Thursday, 28 August 2014

My So Called Life- What I learned From Angela Chase and Rayanne Graff

So I recently found out that this month was the 20th Anniversary of my favourite TV show of all time, My So Called Life. The teen drama debuted in 1994 and was only around for one season (I've just about accepted that fact) but 20 years later it is still relevant today.
Now I know everyone seems to preoccupied with Breaking Bad or Orange is the New Black (which both I love as well) but I need to bring your attention to this amazing 90's gem. Starring Claire Danes and Jared Leto, which should be reason enough to watch, it simply centres on Angela Chase, a girl who I can more than identify with.
Whilst facing pressures of feeling like she has to act a certain way for friends and her parents, Angela begins hanging out with Rayanne Graff, the ultimate rebel and the androgynous Ricky Vasquez. Everything about this show I love and is still relevant today, from Angela's teen angst to Rayanne's fashion choices. The show captures what being a teenager can be like, wanting to rebel from something or wanting someone to come along and change your life.
Here are a few reasons as to why this show is literally the best thing ever. I wish I was exaggerating.

 The Wardrobe Choices.    Yes this probably seems like a stupid reason but all of you "pastel" grunge tumblr girls need to see what real grunge looked like, back in 1994. Plaid shirts, granddad jumpers, babydoll dresses and chunky boots all my an appearance, usually in the same outfit. The thrown together look represented the "I don't care" generation but today I could have just described a catwalk show or the Topshop website. If you want to see where it started, watch the show.

It deals with issues.    From Rayanne's alcohol addiction and drug overdose, to Ricky having to come to terms with his sexuality and Angela's relationship with her parents, every teenager will be able to relate to something that is going on.

The Music?      Was this the beginnings of 30 seconds to mars? Either way, I fell in love with Jared Leto performing in his fictional band Frozen Embryos. Playing Jordan Catelano, performing with a band that seems to have no future, captures the early nineties rock scene.

Hope you enjoyed this post and please go and watch! If you have, please tell me your favourite episode!

Monday, 25 August 2014

London Photo Diary : Day One


So for a couple of days me and my friends headed up to London. Mainly to spend money, eat food, take photos, sight see and see Les Miserables! It was such a great couple days to just wonder around and do whatever we want in such a beautiful and interesting city...

Flowers outside Liberty's and the iconic Piccadilly Circus.

We headed to ChinaTown for dinner, naturally having the best noodles I have ever tasted.

Much needed Caffeine Stop.

One of my favourite streets.

One million Alice's.

Incredible Chinese tea, making our way to Shaftesbury avenue and some more flowers.

And we ended day one by seeing Les Miserables, which was one of the best things I have ever seen. Honestly the whole show was incredible and had me on the verge of tears the whole time. If you're thinking of seeing a show in London, make it this one! We also got the opportunity to meet Carrie Hope Fletcher who played Eponine, she was so lovely!

Wednesday, 20 August 2014

New things

Thought I show you what I've bought recently. Only a few things that caught my eye!
I saw this dress and lace Kimono on a mannequin in New Look, a shop I rarely go in, but I just had to have them. The dress is a very flattering baby doll shape and the kimono is perfect for hot days and summery evenings. Having said that the weather has been awful since I bought it!
I'm always on the look out for the perfect nude shade lipstick, and I think the Kate Moss for Rimmel in 30 ticks all the boxes. It has beautiful, creamy matte finish and it is a great "Kylie Jenner" inspired shade. The nail polish by Essie in 'eternal optimist' has also become my new obsession, and I don't really know why, its just such a pretty every day colour.
I also popped into Waterstones for some new reads and settled on 1984 by George Orwell and A Clockwork Orange by Antony Burgess. Reviews will be up when I've finished them!
And I also thought I'd include the little bag I picked up during the sidmouth Folk festival, perfect size to carry the essentials.
Hope you enjoyed the post!

Sunday, 17 August 2014

The Results

Thursday 14th August 2014. What a roller coaster of a day.
It began with me feeling tired and incredibly nervous. And then ended pretty much the same way. On results day there is always such a weird atmosphere of anticipation and dread, with people crying from happiness or disappointment.
I don't think anyone really looks forward to it.
You are handed an envelope that will decide the next few years of your life, so it's fair to say that the envelope is pretty hard to open. And then you eventually rip it open, and there are the few letters that mean so much.
I was gutted by my results. Considering a-levels feel like you're repeatedly getting kicked in the face, it's not a great feeling when you start to wonder if it was worth it. Two years of hard work and getting pretty good grades to then be met with the realisation that the exams didn't show it, is horrible.
However, there was a silver lining, as I still managed to get into my choice of University, which was a shock! I'll be off to Plymouth in September of 2015!
I guess the reason for me writing this post is to just say...results day sucks. It really is a roller coaster full of extreme highs and lows where you want to cry but then suddenly feel your life take off in a certain direction.
Anyone else suffered...I mean experienced a results day recently? How did it go??
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