Saturday, 30 November 2013

'The Lady's Tale' : An 'Alternative' Review of Monsoon/Accessorize SS14Collection

So, the day finally came that I got to attend my first ever press day as an invited blogger!

The Monsoon Accessorize press day was held inside a very impressive studio in Covent Garden, and I invited along my new best blogger friend Charlotte Lenia.

We had an absolute hoot, drinking our complimentary smoothies, crying with laughter in the photobooth and scoffing down cupcakes adorned with real, blossoming flowers. (which we did eat, then very quickly came to the conclusion that you probably weren't supposed to eat them...)

Tuesday, 26 November 2013

Blogger Safety: When It All Goes Wrong

Often people joke about having online 'stalkers'.

Perhaps it's someone who favourites nearly every single tweet you post, religiously likes your facebook statuses the second you post them, or maybe even sends you gushing emails of appreciation at what you do. We can joke about it among friends, and in most cases it's unexpectedly sweet and completely harmless. Just a bit of fun. If anything, it's a bit of a massage on the ol' ego, that someone can enjoy what you do as much as that.

But what happens when something like this takes a turn for the darker side?

What happens when it suddenly stops being funny, and starts becoming terrifyingly, deadly serious?

Well, unfortunately, I inadvertently found out.

Monday, 18 November 2013

The 21st Birthday Treasure Hunt

This is the final segment of my 21st birthday, and the greatest and most extraordinary gift I have ever, ever been given.

I'd always lived so in fear of turning 21. To me, that marked the end of my window of opportunity to make something spectacular of my life. If I hadn't started to put wheels into motion by the time I was 21, the next thing I know I' be waking up 40 with a live of sheer dissatisfaction, any potential I once had, irretrievably gone.

Thursday, 14 November 2013

A Week of Very Good News

All photographs above taken by me, and can be found on my Instagram. 

After seemingly endless months of slogging away, stressing to within an inch of my life to try and balance my internship, running two blogs and my Uni degree, this past week for me has felt like the first rays of sunshine that push through the clouds after the storm.

Monday, 11 November 2013

The birth of Scarphelia's sibling

So as some of you may now, I recently started a spin-off blog from this one, called Scarphelia ETC.

You often see top bloggers like Llymlrs, Zoella, and VIPxo with two blogs/channels and I've always wondered why. Why don't they just consolidate all their posts into one and make it a diverse, content-rich blog?

But now I think I've finally figured it out - relevance.

Saturday, 2 November 2013

The Drowned Man - What Happens On The Inside

So this post is going to be a little different.

For my 21st birthday just passed, Florentine took me on one of the most insane and borderline indescribable adventures I have EVER been on.

It was called Punchdrunk's 'The Drowned Man.' 

For reasons in which will make themselves apparent, we're both going to tell the story, each from our different perspectives.

Disclaimer: This DOES contain SPOILER ALERTS. So if you don't want to know before you go, do not read on unless you're willing to find out what happens there.