How a Desolate Island Invented one of the most Valuable Materials in Fashion

Recently, the archival country of Scotland has taken over headlines since announcing there debate upon whether or not to turn independent from the United Kingdom. Almost by coincidence, I experienced a family holiday during part of this period in the Outer Hebrides, a set of relatively desolate islands along the blustery west-coast of Scotland, specifically the meagre isle of Barra. Notwithstanding the island’s tremendously exclusive yet somewhat apparent life-style, there was a specific part of this Island that was a greater distinction than the other archipelago features – Harris Tweed. A tensely coarse but still pleasantly complacent material generated from pure virgin oil dyed by the authentic human inhabitants of the Outer Hebrides. Protected by Law as part of the Harris Tweed Act of Parliament 1993, the instructions on how this cloth is made are thoroughly explicit contributing to the brands considerably unique and exceedingly cultural reputation.


As the Industrial revolution arrived in the UK bringing impacts that were slightly more beneficial than others, manufactures working on the mainland converted from the amenity of mechanism however upon the Hebridiean Isles, Islanders continued to advance whilst still using the favourable traditional method of creating deeply satisfying and immensely quality garments. Not until the intermediate of the 19th century was Lewis’ and Harris’ (two Hebridiean Islands) prodigious cloth popularised upon the mainland after years of being fabricated just for the result of home use or the local market. Tweed was a vastly pertinent material to attire by people in residence of the isles because being of a boisterous and bitter atmosphere, the Outer Hebrides is a location for covering up with the broadest of coats and the most protracted of scarves. To be completely the honest, the Isles seem to be in the midst of a perpetual winter. Obscurely, it was not a surprise towards Islanders for rent to be paid with heavy blankets and patterned segments of drapery, this textile is a definite delicacy concerning the Outer Hebrides. 

The predominance of the industry became greatly extensive by the end of the 18th century when local crofters exported there handmade cloth to the main-land for an extended audience to emerge. Originally, Tweed was recalled to as ‘tweel’ being the Scot’s name for twill however a London merchant was sent a letter from a Hawick firm regarding some tweels, although the letter precisely stated the word ‘tweels’, this London Merchant misinterpreted the lettering causing a belief that the material was called ‘tweed’ after the highly rough River Tweed, principally located across the English and Scottish boarder. Due to this fortuitous circumstance, the merchant continued to sell the garments as tweed thus supplying the brand ‘Harris Tweed’ to this day. Amongst the extended previous year of 1836, Alexandra the 6th Earl of Dunmore rooted the North of the Isle of Harris after his formerly passed father in a time where all production of tweed was completed manually. Part of this routine was being impressively hand-woven by the Islanders themselves in their own personal cottages. In particular, I find this point the fundamental essence of the fabric, it was created by the people with neither the professionalism of a substantial factory or the appliances of legitimate tools yet the islanders had the competency to initiate garments without the aid of education. Regarding colour, the vibrant ticks of intensity were developed through the use of vegetable dyes, one being a lichen dye stated under the name of ‘crottle’. This substance leaves a monumental scent upon the earlier attire of tweed which the islanders have no problem in acknowledging this aroma to be that of the material. 

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Unfortunately, The Earl of Dunmore came to an adverse death in 1843 passing on the North of the Isle of Harris to his wife, Lady Catherine. Lady Catherine was the first to take tweed into an ample amount of consideration believing that it had a potential of genuinely profitable marketing. This impacting discovery was caused by two sisters called the Paisley sisters whom of which produced the textile at a notably superior condition when compared to that of untrained crofters. Immediately, Lady Catherine requested the Paisley sisters to produce the fabric in the genuine Scottish pattern of tartan, at a mammoth rate of demand. Once completed, Lady Catherine would deliver the robust garments to be developed into assiduously reliable and meticulously thorough forms of jackets, categorically for the gamekeepers and ghillies on her estate. By virtue of the jackets conspicuous attributes of being extremely hard-wearing as well as appropriately water-resistant, it was not a lengthy amount of time until Lady Catherine came to the realisation that the attire would be comprehensively susceptible amongst alternative conditions of harshly brisk weather and climates (including country sports which was of an utterly relative activity to her closest friends).

From then on, the fabric was exceptionally promoted becoming a material that was popularly worn by Queen Elizabeth in addition to other aristocracy of this period in time. Harris Tweed became immeasurably fashionable rather than its preceding reputation of being worn for the single involvement of feeling conveniently pleasant. Furthermore, the establishment of the brand ‘Harris Tweed’ grew of greater size as Lady Catherine consigned more hefty numbers of girls to the active mainland to improve their weaving ability therefore generate more workers for ‘Harris Tweed’ and increase the demand of the fabricated goods. Unsurprisingly, numerous fashion brands have used the material of ‘Harris Tweed’ in their products: Topman, Nordstrom and Hugo Boss to name a few. Not only clothing but shoe brands such as: Nike and Doc Martens. 


Predominantly, I adore that of Vivienne Westwood’s markedly valuable undergoing focusing on tweed, generating plentiful apparel from the fabric that all individually present Westwood’s obscure yet inventive contribution towards the industry. In my opinion, the Vivienne Westwood Faded Tartan Gaia Cape is a gives me a unequivocal desire to own in behalf of its entirely dimensional print of Tartan in addition to the visualisation of the product’s totally sufficient capability of covering up thus preserving warmth which is often a substantial dilemma in reference to myself. Despite being evidently unlikely to be in the possession of myself, if this bothersome indication was of the opposition, the cape would definitely be paired with bottoms of imperative black skinny jeans along with some presently prominent matching black Chelsea boots.

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Although tartan was already a print famously belonging to that of the Scots, I believe that this prevalent pattern would have never reached the handling of Burburry nor Vivienne Westwood without the altogether expertise of the tweed textile. It is a precious gem of the Outer Hebrides and individually, I have an utter thought that something so significant could never be reinvented. Unlike a Chanel coat that is in affinity to the members of Chanel’s team, i.e. professionally taught people. This fabric is in possession of the Hebrides people and I have a strong faith that this proprietor will never leave.


The Liebster Award

Recently 4 utterly delightful spectators of Largerfeld Enthusiast provided me with the considerably gratifying surprise of nominations regarding the liebster award. Considering that I have secretly been lingering optimistically for just one to designate my participation with this prevalent award, it was inconceivable to resist:

First to give me a nomination was Sophia at :

What is currently the number one thing on your beauty wish-list?

Talking conscientiously, my enthusiasm for fashion indubitably over-rules that of my enthusiasm for beauty therefore I am not as cognizant in the beauty field. Undeterred by this, I considerably cherish my Burt’s Bees Lip Balm scented with acai providing me with a further desire for alternative products by Burt’s Bees. Specifically the greatly pigmented lip-gloss in all foliage comes to mind as a result of the product’s tremendously intensive phosphoresce as well as its commendable durability.

If you could interview any designer who would it be and why?

Possibly the most significantly conventional answer to this question but it is unequivocal that I would choose the vast prodigiousness of Karl Largerfeld because of his sui-generis achievements that have brought a colossal amount of prosperity to his life. It would not only be the privilege of a fascinating experience but I would feel abundant appreciation to hear of his

Who, in your opinion, is the most stylish woman to have walked the earth (can be dead or alive)? 

I find this exceedingly difficult to answer. I have no response, sorry.  

What is one trend that you love right now? 

Despite the clothing items accustom focusing on extensive functionality rather than the intense pulchritude of style, cotton yoga pants are my currant ardour since I purchased a black h and m pair to use during school sport sessions.

What are your pet peeves in regards to fashion? 

Conspicuously, I have found myself repeating antecedent points at a what-I-feel considerably bedevilling rate yet, one being the answer to this catechize. Anyway, my greatest pet peeve in regards to fashion is the occurrence of a designer brand being worn just on the account of it being a designer garment. I constantly repeat this sentence: THE OUTFIT HAS TO LOOK GOOD. Thus designer pieces should only be attired amidst the presentation of an appropriately well-favoured set rather than the utter aversion of a considerably fortuitous combination of attire.

If you could attend one fashion show, which one would it be? 

Valentino period

How many pairs of shoes do you have? 


What is your favourite scent/perfume? 

Subsequent to copious sniffs amongst the Boots sample counter, I highly favour that of Daisy by Marc Jacobs.

What is your favourite item of clothing in your wardrobe right now? 

My Vero-Moda navy shift dress recently purchased surprisingly for a comic convention in the dainty ensemble of Kiki from the anime Studio Ghibli film ‘Kiki’s Delivery Service’.

How would you describe your personal style?

I thoroughly adore the vast alleviation of cable knit sweaters as well as the deeply sophisticated flannel or boyfriend shirt. Portraying quite a preppy outlook of which I possess the single belief of having a predicable affect upon my character.

Who is your biggest style inspiration? 

Above all, Twiggy’s whimsical and audacious outlook towards fashion plays a major part when I decide what my attire will be for the day. As well as myself, I consider that Twiggy will have also concerned that of the clothing as she caused such a substantial impact upon clothing designers.

Secondly, I was nominated by Lizelle at :

1) What do you enjoy most about blogging

As stated during my about tab, the exclusive scheme of having the capability of writing with no instructions or requirements unlike the restrictions of school pieces.

2) What is your favourite make-up or beauty item?

Collection Super-Size Mascara

3) Your best fashion advice?

When in doubt, turn to black.

4) What inspires you?

Characters in 80’s and 90’s movies.

5) What is your favourite part of the day?

When 5th period ends after a remarkably repetitive school day.

6) What has been the best advice you have been giving about blogging?

Never forget that you have a blog, i.e. post at an appropriately consistence of proportion to preserve your primary audience.

7) What do you hope to achieve with your blog?

I aim to cause an increase in my own English and Fashion capability in addition to erudition, moreover, a developed contact with those who apportion the aforementioned interests.

8) What is your best quality?


9) What fashion or beauty item would you spend the most money on?

Anything Valentino, except for anything in the new fringe collection, I deem the garments as appearing quite cheap and ghastly.

 10) Why did you start blogging?

To maintain a lack of the annoyingly habitual boredom of the summer holidays whilst substantially aid my English and journalism skills.

11) Fill in the blank…. “love is ……

Exceedingly needless to say that love is Alexa Chung and Alex Turner together.

Next I was also nominated by :

1) What one sentence would you use to describe your blog?

This blog is an intensely prevalent teen that poorly makes out to be classy.

2) What differentiates your blog from any other?

Ever found a 14 year old blogger who describes jackets as imperturbable and uses the word ‘sui generis’ on a regular basis?

3) What’s your favourite fashion find of all time? (currently in your closet)

My River Island Gold Drop Lion Earrings.

4) What inspires you to blog?

My dominant yet improbable-to-occur desire of becoming a fashion journalist of a Parisian inhabitancy.

5) …and what/who inspires your personal style?

80’s/90’s female film characters.

6) Simpsons, Family Guy, or “Cartoons aren’t my thing…”??

The Simpsons

7) Who is your favourite fashion icon? (Fictional, real, famous, not, whoever)

Yet to decide

8) On a Saturday night, would you rather bar hop in the city, attend a dinner party at a friend’s, or order take out and stay in in your jammies?

Order take-out and stay in jammies

9) Chicken or the Egg. What comes first? The shoes, the outfit, or the accessories? (When you get dressed every day.)

The outfit

10) And last, but not least, what do you want to be when you grow up? (and it doesn’t matter how old you are!!) What’s your dream job?

Fashion Journalist

Finally, I had a nomination from :

1) Why did you start blogging?

Previously answered.

2) What is your dream job?

Previously answered

3) What are you most terrified of (failing, bugs)?

Shock in general, taking part in anything that can cause even the slightest bit of shock upon my-self. 

4) What’s your go-to outfit on days where your running errands?

Skinny Jeans with a sweater (tucked in of-course) along with the convenience of some trainers (converse, new balance).

5) Health nut or not?

Undeniably, mostly food-wise.

6) Are you a perfectionist or a neat freak, or neither?

People say that I apply to both

7) What’s your favourite store and do you shop there often?

Due to living in a desolate area of England, chain high-street shops are a vast distance so I attend my favourite store at a what-I-feel too little rate, the shop being under the title of H and M.

8) Do you like Walmart or Target?

I am neither included in the residence of the USA or visitors of the USA therefore have never experienced the attendance of either store.

11) Fill in the blank- I can’t live without my _______, and why

Hair Mousse, no one wants to even envision my instinctive hair without the adequate appliance of commodity.

10) Where is your dream vacation and why?

Bora Bora since it screams warmth and exotic allure.

11) If you could meet anyone dead or alive who would it be and why?

Justin Bieber because have a considerable fascination and love for him and that will never relinquish. 

I wish an immense thank you to all 4 bloggers who gave me a nomination.

I nominate:












My 11 Questions to the blogs nominated:

1) How did you find an interest in the topic of your blog?

2) Do you prefer DVD’s or CD’s?

3) What is your favourite magazine/newspaper?

4) Do you prefer black or white?

5) Would you like to move out of your current country? (If so where?)

6) Have any pets?

7) Best place you have ever travelled to?

8) Who is your favourite blogger?

9) What is your guilty pleasure?

10) What is the most obscure thing you have ever tasted?

11) Is their any fashion decisions you have made which you now regret?

Liebster Award Rules:

Thank the person who nominated you for a Liebster Award and link their blog to your post.
Answer the 11 questions they’ve asked you.
Nominate 11 bloggers who have 200 followers or fewer for the award.
Ask 11 questions to your nominees.
Let your nominees know you nominated them once you’ve posted about your Liebster Award.
Add the Liebster Award badge to your blog!

Happy 22nd Birthday Cara

For as much as her thoroughly congruous receiving of Model of the Year 2012, British blonde Cara Delevigne has unequivocally played a tremendously archetypal captivation in her precipitous approach towards the world of fashion. In reference to traipsing adjacent to the dynamic Chanel deli counter in the dominance of a Persian rose pink queerly shredded track-suit during Karl’s Chanel haute couture supermarché extravaganza, to resolutely grinning parallel to the considerable mode icon of Suki Waterhouse amid Cara’s recent prepossessing Burberry campaign. Despite not only these unprecedented but improbable executions, the exquisite model celebrated her exceedingly anticipated 22nd birthday yesterday posting an ardent image upon prominent photography social-networking app, Instagram speculating Cara beside the intensely lively faces of her cherished friends including that of fellow super-models: Suki Waterhouse and Clara Paget. Set in Ibiza, the rhapsodic classification appeared abreast of a proponent slate silver 22 inflatable balloon whilst they grinned with overwhelming ecstasy primed to inaugurate their superlative extortionate birthday holiday.


Regarding Cara’s numerous campaign appearances, there is abated predicament in identifying a few without the need for a source of reference. As a result, I have come to the pronouncement of designating some of these fascinating campaign presentations that proceed to influence incipient models and provide guidance towards those proposing to make it in the fashion industry, not only this but the campaigns have tremendous emphasis upon their products all fundamentally by virtue of Cara, therefore Cara executes her occupation perfectly through expanding the designer’s sales. 

At the inception of 2014, Vogue released their January 2014 issue with Cara attiring that of some ravenous red leather jeans, a sophisticated cropped wool tuxedo jacket and an intense leopard-printed silk chiffon blouse somehow presenting an established facial expression that caused me to sense a feeling of ample intimidation however a negligible hint of innocence. As Accomplice with Cara’s immense achievement in her career, she is able to generate diverse responses from one single image depending on her embedded facial interpretation. This capability assiduously arrays the classic statement of ‘a picture can say a thousand words. Additionally, as a consequence the campaign can be related with many a diverse range of target markets. Furthermore, for the duration of this photo-shoot, Cara appears to be presenting genuinely contemporary forms of posture and greatly exuberant statements in order to anticipate the forecasting year of 2014, one being that of Cara capturing a comical selfie, winking with bounding tenacity. In particular, I found the courage in Cara throughout this shoot principally inspiring thus I desire for myself to be in possession of that level of depreciated anxiety.


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Conceivably the utmost reputable of Cara’s campaigns has to be that of her opulent shoot for countryside themed designer Mulberry. Cara was displayed as acting as a surface for a pearl cockatoo in extension; Cara also implanted company for a charming Parson’s Jack Russel and a judicious Great Dane, the profound beak of a pelican, a lackadaisical tortoise and that of an elegant British pony. Primarily, the campaign predetermined that of an emblematic British tea-party overcrowded with excessively illustrious strawberries and a legitimate Victoria sponge in conjunction with staggeringly beautiful and delicate china pieces. Another grand aspect of this campaign was its magnificent setting, a palatial English country house which in my opinion is a reminder of the endowed Victorian aristocracy novel, Pride and Prejudice. What most astounded me amidst this compelling photo-shoot was Cara’s competence to be remarkably versatile likewise to the controversial British model of Kate Moss. Substituting versatility in models is a major stipulation in the interest of the fact that it depicts a competence of being able to adapt into the company’s brand and motif as well as the company’s theme of clothing collection that the conscript model is notably promoting.


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Ultimately most observed in one of the monotonous advertisements inside Vogue, Cara has strikingly executed an appropriately playful yet relatively convenient range of attire for DKNY. Throughout the images, Cara is benevolently delineated as striding across the preserving avenue’s of the astounding big apple in the overlays of audacious athletic melodic functional garments conveying formidable amenity whilst admitting a generous reputation of prevailing style and predominant prosperity. Individually, the internal of this assortment of images transmit Cara’s mediocre idiosyncrasy, as if she can metamorphose into an ordinary member of public. For instance, she is shown likewise to operating procedures people of deteriorated popularity undertake: expeditiously checking her emails whilst she imbibes the stamina of a reassuring espresso and lingering for the arrival of a luminous yellow taxi cab.


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Ever since I began to concede an enchantment for the immeasurably exhilarating commerce of fashion, the model that I endorsed at the most stupendous endevour was doubtlessly Cara Delevigne. Never will I loose interest in her enormously impressive facilitys in addition to her impliccable ambidexterity that as I previously mentioned, can become a great subsidy for anyone wishing to venture into the dubious occupation of modelling. Supposedly I believe that Cara will immoderately advance on yet still prohibitively attain the equivalent reputation that of radically prestiged models such as Kate Moss have conserved. Overall, have a surpassingly momentous 22nd birthday Cara. 


Get Wardrobe Ready for Upcoming Trends of Autumn/Winter 2014-15

We are all placed in a frequent situation against the considerably dynamic world of fashion and trends, one minute you’re wearing the finest Chanel parka, next minute, it is a tedious and basic coat at most. In order to provide an extensive amount of aid in this upcoming crisis, I have devised a clear list stating some of the upcoming trends according to this month’s issue of British Vogue with hope that it will decrease the exasperating stress and amount of intermittent occurrences where you’re Louis Vuitton gown is no longer a contemporary piece that the whole party tremendously desires to be in possession of. 

The Adequate Knitted Trouser

Firstly is quite a controversial form of attire… knitted trousers? Especially amidst the duration of bitter and ashen winter days, these complacent bottoms give convenience yet to some may have a reputation of appearing as old-fashioned, not good old vintage, just bad vintage, In other words similar to a piece which has the possibility of lying in your grandma’s wardrobe. Despite this adverse statement, the trousers can be found in various patterns taking away the ancient-aspect. For instance, Roberto Cavalli offers a pair at £447.06 presenting that of a monochrome snake print which in my opinion, is print in which has a lack of difficulty when deciding on a separate garment to go with. One being a knitted jumper in the same dull shade, additionally, if the weather is a fragment lower, maybe add that of a shirt underneath the broad sweater. As well as adding warmth and amenity, we now have a section of texture and dimension to the set.

Roberto Cavalli Knitted Snake-Print Trousers

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The Ebullience of the Geometric Print

Next we have the persistent staple of geometric, seen through Chanel’s paintbrush stroked gown upon British delicacy, Cara Delevigne amidst the craze of Paris Fashion Week; this is definitely arriving once anew. Vibrant primary colours grab necessary attention leading even the most confined of people to depart from there open-ended shells. Extended from the dominance of this statement, the print provides emphasis of appreciable artistry and renowned authenticity. Even if it is as meagre as a diagonal bulging yellow line combined with the contrast of a prussian blue, the piece demands pronounced significance yet discernible innocence. What to pair this obscure form of garment with? Doubtless this should be that of the relief of a plain piece corresponding with one of the colours upon the geometric pattern. Apart from a situation of an existing geometric clothing set, never the differentiating patterns of a geometric and a geometric be united because if so this has a vast possibility of being visualised as negatively disparate and erroneously ambiguous. 

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The Practicality of the Maxi-Coat

As far as my immediate thoughts are concerned, Maxi-Coats administer reminiscence of the exceptional British countryside. The attire cooperates to give a sense of naturalism into preserving and extravagant urban locations. Unequivocally, this is a compelling reason behind its propriety regarding the drizzly and harsh atmosphere that usually materializes throughout the months of September to February. Mainly popularized by British brand Burberry, it implements an almost exhaustive cover-up yet still places your stylish characteristic idiosyncratic show. Favourably, Audrey Hepburn was seen an exceptionally upscale figure perched upon a window ledge pairing the protracted coat with a substantially chic vintage house-wife approach of an eerie cumulous cream headscarf. If aiming for an immense entrance, pair this comprehensive scheme of garment with leather knee high boots as this attire has the intention to be worn as a thoroughly mysterious however noticeably sophisticated look. Moreover, a movement of horse-rider themed approaches is predicted for this imminent season. For instance: greatly towering knee-high boots, textured tweed and canvas material based clothing and appropriately mature blazers.

Burberry Yellow Shearling Maxi-Coat

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The Enthusiasm of Sequins

Known for late nights of entertaining celebration and rhapsodic abundance, glitter can have an impact of tremendous shine and an immediate expectation of large prosperity. Principally noted by Marc Jacobs which he then proceeded to present amongst last year’s Autumn/Winter collection through seductive Old Monterey Grey hot-pants to the professionalism of a Peter Pan collared glitz blazer, these garments exhibited the spectacles of traditional dedication and lucubration implanted upon every single delicacy belonging to the association of haute couture clothing items. Exceptionally, glitter tends to be easily combined with other glitter as the result of the sight being associated with populous parties and vibrant festivity. My recommendation would be some notoriously sparkly stilettos and staggeringly lustrous forms of accessories; doing so contributes a lack of ample negligence and grants abounding eagerness and teeming ardour.

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In the process of these eventual markedly cordial and somewhat shimmering summer days, remember to never obliterate the aspect of fashion in distinction to your already-combusted mind possibly teeming with the recent hipster enthusiasm or even the lassie floral frenzy. Whereas, it is only an abbreviated amount of time until you will be expected to hide away those conceded crop tops and adolescent denim shorts but instead bring out flaring glittered tops and dimensional knitwear. Overall, my one and exclusive consultation for you in advance of then is to stay cool visually before the briskness of autumn comes where staying cool will have to be taken into consideration both visually and physically. 



Jourdan Dunn gives you a “Well Dunn” Clams Linguini

When considering the contents of the You-Tube channel ‘Jay Z’s Life and Times’, the first palpable interpretation that comes to one’s mind is abbreviated clips of Jay Z, maybe innocently home-recording himself or a documentation of the preparation of his and Beyoncé’s latest sold-out tour ‘On the Run’. Indeed, it is a tremendously satisfying surprise to encounter that of a model cooking show, not some look-like-a-model cooking show, no, an actual one where a model cooks meals involving no dietary requirements whatsoever, forget the devastation of gluten free or the displeasure of turning into a restrictive vegan, model in the notoriety, Jourdan Dunn consumes what she pleases.

Confidently joined by a different celebrity friend or cooking fanatic for each episode, Jourdan is seen in a profound debate regarding whether the greasy butter is salted or not and frying red onions adjacent to the American fashion model, Karlie Kloss. Following on, episodes also include Cara Delevigne, Charlie Bird, 2 Chains and Wale. Despite society’s clear perception of the typical dull character model that’s only two answers are ‘yes’ or ‘no’. Jourdan definitely captures the audience’s engagement with her gregarious and resounding attitude that is presented amongst socialising with her equally-as-approachable celebrity guests. 

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Although the recipes ingredients and methods are questioned regularly, Dunn seems to proceed with a definitive adolescent language using “bangin'” as an adjective describing her distinctive pasta dish, Maccheroni Inferrati. Using expressions alike to “bangin'” unequivocally relates to the youthful audience of You-Tube in addition to the devotees of Jourdan Dunn expanding their interests in cooking. Furthermore, this could also promote the idea that models do eat and dieting at such a young age is evidently an awry idea hence the ample rise in eating disorders throughout young people in the interim of this subversive century hitherto. Also, since the considerable contraction of people watching programmes upon the TV when related with the extent who do the same nevertheless upon a mobile device, i.e. a smart phone, by putting such an informational series of episodes on the internet provides viewers with a discount in absence of acknowledgement of cooking legitimate and convenient meals efficiently for their beloved family and cherished friends.

Personally, the episode that intrigues me the most was undeniably that featuring the prodigious Cara Delevigne, mainly because I can associate their actions with plentiful of the occurrences of my actions. For instance they talk to each-other precisely alike to the way you would talk to your friends. Joking sporadically and denoting out each other’s amusing amateurish moments as if they’ve known each other for their integrated life-span. Referring back to the sentiment of which I stated before, this is one of the components that provide opposition against the prospect that models have a paucity of contentment and enthusiasm in their personality. 

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On the other hand, the only negative and adverse notion that came to my mind was the fact that cooking doesn’t behold as an authentic professionalism for Dunn which doubtlessly must be intended considering that just like everyone of my alternative points, it is justified with the fact that it pertains with that of the a general public’s limited spectrum of ability. Dunn’s first substantial experience in cookery and cuisine is the result of this show and that dovetails with the adolescents of today as they will see Dunn and think “Jourdan has a remarkable body and face so maybe I’ll be the same if I cook and eat that.” Moreover, the dishes are thoroughly healthy meaning that the ones who copy her will have a segment of healthy living introduced into their lives as a substitute for the sabotaging junk consumed by the majority of young people at present. 

Even at a time as insufficient as 5 minutes spent watching of Nigella Lawson’s cooking programs such as ‘Nigellissima’ and ‘Nigella Express’, I already began to witness feelings of intimidation by her advanced dexterity and contemporary equipped kitchen ware. Whereas, when viewing that of Jourdan’s ‘Well Dunn’ the most immense technology she uses is that of a blender causing the audience to feel a more personal attachment of Jourdan. Not only this but the kitchen is extremely mediocre, a deep white sink heaving with unwashed dishes and that of three shelves bombarded with various oriental spices, vibrant flavourings and surprisingly primitive condiments such as salt and pepper, in other words food that can most regularly be found in the bona fide storage held by ourselves. 

Contradicting that of the civilised cooking presentations shown to us constantly by the civility of Nigella Lawson and Jamie Oliver, this one decidedly appeals to me the most being a person who is captivated by counter-productive gossip and obtaining people no matter who they are. Well Dunn shows that even the most direct of people in cooking can whip up a master-piece of acute cuisine. Lastly, as it is emphasised around the fact that it is ran by possibly the most authorities people in getting an impeccable body image of today, the show should be advertised immeasurably instead of being hidden in the impediment of You-Tube.


An Eminent Photographer to Both Fashion and Royalty

 Lord Snowdon is behind the considerable logic of why noble yet fascinating photographs endure of the most immense icons in fashion, from presenting the reality of an apprehensive Christian Dior to showing the opulence that of John Galliano possesses as he is seen lounging across cream fabric of course including that of his dominant americane moustache as if hand-drawn. You name it, Snowdon’s done it. Stating “I hate the word portraits”, Snowdon majority of captures have the components of adequate frames and show the spectacle of reality of people’s nature causing controversy against society’s speculation of opinion. 

Born in the hustling city of London, England, Snowdon was first influenced by his art focused great-grandfather, Edward Linley Sandborn being that of a mordant photographer and cartoonist. Not only does it run from his sardonic great-grand-father, but also Oliver Messel, Snowdon’s uncle having the prolific career of a theatre, ballet and opera designer.  Furthermore, in 1943, Snowdon was enrolled to the well regarded Eton College alike to his barrister father, Antony Charles Robert Armstrong-Jones. Here was where Snowdon took a profound intrigue in the significant topics of Science and Engineering however this was soon overpowered by his interest in photography therefore he effectively came to the decision of invigorating the lacking Eton Photographic Society .

A deplorable incident occurred during Snowdon’s period of a 16 year old; he was contracted with the lamentable disease of polio bringing great distress and trauma to him-self and his family. Meanwhile, as an act of condolence and to less an the feeling of durability in hospital, Snowdon’s mother, Anne Messel permitted Snowdon with a camera with the acknowledgement that it would envision her son’s successful prospects. 6 months later, Snowdon was not entirely recovered still holding the devastating impact of a withered left leg, marginally briefer than that of his right leg.

Subsequently, Snowdon’s intellect in the field of Science brought him to the obvious conclusion of studying the resourceful subject during his University years at Jesus College, Cambridge. Despite Snowdon’s dedication to Science, he soon discovered that his yearning of photography was at a much greater level, with gratitude to his theatrical productions working uncle as inspiration, Snowdon then converted to studying architecture which includes photography regarding buildings. As a result, Snowdon purchased his first extensive form of camera, a second hand Thornton Pickard. Quoting – “I used to stay with him (uncle) in Venice and we would walk all night. Most people look down. He taught me to look up. You miss so much not looking up.”, hardly any time passed before Snowdon was capturing portrait schemes of photography. 

Significantly, Snowdon’s first profitably published photograph was that in Tatler, a British associative magazine considering the outset of his apprentice alongside London humanity photographer Baron. Additionally, 3 years passed and it was 1954 when Snowdon photographed that of the opening of Terence Rattigan’s Separate Tables, two one act plays of whom Rattigan achieved the pride of a CBE for writing such a phenomenal piece of literature. This capture of such a superlative spectacle provided Snowdan with tremendous promotion over the theatre industry as well as his intense superiority in the field of society photography. This stride in Snowdon’s already-enormous popularity gave him numerous opportunities such as photographing for the favoured fashion and life-style magazines: Vogue, Tatler and even Harper’s Bazaar.

An example of Snowdan’s legendary work includes that of US Vogue’s issue cover in April 1971 presenting British American glamour actress, Elizabeth Taylor giving the convincing stare emphasising her consciousness and opulence. Snowdan’s choice of a cougar blue definitely contrasts exceptionally with that of Taylor’s nude based make up. Not only contrast but the maya blue eye’s Taylor acquires corresponds to the enigmatic backdrop adding mystery and an eerie sense. Moreover this can be related to the prestige theme involved in that of Taylor’s endeavours. Another evidently conferred feature is the way in which Snowdon is able to create effect, in this specific image being the excessive neutrality of Taylor’s profound facial expression, this conveys how placid clients felt working beside Snowdon.


Secondly, after a multitude of perpetual research, I finally came across this vintage and exceedingly elegant Snowdon capture of Jean Quick. Although thorough inquiry by myself was undertaken, I was unable to uncover any kind of information about this women categorically thus I can only case my perspective on the image itself without reference to reality. To start with, this photograph appears to have been set in that of an ornate cafe/restaurant depicted from the luxurious cloth and expensive-looking attire. Coincidently, Quick gives me the impression that likewise to the aspect of Taylor, she is a remarkably enigmatic woman, perhaps a person who goes unnoticed, inexorably the standard of person with a preference to being in their own presence rather than others hence the inadequacy of information around the internet. Something more, the idea that the background is blurred evidently is intended for us to focus on quick, stating a matter of the women looking mediocre externally nonetheless being the holder of something substantial internally. Quick causes my feelings to recalibrate into intimidation as if the image is reticently applying an act of coercion. 


Comprehensive of all of Snowdon’s pieces, the most iconic ultimate is the many captured of Princess Margaret, Snowdon’s authoritative wife from 1960 till 1978. For instance, the primed portrait photograph of the princess is shown attiring extravagant and extensive earrings that justify the momentous women’s affluence and fascinating prosperity. On the other hand, what is the most appealing about this photograph is the ceaseless shadow amongst her face that separates in addition to giving dominance to a sentiment of two sides. When it comes to a dark and light colour, this sentiment distinctly represents the concept of good and bad, angel and devil, and yin and yang. Undoubtedly a royal in the spotlight of fashion must demand an element of her life and soul that is private which this idea could be a rumination of.


Overall, my reaction to Snowdon is quite controversial. Although being able to constitute the most awe-provoking photographs, I still do not utterly believe in the entire concept of each after the meticulous depictions I have approximately analysed. Decidedly, every Snowdon photo I have seen so far illustrates a genuine secrecy that other images do not, just showing the notion that everything is not what you see it as and everybody has a concealed enigma corresponding to his 2008 biography’s confession to unconstitutionally fathering a child briefly preceding on from his divorce with the beautiful Princess Margaret.