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


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


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


Celebrate your Blood campaign was created by London agency AMV BBDO, it’s part of Bodyform’s 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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Secondhand Shopping in Pimlico For a stylist I actually don’t shop very much, or at least I don’t think I shop as much as I’d like to. When I’m visiting another country I alway try and fit some shopping in, but in London it happens a bit more haphazardly. Recently my sister in-law was visiting and weContinue reading

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ONES TO WATCH Ana Ljubinkovic, Anissa Aida, Billie Jacobina, Ester Kubisz were selected from a long list of emerging designers by a panel of industry experts which this season included Martyn Roberts, Fashion Scout’s Founder and Creative Director, esteemed fashion writer Tony Glenville, Ones to Watch ’s very own stylist, Rebekah Roy (me!) and Kendall Robbins, fromContinue reading


One of the amazing parts about my job is that I get to work with some very talented people. I first met Rachel Toledo (formerly Rachel Wood, as she was recently married) over a decade ago and we worked together on numerous projects from catwalk shows to celebrities. Rachel was always easy to work with, sheContinue reading


So many people were sympathetic when my husband died, we are all shocked when someone we know dies and we want to share our condolences. People want to be kind but they fumble and most of us don’t know what to say, and no ones really knows how vulnerable you are when the person you’re in love withContinue reading

This year I will have moved twice. After my husband died I didn’t want to stay in our flat. He unexpectedly died at home and I found him, I never stayed there over night again. I gave away all our furniture, our bed, sofa, tables, lamps, even the toaster to different charities. I kept my teacupsContinue reading