How London-based sustainable denim brand E.L.V Denim Is Supporting The Covid-19 Relief Effort

It’s amazing to see how the fashion industry has come together (both big and small, working to make a difference) to support those in need whether it is producing hand sanitisers, face masks in repurposed factories to donating sale proceeds to charities, the fashion industry is making a difference.

Yet, despite the uncertainty with many fashion companies (big or small) struggling to stay afloat due to the dramatic drop in sales, there is a yearning to action kindness, positivity and showing its support and making an impact for NHS workers and those who are risking their lives in the frontline to keep our own families safe.

London-based sustainable denim brand E.L.V Denim, proves that it’s not just big brands that are giving back. E.L.V Denim will be donating 15 per cent of the proceeds from every online sale to ‘Made in Hackney’, a local food kitchen. The charity is helping to deliver free food to the most vulnerable people in the community. If you want to give to Made in Hackney, you can donate on the crowd funder page.

E.L.V Denim, one of my personal favourite go-to denim brands, I’m wearing Light Blue / Mid Blue Contrast Straight Leg Jean.

Founded by Fashion Stylist Anna Foster, who up-cycles sources of vintage denim otherwise destined for landfills and transforms them into modern, sophisticated styles.

Shop E.L.V. Denim online now

Skin Inflammation: How Dental & Skincare Matter

During my downtime over coronavirus quarantine, I’m taking this opportunity to educate myself with world-renowned experts to learn more about my skin, improve my beauty regimes (at home) and overall well being and share this knowledge with my followers on social.

The first of the series, is the topic of skin inflammation.

I was so excited to join two of my favourite doctors on their IGTV live chat: Dr. Michael Apa (@doctorapa) an expert in Aesthetic Dentistry and Dr. Barbara Sturm (@drbarbarasturm) a German aesthetics doctor who specialises age-defying skin solutions, an interesting topic that we all can relate – inflammation of the skin, causing acne that may be caused from neglecting from both dental and skin care.

According to  Dr. Michael Apa (@doctorapa) tooth decay and infection causes the number of bad bacteria in the mouth to increase. The quantity of bacteria present in the mouth in turn leads to inflammation of the skin, causing acne. Pimples around the lips, chin, and lower cheeks can often be the result of cavities, gum disease, or overall poor dental health. In addition, studies have shown that the bad bacteria from an abscessed (infected) tooth or gum disease can get onto your face and cause skin irritation and breakouts.

Here’s three ways to reduce inflammation on your skin at home:

  1. Saltwater Rinse. Until you can get to the dentist, one of the best things you can do is swish warm, salty water around in your mouth.
  2. Cold Compress. If your face is swollen, put an ice pack or opt to use a @Omorovicza The Rose Quartz Roller
  3. Dr. Barbara Sturm (@drbarbarasturm) Hyaluronic Serum promotes both hydration and the skin’s natural barrier function. Dr. Barbara Sturm (@drbarbarasturmFace Mask deeply hydrates and repairs. Dr. Barbara Sturm (@drbarbarasturmoral supplementspromote fundamental skin nutrition and health

Best Home Workouts On IGTV To Try Now

Thanks to our digital devices, we’re now able to stream workouts live from our own living rooms. Here’s my guide to 3 free workouts from the best trainers and studios in the business right into your living room:

Psycle: This is my personal favourite, as I do miss my spin classes at Psycle on my lunch hour. From fast-paced yoga to get your heart pumping to Sweat and Sculpt, which combines strength with barre, enjoy all of the studio’s digital workouts on its IGTV channel. Free, @Psyclelondon

Barry’s Bootcamp: High intensity workouts that include burpees, planks and squats to your screens. No extra equipment needed. Free, @Barrysuk.

Strala Yoga: Led by Tara Stiles, is a revolutionary approach to healing through movement. The breath-body connected movement works out any physical kinks while simultaneously getting in all the meditative aspects. Free, @Stralayoga

Winterproof Your Skin: HOUSE OF LIFE N31 Face Repair Cream

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It can be hard to find a 2-1 moisturiser gentle enough for all skin types, especially in the depths of winter as cold air strips us of essential moisture and nutrients.

HOUSE OF LIFE ‘N31 Face Repair Cream’  is just that. A ground breaking organic skincare solution with cosmeceuticals efficiency that includes natural healing ingredients and blend with soothing oil blends are suitable for vegetarians to help heal and rejuvenate the skin.

A great 2-1 step process, made easy.   I used it every morning and night and especially on long-haul flights travelling on business with @Kleen_app to smooth and brighten your complexion.

What I love most HOUSE OF LIFE ‘N31 Face Repair Cream’ naturally-sourced range strengthens the surface and penetrate deep into the epidermal layers to even skin tone and smooth texture. And above all, solves anti-aging  concerns while protecting skin from harmful UV & IR light.

December Daywear: Yes, It’s Rented

Yes, it’s rented. Rented at UK’s most fastest growing rental designer platform called @mywardrobe_hq.


It’s really a win-win solution: always on trend and it doesn’t cost the earth. Design rental platforms like @mywardrobe_hq have found a first real solution to the fast fashion crisis; the value of unused clothing in wardrobes has been estimated at £30 billion with an estimated £140 million of clothing going to landfill annually in the UK alone. 

@mywardrobe_hq is a fashion rental platform with a difference: manage the rental process on behalf of the vendor and the lender.  They have thousands of offering with past and present collections from designers including Stella McCartney, Gucci, Prada, Anya Hindmarch, Chanel, Saint Laurent, Needle & Thread, Saint Laurent, Roksanda, Ulla Johnson, Mulberry, Givenchy, IRO, Maje, Sandro, Wiggy Kit, Ganni, Rixo, Valentino, Zimmermann to choose from across the entire site.


OOTD  @motherofpearl ‘Lawrence Jacket’ 100% organic wool & @motherofpearl ‘ Roland Trousers’


Never tend to shy away from a bold colour scheme, especially my daywear. While wrapping up my last work week in 2019, I opted to rent a bold colourful suit, Mother of Pearl, 100% organic cotton, tailored floral suit.

To Rent :  https://www.mywardrobehq.com/MotherofPearl/roland-trousers

New-season Denim: “KYRA” Denim Trouser by Mother of Pearl

Elevating your fall/winter wardrobe starts now with the ultimate detailed “KYRA” Denim Trouser by Mother of Pearl.

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MOTHER OF PEARL has always been my go-to honest luxury designer brand when building my wardrobe especially when it comes to denim. I do love a dark denim as it can easily be part of my  everyday, work wear wardrobe.

“KYRA” denim trouser by Mother of Pearl is all-100% – organic dark indigo denim.  The cotton is grown, spun & woven in Turkey.   In addition, manufactured in Turkey meaning that these jeans have a very low carbon footprint.

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I do love the double pearl bar details at the ankle and traditional denim stitching, jean buttons and rivets.  With exposed faux pearls, this tailored utilitarian piece perfect for the city slicker.

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I’ve teamed the KYRA DENIM TROUSER Mother of Pearl  with the CINDY SHIRT  Mother of Pearl to elevate my look.

 ABOUT MOTHER OF PEARL COLLECTION:  After the No Frills is a core diffusion collection that forms your every day Mother of Pearl wardrobe. The line was born out of a project to try and create a product with a transparent supply chain, organic natural materials, social responsibility, respect to animals, a low carbon footprint and great quality.

‘JUSTINA BOW’ mini multi-color- textured-vegan clutch bag

This week edit of the perfect clutch bag features handcrafted up-cycled  ‘JUSTINA BOW’  mini multi-color- textured-all vegan clutch bag.

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The brand’s ‘JUSTINA BOW’ arm candy became an instant success since it’s launched and most Insta – popular,  is now arguably the most popular up-cycled clutch, whilst supporting fair fashion practices and honouring the handmade craftsmanship of our artisans.

Designer Lucia Jombikova  bags use a blend of up-cycled materials such as magazines candy wrappers and wrapping papers. The handles are made out faux leather so there is no real leather used in the bag, therefore it is vegan as well as eco-friendly.

 THE BERRY BERRY uses 100% recycled and 100% vegan by using hundreds of hundreds of magazines, candy wrappers and wrapping papers to create the handcraft capsule collection. In addition. applying a positive mission to ensure Fair Wage to  producers in Slovakia and Romania.  The brand uses innovative process to inspire and encourage others to reduce, reuse, recycle and up-cycle in a creative way and teach them how to live a healthy and eco friendly lifestyle.

SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY  All of the Berry Berry handbags, clutch bags and purses have been up-cycled whilst supporting fair fashion practices and honouring the handmade craftsmanship of our artisans.  Supporting ‘Project Purse’ Organisation: With every 5 bags sold we donate 1 bag with food, sanitary products and cosmetics to homeless women, Refugee women or women in need.  The Berry Berry are giving back and we are supporting Project Purse, an NGO, who donates bags to women in need and refugee women. For every 5 bags we donate 1 bag with essentials and food to women in need.

For more information follow  THE BERRY BERRY  @berryberryuk

The Radiant Glow Now – Omorovicza new Midnight Radiance Mask

Best for radiant glow

radiant glow with this brightening overnight mask

Blended with Sand Lily and Salicylic Acid, Omorovicza’s thick, cooling gel quickly dissolves into the skin while gently exfoliating, promoting cell renewal and fighting hyper pigmentation. Hydration is delivered via red algae and hyaluronic acid, while dead skin is sloughed away thanks to black willow extract and salicylic acid – you can nourish and exfoliate all at once.

I really do love this product for so many reasons. Mainly for its natural ingredients and minerals from the healing Hungarian thermal waters. The benefits?  The gel-based formula melts into skin with a refreshing cooling sensation, delivering an instant moisture boost with Red Algae and Hyaluronic Acid helping restore elasticity levels and create a plumping effect – revealing a youthful dewiness.

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The cooling gel texture soothes as it slowly melts into the skin. Leaving skin firmer, more supple and younger-looking. And – it nourishes while helping makeup
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Multimasking is the way to achieve your best skin.  I often multimask once a week including a few of my favourite beauty brands – all at the same time and achieving the results in half the time.

Multimasking is simple, instead of using just one of your favourite face masks, you use three, four, or if you’re feeling brave throw in a fifth.

I always use MIDNIGHT RADIANCE MASK when multi masking as the natural ingredients of  Sand Lily works to treat dark spots and brightens in half of the time.

 

A Zero Emission Weekend in Hampshire FOUR SEASONS with Telsa newest SUV Model X

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Only about a 60-minute Telsa drive from West London,  Four Season Hampshire  is the go-to weekend getaway of stylish Londoners. Wander through lush English gardens, ride horseback along the rolling hills, or unwind in our Zen-like spa. Set in a restored, 18th-century manor on 500 acres of picturesque grounds outside of London, Hampshire seamlessly blends legacy and heritage with 21st-century modernity while incorporating a variety of recycling, sustainability and conservation practices.

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Here’s what all you need to know the perfect weekend getaway with Telsa’s newest model X, SUV.And why more  jetsetters  are flocking to stay at Four Season Hampshire.

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WHAT TO PACK:

 THE RADCLYFFE SLIM SHADOW POCKET – Comfort stretch denim in soft blue authentic wash.  The look perfectly encapsulates laid-back countryside attire.

‘Magma Small’ by Emma Aitchison  from recycled, sustainability sourced, fair-trade and locally sourced material made in London. A soft added accessory to elevate your style.

 Axiology shade ” The Goodness” are all vegan, natural,  cruelty free, gluten free, and palm oil free. Perfect to keep lips moist in the English countryside.

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Super Charge Me Anywhere:  For everyday travel, simply plug Model X in at night and wake up to a full charge which provides up to 351 miles of travel (NEDC).

For longer journeys,  superchargers are connectors that charge a Tesla in minutes instead of hours. Stations are strategically placed to minimize stops during long distance travel and are conveniently located near restaurants, shopping centres, and WiFi hot spots. Including a supercharger at the swanky yet very sustainable eco-escape, Hampshire FOUR SEASONS.

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Panoramic View: TELSA newest SUV, Model X windshield is the largest cured windshield on any production vehicle, perfect for quick makeup re-touch. The windshield a panoramic view in the front seat and includes a three-dimensional visibility from every seat because of the canopy glass windshield and unobstructed windows in the falcon wing doors.

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Breathe Easy:  Model X is the world’s cleanest SUV on the inside. With the industry’s first medical grade HEPA air filter system, medical grade air can fill the cabin, no matter what is going on outside. There are three modes: circulate with outside air, recirculated inside air and a bioweapon defense mode that creates positive pressure inside the cabin to protect occupants.

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Falcon Wing Doors: Model X Falcon Wing doors offer unprecedented convenience, entry, and manoeuvrability. With less space needed to open than the sliding door of a minivan, the double hinged doors make loading a child in the backseat in tight parking spaces simple and convenient.

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Quickest SUV Model X: Tesla’s all-electric powertrain delivers unparalleled performance in all weather conditions and has the quickest acceleration of any SUV on the road—from zero to 60 mph in 2.9 seconds.P100D hits 0-60 mph in a staggering 2.9 seconds getting to a top speed of 155 mph, all while producing zero emissions.

 

LFW Dairies: Behind the scenes with AVEDA X Mother of Pearl A/W 2018

I was thrilled to report backstage for AVEDA X MOTHER OF PEARL on September 19th.  It was a perfect collaboration – both champion of environmental responsibility.

AVEDA Artists kicked off London Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2018 created perfect, impossibly-fresh hair for “Pearly Queen” gang for the models of  MOTHER OF PEARL

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Models with curl were treated to SMOOTH INFUSION, then gently diffused and fluffed with a bit of TEXTURED TONIC, ready to take on the runway and the evening with style and bounce.

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The sustainable collection and debut sustainably focused eveningwear collection that includes rich and regal tones alongside luxurious embellishments set a decadent mood, which comes to life through tactile jacquards and opulent prints, finished with lavish trims.

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LFW Diaries: Inside the VIN + OMI Opening S/S19 Sustainable Collections Showcases a new wave of “eco-religion”

I was thrilled to be invited front row to VIN + OMI Present Spring-Summer 2019 Collection.  This designer takes sustainability and becoming socially responsible to new heights.
Thursday’s event, featuring only clothes crafted from eco-sustainable textiles and processes, was their largest. Held on the Grand Terrace of St Pancras International to mark the re-opening of its public water fountain, aimed at cutting the use of plastic bottles, the designers arrived on a Routemaster party bus with their models – including Jo Wood – wearing ruffled and embellished neon babydoll dresses, multi-layered latex jackets, overalls and wide-legged trousers and sack-like sustainable creations. Messages appeared on T-shirts saying “Everything is everyone”, “Queen Biodegrade”

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VIN + OMI includes new plant based fabrics. These are grown in the fields surrounding our Cotswolds studio. We are initially developing ways of using plants that grow wild and are readily available and can be grown anywhere.  For our SS19 collection we are introducing a nettle fabric that has a raw unfinished feel and a more woven hybrid fabric of nettle, cow parsley, rosebay wil-low herb and flax. You’ll also see our established 4GANIC – a nettle based fabric and Flaxley – a hybrid flax and cow parsley textile.

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SS19 collection we are introducing a nettle fabric that has a raw unfinished feel and a more woven hybrid fabric of nettle, cow parsley, rosebay wil-low herb and flax.  4GANIC – a nettle based fabric and Flaxley – a hybrid flax and cow parsley textile.

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Organic latex is from our plantation in Malaysia where we carefully look after the workers and their families and ensure the plantation has minimum negative impact on the environment and a positive effect on the villagers.  Our shoes this season are a mash up of previous seasons and shoes destined for landfill. We be-lieve with a bit of a twist, recycling can become fresh.

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58 Lifestyle names Ambassador for Travel Kit Collection

_MG_4777In light of London Fashion Week’s announcement of completely fur-free, I have own exciting news!

I’m thrilled to finally share that 58 Lifestyle has named me as Ambassador for their Travel Set Collection.  The new set contains seven of the 58 Lifestyle hero products in new 50ml sizes, including mineral bath salts, hand care sets and body washes and creams and all natural shampoo and conditioner set.

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I literally had to pinch myself when they asked me to be part of their campaign and brand ambassador.

What I love most about the brand is that the collection is founded on the belief that nature can nourish and support wellbeing. The consciously crafted products are free from parabens, sulphates and harsh additives.

GOING GREEN series has garnered a huge fan base with a sense of style being documented in the press throughout the series and has built a strong digital following with focus on clean living followers and enthusiasts.

My role as brand ambassador for 58 Lifestyle will see creating exclusive brand specific content, curating edits and continuing to share 58 Lifestyle with my followers.

The 58 To Go collection is now available to buy from £41 online from 58lifestyle.com

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