had a coconut shy! Prizes for the pass the parcel were somewhat unusual, only adding to the humour and included a bottle of amaretto, a gay porn book, a bag of rice and for the winner a fresh trout….yes you did read that correctly! It is a well kept secret, with invitation only, hence the name. All attendees had made an amazing effort with their steam punk and tweed outfits, knowing full well the policy of ‘no effort, no entry’. These clubbers were a grand set of people, full of fun without the knob-headed-ness you normally get. It was also noticeable that although some were locals, there were people who had come from Harrogate and over the border of Lancashire from Burnley and Manchester and even the Lakes.
You could almost be mistaken to think you were entering an awards ceremony as you approached the door of the venue. After walking under a huge stone archway into the mill complex you then walked up a red carpet, with real fire lamps at either side. Attention to detail is everything here, even down to the tickets, made from wood! I have to mention that the security staff were also great, there to keep you feeling safe (not that you felt unsafe in any way) but in no way intrusive or threatening.
If I had to be picky, the only down side to this venue is the portaloos. Although I guess it did give the clientele an opportunity for a cigarette whilst they waited….however, if it was raining I do not think everyone would have been as happy to do this. Some of the attendees wore huge dresses and corsets to fit in with the theme and I can only imagine they struggled with the limited space within a portaloo! However, if this is the only downside then heck! they are doing well.
Dj’s on the night included: Frank Lawson https://soundcloud.com/ralphlawson , Gemma Furbank https://soundcloud.com/gemma-furbank , Simon Dean, Richard Fowler in the main room. The Board Room was hosted by The Vinyl Miners and DJ’s included Bodie, Kenny, Red Tin Dave, Banana Dave
Here is what one DJ, Gemma Furbank had to say: “Honestly, had such a top night! The Steam Punk was top notch, wicked venue, wicked set of DJs, awesome atmosphere and crowd! x”
The organisers responsible for Illustrious, I have been told, are taking a break now for the festival season….but will be back in August. Let’s hope they are, as it would be a shame to lose a gem such as this!
In short…..no. Haha, even to see a man in those cycling ones kind of turn my stomach, no matter how fit the man is. There is just something not very manly about them and I really do like my men to be men. Sorry, it is just the way I am. However, if he wanted to buy a pair of these rainbow diamond ones (in my size) that is ok, as I would wear them. 😀
Just a quick word to the men: “Not cool. Do not do it…….sorry boys.”
Those of you still intent on doing it <sighs> you can get them here…….
I have always had a little soft spot for Desigual. I first fell in love with it when I found a fabulous dress in a boutique in Spain. It was quite expensive for me, but I decided to treat myself as it was something different. I have worn it lots and it washes so well as I still wear it now and have had it for over four years. I have definately had my monies worth so I just thought there were worth a little mention. They provide clothes for women, men and children. I personally absolutely love these pants!
Just a small selection of the girls clothes which can be found on the Desigual website. You can shop for them here…. http://www.desigual.com/en_GB/kids-clothes/
Finally, here is something for the boys….
There are also a small selection of baby clothes. I recommend Desigual based upon my own experiences. The items I have bought wash very well, have kept their shape and are always commented upon by my friends as they are different to other things you can buy on the high street!
Shop Desigual here if you like the look 🙂 http://www.desigual.com
Don’f forget to enter the great competition with Gipsy Dharma, where you can win a fabulous pair of leather boots. Not only are they stylish but they are also handmade. All you need to do is click on the link above to visit their facebook page, ‘like’ their page, ‘like’ and ‘share’ the post and don’t forget to put a ‘comment’ on there too.
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