Champneys, Forest Mere

Lake

Today I was lucky enough to visit the Champneys Forest Mere resort in Liphook, Hampshire, with my Mum.  To celebrate her Birthday we booked ourselves in for a ‘relax day’, allowing us full use of the spa facilities, a session in the UK’s first Thalassotherapy pool, lunch and a personalised facial treatment.

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November 4, 2013 little black book

Lemnos, Greece

Boat trip

You may have noticed it’s been a while since I last posted, and here’s one of the reasons why! It’s about time I shared some of these amazing scenes from my family holiday in Greece with you all, and a little more about what I got up to on the beautiful island of Lemnos.

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November 2, 2013 On location

October

Elle magazine

This month’s inspiration comes from Elle magazine’s ‘Wanderlust’ feature, starring Serbian-born Antonina Petkovic and shot by Olaf Wipperfurth. I love the colours that have been used in this styling; from the neon pinks to the Ferrari red, and how they just seem to pop against the lush green background.

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October 2, 2013 editorial, inspiration

So hot right now

Bikini Bonprix

Left to right: dotty underwired bikini, £19.99, white underwired bikini, £24.99, studded triangle bikini, £29.99

So as of today, the Met Office has confirmed that we’re officially in a heatwave. I totally didn’t see that one coming 6 weeks ago when I was still wearing my duffel coat and boots to work and snuggling up against the heater in the morning, but here we are!

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July 17, 2013 trends

June

elena bartels

 

A very short inspiration post for June, just to share with you these images of German model Elena Bartels, shot by Jens Langkjaer for Rika magazine this summer.

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June 29, 2013 editorial, inspiration

Walking tall

Topshop sandals

 

It’s official; Topshop are having a sordid affair with MASSIVE PLATFORMS. And I mean MASSIVE. Naturally, anything that Topshop are loving usually at some point makes its way into our flat, and these skyscrapers are no exception…

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June 20, 2013 trends

Cynthia Rowley Resort 2014

cynthia rowley resort 14

First introduced as mid-season ready-to-wear lines for wealthy jet-setters, resort collections have really taken off for 2014. Most of the pieces shown in resort, or cruise capsules won’t be on sale until sometime between December 2013 and February 2014, but show on the runway now, 6 months in advance.

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June 16, 2013 designer profile, Runway

Norway

street style norway

Left to right: hairband, Boohoo £8. Skirt, AX Paris, £14.99. Leotard, Lipsy, £25. Denim jacket, River Island, £25. Boots, Dr Martens, £100.

I spotted these three Norwegian street style looks on Elle UK’s website this week, and really wanted to share them, along with some ideas on how to recreate each outfit! I love the cool, calm, collected styling and laid-back elegance of these looks, as well as the handy between-season layering.

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June 14, 2013 Street style

Hey Specsy

Optical Express sunglasses

Left to right, top: Prada 01OS, Calvin Klein 2112s, next row: Versace 4189, Dior Coquette, bottom row: Ray Ban 3445, Jimmy Choo, all from Optical Express.

Ok, so the sun may have been absent so far this week, but judging by the beautiful weather we encountered last weekend I think it’s pretty safe to say it’ll be back again; and when it is, we’ll be ready…

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June 11, 2013 trends

Kate Moss for Vogue, June 2013

vogue mag cover

Just a quick post on this beautiful Sunday for you – I’ve been meaning to share these photographs for a while and have finally got around to posting them. Those of you who have already read the latest Vogue will be already privy to this shoot; those of you who have not; you’re in for a treat!

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May 26, 2013 editorial, inspiration