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Primark’s sales are increasing and throw away clothes and fast fashion are just part of our every day language. So the timing couldn’t be more perfect for the BBC to launch the on-line magazine Thread in conjunction with the programme Blood, Sweat and T-Shirts. I love fashion and I want to feel good about any…Continue reading

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I decided on a whim to get my hair styled at the Hershesons Blow Dry Bar in Topshop. It was quite fun as it’s the sort of thing that I don’t normally do but now I find myself with an addiction to big hair. There are 8 different looks to choose from and each look…Continue reading

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Fur Coat No Knickers is a tiny shop in Kingly Court just off Carnaby Street. The owners Laura Thomas and Emma Cascarina both have a back ground in theatre costumes which is obvious when you walk into the shop as the selection is well thought out, everything is beautifully placed and the more you look…Continue reading

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Pattern Cutter, JP with Courtney Blackman and Jaime Cooke – the Director of Muks! The Muks Fashion Soiree was a great success! We drank cosmopolitans and mojitos and danced until the early hours of the morning. Michel Herz, head of womenswear design at Aquascutum with Coutney Blackman.   Catherine McColl, fashion editor and her the…Continue reading

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I love Ann Demeulemeester’s menswear. Demeulemeester is part of the group of young designers who emerged from Belgium during the 1980s. She studied at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp and launched her line in 1985. These images are from her Spring Summer 2008 collection and it’s very rock’n’roll. All of her clothes…Continue reading

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Models go on castings on a daily basis, the rest of us make up artists, hair stylists, photographers and stylists go on appointments. It’s hard to make the time when you’re busy shooting but it’s important to meet new people and show your work. You’re basically going on mini interviews all day. What’s great and…Continue reading

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Cyprus Crocs are the focus of their new ad campaign “What a Croc!” I laughed when I saw the ad. It’s great to see humour in advertising. I didn’t really like the original Crocs. I like comfortable shoes but there is a line I just can’t seem to cross. Anyway it’s likely that this ad…Continue reading

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London is the world’s CCTV capital. Britain has 4.2million CCTV cameras – one for every 14 people in the country. The average person is filmed on camera 300 times per day. -Dress for it!

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Victim is one of my favourite shops. Most of Victim’s dresses are one of a kind, so they are very distinct and recognizable. They are made with vintage silks and lace: you feel very sexy and feminine when you wear them. Everything is designed by Mei-Hui Liu, a dear friend of mine. Peaches Geldof was…Continue reading

I feel quite flattered that I’ve been tagged by one of my favourite bloggers LibertyLondonGirl! The Rules of Tag: 1) you link back to the person who tagged you. 2) post these rules on your blog. 3) share six unimportant things about yourself. 4) tag six random people at the end of your entry. 5)…Continue reading

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One of the things I like about Tuesdai Leigh is that she can’t be bothered to be pretentious. She just loves to sing and she’s a natural performer. I went to see Tuesdai Leigh perform and she’s the real thing. She has a huge voice and she sounds like a gospel/soul singer. Her influences range…Continue reading

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(Photo by Bauer-Griffin) I was a bit shocked to see Lily Allen as a blond but the more I look at her, the more I like it. I have never been a blond and with my olive skin tones I don’t think it’s for me. I’ve had all sorts of colours in my hair. When…Continue reading

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Stonefoxx performed last night at Embassy Club in Mayfair. Who is Stonefoxx? They are a relatively new pop band. I met them about two years ago when they first started working together: Gem Allen, Stacy Burton and Lizzy Williams. They are super fun, cool and hard working. I adore them! They are managed by James…Continue reading

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Brian Rennie (left), Gant’s new Design Director, with Stefan Lindemann, Grazia’s Shopping Editor. Last night I went to a fabulous dinner at Sketch to celebrate Gant‘s new creative director. – Brian Rennie. Brian Rennie was previously the designer behind legendary fashion house Escada. Brian is charming and you can’t help but adore him, not just…Continue reading

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The triangular shape (A -line) dress has been around since the early 50’s. It was originally designed to be worn with low heels and bouffant hair – it later transformed into the baby doll dress during the 60’s. Vintage 1960 trapeze dress, $126. The trapeze dress has proven very popular over the past few seasons…Continue reading

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Spotted at the Hospital, a private members club for people in the creative industries: Courtney Blackman, Director of the Fashion Business Cub and Brook Taylor of Aganovich!! There are lots of rooms at The Hospital: studios, a gallery, a roof terrace, a cinema as well as bars and lounges. In London there are quite a…Continue reading

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I’ve always liked pets and animals. I think it’s an important trait that as a human being, we like to look after other species. So when I heard about the Cat Cafe Calico, I thought what could be better! In Toyko there are now 3 cafes were you can rent a cat for about £3…Continue reading

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Vivienne Westwood’s press day took place up stairs in her shop, on Conduit street in London. I love her accessories. There was a diamanté bone necklace and bracelet – very cool and the menswear is beautiful. Aren’t the shoes just amazing!!