Wednesday, 30 July 2014

Outfit of the Day // Sweetheart Dress

Hello!
 So I'm still in Cannes (France) and we got the train to Monaco, Monte-Carlo yesterday. The boats were huge and it was cool seeing where the formula 1 races take place.
 I was also very excited that the Selena Gomez film ('Monte Carlo') was filmed right where I was standing!
 Here is my outfit of the day:
Black wayfarers 
Black and pink polka-dot sweetheart dress
Black low-top converse


As far as accessories and make-up goes, I've kept it very simple because I cannot be bothered in this heat! Oh well, the dress does the talking..

Hope your summer is going well~I'll post again soon!
X

Sunday, 27 July 2014

Outfit of the Day//Retro in Cannes


Hello!
 I'm currently in Cannes, France. It's very warm so I've been wearing all my summery dresses while I can! 
Today's outfit:
Gingham sweetheart dress
Black leather belt 
White platforms
White cat eye sunglasses
Some photos I took:
 Thanks for reading,
Check back soon! 
Tara 

Tuesday, 15 July 2014

Arctic Monkeys, Miles Kane and Jake Bugg, live @ Marlay Park, Dublin.

Hi!
 Last Saturday (12th July 2014), I went to see Arctic Monkeys in Marlay Park, Dublin.
My friends and i left our houses at 10 am (see what i did there? ;D) and we were queuing from about half 10. We talked and waited in line until about 3 o'clock, and then we were allowed go through security and then into the huge field where the stage was.
 The capacity of this gig was 37,000....and we got right up to the barrier. FRONT ROW. I don't know if i'm just lucky when it comes to gigs or if waiting in line for hours just pays off. 
 The second we saw that stage we sprinted across the field and got our places. We waited over an hour and a half for the first support act; 'Royal Blood'. They were a band i hadn't listened to before but i thought they were decent.
 After their performance we waited another hour, during that hour the huge screens on the side of the stage displayed tweets with the hashtag 'marlaypark2014'. My tweet got shown more than 8 times and i caught a picture! I was so happy that my profile picture was from when i met the strypes because a selfie would have been so embarrassing to have up on the screen in front of 37,000 people. It's funny because a guy yelled out 'ugh,she met the strypes!' one of the times when it was shown. 
Then, Miles Kane came on. I was excited to see him live because i love his music and he is such a great performer. 'Rearrange' and 'Don't Forget Who You Are' were probably the best live (In my opinion) my friends and i danced like crazy. 
 Not only that-but Josh Mc Clorey from The Strypes was watching his entire performance from the side of the stage! I waved at him and hoped Miles would ask him to do a song with him on stage but unfortunately he didn't! 

After another hour or so wait, Jake Bugg came on stage. I was buzzing because i love Jake Bugg, his albums are really great and i had been looking forward to seeing him. 
 He opened with 'Theres A Beast and We All Feed It' which is a really good way to excite the audience from the start.  
 The best songs live (for me) were 'Two Fingers', (one of my favorite songs!) 'Messed Up Kids' and 'Simple Pleasures'. I'm so happy that i'll be seeing him live again in October at his gig in the Olympia!
Once Jake Bugg was finished, the crowd began to get pushier and rougher as everybody wanted to be up close to see Alex, Matt, Jamie and Nick.
 This is where being in the pit has its flaws-we were getting absolutely squashed up against the barrier and our hair was getting pulled but we waited patiently for the Monkeys to come on stage.
 Alex pranced on stage wearing his signature leather jacket and a shirt that was unbuttoned one too low, but it worked because, you know, Alex Turner.
 They opened with 'Do I Wanna Know', and effortlessly charged through with other songs from their newest album: 'Arabella' and 'Snap Out of It'. 
 Then they moved onto some of their old hits which really got the mosh pit going and was a tad scary (to say the least) but was fun all the same. We didn't give in to those annoying people who try to take your well earned spot at the barrier, we didn't let people being pulled out by security ruin our night, and we didn't let the hunger get to us! 
 It got to a point where there were people being pulled out of the pit every second! Passed out, drunk, dehydrated, overwhelmed..at least 100 people were taken out by security. Which was really distracting for us as we had to bend our necks awkwardly and get our hair pulled every minute- but it soon calmed down.
 Then they played 'My Propeller' and 'I Bet That You Look Good On The Dancefloor' - that's when i spotted Josh (again) at the side of the stage with BP Fallon! They were having a great time-i wish i could have been up there with them!
 After two of my favorite songs of the night 'Fluorescent Adolescent' and 'Why Do You Only Call Me When You're High?', they went off stage. The crowd yelled 'Ole Ole Ole' until they re-appeared for an amazing encore including one of their best songs ever; 'R U Mine?' 




Overall, it was an amazing, unforgettable day.. what a great way to have my 10th gig!


Monday, 7 July 2014

July Music 14'

HELLO! i know i skipped last months music of the month, but thats only because i have been listening to mostly the same throughout the two months.
 Before i list my favourite songs of the month, i'd like to tell you about a band called 'Box of Light'. One of my favourite youtubers, Melonlady is in this band and they are really good! I haven't listened to all of their songs yet but the ones i've heard have been great.

SUPER summery songs:
Boom Clap-Charli XCX
Wake Me Up-Wham
Stand Clear of My Mind-The Turning
Stay High-Hippie Sabotage
She Way Out-The 1975
Superlove-Charli XCX
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Submarines-The Frights
Come Closer-Miles Kane
You Really Got Me-The Kinks
Two Fingers-Jake Bugg
Reckless Serenade-Arctic Monkeys
Suck it and See-Arctic Monkeys
Natives-Raglans
Still Gonna Drive You Home-The Strypes
Piledriver Waltz-Alex Turner



Obviously there is alot of Arctic Monkeys, Jake Bugg and Miles Kane on there because i am seeing them all live in Marlay Park on Saturday! SO EXCITED.
Even better news (gig related) i will be seeing Ed Sheeran and Jake Bugg in October! Lots more gig posts are on the way..

Sunday, 6 July 2014

Outfit of the Day-Maisy.ie

I was at the RDS women's show a few weeks ago, and there was a stall there for an irish clothing website called 'Maisy.ie'. 
 The website has a great variety of clothes, lots of bold colours and crazy patterns. It's so nice to see a store with different collars and dress shapes to what is in most high street stores at the moment. I get horribly bored of shopping when all the shops seem to be stocking the exact same pieces, so that is why online shopping can be good. I just find that websites such as Boo Hoo and Missguided tend to stock things that you can get anywhere, but that's just me!
 The website has really nice satchels in different colours and patterns, different blouses, dresses, blazers and jeans.

 Here i'm wearing this very 80's style blouse from Maisy, with my black RI jeans rolled up and my platform saddle shoes.
                                                  

                                                
Definitely check them out if you're looking to inject some colour into your wardrobe, or some crazy patterns.

Thanks for reading, 
Tara
Xo

Raglans

Recently Raglans had an impromptu gig in River Island in the Ilac Centre Dublin.
 They performed most of their album and I got to chat to them afterwards:
Hope you're having a good summer,
Love
Tara 
Xo

Monday, 23 June 2014

June 14'

Hello!
It's been over a month since I last posted and there is actually a valid reason....EXAMS.
 This time my exams weren't just summer or Christmas ones, it was the Junior Cert. Thankfully I'm finished now and on my summer holidays.
 I have been keeping my eyes wide open for any gigs in Dublin (as usual) but once again, almost everything's too old for me. Paul Weller is coming here and the gig is 18's. I am almost certain that there are tickets still available so if you are 18 or older, you should go! (Or if you have a fake ID or whatever..) He's also on the cover of the current issue of Hot Press, and in his interview he mentioned the Strypes:
  Pretty Little Liars has started back and it's now season 5. Shockingly, I am still watching it. Will the girls ever stop being stressed by A and Alison and Mona ?!

Outfit of the Day
Red heart shaped sunglasses
Gingham sweetheart dress
Black bat wing t-shirt
Red belt
Red low top Dr.Marten style shoes





Recent drawings:

                             
Thanks for reading!
Xo