Author: firdauzuhdi

Which Celebrities Always Get Their Style Right?

Which Celebrities Always Get Their Style Right?

With the awards season well and truly underway and spring finally here, there is no better time to start refreshing your wardrobe. Taking inspiration from some of the world’s most fashionable celebrities is a great place to start, with many showcasing their Hollywood style on the red carpet.

Even the hottest stars don’t always make the grade in the fashion stakes, of course, with the awards season always bringing out some horrors alongside the successes. Here we take a quick look at a few of the best celebrity dresses from the Oscars.

 

1. Lady Gaga

While her intense performance with Bradley Cooper grabbed the headlines, it was her style that stole the show in our eyes. Channelling the timeless elegance of Audrey Hepburn – the epitome of glamour – the singer/actress wore a simply stunning sculptural black gown by designer Alexander McQueen. It was paired with a 128-carat Tiffany diamond necklace, of which Audrey would have been proud. In typical Lady Gaga style, she gave her look a modern edge with elbow-length black leather gloves.

2. Charlize Theron

Not far behind Lady Gaga in the diamond stakes, the actress wore more than 75 carats of diamonds alongside a collection of Bvlgari jewellery. These highlighted her new dark bobbed hairstyle and a blue backless Dior gown.

3. Constance Wu

Showing that understated elegance is always a style winner, Constance Wu stood out on the red carpet in an off-the-shoulder yellow Atelier Versace dress. She styled her hair in a simple ponytail.

4. Gemma Chan

Letting her dress do all the talking, the fashion-forward Crazy Rich Asians star sported a pink frilly taffeta gown from Valentino. It wasn’t all fancy frills, however, as we spotted just a hint of practicality with those added pockets!

Hailed as the most glamorous night of the year, the Oscars probably tops the list as the place to look for style tips. Stars from all walks of Hollywood shimmer and sparkle in a sea of diamonds and stunning couture gowns. If these celebrity efforts have inspired you to glam up your own wardrobe, take a look at affordable fashion brands such as https://www.axparis.com/collections/celebrity-dresses.

From their red-carpet looks to everyday fashion, some celebrities just always seem to get it right; now, you can too. Let every day become your red-carpet day!

Marie Kondo and the Organisational Plan We All Need

Marie Kondo and the Organisational Plan We All Need

The world seems to have been influenced by the advice of Marie Kondo on how best to organise all of the items that we all have in our homes. The main premise behind her incredibly successful book and now television series is that you should only keep things that spark joy for you. This feeling of joy will be unique to each person and is why you should be responsible for you own items where possible rather than asking others to sort through these for you.

 

Everything that you own should have its own space and the way that you decide to create this is entirely up to you, but Marie is an advocate of using storage boxes and small cardboard boxes where you can to store items effectively. She has a number of categories of items that you work through including clothing, the garage, paperwork and books, the kitchen and then anything that is sentimental.

When it comes to your clothes, she is very much an advocate of keeping items that make you feel joyful when you wear them rather than having a wardrobe and drawers packed full of items that you never wear. To start the process, you should pick an item that you know makes you happy like the Farah Shirts that you purchased from E J Menswear and then be aware of how you feel when you hold them. It is this feeling you are looking for each time you pick up and item that you wish to keep. When you place items back in drawers and on shelves Marie has a unique way of folding these do that each item can be seen and you don’t have to lift off a pile of other tops before you reach the one that you want. This process is something that can be done with children from a young age and the folding technique makes it easier for them to be able to put away their own clothes and to select what they want to wear each day without creating too much mess.

Paperwork seems to be the bain of most people’s lives and it often gets left in unopened envelopes or stored in files and never looked through again. Marie suggests only keeping those items that are important and cannot be retrieved in an online format and where possible should be stored in an accordion file or standard folder and stored on a shelf that is easily accessible.… Read More..

Why Study at Sheffield Hallam University?

Why Study at Sheffield Hallam University?

 

As the UK’s 5th largest city, Sheffield is a popular choice of university for both UK and international students.  It has a bustling nightlife with around 70 venues for gigs and many festivals which are enjoyed by the city’s resident student population of 60,000.  Apart from evening entertainment, Sheffield boasts top-class sports facilities as well as a wide range of shopping facilities.  Although it has a reputation as an industrial city (notably for the manufacture of stainless steel), the city is made up of 60% greenery and is within easy access of the beauty of the Peak District.

What student loans are available to study there?

The tuition fees for UK and EU students are £9,250 per year and £13,250 for international students.  UK and EU undergraduates are eligible for a loan from the Student Loan Company, and this money is paid directly to the university on their behalf.

To cover their living costs, they’re also entitled to a separate loan.  The amount they receive depends on their household income, so parents might be expected to make a financial contribution.  The sum they receive as a maintenance loan is a maximum of £8,700 per year (paid in 3 termly instalments).

These loans don’t have to be repaid until the April after they graduate (if they’re employed), but only if they’re earning over the threshold of £25,000 per year.

According to the NatWest student living index (2017), Sheffield is in the top 10 of the cheapest cities to live in the UK.  Despite this, it’s often difficult for undergraduates to make their loan last for the whole term.  For this reason, many undergraduates take on a part-time job to help them supplement their student financing package.  In an emergency, they can also borrow money on demand from Cashfloat direct lender until they receive the next instalment of their student loan.

What support is available from Sheffield Hallam University?

For many university students, the first year at university is often the worse.  Not only are they trying to cope with an unfamiliar environment and get used to how different higher education is to school, but they might be suffering from feelings of homesickness too.  For many students, it’s also the first time that they’ve had to be responsible for managing their own money.  Sometimes when they receive their first loan payment, it might be a temptation to blow it all in one mad spending spree.  For this reason, the Students’ Union Advice Centre is there to offer emotional support and practical advice about everything from future careers to drawing up a budget.

If undergraduates have financial difficulties coping with their student loans, Sheffield Hallam University has a separate £5 million fund which it awards to students in need in the form of additional funding and/or scholarships.  It’s often a good idea for students to find out if they’re eligible for extra funding when they attend an open day at the university and before they make an official application to … Read More..

What exactly is a push present?

What exactly is a push present?

The push present is something that has grown in popularity, not only among the rich and famous, but with many couples who have welcomed a new baby. This article looks at the push present and asks what would make the ideal gift for a new mother.

Image Credit

Why have push presents become popular?

Welcoming a new addition to the family is something to celebrate and a push present is a way to mark this important life event. A push present is also a nice way for a partner to recognise everything the new mother has experienced, from morning sickness and the discomfort of the final trimester to the joys of labour! While they may be primarily associated with celebrities and royalty, the push present is actually becoming an increasingly common way in which a partner can express his or her gratitude to the mother of their new-born child.

What is the best push present for a new mother?

Of course, as with any occasion, the best present to choose depends upon the recipient. Some celebrities might flaunt their flashy new sportscar or £1m+ ‘rock’, but you really don’t have to spend a fortune to find something meaningful and timeless. Jewellery is a good choice, as you can find a piece to suit most budgets and it can provide a wonderful and treasured keepsake that may even become a family heirloom that can be passed on to a daughter or future daughter-in-law.

Image Credit

We all know that diamond engagement rings are a popular choice to mark that special occasion, but diamonds can also be a particularly good choice for a push present. They are classic and something the recipient will cherish. Buying diamond engagement rings online from a reputable retailer can get you a wonderful piece without spending a fortune and, equally, searching for a push present online can lead you to the perfect piece at the right price.

The birth of a child is an exciting time and a very special occasion for the whole family. The right push present can show the woman you love just how much you appreciate all that she has been through over the past few months as she nurtured your new addition. Fortunately, you don’t have to be a millionaire to buy something that fittingly marks the pregnancy and birth.… Read More..

Autumn Styles to Look Out for 2018

Autumn Styles to Look Out for 2018

 

As spring arrives the lighter clothes can come out and the thick coats stored away, which usually gets you in the mood for the autumn that will eventually arrive. As easy as buying shorts and t-shirts are, there are a few more styles to consider when the summer comes. Here are a few inspiration pieces to get you started for the good weather.

 

Oversized Denim Jackets

Denim jackets work all year round, but the autumn is when they truly shine. Oversized, in a light wash works perfectly with a pair of slim or skinny jeans in a black. The slim fit helps highlight the jacket and overall hints to a casual look for warm summer evenings. Denim jackets are essential for any wardrobe, you can buy a brand new one and get at least a few years use out of it or alternatively, buy a second-hand retro jacket which only adds to the look.

 

Bracelets

Noticed in a lot of designer magazines and online, an abundance of bracelets being worn. For both men and women, it’s a style idea for autumn when shorter sleeves are the likely choice. Picking out a bunch of bracelets to wear simultaneously is the style to go for and going more of a miss-match of styles adds to the look. Leather, gold, silver and even fabric bracelets are an onset trend for the autumn but just watch out for bad tan lines if you’re going to try it for a few days in a row whilst the suns out.

 

Streetwear

The urban style has been getting bigger over the last year and street will be a must over the summer months. A fashion tracksuit will work all year round and for the colder and cloudy days of the autumn months, it helps to have alternatives to shorts and t-shirts. Streetwear isn’t limited to joggers and hoodies though, it’s all about fitted casual clothing with strong branding. Picking out a trucker hats to match up with some skinny jeans and a t-shirt shows off an intentional look.

 

Jumpsuits

A lot of catwalks and early previews are showing jumpsuits are coming back on trend with a slight twist. Majority of the jumpsuit previews are a looser more relaxed fit, pastel colours are also noticed with most of the early lines. Over the year’s jumpsuits have been a tailored fit and used for “dressy” occasions, it seems now that they will be more popular for daily routines and being comfier

 

It’s still early to point out all the trends that will come up for the summer, but these four mention styles are already hitting the autumn ranges in stores and will likely be noticeable choices to go for.… Read More..