Fashion Mindfulness

Why ‘should’ is a dirty word

June 26, 2016

The word ‘should’ is such a little bitch, amIright? It’s a dirty word I’m trying to consciously eradicate from my vocabulary. And there-in lies a funny ol’ thing – I only ever say it to myself: You should be doing this. You should be doing that. I’d never dream of piling the pressure on or enforcing my unwanted, critical opinion on someone else, yet I constantly do it to ME. My internal monologue plays it on repeat, in fact. My current…

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Beauty

Pink & Rose hair salon

June 17, 2016
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Around eighteen months ago I made the decision to leave my hair the hell alone: no cuts, no colour – nada, nothing, zilch. (I also only wash my hair once a week tbh, but that’s a whole other blog post…) Anyhoo, along with my switch to leading a more simplistic lifestyle, I also wanted to give my barnet a break. Years of hair modelling in my early twenties and having every style – and shade! – under the sun (legit…

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Be Here Now

The Rockins Happening at Liberty of London

June 15, 2016
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I LOVE Liberty of London, and I love luxe skinny scarf-makers Rockins. So when I heard the latter were hosting a pre-festival warm-up in Liberty’s famous Scarf Hall last week, I just had to swing on by. For the uninitiated, the Rockins back story goes a little summin’ like this: Rockins started Christmas 2014 when partners Jess Morris and Tim Rockins hand-made silk scarves as presents for their closest pals. These friends, however, were pretty high profile, and so when said…

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Music

The #bgoHendrix gig at The Gallery

June 11, 2016
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Following my recent visit – and ensuing gush-fest – to Jimi Hendrix’s restored London flat last month, shortly afterwards I got invited to a secret Jimi Hendrix-inspired gig. Now, although I’m not a gambling girl (lol, apart from my aspiration of being a pastel-hued bubble-permed old lady whiling away my retirement years on the slots in Vegas), the event was hosted by gaming site bgo to launch their psychedelic new casino game based on the guitar legend himself. I loved the venue,…

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Health & self

Don’t be fooled by the rocks

June 10, 2016
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A few years ago, I would have LOL’ed (maybe even ROFL’ed) if you insinuated that I’d even consider popping a crystal in my bra or burning herbs to cleanse my rocks (NOT a euphemism and NOT while they’re in my bra, btw). Fast forward a few years and I’m rarely seen without a crystal (or five) about my person. But crystal consciousness is on the rise, largely thanks to celebs getting in touch with their more spiritual side lately –…

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Interiors

It’s not all white: Jimi Hendrix’s London flat

May 22, 2016
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I visited Jimi Hendrix’s old London flat with Amber a couple of weeks ago. It’s the flat he lived in with girlfriend Kathy Etchingham between July 1968 and March 1969 and had been on my ‘must-see’ list since it opened to the public in February but I just hadn’t managed to get round to it. However, destiny stepped in while Amber and I were ‘tween press days and we found ourselves in Mayfair, just around the corner from Brook Street. As it was…

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Be Here Now

Blue is the colour

May 8, 2016
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Bluebell season is fleeting but beautiful and oh-so magical. The sweet blue blooms transform Britain’s wonderful woodlands into a carpet of colour, creating a sea of indigo as far as the eye can see. In this country, the bluebell is actually a protected species and they don’t grow wild anywhere else in Europe which is why the first spring sighting of this fabulous flower is such a great British tradition. As Wuthering Heights author Emily Brontë wrote: The Bluebell is the sweetest…

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