LFW FEBRUARY 2019 LOOK #2: THE SHREDDED SKIRT

“One thing an all girls’ school taught me was how to style the hoe way,” I say, standing outside the curtained changing rooms of the Shop At Bluebird. I hike the sequin skirt up to my ribs and fold it over, two or three times. Pulling a jumper to cover the roll of fabric, the hem now sits fashionably at…
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LFW FEBRUARY 2019: DAY 1

If you’ve been following this blog for a while, you’ll know about my less than sympathetic views towards Fashion Week. But it dawned on me recently that it’s one of those rare situations were everyone involved in the industry are forced to be in the same square mile, all partaking in similar activity but playing their own unique roles. There’s…
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48 HOURS IN SOUTH AFRICA’S WINE REGION

My favourite place I’ve visited last year? Cape Town and the surrounding wine region in the Western Cape. After four days exploring the city and all of the natural beauty flung about, from the penguins at Boulders Beach, the gusty winds at Cape Point and a safari at a private reserve, it was time for a few days of rest…
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WHAT A GIRL EATS: PACHAMAMA EAST

Peruvian food has fast become one of my favourites, who can resist a succulent, tangy ceviche, even during the coldest months of the year? It’s like taking an exotic holiday with none of the jetlag. London has an abundance of restaurants offering up the South American cuisine and if you thought that the hype was dying out, you haven’t tried…
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A STORY IN PINK: BELMOND MOUNT NELSON HOTEL

I believe in love at first sight. That is when it comes to hotels. When I first set eyes on that tiny thumbnail of Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel in South Africa on Booking.com, my pulse was racing, my pupils dilated…  I had found The One. Until then, I had never seen better proof that a Malibu Barbie mansion exists in…
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DRESSING FOR THE SEASON WITH FARFETCH

Lesson one of adulting: create new traditions. There’s no better time to put this into practice than this season of holidays and celebrations. This year, I’m spending Christmas alone. It’s no one’s fault really, it’s just how the logistics worked out and if you don’t have a big family, it’s a lot easier to do than you’d think. Somehow, I…
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