Monday, 13 August 2012

Guest blogger - Cody Simpson

Good morning/afternoon/evening to all my lovely readers!

I've finally got around to hosting my first guest blogger experience, and yes, I know this post is well overdue (again), but better late than never! I've been fortunate enough to be offered a Q&A with Australian born, pop phenomenon Cody Simpson who has recently been announced as the new face of Jay Jays Summer 2012 campaign! 

For those of you who are not too familiar with Cody, the talented singer is signed with Atlantic records, and has worked with artists including T-Pain and Flo Rider just to name a few! Below is a behind the scenes clip of Cody shooting for the campaign, which is all about coloured denim this season!


Hi Cody, tell us a little bit about yourself. 

I’m originally from the Gold Coast but I moved to L.A with my family for my
 music career a few years ago. I love to surf and skateboard. I've never been 
sky diving, and I love the Paranormal Activity movies! 

As mentioned in the BTS clip, you’ve been a big fan of Jay Jays for a long time. How do you feel about being the new face of Jay Jays? 

I grew up wearing Jay Jays on the Gold Coast and always shop there when I'm 
home. Jay Jays always have really cool T-shirts and great jeans and shorts.
I was stoked when they approached me to launch their Summer campaign.

What are your favourite items in the new Jay Jays collection? 

I love all the coloured denim in the Jay Jays range. The team gave me every
 colour they have and there are over 30 colours, so my tour wardrobe is
 pretty packed at the moment!

Shooting the campaign on the beautiful beaches of LA, what was your favourite moment? 

It was such a relaxed shoot as you can see in this clip. I was skate
boarding around in my coloured denim and hanging with some cool girls for
the day in L.A, ­ it was a tough gig! I love skateboarding and it was an all around
 chilled day. I love Redondo Beach in L.A, it’s a great place to hang out
 with friends. 

What are your favourite trends for guys and girls this year? 

For guys and it's definitely coloured denim - this is a huge trend in Europe
 and the U.S right now. Although I dig Jay Jays floral print denim for girls 

Living in LA, what do you miss most about Australia? 

My friends, my family and the beach. You can't beat Aussie beaches.

With the release of your new album and a busy touring schedule, are you excited for the times ahead? 

My new album is out on October 2nd which is really exciting. I'm a hard
worker so between recording, writing, touring and my other commitments like 
my new gig with Jay Jays, I don't have a lot of time off. But it's an 
exciting lifestyle and I'm loving the ride so far.

With an ever-growing fan base of over 3 million followers and likes on Twitter and Facebook, what would you like to say to all your fans out there? 

Thanks for all the support. I owe my success to my fans and I'm their
biggest fan! I tweet for myself and I make sure all my messages are my own
 words. It's so important to me stay connected with my fans.

For the ladies – Australian girls or American girls? 

I like down to earth, easy-going girls generally. I dig girls with relaxed
 personalities. They've got to be able to understand my lifestyle and just
 have fun! 

Lastly, what’s a piece of fashion advise you’d like to share with our readers? 

Keep it fresh, add some colour for summer and don't take fashion too 

A big thank you to Cody for your time, and Mim from The Agency Inc for making this happen!

Don't forget to check out Jay Jays' new summer collection!

Click here to keep up-to-date with Cody on his official website!

Tuesday, 5 June 2012

Guest Blogger Campaign

Hello readers!

Inspired by Levi's guest blogger, I will be launching a guest blogger campaign of my own; featuring bloggers and fashionistas alike from all over the globe. Readers will have a chance to gain an insight into the minds of stylish individuals around the world, and discover their thoughts and opinions on the fashion world.

My first guest will be featured in the next few weeks, so make sure you keep posted! I wish you all a lovely week; until next time, ciao!

Monday, 28 May 2012

Be My Guest

Hello beloved readers! It's been a while since I've last posted, and quite frankly, I had lost a lot of interest & passion in my blogging up until this point. A few weeks ago, I received an email from Levi's in regards to an opportunity to feature as a guest blogger on their site. Initially reading the email, I was struck with a series of mixed emotions; first surprised, then thankful, then an overwhelming sense of gratefulness. With 6 months away from the blogging scene, I was surprised to be presented with this opportunity to re-ignite my blog. (A pleasant surprise may I add)

The whole philosophy and vision behind the creation of this blog was not only as a mean to share photos and a few words, but also as a way of life; a lifestyle - To share my thoughts, my experiences, my views and to provide an insight to the world through my eyes. To ignite a fire of inspiration to readers, and leave them with a spark of hope and fulfilment.

Full time work, a lack of free time, utter laziness; I'm not sure what caused my depreciating love for blogging, but over time, the passion slowly wore away. Receiving this opportunity from Levi's was a new breath of fresh air, which has sparked a desire to rekindle this blog. It has given me an opportunity to develop my new-found love for blogging again, and with that, I promise I'll be posting on a more regular basis!

A big thank you to Levi's for this opportunity and an even bigger thank you to those who have taken time out of their day to read this post!

Please click here for a direct link to the Levi's Guest Blogger page, and here to browse the latest Levi's range!

Sunday, 18 December 2011

Monochrome Denim

Recently, I was lucky enough to be chosen by Levi's for a chance to sample their new collection of Monochrome denim. 

The new collection are available in 4 fits - Skinny, Tapered, Regular, and Straight. Made from high quality denim, the jeans feature a black zipper, leather patch and metal buttons to complete the overall sleek appeal. 

Worn up or down, in or out, this new Monochrome collection will not disappoint!

Thursday, 24 November 2011

First kiss

Found this lovely video on YouTube a while ago, thought it'd be worthwhile to share. So cute and innocent; puts a smile on my face every time I see it ♥

Thursday, 17 November 2011

Winners & Losers

We all dream of big things as children, but as we grow older, we seem to lose our vision & optimism; We often develop self doubt, and ask ourselves why reality seems so distant to our dreams, why success is beyond our reach.

The answer is simple -

We spend endless hours pondering about our future, the dream life, the perfect career, the ideal lifestyle - It's easy to dream of perfection, but far too many times, we fail to plan the small steps required to reach our desired goals. Success isn't easy, but it's all in your own hands. Chances are, you will not win the lottery, nor will you become a one-hit wonder; But persistence, a strong mindset, and a good work-ethic may get you there. Many of us dream of an easy way to success, an overnight passage to fame, but the reality is, well... it's probably never going to happen.

Discover your passions, set some goals, stay focused and you'll soon realise your dreams are not at all impossible. Persistence and hard work goes a long way; there will be mistakes and failures along the way, but they're all part and parcel of the journey.

"The journey of a thousand miles begins with one single step" - The first steps may be the hardest, and things may not fall to plan, but the only failure in life is the failure to try!