Curly Hair Don’t Care

This one’s a call for advice! I have naturally very curly hair which for years and years I have straightened and tortured in an attempt to look like a Victoria Secret Model, ultimately making it dry and snapping off quicker than it can grow. Not Ideal, so I’m taking a stand! I have always admired the thick afro curls of Latin American ladies, especially when my perfectly straightened hair frizzes up in the humidity of the salsa bars when their curls stay perfectly wild…

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The Perfect Retro Sunglasses

With the warmer weather and sunny evenings getting closer it’s time to invest in a statement pair of sunglasses for the summer season. It was a difficult search to find the perfect retro pair with that 50’s vintage Cuban style that works so well in the sun but luckily I have found the answer…

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The inspiration was taken from an unusual place, none other than Mr Johnny Depp himself. I am a huge fan of the film The Rum Diary, in which Mr Depp and his now-wife, the beautiful Amber Heard, star; the film is set in the 50’s in Puerto Rico and the costumes, both Male and Female, are absolutely stunning. Throughout the film Johnny sports a pair of retro sunglasses with a metal bar across the top that look great with his tropical tailoring – I knew these were the sunglasses for me, exactly what I was looking for! Luckily I found this very similar pair from Asos, £12, with a more feminine cat-eye shape for that exaggerated retro look. What do you think? What type of sunglasses do you go for in the summer?

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Review: Buena Vista Social Club ‘Lost and Found’

I have long been a fan of Cuban legends Buena Vista Social Club and I’m lucky enough to have bagged a ticket to their Adios Tour in Manchester this weekend so a review of their latest album ‘Lost and Found’ seems somewhat appropriate…

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Buena Vista Social Club are a group formed in the 90’s comprising of veteran Cuban musicians who performed in the famous Havana Buena Vista Social Club before it closed in the 1940’s. The  original self-titled album sparked a revival of Cuban music amongst a wider audience and introduced the world to Cuban classics such as ‘Chan chan’. Their new album ‘Lost and Found’ featuring previously unreleased recordings of the band does not disappoint and is the perfect summer soundtrack for every listener, from the seasoned latin music fans to those new to Cuban sounds! So what does the album sound like?

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