Archive for June, 2016

23 Jun 2016

London Collections Men for Unmissable

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With the menswear shows just closing up in Milan, check out my top tips for next spring summer from London Collections Men for Unmissable here:

LONDON STYLE – London Collections Men

 

 

23 Jun 2016

Turkish Delights in Southern Turkey

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Turkey is not just for beach lovers 

I was lucky enough to go on a press trip to experience the true Turkish delights a couple of weeks ago.. Read how I go on in my feature for Flush magazine here:

 

Travel: Turkey for the Culture Vultures

 

21 Jun 2016

MENSWEAR MENSWEAR MENSWEAR

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Here’s my words on London Collections: Men for Unmissable… check it out!

I’ve chosen my favourite designers and the ones to watch, and you can also see where to get their collections.

Thank me later!

 

LONDON STYLE – London Collections Men

21 Jun 2016

SIMON CARTER MAKES GOOD CUFFLINKS

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Menswear trends for Spring Summer 17

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I always enjoy going to the Simon Carter presentation at London Collections Men.

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A- because he always makes a refreshing take on the stuffy suit

B- his prints are really rather snazzy

C- he has the best taste in models

simon_Carter1Check out my review I did for @55Factory here:

www.55factory.net/55platforms

And see the current range here:

www.simoncarter.net

19 Jun 2016

FARFETCH IS EVERYTHING I NEED FOR MY SUMMER WISHLIST

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FASHION PACKING FOR SUMMER TRIPS

I’m sorry to have to remind you that summer is nearly on it’s way out what with Midsummer’s Day in the middle of next week- and it doesn’t even feel like it’s started yet!

But this is where my smug face comes on, as my summer is actually just beginning with three trips (and time for more) on the horizon!

I have been lucky enough to be asked to attend a charity cycle ride in Lake Garda next weekend.. It’s not a long weekend of cycling for me (thank goodness!) but I will be taking part, along with soaking up the scenery and sampling the delicious Italian food, all to raise awareness for #WorldAwarenessDay

I’m very much looking forward to the downtime at the 4* Parc Hotel Paradiso resort too- so these looks that are inspired by the Farfetch Content Pack, would be perfect:

These cut off jeans shorts by Alexander Wang, are a summer essential, matched with a white Alexander McQueen off the shoulder top. I would match with the unusual Golden Goose white trainers for a more sophisticated version of the Sam Smith!

For lounging by the pool, I am obsessed by this Missoni bandeau bikini- no tan lines for me! And in keeping with this summer’s colour- I love the burnt orange maxi dress by Maria Lucia Hohan which is full of le dolce vita, and will look amazing for evening cocktails. The icing on the cake will be these Mykita shades. Big enough to make a statement, but cool enough to go with everything!

I’ve also got a weekend coming up to St Moritz.. A very different kind of break, so I need something sophisticated, versatile and easy to pop into my hand luggage as I will be chauffeured around in an convertible car! Black is the perfect choice and I will be able to add some statement shoes, hence me lusting after these:

For the icing on the cake, I will be off to Budapest for a music festival in August. With Rihanna topping the bill at the Sziget, I need to look HoT HoT HoT!

Festivals are known to be muddy, but I am hoping that Hungary will behave itself, however practical packing will be key. I love the boho vibe of the Chloe dress, and the simplicity of the black (natch!) T by Alexander Wang. Both will go with the uber cool military D Squared boots, and I will colour clash with the Versace jacket. When night falls I will wrap up in some trusty AG jeans and love this asymmetric white top. And keeping the traditional festival vibe I will have the snakeskin bikini and leopard Car shoes ready to pounce!

Shop the looks here:

www.farfetch.com

17 Jun 2016

Look to CAPRERA for your foodie treats

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Food shopping online should start at Caprera 

Internet shopping is second nature to most of us, whether we are banking, booking a holiday or looking for a boyfriend, there is a handy tool to help us get what we want seamlessly. So it’s no wonder that you should be able to track down some tasty titbits at the touch of a button too.

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So when I came across artisan foodie place Caprera, I was smitten from the word go! It’s a site filled with all your larder essentials and tantalising treats which you certainly won’t get in your local Tesco.

With an ethos of bringing a carefully curated selection of local suppliers together on one platform to offer their handmade/specialist products, it is like having your local farmers market at your fingertips! You can peruse the categories, order all your products in one go, and get them delivered to your door at the same time. A genius idea for the hectic life I lead!

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My first delivery consisted of Sweet Onion Crackers, so mouth wateringly tasty, I nearly scoffed them all at once! Coupled with Black Olives Pate by Max Olive Oil, this was the perfect mid-morning snack to assist my creative writing! I took the Nim’s pineapple and kiwi fruit crisps with me on my next day of appointments in London. These are now officially my new favourite treat! So refreshing and tangy, they fulfilled my sugar craving but are 100% natural and are only 74 calories per pack!

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I still have the plum and ginger Garden Cider chilling- waiting for our Great British summer time to begin..But I will be checking in again to see what other delights are on offer. With everything from specialist cheeses to chutneys to charcuterie to meringues and olive oil. There is always an occasion for a foodie treat!

Check out www.caprera.com

13 Jun 2016

HAPPY JEANS ARE HERE!

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I love wearing a smile on my sleeve..or knee

HOW much fun are these ‪#‎happyknees‬ jeans?? Check out ‪#‎8dix‬ and don’t worry be happy!

Read more here:

http://www.55factory.net/55platforms/happy-knees-make-for-a-happy-head

06 Jun 2016

My Sarah Winter interview for Schon! Magazine

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Just got back from a press trip to Turkey… there’s more to the Med than olives! And my interview with the up and coming starlet Sarah Winter is out in @SchonMagazine …. Read more here:
schonmagazine.com/interview-sarah-winter

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Credits

Photography / Yiannis Mouzakitis
Fashion Editor / Marianna Frannais
Hair / Keiichiro Hirano @ David Artists using Bumble and bumble
Make Up / Claudine Blythman using Bobbi Brown
Photography Assistant / Theodora Papanikita
Fashion Assistant / Sharna Callender

 

 

05 Jun 2016

Ibiza to Turkey in the same month

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The extraordinary life of the fashion darling/ travel bunny.

So I’ve just got back from a press trip to Turkey which really opened my eyes…Not about the culture, food or scenery but the dynamics of a group which doesn’t quite get on.

Nobody’s fault, but it has definitely confirmed that being in the Big Brother House would be my worst nightmare! To be continued….