Month: May 2016

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Ninja Burger Launches in Newcastle

Ninja Burger is ready to launch in Newcastle city centre this Thursday and they have chosen super cool, award-winning late night bar No28 as their first host.

Their passion in creating the most delicious burgers the city has seen starts with the main ingredients - the beef is prepared by Charlotte’s Butchery, Gosforth, winners of The Great Taste Awards in 2013.  They use the Heston Blumenthal choice of a perfect burger patty, which is about 50% shortrib, 25% chuck and 25% brisket.

Ninja Burger then applies their own secret seasoning before cooking “sous vide” translated as “under pressure.” This method was first popularised by Michelin starred chef Thomas Keller. The burgers are placed in a water bath for 95 hours or more at a regulated temperature of 55.6 degrees. This ensures each burger is properly cooked without overcooking the outside and retaining moisture. The chicken burgers are also just as succulent, since they have been brined for extra juiciness, marinated in buttermilk and fried in popcorn crust. For the vegetarians there is also a Panko crumbed halloumi burger with puy lentils or a homemade falafel burger.

Each individual Ninja Burger comes with a butter enriched brioche bun from the Geordie bakers who are based in Kingston Park, they are baked overnight and delivered fresh to the kitchen door early morning.

Diners can order additional Dirty Fries for £5 loaded with meatball chilli and mozzarella or for £4 Dutch War Chips (patat Orlog) with satay sauce, fritesaus and diced onion.

If there is any room left for dessert, for £4 guests can enjoy either a Raspberry sorbet with berries and a blackcurrant cocktail shooter, Sticky toffee pudding with a mini salted caramel flip and Vanilla rice pudding in a filo cup with passion fruit coolis and a coconut rum Russian shooter. There is also a local ice cream sundae with a shot of amaretto or café patron poured over.

The good new is they want YOU!  Yes that’s right #Voyeurs, Ninja Burger want you to eat until you can’t eat any more at their awesome launch event this Tursday in Newcastle.  They’re looking for six food challengers to take on an not one but two epic food challenges to win a gazillion pounds worth of drinks vouchers on the night.  Oh ok, maybe not quite a gazillion pounds but it’s definitely hundreds of pounds and you could have a pretty damn amazing night out on that.

Fancy taking on the Ninja Burger Geordie Food Challenge?  The sign up page is right here

I’ll be there on the night, cheering on the contenders because when I get behind a cause it has to be one I believe in and this my friends, is a challenge I can get behind….

See you there #Voyeurs

Pixie xo

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How To Go Blonder with Signature Balayage at Frances Marshall

When I was invited into Sunderland‘s Most Stylish Salon - it’s a thing - you just have to take a look at their Instagram to know that they’re streets ahead of the competition, and they’re just getting started….

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Frances Marshall is the brainchild of Amelia and Marshall Hall, the brother and sister duo used their middle names to create a brand that would incorporate both of their personalities, but also be unique and fresh.  The result?  Frances Marshall was born.  They’re not new kids on the block either, the twosome have been primping and perfecting locks for as long as they can remember with Amelia having been selected to work backstage at London Fashion Week.

Located in West Sunniside, an area of Sunderland which has undergone extensive redevelopment, the salon can be found in an impressive listed building.  From the outside it’s grand and imposing, on the inside, slick, urban and modern - the perfect juxtaposition of trends which matches the ethos of Frances Marshall entirely.

“We wanted to put our own stamp on things. We wanted to introduce things that had a modern twist and were perhaps a little bit quirkier.” - Amelia Hall

The first thing you notice when you walk through the huge glass doors, is The Penny Wall. It’s exactly as it sounds, a wall, covered in individual pennies, all painstakingly placed by hand and to awesome effect - it’s become the unofficial Selfie Zone for happy clients.  The salon is fresh and vibrant and full of smiling faces and although it’s not something I’ve ever noticed anywhere else, it’s very apparent that staff and clients are happy to be here.  The colour scheme is neutral and complimented with metallic touches - its trendy, but timeless.  The salon has very clear zones - the waiting area, the retail area, the basins etc. everything looks easy, effortless and very well planned.

I’m greeted by an uber smiley Amelia and introduced to my Stylist, Ian, who takes me through the consultation process and what we’ll be doing to my hair.  You all know my hair by now, messy, shaggy, long grown out roots, pretty grungy but now that I’m starting to get the odd silver hair, I thought it was about time to cover up the root regrowth.  I tell Ian I like my hair to be pale blonde and very ashy, and he prescribes Frances Marshall’s now Insta-famous Signature Balayage with Olaplex, with skinny highlights across the parting area.  As far as consultations go, this one was a dream, Ian stretched, flexed and even played a little bit with my hair to get a feel for what he was working with and told me that by using Olaplaex, the integrity of the hair is actually preserved.  The lifting process is slowed down so you’re in the chair for longer, but the lift is controlled and where hair is already damaged (like mine), Olaplex is a no-brainer.

INTERESTING FACT ALERT: Olaplex is Kim Kardashian’s go-to when she wants to switch up her hair colour.  When she famously unveiled THAT Draco Malfoy-esque blonde bob at Balmain during the FW15 season in Paris, yep, you guessed it, Olaplex took her from that super dark brown to blonde in one easy step.

Ok, back to the story….

Ian fetches me a cafettiere of freshly ground coffee and biscuits on a tray and mixes up the colour, getting to work straight away.  Interestingly, he tells me what he’s doing as he’s doing it, something which I find really puts me at ease.  he talks passionately about the salon and his time here and tells me that colouring is his absolute favourite thing to do.  He says that he loves creating bespoke colours for clients as it can help to enhance features just as well as makeup can.

In no time at all, I’m cooking, waiting for my bespoke shades to appear, Ian explains that the next step is to wash off the colour at the basin and apply the Olaplex 2, which helps to rebuild the bonds from within the hair shaft.  I’m taken to the basin (very comfy) and we go through the process of removing the colour, applying the Olaplaex 2, and then Ian selects a toner which is also applied at the basin.  He’s a conscientious Stylist, he brings me my phone and a drink of water without being asked and says “In case you need it” with a cheeky wink.  I like this guy.  A lot.

I’m then treated to the most awesome head massage I’ve ever had, (seriously, if I didn’t make any sex noises then I deserve a medal), before being taken back over to the section.  Ian tells me that he’s going to blow-dry my hair straight because he’ll be straightening up the ends with clippers.  He tells me that by using Olaplaex and going for the least destructive method of lifting the colour, we haven’t quite reached the pale blonde stage and we’re on “pause” at Sandy Blonde, he’s confident with around two more sessions, we should be where we’re aiming for.

Bleaching hair is hard work and it can be disastrous, trust me, I know!  It’s far better to preserve the hair as much as possible and work in stages, than it is to go for full lift and risk coming home with your hair in a bag (I’ve been there too).

Once it’s dry, Ian shows me the back in the mirror and shows me exactly where he’ll be cutting and why - it’s probably worth saying here that I had a minor freak out on the morning of this appointment and decided not to have my hair cut at all.  After spending time in the salon and with Ian, I’m pretty confident that he’s not going to scalp me and so I let him trim my hair, he does it the whole time with someone holding a mirror so I can see.  Brownie points right there just for that.

 

Once we’re done, Ian talks me through the colours in my hair, he tells me that the warmth that’s in it now is a necessary stage of lifting and that we’ll absolutely be able to achieve pale perfection, but keeping the condition of the hair is essential in order for it to reflect light and appear shiny - essentially, it’s the best of both worlds but requires a little commitment from both you and your hairdresser.  There’s definitely a lot less breakage than when I’ve had my hair coloured in the past, and it doesn’t feel thin and ‘wiry’ like it sometimes can after bleaching.  It’s certainly not just hype.

So, down to business, would I recommend Frances Marshall?  Yes.  Highly.  Its a fresh, young salon in the creative district of Sunderland and they’ve carved a niche for themselves with their quirky styles and modern takes on classic looks.  They’ve managed to achieve in a very short space of time what other salons strive for in a lifetime - a signature look that can be recognised from a single photograph (#SignatureBalayage).  Seriously Voyeurs, check out their Instagram, it’s a thing of beauty.

If you’re in the North East and looking for a salon to take your look to the next level, or just somewhere that you can feel confident that you’ll be listened to, Frances Marshall should be on your emergency contacts list.

As I get up to leave, Amelia asks where I’m off to next and I tell her I’m off to the gym to train. “Hang on a minute” she says, “I’ll put you some braids in”.  How cool is that?!

Cool, quirky and modern.  These kids are going places, don’t get left behind.

Pixie x

Frances Marshall is at 40 West Sunniside, Sunderland, SR1 1BU

To book an appointment call 0191 5654080

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Decleor Aroma Blend Transformation Ritual

When I was invited by Newcastle Hair & Beauty Clinic to road test the brand new Aroma Blend body treatment from Decleor, I said yes without hesitation, and also without really knowing what it was…

Decleor are well renowned for their ‘plant power’; their awesome oils and botanicals feed the mind as well as the skin and the scents from their home use products are divine, it didn’t take a lot to know I’d be in for a treat.  It turns out that the Aroma Blend treatment is a brand new and bespoke treatment which will be added to the Decleor Signature Collection.  Sound a little hazy?  Let me explain….

Billed as a Transformative Ritual rather than a standard treatment, Aroma Blend is Decleor’s foray into the private blend market.  By working with each client to assess their needs and expectations, a tailored blend of oils is created and mixed, and used with a specific set of massage movements and rituals over your entire body.  This isn’t your average Full Body Massage however, so I headed off to the clinic to find out more.

I arrived at the clinic and was greeted by Danielle, a self proclaimed Massage Enthusiast.  Having trained and worked in spas all over the North East, she’s now firmly rooted at Newcastle Hair and Beauty Clinic and is loving being in the city centre.  She tells me that massage is her absolute favourite treatment to deliver so I know that I’m in good hands.

Danielle begins by telling me a little about the treatment and what it aims to achieve; there are four professional rituals to help with firmness, slimness, revitalising legs and flatten the stomach, each with four key benefits: firming, sculpting, stimulating and drainage.  The results according to Decleor?  Emotions are balanced, and body durably remodelled. 

Danielle asks me a series of questions and marks the responses on a client card, she tells me that these answers will advise how my particular Aroma Blend fusion should be created.  We decide to go for something energising rather than relaxing, and in terms of the massage movements used, we decide to use Refining, rather than Firming.  It’s all very prescriptive.

The massage movements themselves are very different to what you might be used to, There’s light ‘pinching’, standard muscle manipulation and pressure point release in addition to the standard effleurage and petrissage you’ve come to expect from your regular massage.  There’s also a lot more hands on and off the body rather than constant contact and a lot less product is used.  This means that rather than gliding effortlessly over slick skin, the treatment is more friction focussed and I find that I quite like this, particularly on my tired legs.

I should explain that the night before I had this treatment, I fought in a big exhibition boxing match for charity so my body was craving some sort of muscle focussed attention.  Normally I find to pretty difficult to switch off and relax but with this treatment, it happened voluntarily, the quick, sporadic movements seemed to confuse my brain into switching off entirely and I found that my muscles were receptive to the treatment, I definitely sat up afterwards feeling a lot more relaxed than I was expecting.

The ritual is absolutely a full body treatment, even the tummy area is massaged and there are breathing exercises to go along with this part of the treatment.  Sound daunting?  It really isn’t and it’s pretty effective.  The movements have been tailored to aid digestive transit and without going too in-depth, you can literally feel it working.  Fingers and toes are manipulated to stretch out the joints and your back is heated using friction before being stretched at the base of the spine, it’s a peculiar, but effective treatment and one that you have to try out to know whether it’s for you.

Personally, I enjoyed it.  I love massage, I suffer from chronic Fibromyalgia, have early onset arthritis in my right shoulder and I’m a boxer so with all of that thrown into the mix, massage is like therapy for me and it’s something my body responds to, and craves.  For me, if it delays surgery then I’m in, it’s an absolute no-brainer.  If you’re a person who enjoys massage type treatments then it could swing either way for you - if you like constant contact and long sweeping strokes then alas, this might not be the treatment for you.  But if you’re open to something new and innovative, love divine scents and are willing to put your reservations to one side, then book in, try it out and let me know how you feel afterwards.

It’s a treatment which is very new to the market, in fact, there aren’t that many Decleor salons offering it, certainly not in the North East, but I think that it’s something that will become a staple treatment for the brand.  They’re known for moving with the times, bringing new and innovative techniques to the beauty world and this is one such treatment.  Get booked in Voyeurs and give it a go.

Pixie x

Decleor Aroma Blend is £30 for one area or £60 for a full body treatment.

Newcastle Hair & Beauty Clinic is at 52 Northumberland Street, Newcastle, NE1 7DF.  To book call 0191 232 2800 or email enquiries@newcastlehairandbeauty.co.uk

 

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Face Facts: Beasting Beauty

I like make-up, and I love working out, but let’s be clear; the two should never, ever meet.  Make-up in the gym, that’s a big no-no right?  And I’m not alone in that opinion…

In preparation for this article, knowing that it would get (some) peoples backs up I surveyed women of various ages and abilities about their opinions on wearing make-up in the gym and a staggering 88% cam back with a resounding “Hell no, that’s just cray” and I consider myself firmly in that camp.

First of all, it’s crazy bad for your skin, clogging pores and interfering with the body’s cooling system and it serves no purpose other than to make us look better than we do without it.  That’s nothing you didn’t already know, yet despite this, and the survey results, everywhere I look in the gym, there are women wearing make-up - and lots of it.

I work out a lot, in fact I’m a Boxer and when I’m in the gym I sweat, a lot.  I don’t look pretty and I get red faced, it’s just what happens when you work out and that’s ok, but to cover all that in make up?  Come on girls, aren’t we better than that?  The recent #ThisGirlCan national campaign certainly seems to think so, with a TV commercial celebrating women of all shapes, sizes and abilities working out and looking proud (and knackered) it’s a revelation - women don’t look great in the gym and why the hell should they?  After all if you’re not sweating and panting after a workout, you’re not doing it right.

What we need are more icons working up a sweat without make-up - the Kardashian’s recently endorsed a brand of make-up specifically for the gym, claiming to be sweat proof and are regularly pictured leaving Barry’s Bootcamp in Calabasas wearing more than a slick of lipgloss.  It’s things like this that make women feel like they need to, or that it’s ok to wear make up in the gym.  It’s like saying, women should look their best at all times, everywhere they are.  Fuck that, if I want to get my sweat on, I’ll get my sweat on properly and keep my face where it is instead of all over my towel.

So, You know it’s bad for your skin, experts say it can lead to *shock horror* acne due to penetrated pores and lets be honest, it looks gross after a workout but if you absolutely can’t give up face whilst you’re in the gym, at least switch to mineral make up, I don’t know if it’s actually any better for your skin in reality under gym conditions but it sounds like it is….

Make up in the gym: it’s a no from me, but hey, who am I?  I’m just a girl who likes to work out.  Without make up.

Pixie x

Published in NELove Magazine May 2016

 

 

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SJP vs The Blogosphere: Wins All Round

The Met Gala 2016 - you’re familiar with this year’s crop, the mass of silver and metallic gowns on the red carpet and most likely the worst of the bunch will be stuck firmly in your head for the next few days at least.

Obvs, worst of the bunch was undoubtedly Taylor Swift, you know this well enough by now and luckily for me, most of you seem to agree.  However, what defines a ‘miss’ in the fashion stakes?  For me it’s someone who missed the theme by a mile, failed to adhere to it at all, or completely misinterpreted it altogether, for others it’s a hot mess.  We’ve all got our own rules.

One celeb who just wasn’t having it was Sarah Jessica Parker.  Parker arrived on the night bucking the trend for metallics for an off-white Monse ensemble that was a huge contrast amongst the sea of silver robots on the red carpet.

Twitter blew up with comments criticising SJP’s choice of outfit for not fitting the Manus x Machina theme, even I jumped on that wagon and rode it suggesting that this outfit might be more fitting for a Pirates of the Caribbean themed party and she’s undoubtedly one of my favourite red carpet dressers - however I stand by it, this outfit just didn’t do it for me.

For everyone saying that SJP was irritated, or that she lost her shit at someone’s comment, this is just a simple case of someone in the public eye, defending and explaining their choice, something SJP has every right to do, and she did it with aplomb….

Blogger, Ivy Marshall, posted on Instagram: “The 2016 Met Gala Theme was “Manus X Machina; Fashion in the age of technology and this trio didnt get the memo @sarahjessicaparker@dvf @madonna.” and within minutes, and in fact the second comment on the post, she received this from SJP

“Got the memo. Always welcome thoughts but I’m a stickler for the theme and pay close attention to what it means. Every year with great consideration, research and conviction. The understanding of man and machine, how they intersect, when and why is what we considered. Perhaps you weren’t aware of the technology used in the details and embellishments of the design. Or perhaps you simply didn’t like what I wore which is completely fine but you can’t accuse me of not paying close attention and adhering to the theme. With respect and warmest regards, sj”

Scathing, but sweet, the perfect blend of response.  In a further response to the backlash over her choice of outfit, SJP penned a piece for T Magazine in which she explained the ‘technology’ referred to in her Insta-comment:

“My team takes the theme so seriously each year — and I don’t think we’d do it any other way, Manus x Machina: Fashion in the Age of Technology” challenged me, we didn’t want to simply apply lights and actual, physical technology on me. We didn’t want it to be about the electronic screen or something that could turn on and off. We wanted it to be about the technology of thought, of application, of fabrication.”

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Like a savvy little Blogger, Ivy Marshall responded with a simple “2016 might not have been her best look and yes I still think she was out of place!!!” and links to her blog natch. Shrewd move Ivy.  I like it.  After all, there’s nothing like a scuffle with a celebrity, or a superheater to boost your social media following.  Cue winky face emoji, high-5 hands and fist bump

Pixie x

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Best of the Met Gala 2016

Every year when the Met Gala theme is unveiled to illustrious fanfare, I get excited and this years theme, Manus x Machina had me psyched; Fashion meets technology, man vs machines and how this translates into an entire, out of this world look, I had visions of Blade Runner meets Plato’s Atlantis and very high hopes.

It’s worth mentioning here that every year, as the first starlets begin to appear on the red carpet for the Met Gala, it’s evident that a huge proportion of them either, a. Didn’t get the memo. b. Got the memo and paid it no heed, or, c. Think they’re so freaking fabulous that the memo doesn’t apply to them.

However, to restore your faith in fashion, and celebrating those who can actually interpret and dress to a theme, I’ve put together my picks from the Met Gala 2016 (don’t worry Voyeurs, there’s a special post coming for the downright awful).  The best are those who really embraced the Manus x Machina theme with their look and looked flippin’ aces in doing so.  These starlets should be praised for not only having eyes and being able to read, but for also being brave and looking beauts for our viewing pleasure.  Feast your eyes on these futuristic treasures…..

  1. My ultimate favourite and residing at the number one spot: Poppy Delevingne, early on the red carpet and possibly the most memorable, for this spangly, beaded and probably pretty noisy effort, Poppy I salute you…

2. Jourdan Dunn. One word, just wow. From the first glimpse on the balcony of The Standard Hotel, to the entrance on to the red carpet, Miss Dunn knew this Balmain dress would turn heads and her grey tinted hair & silver smoked lids were the perfect accoutrement to this awesome display of event dressing.  Kudos JD.

3. Claire Danes scores points for the sheer unexpectedness of this bespoke Zac Posen creation.  The very definition of fashion meeting technology, this dress gave off an effervescent glow in the dark, if the Met Gala did Big Fat Gypsy Weddings, this would be the equivalent of Thelma Medine’s butterfly gown.  Total Swoon - at the Zac Posen, not the Thelma Medine, because that would be cray.

4.  In fourth place, it’s a surprising entry, Kim Kardashian West.  Now Voyeurs, you all know I’m not Kim’s biggest fan but credit where it’s due, this is a knock out dress and it’s completely on theme, from the futuristic accessories and the slicked back hair, to the robotic armour like frock.  As Gabrielle Chanel always said, when accessorising, one should remove the last piece before leaving the house in order to feel properly dressed and I can’t help but feel this rings true here - Kim, leave Kanye at home next time, denim, cuban heels and weird contacts do not a style icon make.

5. Kristen Stewart.  I love this girl.  I think she’s a fashion enigma, I adore her fuck it attitude to fashion and her total unwillingness to comply.  She bucks trends and creates new ones in doing so.  I’d turn for this girl, yes, I love her that much.  Debuting a brand  new bleached ‘do, Kristen dressed head to toe in Chanel (natch) and wore a beauty look straight off the SS16 runway better than the models.  Good work K-Stew - See me after class.  Cue wink face emoji….

6. Double threat Zayn Malik & #HuffyHadid are ranking pretty high for this matching ensemble of robotic-chicness.  “Zayn, this god damn manicure cost me $2000 dollars, I’m getting it in the shot so hold still” Gigi was overheard saying on the red carpet, probably.  Weird poses aside, the look is totes on point however #HuffyHadid has spoilt my collage by (fake) smiling in a picture and for that I can never forgive her.  Hmph.

7. Kendall Jenner, for daring to be different, yet remaining the same.  It’s trick she pulls off time and time again by wearing unexpected colour combos in old faithful styles.  This cutout mosaic dress looked like mirror tiles when she walked and looked phenomenal against the see of metallic silver gowns.  Her boobjob was made for this gown, maybe not specifically but it fit like a glove and although you can’t tell from Cindy’s Botox filled face, I think she liked it too.

8. A surprising entry from Nicole Kidman, but then whoever wore this stellar Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen creation was going to score huge style points.  You’ll no doubt remember it for its dramatic runway appearance and the drama is ten fold on the red carpet, with its billowing cape and cutout sides, it’s freaking showstopper for all the right reasons.

9. Ok now before you dive in with any comments on this one Voyeurs, just remember that I know Taliah personally.

Never one to shy away from making a statement through performance or fashion, FKA Twigs has garnered a super loyal army of fans and this Manus x Machina interpretation was no different with some hailing it as he best look ever.  Personally, I think this is tame for Twigs but my guess is she was showcasing the tattoos and accessories.  Either way, she took the theme and put her own Twigs spin on it and it worked.

10.  Yup Voyeurs, this really is the third of the Kardashian / Jenner Klan to appear in my top ten.  It was a difficult choice between Alessandra Ambrosio and Kylie, but due to Kylie’s sheer determination, she just clinched it.  She showed up on the red carpet with a sleek new bob - we like this, a lot - and a toned down make up look for her first ever Met Gala appearance and even threw some shade, but all eyes were on THAT Balmain dress.  The dress weighed so much that after the event, Kylie was left bloodied, bruised and crying - not even jokes - and for that kind of commitment she gets the number ten spot.  Bravo Kylie.

Special Credit:  Florence Welsh and the Gucci Crew.  For being a true underdog, Florence is a risk taker, despite having a quirky signature style, she sits outside of the box rather than firmly in it and Alessandro Michele has had a hand in elevating her style status recently since making her his muse.  Florence gives hope to girls everywhere, demonstrating that flashing flesh isn’t the only option.  Totes helps that she’s ginger.

Looking back over the pictures, there were actually so many good outfits that fit the theme this year and the Manus x Machina theme is props my most favourite to date but don’t worry my dear #Voyeurs, there’s a post on it’s way rounding up the worst offenders and a special one dedicated to the atrocity that was Taylor Swift.

You’re welcome

Pixie x

 

 

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Taxi For Taylor Swift…

The reincarnation of the Pop Princess formula is tried and tested; Katy Perry, Rihanna and of course the inventor herself, Madonna, are proof that reinvention is vital to the game and getting it right is critical.

What happens when reinvention goes wrong?  Enter Taylor Swift, the 2016 Punk Reboot.  If ever there was a face palm moment, it’s right now….

We first got a glimpse of that platinum, shaggy but not quite shaggy enough bob in the May edition of Vogue magazine where Taylor attempted to take on edgy haute couture; and even then Twitter was awash with backlash for the usually preened beyond perfection crossover star.

Next was Coachella, Taylor filled her Instagram with cool, edgy shots of her living it up in the desert with her famous Squad, see the thing is Taylor, you’re just not cool, edgy or street enough to pull off this look and it looks, dare I say it, a bit desperate…

The low point came last night.  Cue the Met Gala 2016 and the grandiose Manus x Machina theme - Man and Machine, Fashion and Technology - oh the possibilities for robot chic and space age gowns and I have to admit Voyeurs, the prospect of a glittering red carpet had me jittery in the run up to the event itself.  As Co-Chair of the 2016 Met Gala and associated Costume Gala, there was a certain impetus on Taylor to impress, after all, she’d be sharing the flower wall with Anna Wintour and Co-Chair and very dapper Idris Elba so there was no doubt she’d be planning her outfit to perfection.  Or so we thought….

As Taylor made her way from her hotel to The Met, the only inkling of the atrocity ahead was the ribboned gladiator sandals poking out from beneath her military trench as she made her duck-toed entrance to the Gala.

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As Taylor made her entrance to the Met Gala the internet went in to overdrive with most critics slating her choice of outfit, personally I went with a Folly from Morph comparison, far less harsh than some of the comments and critiques doing the rounds, Taylor can’t have felt comfortable turning up like that, from her hair, to her make up to her appalling choice of frock, this look was wrong on so many levels, just look how pissed Anna Wintour looks at having to do a photocall with Taylor in the line up…

There’s nothing edgy, cool or clever here, just a little girl trying to play dress up and hang out with the big girls.  Harsh?  Yes.  True?  Also yes.  There’s no denying Taylor can write a killer break up song but when it comes to fashion, it’s not your bag baby, with neither the face nor the balls, it’s time you got back in the recording studio.

I would say kudos to this hot little Bacofoil mess for trying but I think it might have been best if she’d stayed home with Dr Meredith Grey and Olivia Benson for company.  In the words of Jack Johnson, “Poor Taylor….”

Pixie x

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