Monday, 22 April 2019

Utility

There’s a bit of a theme going on over on my Instagram other than tonal (Surprise surprise!). It’s a mix between a safari trip and what your granddad might wear angling. Oversized jackets, multiple pockets, and aesthetically pleasing on the eye. So if you’re new to utility or already on board, here are some ways to style this SS19 trend. 

The cargo jacket 

It’s versatile for spring. Pair with straight leg jeans, or for warmer days bike/city shorts








Boiler Suit 
As seen on the runways of Stella McCartney and Zimmerman, it’s the new LBD for a night out. Pair with strappy heels and a clutch bag. For daytime, this style looks great with slides or sneakers. Personally, I think the more oversized the better. Make sure the waist is cinched in. 





Tailored Utility 
You know I love a head to toe tailored look. Try pairing a multi pocket jacket with matching tones on the bottom. Style with a pleat front trouser and belting the jacket. 





The Pocket Belt 
The Fendi Pocket Belt Bag really paved the way for the utility bag this season. Dependant on if you have £1k to drop and a designer personal shopper on speed dial! There a many alternatives, and this style looks awesome around the waist as well as cross body




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Wednesday, 20 March 2019

Weekend Habitat: The Artist Residence London

For this months Weekend Habitat, I had the pleasure of staying and photographing The Artist Residence in London. I’m a big fan of old meets new when it comes to interiors and the Grand Suite did not disappoint. Parquet flooring, marble vanity, and a cast iron bath are just some of the features that give that wow factor. A pied-à-terre with close proximity to the hustle and bustle. Located in Pimlico, it’s a short walk to Victoria train and bus station. 


The Artist Residence has several properties around the UK and this is the first I have experienced to date. It definitely won’t be the last and I am excited for the Bristol opening this June which is only 40 minutes from my home. The concept is unique. Each property focuses on art work in the rooms and communal areas, and the theme of wood and cast iron run throughout. It’s also nice that a touch of the outside neighbourhood personalises each property so after a day of exploring, you can venture back to your room and soak up the local culture that touch more. Each room is individually designed and all have something different to offer. 

See more from The Artist Residence HERE
Photography: Yours truly









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Tuesday, 12 March 2019

The Tonal Trend

Tonal dressing. The one trend that was my main focus at both London and Paris Fashion Weeks. I’m a big fan of neutral, muted colours and when styled together I instantly feel myself. I have high hopes for tonal styling transitioning into spring summer ’19. Head to toe black or rich chocolate looks were perfect towards the end of winter, but moving into spring I am also experimenting with head to toe camel/tan and by far my favourite white/cream. Layering with a similar palette was a lot of fun for Fashion Weeks, but for spring I will opt for maybe a white tee with tailored linen and a jumper thrown over my shoulders. 



It doesn’t have to be exactly the same tones throughout, and there isn’t no right or wrong. Personally I think styling similar hues like white and cream doesn’t make the outfit appear so flat and adds depth. 





So if you’re like me and less colour is a frequent occurrence in your wardrobe give this trend a go. I guarantee you won’t have to spend a fortune, and you’ll master this dressing with key pieces you already own. If you’re feeling like freshening up your closet, I’ve linked a selection of my favourite spring favourites below.







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Sunday, 10 February 2019

Healthy Meals Inspired From Sydney


Back from a month in Australia, and what an amazing trip it was! Waking up so close to the ocean, eating healthy and getting creative in my second home felt really good. Especially because January is such a grey month in the UK. I knew I didn’t want to fall into the slumped January blues upon return, so made a promise to myself I would bring the positive energy and healthy lifestyle home with me. When you spend time in Sydney, you realise just how much people take care of themselves, and its good motivation to practice a good routine of exercise and healthy eating even when the weather isn’t as warm here. 


I’m not one to make New Years Resolutions, but I am making a conscious effort in 2019 to take care of my skin and body from the inside out. Making just a few lifestyle changes can have such a huge difference on your skin and overall wellbeing. So the first thing I did when touching down was stock up my Samsung fridge for the week ahead. Lots of greens, fresh fruit, fish and coffee (the last one needs no explaining!). I have been using The Beauty Chef Glow Powder, which is a beauty blend containing probiotic super foods. I add one scoop with water which aids a healthy gut to start the day. As I work from home the days I am not on location photographing, I try to stick to a routine of having breakfast, lunch and dinner at home. Meal prepping helps, and to give variety I usually swap out my breakfast choices each morning or the protein in each meal. Below I’ve listed some of the meals I have been preparing inspired by dishes I had in Sydney.



Breakfast: 

The Beauty Chef Glow Powder mixed with water 
and 
Avocado and 2 x chilli boiled eggs on wholemeal toast 
(The best I had in Sydney was Infiniti Bakery, Paddington) 

or 

Blended blueberry, dates, avocado, banana and almond milk smoothie 

Lunch: 

King prawn Broccoli Salad 
(Inspired by the amazing salad menu at Harrys, North Bondi) 

Ingredients: 
handful of long stem broccoli 
one pear chopped 
handful of green beans 
half a red onion 
half a cup of pomegranate seeds 
olive oil and balsamic dressing 

Snack: 

Handful of dates and half a handful of nuts 

or 

Watermelon, mango and blueberry fruit salad 

Dinner: 

Salmon Green Stirfry 
(Inspired by Chin Chin, Surry Hills) 

Ingredients: 
salmon fillet 
handful of kale 
handful of spinach 
handful of chopped cabbage 
half a red onion 
one cup of chopped carrot 
rice noodles 
sauce of choice: I like sweet and sour sauce, Katsu curry or sweet chilli. 



I hope you’ve all had a great start to 2019! 

Photography and Creative Direction by yours truly 
Collaboration in partnership with Samsung Home Appliances

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