My heart is racing and is does’t seem to be slowing down. I’m not sure if I’m living in panic mode or it’s just this moment – this particular moment. I can not believe this day is here. I tried to anticipate it, to prepare to make plans but some how I couldn’t and theyContinue reading

This year at Graduate Fashion Week you can see that there is more thought put into the styling – which is great but good styling can also make bad things look good, so sometime it’s important to look past the styling and just see the collections! There were lots of accessories on the catwalk on DayContinue reading


I’m very excited about this issue of Candid Magazine with milliner Stephen Jones gracing our cover. I rarely feel that I’m doing shoots that I truly love and really want to be doing (I’m planning on changing that this year), but this shoot was something that I’ve wanted to do for a long time! Plus I love hats andContinue reading

I thought a holiday would give me a break. I love my work and never feel the need to get away from it, especially when I travel as I’m always looking for things that will inspire my creativity and keep driving me to explore new ideas. What I didn’t understand until I was sitting onContinue reading

Sometimes it’s just good to have a change of location and experience another point of view.  I can step out of my hotel room of the Mövenpick Resort & Spa El Gouna, (Egypt) right onto the beach. It’s my new office for the next few days as I’m busy prepping for next week, as it’s quite busyContinue reading

Holiday I’m off to the airport. It’s not for work this time which somehow would be so much easier. It’s not an unusual thing to go on a holiday. It’s rather normal but life now is my new normal and no matter which way you look at it, it’s hard. Today is my first soloContinue reading

There’s nothing like coming home after a long day of work and staying at a hotel. I was staying at the newly refurbished Gainsborough Bath Spa Hotel. From 1824 -1932 it was the United Hospital and later became home to Bath College until 2005. From the moment I walked through the doors the service was impeccable almost overly attentive butContinue reading

bath in fashion

This is my 5th season styling catwalk shows at Bath in Fashion and in a few short years it’s grown into an international event without loosing any of the charm that Bath has to offer!  There are over 50 events happening from May 18th-24th. I’m so excited about the talk with author Ben Wild, “A Life in Fashion: TheContinue reading


When I got married I didn’t know that my face would hurt from smiling and after my husband’s death I didn’t know that it would hurt from crying. Seven months after my husband’s death I still wake up with a tear stained face and I can feel the salt stained tears tighten on my skin. It’sContinue reading

essential oils and medical flowers herbs

Step 1 – Massage and Aroma Therapy No one tells you about the physical pain of grief. Actually no one really tells you anything about grief, and it’s impossible and pointless to prepare. It’s like a secret club but once you’re in, you’re in and there’s no turning back. Grief is overwhelming. For weeks IContinue reading


Survivor’s Guilt This is a place I never expected to be. Guilty for having fleeting moments of happiness. My husband always said that we would live into our 80’s and die within days of one another, like his grandparents did. He was a true romantic. It did sound nice – but it was always something way, way inContinue reading

Valentine’s Day Until Death Do Us Part Until death do us part – you don’t stop loving someone when they die. You might be heart broken but you don’t stop loving them. Recently someone told me that I have suffered an utterly profound and devastating loss and yes, I thought to myself I really have.Continue reading


Fashion Scout’s Ones to Watch is one of my favourite shows: 4 designers selected from a shortlist of 50 emerging designers by industry experts: Hilary Alexander, Martyn Roberts, Kendal Robbins, Georgia Hardinge and me. Anita Hirlekar, JS Shin, Leaf Xis and Typical Freaks will show at Fashion Scout’s 17th season of the Ones to Watch!Continue reading


Okay, I do love cute things but it’s a ‘Panda Bus‘ that is free-of-charge that travels around the Asakusa area in Toyko. Even the seats inside the vehicles are decorated with colourful panda pom-pom ears.  There are two buses  a “boy” and a “girl,” and both of these buses have eyes that can wink. One moreContinue reading


I love the dream of fashion. I want to wear big dresses everyday and feel extraordinary. The right dress can change everything and  David Ferrreira’s designs are a modern play on traditional shapes with big fluffy yellow shoes adding a touch of humour! Designer Davide Ferreira BA (Honours) Fashion Design at University of Westminster Give us one interesting fact aboutContinue reading


I have a love hate relationship with my mobile. I don’t like to be dependent on anything but my mobile is my lifeline. It’s like a soother for adults and I panic when I don’t know where my phone is. My clothes never seem to have pockets so I’m always misplacing my mobile while onContinue reading


I met Hannah Williams a few seasons back in 2013  while styling Fashion Scout’s Ones to Watch show, Hannah was selected along side designers Helen Lawrence and Renli Su to show at London Fashion Week.  In 2013 Hannah won both the  Graduate Fashion Week 2013 Womenswear and Fashion Innovation Awards and she also won the Muuse winner 2013.  HannahContinue reading


The thing about shoes is, it doesn’t matter how tall, short, chubby or fat we are, we can all wear shoes – they don’t discriminate. We might even be willing to squeeze and squish our toes because we can’t resist wearing the perfect pair of  high heels. Shoes have the power to make us feel stronger,Continue reading