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Film Night: Paper Towns

Sunday, 13th January, 2019

Paper Towns Film Review

My film night is back, and I decided to finally watch Paper Towns. I got this ages ago on blu ray, but since we had Christmas and there were a few things on TV I wanted to watch, I decided to finally sit down and give this a watch. Paper Towns is a coming of age film which stars Cara Delevingne and Nat Wolff, and since I love coming of age films, I was looking forward to watching this.

It is about a shy guy called Quentin “Q” (Nat Wolff) who lives across the street from Margo (Cara Delevingne) who he is friends with from childhood and who he really likes. They discover a dead body, and Margo discovers the man killed himself after his divorce. The film then goes through to the teenage years, at the final year of high school, where Margo and Q have drifted apart since then.

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New In The Wardrobe: Kenzo Leopard Jeans

Thursday, 3rd January, 2019

New In My Wardrobe - Kenzo Jeans

I’ve got the first of the items I’ve bought over Christmas, and they’re my jeans which are by Kenzo. I love denim, and usually buy at least one pair, although this year I’ve gone for a few, this being the first to arrive from my online shopping.

When it comes to denim, my go to brand is usually Nudie Jeans, and I’ve also got a good pair of Levi’s in recent times too. Over the years, I’ve bought a lot of designer brand denim, from Acne Studios to Balenciaga, Dolce and Gabbana and Dior to name a few, but recently stopped going for the designer brands over the proper denim brands.

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The End Of Cheap Monday – H&M Closing Down The Brand

Wednesday, 2nd January, 2019

Cheap Monday Is Closing Down

Wearing my light blue ripped Cheap Monday jeans in the Summer a while ago

2018 is now over, and it looks like it was the last year for Cheap Monday, the Swedish fashion brand who’ve been making cool and affordable jeans for just shy of 10 years. It is a sad story, since I have always liked Cheap Monday, featured lots of their clothing on the blog, and have been buying some things since around 2011.

But the fashion industry has seen challenging times, especially when there’s a large growing number of fast-fashion shops and in particular websites which are selling super-cheap clothing, it’s hard for high street brands to compete.

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Christmas Gifts 2018

Monday, 31st December, 2018

Christmas Presents Grooming Stuff

Happy New Years Eve!

I hope you had a good Christmas, I can’t believe that it’s New Year’s Eve and it will be 2019 tomorrow. I got plenty of grooming products for Christmas as well as some other things, some of them new, and some my favourites.

Here’s what I got.

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Last Weekend Before Christmas

Saturday, 22nd December, 2018

Jaeger Knit, Denim, White Shirt - Outfit

Hey guys!

I hope you are well, are you prepared for Christmas? We’ve reached the last weekend before Christmas, I can’t believe how fast this year has gone. It seems like just yesterday it was the Summer, I was in Rome, and then of course it was the World Cup, and that unbelievably hot summer we had in England.

There’s only a few days left until Christmas, and not long for the end of the year either. I think I have everything sorted, presents wrapped, and everything seems to be done for the big day ready for when the big man comes down the chimney 😉

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Watches: Alternatives To Daniel Wellington And MVMT

Wednesday, 19th December, 2018

Alternative Watches To Daniel Wellington And MVMT

Two of the hottest names in popular watches in recent times have been Daniel Wellington and MVMT; If you follow social media influencers or bloggers, you’ll definitely have came across them. Yes, even I have featured them a few times on the blog.

But are there alternatives? Yes there sure is! There’s plenty reasons why you’d want an alternative which I’ll go into below, and you should consider all of the options before going ahead and purchasing your watch.

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Fenwick Christmas Window Newcastle 2018 – The Snowman

Sunday, 16th December, 2018

Fenwick Window 2018 - The Snowman

It’a another Christmas time tradition in Newcastle, the dressing of Fenwick Window in a Christmassy theme, and I’ve finally got it up here for you to see! This year it is the classic animated film that we all know and love and saw when we were kids, it’s The Snowman.

All the iconic scenes are here at Fenwick, and the windows look really good as they always do. From the Snowman riding the motorbike to dancing, flying and of course that party, everything is depicted with a different scene in each window. Some are static, with some having the added magic of being electronic, with the window coming to life.

If you haven’t managed to get down or don’t like in Newcastle, you can see the pictures below. There’s also links to the previous year’s windows.

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Newcastle Christmas Markets 2018

Saturday, 15th December, 2018

Newcastle Christmas Markets

I finally made it down to the Newcastle Christmas Markets this year!

I was there on Thursday checking them out, and took my camera to get some good photos of what we have in Newcastle. I had a quick look a few weeks ago on a night which makes much better photos, but I didn’t have my camera at the time, only my phone. It was so cold, but so sunny, the enemy of the photographer 😀

Trust that the day I go there’s the sun blazing down on me…Better than the rain I guess. You can also get some interesting effects with the sun which can look cool.

Anyway if you’re familiar with Newcastle or if you’re not, the Christmas Markets are around the main section of the middle of the city, which is around Grey’s Monument, Grainger Street and Grey Street, which is close to Northumberland Street, the main shopping street.

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