Monday, 25 July 2011

When you walk in the bar, and you're dressed like a star...

...rockin' your fuck me pumps.

Saturday afternoon I logged onto Facebook to see a status update on my feed saying "There's a rumour going around Amy Winehouse is dead". I completely ignored it, I thought it was one of those horrible rumours where people who have nothing better to do sit in front of their computers making up the death of a celebrity. 

Around half an hour later I logged onto Twitter and saw my timeline full of Amy Winehouse tweets. I had goosebumps and to be honest felt a bit sick. She couldn't be dead. In my eyes she was invincible. One of the most beautiful women who I completely adored and yes she let me down four times when I, time and time again booked tickets to see her live and she never showed up or cancelled her shows. But dead? 

Then it was confirmed. "Amy Winehouse has been found dead in her Camden home at 3:54pm this afternoon due to a suspected drug overdose".

I was/still am completely gutted. There was just something completely magical about this troubled young lady with one of the best voices the music industry has ever seen. In my eyes she completely sits alongside MJ and the other greats. I loved everything about Amy, her voice, her humour, her style and above all her quirkiness. I sat watching the Never Mind The Buzzcocks episode this morning in which she appeared on the panel and completely gave as good as she got when Simon Amstell was taking the mick out of her lifestyle. He turns and says to her "I miss the old Amy, the sober one!" in which she replies "She's dead! She ain't 'ere!".

Since Saturday I've had Frank and Back to Black on repeat, still coming to terms with the fact that she is no longer with us. Her music will be with us forever and I'm hoping she is now finding peace in the place in which she was moved onto.

R.I.P Miss Amy Winehouse

Wednesday, 20 July 2011

Every girls dream bedroom...

On Friday after my three hour stint at Lovebox (I will blog about Lovebox seperately) I headed to a beautiful gallery just behind Leicester Square station for the Haagen Dazs Boudoir Experience and my what a treat it was! My best mate applied for tickets through the brands Facebook page and won a session to bring along seven friends for a night in the Boudoir with the Powderpuff girls. We were greeted by two lovely ladies from Haagen Dazs who explained a bit about the event and what to expect. It was after this we were led into what you'd call 'every girls dream bedroom' complete with huge comfy chairs, sofas, a flat screen TV which was playing Juno (my all time favourite film so Haagen Dazs were quickly scoring high brownie points with me), a bar (complete with its own barman) a games console, IPod stereo, enough Elle/Vogue/Fashion books to last us a lifetime and then a fridge FULL of Haagen Dazs ice cream (yep, more brownie points for you Haagen Dazs) The ladies told us to not be shy and stock up on ice cream and drinks from the bar for the next two hours! And my my did we!

It didn't stop there. We were then introduced to the Powerpuff girls who were on hand to give us all full make overs and make up tips throughout the evening. And then the boudoir. I cannot even begin to explain how much I fell in love with this room. A rail full to the brim with gorgeous clothes, more sofas, clutch bags, sunglasses, jewellery and then a CHANDELIER of shoes. Yes I did just say a chandelier of shoes - absolutely amazing. All of which was available for us to try on and dress up as we wanted. The decor was beautiful and had a real vintage feel to it. Including one of those half egg chairs that hang from the ceiling. Okay, I'm sure they aren't actually called "half egg chairs" but you know what I mean!

The clothes were to die for - dresses ranging from DKNY, Matthew Williamson and Vivienne Westwood and beautiful shoes which were provided by Dune and New Look. I even spotted the DKNY jumpsuit that Tulisa wore to the X-Factor auditions which I told my bessie to try on and I think you'll agree she looks stunning!

After playing around with the clothes and shoes and IPADS (!!) we settled down to some yummy canopes and more Peach Bellini's (I think I ended up having about 10) and played Just Dance on the games console whilst others relaxed on the sofas reading the lastest issue of Elle.

It was a truly fantastic girly evening and I would definitely recommend becoming a fan on Facebook and trying to book a session for you and your girls! Massive thank you to Haagen Dazs for being such amazing hosts and also for the free goodie bag (yep - they even give you a treat when you leave too!)

ps - sorry the photos are all in one line - Blogger is playing up and won't let me move them!