Sunday, 17 April 2016

Inspirational stories #2

Sunday, 17 April 2016

Inspirational stories #2




 Hello everyone, welcome back to my blog. Today I wanted to carry on my new blog series with Emma's story; her story shows off her life in fashion designing, what inspires her, how she got into it and her advice. It's a very interesting read! and very inspiring to aspiring fashion designers; to prove that anybody can achieve what they want with determination. 

Emma's story

“I’ve always had an interest in art and design because my dad is an artist, so art has always been a part of my life.  “The love for fashion all began when I left school and studied visual display. I have been sewing now for 15 years. “When I’m designing I think about everyday people and visualise how it’s going to look on them, so they can feel confident and glamorous. “I taught myself how to sew but I decided to take a two-year dress making course so I could perfect my skills and delve into more complex designs. “If some people don’t like my designs I just take it as that not everyone has the same taste. I don’t expect everyone to like what I wear, we’re all different and I try not to take it to heart. 

“I’ve always been inspired by Vivienne Westwood, she’s really out there and unique. “My fascination all began when I saw her on a chat show wearing a very unusual daring bodysuit. The obsession started from there and even today I still look at her designs for inspiration. “I love making 50’s style clothing. Marilyn Monroe and Audrey Hepburn are huge style icons to me. 

“In life, my children and family make me happy, they cheer me up when I am feeling down and I am very proud of what they are accomplishing; I am a very proud mum. “My oldest child was born two months early and she had to stay in the hospital for a month. It was a challenging time in my life but I wouldn’t have got through it without the support from my husband and family. “Five years from now, I hope to be fully focusing on my fashion designing and hope that I can quit my day job and have fashion designing as my full-time job.”

Emma's Etsy  link - you can view Emma's designs on Etsy by clicking on the link! 

If you think you have an interesting story to be shown in my new series then email me: laurenmw15@gmail.com

See you soon,
Lauren!


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Friday, 15 April 2016

Inspirational stories #1

Friday, 15 April 2016

Inspirational stories #1


I decided to start a brand new blog series: inspirational stories. I think it would be a brilliant idea to showcase people's life and show their determination and hope; which also could help other people out that might be in the same situation.  The main moral to this blog series is that everyone no matter what have a story.  

To kick off this blog series I wanted, to begin with, Megan's story; she's such an inspirational young lady and I think she could inspire many others with the attitude she has. 

Megan's story

“Secondary school was my most challenging life experience. Everyone labelled me and didn’t get to know me first. I overcame this by coming out of my shell more and showing my true self.
“My mum really inspires me the most in life because when I was born ten weeks early my mum found out that I had cerebral palsy. My mum always taught me not to let it hold me back and live a normal life as possible. 
“I overcome common stereotypes by proving people wrong and succeeding to my full potential.
 “My goals for the future are to go to university and become a primary school teacher.

“My biggest achievement so far has been walking around a little bit of the Astroturf at school for charity, a few months after having surgery.

 “If I had to give advice to people in the same situation as me I would say don’t look at what you can’t do, look at what you can do. I have always been brought up believing that.

 “If you’re not able to do something then always persevere and find a way of working it out, instead of just giving up.

“I express my own individuality by the things I wear and my personality. I have a different outlook on life to others and I do not take life for granted because life is precious.”
If you think you have a story that could be used on my blog email me: laurenmw15@gmail.com
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Wednesday, 13 April 2016

Naked 2 basics aka my favourite palette ever!

Wednesday, 13 April 2016

Naked 2 basics aka my favourite palette ever!


 Hello! welcome back to my blog; today I thought I would share my new beloved palette. This palette has honestly become my new holy grail item; I love how you can literally create any look with this palette, ranging from day to night. This palette has netural colours perfect for day and also includes darker colours to smoke your look out for more night time looks. For 23 pounds I think this palette is a must have and it's Urban Decay, so what more can you ask for from a palette?


 Starting from the left: Skimp this is a beautiful highlight shade for the browbone, stark another highlighting shade but more matte, frisk is a perfect colour to wear alone for daytime, cover is a more darker brown shade, primal is a deeper brown shade and undone is really great for making any look more intense and smokey.

On my eyes I have cover as the main lid colour, primal in the outer crease and undone in the crease just to add a little more inteseity ( I bleneded the undone shade a lot as this look was for the daytime)


Would you buy this palette? let me know in the comments
Love,
Lauren
x

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