Tuesday, 30 October 2012

Top Tunes Tuesday 30th October!

Hey Guys!

Before I start, I quickly wanted to show you what I've been doing for the past few weeks, and why my postage has been a'lacking. This is the blog link to my Art Blog, which we have to have for our course: rowbowsart.wordpress.com . At the moment it's up-to-date because I had a assessment yesters (which is why you might notice I've backdated this post-Cheeky!)

Anyway, these are some songs that have been on my playlist this week, to get me through the mountain of work I had to complete!

1. Tulisa- Sight of You
I realised that I totally meant to put this on last week, but totally forgot! It's completely different to her two previous releases, Young and Live it Up. With a ballad type song, I would normally expect some majorly diva tones. But Tulisa doesn't include alot of that here, little disappointed but it means I can sing along to it now without making everyone jealous with my voice of an angel. HeHe! One thing I really can't stand is at the end of this heart felt song, T just point blank goes "The End".

2. Chris Brown- Don't Judge Me
Okay, so I know I'm a little late on the bandwagon of this song. But after a certain Maynard sibling tweeted religiously about it when it came out, I thought I might check it out. It's all slow and calming, and sounds a little bit like a tear jerker. Basically, I think the jist of the story is that Chris cheated on his girlfriend and his girlfriend found out through rumours and other sources- but Chris pleads "Please, Don't judge me" as it was a long time ago. Watching the video, I always think it must be awkward to to the shaky chair parts at the end, and watching the behind the scenes doesn't make it any less awkward.

3. Kelly Clarkson- Catch My Breath
Whoop, whoop! Kelly's back, with her signature power vocals. This is one of the new tracks on her Greatest Hits-Chapter 1 album. The song is about her story from since winning the first series of American Idol all the way up to now. Weird to think she's already been around for 10 years! I like the bit where she's like " No-one can hold me back, I ain't got time for that!".

4. Naughty Boy- Wonder ft. Emeli Sandé
"Wooooooaaahh Wooooah, oh, we are full of wooonder!" This is the happiest I ever heard Emeli Sandé sing! She sounds so positive, I wasn't expecting this. Emeli and Naughty Boy's last collaborative effort was on the track Daddy, on Emeli's album, Our Version of Events. That had alot more of a darker and sinister sound, but here it's all party on down.

5. District3- Beggin'/Turn Up the Music
Love, Love, Love this! I've followed GMD3, as they were previously known, for a little while now and this is just what I was expecting from them since Week 1on The X Factor. I love their Call Me Maybe and Payphone covers on YouTube too! It doesn't hurt that they're pretty cute and funny too- love their backstage stuff.

Oodles and Toodles 
Row Bow

Monday, 29 October 2012

Work Wear 4 (?)

Hey Guys!
As it's getting colder, in these winter months, I think I'll begin taking you on a tour of my kitchen. This is my lovely door which leads to the hall. To my left are teapots, and to my right are recipe books. HeHe!
This is another work outfit. It was all so sensible, until I put the shoes on. It was one of the only mornings that we ended up running around. We played "Two's Company, Three's a crowd", which is basically a cat and mouse game. I ended up being caught, therefore becoming the cat and it was supper tricky trying to catch sprinty little kiddies-they're so fast! I managed to tag one eventually, but then they ended up being the cat for the rest of the game. Poor kid!
The main attention of my outfit is on the chain print, patterned top. I love the bold blue background colour of the top, it's an unusual choice for me as it's a little bold and it's not pink! It's quite a short top, but not cropped, so I went with a slightly shorter cardigan. Anything longer would create too many cuts and obvious changes of fabric. I know you're not really meant to match dark blue/navy with black, but I don't think it looks too clashy here. The black leggings go with my black fluffy-cuffed boots. Cheeky, you can see my bright pink socks peeping out of the top. But at least my tootsies were toasty!
I've lost my simple golden apple necklace, sadface! So I teamed the outfit with a bluey/purple jewelled owl necklace I also wore my blue/peachy toned ring-bracelet combo.

Oodles and Toodles
Row Bow

Tuesday, 23 October 2012

Top Tunes Tuesday 23rd October!

Hey Guys!

Whoopsie Daisy! I've been so busy with my art, making suitcases into hoovers, making a storybook about the President's Wives's battle for the White house and creating a body adornment for an irreversible environmental disaster, that's I've not had the time to tell you what outfit's I've been parading about in and what new music I'm digging. But I'm back now, not to worry, and I've just signed up to a new playlist site so here's what I've put on it this week:

1. Ne-Yo- Forever Now
Love, Love, Love this new track form Ne-Yo. It starts all dramatic with only a piano to accompany Ne-Yo's voice. The lyrics sound pretty emosh coming from Ne-Yo as he questions, "What am I gonna do with Forever Now?" Keep singing is what he does! It progressively turns more and more dancey and you find you just can't help but bounce around the room a little.

2. Girls Aloud- Something New
Yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaayyyyyyyyyyyy!!! Girls Aloud are back with what I would class as a  BANG! I may be a little exicted about their return, but it's bittersweet as this is the last time (supposedly). Their last album, their last tour (which is pretty pricey tbh) and maybs their last single- but I don't know about that one. I love that Nicola and Kimberly have a similar amount of lines as the other girls. I think that they both have more unique voices which weren't used as much before. This is actually the official Children in Need single this year, so it's all for a good cause. And they all have their own Pandora bracelets out, but if I can't afford a tour ticket, I'm thinking the bracelet may be even further out of my price range!

3. Justin Bieber- Beauty and a Beat ft. Nicki Minaj
So, I know this isn't a new song, but the video is out now. Can I just say that nobodies hair looks that good after coming out of a pool! This was my favourite track off of his album, so I'm glad it's being released. Nicki's rap is so fun to join in with, it also helps that I've had months to get it perfect for when it now comes on the radio.

4. Usher-Numb
I've had this on repeat since last week, and it's not stopping yet!  A bit like Ne-yo's song, it starts off slow and builds. But this one gets more intense a little quicker. There is more of a mix of lows and highs of the song , too. I've not got his Looking 4 Myself album, but after hearing this I might have to pinch it from a friend.

5. Jasmine Villegas- Didn't Mean It
This song is "old" in the meaning of that I was listening to it non-stop over summer. But I've added it my play list again this week and I'm still loving it. The video is a pretty realistic in the first scene, so probs not best for little'ns (so I've linked to a lyric vid). But I think that it gives the song more meaning. And she may not be the next Beyonce, but (from what I've read it's based on a previous relationship of hers) you can hear more emotion in her voice that other popular peeps at the mo.

Boy you better watch your back, we're the leaders of the pack. Tell me can you handle that?

Oodles and Toodles
Row Bow

Tuesday, 9 October 2012

Top Tunes Tuesday 9th October!

Hey Guys!

I think these are some "Top Tunes!"

1. Olly Murs- Troublemaker ft Flo Rida
I love Olly's old school sounding tunes. They are so happy and jazzy. I wasn't expecting Flo Rida to pop up here, I thought he would make it sound too cool and a little "Brap Brap"-y. But his rap isn't too in your face as it's slower than usual, and there are no "whistles" here! I think this is Olly's debut in America so I expect Flo is being a good bud and helping raise the profile of the song.

2. Swedish House Mafia- Don't You Worry Child ft John Martin
This is SHM's last song, ever! (Possibly-don't pop stars always say that?) Sadface! I've only started to find an interest in them in the past few years and now they're buggering off! Bit rude if you ask me. Even though it's their last, I think it is just as good as their previous efforts. Ngl, at the beginning of some verses the man sounds a little like Gary  Barlow, I think. Hehe!

3. Maroon 5- One More Night
I heard this song as soon as the video got put up to be honest (I haven't got their album). But it's only just made it's way onto British airwaves. The tune is soo catchy, even if I don't know all the words I still sing it around the house. The oh-oh bits are the best! And the video is not bad either. Hottie alert, it's Adam boxing! But it gets me everytime when he comes home and she's gone, and you knew she was going but he doesn't.

4. Ke$ha- Die Young
Yay, Ke-dollarsign-HA! is back! I've missed being able to release my inner-Ke$ha when singing along to her songs in the speacial Ke$ha voice we all have! This is another dancey pop tune, although it is a little samey throughout, but it's still dancable.

Give them a listen!
Oodles and Toodles
Row Bow

Jerwood Space Visit

Hey Guys!
On Sunday, I went up to London to visit the Queen. Hehe! No, really I went to have a look around the Jerwood Space, which had the Drawing Prize exhibition on. I have to go visit it and take it all in for my art course, so I dragged the whole fam with me! Not gonna lie, I'd have rather gone to the Science Museum, but I suppose the Jerwood and the Tate Britain, which we also went to, will be more beneficial to me in my studies. Hopefully!
This was the outfit I wore. It was actually a little chillier than I was expecting so the chiffon top was probs not the best thing, but I did have a coat to keep me toasty. The top is just one layer of chiffon, which means it is easily see-through. Normally I'd wear a green bra, so it is visible but subtle as it goes with the green theme. But I couldn't find it Sunday morning, so I went with a nude one which I think looks just as good because there is alot of green uptop anyway. I chose a pair of yellow colour pop trousers, which compliment the bright green tones well. I added my green cardi over the top as the it is a more similar tone to the yellow of the trousers, keeping the overall palette more mid-toned rather than bright and in-your-face.
I wore my grey boots as they're most comfortable for pootling around town in, but brown pump-like shoes would probs have worked better.
I forgot any jewellery. Silly Me! But I'd probably have left any rings by a sink to be honest, so best that I didn't wear them!


The Jerwood Exhibition closes on the 28th October, I think. It was quite interesting as some artists focused more on their approach on the "Drawing" rather than the final piece itself. I liked the "Crossing the Line" animation if you do check it out. Now I just have to write it all up in my art journal. Funtimes!
Oodles and Toodles
Row Bow

Saturday, 6 October 2012

Mustard Yellow Jumper Mark IIII

Hey Guys!
Work is the only place I can actually wear nice things, without the worry of getting them covered in paint or glue! This is what I wore to work today. It is the the 4th outfit I've shown you with this jumper, which means I've certainly got my value for money out of this Summer Sale buy!
This time I have worn the baggy jumper over a navy blue bodycon style short dress. This makes it look relaxed but is still flattering as the part of the dress showing is fitted around my derriere! Today was the first time in 3 weeks that I haven't worn a thermal vest or leggings over tights. It was actually a rather pleasant day! In my head when planning this outfit, it looked better than when I put it on. I find that when this happens I need to accessorise more and do something interesting with my hair.
As the yellow jumper is baggy, when my hair was down it looked a little sad. But with my hair scrapped away from the sides of my face, and only worn over one shoulder it looks neater and happier. I really like this hair style as it makes me feel as if my hair is a lot longer than it actually is. I have parted my hair as it I were to put it into a bit-up-and-a-bit-down style. But instead I have lifted the top part up slightly, and gripped it with a blue and yellow jaw clip. This also means that when I need to reposition the clip, if my hair has lost it's "poof", I don't have to take it fully out and lose my style completely. I think it kind of looks like it's in a pony tail from the front, which gives the longer hair effect. If you grab hair from around half way behind your ear and scrape it back into the top, this can also give the effect of a longer ponytail.
A long necklace was an obvious choice, a chunky beady necklace it best as a ling chain would get lost in the knitted pattern of the jumper.  I wore a golden bracelet with small gemstones in, similar colours to the necklace, and had 2 gold rings (one on each hand, but on different fingers to spice things up a little, HeHe!)
October Sun Style!

Oodles and Toodles
Row Bow

Tuesday, 2 October 2012

Top Tunes Tuesday 2nd October!

Hey Guys!

What am I finding catchy this week? Well...

1. Little Mix- DNA
I think that this is totally different from wings. It sounds a little creepy like their E.T performance, but it has sweet and loving lyrics, which is a little confusing. The lyrics video is a bit gothicy and dark, a change from the bright bold colours and shapes of Wings.

2. Rihanna- Diamonds
I read an interesting point that recently, Rihanna's lead singles from new albums have been all dancey and have strong pop vibes. But this lead single for her 7th album is a nice change, and gives us a slower uplifting ballad.

3. Leonas Lewis- Glassheart
When i first heard Leona perform this last year, I thought it was more ballad and only a little dancey. But now this official song has been played, I've found it's even got a sprinkling of dubstep in it. Not at all what I was expecting from old Leona. Nonetheless it is still super catchy, and I totally get the meaning of glassheart.

4. Vince Kidd- Sick Love
I actually forgot that I heard this the other week, it was only when the chorus kicked in I was, like, singing along.It features Lady Leshurr, who I actually think is pretty good. I might have a little looksie for some of her other stuff. I'm not gonna lie, I didn't really like Vince on The Voice UK because I thought her was a little full of himself, but there's no denying her can totally sing. Maybe I'm changing my mind about him.

5. Bruno Mars- Locked Out Of Heaven
Bruno is back with his loving lyrics and must-boogey music. This track reminds me of old Police songs with the sound of the guitars. It doesn't sound as upbeat and I wouldn't think of it as typical Pop music. But the chorus is stuck in my head with the lo-o-o-o-ong parts.

Getting groovy!
Oodles and Toodles
Row Bow

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