Winter Ball

The Bournemouth Chamber of Trade and Commerce hosted a Winter Wonderland Ball. My parents have been to a few balls but this year i wanted to go, so we booked a table and started hunting for dresses.

The Winter Wonderland Ball was held at the Cumberland Hotel – Bournemouth 

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Entertainment was followed by dinner, in the adjacent dining room. dsc_0017 dsc_0020

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I forwent the traditional dessert of Christmas pudding and custard for a chili and chocolate cheesecake, which was delicious. Followed by a cheese board and coffee.dsc_0034 dsc_0035 dsc_0037 dsc_0038 dsc_0039 dsc_0040

I wore

Dress –  Dessy – Similar

Shoes – New Look ( Old)

Clutch – TK-Maxx ( Valentino )

Jewellery – Why Similar 

Thank you for reading,

Amelia, XO.

Re:So | The Shed Opening

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Re:So is a store in the heart of Southampton that is run by student of Southampton Solent. They have just launched their new vintage section called The Shed.

The Southampton bloggers were treated to a cat walk preview of what would be in store and a first hand look at the collection before it goes live to the public tomorrow.

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Vintage shopping is so exciting before there are nearly always gems that you can’t live without. If the cartoon jacket would have fit, it would have been mine ( it’s reversible to) I never see anything like that.

If you are ever in Southampton do go to Re:So it doesn’t house just vintage but independent designers.

Foam

 The first week of freshers is almost over and i thought I’d give you a little insight into what it’s like. Now i’m 22 and live in a little beautiful village and I love living there, hearing horses and cows when i wake up, or a church bell, so serene.

The university I chose is in a city, I live in halls on the ground floor. Something for nothing it’s very noisy, i can hear people cough in the next room, hear airplanes, cars, people. It’s a whole world apart from what i’m used to.

With a city comes more people and more clubs and as a fresher it’s a free for all deciding on what club to go to for the night. Every club competes for people. Oceana held a foam party which I had to go to. Canons of foam are sprayed over the crown and you all dance and mosh together to loud thumping music, you do feel like you are underwater (in a storm).

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Tips to survive a foam party.

Wear flat shoes (trainers) it’s so slippy

wear clothes you aren’t worried about getting ruined. Head to Primark and get some leggings and a top, that isn’t white.( I went to the new look sale and picked things up for £4)

girls your handbag should be cross body with a good closer. If you drop it in the foam it’s going to be hard to find it again.

take wipes with you for your makeup, because it will be down your face.

coat check a towel or something to get rid of the foam and something to keep you warm if you walk home with your friends. ( i did neither of these things and wish i had)

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the visibility in the foam

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the foam its hard to get off your legs and feet, your hair get soaked and feels slimy.

BUT!! it’s so much fun and I think i laughed from when the foam first started coming until I went to bed. You are with your friends having a laugh doing something you’ve never done before. But remember to not rub your eyes, they will sting!!

Thanks for reading, more freshers posts to follow.

Amelia, XO

Behind The Scenes: Filming

I’ve been working with a few people from college to produce a short film for one of our assignments. There’s a lot more that goes into making a film then I first thought. Even this student film was totally crazy. The amount of prep and paper work that had to go on, before we even turned the camera on, was nuts. I appointed myself as wardrobe, and admin. I ended up doing so much more, I was roped into act ( I used to want to be an actress, but that dream died years ago) I played a character called Layla who got a little carried away on a first date.

I loved every single moment, the adrenaline I got during those two days could last me a week.

Here are the Behind The Scenes photos from the shoot.

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I could go into detail about all of these photos, but this post would be so much longer then it already is. I can’t wait to start editing this baby.

Thank you for reading, more posts coming your way soon.

Amelia, XO

Polaroids

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I went to my friends house party, she’s been away at uni and I really didn’t realise how much I missed her. Her friends and I gathered around her to celebrate her 22nd. These are two of the polaroids I was in from the night. I really want to buy a polaroid camera now, I love the instantaneous-ness of it. ( is that even a word)

Happy Easter Sunday everyone, I hope you spent it with family and eating lots of chocolate. I did!

What’s in My Bag: Party

I’m nosy, i’ll be the first to say it. I love looking though peoples stuff ( with their permission of course)  and knowing what they have/ collect/ hoard. I feel that’s why I love bloggers so much I get to look through their stuff. It’s only fair to return the favour.

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What’s in my bag: party edition.

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This little box clutch was from TK-Maxx by Love Weaves. It’s really quite small and doesn’t fit any of my normal  every day stuff inside.

When I got out I have to take only what I really really need while I’m out.

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This Lulu Guinness coin purse is perfect. Fits all the cards you need in a little internal side pocket and enough room for your change.

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After a few drinks that lipstick you spent ages getting right is going to come off. I always have lip products with me. I don’t like having my photo taken with half warn off lipstick, but who does?

Topshop – Beguiled 

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The tiniest of perfumes for the tiniest of bags. You always want to smell nice after dancing, especially is you dance like me you really need perfume with you on a night out.

YSL – Opium

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Save room and weight and take the smaller brush/comb you can. This is the comb from Mulan when I had the Disney costume.

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Finally and most obviously your phone.

Fashion Memoirs 2

Another instalment of what I’ve been up to in the world of blogging before I created thecurlyahairedgirl.org.uk. If you’re new you may not know this but I’ve been blogging since I was 15 and have had some great opportunities come my way, I thought I’d share them with you.

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In 2012 I was fortunate enough to attend Clothes Show live as part of their press team, which was amazing. This was the first time I had ever been to anything like this and was blown away by everything. I saw work shops, celebrity brands, cat walks music, stands and so much more. I found some great brands that I still love today.

I was fascinated by the university catwalks more then the huge show. Being able to see new and emerging designers showcase their ideas was a true source of inspiration, and exciting to see.

Can you believe that I still have the dress I wore that day? I wore it on my birthday here.

I wore

H! Henry Holland dress

Christmas on Instagram

I’ve been posting on Instagram all over Christmas, this year has been the busiest year I’ve had in quite a while. Seeing so much family, going to parties I’ve barley had time to blog.

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If you have’t already please follow me on Instagram @ameliaboswell and also, don’t forget to check out my Instagram bar at the bottom of the blog!

I hope you had an amazing New Year! First post of 2016!!

Lots of love Amelia, XO

Christmas Eve

Welcome to my quick Christmas eve post. I’ve decided to post on christmas day because you can get a little bored watching endless christmas tv, I know I do. So while I watch tv and have some free time while my parents go get more of my family,  I’d share with you some Christmas moments. DSCN1175 DSCN1177 DSCN1178 DSCN1181

It’s really save to say that this Christmas we went all out for the table. We lit the scene with a fairy light clad white tree adorned with Swarovski snowflakes; my dad buys my mum their new snowflake every year, as a little tradition, icicles and pearl beads. ( we know it’s crazy, but it’s Christmas)

There was no need for ice-breakers but lets be honest we love to play around and have a laugh.DSCN1187 DSCN1176 DSCN1184 DSCN1191 DSCN1183

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we rounded up the day with a little (very competitive) game of Cranium. Ofcourse my team won!!

I hope you enjoyed this little look at how we spent out Christmas eve/Christmas day.

Festive Party

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Christmas is the perfect time to see all your friends and with the last week of college 2015 coming to a close it was only right to have a few friends over for a little celebration. As you can see I love a party. I think the hat and tie really set my outfit off 😉

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On Me

Dress – Next

Ear Cuff – Zara

I made Slutty Brownies, Christmas Dinner rolls and played the competitive game of Pounce and then Hide and seek in the dark ( because we’re adults and we know how to have adult fun)

Thank you for reading, hope you enjoyed, love Amelia XO.