Monday, 28 September 2015

Four Interesting Jobs I've Had: The Journo Hustle

'The key to realizing a dream is to focus not on success but significance - and then even the small steps and little victories along your path will take on greater meaning.'- Oprah Winfrey
Journalism Career

Growing up I relied on television shows, movies and celebrities in the media as a sense of social realism which I couldn't experience due to a strict religious upbringing. I counteracted my shyness by getting lost pages deep in books and using the delicacy of words for escapism. So it only seemed fitting that bringing the two of those aspects together would be a career path I would excel in. But it's been tough. I graduated from university nearly five years ago. Since then I have been pursuing a career in showbiz journalism. I have interned, freelanced and assisted in print magazines, on-line publications, PR, social media, event management etc and the list goes on. I've made some great contacts, had some incredible experiences and built my confidence. My foot is in the door. However, getting the rest of my body through the door has proved to be tough. I can't tell you how upsetting it is to be currently working as a receptionist with people questioning my dedication to my goals. My career is my number one priority. I most certainly feel as if I've lost a few years to the hustle, but I will never take a step back in order to achieve it- Even if it means doing dissatisfying jobs here and there along the way. Never giving up (which I'm telling myself now) is the best advice I can give anyone out there in the same position. Whilst I work my way up to a respected job role on a magazine, newspaper or television show as a showbiz and entertainment journalist, I've listed four jobs I had that didn't quite make the cut on my CV. These are experiences I'll always remember to humble myself once I'm whole-heartedly happy doing the job of my dreams.

Thursday, 24 September 2015

Diversity's Hottest New Obsession: Priyanka Chopra

'Is America ready for it? Are we ready for it? Is India ready for it? Am I ready for it?'- Priyanka Chopra 
Priyanka Chopra in Quantico
I was 11 years old when I watched Priyanka Chopra get crowned Miss.World at 17 back in 2000. A day later, she was on the cover of every single Asian magazine with her winning smile and diamond encrusted tiara. She had officially joined the ranks of Aishwarya Rai, Sushmita Sen and Lara Dutta as role model status for young South Asian girls everywhere.

Monday, 21 September 2015

67th Annual Primetime Emmys 2015 Winners List

'In my mind, I see a line. And over that line, I see green fields and lovely flowers and beautiful white women with their arms stretched out to me over that line. But I can't seem to get there no how. I can't seem to get over that line.'- Viola Davis

Can we just talk about the women who dominated at the Emmys 2015? I am over the moon about the Viola Davis winning the Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress in How To Get Away With Murder, in which she is downright chilling. Getting into character in such a way require more than talent- it requires a true understanding of acting as a craft. She lives, breathes and eats the world of visual storytelling and it is this gift that has seen her succeed, especially as the first African American winner for this award. The nature of her acceptance speech drew emphasis on the difficulty of her ethnicity, which gave me goosebumps.

67th Annual Primetime Emmys 2015 Best Dressed

 'Glam Time!'- Giuliana Rancic
Giuliana Rancic
Kerry Washington
Sofia Vergara
I LOVE everything associated with the Emmys- And this year was no different! True, celebrities get the chance to dress up for events, premieres and special occasions nearly every night of the week but the Emmys are one in particular where they are allowed to go all out in their quest for perfection. Especially with the evolving elements of media in the recent years, we have come to see a true diverse cast of people in the media, which has made the red carpet even more of a celebratory occasion. Of course for me, the winners of the night are the true heroes, as well as the nominees who have put in their best shot and still deserve accolades for their performances. To check out the winners of the night- CLICK HERE. In the meantime, enjoy my best dressed below! Beautiful people!

Friday, 18 September 2015

Make-Up Artist Lan Nguyen Grealis' Star Studded Book Launch

Dedicated to the man who said I was only a beautician and makeup is just a bit of slap on the face- Lan Nguyen Grealis
Make-up extraordinaire Lan Nguyen Grealis celebrated her book launch 'Art & Makeup' yesterday at London's Freemasons' Hall which catered to an array of celebrities from Paloma Faith to Jessica Wright. The make-up artist to the stars held an enchantingly mesmerizing fashion show to showcase the looks in her book- And let me tell you, the show was breathtaking! Her looks took inspiration from the likes of Picasso, Mad Men, Cleopatra and The Great Gatsby which all came to life on the catwalk. The theme in itself was a twisted apocalyptic fairy-tale which was perfectly executed with an insane band who set the mood amongst the dim atmosphere. It's great to see the artistry of make-up being celebrated on such an elevated level. Contrary to what some may think, it takes a lot of skill to bring a vision to life using make-up, influences and gut instinct. This was all depicted immensely in Lan's work- And I can't wait to see more of her work. Congratulations!

Monday, 14 September 2015

Celebrity Specs Appeal

"I can't think without my glasses"- Vivienne Westwood
Kendall Jenner
Forget all those awkward high school days where you continuously pushed your glasses up your nose and endured P.E lessons barely being able to see due to the sweaty steam. Glasses are now the hot staple accessory used by celebrities to jazz up their look and look unimaginably sexy whilst doing so. Kendall Jenner was recently spotted out and about looking super sophisticated and the picture of 'geek chic', which inspired me to look back at other celebrities who clearly couldn't be bothered by putting on their contact lenses for the day but for an excellent outcome!

Monday, 7 September 2015

Celebrity Squad Goals

'What does seem possible and easy and comfortable is having this entire league of incredible girlfriends that I have.'- Taylor Swift

There has been a major source of praise recently for solid friendship circles within the showbiz industry which can otherwise be hard to find in such a cut-throat industry. These friendships are surrounded in wealth, good looks and talent which leaves us feeling slightly inadequate yet hopeful to join such a squad one day. And even though we are perfectly fine with our friends, fun and experiences- the term 'squad goals' has become a harmless endearing form of fangirling driven by the social media age. So let's have a look at the most sought after celebrity squad goals out there right now. 

Tuesday, 1 September 2015

Kanye West's 2020 Presidential Campaign

'I have decided in 2020 to run for president.'- Kanye West
Kanye West has said many things throughout the years that makes us question the concept of confidence. But at the weekend's VMA's he out-did himself by declaring he was going to run for President in 2020. Do I think he'll hold power in the White House. Erm hella no! But do I think the alternative world in which America is reigned by Kanye West would be deliriously fascinating? Yup! Here's the top 10 changes that would be put in place if Kanye West became president.
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