Stylish Movies: Rocketman

In the midst of what seems like thousands of films that are based on Marvel, or have men wearing capes and tights, music fans have actually been having a golden age when it comes to the movies. Mamma Mia Here We Go Again, Bohemian Rhapsody, A Star is Born and now Rocketman have all brought musicals back to our screens, and I for one, am loving it. With the Judy Garland biopic starring Renee Zellweger and Yesterday coming later this year, it seems the perfect time to start going to the movies again.

Rocketman is based on the life of Elton John, with special focus on his early life and rise to fame. Taron Egerton is, quite frankly, amazing as Elton, and, as you can imagine with a film about one of pop’s all time showmen, the costumes are a joy to behold for anyone with a love of fashion. Elton started off as the quite shy and retiring Reg Dwight, but as his alter ego Elton took hold, his personal image and wardrobe become more and more flamboyant, with headpieces made of feathers, outrageous sunglasses and costumes that spanned from stars and stripes to full Elizabeth 1st regalia. The costumes are legendary, very much a part of the Elton John story, and they are beautifully recreated in the movie.

In addition to the stage costumes of Elton, there is a stylish turn from Bryce Dallas Howard as Elton’s flighty mother Sheila Eileen. At the start of the film we have 1950s period fashion, and it is clear that Sheila has an eye for fashion, with her nipped in skirts, fashion magazines, and a glamorous groomed look. She won’t win any prizes for mother of the year, but she certainly looks the part, a glamorous presence in young Reg’s life.

Rocketman is a brilliant film, with topnotch performances from the cast. You certainly don’t have to be an Elton fan to enjoy this.

 

La Marquise Bow Embrace Robe From UK Lingerie

The best sort of robe/dressing gown feels like a warm hug. It is there when you step out of the bath, or out of bed on the coldest of mornings, when all you really want to do is get back in again. It is a comfort blanket when you are not feeling your best, or are hungover, or have just decided to have a duvet day. The La Marquise Bow Embrace Robe from UK Lingerie totally fits the bill for all of the above requirements, and it is super pretty too. Pretty perfect in fact.

UK Lingerie is well known for its beautiful range of underwear, but less well known is that it also has a stunning range of nightwear. The La Marquise Bow Embrace Robe is a gorgeous dressing gown with a tie belt that is quite possibly, the softest, snuggliest item you will ever have in your wardrobe. Currently, it is only available in the light pink with black bows option, but I have this in the opposite colourway, and it is just gorgeous, soft and warm and really, really girly.

The dressing gown has a soft hood and is oversized, with a tie belt that makes it adjustable in terms of size (perfect for those bloated, time of the month days) or if you are giving it as a gift, and are not sure of size. It has two large pockets and the bow design is really lovely, giving it an almost retro, 1950s style feel to the print.

Whether you just want to keep this until bed time, wear it when you are having a pampering session, or want to wear it all day for the ultimate in comfort, this is a gorgeous robe that you will really enjoy wearing (it is too nice to keep until bedtime). It costs £35 and UK Lingerie offer free worldwide shipping so go on, treat yourself!

 

 

 

Fun New Tech for Home and on the Go

Everyone enjoys using the latest and greatest new tech, so what’s better than getting the insight on what’s recently hit the market. There is something for each and every person on the list, from the music enthusiast to the movie buff. Take a gander at these new items, the latest from the app developers, and see what pieces need to be in your home this year.

The Subscription Box

It might not be the first thing you think about when considering tech, but there are a few to research. If you’re into a variety of things, a TekCrates subscription might be for you. ‘It’s a monthly service which packs in gadgets and other tech accessories for you to use. For anyone aged 6 to 14 in the family, a Bitsbox sub is suitable for both boys and girls as it teaches coding and how to build apps.

And since technology has had its hand in nearly all facets of life, many traditional smokers have transitioned over to vaping. A great way to try out multiple products without having to commit to larger quantities is by using a ZampleBox monthly subscription. You’ll get different sample size products to try to see what you really like.

She’s on the Phone

Nearly everyone, including grandma, has a fancy smartphone. As technology gets better, so do the devices. And with these high-end devices, you’ll need accessories to keep them charged and safe. A Belkin wireless charging station is a superb option for ensuring your phone is ready to go. If you need something extra while traveling, you can pick up a power bank, which can help you get an additional charge to your phone when an outlet is not available.

Then, while you strut around town or only your home, be sure to keep your pricey investment safe from accidental falls with an OtterBox case. It provides protection from shocks, drops, and hard bumps that could otherwise damage your smartphone. Having a fashionable and functional case is possible and something you can have as part of your ensemble.

Fitness Gadgets are a Thing

Whether you’re walking, jogging, or running, there is a wearable for you to track your fitness accomplishments and goals. Technology has made it possible for your watch to not only provide you with the time but also your step count, miles traveled, and sleeping habits. Some of the best health monitoring devices can be had for nearly every person of every budget.

Some Screen Time

The widespread phenomenon as of late is to watch entire seasons of shows within a week or few days, if not less. So how can one enjoy all that these fabulous new shows have to offer? With stunning new televisions and streaming tech to watch it all with. The standard nowadays should be at minimum a 4K resolution screen to watch live sporting events, shows, and movies. Brands like Samsung, Sony, and LG all provide magnificent options for viewing marathons. Then comes the streaming devices. The top contenders in the market are Roku, Apple TV, Google’s Chromecast, and Amazon’s Fire technology. Depending on your brand loyalty and or needs, there are many streaming device options available at different price points to suit every user.

Finally, Give Me Music or …

Hey, music is everywhere, and in one form or another, everyone enjoys listening to their favorite tunes. And with technology getting more mobile by the day, taking your music on the train, bus, plane, to the park or simply down the street is easier than ever before. You know, boomboxes were big and bulky, so travelling with them must have been difficult. But no more, as devices have gotten so small, they fit in the palm of your hand. Using top-notch headphones to wirelessly listen to your tunes from a paired MP3 player or smartphone.

Companies such as Audio-Technica, Plantronics, and Sony, to name a few all have units which are comfortable and capable of providing you with jaw-dropping audio quality. The choice is yours, go out and grab a new tech-inspired headphone set to bring your favorite tunes to the next level.

Whether your device is portable or stationary, there are apps and accessories for it. Which new accessory is your favourite?