January Favorites

Monday, January 30, 2017

January Favorites

I love watching monthly favorites videos on YouTube so I decided to share my January favorites with you all! These are products or other random bits that I've been loving this month! 

FASHION




Starting with my favorite fashion items of the month I've been loving my Zara shoes that I purchased in the sale, they give off an Alexa Chung style to every look. I'm always loving my Topshop 'Mom' jeans - it takes a lot of will power not to wear them every single day. Also, these Urban Outfitters sunnies haven't left my face all month, they go with everything and add a vintage vibe to every outfit!



As for the couture shows this month Alexandre Vauthier and Dior stole my heart. Alexandre went for full glam while Dior was a fairytale equipped with starry makeup and floral headpieces. I also loved the Chanel show which you can read more about here!

MAKEUP



Too Faced Born This Way Foundation
I finally found the perfect medium to full coverage foundation that leaves your face looking flawless and glowing.

Urban Decay Naked Skin Concealer
This product is amazing at covering imperfections but the applicator is the best part! It's flexible unlike other doe foot applicators and makes it very easy to apply onto problem areas.

Anastasia Brow Wiz
Amazing at filling in sparse areas of the brow while still looking like natural hairs strokes because the tip of the product is very small. 

Charlotte Tilbury Lip Cheat in Iconic Nude
Great at making your lips look plump and full thanks to the natural color of the liner.

MAC Lipstick in Velvet Teddy
I haven't stopped waring this shade since I purchased it! It's super comfortable for a matte lipstick and the shade is a very 'Kylie Jenner' color that is very on trend at the moment. 

MUSIC



Blossoms
A British band that has an 80s feel to their sound and with a lead singer whose voice resembles Alex Turner at times... LOVE! Check out the song 'Sweet Honey'.


The XX
Their third studio album dropped this month and I've been playing the track 'On Hold' nonstop!


Father John Misty
With a voice like honey and lyrics that make you want to transport back to the seventies, FJM can do no wrong in my eyes. I've been loving his song 'Hollywood Forever Cemetery Sings' and countless others this month. 

BOOK



Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
Taking a break from reading new releases and I finally found time to finish this classic this month. It's a heartbreaking story and "one of literature's most disturbing explorations into the dark side of romantic passion"... pretty much sums it up. 

MAGAZINE / EDITORIAL



'Dynasty' editorial in Schön! Magazine
I really loved this makeup editorial this month with Caroline Vreeland as the model. Each look featured a different makeup brand from Tom Ford to Glossier! The whole magazine was beautifully put together but these striking images really caught my attention!

Nightair

Saturday, January 28, 2017

Nightair


Today is the release of Nightair's new single "Jamie". The Laguna Beach, Indie-Rock band has really caught my attention with their upbeat sound and their attention-grabbing lyrics. 
Nightair is influenced by good songwriting and admire musicians like: Frank Ocean, The Strokes, Kanye, the Beatles and Hall & Oates. Lyrics are my fave part of a song and they've def got their songwriting skills down packed with lyrics like:
"because how the hell do you exist, beyond the scope of my mind"

Nightair strives to be good and unique songwriters like their main influence Kanye.
 "Anybody can be good with enough time, and anyone can be different with enough creativity. But to be both is rare, and Kanye's work has consistently been both unique and pop-friendly."
I find it funny how they describe Kanye's talent as rare because it sounds like they've mastered the art of being "unique and pop-friendly". I can't describe a certain band that they sound like and that makes them all the more special. Yet I can see them making a mark in the pop world. I can see crowds in cramped venues singing along, teens using Nightair lyrics on social media outlets to describe their young love and college kids wearing their merch around campus. 

The band consists of lifelong friends that gained a following online. It's no surprise that they've quickly gained a fan base with their songs: 
The Roses
Supernova
Clouds (I'm Alright!)
Blackshirt
Waiting for Rain
Jamie


Nightair not only has easygoing, cool songs but also has a name to match. The band explained, 
"'Nightair' is a reference to the miasma theory that bad air was the root of disease. Essentially, people used to think that bad air was the root of most disease. The colloquial name for miasma was 'night air', and we liked the idea that our music could infect your brain and make you go crazy. Sounds kinda morbid, but it makes sense to us." 


If you're looking for a new band to listen to I highly recommend you check out Nightair.

Thank You to Nightair for the interview! Don't forget to check out Jamie!
All images via Nightair
http://www.nightair.com/
https://www.instagram.com/nightairband/
https://soundcloud.com/nightairband

Chanel Haute Couture

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Chanel Haute Couture


We all love Chanel, and once again Karl Lagerfeld has showed us why with the new Spring-Summer 17 Haute-Couture collection.

The show being held in the Grand Palais not only had gorgeous looks, but also some the most popular it girls of today. Bella Hadid, Kendall Jenner, Arizona Muse and Lily-Rose Depp were a few of the models chosen to walk the runway.



The collection was filled with classic Chanel looks like tweed suits in soft, delicate pastel colors. It was simply beautiful. Lagerfeld said he wanted the girls to looks "like walking fashion drawings".
In fashion, it seems like every brand is trying to top each other with how outrageous and strange their collections are in order to get media attention. However, Chanel remains classic and feminine.





The feathers and sequins added glamour to the posh looks. Lagerfeld wanted the collection to be "silver, mirror, metal-y and aluminum-like". When hearing that one might think of a very futuristic show, but the looks are more like a modern-day version of Coco Chanel's most classic looks.










Karl Lagerfeld, the genius behind Chanel, was inspired by something quite unusual this season. He designed the collection after Alberto Giacometti’s sculpture Spoon Woman (1926). The spoon depicts a woman's neck, bust, waist and hips. The looks from the collection share this silhouette with belted, high-waisted  looks and full ball gowns.








Images via Chanel and Vogue