Entries from the category 'London'
Posted by Rebekah Roy on May 18th, 2013
I love receiving presents so when I received some Molton Brown I was quite excited – I think everyone loves Molton Brown. Then I realized the scent was Pink Pepperpod? What? Really did I want to smell like the sauce that goes with my steak? To my surprise the scent was refreshing, stimulating with hints of ginger but I can’t help but think of steak every time I have a shower…
Tags: beauty, Molton Brown, perfume
Posted by Rebekah Roy on May 13th, 2013
I love walking around East London and seeing all the graffiti. It inspires so many people, I saw lots of tourists taking pictures and a singer was using one of the wall as the backdrop for her music video.
Tags: East London, graffiti
Posted by Rebekah Roy on May 11th, 2013
Rising literary star Abigail Tarttelin launched her second novel Golden Boy in London last week. It’s one of those books that you’ll just want to stay up all night and read.
It’s a coming of age story about Max Walker – the Golden Boy, the perfect son, the best friend. The girls at school like him and he’s so nice to his little brother but Max has a secret and is betrayed in the worst possible way by his best friend. Max was born with forty-six XX chromosomes and forty-six XY chromosomes, which makes him intersex. He was brought up as boy, had hormone treatments, plays football – he looks like any other boy. His family is nurturing and loving but they don’t really talk about Max being intersex, it’s Archie, his physician who tries to guide him. Max is like any other teenager, he falls in love, he thinks about his future and wants to be accepted.
The story is told through the first person narrative giving us all the characters’ point of view and their experiences. I was more invested in all the characters because of this insight, I felt like I was on an emotional journey. This is one of those books that’s going to gain its own momentum by friends recommending to friends. It’s a story that needs to be told and discussed plus it reads like a film.
I attended Abigail’s book launch in London celebrating with cake and champagne at Drink, Shop and Do. Abigail’s publisher said after she read just the first two pages of Golden Boy she knew the book was special (I was hooked after reading the first few pages as well). I met Abigail a few years ago as she is the Books Editor at Phoenix magazine. So during this past year I’ve been really excited hearing little bits about Golden Boy and just wanting to read it. Abigail is one of those people that I just love chatting with for hours over a glass of wine. She’s intelligent, thoughtful and fun, and above all she’s interested in everything around her and how it’s all connected. At sixteen Abigail trained with the National Youth Theatre of Great Britain and the New York Film Academy. She wrote her debut novel, Flick, published in the UK in 2011, which was acclaimed as a ‘cult classic’ by GQ.
Tags: Abigail Tarttelin, Book Launch, book reviews, Drink Shop and Do, Phoenix
Posted by Rebekah Roy on May 8th, 2013
I love wearing pyjamas so I was quite delighted when William Tempest told me he was doing a collaboration with the W London to design a limited edition, reversible pyjama set. The British-produced pyjamas are meant to express the duality of the British personality – buttoned up by day and let loose by night. To celebrate the launch of the pyjamas there was a pyjama party at the W London’s Extreme WOW suite with William DJing!
William has been designing for the past 5 years since he graduated from London College of Fashion. During this time he’s established himself as a luxury British designer. He’s recently done a collaboration with River Island as well as one with Disney, while also designing bespoke pieces for celebrities. He is also designing a special dress for Leona Lewis for a charity auction.
30 Seconds with William Tempest
What do you wear to bed?
WT- Fun pyjamas or sometimes I’m very rude and wear absolutely nothing!
What do you eat for breakfast?
WT- Fruit smoothie and scrambled eggs.
Where would you like to go for your next holiday?
WT- Beach safari in Mombassa.
You’ve been residing between Dubai and London – what do you love about both cities?
WT- London is home and there is always something fun and interesting happening. Dubai’s skyline is awe-inspiring and it’s nice to visit the beach at lunch.
What’s next for you?
WT- At the moment I’m working on a new collection for the UK high street.
Tags: 30 Seconds with, interviews, Leona Lewis, W London Hotel, William Tempest
Posted by Rebekah Roy on May 6th, 2013
I love clothes that make you smile. We wear clothes for practicality but really we wear clothes because they make us feel good. Whenever I look at Holly Fulton’s dresses I just smile. Holly Fulton Autumn Winter 2013 collection is very easy to wear and I love the lipstick prints!
Tags: Holly Fulton, Holly Fulton autumn winter 2013, London Fashion Week AW 2013, Paris Showroom