Monday, 18 May 2015

Billboard Music Awards 2015: Red Carpet Review.

 So, the Billboard Music Awards were hosted last night in Las Vegas by Ludacris and Chrissy Teigen in the MGM Grand Garden Arena. Now I usually find many favourite outfits from award shows and have to narrow them down to just a few so I can write a post about them for you. However this year was so disappointing in the fashion department in that only a couple impressed me. 

Here they are:

Taylor Swift bared her skin in a beautiful, white, cutout Balmain jumpsuit and walked the red carpet in silver platform heels. She carried a black purse with the song title Bad Blood printed on the front for which she premiered the video for at the show itself.

 Charli XCX never fails to impress me with her outfit choices - sometimes they're crazy and colourful but sometimes she can also show off her elegant side just like she did with this 1930's vintage black slip dress. I think she looks absolutely beautiful as she pairs the look with a red lip and smokey eyes. She also wore Stuart Weitzman shoes and Vivienne Westwood jewellery to complete her look.

 I don't personally like Meghan Trainor but I think she looked stunning in this sparkly floor length Badgley Mischka gown that came with a thigh-high split. It showed off her curves perfectly and she also wore black platform sandals that went so well with the outfit.

Idina Menzel didn't go overboard and kept it simple and classy in this Badgley Mischka custom dress paired with Brian Atwood heels, a Judith Leiber clutch, an Efva Attling necklace and Jacob & Co. earrings and bracelets. Her hair looks absolutely incredible here and I think it was the best part of her look.

Boys, boys, boys! 
Let me show you some of my favourites from the lads.

Calvin Harris

One Direction

50 Cent

Ludacris

Ed Sheeran

Photos: source | source | source

So yeah, those were my favourites from the Billboard Music Awards 2015.. short but sweet. 
I really thought there would be more impressive outfits to choose from this year!

What did you think of the outfits/the show? 
Do you have favourites of your own?
Thankyou for reading.
Laura.

Wednesday, 13 May 2015

Book Review: Looking For Alaska by John Green.

Hey everyone. I have a book review for you all today and this is a book I really, really recommend. I read it during my recovery from my operation and I fell in love with it. I love John Green for the obvious reason.. The Fault In Our Stars' book and film both blew me away and I'm planning to read almost every book he has. But Looking For Alaska is what I want to talk about today.

The Background
Looking For Alaska is about a boy called Miles Halter who leaves his home and starts his junior year at Culver Creek Preparatory High School. He is fixated on reading people's biographies and famous people's last words and Fran├žois Rabelais' last words - "I go to seek a Great Perhaps" - encourages him to go to boarding school at such a late age. There he meets his roommate Chip 'The Colonel' Martin, Takumi Hikohito and the whirlwind that is Alaska Young. Alaska Young turns Miles' life upside down and changes it forever through their complicated relationship.

My Thoughts
I loved this book so much. The characters are so funny, well-written and act just like teenagers by playing pranks, making bets and partying like most students. John Green shapes their character developments perfectly through the good times and the shocking turn of events. The layout of the book is so good as it labels the pages as 'before'/'after' and counts down to the tragedy through a number of a days, really building up the suspense.  

It's a really good coming-of-age story that doesn't come with a happy ending but allows the characters to each find closure in their own way and come to terms with the tragedy that occurs. John Green, as we know from The Fault In Our Stars, doesn't hold back and writes the novel in a raw, emotional and heartbreaking way with a fantastic pace that makes you never want to put the book down. It isn't your typical boy-meets-girl-and-they-fall-in-love story and John writes about loss, young love and growing up in a honest and brutal fashion.

You will feel ALL of the emotions; anger, sadness, happiness which'll make it a memorable book for you. You may not cry as much as you would do if you read The Fault In Our Stars but John doesn't fail to make us feel attached to Miles and Alaska and their friends.

Have you read this book? Can you recommend any others for me?
Thankyou for reading.
Laura.

Monday, 4 May 2015

Liebster Award Tag!

Hey everyone, I'm doing the Liebster Award tag today because I've been tagged by numerous bloggers since I started my blog. I thank everyone who tagged me and I'm going to do the questions from the last person who tagged me. Hope you enjoy!

The rules for the Liebster Award tag are as follows: 
  1. Thank and link back to the blogger who nominated you.
  2. Nominate 11 bloggers who have less than 200 follows who you believe deserve the award and include their links. 
  3. Answer the 11 questions posted by the blogger who nominated you and ask your nominees 11 questions.
  4. Notify your nominees!
My answers to the 11 questions are:

What is your favourite Magazine?
I don't really read many magazines but sometimes I'll read Take a Break for the stories or Cosmopolitan Magazine.

If you were stuck on a Dessert Island, what luxury item could you not live without?
Ooh I'm not sure, probably my phone so I can call for help!

If you could meet anyone dead or alive, who would it be?
I'd love to meet really famous celebrities who are now dead like Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston or Robin Williams. But on a sentimental note I'd love to meet family relatives who passed on. I'd also love to meet my favourite band who are still alive, thankfully, and they are The Script. 


Why did you start Blogging?
I was bored really and I love writing about things whatever they may be. I've loved doing it so far so I'm glad I started blogging.


What food do you hate?
Mushrooms!!


What was your worst subject at school?
Probably maths.


What is your most viewed post?
I'm not actually too sure but I think it's a film review of some sort. 


What do you have in your bag right now?
All kinds! Make-up, deodorant spray, purse, keys, bits of paper, receipts, perfume, compact mirror, mini hairbrush and tissues.


What is your goal in life?
Oh god, I really don't know. Probably just be happy in all aspects of my life. Whatever I do with it, I want to be happy.


Where is your ultimate holiday destination?
I'd love to travel the world all over one day but I think at the top of my list is probably a road trip around America or going to the Caribbean.


What's your travel essential?
I don't really know actually, I have alot of travelling essentials but I think probably the main one would be either my phone or my make-up.

The 11 blogs I nominate are:

Your 11 Questions Are:
1) Who's your favourite band/singer?
2) Why did you start blogging?
3) Where do you see yourself in 5 years time?
4) What's your favourite TV show?
5) Could you describe yourself in just 5 words?
6) What do you enjoy blogging about most?
7) Who is your hero/heroine in life?
8) What is your favourite food to eat?
9) Is there anywhere in the world you'd like to travel to?
10) What is your dream job?
11) What is your favourite accessory (if any) to wear?

I look forward to reading your responses.
Thankyou for reading.
Laura.