best of snapchat
Without intention, I’ve been something of an unofficial spokesperson for Snapchat over the past year. The second anyone starts asking me about social media (this happens at least daily) I begin to wax lyrical about the 24-hour social network and thus find myself in a ridiculous number of ‘first snaps’.

Unlike other platforms, Snapchat is virtually unedited (barring text and scribbles). This creates an infectiously engaging and authentic view of the world through our favourites’ eyes…so let’s get you some new ones…

Who to Follow on Snapchat

CornettoSnaps: I am currently working with Cornetto to promote their brand new Snapchat – launching with Vine star Ben Phillips this Wednesday! With their digital conversation booming around the subject of ‘breaking the ice’, the nation’s beloved ice cream brand have enlisted Ben to spend the afternoon chatting girls up – as cheekily as he can – at Winterville and Snapping the entire journey.

The fun will start at 2pm and last for 24 hours (as per Snap-usual), so don’t miss out!

LelaLondoB: Nothing like a bit of self-promotion! Though I am long awaiting the day Snapchat lets me change my typoed username, it hasn’t stopped me from vlogging my every move from the app. As well as taking you on my international travels, to fashion shows, around the best of London, and everywhere in between, I tend to show my Snapchat family the most intimate look at my day-to-day. Join in!

JaredLeto: For an Oscar-winning actor and singer, Leto also has an envy-inducing knack for the ol’ Snapchat. Posting more photos than videos, he loves to curate hand-drawn photo edits that bring his epic travels to a new dimension of cool. All very lucid, indeed.

Fashitects: I have found very few male bloggers making much of an effort with Snapchat, but Toni is killing it. As well as being one of the sweetest people around, his mix of high fashion, architect-prone precision and self-deprecation makes for excellent viewing.

Rihanna: Though the account is run by Rihanna’s best friend, Leandra Simone, infrequent Snap marathons showcase a very personal side of the superstar’s life – everything from late-night munchie runs to Thansgiving dance-offs.

Ingrid.Nilsen: The ground-breaking Youtube personality’s Snapchat is like a constant personal stream of positivity. With a creative eye, Ingrid share her beauty, food, and sunshine-filled life in the most beautifully produced way. With lolz, to boot.

follow on snapchat

rihanna concert
Without a doubt, there are some massive names in pop that control the charts and give new singers a heavy-hitting punch in the fight for star status. Rihanna is undoubtedly the queen of the female pop scene whilst boyband One Direction tantalise audiences with their infectious guilty pleasure pop hits. For those interested in catching these artists at their best, here is a guide to what’s on for both parties this summer:

Rihanna
Set to make her eagerly anticipated comeback to the UK music scene with a grand stadium tour during the summer of 2013, plenty of dates are scheduled across the UK in June and July.

Tickets to see Rihanna in concert are currently on sale from sites including Stub Hub and cover the following venues and dates:

  • 10 June: Millenium Stadium, Cardiff
  • 12-13 June: Manchester Arena
  • 15-16 June: Twickenham Stadium
  • 17 June: Birmingham LG Arena
  • 20 June: Sunderland’s Stadium of Light
  • 21 June: Aviva Stadium, Dublin
  • 11-12 July: T in the Park 2013, Balado Park, Kinross
  • 15-16 July: Manchester Arena
  • 17 July: Birmingham LG Arena

There are also other dates on sale across Europe as the chart topping star’s tour is named one of the hottest of the year. Superstar David Guetta will also be joining her for a number of the dates so there are plenty of reasons to get involved. The London gigs are sold out but you can still find tickets available on ticket reseller sites (prices start from £74,76 on StubHub)

One Direction
Hitting the UK on four occasions as part of their 2014 global Where We Are Tour, One Direction tickets flew off the shelves when they were released for sale on May 25th. Whilst they may be in a state of relative infancy in the pop world, the popular appeal of this band is impossible to ignore and has been universally acknowledged since they first joined forces on Britain’s hit talent show X Factor.

The UK venues and dates covered by their 2014 UK Stadium tour are:

  • May 28: Stadium of Light, Sunderland
  • May 31: Manchester’s Ethiad Stadium
  • June 3: Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh
  • June 7: Wembley Stadium, London

For the disappointed One Direction fans that have missed the opportunity to secure their tickets last Saturday, the only option now is to browse ticket reseller sites in the hope of finding tickets at reasonable prices.
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rihanna 777tour
If you have logged into Twitter over the past seven days, chances are high that you have spotted the #777Tour hashtag pop up a time or two. Often followed by #HTCrihanna and #unapologetic, the ‘777’ Tour is a high-budget worldwide promotion of Rihanna‘s seventh studio album ‘Unapologetic‘. Everyone’s favourite Good Girl Gone Bad has, in fact, set out to perform 7 shows in 7 countries over 7 days: Mexico City, Toronto, Stockholm, Paris, Berlin, last night’s penultimate stop in London, and tonight…New York City.

Having followed Rihanna’s HTC-sponsored tweets since the beginning, I was honoured to be one of a handful of press invited to the ‘secret’ show yesterday at The Forum in Kentish Town. With an audience capacity at least 10 times smaller than a typical show, the fan-fevered electricity of the event was hugely contagious. Decorated with nothing more than a band and a triptych of screens, Rihanna spent the best part of an hour gyrating and hypnotizing us with songs that have been topping the charts for the past seven years. Peppering in a few of her soon-to-be hits – Presh Off The Runway and Diamonds – there was not an untapped foot in the house.

Rihanna Armani Underwear
Skivvies is a great word, isn’t it? Almost on par with underoos. Whichever word you prefer to use for the small pieces of fabric between our clothes and bodies, here are some photos of Rihanna in them. In an Armani underwear campaign shot by Steven Klein for Fall/Winter 2011, the beautiful songstress sports newly chopped and peroxided hair – but not much else. You have to give it to her, the mix of Rihanna’s flawless physique and a Lincoln Continental could sell anyone Armani’s lingerie. View Post