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16 Jan 2018

MENSWEAR TRENDS FROM LFWM

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BACK TO WORK AT LFWM 

Christmas seems so long ago, and the year seems fresh and exciting- and that is one of the reasons I love LFWM in January.

A clean slate, and new inspiration for the coming year. Even if we can’t get hold of the fashion for at least six months. Oh and did I mention David Gandy? It’s one of the two times a year, you get to hang out!!! 

Read my top trends for 55Factory here

 

14 Jan 2018

IT’S TIME TO START THINKING ABOUT FESTIVALS

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© Photography by Khris Cowley for Here & Now (www.fb.com/wearehereandnow)

LOVE INTERNATIONAL IS RIGHT ON MY RADAR!

The summer is actually only six months away, and it’s time to start daydreaming of where you want to be. I’m a big fan of the overseas festival, and was a Garden Party lover (RIP). Read all about it’s replacement in the tiny and delightful town of Tisno, Croatia which I did for 55Factory here: 

http://www.55factory.net/55platforms/the-summer-of-love

 

01 Jan 2018

HAPPPPPPPY NEW YEAR!

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New year, new you right? 

That’s probably the thought in many a mind this morning, and what better way to start a shiny new year with getting rid of all your old baggage?? Well, you can start with the skin variety. I fell in love with the Custom Rituals at the Beauty and Melody Spa at the M by Montcalm in Shoreditch, and I am sure you will too. I definitely have Polynesia on my hit list this year, so I can try it in person!

Read my review for 55 here

 

13 Dec 2017

55PAGES ISSUE 13 IS HERE

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WORDS FROM 55PAGES EDITOR

55Pages is a magazine that I founded with Christopher Sims nearly seven years ago. We didn’t plan on it lasting this long (some relationships don’t even make it!!) and to be honest it is a labour of love.. but love it we do. It’s a showcase for our talents- mine in styling, writing and editing, and Chris in photography, creative direction and design. Together we bicker and banter, but generally come up with a compatible new baby every six months! 

If you haven’t checked it out before, please peruse the archives, and join the mailing list on the site. 

We publish the hard copy every Summer and Winter, but you can see it online too. 

If you have a spare half hour and want to check out some fashion, art, comment and culture, please enjoy the mag here 

 And enjoy a couple of articles I wrote here: 

SD xx

13 Dec 2017

TRAVEL, FASHION AND A MAGAZINE LATER…

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CANADA, DUBAI AND THAILAND AND ISSUE 13 OF 55PAGES

November flew by in a whirl! I have spent the last five weeks pulling together all the copy and shooting fashion for 55Pages, as well as styling the campaign imagery for luxe jewellery brand Dower & Hall and dressing the Welsh footie team in their new kit for Adidas.. my feet haven’t touched the ground!

Oh and I also managed to squeeze in a couple of press trips to the Whistler Film Festival in Canada, and the star studded Renaissance Downtown Hotel opening party (with Gwen Stefani natch!) in Dubai, and a three night whirlwind visit to the latest hotel in the stable- RenPatt in Thailand. 

Not that I am complaining! Variety is the spice, and I have come back with a corking winter tan! 

Thirteen different countries this year.. I wonder what 2018 has in store!

 

Check out my shoot for 55Pages with my fabulous fashion hubbie Christopher Sims here:

 

20 Nov 2017

BEACH RATS OR BEACH BABES?

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A MOVIE YOU CAN’T AFFORD TO MISS

I love a good indie film, and the second feature length movie by director Eliza Hittman did not disappoint. 

Set in fading Brooklyn, the timeless scenery was the perfect backdrop for the long hot summer that unfolded as a group of teenage boys filled their days with amusement arcades, smoking spliffs and chasing girls.

Pretty standard right? But the twist came when we see the super talented Brit Harris Dickinson who is also starring in his first major role, cruising internet chat rooms for men….

Poignant, uncomfortable and relatable. After all we have all been teenagers right?

Read my review for 55Factory  here:

 

31 Oct 2017

MY NAME IS PRINCE

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If you need a fix of the infamous purple one, you will be spoilt for choice this winter with two very different exhibitions showcasing in London. 

I was blown away by the actual size of Mr Nelson’s stage costumes which are presented in all their glory at the #MyNameIsPrince exhibition at the 02…. He managed big guitars, big hair and big heels, but boy his waist was tiny! 

Check out my review for 55Factory here: 

 

 

30 Oct 2017

CHRISTMAS LIGHTS THE AMSTERDAM WAY!

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The annual Amsterdam Light Festival is taking place from 30 November – 16 January and it is the perfect excuse to sup a mulled wine, whilst cruising down the canals admiring the neon artwork, which this year, includes statement pieces by world-renowned artist and activist Ai Weiwei.

Read my feature for 55 here

 

27 Oct 2017

IS IT A PONY OR IS IT A BIKE?

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The Slovenians are a very cool nation! And after visiting MBFWLJ, I can see that they are very trendy too……

So it’s no wonder that they have fused two of their talents in a fashion-bike hybrid.

The humble Pony brand of bikes has been two wheels of choice or more than 65 years in Eastern Europe, and the affectionately named Rog’s bikes are the flagship of Slovenian cycling tradition, so check out my report on 55Factory to see their latest collaboration….

 

27 Oct 2017

JACKETS TO KEEP YOU SUPERDRY THIS WINTER

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SUPERDRY JACKETS ARE MADE TO LAST

Alas the girls don’t get the Idris Elba touch, but I have personally fallen in love with this season’s peacoat.

Check out the new range for Superdry for 55Factory here: