How Reading Became My Therapy…

How Reading Became My Therapy…

It’s Jan 1st as I’m writing this and scrolling on Instagram reveals one gushing post about 2018 after another. I have actually really enjoyed looking at everyone’s round-ups and humble brags. I think it’s healthy to show yourself your highlights and reflect on how you spent your year! But here’s why you won’t get a 2018 round up from me… 2018 was a bad year. 2018 consisted of some great things – sure! I can find a silver lining in a pile of shit, but basically it was one of the worst years I’ve ever had. It was a year where I learnt brutal lessons; learnt how to grow and rise above poisonous relationships. I essentially just turned into even more of the middle aged person stuck in a twenty-something-year-old-body. It was a challenge. I don’t want to dive into what happened on this space because it’s too long, personal,…

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November Book Favourites

November Book Favourites

1 1984 – amazon £6.11/2 Go Set A Watchman – amazon £9.00 /3 Lolita – amazon £6.29 4 The Poisonwood Bible  – amazon £5.99/5 The Da Vinci Code – amazon £5.99/6 The Bluest Eye – amazon £8.99 Last month I read quite a few books. I replaced some television bonding with some moments of relaxation, cradling the pages of books instead. However, do not be mistaken, my selection of trashy television material has not been compromised too much – I am still totally up to date with all things ‘I’m A Celebrity’, enjoying every joke that Ant and Dec crack night after night. (If you’re unsure what this programme is, google it – it’s great.) Moving onto the subject of books, I have selected six of my favourite November reads and compiled them into this blog post with a quick interjection of opinion under their titles. I decided not to…

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A Few Inspirational Fashion Books…

A Few Inspirational Fashion Books…

I’ve read a lot of fashion books – ranging from ones consisting mainly of editorial, arty images from memoirs and information books the size of the Bible. Choosing favourites is tricky because I have quite a range of books to choose from. However, I’ve plucked out a few of my staple fashion books for this post. I have chosen books that I think are incredibly inspirational and beautiful as they creep down the timeline of some of fashion’s most memorable names. Written as either memoirs (Grace Coddington and Diane Von Furstenburg) or as biographical extensions to the tales of designers Vivienne Westwood and Alexander McQueen – these books will be loved by any fashion addict. Grace / A Memoir / Grace Coddington amazon £22.50 Being a massive fan of Vogue’s Grace Coddington helps when reading her memoir, however, it is completely non-essential. Whether you’re a beginner reader in the fashion…

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Review / Vivienne Westwood Book

Review / Vivienne Westwood Book

On an average day, picking up a few groceries in my local Tesco store, I decided to take a trot down the book aisle. Usually the books are the latest biographies and autobiographies of the stars of The Only Way is Essex, Made in Chelsea and Geordie Shore (popular UK addictive reality series’) with the occasional Mary Berry cookbook and Jamie Oliver’s recipes to convince us that we really can be the next Great British Baker (another reference to a British TV series – sorry internationals!). What I thought was going to be a quick and brisk browse of the latest reality TV stars’ autobiographies, actually turned out to be one of the most exciting moments in my life (well, not quite up there with my top favourite moments but definitely a runner up). There, amongst the usual books was the Queen of all Queens, sitting poised and elegantly radiating…

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