Free Spotify Playlist – September 2014

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With the ridiculous amount of ‘back to school’ posts I’ve seen flitting around the blogosphere in the lead up to September, I figured a healthy dose of new school choons would be ideal for this month’s free Spotify playlist.

It’s a loose tie-in. I’m well aware most of the Lela London community hasn’t seen the insides of a classroom for a few years.

(Need to catch up on last month’s? Click here for August’s free Spotify playlist.)

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Track listing:
Move Like U Stole It by ZZ Ward
Figure It Out by Royal Blood
1957 by Milo Greene
Chandelier by Sia
Believer by American Authors
This Is How We Do by Katy Perry
Shake, Shake, Shake by Bronze Radio Return
Come With Me Now by KONGOS
New Love by Maroon 5
Waterfall by The Stone Roses
Changing by Sigma and Paloma Faith
MyType by Saint Motel
Happy Idiot by TV On The Radio
Dance Apocalyptic by Janelle Monae
Hit Me Down Sonny by The Ting Tings

Free Spotify Playlist – August 2014

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For this month’s free Spotify playlist, I put the breaks on before I filled the entire list with Sheryl Crow’s greatest hits…

Something about summer and Sheryl, am I right?

Instead, I have popped a few old school jams with some of my most modern favourites. These are the choons you should be waking up to, listening to on your way to work, and playing for your friends before you paint the town red. Or whatever colour makes me not sound like an eighty year old.

(Need to catch up on last month’s? Click here for July’s free Spotify playlist.)

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Track listing:
Harlem by New Politics
Doo Wop (That Thing) by Lauryn Hill
Kangaroo Court by Capital Cities
All I Wanna Do by Sheryl Crow
Play With Fire by Vance Joy
Farrah Fawcett Hair by Capital Cities
Groove Me by Maximum Balloon and Theophilus London
Out Tonight from the RENT Soundtrack
Wildfire by Sybtrkt
San Francisco by The Mowgli’s
Pumpin Blood by NONONO
Trojans by Atlas Genius
Breezeblocks by alt-J
Soak Up The Sun by Sheryl Crow
Ways To Go by Grouplove
I Lived by OneRepublic
Cheers (Drink To That) by Rihanna

What I Wore – The Pretty Little Clash (Onepiece and Skullcandy)

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I’m all about ‘investment pieces’. It is the basis of all the work I did as a personal stylist and something I sincerely believe in.

All the way down to my onesies.

I dare you to try and find something more satisfying than rolling around in bed for a few hours while listening to some Paolo Nutini and clashing all the prints you can get your hands on.

What I Wore:
The (intentionally) paint-splattered Onepiece (The discount code LELALONDON will get you 15% off until August 4th! Hooray!)
Floral Knockouts from Skullcandy

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Free Spotify Playlist – July 2014

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I think most people become musically moody over summer. In my experience, a little sunshine can turn a kohl-rimmed rock babe on to the one hit wonders of the Top 40, and make lyrical aficionados swoon over an eight-minute stretch of drum and bass.

I am not unaffected by these mood swings (As I’m sure it will become clear from this month’s free Spotify playlist). One minute, I’m ‘Feet In The Sand Girl’ (accompanied by Gavin DeGraw) ans the next, I’m pretending I can out-drink and out-tan everyone around me (Ace of Base, natch). It may not have a ‘theme’, but July’s Spotify playlist will put a smile on your face one way or another.

…and, yes, I’ve hidden the Saved By The Bell cast in this month’s Spotify ‘cover art’. Hashtag #NoRegrets.

(Need to catch up on last month’s? Click here for June’s free Spotify playlist.)

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Track listing:
Follow Through (Live) by Gavin Degraw
Right Hand On My Heart by The Whigs
Four Days Straight by Scattered Trees
Cheap Kicks by Noisettes
Stolen Dance by Milky Chance
Don’t You (Forget About Me) by Simple Minds
Wings by Birdy
Hit ‘Em Up Style (Oops!) by Blu Cantrell
Please Ask for Help by Telekinesis
Hand In My Pocket by Alanis Morissette
Stay High – Habits Remix by Tove Lo and Hippie Sabotage
Give It Away by Red Hot Chili Peppers
Pills N Potions by Nicki Minaj
Cassy O’ by George Ezra
Bitch by Meredith Brooks
All That She Wants by Ace of Base
Take It Back by Ed Sheeran

IOW Festival Shopping List

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Festival packing is an art form. One I have yet to master. With the Isle of Wight Festival approaching, however, I have had no choice in the matter.

I refuse to be the woman begging drunken strangers for loo roll.

With that in mind, I have created an absolutely essential (in my eyes) festival shopping list for those of you who could use a little inspiration.

The List:
- Vierzon wellington boots from Le Chameau – I’m not the type to go ga-ga over a pair of wellies, but these are simply beautiful in real life. These guys deserve some love.

- Rosie Welly Wellies from Sanita at Zalando – Because when the shoe budget is tight (on account of buying all the shoes in general), Zalando always has the most amazing options for every type of shoe. My wallet may be frustrated, but I am one happy customer.

- Limited Edition Femfresh wipes – We have to go there. I have heard horror stories of toilet roll shortages one too many times to write these babies off. Unlike baby wipes, they are also pH-balanced, hypoallergenic, gynaecologically and dermatologically tested. As far as ‘dry showers’ are concerned, you couldn’t have it much nicer.

- P20 – Whether it rains or shines (PLEASE, GOD, SHINE), I am a freak about sun protection. P20 is the perfect lazy girl option, as one application lasts for up to 10 hours. If there’s any way to convince you, I hope the image of being hungover and burnt to a crisp is reason enough. (It also doubles as a rather lovely make-up primer, should you be concerned about any make-up sticking around throughout the day).

- Cuticura – Fstivals are dirty and I love to be clean. Though I’m not sure it will beat a 5-day communal shower aroma, Cuticura’s Passion Flower and Mango Anti-Bacterial Hand Gel smells divine and kills 99.99% of bacteria upon application. A must.

- Minnie Mouse Metallic Sequin Silver Ears & Bow Aliceband, Exclusive For ASOS – There are few occasions that find glitter ear-wearing socially acceptable, and festivals rule the roost. With the added bonus of becoming tracking device if all five-foot-one of me gets lost in a crowd, I could not pass up the opportunity to permanently attach this alice band to my head for the duration of the festival.

- chill* hair dye – The ultimate in ‘festival hair’ – bold and varied ammonia-free shades that last for up to 20 shampoos. While I’ve just re-gingered myself, I plan on taking a few jazzy hues to throw on the delirious heads of any festival friends that come my way.

- The Weekender from Aromatherapy Associates – While my typical purpose for Aromatherapy Associates purchases is all about relaxation, cleanliness and that ‘home spa’ feeling, their limited edition Weekender kit is the perfect choice for festival goers. Alongside perfect travel sizes of their Revive Body Gel and Renewing Rose Body Wash (because no-one wants to lug full sizes to the showers), I plan on using the Renewing Rose Body Cream and De-Stress Muscle Gel for a daily in-tent pamper.

- Spoil-free sustenance – Quest Bars, Vita Coco, bounce balls, cured meats, avocados, nuts, dried fruit, canned pumpkin, flax seeds and my new favourite ‘green’ supplements (more on those in a future blog!). For fear of a greasy bacon sandwich being the only breakfast option below £10, I’m going prepared.

- Vodka Haribo – Hear me out. Once upon a week ago, a dear friend let me into a festival secret that I have never heard before. I have to share Vodka Haribo with you all. The idea is genius in its simplicity.

Essentially, you soak a pack of Haribo Golden Bears in the vodka of your choice (I’ve gone for Grey Goose) for a few days before the festival, watch the little guys triple in size, pack them in some tupperware, then take them for your evening snack time. You’re welcome.

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