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Come September we’re going to see lots of fashionistas wearing the River Island + Ashish collaboration. I can’t help but love Ashish’s collections, they are fun, happy, easy to wear and beautiful. Somehow they mean something, they feel more than just clothes… It’s personal, Ashish’s collections have always had some kind of message from ‘I’mContinue reading

Dear Husband, Today would have been our wedding day. I miss you. It was such a lovely day, Everyone was so happy and we were such a joyous little group. I wore a pink suit to the register’s office. I don’t know what happened to that suit. I had white fairytale dress for our wedding, I think I still haveContinue reading

I love shopping, and one of my favourite things to do is to buy something local when travelling. In Chani, Crete you’ll find lots of tourist shops with long flowing embroidered dress, pretty but not my thing. There’s a H&M, Zara and Diesel but if you’re looking for something a bit different it’s worth visiting Georgina Skalidi’sContinue reading

Even thought I love accessories it’s still always fun to go to a press day especially when you’re enticed by getting your nails done at the DryBy in central London, they do blow drys too but I love getting my nails done. You’re forced to sit still for 20 minutes – it’s like a timeContinue reading

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I’m always being asked for top styling tips so I thought I’d start sharing some with you. It’s really easy to get into a style rut. We often choose the same colours and same shapes with small variations and we ignore that are bodies change. Clothing is an expression of who you are. You are communicatingContinue reading

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I went to work the other day, and several people asked me if I’d been on holiday or gone to a spa – as I looked refreshed. It was a feeling that I remembered but it felt new and exciting, I had energy, I felt like myself  and all it took was one good night’sContinue reading

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  The six Pakistani designers selected for Fashion DNA: Pakistan 2016-17 programme debuted their capsule collections in a catwalk show at Fashion Scout on 18 February 2017.   I styled this show featuring six designers: Gulabo, JEEM, Munib Nawaz, The PinkTree Company, Sonya Battla and Zuria Dor. It was the first time all the designers were showing in the UK. It was really important for them to beContinue reading

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I love my wedding ring. My husband was a true romantic. He proposed to me on the Isla Mujeres – the Island of Women near Mexico, searched the jewellery district in New York to find me a vintage engagement ring and then had my wedding ring made for me by a small family run jeweller in Hatton Gardens.Continue reading

It’s always about the model – no matter how amazing the clothes are and having the most talented glam squad if you don’t have the right model for the show (or the shoot) you’re in trouble. Fortunately at the Fashion Scout Casting we got to see over 300 models. When you see that many girlsContinue reading

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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 17Continue 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