January 2020
Friday, 31 January 2020 14:33

Karen Gold

London based designer Karen Gold graduated with a Law and Business Management degree in 2007 from London Metropolitan University. Karen Gold is noted for her signature style of designing sharp tailoring of classic styles that evoke radiance. Her style became immediately apparent in her first womenswear collection in 2015.

Her desire to regain her power as an individual and to break free from the norm  led her to attend a stitching course at ASOS Stitching Academy with Fashion Enter and there she found the freedom to express herself through fashion leading to the creation of her first signature collection of Jackets with interchangeable lapels that didn’t confine you to one style. In 2017, the designer debuted her menswear collection under her eponymous brand label.

Karen Gold’s collections include women and men’s ready-to-wear usually in limited editions. Her pieces are set to make you look and feel radiant by updating the classics for a timeless trans seasonal wardrobe through the fit, the fabric and the style. Karen Gold’s collections have been shown at various seasons at London Fashion Week, Paris Fashion Week, New York, Afrimma Dallas, Source British Los Angeles and Scotland International Fashion Festival where she received an award of excellence.

In her quest for sustainable fashion, Karen Gold launched a new handmade collection of aspirational styles in 2018.  She prides herself in her ethical handmade collection made from an inimitable fabric handwoven from cotton and silk by local artisans in Africa.  This edit significantly tells a story about the strength, perseverance and resilience of women in Africa, a story that will transcend to unborn generations thereby keeping the art alive. As a result of her sustainable practice, Karen Gold awakens Africa’s authenticity and power through Africa’s women and with every piece sold, Karen Gold gives back to the community of weavers empowering them on the dynamism of their heritage and culture.

Karen Gold’s handwoven collection adapted the designer’s eco-friendly ethos and have since expanded into classic styles for everyday wear. Also, her commitment to sustainability is evident throughout all her collections which is part of the brand’s ethos to be a company that is responsible and transparent.

Website: www.karengold.london

Published in Designers
Friday, 31 January 2020 11:32

Lara Lavine

Lara Lavine is an up and coming Irish luxury brand, committed to quality, and creating unique, one of a kind pieces, individually designed garments and limited-edition prints.

Lara’s target market is the affluent professional woman, who likes to dress herself and her home in sheer luxury, art, colour and originality. Her designs are unique, with a cultural context, not only rich in tradition, but made with integrity and passion.

Lara Lavine creates durable, flexible and functional wear scarves, made out of luxury silk and a combination of interesting fabrics and materials, inspiring longevity and sustainability. The scarves are designed in different colours and folds, so the scarf can be used for a variety purposes, (tops, headbands, belts, and one-off garments), these pieces are individually designed, one of a kind and limited editions.

The brand Lavine hopes to inspire a feeling of glamour, chic elegance, divine luxury, and style to the customer, while providing them with the wearable art experience! People invest in art, and will pay millions for a one of kind piece of art or a collector’s item, and Lavine’s designs are just that! Wearable art. No one will ever have the exact same scarf or garment, just like an original masterpiece.

Say No to massed produced items. Rather, buy well, waste less and be kind to our Planet!

www.laralavine.com

Published in Designers
Thursday, 30 January 2020 09:41

Valentines Day - Thinking Out Of The Box

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Sometimes it’s great to think outside of the box a little when it comes to Valentine’s Day. If your loved one is expecting the traditional gift of a card, flowers, chocolates or a cute cuddly something, surprise them with a gift equally as lovely, but with a little twist on the traditional theme.

A Personalised Book
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There are many kinds of personalised books available, including this one, available from Amazon for under £10.00
Buy the book (with free next day delivery for Prime members) and fill in the pages as you are prompted by the printed text. A great way to tell your loved one just why they are so special to you, without worrying about ‘finding the right words’ as you will get plenty of help as you complete the book. A lovely twist on the Valentine’s Day card theme.

Chocolate Making And Tasting Experience

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Why not treat your beloved to a whole senses experience with chocolate, rather than just buying them a box of their favourite!
There are several places who offer chocolate making and tasting sessions, including Red Letter Days, available all over the UK, a must buy if this is something you know your loved one would adore!

Silky PJ’s

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Instead of investing in a cuddly toy to express your love, why not go shopping for a silky number she will love!
ASOS have a wide selection of PJ’s to choose from, and they are great for both summer and winter nightwear, as well as small and lightweight for traveling with. Nothing says sensuous and luxurious like silk!

A Nordgreen Watch

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A watch is also a remarkable Valentine’s gift. Why not surprise your partner with a minimalist watch from Nordgreen?
They’re a Danish brand that has both women and men’s watches and they work directly with Jakob Wagner, a very well-known designer in Scandinavia.
Apart from an exceptional design, they offer a ‘Giving Back’ program. Meaning that buying one of their watches you donate a percentage of the watch’s price to one of their 3 partner NGOs.
From £144 you can get a bundle which includes a watch with two extra interchangeable straps of your choice. Buy them online here for men and for women!

Beer Selection Box

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For every guy (or gal) who loves their beer, nothing can say ‘I love you’ better than a selection of interesting and delicious beers they may never have tried before, like this gift box from Beer Hawk. Most of the gift boxes are priced around the £20.00 mark, so won’t break the bank either!

Romantic Night In Gift Set

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You could make a romantic night in gift box yourself, and fill it with things you and your partner will enjoy, or you can buy a pre-made box like this selection from Aromabar and available on Amason at under £15 each. Either way, your significant other will appreciate the thought that goes into accommodating both parties on Valentines Day.

A Gift For Yourself

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It’s important to remind yourself how special you are at this time of year too, and remember never to neglect your own health and beauty.

Love yourself always, and invest in you with a new range of hair care from Shea Moisture, containing charcoal that will keep your hair and scalp feeling fresh and full of life. With shampoo, conditioner and hair masque available, build-ups, dirt and unwanted oils will be washed away while leaving your natural barriers intact to allow long-lasting comfort. Ingredients like Tea Tree Oil, Bamboo Charcoal, African Black Soap and Willow Bark Extract feel soothing on your skin, making the shampoo perfect for those with itchy or irritated scalps. 

Your skin can also receive a boost of vitality with Embryolisse Anti-Aging Firming Cream. This cream deals with every aspect of ageing; containing dermatological active ingredients, collagen and hyaluronic acid this cream gives the skin more substance, by plumping and smoothing the skin. Your skin will become more elastic and toned, moisturized and nourished giving it that much desired youthful glow.
Published in Blog
Wednesday, 29 January 2020 17:41

How to Style Denim-on-Denim

The denim-on-denim look has had its fair share of time behind the camera.

Published in Fashion
Wednesday, 29 January 2020 14:00

HuGG CBD Luxury Body Products

The HuGG CBD are a range of cannabis-based, and research backed products, designed by CiiTECH; a registered UK cannabis biotech company and in collaboration with Israel’s Hebrew University of Jerusalem – the epicenter of cannabis research and development.

Using the latest research knowledge and expertise, HuGG are able to deliver an unparalleled level of quality products, designed to improve your health and wellbeing, and help you to look and feel your best every day.

As well as the benfits of being available here in the UK and EU, we at HuGG promise that the quality, safety and purity of the CBD oil they use in our products, is unmatched. When you buy The HuGG CBD, you are truly buying the finest-quality, top-grade hemp extract on the market.

HuGG's newest launches are now available, and are all infused with ingredients from Dead Sea Himalayan Salts, Caffeine, Cocoa Butter, Watermelon Extract, Black Pepper and of course, CBD.
 
Containing 10mg of CBD, as well as Dead Sea and Himalayan Salt minerals and essential oils to assist the body by extracting toxins with soothing properties.

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Wake me up - caffeine inspired exfoliating body scrub is antioxidant rich, infused with Sunflower Seed Oil, Olive Oil, Macadamia Oil, Coconut Oil, Coffee Butter, Creatine, Vitamin C, Hyaluronic Acid and Pumpkin to exfoliate and tighten pores, as well as moisturise the skin.

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Pre or post workout wonder moisturising cream is enriched with Sunflower Seed Oil, Shea Butter, Glyceryl Stearate, Cocoa Butter, Coconut, Olive Oil, Vitamin E and Lactic Acid, to allow those tight and tired areas on the body to feel supple and moisturised.

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Drink your HuGG Tea or Coffee on the Go with this Collapsible Silicone Cup. It Looks Fab & Folds Easily to Fit in your Bag.

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Deliciously Fruity Caffeine Free Tea with Chunks of Real Wild Berries Infused with a Touch of HUGG. 60% Real Fruit Pieces. All-natural Ingredients and Caffeine Free.

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The Plant-Based Cuticle Oil of the Century! Containing Lavender, Rosemary, and Clary Sage Essential Oils, Infused with CBD. A game-changing Skin-soothing Remedy for Nails, Hands and Feet.



Published in Blog
Wednesday, 29 January 2020 13:19

Maria Aristidou's BOLD Collection

Maria Aristidou’s SS2020 knit couture collection is very much inspired by the early 20th Century Art Deco movement, a time when the need for change, and a greater wealth was acquired after the end of World War One, and spread into all aspects of art and design.
Published in Fashion
Wednesday, 29 January 2020 12:34

ZIAD NAKAD 'Atlantis'

Ziad Nakad’s Spring Summer 2020 Couture collection is based around the image of a Warrior Princess, and the celebration of fierceness, softness, determination, ingenuity and compassion that makes up the Modern Day Warrior Princess.
Published in Fashion
Monday, 27 January 2020 14:44

LA METAMORPHOSE

This collection from La Metamorphose is a tribute to the woman as a muse. She is an evanescent inspiration for the poet, Quick to fade, and pass out of sight.
Published in Fashion

Give no way to confident related issues anymore that stops you from leading a happier life and from embracing opportunities that come your way.

Published in Beauty
Friday, 24 January 2020 16:09

Aleem Yusuf and 'Obsession'

This years Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week saw designer Aleem Yusuf unvail his latest collection Like a rose.
Published in Fashion
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