Fashions Finest Ceo Deborah St. Louis chats to Boss Media presenter Dianne Perard during London Fashion Week Aw16 about the platform, show and designers featured.
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Mary was brought up in Gloucestershire, but moved to Suffolk when she met her husband and is married and mother of two grown-up boys. Both boys have strong design and entrepreneurial skills. Her husband John, who is a serial entrepreneur, has been the backbone of the family – urging them all to create new ideas and giving them confidence to push their ideas through - with the end goal of achieving a viable and commercial business.
Mary Jardine’s background was in the modelling world of organising photoshoots, fashion shows, advertising and marketing. For several years Mary ran her own regional modelling agency whilst also scouting on behalf of Models 1 on a ‘mother agency’ basis. At that time, Mary dealt with the highly respected talent scout Fiona Ellis at Models 1 – Fiona was responsible for discovering the likes of
Erin O’Connor, Karen Elson and Alek Wek.
Mary has always loved handbags – what girl doesn’t. One of her dreams was to have her own brand luxury handbag business and finally has realised her dream. My inspiration for the gold star used in her brand name comes from the Jardine Star Brooch which was left to Queen Elizabeth II in 1981 by Lady Jardine. The brooch has eight points and a diamond is placed on a knife-wire between each point.
Mary is passionate and proud that her bags are made in Britain. Mary has sourced the highest quality soft calf leather which gives the bags their luxurious feel. All the materials used are of a very high quality. Her inspiration for her first collection came from childhood memories of her leather music case – hence the music bar detail. She always wondered what it would be like to have something incredibly chic with lovely clean lines incorporating the bar but at the same time being practical. Mary feels she has achieved it with the Jardine of London ‘City’ Bag.
Fashions Finest are dedicated to providing a platform for new and emerging designers and the opportunity to showcase their work to a wide audience of fashion industry professionals and enthusiasts.
My hair texture is fine, professionally highlighted, tends to dry out on the ends and its naturally curly, with a tendency to frizz and fly out in all directions.
I’ve been using both products for over a week now. I only used small amount of mousse to start with but slightly larger amount that suggested on the packaging works better with my fine hair. Both products work best when used together, however the mousse worked best on my towel dried hair, after I brushed it. After I dried my hair I used small amount of oil to smooth the waves.
Overall, I am pretty impressed by both products – hair stays nice silky texture for about two days without the need for washing and the ends aren’t drying out. The hair keeps its shape and there is no uncontrollable frizzing. I only needed to use a bit of the serum in the morning to get the hair under control without having to wash it again. I prefer both products to similar hair products that I’ve been using so far.
Both products can be purchased from Boots - Salon Science Cellumax Volumising Foam PhytoCellTec Swiss Apple 150ml - 17.00 and Salon Science Reglosse Smoothing Serum GSP-T Swiss Grape 50ml - 18.00
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Whether you’re planning a destination wedding to a sunny locale or are holding your wedding during the popular summer months, you’ll want to make sure that you’re cool, comfortable, and gorgeous on your special day. Here are a few tips to help you select a wedding gown that’s both stylish and practical in hot weather.
Strapless wedding dresses are popular enough in cool weather weddings for their figure flattering fit, but they’re particularly useful for keeping cool when the sun’s blazing. Keep your neck, arms, and shoulders bare to take advantage of cooling breezes while showing off your best assets at the same time. Strapless dresses are far from a one-style affair – you can vary the neckline to create balance. For example, ruching can enhance a small bust, while sweetheart necklines draw the eye up and away from a larger bottom.
Choose Breathable Fabrics
Many traditional wedding gown styles are surprisingly lightweight, particularly when fashioned out of light, breathable fabrics. If you’re planning a summer wedding, avoid synthetic fabrics like the plague. These will weigh you down and make you sweat. Instead, opt for materials like chiffon, organza, tulle, silk, or lace. These let your body breathe on a day when you’re already more prone to breaking a sweat.
Consider Shorter Length
Many of the most iconic wedding dresses aren’t necessarily floor-length. Take a look at this infographic from Vashi to see a range of famous dresses in different lengths. Celebs including Marilyn Monroe, Keira Knightley, and Cindy Crawford all opted for dresses at or above the knee. If you’re not ready to wear a shift or prom dress in a formal setting, you could choose to change out of your main wedding dress into a shorter, breezier, and cooler dress for the reception!