LEOPARD FAUX FUR JACKET




Evening guys, how're you all doing this fine Sunday night? Tonight I'm back talking fashion and I've got a pretty cool jacket to show you. Sadly the weather here in Manchester this weekend has been a total wash out, meaning the photographs are not as dry as I'd usually like them. No one looks good when slightly damp, but hey - I've tried my best with the weather not being on my side.





The jacket (even though a little wet) looks pretty sweet, don't you agree? To be fair I've been struggling seeing anything I like on the high-street or online recently which has been a little deflating. However, when this happens I always refer to searching for patterns or prints I know I'd love rather than actual pieces.

I always start the hunt by typing 'leopard print', 'western' or 'cowboy' in the search bar of places like ASOS and ZARA, then see what comes up in the filtered results. After searching for these styles it's then just the case of a lot of scrolling to see if anything takes the eye. Sometimes this doesn't pay off, or in this case it's come through with one killer jacket.





So what did I find? Well, It's a faux fur jacket with a thin pile meaning it's great to wear for the transition from winter to spring. I've styled it on top of an old black denim, which I think looks good as it definitely acts more a standard fit over-shirt. I bought the leopard print jacket in a small, but it's not the most tailored fit, it's more of a boxy shape. You may think it's a negative, however layered up in an outfit it's the perfect size.






Since this jacket has such a striking pattern (head across to my YouTube to see it close up and in more importantly in colour) the all black outfit counter balanced the power of the print. I also rolled my denim cuffs up and over the jacket to break the strong pattern even more in my outfit. Classic accessories followed, chains, belts, rings and hat - OBVIOUSLY.





The jacket has a classic silver zip up front and rounded collar. As you all know animal prints my bag and this jacket does not disappoint. To take a closer look at the jacket over on ASOS click the link here: ASOS Faux Fur Leopard. Thankfully the shoot wasn't all wet as we also hired a studio for BOYGIRL meaning I was also lucky enough to snap a couple of photographs in there too! 

Thanks to CJ for braving the weather with me and taking my photographs. LEGEND! Take a closer look at the jacket by viewing this weeks YouTube video below.


Cheers,




BOYGIRL


Hello, it feels like I've not posted across on my blog for a while now and that's because well . . . I haven't! It's been a whole two weeks since my last post, what a rubbish blogger I've become! I hate missing a post or YouTube video, so the past two weeks have gotten to me and made me feel somewhat down about my blogs state of affairs. This break has however, let me focus my attention on other things, mainly BOYGIRL - the new creative agency my girlfriend, Chloe and I have been working hard setting up.

I know I've already mentioned BOYGIRL a handful of times now across on my blog and YouTube but this is my first post dedicated all about it. So here we go. I'll be telling you pretty much everything from - where our idea came from to where we're planning on taking our new business venture.



It all started back in January, when I started scribbling in the back of my notebook planning what to focus my efforts and energy into this year. The seed of the idea began to grow. I'm 27 now and so far things are going well but we're all not here for just 'well' are we. We have to push ourselves and constantly evolve and strive for new and better things, I guess you could say the manifestation of this will be BOYGIRL. Fingers crossed!




@HOLLYREBECCAWHITE
Ever since an early age I've always liked filming video and snapping away with a camera, I've always been told I have a good eye but this creative output has become more and more part of my life. I began to focus more on my video around two years ago when I made my look video's across on my YouTube channel and now constantly learning everyday with my job at Phix. Videography is now the direction I want to head, I find telling stories and making something or in-fact someone look cool on video is my forte.


Filming video is hard, I firmly believe not just anyone can come along and make something look interesting or tell a story, you've got to capture just the right moments and you've got to get that person or object to do exactly what your vision is. Editing is another crucial part of the process which you have to nail. I now know no matter how good the footage is, you can either make or break it in the edit. Editing my footage is something I'm always trying to improve and it has come along way especially over the past two years. I've learnt editing is super important, if not nearly as important as the footage itself!


Bringing it back to our original idea, Chloe and I had been talking about doing something like this for quite a while but back in January we decided to join forces and smash this journey together. One thing we needed before anything else however, was a name. After around two weeks of throwing names around, which, lets face it weren't very good and which didn't shout about that we were in-fact a couple (we wanted to stay away from that) we finally landed on what we decided to go with today. We thought if everything was taken away and simplified, what actually are we? One boy and one girl, both with just a camera and that's where the story begins and that's where BOYGIRL started.




@HAYLEY.MARGOT

I can't wait to see what this year brings for our new venture, fingers crossed we'll create some amazing projects with some equally cool people. I love meeting new, cool characters that share the same love and passions either if that's their hobby for blogging or love of fashion I know with this project I'm going to meet a lot of like minded people who share my outlook! Meeting people and making new connections is far greater than anything else in my opinion so bring it on!


We're launching BOYGIRL tomorrow night, it would mean a lot to Chloe and I if you went over to see all our work so far. Hopefully this time next year I will be celebrating not only my third year of blogging but my first year of co-owning BOYGIRL. If you're interested to know more or want to work with us feel free to drop us a message. Click below to watch this weeks YouTube where me and my girlfriend/ new business partner Chloe both chat about BOYGIRL and a whole lot more plus I have a chat about celebrating two years of blogging!



Cheers,



TWO YEARS






This weekend two years ago, I shared my very first post with you all and ever since then I've managed to keep it up week in week out, as well as having an absolute blast along the way. My blog is something I'm very proud of and absolutely love creating every single week. Over the past two years my blog has given me so many amazing opportunities and hopefully there's plenty more to come! This post is very significant to me not only because of my blog being two years old, but proving to me that hard work really does pay off.








I've learnt so much and been on quite a journey since my very first post back in 2017, however, there has been one constant, that's stayed the same throughout that time, something I think is key to my personality - that's my style. Over this time I like to think I've refined my look, lost the things that weren't working and made the things that did, a whole lot better. Take jewellery for instance, I've always had a strict colour scheme I've stuck to with my jewels and now only go to certain brands when buying those very special investment pieces. I've lost the tacky pieces and have curated my collection to perfection.






You'll all have seen the hair evolution too, from very long, to where it is today. When I look back now, I think to myself why on earth did I let my hair grow to such a length? Another aspect I have fixed recently, I think for the better. 

Another love, and the object everyone see's first when clicking onto my blog, is my logo. More particularly my hat. This hat has become my best friend, my signature piece. If I go out and don't get asked about my hat, the outfit in my opinion is a let down! The hat makes my look, it makes my outfits, it's the piece I'm known for and now two years down the line still does exactly that.





I've always been very creative when it comes to my blog, recently I've harnessed this energy and branched out to all aspects of my personal work which has lead me down new routes and ventures. 
As you might know I'm in the process of (still) 'it's hard right' setting up a small business with my girlfriend, which I promise will be launching soon. It feels to me like at the age of 27,  I now know for definite what I want to spend my time doing and I'm trying my best to master and make a living out of, and that is videography.



Instagram is huge business now, if you like that fact or not, it's the truth. Lots of people make a lot of cash for in my opinion some pretty shit content. That's what annoys me. Our business BoyGirl wants to change all that by giving bloggers and brands quality personalised videos and photography. Creating video's with style and substance, which pack a punch and ooze cool, photographs which tell a story and capture a moment in time. That's what I want our brand to define and that's what we will make it.






I've made a lot of really good friends through my blog and even Instagram, the people I choose to follow, inspire me every day and make me strive for even half of the success they have. Never mind all the bad press Instagram gets, at the end of the day, as a tool for inspiration and making friends, connecting people around the world, you can't beat it. Anyway, I've not told you all why I've chosen this particular outfit. This has been a look I've been wanting to sport for a while now. I wanted something fucking cool to post as my two year anniversary and think I've nailed it, even with a vest top!



A classic white vest and trousers highlight the personal style and accessories I possess. My hair, the trusty hat, the rings and my necklaces represent an evolution of my style and something that makes me, me! Being different is the best, not blending in with the crowd and doing what you want to do is something I couldn't stress enough. Here's to the the next two years!

What a journey it's been, I can't wait to see where my blog and, fingers crossed, BoyGirl takes me next. A big thanks to you all, those who are new and those who have been reading since the start, I really appreciate it, you absolute legends.

Cheers,