THE X FACTOR TOUR BACKSTAGE

THE X FACTOR TOUR BACKSTAGE

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So yeah – most of you have probably noticed that my blog has been like a lido in the winter.. completely empty, no human interaction.. yeah you get it. But as most of you probably know too – I’ve been travelling the country on the X Factor tour. We finally wrapped up at the O2 Arena on Saturday and I can easily say I had the absolute time of my life. *Que the Dirty Dancing soundtrack*.  For the past 9 months my life has been trapped inside the X Factor bubble (and I don’t mean trapped in a bad way) – we have gone from relentless auditions to the gruelling bootcamp, bootcamp to Bermuda for more auditions, Bermuda to moving into a mansion in Hertfordshire with 30 incredible people. From there we had live shows which saw us performing every Saturday night completely live in front of millions of people with someone being evicted the following day. Countless interviews and gigs subsequent of the live shows and then the tour – which sees you travel the country, performing 30 intense shows for 6 weeks. Exhausting typing it all out – let alone living it! But I honestly would do it all over again. I thrive off being ‘too’ busy.

Not only was it an extraordinary experience but I met some of the most amazing people who I’m sure will be friends for life.

Anyway – enough recollecting! My life is officially back. Only The Young is in the studio working on new musiquee for y’all, along with super exciting news and gigs lined up AND my blog is back on the line. The first post is some backstage, AAA pics for you. Obviously fashion related though…

Girl’s Tour Rail – Outfits for us (Betsy & Parisa), Lauren Platt and Fleur East.

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Boy’s Tour Rail – Outfits for Mikey & Charlie (Only The Young), Andrea Faustini, Jay James, Stevie Ritchie and Ben Haenow.

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Some of my favourite pieces from the boy’s rail – 

Andrea’s McQueen shirt.

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Charlie’s custom denim jacket with print made from a McQueen scarf.. (McQueen was clearly a popular wardrobe choice on tour!)tour13

What would Betsy’s blog be without a bit of Moschino!? And this time it was for the boys… this is Mikey’s shirt which he wore for our Blame It On The Boogie performance. I’m also nabbing this so be ready for outfit posts of moi in this… 😉

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And here are our handsome Only The Young boys… photoshoot by yours truly – ha!

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For the girls….!

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Mine and the beautiful Parisa’s Jungle Book looks!

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I also couldn’t do this post without including the gorgeous Fleur East! … Her outfits on tour were a dream and I HAD to photograph this particular get up for ‘ItThursdayTho?’. This was her opening costume for the show. I’m obsessed with the leather and heavy embellishment. FLEUR3jpgFLEURFLEUR4

And to finish off the post.. here are some pictures of us doing our thang on stage…….

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