Brand imagery shoot at Velvet
I recently shot on location at one of my favourite independent stores in Hove, Velvet with the talented Summer Gibson. I needed to create some fresh brand images that communicated who I am, what I offer and that capture the essence of my personality. After all, this is what I help other brands do so I bit the bullet and did it for myself! I’m in my element when being creative, surrounded by beautiful interiors, fashion and good people so working with Summer and shooting on location at Velvet was a breeze. Images are everywhere, we’re inundated with them and so to stand out amid it all, it’s crucial that…
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Four cosy (but not frumpy) looks.
If you follow me on Instagram, you’ll know I kicked off my new Style Sunday content yesterday. You get to choose the weekly theme and I recommend four different ideas and style picks based on that – for both your wardrobe and your home. First up for your wardrobe is your ask for cosy, comfortable but stylish outfits (that don’t make you feel frumpy). I don’t need to know the entire plot twist for 2021, I mean, none of us have any way of knowing. But if you want to know how to level up your look (and therefore how you feel), read on. Your four style picks 1. Co-ords…
Why ‘putting on a brave face’ is the wrong thing to do.
This girl (with the stepdad who looks a bit like Sylvester Stallone), could never resist playing up to the camera. I still can’t. I was always inquisitive and wanting to explore. My mum told me that on a holiday to Hunstanton at the age of two, I decided I was bored in the Chinese restaurant where we all sat, so I got up from the table, opened the door myself and started walking down the street. It was only because my coat had a red hood that my sister spotted me and saw me walking nonchalantly away! I’m not much different now. I’ve always been pioneering too. I remember being…
My ice bath experience.
A month ago, I had a fire and ice experience led by Lisa Shabbas and it changed my life. Lisa is an ex military bodyguard who unplugged. The beast to being programme I took part in, held at Beach Box Sauna Spa in Brighton, sees you start with a swim in the sea, followed by an intense heat sauna sitting, before plunging yourself into a bath of ice cubes. Yes really. The method teaches you to breathe through fears and physical sensations, promoting strength of mind over matter and inner power. There was a small group of other women who joined me, each of us there for our own reasons.…
Living bravely and adventurously.
One thing the pandemic has proved to us all is that change can happen, unannounced and it can happen at super speed. Though some fear change as it catapults you into the unknown, or makes you feel out of control, I’ve always enjoyed change. I find it exciting; an opportunity to create or try something new. I’m addicted to trying new things. It gives me the sense of adventure that I seek in my every day. While I don’t see the pandemic as an adventure of course, I’m not writing off 2020 altogether like I hear so many people have. 2020 could be your year of opportunity. You could see…
1 Shirt Worn 5 Ways
I love a button down shirt but I never used to. I used to think I couldn’t wear them due to my large bust – no one needs to see a gaping peephole to my cleavage and shirts are not supposed to do that. It is only with age (and thus experience of wearing clothes, getting it wrong, and then finally getting it right), that I’ve come to realise the shirt is a wardrobe staple. BUT you need to go for high quality and part with the cash to get it – plus it will last you years which is a more sustainable option. A well made shirt is such…
Let’s speak the truth about: ‘Baby Blues’.
I felt really embarrassed to publish this video and a bit frightened to. Why? Well, in it – I’m laid bare, I’m feeling down, it’s just four days after giving birth and I look like SHIT. So why did I publish it? Well, I talk about the baby blues and my experience, how I felt after giving birth, all the changes your whole self goes through and what you can do to come out the other side. I desperately needed someone to tell me the truth, hug me tightly and say, ‘don’t worry – it’s all normal, it’s tough right now but it will get better’. All I could find…
Get cosy and hide from the rain with these ideas
Image Credit The UK weather has been so stormy lately with dark mornings, evenings drawing in from 5pm and a drop in temperature. Ever the optimist though, I do love autumn – it’s a beautiful season. When the leaves fall, the streets become lined with yellow, green and autumnal golden brown. when sunlight peeps through the bare trees while we get cosy in oversized coats outside and with large cups of cocoa inside. So in honour of snug season, here are my favourite ways to hide away and cosy up… Enjoy a hot drink – there’s something about a warming cuppa in a large mug that makes me feel comforted. Team…
How to try new things
Image Credit For as long as I can remember I have always enjoyed trying new things although, when I was a child, I was a notoriously picky eater. I wouldn’t swallow the ‘bits’ in yoghurts because I didn’t like the texture. I chose not to eat meat for my love of animals and I must have been the only kid to prefer fruit to chocolate. It wasn’t that I didn’t like to try new things nor that I never had but instead- in trying new things – I learnt to know what I love and indeed, hate. I discovered variety and through that, my beliefs, and so I developed a…