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The Netflix Apartment

stylerarebit.comIt’s taken me the longest time to write this post, which is bizarre considering how amazing it is that I was actually invited. Getting an invite to a Netflix party is up there as one of the best invites I’ve had since starting Style Rarebit. I guess I wanted to wait a while though so that I could catch up on some of the new shows and let you know what I’ve been enjoying too.

This event was at the St.Davids Hotel which is gorgeous and the few times I’ve had dinner there it’s been amazing too. They fed us the nicest canopaes, macaroons and  champagne to keep us chatting and me and Zoe did our best job to taste test every single one. The night was all about sharing our favourite Netflix shows and discussing the things that we can’t wait to see more episodes of. We also got a sneak preview of some of the new ones that were coming out including 13 Reasons Why (which hadn’t been released yet) and my favourite Mind Hunter which is out later this year. You can watch the trailer here and if you like crime dramas you will love this.

stylerarebit.com So lets talk about the things I’ve been watching.  I’ve managed to narrow it down to four shows which are all good for different reasons. The first being American Crime Story: The People vs. O.J. Simpson. This real life crime was one of the most awful, bizarre and gripping cases in history and has been an amazing show to watch.  This show really told the story and had the most incredible performances from Sarah Paulson and Cuba Gooding Jr. which will keep you watching for hours. The second is the Marvel series DareDevilI’ll be honest I didn’t think I would get into it but I’m currently on season 2 and loving it. I watched all of Jessica Jones (because Krysten Ritter is my absolute favourite) and this is equally dark and more gory taking out the cringe factor of it being a comic book hero show.

The third is Girlboss the adaption of the book by Nasty Gal founder Sophia Amoruso. To be honest I watched half of the first episode and had to turn it off and it was only because all my friends loved it so much that I persevered. Trust me though it does actually pick up by episode 2/3 and you’ll start to fall in love with the self destructing, narsisitic and annoyingly cool Sophia before you know it. Lastly and this might not be for everyone but Schitt’s Creek is a new comedy offering from Eugene Levy. It’s about a rich family who loose everything and have to live in Shitt’s Creek, the only thing that wasn’t worth taking by the debt collectors. It’s silly, easy watching and it’s been entertaining me in the mornings for a week now. If you’ve watched any of these or have any good shows for me to start let me know, I’m always up for a good binge.

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Netflix: What I’m watching

Sometimes I think about how much I could achieve in my life if I cancelled my Netflix subscription. But life is short and tv shows are too damn good, so here’s a breakdown of my favourite shows right now…

How-To-Get-Away-With-Murder-Fanfiction If theres one thing this year you NEED to watch (and I mean NEED) It’s How To Get Away With Murder. Annalise Keating is a defense attorney and a boss bitch on every fabulous level. As law professor at Middleton University in Philadelphia, she begins working on a case with a group of kids from her class. Cue a whole load of unbelievable drama and prepare to loose weeks of your life. If you like lots of bitchy one liners and a bucket full of sass, this is for you.

70157463_w I’m all about the lawyer shows recently, which might be because I’ve run out of The Good Wife Episodes, but they are just so good! Damages, just like How To Get Away with Murder, shows you the ending in the first episode and builds the story towards it. Basically, a young lawyer gets a job at her dream firm (with Cruella de Ville) and gets a little too far in over her head. It’s a tad complicated for light watching and sometimes I get a little bit lost as to whats going on but it’s still gripping stuff.

o-RUPAULS-DRAG-RACE-facebook I’ve watched this 1million times over but I’ve started at season 1 again recently just for fun. If you haven’t heard of this is a competition for Drag Queen’s and the best contouring lesson of your life, all rolled into one. It’s fun, entertaining, lighthearted and a must watch, you’ll be laughing forever.

bates__140224164337I’m a huge, HUGE fan of Alfred Hitchcock which is why I started watching Bates Motel, as it’s the prequel to the Psycho movie. I’m only about 5 episodes in but a lots gone down and it’s full of classic Hitchcock suspense. The only bad thing is that it’s set in modern day so it’s hard to relate it to the movie but that doesn’t get it the way of it being entertaining.

Must See Fashion Documentaries

Here lies a small, concise list of some of my favourite fashion documentaries for your viewing pleasure. DISCLAIMER – May induce excessive spending/ voguing.

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Halston is one of my all time favourite designers, so it’s really a no brainer for me to watch this one. The documentary is essentially a journey charting the evolution of American fashion. Long before Michael Kors, this focuses on the glamour of the 1970s in New York, think Andy Warhol and Studio 74 . He was renowned for his excess ($16,000 for orchids, absolutely!) and this film is a real escapism into that world.

BILL CUNNINGHAM NEW YORK

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This man invented street style photography and if that isn’t reason enough to watch it then I really don’t what is. Taking pictures for his New York Times column, Bill Cunningham revolutionised the way we document fashion in print. This film is full of amazing characters and stories and a must watch for any fashion lover.

 SCATTER MY ASHES AT BERGDORFS

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A shop addicts fantasy and a candid look at the luxury retail business. This includes interviews with some of the most high profile designers, buyers and celebrities and a great watch.

DIANA VREEELAND THE EYE MUST TRAVEL

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From a fashion history perspective, this is a woman who changed our ideas about beauty and fashion in print. With a life story fit for a blockbuster movie this half interview, half biography charts the phenomenal career of one of the most influential women in fashion of all time.

THE SEPTEMBER ISSUE

siFollowing the making of Vogue’s largest September issue, this is an access all areas documentary in the most influential fashion magazine in the world. It covers all aspects of the production, as well as interviews with Anna Wintour and Grace Coddington which make for interesting watching.

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