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The Wonder Years

(0) Comments | Posted 31 March 2016 | (11:56)

Where do you see yourself in five years time?

Stop what you're doing and take a minute to think about it. Make a coffee if you will. Watch the kettle take too long to boil and your head too long to arrive at an acceptable conclusion.

But seriously, do you...

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The Art and Times of 'No'.

(0) Comments | Posted 12 May 2015 | (04:51)

The world I live in celebrates the word yes. 'Yes' to that job, 'yes' to that marriage, 'yes' to having that child. 'Yes' to yoga, 'yes' to vegan'ing, 'yes' to making more money and 'yes' to 'yes!' quotes.

We're more when we do more - and we're more when...

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Reflections on a Year Past

(0) Comments | Posted 5 March 2015 | (04:10)

There's a vast sense of loneliness here, but not in the way one imagines loneliness to be. There is great strength in loneliness. It can trigger a sense of self, a self long forgotten, and the loneliness that resides here, for me at least, suggests a kind of independence. A...

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The High Rise of Creative Content

(0) Comments | Posted 26 November 2014 | (01:00)

I wrote an article in May titled 'What I Wore Today: The Demise of the Fashion Blog'. The purpose of the article was to highlight the evidence suggesting a slowing interest in vacuous content, namely that of the self-promoting kind, often seen in fashion blogs focused around 'what...

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Betty Noire Hosts Maddest Mad Hatter Tea Party of All Time

(1) Comments | Posted 2 June 2014 | (15:21)

There are certain traits that are all too often overlooked when it comes to matters of business. Traits that don't spring to mind when you think of money and success. Because, we've been lead to believe; success can be achieved more readily at the expense of others. Where there is...

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What I Wore Today: The Demise of the Fashion Blog

(9) Comments | Posted 27 May 2014 | (00:00)

I recently read an article in the New York Times fashion supplement The Cuttitled The Golden Era of 'Fashion Blogging' Is Over. The article, written by esteemed veteran fashion writer Robin Givhan suggests that the rise of the smart phone and of course the now almost-worldwide...

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Why Anna Wintour Put Kimye on the Cover of Vogue

(2) Comments | Posted 8 April 2014 | (13:21)

It must be said that I've never been very Vogue. It doesn't matter how many times I buy Vogue or play Madonna's more accessible version of Vogue; Vogue has just never been a close relative of mine. I just don't have any Vogue blood pumping through...

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London Wine Bars - Where Do You Go?

(0) Comments | Posted 3 October 2013 | (10:39)

It's lazy to assume that the 7,000+ (and counting) bars on offer to the inhabitants of Greater London all stock wine as amazing as some of the design aesthetics that adorn and hang from their every wall, ceiling and toilet. Sadly, many wines don't match their incredible interiors.


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New York Fashion Week SS14

(0) Comments | Posted 12 September 2013 | (18:08)

Beauty in the eye of the non-former. New York Fashion Week has been sending sports inspired collections out left right and centre, pieces that are almost weightless in fabric yet heavy on form. By form I mean uniform-like; great silhouettes that fall away from the body. Gone are the tight...

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Gangnam Styling Through the 19th EMA MTV Awards

(0) Comments | Posted 14 November 2012 | (06:27)

I think I had my glamourous sweats on when they called. I know I'd been in the pool that day. My memory becomes a little foggy when I'm given an assortment of epic news and the part of my brain which controls remaining calm, nonchalant and unemotional - usually completely...

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The Windows 8 OS Smartphone UK Launch

(0) Comments | Posted 30 October 2012 | (16:19)

While news can move fast within the London fashion scene, it appears it moves even faster between the touch screens of the techies (maybe even faster than Azzedine Alaïa arrives on the set of Gossip Girl).

A lot can change in the space of a year, and for me,...

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That Hula Hoop Bag - Who DID Karl Have In Mind?

(0) Comments | Posted 4 October 2012 | (15:55)


So the fashion world ooed and ahhed over that architectural modernism of wind turbines (or whatever he's calling it) - the new Chanel bag.

The enormous handbag was unveiled at the SS2013 Paris catwalk show; carried along by a six feet tall leggy...

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What's an Icon Anyway? My Candid Interview With Model Cheyenne Tozzi

(2) Comments | Posted 2 July 2012 | (16:35)

You have to admire a girl who looks at a question about style icons and answers in what I can only visualise to be (the interview was cross country) with a carefree smile and a nonchalant thought process that goes something along the lines of 'icons'? Huh?

What is an...

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A Unique Streak With Designer Sophia Grace

(0) Comments | Posted 13 June 2012 | (18:29)

I don't think I'm alone on this one but I have to admit that I often don't immediately 'get' the correlating parallels of those I'm meeting until far too late. I work (and rock) around the clock but feel that no matter how fast I go, who I meet and...

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Clarity and Perseverance Why Time Stands Still With Nicola Woods

(0) Comments | Posted 22 May 2012 | (19:06)

With the Olympics fast approaching, it's an all too easy analogy to make. The athletes at the top have a way of making something incredibly difficult, look effortless. So too, does Nicola Woods.

Russian superstar and swimming Tsar Aleksandr Popov would line up amongst the best in the world...

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The Editor for the Editeur - Cutting a Dash in Chester

(0) Comments | Posted 17 May 2012 | (11:33)

I stepped onto the platform in my metallic red Marc Jacobs shoes (Wizard of Oz/Dorothy style), with the white bow (jewel encrusted) and looked around.

The space and distinctive lack of stressed and busy people was the first clue I wasn't in London.
My preceding Foursquare (get my...

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Why I'm an Ambassador - Working With the Aldridge Foundation

(0) Comments | Posted 11 May 2012 | (16:01)

How does one become an ambassador?

Let's start with the definition of ambassador, courtesy of our friends at the Oxford Dictionary.

Ambassador {noun}
• an accredited diplomat sent by a state as its permanent representative in a foreign country: the French ambassador to Portugal
• a representative...

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The Hat is Back on Top - Do We Thank Kate Middleton?

(0) Comments | Posted 4 May 2012 | (00:00)

The hat is back on top.

Well, it's difficult to imagine it any place else other than the top but needless to say, it's happily back on its perch, having been placed up there once again by the ongoing juggernaut of trending fashion seasons, (Kate Middleton) and the elite stylists...

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Mission Hydrate: Do You Drink Enough Water?

(0) Comments | Posted 24 April 2012 | (00:06)

This is ridiculous. "Mission hydrate" starts right now.

Last Sunday, Somewhere between the morning of balcony hanging (coffee in hand) watching the marathoners run by and the lazy afternoon rounds of Pinot Noir, French Martinis and salty Margheritas, I asked my hungover friends;

Does anyone here drink water?

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Social Media - Friend or Foe?

(0) Comments | Posted 20 April 2012 | (05:08)

Dolce far niente.

Ah, the sweet pleasures of doing absolutely nothing. Apparently it's only the Italian's that lived, and continue to live the mantra. (Well, maybe also the Greeks but let's skip over the reoccurring issues with this ideology and the economy at large for the purposes of my...

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