You’re invited to do something amazing. Enter Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life 2009 and simply walk, jog or run 5k to raise money to help beat cancer. Join the thousands of women who will come together this summer to raise money so that Cancer Research UK can continue its life-saving work. Race for LifeContinue reading

I feel very lucky to be on Vogue Street Chic. I’m always checking out online street styles around the world. It just amazes me that all this information is just a few clicks away. I remember going to see trend presentations by Cotton Inc and we were looking at denim samples that they had sourcedContinue reading

I’ve been friends with Rita Nazareno for a while now and she’s always caring these fabulous leather woven bags so I just had to ask her about them! You studied and worked in media? What is your background? RN – I was in television in America for a while – I was Senior Producer atContinue reading

It’s always a challenge to know what shoes to wear, in London more so than most other places. The weather can change so many times during the day that I never feel quite appropriately dressed. I wore my WedgeWelly boots – which was great because not only did it rain but we had a hugeContinue reading

So this past week I laughed my way through a photo shoot  for a magazine with Comedian Michael McItyre. when I was telling one of my friends about it, they were surprised? Why would he need a makeup artist? Well, it seemed perfectly normal to me, if you are on TV or the subject forContinue reading

I received a present from a friend: she brought me a Panama hat from Panama only for me to learn that the Panama hat is really from Equador.  I was a bit surprized by the gift – was I the kind of girl who could wear a Panama hat? It seems so iconic and withContinue reading

After all the hard work I have been doing lately working on my final collection, even a busy fashion student needs a bit of a break! On the weekend I treated myself to a little rummage through the vast piles in the Vintage Warehouse in Nottingham’s city centre. The Vintage Warehouse is a huge spaceContinue reading

Olesia Makhonko graduated from Kiev National University of Technology and Design with an Honours BA in Fashion design. She worked for Alexander McQueen until she launched her own womenswear brand Molessa in 2007. The brand’s inspirations are the shape of the female body, modern architecture and art. I’ve used Olesia’s dresses in several shoots andContinue reading

I understand for the non-professional makeup can be very confusing. As soon as women hear I am a makeup artists their eyes tend to light up and the questions come pouring out – " What colour should I wear"  or "what suits me,"  or "what is the best brand, range, product etc.?" Well, makeup doesn’tContinue reading

So what’s wrong with this cover? Well, we can see the safety pin at the base of the strap. This isn’t a styling error even though it might look like one. Stylists use pins, safety pins, bull dog clips and have all sorts of tricks to make the clothes fit perfectly – that’s our job!Continue reading

Jil Sander has signed on to be the Creative Director of Uniqlo! I’m quite excited about this – it seems like a smart business move for both sides. Jil Sanders is known for her minimalist designs and taking her talent and knowledge to collaborate with a high street chain can only be genius. Even theContinue reading

Whoo hoo! So Sam won and is now Paris Hilton’s BBF! You just knew he was going to win. Really, what girl can compete with a cute gay boy to be any girls BBF?   Sam wore a pink sweater, Paris’ favourite colour and he can bake cupcake or fairy cakes as the Brits callContinue reading

Spring is rapidly approaching and with it comes flaming sunset shades, water colour florals, safari themed prints and super luxe brocading; and this is just the clothes. To compliment the bright bold styles of the S/S 09 catwalk, this spring make-up is all about having fresh, glowing skin with bold make-up. This season, make-up artists’Continue reading

Many technology companies are starting to design more and more for women. I have always been partial to having a small, light, yet power laptop. I have a Dell, and like all laptop users I have a personal relationship with my laptop and a dependency of sorts. Blackberry is making colourful and smaller handheld devices,Continue reading

As the Nottingham Trent graduate fashion show is fast approaching, last weekend I went back to London for the weekend to source some fabric samples for my collection. I went to Berwick Street, just off Oxford Street and began scouring the fabric shops for something amazing that would make my collection something special. I wasContinue reading

Saw these great bags at the Sunday Up Market on Brick Lane. Sarwat Iqbal designs the bags and she established her company SPDR about 5 years ago. She likes to focus on basic shapes with great prints. The range is based on cricket, old checks and sea side prints. I love the bright colours andContinue reading

I love these necklaces – in a way they are more like a collar. There are so many looks you can create with them! A statement necklace like this can spice up a little black dress or dress up a black t-shirt and skinny jeans. I’m not sure which necklace I love the most, maybeContinue reading

This season I was quite busy styling shows and although I didn’t have the chance to see lots of shows, which I love doing, I was lucky enough to see Emma Bell‘s show. It opened with a violinist playing ‘How much is that doggy in the window‘ and performance artist Scottie wearing heels and aContinue reading

It may look grey and stormy in London but much to my delight early in the morning I discovered one of the lions at Trafalgar Square wearing a Red Nose Day T-shirt!! Visit or for more information.

classid=”clsid:38481807-CA0E-42D2-BF39-B33AF135CC4D” id=ieooui> I know how hard it’s been to find a Red Nose T-shirt. This year  the images were so well done that I think they’ve sold out most places so I though I should at least tell you about another T-shirt label Wornby. They have have dipped into their vaults to re-release a vintageContinue reading