26 Oct 2016

The New Garconne for modern girls who like to dress like boys!

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A must read book for 21st century tomboys…

Meaning: A young woman of the 1920s who rebelled against conventional ideas of ladylike behaviour and dress. Otherwise interpreted as girls with attitude and a great sense of personal style.

Thankfully, this type of woman is still around today, and if you’re a slouchy trousers, white shirt and brogues kind of girl, this book will resonate with you.

See my full review for 55Factory here: 55factory.net

26 Oct 2016


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I have just returned from an action packed long weekend of fun, fashion, film and jazz at the ‘CAFe’ Festival in Budapest.

Read my travel feature for Flush magazine here:

Travel: Get into the Swing of Budapest

21 Oct 2016


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My heating is turned on, and I am starting to get nesty; And even though I would love to hibernate for the whole of winter (just popping out to do Christmas related activities, of course) my lifestyle means I have to face the real world now and again!

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So to look my best, I have been trying out something new from Sesderma. Choosing a deliciously luxuriant creme to assist in anti-aging- I had high hopes of feeling firmer and more hydrated as soon as I opened the tub.

Using a revolutionary new formula called Nanotechnology, there is an expansive range of C-Vit products to choose from. They get the name as they are full of Vitamin C, and everyone knows that this is the best way to stay healthy when the temperature drops. So it makes sense to put it on your face too. Right? So put it on I did, and younger, plumper and more juicy I felt! It only took a couple of days to get in to the pattern of twice a day moisturising, but now I am hooked, and the deeper you rub the product in, the more benefit you will get.

autumn face cream-sesderma

I feel quite nerdy when I tell people that it’s the anti-oxidants in my moisturiser which are making me look more luminous. But it’s true!

Check out the products for yourself here


20 Oct 2016


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mercedes benz- central europe fashion week

Budapest might look like a pretty, historical city on the outside. But dig a bit further and you will find a very cool underground scene, including the newly established Mercedes Benz fashion week. It might only be for a weekend, but it’s early days, but talented, and experimental mens and womenswear designers showcasing in the Atrium on the Danube River, means it might make ripples in the international scene yet!

mercedes benz- central europe fashion week

I was actually in Budapest for the CAFe (Contemporary Arts Festival) which is a two week showcase of cultural events across the city, and it was great to see another side of Budapest, and eat some of the most delicious pumpkin soup known to man! My taxi driver didn’t know where the pumpkins were sourced, but they were award winning, in my humble opinion!

It also meant that I could try out my new winter booties from Fit Flop. Super comfy, and ultra toasty with their sheepskin lining, they coped with the chilly temperatures perfectly! And were the perfect pairing after my rather ambitious outdoor swim at the Gelert pool and spa!

Watch this space for a full review for Flush magazine….

13 Oct 2016


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I love a travel event, probably because I love to travel, so soaking up titbits of new and exciting destinations always gets me in a fluster!

This week I was delighted to visit a press event hosted by San Fransisco tourism, and along with (possibly one too many) gin cocktail, I got in the summer of love spirit, and embraced my inner hippy at the central London venue “Carousel”.

Along with the delicious cocktails, there walls were decorated with large sized murals, vintage prints from the sixties, and the best psychedelic soundtrack to help the night go with a swing. Even the tacos were authentic! All I can say is roll on 2017- I think I can help the city celebrate it’s 50th in style!

With even more art and some very fancy fashion on my radar, it was a pleasure to rub shoulders with celebs including Tamsin Eccleston and Amber LeBon at the ETRO store, at the launch of ‘My Mother Was A Reeler’ which is a limited edition capsule featuring a selection of scarves and a bespoke clutch bag, by British artist Victoria Morton. There were too many celebs to shake a stick at, and equal measures of champagne! It’s no wonder there were lots of bods on spill watch! But it’s such a gorgeous store- perfect for a party!

I enjoyed a few days by the seaside, cracking on with the first edit of issue 11 of 55Pages- can hardly believe it!!! It’s out a lot later than it usually is, as my partner in crime decided to get married, and pretty much shut down for the month of September!! But we’re back with a bang, and it’s looking hot hot hot!

I’ll have to step away from it this weekend though, as next stop is a press trip to Budapest. CAFe festival here I come….

06 Oct 2016


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When you need style and comfort, try FITFLOPS on your feet!


When I was invited to the FITFLOPS HQ in Putney last week, I was keen to see what the workers wore on their feet.. I questioned the newbie Digi Marketing Manager, John, who told me that FF’s weren’t compulsory, but they were just pretty popular! I was keen to investigate the latest collection to see why.


With the hashtag #forsuperwomen the campaign is taking London by storm- appearing all over double decker buses, tubes as well as the Chiswick roundabout. Shot in the south of France, the images sum up how super cool the brand is becoming, and now have reached a global audience, having launched in the US in June.


Still pioneering the exclusive ‘wobbleboard’ technology, each style is rigorously tested (by in house scientists no less) to make sure that the foot will stay comfortable all day long.  Having upped their fashion credentials, the brand has now been styled in international fashion magazine shoots, and worn down the catwalk, in a very successful collaboration with NY designer Anna Sui.


With fashion and comfort, what are you waiting for? Check out the site to see what a treat for your feet actually looks like. I’m waiting for the temperature to drop, so I can get snuggly in the Mukluk shorty!


Shop your FitFlops here

29 Sep 2016


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It’s no secret that I love a juicy interview, and it was a pleasure to interview one of the hottest new talents on the block, actress Ella Purnell.

She is set to makes waves in Tim Burton’s latest movie “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children” (out on 30th September) and I caught up with her on set, for the AW16 issue of Schon! Magazine.

Read more here:


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27 Sep 2016


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Imagine Father Christmas, complete with white beard and little round specs, but instead of the red onesie and little helpers, envisage a smiley, rosy cheeked gent in a baseball cap, surrounded by leggy blonde models and you might be somewhere close to the larger than life character and celebrated photographer Peter Lindbergh.

A Different Vision of Fashion Photography: Peter Lindbergh – Kunsthal, Rotterdam

Check out my feature on the Peter Lindbergh exhibition in Rotterdam, on FlushtheFashion now…

24 Sep 2016

LFW is over for another season

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Fashion never sleeps in London Town.

The Fashion Fabulous Fashion Crew have left the building and are heading to Milan (or perhaps having a mini break, and recuperating for Paris).

Whichever way, they should all give themselves a pat on the back and a well-deserved glass of something they fancy, as this season’s fashion week was truly spectacular!

Having to miss the Friday shows due to my best friend’s wedding, I joined the party late, but still managed to see some exceptional shows.

The trends I picked up on are:


Ashish with their array of sequins, layered skirts over trousers, wide legs and golden jewellery, complemented Sophia Webster‘s caged birds (aka models) wearing peacock print and feathers.


Bora Aksu does dresses well, and this season is no exception. Pastels, ruffles and plenty of chiffon mean that there will always be something to impress your boyfriend’s mum, along with pretty dress newcomers, Natasha Zinko and fashionista faves, Preen.


Preferably a one-piece for full effect! Coming in all tones from pastel to poppy to neon- check the shy n retiring Molly Goddard see through shapes. Preen went all pretty and Peter Jensen went loud! Newcomer Jaewoo Lee was also in on the act with an 80s inspired box jacket. Christopher Kane did some dusty pink pieces too, but jazzed them up with black lace and Crocs (yup you heard right!!!)


Whatever you think when you imagine a ruffle, it will be available in some form, somewhere in SS17. The Shrimps and Burberry showed sophisticated ruffle neck blouses, and Henry Holland and Emilio De La Moreno went mad for the ra ra skirt.


Getting ready for work and getting kitted out for the gym are becoming more and more blurred in fashion land. SS17 saw a plethora of designers tapping into sports fabrics, bodycon shapes and easy to wear styles. Some of my faves are PA5H, which took inspiration for it’s skin tight dresses from the Formula 1 racetrack. Edeline Lee‘s presentation included sweat tops, stripes and sandals, whilst Clio Peppiatt also referenced the race track in a fun collection mixing lycra body stockings with leather, denim and lace.

It might look like the summer is all pretty in pink, but trust me, there is something for all tastes.


22 Sep 2016

Happy memories at Hartwell House Hotel

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Hartwell House is fit for a Queen

Live like a Queen, and take a well-deserved break at King Louis XVIII’s, 17th century British base- Hartwell House.

Now is the perfect time for a weekend break in the UK. Even if the weather is a tad temperamental, it is always a treat to jump in the car and head out of town for some R & R.

Hartwell House is the ideal place to visit for some peace and tranquillity; It is also steeped in history, and only a one-hour drive from London, situated in the market town of Aylesbury; This makes it perfect for fidgets/shopaholics, as you can fill your boots at the curio shops in the quaint town or hit bargain hunter’s paradise Bicester Village which is a 25-minute drive away….

Read my full review for Stylenest here