Wednesday, 1 October 2014

What I got for my Birthday 2014

So a few weeks ago, I turned 15 years old. I know that I am still young, very young in fact. But that prospect is somewhat scary I must admit. It feels like yesterday that I started high school, now I'm nearing the end. I am typically a worrier, who spends most thought-energy on the future, school and getting good scores and results. But nevertheless, despite my worries and concerns, I had a very lovely day. Unfortunately, the 18th of September fell on a school day, but after that I went out for a meal with my three closest friends, and watched 'If I Stay' at the cinema. The movie was overall good and well made, but nothing outstanding. The storyline was very weak. I received some lovely presents from my friends and family, lots of money, vouchers and random presents that I have no need to write about here, but also some great books and stuff that I wanted to share and sort of review for you.

Kindle Fire HD 7'' (32gb)

I am far from a gadget person. I do not have the latest iPhone, nor do I have a device for everything task in my life. After using my families iPad for years, I decided a tablet of my own would be most useful. And since the iPad for example, if long out of my price range, I  asked for something a little cheaper. In the end, a Kindle Fire. This was only £119.00, which I thought was so very cheap, I didn't expect all that much versatility with this tablet: I was wrong. Not only did this impress me, it wiped my old iPad off the floor completely. I'm thinking of doing a full page review on this Kindle since I was so impressed. And the value for money, don't even get me started. 

 Book - Berlin Street Style  (Angelika Taschen)

  After reading the highly successful and widly reviewed Paris   Street Style, I had to get my hands on this book as soon as it
  came out. I am slightly confused, as both books have the 
  same format, and extremely similar design. Yet by
  completely different people? I must admit, I have not yet read
  this book, but after having a few flicks through, it does look
  like one great book that I can't wait to read in the near future.

Book - Influence (Mary Kate Olsen, Ashley Olsen)

This is quite an old book now, being published in 2008. I bought this because not only am I a huge fan on fashion house The Row, but I have grown up watching Mary Kate and Ashley on my television screen. The book is basically filled with pictures and interviews with and of people who inspire them - e.g Karl Lagerfeld, Terry Richardson, ect. Again, I have not read it as of yet, but looking through, it looks like an editorial masterpiece; the format, the layout and the choice of pictures and spreads were all very on point. Cannot wait to read it in depth.  

Book - The Fashion Book (Phaidon)

So this is basically one of the core books in the fashion and art genre. How I didn't own this before hand, I don't know. It is practically a fashion dictionary, giving you just the basic information about designers, brands and pieces. I would call this book a must for any fashion student, or lover alike. A much need reference book, with all the important fashion-related information in once place. Although I got the mini/pocket edition, there is a full size version which I didn't pick up, purely for the money side of things. But, in conclusion, a really great book. 
Book- Hello My Name is Paul Smith

Being a massive Paul Smith fan, I had to get this book. Paul Smith is definitely up there with being one of my all time favourite designers, not just because of his style genius, but because of him as a person. This book is basically a fun through about all his favourite things and how he got to where he is today. Unfortunately, my book came damaged, so I am currently waiting for a replacement. But, I am very much looking forward to reading this book in its entirety. 

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