It seems like just yesterday we were reeling off our favourite things for September, but another month has flown by so it’s time to give our October 2015 favourites!
‘Binge’ Tyler Oakley
First up we have Tyler Oakley’s debut novel. Nowadays every YouTuber have their own books but this is a standout as Oakley has surpassed the confines of the video-sharing site, breaking through to red carpets, hosting, and interviewing stars as a member of the LGBT community. The book is an honest, vulnerable and constantly hilarious throughout, written in a voice that is unmistakably Oakleys, so it’s doubtful he used a ghost-writer like many other of his peers. (Sorry Zoella).
He Named Me Malala
We love Malala Yousafazi, she is historical icon in present day. This powerful documentary recounts her story as a teenage activist, who later became the youngest winner of the Nobel Peace prize, after she survived an assassination attempt by the Taliban for daring to fight for women’s educational rights in Pakistan. The documentary is a must-see for everyone to recognise a real-life hero, and truly understand her story.
Created by and starring Rachel Bloom, this comedy-drama-musical aired by The CW seems a little hectic from the outside but once you watch it’s just as crazy. The story is one we can empathise with, main character Rebecca is looking for love when she bumps into her ex-boyfriend and stalks him across the country. The writing is snarky and hilarious, the numbers are camp and catchy, but the central character is kind of grating at the moment. Definitely one to keep your eye on, hopefully it will improve once it’s found its footing.
Janet Jackson, Unbreakable
Ms. Jackson’s back, and this time her albums actually good. At 49 she’s proving why the Jackson’s are icons in pop music with her youthful dance album. The record boasts contemporary tracks, but still unmistakably Janet. While half the songs boast the best of her dance-sensibilities, the latter section is experimental, allowing her to explore herself fully through a range of musical stylings. She’s as good now as in her prime, we recommend streaming this number one album!
Or to be more specific Starbucks‘ Chai Tea Latte. If you haven’t tried it you’re missing out, yes we know everyone else is going crazy about the resurgence of Pumpkin Spiced Latte’s but we’ve tried them and they’re not that great. This is the most delicious of treats the coffee shop has to offer and now the weathers turning it’s time to swap the peach iced lemonade for this hot drink. You can make your own at home with hot milk but it’s never the same.
“The rainy streets of the Danish capital, Copenhagen, comprise the surroundings from where RAINS was created. In a combination of modern city life with all its diversity and colourfulness and the need for practical outerwear, RAINS was established as a new interpretation of the traditional raincoat.” From the company website. With the weather turning colder this classy but casual clothing site is our go to for jackets and bags this season.
After nearly four years our British babe is back. Starting with a simple teasing ad, the singer dropped an announcement, single and video out of nowhere going on to cause the public to lose their collective minds. The renowned diva has gone on to break further records in just a matter of weeks, including the most Vevo views in 24 hours with her stunning music video. She’s a shoe-in for all the big awards, and we are so ready for her comeback!
Clinique Foaming Sonic Facial Soap
This new mens product is new to stores, oil free the soap is created for sonic cleansing brushes to gently buff away dirt leaving the skin smooth, clear and soft. Coming from a renowned skin company Clinique the product is gentle and comfortable to use on the skin with amazing results. At a price of around £11 it may be above your average bar of soap, but as a Clinique product it is relatively cheap!
Pumps, shoes, boots we’re not overly bothered as long as they’re suede. Last year we were about the distressed biker boots and homeless, oversized jackets. This year we’re liking smart wool coats, and suede shoes. Make sure you pick up a pair soon so you can get your money out of them over the autumn/winter season. They range from £30 from River Island up to £350 for a Burberry pair. We say aim for the middle and try Office, Debenhams or Arthur Knight.
Annie: The Musical
Touring the UK with Craig Revel Horwood the stage adaptation of our favourite red-head is an amazing show to see. The young girls are all out of this world talented and professional. The numbers, including ones that aren’t featured in the movie, are even more spectacular in the flesh. Rooster is an absolute stand out in this version, as well as of course Annie herself. Horwood is good at the drunken wench performance but other than that does not match up as well to the ensemble cast.
Let us know what you think of our favourites. What are you loving this month?