Better late than never, I finally left the house to see ‘A Star Is Born’ after seeing some amazing critic reviews.
I was at first apprehensive - not about Lady Gaga’s performance (because i’m a huge ‘American Horror Story’ fan and I loved her acting for the show), but because the idea of the film sounded quite wet and fluffy, even for a hardcore ‘Frozen’ fan like me.
What I didn’t know (having not seen the original or the previous remakes), was that there was a lot more under the surface of the modern day re-telling. There is a ton of film fans who remain totally against remaking perfectly good movies, presumably because so many have been done pretty badly (The Amazing Spider-Man, anyone?) - but on this occasion, those spoil-sports would be completely wrong.
The movie has been remade three times now; The first time starring Judy Garland, the second with Barbara Streisand, and the third modern day take on the story starring Lady Gaga. Each has taken its own spin on the story, met financial success and had serious star power behind it, appearing to be THE movie to bring back to life for each generation, and despite first impressions the story tells an extremely important message that will stand the test of time.
Seeing in Bradley Cooper’s directorial debut, the movie has received critical acclaim upon its premiere and is a serious contender for awards season - with a strong claim for Best Actor, Actress, Picture, Original Song and Director. Not too shabby for a directorial debut, huh?
The familiar plot that follows a whirlwind romance allows for a much bigger emphasis on the performance, drama and the music that accompanies - which prove to be the three pillars of success for ‘A Star Is Born’. Lady Gaga thrills as the girl next door waitress-come-conflicted superstar, with her most vulnerable yet bold performance yet. Gaga understatedly takes the crown as one of the most talented vocalists of all-time with her raw vocals, with music that is arguably the best of her career so far. Her new found ‘stripped-back’ approach that we saw progress from her ‘Joanne’ era has seen her talent go from strength to strength, which shines throughout the entire movie and delivers a beautiful, powerful soundtrack with the ability to make even the hardest of asses out there cry like a baby.
Another element of focus, alike to the predecessors, is the downward spiral of Bradley Cooper’s character Jackson Maine, who we see struggle with alcoholism and depression throughout. Cooper has taken on an array of roles throughout his career ranging from comedies such as ‘The Hangover’, his role as Rocket Raccoon in Marvel’s ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’, to more serious movies such as ‘American Sniper’ and ‘Silver Linings Playbook’ - but Jackson Maine has to be his most complex yet.
One pleasant surprise is his talent as a musician, committing to 18 months of guitar lessons for the role and showcasing his brooding country vocals for the first time.
Cooper carefully depicts a broken man suffering an on-going struggle in an emotional and beautifully layered performance that does justice to the issue at hand. His character arc is truly compelling, leaving every single person in the audience of the showing I went to sobbing by the end of the movie. I for one cried like a little girl who’d just been told she couldn’t have the new Malibu Barbie (or whatever it is kids have these days), hiding in my jumper til the credits screen appeared - and i’m not ashamed.
While the media often sheds light on mental illness, it’s rare for a production to tastefully execute a hard-hitting story that truly represents an issue many people face alone, but Cooper succeeded in telling an important story that stays with you for a long time. I won’t be forgetting ‘A Star Is Born’ anytime soon, and while some parts of the movie are extremely sensitive, the intended message is perfectly delivered. As someone who has suffered with mental health issues for a long time now, it even prompted me to seek help and get better at long last. The power of music, huh?
This movie broke my heart, and it'll break yours too.
'A Star Is Born' is still playing in cinemas and is slated for release on DVD in January 2019.
If you follow me on social media, you'll probably have noticed i'm quite the film and TV fanatic, so I figured i'd start putting my talent of binge-watching things to good use and watch everything so you don't have to (unless it's great of course).
Being the go-to gal for regular WhatsApps asking "what series should I start watching?", I feel it's now my duty to help those in need - and so I shall. So, to begin with, here's a round up of everything worth talking about this week that i've watched - the good, the bad, and the absolutely must-watch. Stay tuned cos i'll be doing this more often!
The J-Law thriller received mixed reviews upon it’s release earlier in the year, but in a world filled with superhero movies, it was definitely a breath of fresh air. The film follows ballet dancer Dominika, who following a career-ending injury finds herself working for a secret intelligence service that trains gifted youths to use their minds and bodies to gain information from their enemies.
J-Law’s performance is exceptional as always, even still showing us a totally badass side to her that we’ve never seen before.
Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (S4)
Everyone’s favourite guilty pleasure show is back for its final season, and it feels more on form than ever before.
After a wild journey with Rebecca and her BPD, the show is taking us full circle; beginning to tie up the events of the first three seasons with a pretty (yet turbulent) bow. Character arcs are beginning to reach completion with bittersweet results, along some great musical numbers in true Rebecca Bunch style. We just hope the ‘Period Sex’ song will reprise before the season’s out...
The Holiday Calendar
November might have only just arrived, but Netflix is in full force with this year’s Christmas offering. While last year saw a positive response to their festive original content, new addition ‘The Holiday Calendar’ starring ‘The Vampire Diaries’ Kat Graham misses the (hall)mark.
While the concept of the story offers a heartwarming premise, it fails to deliver with a lacklustre energy and zero connection between the love interests. While the story arch fits the bill of your typical, trusty rom-com, ‘The Holiday Calendar’ didn’t quite have the snow-covered pull to keep me watching.
Season 3 has seen a dark, dark turn for ‘Riverdale’, even for the show that demonised the neighbourhood girl-next-door-come-Nancy-Drew’s father and made him the town mass murderer.
Presumably upping the stakes due to the introduction of sister show ‘The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina’, we’ve seen a handful of deaths before the season’s reached second gear. One thing is for sure, however - the showrunners are giving fans exactly what they want - with a perfectly set out storyline delving into the gang’s parent's dark pasts. There’s been a ton of baby steps heading this way, particularly with Betty’s mum Alice Cooper and Judhead’s father FP - not to mention the mystery that’s carried through surrounding her sister and her twins. Something tells us we’re in for some real shocks and dark turns with ‘Gryphons and Gargoyles’ (and hopefully a ‘Sabrina’ crossover!).
The Haunting of Hill House
Ok, so this one I watched as soon as it became available on Netflix, but it’s probably my top rated season of the YEAR. Yes, I’m going to rate it that highly.
The series adaptation of the book by Shirley Jackson follows the Crain family as they move into their new home, which their parents plan to renovate and sell. Little do they know, the house has a mind of it’s own. The story picks up with the Crain children in their adult lives, still facing the aftermath of the traumatic, paranormal experience they faced at Hill House. When tragedy strikes again, they’re forced to confront their pasts together.
With an exceptionally strong cast including Carla Gugino (Watchmen), Michiel Huisman (Game of Thrones) and Elizabeth Reaser (Twilight), the 10 episode special takes you on an emotional journey of twists and turns, experiencing everything that each of the characters themselves faced. This is not your typical horror set up, with jump scares and tacky spooks not required to lure you into its dark tale. Prepare to be swallowed whole by Hill House’s emotional grip. This isn’t one you’ll get out of your head so quickly, not because of the chilling sights - but because of the near-perfect storytelling.
While Netflix continue testing different directions for their original content, I think they've found their footing with the horror genre.
If there's one thing I tend to do around Manchester, it's eat. I work to eat out and hardly cook - so it's safe to say i've eaten my way around the city at this point (bar a few places on my to-do list!).
I tend to stay local, living around the NQ means I don't have to go very far for anything - cos let's face it, if you know Manchester, you know most of the best places around are in the Northern Quarter... Or am I just bias?
Out of all the places I have lived, I definitely think Manchester does eating out better than most places. It's so hard to stumble upon a bad meal, and some of the restaurants in the city are absolute must-visits in the whole nation - but we can talk about more of these another time!
A few weeks ago after a long shoot day, Rebecca and I headed out for a catch up at my local - The Pen and Pencil. If you didn't know already, we used to be flatmates so every now and then we meet up, eat lots of food and have a big old catch up!
I've been coming to The Pen and Pencil for years, but have only eaten there once as part of their Christmas menu so it was on my list for a quite a while to try out their burgers after so many recommendations.
I love the atmosphere here, I come really often on a weekend for early evening drinks and they tend to have a DJ on who'll play classic artists like Bowie - so it's a really cool, typical NQ vibe and is great for cocktails. They actually had some new ones to try since my last visit which was great to mix things up with some new flavours (they even had glitter in them, KiraKira fans)!
For me, it's not eating out without having a massive burger. I don't cook meat at home so it's such a treat for me to go all out with a giant beef burger and cheese (i'm dairy intolerant but I do it anyway).
I was so pleasantly surprised at how huge my order was when it came out - and even more happy that the fries were skin-on fries. Anyone else feel like they're just 10x better that way?
I had the 'Pen and Pencil Burger', but there's also steak (which I can vouch for), Octopus, lamb chops and some new veggie dishes to choose from, too!
If you're around the NQ, i'd definitely recommend them for not only dinner, but brunch and early evening drinks before a night out!
So, you may or may not have seen on my Instagram that I recently went to NYC... If you follow me on Instagram and didn't see, well, I've been posting as if i'm still there for a whole month now you ok hun?
Anyway, so yeah, I went to NYC and it was as amazing as you'd expect. I have tons of content for even more posts (I know, i'm a gem aren't I?) so I won't reveal everything right now, but one of the highlights of the trip was definitely heading over to Brooklyn for the day. We stayed in NOMAD close to Times Square which was the perfect location (i'd definitely recommend looking around there if you're heading over for a trip). But, as you know, NYC is absolutely huge - so it's impossible to just brisk through the city and see it all in one day.
We travelled pretty far and wide on foot this day, starting at our NOMAD base and walking through the city towards the Soho area for some shopping, gradually making our way down Lower Manhattan to Brooklyn Bridge. It took us a really long time, but we did get to see a lot of different parts of the city - and there are literally so many different quirks to see. One part of NY is very different to the next, so I was really surprised to see what Soho was like in comparison to the Times Square area that we spent most of our time in. I'm not gonna lie, walking this far (especially after my wheelchair history) was painful, and i'd probably get an Uber if I was to do it again - but yay for toned legs right?!
Brooklyn is a charm all on it's own and i'd definitely recommend doing the walk over the bridge. The walk into New York from Brooklyn is much prettier as you can see the views of the Trade centre, but there's also some pretty good photo-op spots on the way over to Brooklyn too. It's super busy though, so i'd recommend being an early bird if you want the perfect gram shot without anyone in the background cos in the afternoon, it was really hard work getting a photo anywhere, including the infamous DUMBO!
Some of the photos we took this day are some of my favourites from the trip. What says you went to NY more than a photo in front of a landmark, right? DUMBO was a really cute spot for photos, but it was super packed full of people wanting to get a cute shot in the road so there was always people in the background (the one downfall of NYC!). But it's really great to see and a cute little spot outside of the hustle and bustle of Manhattan, with some really great local spots to try out.
We had a stroll over and decided to get some food at a spot called 'Westville' which was a really cute bar/restaurant that had an outside terrace and garden area. There was a lot of locals there gathering for after work drinks, so the vibe was super chilled and the food was really good! I had my eye on the desserts but I behaved... For once.
After that we headed to a cocktail bar on the waterfront called 'Sugar Cane', which is really great if you like a more happy hour vibe and al fresco drinks. The Bellini's I would definitely recommend! It's safe to say we didn't leave sober.
While we didn't get to discover too much of Brooklyn, there's so much more to go at. It's known for it's graffiti work as well as a ton of amazing breakfast, dessert and burger spots that are classed as the best in the whole of NYC. There was so many burgers I wanted to try but just didn't have time. The famous Coney Island is also in Brooklyn - which is meant to be incredible during the Summer.
Next time, i'll be hitting up Williamsburg and pretending to be a local hipster...
We're finally all packing up and heading South for the Summer and as ginger-skinned as I am, i'm literally so excited to finally ditch the coats and the Manchester rain for something a little more humid (and trust me humid is a light statement to describe the city weather right now...).
It's not just our wardrobe that needs a switch up with the change of weather though, our beauty cupboard does too. There's actually nothing worse than being caked in your fave Mac foundation on a hot day and feeling like your mascara is spreading further and further down your face as the day goes on... Trust me, i've been there too.
I've teamed up with Fragrance Direct to share what my on-hand beauty essentials are this season...
NYX is a common sight in my make up bag, and there's a lot of products of theirs that I swear by - which is great since the price tag is so low (winnerrrr). I've been a huge fan of their Lingerie lipsticks and the High Definition foundation (such a great high street find - lightweight, buildable and not too matte for us combination gals!) so I'm always eager to try more - and their baked eyeshadows are soooo nice. I don't really experiment much with my eye make up as I know exactly what I like. I like to stick to brownish tones and have an inner-corner glow, and sometimes i'll venture into bronzey tones if i'm getting ready for a night out (I have green eyes so it's so hard to wear a lot of colours!). Anyhoo, I chose shades 'Bittersweet' and 'Supernova' to get me through any trip and avoid lugging about a palette to every destination. Plus, 'Supernova' is perfff for a subtle highlight if you wanted to tag-team it.
Need I even explain this one? I for one can't stand the feeling of wearing make up when i'm on holiday, which is exactly where BB Cream comes in. Always make sure you choose products for your face with SPF in to protect your skin in the sunshine. MAC's foundations are always amazing once you find the perfect match for your skin type, which is why they're my go-to for anything else skin related. They've really upped their game in this area and their BB Cream is no exception - super lightweight with enough coverage to feel as confident as you do with a full face of make up.
Tan prep is an essential for most before they go on holiday. I've fallen victim to not bothering with this step before going away and looking like a stylish lobster for my entire holiday (it's the ginger skin thing...). Cos i'm so fair, I always stick with the lighter shades of fake tan for a bit of a sun-kissed glow without looking ridiculous (we're not all blessed with the genes able to pull off a lovely dark tan i'm afraid!). Fake Bake has always been a go-to for me since growing out of my St. Moritz days - and if you're not a confident tanner like me, their gradual tanner is an absolute SAVIOUR.
Ok, so this is the holy grail product in my make-up bag. Even my mum pinches it when I visit (thanks mum...). I've been a huge fan of Nip+Fab and Rodial since they hit stores in the UK and tried just about all of the Nip+Fab range looking for my perfect skincare solution. The range i've always gone back to is the Dragon's Blood range. If you're not familiar with Rodial already, they're super popular with celebs like Kim Kardashian - and the founder also created Nip+Fab (a more high street version that sisters the brand - and has been fronted by Kylie Jenner).
Both brands are great, so it depends what you're looking for. I use the Nip+Fab Dragon's Blood Serum, but prefer the Rodial version of the moisturiser for a more premium, silky application. I tend to splurge a little more cash on my moisturiser as for my skin, it's the most important part of my routine. This one's super hydrating, plumping and refreshing. Fun fact: This one's £60 to buy in store but only £25 at Fragrance Direct!
Last but not least, the most important holiday essential of course - SUN CREAM. One thing I hate is piling on thick, white suncream that hardly rubs in and getting it all over my hands for half the day. It makes being in a warmer climate so much more stressful as you literally feel like you're covered in paste, am I right?
I always opt for the 'dry' ones or sprays that absorb themselves to eliminate as much fuss as possible. I also recommend going for a higher SPF if you prefer to be tan and not burnt. I usually go for a kids factor 30 for the first few days before moving onto a factor 20 for the rest of the holiday. This Garnier Dry Mist is non-greasy, so perfect if applying sun cream is the bane of your life like it is for me.
If you need to stock up on holiday essentials you can get them for discounted prices on Fragrance Direct here ANDDDD they also just launched a new app that I can't get enough of which you can download here!
Yeah, you know already if you follow me on Instagram (and if you don't whatcha doinnn'? It's here...) that i'm obsessed with polka dots this season. I don't know what's gotten into me but apparently I insist on my entire wardrobe being taken over by the print. Woops.
In fact, i'm kinda vibin' all prints at the moment, from camo, stripes to checks i'm basically buying it all (except for florals... florals, in Spring? Groundbreaking am I right...).
My current shopping situation includes buying anything cute for the city, cos if you haven't heard already - i'm heading out to NYC soon! Holiday wardrobes are so hard to buy for when it's not a beach holiday, so my strategy is to buy anything that makes me a level up from my Manchester look - so that rules out tracksuit bottoms and pj tops as a look (you think i'm kidding but i'm really not).
If there's one thing that's 'in' this season, it's the co-ord. It's really just been rising in popularity for a few years now and I think it's at it's peak right now. They're literally everywhere in every colour and no one can get enough of them (you know you've spotted the cute pastel denim co-ords that are EVERYWHERE lately!). They're easy to style, you can dress them up with heels or throw on some converse and it is a LOOK. Seriously, matching outfits are the one.
Sun's out, huns out - and one thing i'm really excited for this Summer is......... FESTIVAL SEASON!
My favourite thing about festival season is that across an entire weekend, you can literally become several different people and dress completely differently to your usual vibe. Day 1 is always the most extra, then day 2 a bit of glitter restructure and your second best outfit, then day 3-onwards is just making the most of what you've got, sporting a major hangover before getting on it again and putting on your comfy clothes.
So, to get your outfit planning ticking - I teamed up with PrettyLittleThing to show you what i'm feelin' for festival season this year.
First up is this INSANE leopard print set that I spotted. It's like a velvet fabric so super flattering and I was obsessed the moment I saw it. 2018 for sure is all about those Kat Slater vibes. Team it up with a shaggy cardigan for serious festival style points though (with every outfit...).
For my second look, I went with something a little more simple - super easy to wear and something that's definitely dominating my wardrobe this summer... A little swing dress. I literally have every variation of swing dress, tea dress (whatever you wanna call it) - but it's cos they're soooo flattering and super easy to wear. Literally just throw it on with boots, heels, trainers, anything and you're good to go. I'm gonna call it the day 2 dress.
Last I went with a camo skirt - because camo is THE print right now. Dress it up, dress it down - whatever you want. It's the perfect day-to-night print for those days when the line-up is just too good to go back and spice up your look for the night (do people do that? I actually did that at Boardmasters!). Go with either a skirt, shorts or combats to really pull off the camo - I always thought I wasn't street enough for the print but i've recently acquired so many pieces and I don't feel like an idiot at all... Yay for me.
Anyways... I hope you liked today's looks. Don't forget to hit up PLT if you're looking for your festival wardrobe (they also have some uh-maaaaze swimwear in right now for your holidays!).
When I was 16, I literally had my whole life planned out. I wanted to be working for a magazine, getting married and have a house - all by the time I was 25 (queue manic laughing at how ridiculous that all sounds). Basically, I probably watched way too much tv. Until I was about 20 years old, I definitely worked towards all of that. I was in a relationship, was grafting so hard in my internships and I was studying Fashion at university. I was basically going through the checklist of things that I needed to do before achieving my goal. I thought I was gonna live in London forever and end up living in a cute house in Surrey with a puppy and a garden (see, this is where it gets really unrealistic considering the house prices now...).
It's not until graduation that it really hits home that you're life definitely isn't going to pan out the way you'd 'planned', because actually - nothing does.
I've always somehow managed to just power on through the hard times, and it was definitely hard for me when I started to struggle after uni. Reality is, in a big city like London there's a lot of people from allover the world with the same qualifications and same experience as you - all fighting for the same jobs. It's really hard to land on your feet in such a competitive space and it really just boils down to luck and an interviewer liking you. Sure, that all sounds achievable - but when that interviewer has interviewed around 50 people and half of those people are likeable, it's a game of chance.
Despite all of this, everything really does happen for a reason and my reason seems pretty mad when I look back on it.
As a blogger, I worked with many people and one of those people was who you'll now know as one of my closest friends, Sophie. Sophie worked for a PR agency who I attended tons of events with, so we knew each other quite well. I was working in retail while I looked for marketing roles and I was finding that there were so many opportunities in Manchester (which coincidentally was where Sophie was based too...).
After sitting in my room in the 6 bedroom house I lived in with 5 strangers - only 1 of which was sane - I knew I couldn't continue the way I was living. Who wants to be in their twenties, fighting to start their career and living with a bunch of people you don't even know? That's not the city life dream (but it's unfortunately the reality). I knew I was never gonna get out of the house share system that is the general culture in London if I stayed, and i'd got to the point where I actually didn't want to stay anymore. I'd finally given up on my dream and just wanted a hug from my dad.
That was then I saw Sophie tweet that she was looking for an intern to help her with digital marketing. While I had tons of experience through internships at this point, I knew I had to take a plunge and do something drastic to keep going with my career - so that's what I did. I slid into her DMs and said i'd be interested if she'd have me and that I was deadly serious about making the cross-country move for the chance. She actually must have thought I was off my rocker and she definitely still does - i'd committed to moving back to my parents in Doncaster and travelling the 8 hour round trip to Manchester every day for an unpaid internship, but I didn't let her down and my parents came to London after realising how badly I had deteriorated and picked me up in a big old truck to move me back home.
This post really wasn't supposed to be about this, but the more I wrote - the more I realised how important it is for people to know that you only see the showreel that people want you to see. Achieving your goals isn't easy, and i'm not the only one that's been through a struggle to get where they need to be. I want people who are feeling that struggle to know it's not just them.
As part of the internship, there was a potential role available at the end of it as the team was growing - and I knew I had to really WORK for it to prove that they needed me on that team. So, I did. It was such an exciting time, and through the sheer fatigue of travelling literally from the East to the West every single day for so many hours, I really thought about giving up - I even started drinking coffee which I absolutely hate, but I fought through it and one day just two months into my three month internship, I was called downstairs by Sophie to meet with the director - who had a job offer at that boardroom table waiting for me. I think I cried and cried that whole night I got home because I was so buzzing i'd finally got the job i'd been working towards since I graduated. It took me seven months from graduation to this point to get that long-awaited job offer, and all I had to do was move across the country, lose a years worth of sleep and work hard at a job that I loved to get it. Easy, huh? (Detect sarcasm).
As I mentioned earlier about getting a job in a competitive field, I got lucky. I worked my arse off, but without luck, I wouldn't have had the chance. I was lucky that I knew Sophie and I found the internship by chance. I was also lucky that she didn't tell me to fuck off and think I needed a straight jacket. But most of all, I'm incredibly lucky to have gained a friend too who has literally seen me grow in my career and put up with a lot of my tantrums when i've wanted to give it all up in the tough times.
And that book-worthy life story brings me onto today. I recently went to see a clairvoyant (yes I absolutely live for that stuff, and I know this isn't for everybody), mostly for comfort during what's been a very difficult six months for me. You might think it's pure crap, but after hearing a few family members and friends see the lady in particular that I visited, I knew I had to go and hear what she had to say to help me hold on a little longer before I officially lost the plot. The truth is, i've been feeling the pressure lately and turning 25 has left me in complete limbo. Those plans I made all came rushing back to my memory and I realised i'm not at all where I wanted to be, and i'm definitely not where I thought I would be.
Moving to a new city is lonely and over the years, I've watched as so much distance has come between me and my old friends in London. I don't hear from anybody anymore and that makes me feel so down. I'm surrounded by acquaintances and invites to anything are few and far between, so when people ask me 'what are you doing this weekend', I usually have to palm it off as though i'm taking some time for myself - when really that's basically my only option. I don't go for after-work cocktails and live a sociable lifestyle, I unfortunately don't have a dog and I feel like there's just a big gaping hole that's missing from me.
I chose my deck of cards for the clairvoyant to read (they lay multiple decks out in front of you and ask you to select one, without telling you the meanings of each), and the pack I chose represented change. Strangely, she knew that I wasn't a fan of change and was quick to comment on how unlike me it was to choose this pack, which is very true. If you moved my fruit bowl i'd have an absolute freak out, but the weirdest thing was, I was relieved by it. Change was what I was hoping for - because it's not all that bad when it couldn't get any worse.
The way i've been feeling I wouldn't wish on anybody. Depression really is no joke. You can suffer for years and then one day, just when you think you've experienced your darkest moments, they'll get a hell of a lot darker. It's scary to think that there are no bounds when it comes to how low you can feel, and I never thought it could get worse than what I went through before I made the move from London.
For me, i've been stuck in a dark hole of just plodding along. After a few years of changes happening and a few celebrations, I was finally past my peak and my days just started blending into one. I'd get up, go to work, come home, get up, go to work, come home - like a song on repeat. I didn't know what I wanted, how to move forward or how to make myself happy. It's all kind of like a mid-life crisis - but technically a quarter life crisis. The clairvoyant confirmed everything I was feeling. Life was pulling me in too many directions and I couldn't make a decision with anything, I needed to scoop myself back up again and put in that work that I had before, but into something else that would finally make me feel fulfilled. Remember what my passions are and strive towards them, instead of hiding under my duvet away from the world and falling deeper and deeper into the black hole that i'd made for myself. Making plans for your life isn't easy, cos you never know what life will throw at you - but striving for something new is when you put your mind to it and realise what you want in life.
You're gonna see a lot of changes over here on The Fashion Wonderland soon, and I can't wait to show you what they are... Your life is a work-in-progress, and it's not worth taking a break for even a second.