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Ones of the best things you can do for yourself is too keep moving. I’ve always loved exercise but it’s only during this past year that I’ve realised it’s not only about keeping fit, but keeping your mind and body in sync, and staying grounded. No matter whether you choose to or you have to, changing your life,Continue reading

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I like fun happy shoots. I don’t mind the occasional shoot where the model looks sullen, or deep in thought but there’s something wonderful when a model smiles. Smiling is a bit contagious besides it’s hard not to be happy in such fun colourful clothes. This shoot featured Samuel Thorley’s graduate collection. When Samuel was 17 heContinue reading

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I haven’t driven in about 8 years but when I was offered the opportunity to drive a McLaren on the historic race course, Goodwood, in Chichester I didn’t hesitate. I don’t know anything about cars but something inside me just jumped at the opportunity. Face your fears? I’m not sure it was a fear, as it only dawned onContinue reading

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  It’s important to me to have a good night’s sleep and for the past year I haven’t been sleeping very well. So I decided to create some bedtime rituals and routines for myself. It’s hard for me to shut down my laptop but I do and that really signifies the end of my day. SoContinue reading

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We shot this in Jakarta. In the early morning we went to the flower markets to buy fresh flowers for the shoot. There are never tourists at the market so people who curious to know why were there. I’ve always loved using fresh flowers for  my shoots, they seem to make things more real forContinue reading

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I think hats have a magical quality. I like a hat for practical purposes: to either block out the sun or to keep me warm, but there is also a feeling of safety that I get from wearing a hat. I’m not sure if that’s because of the hats practical or whimsical nature. So often for religiousContinue reading

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This is one of my favourite fashion shoots and it’s quite special to me for several reasons. Before my husband died I told him I wanted to shoot in a forest and he found this location for me in Wandsworth Common. The designer featured is Hannah Williams, I’ve known her for a few years as she wasContinue reading

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It’s important to have rituals and they don’t have to be complicated. The weekend breakfast is one of my favourite things. It’s what separates the work week from taking time out. Work for me is never realIy Monday to Friday as I do like working on the weekends and I often plan shoots on Sundays. I know it’s importantContinue reading

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Celebrate your Blood campaign was created by London agency AMV BBDO, it’s part of Bodyform’s Red.fit campaign educating people about what menstruation is and how it affects our body. The video features women playing sports, being active, mountain climbing, hiking, soccer etc. We all get cuts and scraps, we bleed and we just continue. We finish the game and we’re notContinue reading

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I recently watched a Ted Talk, The Cure for Grief by Norah Casey – Norah says the only way out of grief is motion.  I believe it to be true, as it’s been my own experience. It’s been a very strange year for me. After my husband died I had the opportunity to go to Pakistan, Lagos andContinue reading

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This week has all been about seeing shows at London Fashion Week. I knew it was going to be a hard week as it’s just over a year since my husband past away. He was a catwalk photographer so I could alway spot him in the ‘pit’ when he  was shooting a show and we’dContinue reading

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I’m very results oriented but there are some things, many things that I’ve been procrastinating about this year, and I know that getting organised will help me move forward. I have lots to sort out since my husband’s death and it’s true that in grief you don’t have the strength or energy to face most things. ButContinue reading

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Who are your heros? I’m very fortunate as try to surround myself with people I admire. I seek them out. Zig Ziglar quote, “You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with” After my husband died one of my friends suggested I see a nutritionist. I wasn’t quite sure why but IContinue reading

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My dad has always called it D&D – discipline and desire, I’m not sure whether he realised it or not but it became my personal motto. Unfortunately the things I Iike to do, for myself get pushed aside when I’m busy  – which is why I wanted to do Natalie’s 10 Day Freedom Plan Blog Challenge. I thought itContinue reading

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We all have something that we’re good at, a superpower but we don’t always know what it is. It’s important to stop and look at the things we’re good at and enjoy doing. It might be obvious what you’re good at but sometimes it might be your underlying skill set that would make you good at several thingsContinue reading

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Vision boards. Do you believe if you commit a vision to paper, create a moodboard in detail, and share the vision with your team that it will become true? I do this every week with moodboards for photoshoots and our moodboards become a reality. So what if you create vision or moodboard for your life would that work?  IContinue reading

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After you lose someone you love, you redefine and rediscover yourself. This year I have to check in with myself regularly and remind myself to do new things, to keep doing fashion shoots, to go to the gym and just to just keep going. Even if there are moment that I feel like why bother, I know I justContinue reading

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This past year I’ve found it hard to blog. Grief really messes with your concentration and focusing is really a challenge. The other difficulty was grief and fashion just don’t seem to go together but they are both a big part of my daily life right now and I’ve wanted to find a way forContinue reading

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One of my friends shared a very kind piece of advice. She lost her mum nine years ago. I’ve known her for years and she never mentioned this before. There are so many of my friends who have lost family members & close friends who never mentioned it and I never thought to ask…before. When youContinue reading

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In a few days it will be the first anniversary of my husband’s death. I’m not sure what one does. I don’t how to prepare or what to expect. Throughout the year we remember those we lost but a death anniversary triggers our emotions. I didn’t know what to expect but I thought I’d cover myselfContinue reading