Sarah McGiven
NYC-obsessed, London-based freelance copywriter, blogger, digital PR, Marketing & social media maven. Fashion lover, trainer collector, magazine hoarder and kitten owner with a chameleon-like approach to hair colour. I can also be found on my FightForYrWrite blog, Facebook page and Twitter talking about style trends from the street to the High Street and general 'stuff' that excites me. Bonus points if it's leopard print, neon or looks like it should have been on the cover of Smash Hits in the 80s or 90s. Follow me on instagram @sarahmcgiven

Entries by Sarah McGiven

Hot Accessories That Also Work for Halloween

(0) Comments | Posted 30 October 2015 | (00:00)

Everyone knows that accessories can transform an outfit, so why not apply the same logic when it comes to Halloween?

It plays well for those who aren't into going all out but want to join in a bit on the dressing up front, but it doesn't even mean you...

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Pay and Display: Beauty Packaging That Packs a Punch

(0) Comments | Posted 10 September 2015 | (01:00)

I'm basically a marketing person's dream. Package it nicely and I'm there for it. Whatever it is. I'm such a hoarder of, well of everything really, but particularly of well-designed items with visual appeal.

I generally intend to repurpose things - make miniature Jack Daniels' bottles into spice pots,...

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Doll Parts: Designer Barbie Style for Grown-Ups

(0) Comments | Posted 31 August 2015 | (01:00)

Just like Hello Kitty, Barbie has an enduring appeal that is ageless. For the past 50+ years the iconic doll has both reflected changing fashions and inspired designers, amassing an international fan base the encompasses many age groups.

Admittedly you won't catch me playing with my (amazing) Crystal Barbie any...

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Nicopanda: More Fashion Forward Than the Average Bear

(1) Comments | Posted 3 August 2015 | (01:00)

Men's and women's wear label Nicopanda has just dropped its Autumn/Winter collection and its signature fun is matched with street-savvy sophistication.

Designed by Nicola Formichetti, the former artistic director of Mugler and Diesel is perhaps more widely known for creating some of Lady Gaga's most memorable looks and...

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A Few Fancy Father's Day Gift Ideas

(0) Comments | Posted 18 June 2015 | (01:00)

Don't forget it's Father's Day this Sunday - and whether you're clubbing together with siblings or going solo on the gift-giving, it's always nice to make your Dad feel appreciated.

My brothers and I are going in for my dad's gifts and this year I've decided not add on any...

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Weekend Shopping: Covent Garden's Discounted Delights

(1) Comments | Posted 8 May 2015 | (02:44)

We're getting to that awkward, between Bank Holidays time of the month and it already feels like a long way off until the next pay day.

So, for some bargain fun, I heartily recommend heading down to Covent Garden this Saturday for the Seven Dials and St...

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We Love You Cambridge Satchels - Nuts for New Peanuts Bags

(0) Comments | Posted 23 February 2015 | (00:13)

If this isn't just the cutest way to tip a wink to the seventies revival I don't know what is. The Cambridge Satchel Company, the British leather bag purveyors single-handedly responsible for bringing those quintessentially English school bags back into fashion, have teamed up with Peanuts to release the happiest...

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Weekend Shopping: American Eagle Outfitters Lands in London

(1) Comments | Posted 15 November 2014 | (00:00)

I am *so* excited about this. American Eagle Outfitters, heralded as 'America's favourite jeans brand' is opening its first UK outlets this month, starting this weekend with the launch of its flagship store at Westfield White City with brand ambassador and model, Daisy Lowe.

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Cool for Kids

(0) Comments | Posted 12 November 2014 | (00:00)

As someone who still tends to dress like an oversized toddler, I truly appreciate a good childrenswear collection. With Christmas coming, I have a few kids to buy for so I've been taking a look at what to get some of my favourite little people - Silas and Clem, no...

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Colourful Autumn Collections for Men and Women

(1) Comments | Posted 4 November 2014 | (00:00)

As the longer nights settle in, our wardrobes also tend to turn to the dark side. And whilst I'm by no means advocating banning black or grey from anyone's wardrobes, wearing colour can really help to boost your mood on miserable autumn mornings when coffee is just not enough.


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Weekend Shopping Essentials: Rubber Rain Boots

(0) Comments | Posted 2 November 2014 | (22:21)

What exactly constitutes an 'essential'? If you go by Waitrose's suggestions, it's everything from raw prawns and hummus to yum yums, so I'm guessing it's pretty subjective.

One thing I decided was an absolute essential in my life was a pair of short rubber boots. Something lightweight that would...

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Hyaluronic Skincare Heroes

(0) Comments | Posted 7 October 2014 | (01:00)

Every new skincare product these days seems to be promoting the benefits of hyaluronic acid. Whilst it has a number of medical uses, and was patented in 1942 as a baking substitute for egg whites, when it comes to beauty products the main reasons for including hyaluronic acid are its...

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Getcha Street On

(0) Comments | Posted 29 July 2014 | (01:00)

I love a bit of street style and can easily waste hours checking out how other people dress - not how 'fashionable' they are, but their personal style, how they wear their clothes, put an outfit together. I find how people express their personality through clothing absolutely fascinating.


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Try the Tassel Trend

(0) Comments | Posted 23 July 2014 | (01:00)

Tassels, fringing - if it swishes when you walk, you'll probably want to snap it up to get in on this fun fashion trend.

It's a bold High Summer look that's currently populating high street stores and designer boutiques alike, particularly in the form of holiday kimonos, but choose...

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Weekend Shopping: Accessories From Sporty to Sleepy

(0) Comments | Posted 19 July 2014 | (01:00)

All you summer lovers out there seem to be taking over the city with your outdoor sports. Whether it's the Olympic legacy, part of holiday fitness plans or just fun with friends, everyone seems to be taking advantage of London's parks, lidos and streets to get out and get into...

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Haircare Heroes

(0) Comments | Posted 9 July 2014 | (01:00)

I can't remember if I've told you this already but I recently had a deeply unpleasant experience with a Lush shampoo bar. I make a point of never calling out 'bad' products as what works for one may well cause havoc for another, but I have never met anyone who's...

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Weekend Shopping: Summer Denim

(1) Comments | Posted 28 June 2014 | (01:00)

I realise I'm probably quite alone in this but I HATE warm weather. HATE it. I cannot bear this stupid weather is because of the dressing dilemmas it presents. Even the snappiest fashion fans seem to fall prey to the pitfalls of the London summer where you can encounter many...

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Father's Day Gift Guide

(1) Comments | Posted 10 June 2014 | (01:00)

Even guys seem to find their fathers difficult to buy gifts for so, as it's Father's Day this Sunday, it really is time to get your thinking caps on.

If giving presents isn't your thing, you could take your Dad out for a drink or make him dinner, spend...

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This Season's Swim Suitors

(0) Comments | Posted 24 April 2014 | (01:00)

Despite the grey, miserable weather, the shops are currently filling up with holiday wear ahead of May's summer collection clothing releases. Bikinis, tankinis, one piece swimsuits (horrifically also now being referred to as 'monokini's - ugh), whatever your bathing preference, and whether you're looking for performance or just poolside posing,...

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Fitness Goal Goodies and Gym Bag Beauty Treats

(2) Comments | Posted 19 April 2014 | (01:00)

Hey! Remember New Year? All those resolutions? How are they coming along?? Well, if you're anything like me, you made your annual commitment to a new fitness regime on 1 January and it was long forgotten by Valentine's.

After the Easter scoff-fest, and as magazines begin to herald the...

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