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Haim performing Beyonce’s ‘XO’ will make your day better

I absolutely love Haim and I absolutely love Beyonce, so what better than a mash-up of the two?

The three LA sisters performed Queen B’s ‘XO’ for Radio 1’s Fearne Cotton in the live lounge this week and it didn’t disappoint.

I’m even more excited about the performance considering I’m seeing them live next month in Brixton! I really hope they perform this again or do some other covers as I love it when bands do that.

As well as the performance, Haim have also debuted the video for new release ‘If I Could Change Your Mind’ this week. You can watch the video (which comes complete with dance routines!) on Yotube here.

Are you a big fan of Haim too – if so let me know!

Sam x

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It’s all about: Tartan

tartanHello everyone,

This is my first post where I am going to focus on a current trend that’s huge at the moment. However, instead of just showing you who’s wearing it today, I’m going to take you back into the past a little to provide fun facts about where it came from & how it became so popular in the first place.

This post is all about tartan! The trend has been huge for 2014 so far, featured in numerous stores and also being rocked by a host of celebs including Lady Gaga, Kanye West, Beyonce and Rita Ora – who turned up looked fab in the material at New York Fashion show just this week.

But how did tartan gain its rise to fame and what’s the story behind the material? Find out with my fun facts below, some may surprise you…

#1 We all know that tartan is from Scotland right? Well apparently its not!  According to the textile historian E. J. W. Barber, the first traces of tartan were actually found on the British Isles

#2 Tartan was a big hit with the royals back in the day. King George IV started a big trend for the material over in Britain when he visited Edinburgh back in 1822 and Queen Victoria & Prince Albert even decked out Balmoral Castle in a “Scots Baronial” style – e.g. lots of tartan

#3 Due to its ties with royalty and the military, tartan has always been associated with dignity and exclusivity

#4 Tartan became big in fashion during the Victorian and Edwardian periods – where it became a material for women’s clothes, as well as mens

#5 The material was synonymous was the punk fashion look of the 1980s, heavily led by Vivienne Westwood and hardcore bands such as Minor Threat and Fear

#6 Different patterns of tartan represent different Scottish clans who’s name have to be specially approved by the State of Scotland

And there you have it – you can now impressive your mates with all your tartan knowledge!

Let me know if you love the material and who you think has rocked it best recently. I’ve included some of my favourite tartan looks from late below…

Sam x

Get The Look: Beyonce

Photo credit: Beyonce (via Facebook)

Photo credit: Beyonce (via Facebook)

So, literally EVERYONE is talking about Beyonce right now, considering she just dropped her new album without any promo whatsoever.

However, Queen B did surprise her fans in the US this week by hitting up a Walmart store in order to buy her own album (her iTunes must have been down).

Instead of being shocked by her appearance in the supermarket though, I was just stunned how gorgeous the new Mum looked. B was rocking a deep tan, which she showed off perfectly with her Aqua dress. However she still kept the look cool with a leather jacket over the top.

The star was also rocking some red nail varnish, pink blushed lips and wore her curled hair longer again, after going for a shorter ‘do earlier this year.

I bow down to Beyonce, she can do NO WRONG.

What you will need to look like B:

Cotton spandex jersey double U-neck dress – American Apparel (£36)

Studded leather biker jacket – Mango (£69.99)

LE VERNIS Nail Colour – Chanel (£18)

Joli Rouge 737 baby pink lipstick – Clarins (£18)

Tigi Bed Head Foxy Curls – Contour Cream (£6.96)