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New York Fashion Week for Rookies
Yes. It’s here. It is definitely no secret that this is one of the most important events for not only designers in America, but also editors, bloggers, socialites and fashionistas around the globe, that have travelled and probably are now traveling to the city that never sleeps, in the search of what comes next in the fashion industry. It is also true that international designers are getting ready for their own shows, and that Paris, Milan, London and Berlin Fashion Weeks are absolutely exciting- without mentioning other little ones like the Dubai, Madrid, Buenos Aires, Los Angeles, etc. Yet, the fashion capital of New York is somewhere we must sure keep an eye on for the upcoming spring/summer trends and styles that will be seen in the rapidly approaching 2015.




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New York Fashion Week for Rookies

Yes. It’s here. It is definitely no secret that this is one of the most important events for not only designers in America, but also editors, bloggers, socialites and fashionistas around the globe, that have travelled and probably are now traveling to the city that never sleeps, in the search of what comes next in the fashion industry. It is also true that international designers are getting ready for their own shows, and that Paris, Milan, London and Berlin Fashion Weeks are absolutely exciting- without mentioning other little ones like the Dubai, Madrid, Buenos Aires, Los Angeles, etc. Yet, the fashion capital of New York is somewhere we must sure keep an eye on for the upcoming spring/summer trends and styles that will be seen in the rapidly approaching 2015.

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New York Fashion Week for Rookies
Yes. It’s here. It is definitely no secret that this is one of the most important events for not only designers in America, but also editors, bloggers, socialites and fashionistas around the globe, that have travelled and probably are now traveling to the city that never sleeps, in the search of what comes next in the fashion industry. It is also true that international designers are getting ready for their own shows, and that Paris, Milan, London and Berlin Fashion Weeks are absolutely exciting- without mentioning other little ones like the Dubai, Madrid, Buenos Aires, Los Angeles, etc. Yet, the fashion capital of New York is somewhere we must sure keep an eye on for the upcoming spring/summer trends and styles that will be seen in the rapidly approaching 2015.

Below are some key aspects and points that you must know if you are really going to get into the subject! Let’s face it- this industry is hard to understand and well, it is never too late to learn the basics of such an occasion! If you really have no clue of what NY Fashion Week consists of- I’ve got you covered!
•New York Fashion Week, originally baptized as Press Week by its creator and fashion publicist Eleanor Lambert, was born in 1943 (the picture above is from the time), right at the peak of the war, when European fashion was a bit of a delicate subject and was not receiving the most attention. Lambert’s idea was to use this as the appropriate time to let American designers shine and show the world that they didn’t need European designers to copy their work from. Thankfully, this was a huge success and from then on, this event has been carried out yearly. (That’s right, I did my research on the origins of FW. God bless Google.)
• NYFW happens twice a year so that designers can showcase their collections for the different seasons. You will notice how they are split into Spring/Summer and Fall/Winter. The Spring/Summer fashion week happens during early September and the Fall/Winter during February, and they always showcase the looks for the New Year.
•This year, NYFW is basically taking place as you read this! It started today, September 4th and will end on September 12th!
•There are usually around 15 shows taking place each day, with of course different locations! You can view the exact days scheduled for each designer in the official page mbfashionweek.com, and you will also be able to get a bit more info there!
•Basically a lot of designers will showcase their collections in the tents that are set up in urban, spacious areas where they can set up the runway, the seating, etc. However, the Lincoln Center is where a lot of the shows are carried out.  Nonetheless, some other designers, particularly from the great fashion maisons or stablished designers, will set their shows up at places like structures built for events, galleries or other areas that are a bit more sophisticated and can allow the fashion house or designer to really create an atmosphere and environment of their choice.
•Sad news is, you can’t just walk in to any Fashion Week show. Seats are limited and a designer’s priority is to get important figures that can somewhat promote or sell their clothing into the show. This includes celebrities that may wear them, bloggers, magazine editors and main figures, retail store buyers, and the like- all invited.
•On the bright side, you can actually volunteer to help during Fashion Week if you live in the city where the event is held and can get around where they might need you! Although it is no front row seat, you may be able to enjoy and experience something a little bit different! The details can also be found on the MBNYFW site listed previously.
•Although the shows are never too long, 25 mins. max, there is also a lot of preparation before every single look goes down the runway, and the shows usually start later than expected. But, since most of us may not make it this time, you can always watch the shows on the designer’s web page or tune in live at fashionweekonline.com (and I think some TV channels in specific countries).
•Tip: the greatest way to enjoy Fashion Week in the comfort of your home is to make a mini marathon with your ‘fashion friends’. Invite them over during the weekend to catch up on the shows you missed during school and plug your laptop into your TV so you can watch and re-watch the videos on a bigger screen! Also maybe some treats and shakes or smoothies to go with that sounds good huh? Or you can just watch them by yourself, like I do, and ramble about them with your pets/stuffed toys. (Because you know you can.)
•But the show doesn’t end here! Prepare yourself for the ultimate fashion month since right after New York Fashion Week is over, let your screen virtually fly over to London for its Fashion Week, then Milan and end your journey de la mode in Paris! So yep, September won’t be so painful and once it’s all over, October will kick in!
I am sure that after this little beginner’s class, you are as excited as I am! Because although I am myself a huge rookie that has learned bit by bit, this sure is going to be spectacular! Watch out for Alexander Wang, Michael Kors, Marc Jacobs, DKNY, Hilfiger, Ralph Lauren and more of your fave designers for the next few days!
Happy Fashion Week,
Much love,

Paula.

New York Fashion Week for Rookies

Yes. It’s here. It is definitely no secret that this is one of the most important events for not only designers in America, but also editors, bloggers, socialites and fashionistas around the globe, that have travelled and probably are now traveling to the city that never sleeps, in the search of what comes next in the fashion industry. It is also true that international designers are getting ready for their own shows, and that Paris, Milan, London and Berlin Fashion Weeks are absolutely exciting- without mentioning other little ones like the Dubai, Madrid, Buenos Aires, Los Angeles, etc. Yet, the fashion capital of New York is somewhere we must sure keep an eye on for the upcoming spring/summer trends and styles that will be seen in the rapidly approaching 2015.

Below are some key aspects and points that you must know if you are really going to get into the subject! Let’s face it- this industry is hard to understand and well, it is never too late to learn the basics of such an occasion! If you really have no clue of what NY Fashion Week consists of- I’ve got you covered!

•New York Fashion Week, originally baptized as Press Week by its creator and fashion publicist Eleanor Lambert, was born in 1943 (the picture above is from the time), right at the peak of the war, when European fashion was a bit of a delicate subject and was not receiving the most attention. Lambert’s idea was to use this as the appropriate time to let American designers shine and show the world that they didn’t need European designers to copy their work from. Thankfully, this was a huge success and from then on, this event has been carried out yearly. (That’s right, I did my research on the origins of FW. God bless Google.)

• NYFW happens twice a year so that designers can showcase their collections for the different seasons. You will notice how they are split into Spring/Summer and Fall/Winter. The Spring/Summer fashion week happens during early September and the Fall/Winter during February, and they always showcase the looks for the New Year.

•This year, NYFW is basically taking place as you read this! It started today, September 4th and will end on September 12th!

•There are usually around 15 shows taking place each day, with of course different locations! You can view the exact days scheduled for each designer in the official page mbfashionweek.com, and you will also be able to get a bit more info there!

•Basically a lot of designers will showcase their collections in the tents that are set up in urban, spacious areas where they can set up the runway, the seating, etc. However, the Lincoln Center is where a lot of the shows are carried out.  Nonetheless, some other designers, particularly from the great fashion maisons or stablished designers, will set their shows up at places like structures built for events, galleries or other areas that are a bit more sophisticated and can allow the fashion house or designer to really create an atmosphere and environment of their choice.

•Sad news is, you can’t just walk in to any Fashion Week show. Seats are limited and a designer’s priority is to get important figures that can somewhat promote or sell their clothing into the show. This includes celebrities that may wear them, bloggers, magazine editors and main figures, retail store buyers, and the like- all invited.

•On the bright side, you can actually volunteer to help during Fashion Week if you live in the city where the event is held and can get around where they might need you! Although it is no front row seat, you may be able to enjoy and experience something a little bit different! The details can also be found on the MBNYFW site listed previously.

•Although the shows are never too long, 25 mins. max, there is also a lot of preparation before every single look goes down the runway, and the shows usually start later than expected. But, since most of us may not make it this time, you can always watch the shows on the designer’s web page or tune in live at fashionweekonline.com (and I think some TV channels in specific countries).

•Tip: the greatest way to enjoy Fashion Week in the comfort of your home is to make a mini marathon with your ‘fashion friends’. Invite them over during the weekend to catch up on the shows you missed during school and plug your laptop into your TV so you can watch and re-watch the videos on a bigger screen! Also maybe some treats and shakes or smoothies to go with that sounds good huh? Or you can just watch them by yourself, like I do, and ramble about them with your pets/stuffed toys. (Because you know you can.)

•But the show doesn’t end here! Prepare yourself for the ultimate fashion month since right after New York Fashion Week is over, let your screen virtually fly over to London for its Fashion Week, then Milan and end your journey de la mode in Paris! So yep, September won’t be so painful and once it’s all over, October will kick in!

I am sure that after this little beginner’s class, you are as excited as I am! Because although I am myself a huge rookie that has learned bit by bit, this sure is going to be spectacular! Watch out for Alexander Wang, Michael Kors, Marc Jacobs, DKNY, Hilfiger, Ralph Lauren and more of your fave designers for the next few days!

Happy Fashion Week,

Much love,

Paula.

Quick & Healthy Breakfasts
Okay, so back to school is a really stressful time for everyone, and my least favorite thing is getting up early. I’m tired and lazy in the mornings, and a lot of the time I just skip over breakfast. I’ve constantly been lectured about how important breakfast is, and I’ve always dismissed it. But this year I’ve decided that I’m going to try and eat a fairly healthy breakfast every morning (or at least most mornings), and these are some of my favorite ideas.

Smoothies – I make smoothies all the time, and they’re such a great breakfast. Pour some water into the bottom of the blender to cover the blade, then add some ice. Toss in whatever fruits and veggies you want, start the blender, and you have a smoothie! They aren’t always the prettiest, but they taste amazing. My two favorites are Nutella with banana, and a blend of acai, pineapple, blueberry, and strawberry.
Yogurt – Yogurt is such an obvious choice for a quick breakfast. I really love strawberry yogurt with granola, so I make sure I have plenty of both at all times. Top it with berries and you’re good to go! I try to stay away from the overly artificial yogurts, too.
Fruit & Cheese or Cheese & Crackers – When I’m really short on time, I generally grab just whatever. I really love fruit and cheese when I have no time in the morning. Another great idea is cheese and crackers. A plain cracker with brie or goat cheese is fab (especially when topped with fig spread for sweetness.)
Peanut Butter Waffles – This might seem a little random, but it really is great. Take 2 toaster waffles (whole grain if you’d like) and spread on some peanut butter. You can put on jelly, bananas, Nutella, pretty much anything, and then put them together to make a sandwich. Or you can just eat them with syrup, which is yummy, too.
Hope that you liked my quick back to school breakfasts!
xoxo,
Simone

Quick & Healthy Breakfasts

Okay, so back to school is a really stressful time for everyone, and my least favorite thing is getting up early. I’m tired and lazy in the mornings, and a lot of the time I just skip over breakfast. I’ve constantly been lectured about how important breakfast is, and I’ve always dismissed it. But this year I’ve decided that I’m going to try and eat a fairly healthy breakfast every morning (or at least most mornings), and these are some of my favorite ideas.

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Bonjour! French is one of the most beautiful languages in the world and who wouldn’t want to be able to speak a little french? Soooooo I thought I would share a few of my favorite french phrases with you! Some of them I love just because they sound good x.
J’espère que vous les aimez! 
- Caroline xx. 
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Phrase one: 
I love croissants! / J’adore croissants!
Phrase two:
My coffee is too hot / mon café est trop chaud
Phrase three:
I feel a little lazy today / Je me sens un peu paresseuse aujourd’hui
Phrase four:
I’m under a charm / Je suis sous le charme
Phrase five: 
You’re gorgeous / Tu es très jolie 
Phrase six:
I want a grapefruit / Je veux un pamplemousse 
Phrase seven:
Whatever… / N’importe quoi
Phrase eight:
I can’t believe my eyes! / Je n’en crois pas mes yeux 
Phrase nine:
I want to stay home / Je veux rester à la maison
Phrase ten:
Watcha doing? / Tu fais quoi? 

Bonjour! French is one of the most beautiful languages in the world and who wouldn’t want to be able to speak a little french? Soooooo I thought I would share a few of my favorite french phrases with you! Some of them I love just because they sound good x.

J’espère que vous les aimez! 

- Caroline xx. 

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I Finally Bought AM, 10,000 years late.  And I can say, I’m sorta mad at myself I didn’t buy it earlier. When it comes to music I’ve discovered I follow a phenomenon I call Reverse Hipsterism. I didn’t start liking Lana del Rey until a year after everyone else. I just started to listen to Marina and the Diamonds a year ago. I don’t tend to like the popular artists until months or even years after they’re ‘discovered’. So of course, I’ve been hearing the Arctic Monkeys’ name come up in conversation and artistic Tumblr posts for a long time before I actually considered listening to them. In fact, my first impression of the Arctic Monkeys was that it was just another indie band my friend Julia (aka The Indie Queen) insisted I listen to. This was before, of course, I listened to any of their music.
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I Finally Bought AM, 10,000 years late.
And I can say, I’m sorta mad at myself I didn’t buy it earlier.
When it comes to music I’ve discovered I follow a phenomenon I call Reverse Hipsterism. I didn’t start liking Lana del Rey until a year after everyone else. I just started to listen to Marina and the Diamonds a year ago. I don’t tend to like the popular artists until months or even years after they’re ‘discovered’. So of course, I’ve been hearing the Arctic Monkeys’ name come up in conversation and artistic Tumblr posts for a long time before I actually considered listening to them. In fact, my first impression of the Arctic Monkeys was that it was just another indie band my friend Julia (aka The Indie Queen) insisted I listen to. This was before, of course, I listened to any of their music.

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Cute Etsy Finds 
Etsy is probably one of the most useful websites out there. If you don’t know what it is (have you been living under a rock?) it’s a website where people can buy and sell handmade and vintage items. It’s a great place to find birthday gifts, decorations and other adorable little trinkets. If you’re looking for something in particular, or if you’re just browsing, chances are you’ll find something on Etsy.

Last night I was dead bored, so of course I decided to do some online shopping. I wasn’t looking for anything in particular, and yet I managed to find lots of cute things for under $30. Between jewelry, candles, soaps, and other adorable decorations, I found 10 items that won’t break the bank and are totally worth buying.
Honeycomb Soap – I don’t know about anyone else, but I am a huge fan of cute soaps, and this one made me smile right away. These soaps are shaped like honeycombs and come in a pack of three for $8.25. They ship from Las Vegas, Nevada. Definitely check out the shop for other soaps, too.
Brass Leaf Cuff – Cuff bracelets are a cute and unique statement piece, and this one is a great way to bring a more natural touch to an outfit. It is a thin filigree bracelet in the shape of leaves for $28.00, and it ships from Portland, Oregon.
Chunky Framed Sunglasses – These sunglasses are adorable, there’s no other way to put it! They’re chunky and colorful, what else matters? They’re $20.67 and ship from London, England.
Book Themed Candles – I love candles and always have a few in my room, but these are amazing! They’re based on characters, places, and lines from famous books. There aren’t too many in the shop right now, but they do have the Weasley family, the Divergent factions, Hazel Grace, and Romeo and Juliet, each for $12.00.
Cat Mugs – If you drink tea, coffee, hot chocolate, or any other drink in a mug and you like cats, this is perfect for you. It comes in both black and white and is shaped like a kitty’s head! They cost $22.00 and ship from San Diego, California.
Glass Vial Necklaces – I’ve wanted one of these for such a long time, and I think this one is my favorite. It’s a little glass vial necklace filled with pretty bits of sea glass! This is a great statement piece. It costs $10.00 and ships from Clintondale, New York.
Paper Crane Temporary Tattoo – Temporary tattoos are so cute and fun! They’re an adorable quirky accessory, and this one is $5.00 and ships from Brooklyn, New York. Check out the shop for other tattoos, too!
Makeup Brush Roll – My makeup brushes are always in a pile on my bathroom counter, and I personally don’t enjoy keeping them there. This makeup brush roll is the perfect solution! It is $15.00 and the shop carries lots of cute colors and patterns.
Birch Bark Flower Pot – I love having plants in my room, but to be honest, the pots at Home Depot aren’t very cute. This birch bark pot, however, is, and only costs $9.95! It ships from Chicago, Illinois, and would look super cute holding your favorite succulent.
Yin-Yang Choker – I’m always on the lookout for chokers, and I’d say that this is one of the cutest. It’s a Yin-Yang charm on either a tattoo choker or a black cord choker starting at $5.50. This ships from White Stone, Virginia and is made by the lovely Soph.
I hope that you found something that you liked from those items and stores!
xoxo,
Simone

Cute Etsy Finds

Etsy is probably one of the most useful websites out there. If you don’t know what it is (have you been living under a rock?) it’s a website where people can buy and sell handmade and vintage items. It’s a great place to find birthday gifts, decorations and other adorable little trinkets. If you’re looking for something in particular, or if you’re just browsing, chances are you’ll find something on Etsy.

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Recently I traveled to Martha ’s Vineyard. A  few things I got to do while the island has zero service I made a mental list of while i had this time on vacation that seem to make the trip a little more special and memorable. that you should try as well
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Wake up one day to watch the sunrise: while I always suggest this in my lists of things you can do there is something beautiful about seeing the sunrise even if you can see it everyday at home. Other places sunrises are either 100 times more beautiful or they make you realize just how beautiful yours is.
Videotape everything with a real camera. Document your vacation in as much as possible. I love making videos at the end of my vacations as well as the people I go with like to see them you can include many hilarious moments and do something creative with the things you document besides just having it on instagram,
Skinny dip. While this might sound scary what im about to suggest know that I’ve done it and it’s great. Go with your friends and swim out as far as you can especially if it’s during the day and take off your bathing suit hold it in your hands and float around out there while you’re there. Swim like mermaids enjoy the water and the less then certain idea of not getting caught. This year we did it multiple times at the beach that was full of people and there were no nip slips for the public eye to see.
Watch the stars or go on drives. This is fun to do at home but you don’t appreciate the scenery as much if you can see it everyday. Something about the idea of only having 7 or so days with a place makes you look at it and appreciate it like only seeing a friend once a year. And it’s a very beautiful feeling
Stay up late with your friends. Night life is awesome and its fun to look out your window and see the silence that the busy town you know become and eerie feeling. Talk with your friend about boys and your crushes catch up tell your deepest darkest secrets and your weirdest ideas and dreams. Odds are if you are on vacation with a friend your close enough to share these things and not be embarrassed if they don’t agree.
Do something scary ex. Run through a graveyard but not on the set paths that are there, walk through the woods, camp outside anything that is scary I ran through a grave yard two years in a row and we launch wildly and cry a little and usually end up hurdling the fence that’s on the other end. But it’s a fun tradition.
Even if you have service enjoy the time with your friends. The same instagram posts will be there when you’re going to sleep enjoy laughing and talking with your friends don’t let boyfriends spoil a vacation because if you’re the type of couple who texts 24/7 you’re missing out on important times that your friends will want to talk about for a life time. 
i hope your adventures are as successful as my own
Forever Yours Chloe

Recently I traveled to Martha ’s Vineyard. A  few things I got to do while the island has zero service I made a mental list of while i had this time on vacation that seem to make the trip a little more special and memorable. that you should try as well

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Cover playlist
Great cover of great songs by great people

(Warning: some are a little goofy but they put me in a good mood)

Fix You X Janet Devlin
Your Song X Ellie Goulding
I Can’t Help Falling In Love With You X twenty one pilots
What A Wonderful World/fix you X Coldplay (while it is really just a short version of an improvised what a wonderful world its still one for the books and who doesn’t like the song fix you? not janet devlin that’s for sure)
Mad World X jasmine Thompson
In My Life X Ed Sheeran
Everybody Wants to rule the world X Lorde
The Scientist (never to  much Coldplay) X Holly Henry
A Drop In the Ocean X James Mcvey of the vamps
Wrecking Ball X Jasmine Thompson
Long Black Veil X Dave Mathews band
Valarie X Raquel Rodriguez
hallelujah X Anna Clending (very inspiring tear jerking story included
Awake my soul X Jake Owen
No scrubs X Bastille
Stay X thirty seconds to mars
Silent Night X The vamps (for the colder months)
The Boxer X Mumford and Sons
Cecilia X Coin
Use somebody X lorde (when she was 12 as well??? how does she have that voice?)
Best Song Ever X Gabrielle Aplin
We Are Young X Little Mix
She looks so perfect X Ed Sheeran
Fancy (vintage flappers style) X Ashley Stroud
Drunk In love X Mackenzie Johnson
Make You Feel My Love X Adele
All of me X Jasmine Thompson
 Bruno mars medley X The Vamps
 Is this Love X Rihanna+Ziggy Marley + Bruno mars
You don’t own me X The First Wives club ( me my mom and my sister blast this constantly)
Toxic X Melanie Martinez
I Will Wait X Julia Harriman
Something X Paul McCartney (ukulele is best)
Cry Me a River X Michael Buble
Free falling X John Mayer
Parting Glass X Ed Sheeran
enjoy! 
Forever yours Chloe

Cover playlist

Great cover of great songs by great people

(Warning: some are a little goofy but they put me in a good mood)

  1. Fix You X Janet Devlin
  2. Your Song X Ellie Goulding
  3. I Can’t Help Falling In Love With You X twenty one pilots
  4. What A Wonderful World/fix you X Coldplay (while it is really just a short version of an improvised what a wonderful world its still one for the books and who doesn’t like the song fix you? not janet devlin that’s for sure)
  5. Mad World X jasmine Thompson
  6. In My Life X Ed Sheeran
  7. Everybody Wants to rule the world X Lorde
  8. The Scientist (never to  much Coldplay) X Holly Henry
  9. A Drop In the Ocean X James Mcvey of the vamps
  10. Wrecking Ball X Jasmine Thompson
  11. Long Black Veil X Dave Mathews band
  12. Valarie X Raquel Rodriguez
  13. hallelujah X Anna Clending (very inspiring tear jerking story included
  14. Awake my soul X Jake Owen
  15. No scrubs X Bastille
  16. Stay X thirty seconds to mars
  17. Silent Night X The vamps (for the colder months)
  18. The Boxer X Mumford and Sons
  19. Cecilia X Coin
  20. Use somebody X lorde (when she was 12 as well??? how does she have that voice?)
  21. Best Song Ever X Gabrielle Aplin
  22. We Are Young X Little Mix
  23. She looks so perfect X Ed Sheeran
  24. Fancy (vintage flappers style) X Ashley Stroud
  25. Drunk In love X Mackenzie Johnson
  26. Make You Feel My Love X Adele
  27. All of me X Jasmine Thompson
  28.  Bruno mars medley X The Vamps
  29.  Is this Love X Rihanna+Ziggy Marley + Bruno mars
  30. You don’t own me X The First Wives club ( me my mom and my sister blast this constantly)
  31. Toxic X Melanie Martinez
  32. I Will Wait X Julia Harriman
  33. Something X Paul McCartney (ukulele is best)
  34. Cry Me a River X Michael Buble
  35. Free falling X John Mayer
  36. Parting Glass X Ed Sheeran

enjoy! 

Forever yours Chloe

Feedback Friday: 1000 Forms of Fear
As for another fun “Feedback Friday” article of HINTZ, I decided to review a spectacular production, from an artist that has either wow-ed you a thousand times or is surely about to. 
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Earlier this summer, on the 4th of July, the outstanding composer of some of the greatest hits, including “Hot 100 worthy” songs for Rihanna, Beyonce, Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera; as well as the incredible voice behind the tracks of Titanium and She Wolf: Sia, released her new indescribable album: 1000 Forms of Fear. Although her talents for writing music have been constantly highlighted in the past, I think not many of us expected her to save her best tunes for herself! 
So, I personally discovered this album after watching the music video for Chandelier (which, by the way, was absolutely amazing- I literally got goose bumps after that!). I was desperate for new music, since my iTunes library was getting boring and everything sounded the same after listening to it so much. To my surprise, the video appeared as a “recommended” one for me as I opened YouTube and I could not wait to listen to the entire album after that bewildering song that reminded me of the strength and the passion behind Sia’s music. This album was a true demonstration of who Sia is and everything she is capable of. It reflects her astonishing talent, as well as her energy and somehow; the music gets to you and makes you feel this new power inside you. If you don’t believe me, I dare you to listen to the album with your headphones on and the volume on 50-60%. Seriously. 
In my personal opinion, I would say that this album has a shade of darkness to it, that can be appreciated melody or even some lyrics from certain songs. Nonetheless, something I find absolutely unique and interesting, is the fact that just like there may be tints of darkness or pain in certain songs, you can also notice a little something that implies excitement of some kind, or an energetic emotion, that I would say, almost kind of juxtaposes to make the sound really original. Additionally, I feel like the feelings portrayed in the album are really varied and so allow the listener to relate to the music in a way. But even if you are not really willing to swim deep, it just sounds perfect- like the overall auditive effect is flawless and overwhelming. 
Sia’s voice is one of the most beautiful and amazing right now, and it still is very distinctive and original. I think that is a very important factor that fuses with everything else, including instrumentals and lyrics to create the effects mentioned before. If you are looking for variety and for something new, I suggest you to really listen to this album. My favourite songs would have to be Chandelier, (of course) because it is just one of those really unimaginably “strong” songs from many points of view. Also Burn The Pages, which is so beautiful and fun but also hopeful, that I cannot stop listening to it. Yet, Free The Animal is currently my number one track as it is a complete song, that has probably everything I could want in a song right now. It has a cool beat and the way the song is interpreted and voice is mixed with the melody really makes the song genuinely awesome. As for some more relaxed songs that still sound really rad but interesting, I would say that Cellophane and Straight For the Knife add a marvelous touch to the album that is cohesive but that illustrates different moods compared to the songs mentioned before, and can both be appreciated as wonderful singles! 
Give the album a listen here and do not hesitate send us your questions and comments here. 
Much Love, 
Paula x 
Disclaimer: The picture above is the official cover for the 1000 Forms of Fear album. Picture credits belong to respective owner(s). 

Feedback Friday: 1000 Forms of Fear

As for another fun “Feedback Friday” article of HINTZ, I decided to review a spectacular production, from an artist that has either wow-ed you a thousand times or is surely about to. 

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The Secret Languages of Flowers
Have something to say? Say it with flowers! For centuries, different flowers have carried different meanings and purposes among humans. Read on to find the perfect flower to express how you feel.
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Flowers For Friendship
A bird of paradise can symbolize joyfulness and wonder, while delphinium signifies fun and lightness, traits often highlighted between good friends. Surprise your friends with a bouquet of flowers like alstroemeria, the flower of friendship, and hyacinth, the flower of sincerity. Show them how thankful you are for having them with larkspur, which means ‘beautiful spirit,’ or yellow roses, which [alongside alstroemeria] signify friendship.
Flowers For Romance
Have a crush, but are too afraid to admit anything yet? Drop a subtle hint by giving them sweetpeas, which symbolize shyness, alongside pansies, which mean loving thoughts, and yellow chrysanthemums, the flower of secret admirers. On the receiving end of an unrequited love? Toss some striped carnations [signifying refusal] their way. Maybe you’ve been seeing someone for a while, in which case some classical red roses, the longtime symbol of true love can come in handy. Mix some red and yellow tulips in there, too- those signify a declaration of love and hopelessly in love, respectfully. 
Flowers As A Thank You
Someone do something that meant a lot to you recently? Send some positive flower vibes their way! A yarrow is supposed to help in the health department, while an iris stands for inspiration. For a more literal thanks, pink carnations, camellias, and tuberosesare the flowers that mean ‘thank you.’
Other Helpful Flower Meanings
Have a lot of enemies? There are lots of flowers that have negative connotations instead of positive. Red carnations hint that a person is flashy, and lavender signifies distrust. Snapdragons can signify how annoyingly presumptuous you find someone to be.Some unusual flower meanings include begonia, which means deep thoughts. Heather signifies solitude, and marigolds are used as a symbol for a desire of riches. Nasturtium’s meaning is patriotism. Why we need a flower to signify patriotism is beyond me… But who knows? Someday, you may need to use it.
xoxo Katy
Image taken by yours truly

Flower meanings taken from The Flower Expert and About Flowers

The Secret Languages of Flowers

Have something to say? Say it with flowers! For centuries, different flowers have carried different meanings and purposes among humans. Read on to find the perfect flower to express how you feel.

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“And at the end of the day, your feet should be dirty, your hair messy and your eyes sparkling” – Shanti.
Hello! Here are some of my absolute favourite quotes. I tend to read these when I’m having a bad day or looking for inspiration. I hope you love and find them inspiring just as much as I do! 
Caroline xx.
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“And at the end of the day, your feet should be dirty, your hair messy and your eyes sparkling” – Shanti.

Hello! Here are some of my absolute favourite quotes. I tend to read these when I’m having a bad day or looking for inspiration. I hope you love and find them inspiring just as much as I do!

Caroline xx.

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A playlist compiled for when you’re having a chilled out day in the garden, dancing around your bedroom or going for an evening adventure with friends
Shine (kygo remix) - Benjamin Francis Leftwich
Around The Fire - Ofenbach
Same - Robin Schulz
Gold Dust (reggae mix) - Dj Fresh
Will Calls (Diplo Remix) - Grizzly Bear
IPlayYouListen - Odesza
Electric Feel (Henry Green Cover) [Kygo Remix] - MGMT
Riptide (flicflac edit) - Vance Joy
Younger (kygo remix) - Seinabo Sey
Begin Again (Thero Remix) - Noosa

A playlist compiled for when you’re having a chilled out day in the garden, dancing around your bedroom or going for an evening adventure with friends

Shine (kygo remix) - Benjamin Francis Leftwich

Around The Fire - Ofenbach

Same - Robin Schulz

Gold Dust (reggae mix) - Dj Fresh

Will Calls (Diplo Remix) - Grizzly Bear

IPlayYouListen - Odesza

Electric Feel (Henry Green Cover) [Kygo Remix] - MGMT

Riptide (flicflac edit) - Vance Joy

Younger (kygo remix) - Seinabo Sey

Begin Again (Thero Remix) - Noosa

Getting Ready for Fall
Fall is such a wonderful time of year. The weather cools down, the leaves change colors, and sure, school starts, but stores start selling pumpkin spice, well, everything. As much as I love summer, I’m ready for fall, and if you’re not, I hope you like my tips on getting ready for fall.

Wardrobe Staples – I love fall clothes and trends a lot, and these are some of my favs. Boyfriend jeans and black jeans are super cute for everyday wear. Harem pants are cute and comfy. Sweaters and long cardigans are perfect to keep warm on chilly days. Chelsea boots are comfy, go with everything, and keep your feet nice and warm. Flannels make for cute, easy outfits, and hats add a quirky touch to any outfit.
Room Décor ­­– If you’re anything like me, you love to redecorate your room and are always thinking of ways to make your room match the season. I love colorful throw pillows, and big fluffy blankets to make my bed nice and cozy. Candles and fairy lights are adorable light sources. To give your room even more of a fall touch store things (hair clips, pencils, lipstick, etc.) in mason jars, hang a fall wreath on your door, and place a few mini pumpkins around your room.
Fall Playlist – I love fall days when it’s grey outside and I can curl up with tea or hot chocolate and a good book, and I feel like this playlist fits that mood.
Track Listing
The Woods - Daughter
Girls (Acoustic) - The 1975
Mad Sounds - Arctic Monkeys
Hannah Hunt - Vampire Weekend
Deep Blue - Arcade Fire
Hunger of the Pine - alt-j
Shyer - London Grammar
In Blue Music We Trust - Little Comets
Wonderful Unknown - Ingrid Michaelson
Aftershave Ocean - The Vaccines

I really hope that you enjoyed my tips on getting into the fall mood! If you have any questions, feel free to message me.
xoxo,
Simone

Getting Ready for Fall

Fall is such a wonderful time of year. The weather cools down, the leaves change colors, and sure, school starts, but stores start selling pumpkin spice, well, everything. As much as I love summer, I’m ready for fall, and if you’re not, I hope you like my tips on getting ready for fall.

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“And at the end of the day, your feet should be dirty, your hair messy and your eyes sparkling” – Shanti.
Hello! Here are some of my absolute favourite quotes. I tend to read these when I’m having a bad day or looking for inspiration. I hope you love and find them inspiring just as much as I do! 
Caroline xx.
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“Be the one who nurtures and builds. Be the one who has an understanding and a forgiving heart. One who looks for the best in people.  Leave people better than you found them.”- Marvin J. Ashton.
“My dear, find what you love and let it kill you. Let it drain from you your all. Let it cling onto your back and weigh you down into eventual nothingness. Let it kill you, and let it devour your remains. For all things will kill you, both slowly and fastly, but it’s much better to be killed by a lover.” - Charles Bukowski.
 “I think it’s very healthy to spend time alone. You need to know how to be alone and not be defined by another person” – Oscar Wilde.
“In life you are either a passenger or a pilot, it’s your choice” – Sorry I can’t remember :(
“Self-respect. If you don’t have it the world will walk all over you” – Last Chance by Sarah Dessen.
“Every dreamer knows that it is entirely possible to be homesick for a place you’ve never been to, perhaps more homesick than for familiar ground.” – Judith Therman.
“You have to be your biggest believer” – Marina and the diamonds.
“We all want so badly to divorce reality, but that bitch just won’t sign the papers” – Christopher Poindexter.
““She’s mad, but she’s magic. There’s no lie in her fire.” – Charles Bukowski. 

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“And at the end of the day, your feet should be dirty, your hair messy and your eyes sparkling” – Shanti.

Hello! Here are some of my absolute favourite quotes. I tend to read these when I’m having a bad day or looking for inspiration. I hope you love and find them inspiring just as much as I do!

Caroline xx.

Read More