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May 30, 2014

MOVEMENT


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This weekend could not come any sooner for me so I am absolutely wrapped that it’s finally Friday, my second favourite f-word. I’ll be ringing in the weekend by watching my all-time favourites Movement tonight. I’ve been playing their new EP on repeat since it was released at the beginning of the month and I can’t wait to see them live again.

Back in October last year the band was kind enough to have me profile them for one of my university assignments and thought I'd share what the boys had to say:


How we started 
Jesse and Sean have been friends since early high school years. We have been writing together for the past 3-4 years privately without releasing anything until our first single Feel Real. We wanted to get a new dynamic to our writing so through mutual friends we heard Lewis’ voice and started writing with him.

Why we started
We wanted to write music that we were proud of. We wanted to be able to see the world together. We wanted people to be able to make memories to our music all around the world. Well, that was the plan.

First performance
First performance was a house party with 200 people who came. We closed the house party down unfortunately.

Best performance
The best show for us would have to be playing before KLAXONS. We have been long time admires of their music and I would say Jesse and I started playing together because of them. For Modular to ask us to play just before them and to have them watch our show was unreal. We wrote about it afterwards on our tumblr (www.movementsounds.com).
"the other night we went on stage at a quarter to midnight. it was late, but the room was full. it felt right playing our music at the time that we write most of it. things are picking up pace and we have so much I cant wait to show, trying to be different is the only thing on anyones mind, that and ‘not caring’. Still, being different doing something you believe in is totally surreal. most of it I probably cant understand right now, when your ten shows in theres a lot of room to grow, or at least thats what we keep being told."

Signing with Modular
It was a total dream come true - something which we have been wanting since our high school days after seeing Klaxons at the Enmore. We were completely stoked to get an email late one night from Pav the founder of Modular Recordings saying he was into our music. 

How last year impacted them
This year has been mental. To wake up and have pitchfork music blog give us best new track to having 200k plays in two weeks of our newest single to having huge things happening in the pipe line for the next year. We are ready. can't wait.



This is one of their latest tunes that I haven't stopped listening to (Lewis' voice is actually like hot caramel, so so good). I hope you enjoyed this little break from what I usually post, happy Friday!



May 26, 2014

CANDICE FOREVER



Can we please take a moment to appreciate this beautiful creature? Candice will forever be my Monday muse.


E x

May 16, 2014

GOOT DONE GOOD



Let me present Josh Goot SS14/15. I completely admire everything that the man does however lately I have been very careful about what I am spending my money on. I want things that I will last and that I will love for a long time and I often feel that his prints can be quite limiting and too seasonal and I am also not much of a bold colour wearer. Enter Goot 2.0 and my oh my what a beauty this collection is.

Despite being muted in colour, the label hasn't lost its edge, featuring graphic prints, bold lines and strap detailing. Combining sports luxe, elements of menswear and perfecting the art of showing just the right amount of skin, Goot proves again why he is one of Australia's most in-demand designers. Head over heels.


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May 12, 2014

SKIN SAVIOUR




As the temperature drops, I've found my usual skincare routine just won't cut it anymore and my skin needs a little extra lovin'.

So let me just start of by saying I hate scrubs, both the ones TLC were talking about and manual exfoliators. Ever since my first purchase of St Ives Apricot Scrub my mother told me it was doing more harm than good and, of course, she was right. With something so abrasive I found myself over-exfoliating and it took a while for my skin to recover. However, Dermalogica's Daily Microfoliant is unlike any other manual exfoliant I have come across. It's gentle, creamy and a joy to use. 

Most days I will opt for a exfoliating toner with alpha-hydroxy acids to do all the dirty work but on days where I need a boost in brightness I'll reach for the Dermalogica. It actually comes in the form of a dry rice powder that activates when mixed with water. I'll wet my hands then tip some of the powder out to create a gorgeous creamy lather. Afterwards my skin is just left so, so smooth but still really comfortable.

One of my can't live without products and a staple in my beauty cupboard! Would love to hear about your skincare favourites or if you've used this before!


E x

May 5, 2014

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Today marks my 20th birthday and I couldn’t be happier with where I am in my life. Like anyone else I have had my fair share of obstacles but had I not been through those tough times and conquered them I would not be where I am today nor would I be the person I am today. I feel so grateful for all the wonderful opportunities I have been given in my life and I thought it was only appropriate to share as this blog has been responsible for so many of these amazing things that have happened to me!

Anyway, I hope you are having the most beautiful day filled with love and light!

 Love,

E x