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Autumn, Welcome!

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A month ago I was weeping at the thought of those long hot summer days disappearing for another year, yearning to reverse the last few months so that I could experience the summer all over again. But this week, things changed. I stepped out to endless scattered orange leaves on the ground and a cold winter chill in the air and I got so excited! Excited for wrapping up warm with big woolly scarves, for Sunday walks with the family in the crisp air and for the countdown to Halloween/Bonfire Night!

So Autumn thank you for coming ūüôā let’s go have some fun together!

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Zoella | The Rise of the YouTuber

On Sunday¬†night, while watching my guilty pleasure of the week (the UK X-Factor) I was pleasantly¬†surprised to see an advert for¬†Zoe Sugg’s a.k.a¬†Zoella’s YouTube channel. Up until this point there’s been very distinct boundaries¬†between the two worlds of television and YouTube but it would seem that now more than ever such¬†boundaries are becoming more and more blurred. To see the advert and Zoe’s take on it, watch her vlog from Sunday¬†below:¬†

I first discovered YouTube as a form of entertainment a few years back, when I¬†started to watch such¬†people as¬†Charlieissooollike,¬†MissGlamorazzi and Sprinkle of Glitter.¬†Ever since then I’ve fallen in love with YouTube as a platform, relishing the freedom that it gives me to watch whatever I want, whenever I want.¬†What I think is so interesting about YouTube as a form of social media,¬†is that it’s¬†the first of it’s kind¬†and is accessible to all-in theory anyone of us could become a¬†‘YouTuber’. That’s why the rise of Zoella as a channel and now as a brand is so fascinating.

After surpassing 6 million followers on her channel,¬†Zoe has recently launched ¬†Zoella Beauty¬†-her own range of bath and beauty products. For anyone who is familiar with Zoe’s videos, the line of beauty products could not be more perfect for the 24-year old, with¬†every piece¬†being something that you could see her using.¬†As if the success of the beauty range wasn’t enough,¬†Zoe is also set to release a fictional novel¬†later on this year.

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I guess with no blueprint to follow, it’s up to Zoe and her¬†fellow YouTubers to direct their online careers in whichever direction they choose. It will be interesting to see the longevity of YouTube as a platform, as well as the YouTubers themselves. But if anyone can create a lasting career¬†in this role, my money’s on those YouTubers like Zoe who keep themselves grounded and create relatable content for¬†their audience.

For a selection of such YouTubers, have a look below for some of my favourite¬†beauty guru’s, vloggers and documentary makers, enjoy ūüôā …

Essie Button

SacconeJoly’s¬†

Ugly Face Of Beauty

PointlessBlog

JacksGap

FunForLouis

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Emma Watson | Hermione Would Be Proud!

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Emma Watson is someone I’ve been inspired by for a long time, and on this¬†blog I’ve mostly only ever spoken about my love of her style or her movies. But today I¬†am going to talk about¬†something much more important, the genuine difference¬†Emma is making to¬†how we look at feminism.

In July of this year, Emma was appointed as the UN’s Women Goodwill Ambassador and gave her first address at the UN¬†headquarters last week. Emma launched the UN’s HeForShe campaign at the event, with the actress¬†delivering a thought provoking speech to a roar of applause and a standing¬†ovation. Emma’s speech was¬†full of honesty and personal anecdotes, with the 24-year old speaking of the need for¬†both sexes to come together, to eradicate gender inequality.

I loved how honest Emma was in her¬†speech, with her thoughts echoing many of my own (and I’m sure yours as well) :

“When I was eight, I was confused about being called ‘bossy’ because I wanted to direct the plays that we would put on for our parents. But the boys were not. When at 14, I started to be sexualized by certain elements of the media. When at 15, my girlfriends started dropping out of their beloved sports teams because they didn’t want to appear ‘muscle-y.’ When at 18, my males friends were unable to express their feelings; I decided that I was a feminist.‚ÄĚ

To watch a speech that Hermione herself would be proud of, click the link below:

We salute you Emma!

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Find Your Inspiration | Lupita Nyong’o

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“And so I hope that my presence on your screens and in the magazines may lead you, young girl, on a similar journey. That you will feel the validation of your external beauty but also get to the deeper business of being beautiful inside. There is no shade in that beauty.”

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Find Your Inspiration | Elle Fanning

“I try to dress to convey what I feel. There used to be a lot of bar and bat mitzvahs, and now it is more dance parties and sweet sixteens, and everyone is wearing, like, a very short, tight bandage dress. With really curled hair and the black eye shadow. It might be them, but it’s just not me.” – Teen Vogue

Elle Fanning may be young but she sure has the wisdom of the ages! ūüėõ

 

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Inspiration | Sara Bareilles Being Brave

I normally do my Inspiration series on those individuals that I feel inspired by in relation to fashion but today I am going to share a slightly different source of inspiration with you guys! I recently watched Sara Bareilles’s video for Brave and thought it had a really amazing and upbeat message…

I love the notion of not being constrained by what other people think of you or how society wants you to act! Whats so wrong with have a little boogie in the street anyway?

Feel brave and have a great day guys! ūüôā

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Finding Your Inspiration | Lily Collins

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“My style in general, I look up to Audrey Hepburn and Elizabeth Taylor for their classic, timeless nature but I’m also twenty two so I like to throw in young, fresh things!”

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