30 Oct 2014

LIFESTYLE | Thorpe Park Fright Night

On Monday I was invited down to Thorpe Park to experience their 'Fright Night' - TP's Halloween shindig! If you haven't been to a Thorpe Park Fright Night before, it's basically where as the season approaches it's end, Halloween and Firework Night near, they open their doors from 10am to a later than usual 10pm, including a set of horror experiences in the form of walk through mazes! I hadn't actually been to one of these nights since I was about 15, so I jumped at the chance.

Of course I had to go dressed the part. I didn't want to over do it too much as I did have to do quite a bit of travelling through central London also... so I went for this more subtle Halloween dress, and the rest all black! 

After a nasty experience in my second horror maze - Saw, with a rude actress, I almost left the park and decided against the review. However I'm glad we didn't let her ruin it for us, and we stayed for the three other mazes and did a couple roller-coasters in the darkness and our mood really brightened and almost made us forget about the nasty lady! I was actually most looking forward to the Saw maze as it was actually the only film I'd seen of the horror mazes, but the vibe was the worst in this experience and everybody seemed a lot more uptight and aggressive. I know you expect a bit of touching, but they were unusually rough and then at the end one of the actresses really showed herself up by trying to intimidate and argue with us! I would actually suggest giving this maze a miss, the queue was the longest and I found it the least enjoyable, even excluding the rudeness. 

The other horror experiences were absolutely amazing! The first we entered was Cabin In The Woods, I hadn't actually seen the film at the time, but have since caught up on it. It's safe to say Joss Whedon couldn't let me down after he created the masterpiece of Buffy The Vampire Slayer! Cabin In The Woods was probably the most scariest, the actors were the most in character and creepy, leaving my boyfriend looking a bit pale and sheepish when we got out! I also felt it had a bit of an American Horror Show Freakshow vibe to it, which of course couldn't be a bad thing!

After Saw we went into Studio 13, a new maze to celebrate the 13th year of Fright Nights! I really liked this one too, you went through as if filming your own film, only to be chased out by something quite terrifying at the end... that's all I'll say on that one, but I saw people run out crying!!!

My Bloody Valentine again was a creepy one, it was a lot more claustrophobic - so avoid if you hate crawling through tight spaces are being scared out of your skin whilst doing so! This one was based on an abandoned mine and although I kept my composure in all the mazes, unlike my boyfriend... a man in a gas mask really made me jump in this one! 

Blair Witch Project had to be my favourite overall. It was based outside, unlike the others, in the woodland area of Thorpe Park. I was allowed to record this one (without using flash) which made the whole experience very authentic (you'll know what I mean if you're familiar with the film)! 

It was also nice to ride the rollercoasters without hours of queuing and a nighttime sky! As most people were busy in the horror experiences, at 8pm when we had finishes ours, we hit the rides! Swarm in the darkness was one of the most fun things I have ever done, haha! 

Due to my unfortunate experience in the Saw maze putting a downer on things, I have been invited back for next year which I am already excited for! I'm glad I didn't leave so prematurely though as I thoroughly enjoyed the rest of the park and would highly recommend it. Another advice of mine would be pay the additional £25 to get fast track on the mazes as the queues do get ridiculous. I'm not sure if you'd even get to see all of the mazes if you had to queue for each one! The park is open until November 3rd, but it is strictly booking only, so if you are looking at paying a spooky visit, check out the availability online first!


















FASHION | Last minute Halloween stressing!

Any of you still outfit-less for Halloween?! I was until a couple minutes ago. I just thought I'd share my outfit which has been a weight lifted off of my shoulders (make sure ad blocker if off to see the widget of items)!



             


You can get 24% off of the whole Halloween shop at PLT with 'SPOOK24', and if you spend over £40 (easily done on PLT!!!) it is free next day delivery in time for tomorrow with 'NEXTDAY40'! If not, it is £4.99 delivery to arrive in time for Halloween! 

As you can probably see, I'm going for the bad bitch (lol) vampire vibe, I actually really like the velvet set, so it is something which can be worn again after which is also a bonus. I never get the whole 'spend money on clothes to cut up and cover in blood and never wear again' thing. Hope this has given some inspiration, or helped some of you out who could still be stressing! Now I just need to pop to Camden before tomorrow night for some cool looking contacts and fake blood!


29 Oct 2014

FASHION | Festive mermaid

I'm definitely jumping the gun on the festivity, considering it's still boiling outside (well it was yesterday!), but I feel like I can get away with it unless I'm whipping out the red and green together - don't worry guys, Christmas jumpers won't be out until December (ok, late November...)! Also the colours of this combo work with the whole 'it's Halloween this week' thing. I actually wore this to a photoshop lecture... for all they knew I had a super cool party to get to straight after, and wasn't just rushing home to a boxfit class... 

The dress truly is such gorgeous colours, it changes in the light which you may be able to notice from the excessive amount of photos below of it! I experimented with ways to pair this sequin jumper with it, finding by just tying it around the waist made a nice feature! The jumper equally looks gorgeous with change of light, and the colour of the sequins really compliment the colours of the dress. Where it is actually a chunky knit, with sequins on the outside, it is a really comfy garment - which I find rare with sequinned items!

And of course I had to go with my two navy items of the moment, these Shellys London boots and this navy faux fur coat by Fashion Union! 






















Dress: Motel (20% off of Motel with 'thingsidothinkandbuy')








26 Oct 2014

FASHION | Blair Witch Project

I can't help but feel these photos have a Blair Witch Project vibe about them. Shooting at a forest at dusk, approaching Halloween (relevant) creates that eerie atmosphere, along with all the dark colours I'm sporting!

Gioia Milano creates high quality items for those with that finer taste in fashion. When contacted if I would like to feature an item of theirs, I fell in love with this dress. It reminded me of a similar white one that Victoria Beckham recently launched, however this one is obviously navy with a black faux fur trim and it has the faired sleeves. It is truly a beautiful dress - I had to bare the cold and whip my jacket off, just so you could see it in it's full glory. If you are looking for a slightly more premium dress to last this winter, I would really suggest it. 

I decided to dress the dress down for a more daytime look, pairing with my trusty thigh highs, and this velvet bomber by Daisy Street. The jacket is also a favourite of mine right now. As the weather is a bit sporadic to say the least this October, I've found it perfect for the warmer days when a coat would melt me.

To follow the faux fur trend of the trim of the dress, I had to pick up this fur roll clutch from Topshop. You may have seen I got the pink one after not being able to get my hands on the mustard, and then on impulse the other day I decided the black had to be mine this winter!

(Excuse the weirdness of the photos, I look a bit like a video game character. I think it was either the poor lighting, or I'd accidentally put my camera into a weird setting!)
























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