Wednesday, March 19th, 2014
I love my body. I really do. The more I’ve gotten into fitness over the past few years, the more appreciation I have for it. But last week, I experienced a bit of a wobble in my body confidence and it hit me like a ton of bricks. I became overwhelmed with emotions I haven’t really felt before and it threw me for a loop. Knowing body confidence is an issue that rocks many women, I feel it’s important to share what I felt and how I got myself back on track to body acceptance quickly.
Tuesday, February 18th, 2014
Yesterday the Evening Standard newspaper included me in a feature they did on the 20 best bloggers in London. I made the list! Hurrah! Thank you times a million to all of you who keep reading – your support and encouragement mean the world to me. There are some other really great blogs featured in the piece so I thought I’d post the link for you here so you can have a gander at them.
Have a great day people!
Wednesday, February 5th, 2014
Last week I was contacted by the New York Times to write a short piece for their website. Let’s file that first sentence there under ‘Things I Never Thought I’d Say’. Anyhoo, they were doing a piece about how casual American fashion is and wanted me to chip in with my thoughts. See, about four years ago, I wrote a piece on this blog called Why Europeans Dress Better Than Americans. It is, to this day, probably one of the most visited pages on this site. There are a whole lotta people who Google ‘Why do Americans Dress Badly?’
I cringe when I read that piece now. It was mouthy and rude. I actually wrote a follow up piece to it as my view on the issue evolved. When the New York Times got in touch with me (sorry – I totally giggle every time I type that), they’d come across my original piece and were hoping I still had the same stance so I could contribute a piece for them. The fundamentals of my argument on it remain the same, but I’m now not quite as harsh on the Americans, as the whole world seems to have joined the uber casual camp when it comes to fashion. Difficult for me to get that all across in 300 words, but what an honour to write for the NYT.
Check out my New York Times piece here.
Monday, February 3rd, 2014
I never thought I would be a mentor to anyone. It’s a nice idea, but I didn’t think I had anything in particular to offer. Over the past couple of years though, I’ve kind of stumbled into it and without really realising it, it has become the area of my life that I’m most passionate about, brings me so much joy, excites me, motivates me and pushes me to do more in so many areas of my life. And so, if you’ve been thinking about mentoring, I’m here to tell you, get on that train, friends!
Wednesday, December 18th, 2013
Last weekend, I was getting my haircut. I’ve had the same hairdresser since I was 17 and we were discussing how my hair had changed. Just then, he found two silver strands of hair nestled in my fringe. He made a move to yank them out. ‘No! Don’t!’ I said. ‘I’ve been cultivating those!’ The concept of going grey is an interesting one for women. We’re taught to fear it. So, how will you deal with your locks if and when they change colour?
Friday, December 13th, 2013
I first came across Liebeskind handbags somewhere online and found them utterly swoon-worthy. Try as I might though, I couldn’t find them in any shops. It’s a German label and ze Germans get it so right in the fashion stakes as far as I’m concerned. Anyhoo, I’d daydream over the bags online sometimes, then when I was in New York a couple of months back, I’m stomping down some street in Soho and catch a glimpse of something out of the corner of my eye that made me stop in my tracks. Liebeskind have only gone and opened a damn flagship store in Noo Yawk Citay!
Tuesday, December 3rd, 2013
Monday, December 2nd, 2013
I have found it hard to find clothes I actually like for a while now. When I do like something, it’s out of my price range and I’m really not a fan of cheap, fast fashion. I like great quality clothes that last. I don’t know why it took me so long to find out about the shop, Cos, but I wandered in there about a year ago and frankly, never wanted to leave. I’ve been kicking myself that I didn’t discover it earlier. Recently, I’ve had a bit of a spree in Cos (I should probably just have shares in the company at this point) and I thought I’d share my current favourite outfit.
Thursday, October 24th, 2013
Yeah, I know, that’s a headline I never saw myself writing either. I could hardly be described as a Kim Kardashian fan (fan of what exactly I don’t know. I’m still not entirely sure what it is she actually does) but heck, even I’m starting to feel uncomfortable about the gamut of abuse she seems to face on a daily basis. Most recently, of course, the frenzy she caused by posting a pic of herself in a rather revealing swimsuit. When it comes to women, our bodies and how we choose to display them, it seems we can’t win for losing.
Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013
High heels and tights – somewhat of a foundation in my sartorial choices. I have declared my love for heels often, but even though I wear them a lot, that doesn’t mean I’m immune to the pain. I think I’ve just learned to block it out. What can I say? I suffer for my style. However, that doesn’t always need to be the case. Marks & Spencer do a range of heels with Insolia technology in them which redistributes your weight, meaning technically, they won’t be so ouch-y. But does it really work? I decided to put them to the test.