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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

AS GWEN SAYS, I’M JUST A GIRL…IN DUBAI

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RENAISSANCE DOWNTOWN HOTEL DUBAI. WHAT A LAUNCH PARTY!

After a loooooong over night stopover flight and a suitcase change, I transformed myself from a Canadian snow baby into a rock chick (albeit a very tired one) to hit the all singing, all dancing launch- with Gwen Stefani, of the stunning five star, Renaissance Downtown Hotel in Dubai. 

Thankfully day one involved nothing more than relaxing by the rooftop pool, and then I embraced the culture! 

Read my review for Flush magazine here:

I’m Just a Girl (in Dubai)

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

 

11 Jan 2018

WINTER IS WHISTLER IS LOTS OF FUN

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WHEN I WENT TO WHISTLER, I ENJOYED A LOT MORE THAN THE FILM FESTIVAL

Not being a boarder (yet) I soaked up the arts and culture and best open air snow spa I have ever been to.

Read  what I got up to for Flush magazine here: 

 

Film, Fondue & Fun in Whistler 2017

01 Jan 2018

WHISTLER FILM FESTIVAL

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THERE’S MORE TO CANADA THAN SNOW! THERE’S SOME AMAZING FILM TALENT TOO!

December was a busy month, but I managed to hot foot it to Whistler to cover Canada’s coolest film festival for The Bespoke Black Book.

Read all about it here 

Whistler Film Festival 2017

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:

 

16 Nov 2017

FOUNTAINHEAD RETREAT- just what the doctor ordered

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This is what happened when I went for a break on my own.. 

It was paradise on earth! Actually at the Fountainhead Retreat in Andalusia..

Read my article for Flush magazine here: