Tuesday, 06 September 2016 16:55

4 Reasons to Look Forward To Autumn

Tommy Hilfiger x Gigi Hadid Collaboration
Launching on 9th September at the Tommy Hilfiger shop on 5th Avenue in New York City and on tommy.com, the new capsule collection features nautical inspired designs with a sexy twist.

Have a look at my favourite pieces from TommyXGigi collection below:

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Photos courtesy of Tommy Hilfiger

London Fashion Film Festival 2016 (LFFF)

After my trip to Mexico City and attending the inaugural Mexico Fashion Film Festival earlier this year, I can’t wait to see the latest fashion films in London.

“Each year the London Fashion Film Festival host a variety of screenings centred on the subject of fashion and film, giving Londoners, film and fashion enthusiasts the chance to watch a number of iconic movies in the heart of the capital. As well as the main Festival, there will be a number of warm up events leading up to the Festival and the opportunity to take part in master classes and discussions with some of the industry’s most well-known names and faces."

- LFFF LFFF takes place on 14 September and you can see the official program here: lfff.co.uk/programme-and-tickets

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Photo by Eva Fydrych / Fashion Studio Magazine

New (and Old) Fashion Trends Leopard print is making its mark on the runways (again!) “Leopard print is a symbol of sensuality, confidence, and a liberated state of mind.” says Givenchy creative director Riccardo Tisci in the latest issue of Vogue magazine. “When a woman puts on a leopard-print coat, she is unapologetic in all that she stands for.”

Other trends to look forward to: plush velvet suits, pleated skirts, oversized coats & jackets, punk-inspired details, high-end streetwear, eclectic mishmash, colourful tights, bold embellishments, hats, and pretty in-pink vibe.

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Gucci Ready-To-Wear Autumn/Winter 2016 (Photos by Yannis Vlamos / Indigital.tv)

A Wearable Fitness Tracker Public School’s collaboration with Fitbit, the Silicon Valley brand, may be one of the coolest partnerships this season.

Launching in October, the Type III Paracord bracelet (inspired by military parachutes) allows users to customise the Fitbit Alta and track their fitness progress: calories burnt, activity levels, and even hours slept each night. The device also offers call and text alerts and promises to keep you motivated during (and in between) your workout routine. Unlike many tech gadgets on the market, this smart accessory has a genuine style and it may become super popular with both fashion and fitness crowd.

Have a fabulous Autumn! :)

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Tuesday, 16 August 2016 14:36

Get The Look

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Get ahead of Autumn/Winter with these looks from the High Street.

Animal Attraction Fashions Finest

Set free you inner-animal with this High neck skater style animal print pleated dress, paired with the ever so sexy, thigh high black pointed heeled boots. Perfect for the office.

All available @ www.newlook.com 

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Love, this queen of the street look, with its effortless thrown together pieces, working fabulously together. The Burgundy Maxi slip dress paired with a white roll-neck top and the fab vintage feel, faux fur collar heritage checked coat.

All Available @ www.primark.com

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My favorite, the Romantic Boho Wanderer, with a touch of 60’s/70’s cool. The Pink frilled top giving the touch of romance and the A-line embroidered denim skirt bringing the “bohemian wanderer” with the buckled patent leather boot stepping you right into that 70/60’s Cool.

All available @ www.riverisland.com

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Subtly sexy, tease your date in this mesh ruffle metallic polka dot top with its cold shoulder detail and A-line gold sequins mini skirt for an added touch of sparkle.

All Available at www.missselfridge.com 

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Sunday, 31 January 2016 13:07

The Magic of Dr. PAW PAW

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DR. PAW PAW is a product that I cannot live without in my pro kit and also my handbag. My skin becomes dry, dehydrated and tired with cracked lips very easily due to the lack of sleep and long working days. Luckily for me my long working days see me playing with makeup and beauty products and whilst doing so I found this amazing product.

Having first used it in Marbella borrowed from a fellow makeup artist working alongside me, I used the original balm on the eyelids to create a glossy eye. The normal go to glosses and balms couldn’t cope with the heat and just melted away. Dr Paw Paw saved my makeup look that day.

When arriving back in the UK I soon purchased the original balm and now I use it not only on myself everyday but also on all my models and clients.

I was soon quick to discover that this magic balm was in fact like magic. The ingredients are natural with the main one being Pawpaw, followed by Olive oil and Aloe Vera Oil, blended together they create a miracle soothing and healing balm.

I use the balm on my lips daily and re apply as needed throughout the day. The balm leaves them soft and well moisturised without any stickiness or cracking from the product. Once a week I also coat my face with a film of the original balm in the evening. I let the balm soak into my skin just as you would a moisturiser. The benefits show the following morning when I wake up with soft glowing skin.

As well as using the balm on myself, all my wonderful clients also benefit. Before any makeup application I prep the skin and lips. I always use Dr Paw Paw to prep the lips. This ensures the perfect soft lips required before I go on to apply lip colour. I also use the original balm to set eyebrows. Apply a small dot of product onto a clean mascara wand or eyebrow comb and simply stroke the product through the brows for perfect in place brows all day.

A new technique that I tried last week and absolutely loved was using the pink peach tinted balm as a blusher. I’m a big fan of cream based products over powder and was rather excited to see the fantastic results of the balm. So not only did my client have a pop of beautiful colour on her cheeks but I also knew that her skin was benefiting from the added moisture that Dr Paw Paw balms give.

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Photographer & retoucher: Deborah Selwood
Model: Eve
Makeup Artist: Victoria Davies

There’s so many ways to use this fantastic multi use balm, here’s just a few;

• Lip Balm
• Hair Smoother
• Moisturiser
• To soothe skin irritation
• Make-up finisher/primer
• Nappy Cream
• Blusher
• Lip tint
• Eyeshadow tint
• Glossy eye look

Available in a handy 25ml tube for 6.95 in 3 varieties you can’t go wrong in this small investment.

Check them out today www.drpawpaw.com 

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Wednesday, 27 January 2016 18:46

Wardrobe Staples For 2016

Whether it's the oversized boy-cut blazer; a tassel-embellished accessory; or the block-heels sandals, retro fashion has made a come-back and is here to stay!

Comfort and style - what's not to love?

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Handmade Wool Coat & Mule Sandals - Zara
Fringed Suede Bag - Mango

What new season pieces are you adding to your wardrobe?

Keji x

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Thursday, 31 December 2015 14:11

2016 The Year To Be The Best Me

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January 2016, the first month of a new year, exciting, daunting and freaking amazing because we get a do over. A blank slate to never ever again make the same fashion mistakes, to not buy that shade of foundation, lipstick or eyeshadow because it simply did not bring out the best in us. You will, like every other year, decide to live and be better. But this year you are going to stick to it, because you have finally learned that in order to be better, you need to let go and avoid the mistakes of last year.

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So what are you going to do this new year;

You are going to love yourself more

You are going to stop focusing on how you look and stop comparing your beauty to those around you

You are going to get to know and understand your body shape

You are going to wear colors that suits your skin tone and brings out the best in you

You will pamper yourself at least once a week and this will include manicures, pedicures and a facial

You will watch what you eat and drink because what you put into your body usually shows on the outside

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Sunday, 20 December 2015 09:55

Annie Haak Ankle Bracelets

Ankle bracelets have been around for as long as I can remember (that’s 30 years).

Published in Accessories
Saturday, 19 December 2015 11:02

HOBBS SS16

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Every season Hobbs delivers something new and exciting for the modern woman. Something that she can slip into and fall in love with. Each piece is tailored to be feminine and makes the wearer stand out from the crowd.

There SS16 collection is full of beautifully designed pieces for the traveler in you that can take you from day to evening.

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Belize jacket in ebony appliqué mesh, Belize top in ivory jersey, Antonella skirt in ebony & ivory cotton blend

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Ndara Poncho in ebony & ivory cashmere, Santiago top in ivory pleat poly, Santiago skirt in ebony pleat poly, Celia hat in ivory straw, Jemma cuff

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Luciana coat in ice white & ebony linen blend, Aylesbury belt in ebony suede, Lola sandals in ebony suede

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Salvador blouse in ivory & hot red silk, Salvador skirt in ivory & ebony cotton blend , Aylesbury belt in ebony suede, Lola sandal in ebony suede

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Rica dress in natural & ivory linen blend, Rica trousers in natural & ivory linen blend, Amber sandals in snake print leather £99/€120

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Paola cape in dark natural suede, Santiago top in ivory pleat poly, Cosette culottes in ivory satin back crêpe, Valentina in pendant in gold & ebony, Amber sandal snake print leather

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Catalina blouse in azure blue silk, Catalina trousers azure blue silk, Lola sandals in ebony suede

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Belize jumpsuit in ebony satin back crêpe

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Wednesday, 16 December 2015 14:46

Rock My Shoes

Have you ever found yourself looking at a pair of shoes, boots or trainers and thought to yourself I’d love those if the bows were a different colour, in a different place or they had some more detail to them, maybe even more bling?

Published in Accessories
Saturday, 12 December 2015 11:46

The Pyjama Store

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At this time of the year I love lounging around at home, sitting by the open fire reading a book in my comfy pyjamas and drinking a hot chocolate with maybe a tiny splash of Baileys in. When it is the evening and I read a good night story to the children I like to make sure that I feel comfortable so choosing the right nightwear is a must. If I am not in the right night attire, then when it comes to falling asleep it is an absolute nightmare. Having my beauty sleep is a must.

When I was looking online the other day trying to find some new pyjamas to treat myself to I came across a website called The Pyjama Store in London. I instantly fell in love with all that they had. As I have not yet won the lottery (buying a ticket would help) I knew I could only choose a few to order. How would I manage to just pick a few, when everything they had looked so elegant and luxurious?

After I spoke to the lovely James who owns the store he told me that he would gift me with a pair of Ce Soir pyjamas with black and ivory stripes. To say I was delighted would be an understatement. I felt like a kid in a candy store looking at all they had to offer. One of my favourite pyjamas are: Three J: NYC ‘Jamie’ cotton white with grey trim. The Pyjama Store provides for men, woman and children so that no one in the family will be left out. Pyjamas are always a much needed present so why not treat your family and friends to some this Christmas?

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Have a look online at www.thepyjamastore.com and then you and your family can sleep as well as I do at night.

Written by Hayley Sweeney

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Dress up your look over the Christmas period by adding some sparkle with cosmetic glitter, lip glosses and nail polish.

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