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20 Sep 2017

Surfers. In Switzerland??

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Read what I got up to when I went to Switzerland for Flush magazine here:

Travel: Swiss chocolate, surfers and sunbathing in central Switzerland

 

13 Sep 2017

Bye Bye NYFW..

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FASHION MONTH

September is the month of fashion weeks, where the four biggies show their SS18 collections. I have just returned from New York, where the fashpack were out in force, along with lots of celebrity spectators, and some of America’s biggest models, so it was great to hang out with the international crowd, and catch up with my fabulous Publisher- Heather Falconer from Spindle magazine, who upped sticks and moved Stateside last year.

My main pick ups were boho (Anna Sui), colourful, fun sequins (Libertine) and satin cowgirls (Calvin Klein), so it’s going to be fun to see what the London crew come up with.

With major players like Calvin Klein, Tom Ford and Alexander Wang showing in some pretty unusual venues across NYC, we have some stiff competition.. although Tommy Hilfiger is coming to London- contrary? Just excitable.

Two more sleeps until LFW- can’t wait!

03 Sep 2017

SOHO SPEAKS: WORTH A LISTEN

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GET DOWN WITH SOHO’S HOTTEST HERO BRANDS AND INDIE FASHION TALENT

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Sharmadean Reid

If you need any more excitement after London Fashion Week, you can get involved with Carnaby Street’s favourite fashionistas in a new series of events entitled ‘Soho Speaks’ taking place every Thursday from 21st September until the end of October. 

With plenty of hero stores around Soho, it has always been a hotbed of creativity, so there is no excuse to miss out on a close encounter with the talent behind the brands who have chosen central London as their base. 

Soho Speaks kicks off with WAH Nails founder, Sharmadean Reid, and if you have ever looked at anybody’s mani in envy, this is probably the girl who inspired it! Starting out in East London, WAH Nails is now prettying up the nails of west-end girls, along with a huge celeb following…are you one of the 444K followers on Instagram??Sound like fun? If you’re in town on Thursdays, book in and get inspired!

PROGRAMME

Thursday 21 September – WAH Nails, Sharmadean Reid talking inspirational Soho
Thursday 28 September – BLEACH London founders on make up and hair trends

Thursday 5 October – OTHER/ Shop founders on independent brands and Soho
Thursday 12 October – Mark Powell in Conversation with Holly Roberts from GQ

Thursday 19 October – Footpatrol x ASICS retrospective and BTS with the team 

Get your free tickets here

#SohoSpeaks 

03 Sep 2017

SEPTEMBER SKIN TREATS

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PESTLE & MORTAR MAKE GREAT MOISTURISER

The night’s are drawing in, and the memory of frolicking on sunny beaches is now a distant memory.. well maybe not the frolicking part! So it that means cosy nights in are the perfect time to take care of your sun-treated summer skin. 

I must admit that I have been using the Pestle & Mortar Hydrate moisturiser for a few months now, and I am in love! It has been a skin-saver for all my jet-setting antics. My one different country per month pledge has been paying off! So what with prancing about on the beach in Brighton, as well as numerous work trips to tropical climes, I have been using the Hydrate cream both morning and night. 

It is super light and you don’t need much to soak into even the most withered of skin, and the packaging is just what you need to impress! 

Founded by Irish mum and business woman Sonia Deasy, who wanted to  create something that would give instant results for dry and tired skin, I can vouch she has found the winning potion. Based on a ‘less-is-more’ philosophy, focusses on natural healing principles and don’t use any nasties or test on animals. 

Once only known as a Beauty Editor’s insider’s pick, this is something that should be in every bedroom- along with the rest of the range.

Shop the full range here

 

31 Aug 2017

THE LITTLE BOOK OF BLACK FOR FANS OF THE DARK SIDE

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THE LITTLE BOOK OF BLACK

is a book which is little, and full of beautiful black things. Particularly art, and popular culture. Compiled by art critic, author and journalist Faye Dowling, I was impressed, and not depressed at all!

I reviewed it for 55Factory. Check it out here

 

28 Aug 2017

VIOLET AND WREN: BRINGING SEXY BACK TO LOUNGEWEAR

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LUXURY LOUNGEWEAR, LINGERIE AND LACE

Whatever you like to slip into in the comfort of your own home, I can guarantee that the designers behind sumptuous lingerie label Violet and Wren will have you covered. 

For a hint of glamour, or just plain practical, these girls know a thing or two about underwear, pyjamas and everything else that girls want! 

Check out my review for 55Factory here

 

22 Aug 2017

ALTAROMA: ROMAN FASHION

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I was invited to Altaroma “Who is on Next?” fashion week for the first time (!!!!) this season, and I am very glad I went! Seeing new talent, alongside established haute couture designers, in the romantic city of Rome was a very special experience. It is hosted in association with Vogue Italia, so as you can imagine, there was lots of hot talent to soak up.

Read my report for Schon! magazine here:

http://schonmagazine.com/eternal-city-of-style-altaroma/

31 Jul 2017

GROUNDBREAKING SKINCARE NEWS FOR IMPROVING CELLULITE

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Cellulite be gone

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So you might be at a perfect weight for your height but there is still some stubborn lumpy skin.

Sound familiar? 

Everyone gets cellulite, and that’s a fact. Even Kate Moss, so it’s no wonder that finding something to get rid of the bumps is an ongoing quest for most.  

Having tried rubbing and brushing and massaging, I was resigned that my skin was destined to be dimpled.. But as a las resort, I decided to try Celluence®, which is a two step process to be used twice a day for at least 1-3 months. Obviously this works best with cutting out sugar, alcohol, and upping the exercise routine, so I thought the summer time was the most likely time anyone would get to see my thighs, so why not give it a go? 

Feeling slightly dubious that lotions would be the answer to my prayers, I started looking in to the ingredients to see what they were actually meant to do. With horse chestnut, gotu kola, butcher’s broom, cocoa polyphenols, red pine bark, green tea, turmeric, coleus, green coffee, citrus fruit and mint, the combination sounded like something from Harry Potter! But I’ve seen the movies, and  I know that magic can happen…

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Using the two Celluence® creams (Phase One + Phase Two) in conjunction with each other, meant that my thighs and bottom got a thorough dosage of the active products, and was almost like taking the best of the best and doubling the results. 

Once I got used to the slight tingling- brought about by the mint and lemon peel, the tincture soaked in like moisturiser, so if anything, I could be sure that my skin would be softer than it had been, even if it didn’t look any better! However I continued in my quest for Cindy Crawford limbs, (albeit in my dreams)…And I did wonder whether I would be able to look at my kitchen tumeric in the same way…

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To be honest, I had a busy month, and trying to squeeze in gym sessions, birthdays, and a hectic workload, meant that I my rhythm went a little off kilter, and using the lotions twice a day went slightly array, nevertheless, after a month of increasing my gym classes, and drastically cutting down my alcohol, and remembering to apply to apply Celluence® for 80% of the time, I can say I can see a tighter bottom which is definitely not as pocky! 

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Would I continue with the product? Why not, if I can see a slight result in just over a month, this is bonus for me. There is more to achieve, but like I said, I have softer skin, and I quite like the refreshing tingle, so count me in for the long run.

Prices start from £45 for 100ml to £155 for 500ml.
The creams are exclusively available from lipotherapeia.com/celluence

 

24 Jul 2017

LEGENDS OF THE SANDBAR on your coffee table

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Legends of the Sandbar by Christopher Bickford

If you ever needed an excuse to learn how to surf, this coffee table book is it! However, this is not just a picture book- even though it contains some of the most stunning images of surf culture that I have seen.

Photographer and author Christopher Bickford, has made a home for himself in the sleepy Outer Banks in North Carolina, and uses it as a base to surf, write and collect documentary images. His book Legends of the Sandbar is an insider’s view of life on the Banks.

 

Legends of the Sandbar

Read more for 55Factory here

 

20 Jul 2017

THERE’S MORE THAN MAMA MIA IN SKIATHOS GREECE

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I love Greece. Fact! 

It’s got everything I need for the perfect, peaceful break- sea, sun, sand, sardines, surf.. and a blaring Mama Mia soundtrack!!! 

Although don’t let that put you off. 

If you like beaches, sunsets, amazing food and massages, I would highly recommend the Skiathos Princess resort.. it’s the perfect base for a Robinson Crusoe adventure and learning how to paddle board. 

Read what I got up to here- when I went on my five star adventure for The Bespoke Black Book…

http://www.thebespokeblackbook.com/skiathos/