#MYWEEKIN ATEA – THE PERFECT WHITE SHIRT DRESS

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With honeymoon thoughts in mind and having decided on a beach location (originally we were going to travel through Japan for a second time), I am selecting pieces that will be simple, light, chic and timeless. This ATEA textured shirt dress completely fits with every wish I had for a crisp addition to my perfect capsule honeymoon wardrobe…

 

 

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CHANEL – THE DREAM ‘GOING AWAY’ SHOES?

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Chanel heaven! I bought these beautiful Chanel shoes some time ago, but having felt they were never quite ‘me’ (far too many ‘cannot live without’ purchases in my collections are ‘not quite me’, ahem) they have sat in my closet ever since. However, with a newly light, white feeling towards all looks with my March wedding in mind, they now seem as though they will make their perfectly placed debut complimenting my Going Away outfit

 

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THE BEAUTY SAVIOURS THAT ARE GETTING MY SKIN THROUGH THESE COLD DAYS

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Nothing creates more problems with my skin than subzero temperatures outside and then being hit with the heat that comes from needing a warm and cozy home for my young son (for some reason I rather like a cooler temperature inside, I get quite sleepy when it’s too warm, but needs must for my little person…)

 
It has taken me some time to discover just which products make a true difference to my skin during the winter moths and now I feel I have found the perfect combination to brighten my skin and create a flawless finish

 

Aesop’s Purifying Facial Exfoliant Paste, with ingredients such as Fine Quartz, Rosemary Leaf and Lactic Acid is quite simply the most effective cleanser I have found in a number of years (and if the others I have previously used were so amazing, then surely I would be using them now?)

 

Having heard so much about Dior Airflash CC Primer, I found myself walking out of a store this weekend with one in hand and can safely say that, yes, it is a miracle worker for creating a flawless base

 

My love of Bamford shows no signs of slowing and I cannot resist picking out new products from their purest of pure product range. My latest love is a 100% organic lip balm, which perfectly hydrates the lips without causing that ‘constantly needing more’ effect that other balms full of every kind of ingredient do

 

And thinking I needed a heavier foundation to correct my skin tone rather than a lighter one was an error on my part; the finest finish came in the form of Perricone MD’s lightest possible ‘No Foundation Foundation’, which gave me the even tone I needed for my skin without the drying or overly-made-up effect of other foundations I had tried

 

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DIOR

 

BAMFORD

 

PERRICONE MD

 

 

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#MYWEEKIN ATEA – EFFORTLESSLY COOL SEPARATES

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Every day this week I am wearing my go-to label for chic separates, ATEA. I discovered this incredible luxury (affordable) label a few months ago and have been turning to these pieces for meetings, events and everything in-between

 

One item I never thought I would see in my closet is a pair of loose fitting trousers, believing them to alter my true shape and be a less than flattering cut on anyone other than a 5’10” model. How wrong I was. I have been simply living in these trousers since I bought them and pair them with simple tee’s or this favourite ATEA sweater of mine

 

 

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#MyWeekIn ATEA – AN INCREDIBLE COLLECTION THAT WE SHOULD BE WEARING

Last week I received a package containing key looks I had selected from a collection I now cannot live without. Each day this week I have chosen to wear a look by this latest love of mine

 

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ATEA Oceanie is a chic, cool label with pieces that you can literally wear with anything – be it from any current or past season of ATEA, or separates you already have in your closets

 

A relatively new label, the fashion crowd has certainly taken notice, with recent features in the leading glossies and a particularly striking Harper’s Bazaar image styled by Cathy Kasterine (that very image being a personal favourite of mine)

 

 

Another beautiful, chic, perfectly tailored look tomorrow…

 

 

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MATTHEW WILLIAMSON’S UNIQUE DETAILING

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Apart from the flattering, flawless shapes that Matthew Williamson provides with his bridal collection, the intricate detailing that has become Matthew’s signature is so very evident in his wedding dresses

 

Beading, embroidery and ‘those’ finishing touches make up a collection that can only be described as a a bridal fantasy

 

 

MATTHEW WILLIAMSON

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VERA WANG AT BROWNS SAMPLE SALE – 2ND FEBRUARY

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The hugely exciting Vera Wang sample sale will be held on Sunday 2nd February from 11am-4pm at 59 Brook Street in Mayfair. No appointments, it’s simply first come, first served…

 

Although I am not getting married in Vera Wang (mainly due to getting hitched in an intimate setting at the Chelsea Town Hall, followed by an enormous party), I had looked at several of her designs and with a true ‘fantasy dress’ morning, I slipped in and out of some of the most beautiful bridal creations I had ever seen

 

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Dresses will be 60%-70% off of their original price, meaning this exquisite wedding dress will be on the rails for £2,240, a snip if you consider the original cost of £5,600

 

 

VERA WANG AT BROWNS

 

 

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MEETING JIMMY CHOO’S CREATIVE DIRECTOR, THE VISIONARY SANDRA CHOI

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I certainly appreciate the good fortune that comes to me and never take anything for granted, something I have worked on for many years and shall continue to work on

 

Sometimes the kindness of others is truly humbling, such is the case of Sandra Choi and the team at Jimmy Choo

 

Sandra, the Creative Director and visionary behind the Jimmy Choo brand is designing a bespoke pair of wedding shoes for my March nuptials, I am still a little overwhelmed that this really is happening… This week I met with Sandra this week to discuss designs and to see the ideas she had for my striking shoes

 

I shall be updating you as the shoes take shape and simply cannot wait to reveal all’ on my wedding day in March

 

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One of my all time favourite shoes, the Jimmy Choo ‘Agnes’ in Blush

 

 

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ENTIRELY AGAINST EVERYTHING I WOULD ORDINARILY CONSIDER, BUT THERE’S SOMETHING APPEALING ABOUT SUCH FEMININITY

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I am not a particularly girly person, preferring chic, classic silhouettes to florals and frills, but with a wedding dress to consider, certain other accessories would look a little strange paired with such a feminine look.
I have been toying with the idea of certain hair detailing on my wedding day, perhaps a fashion forward design from Maison Michel, or perhaps I will live that childhood fantasy of being the ultimate girly bride?

 

I expect the first option of a fashion statement something (if anything), but I do rather love this pretty creation that I discovered at Browns Bride…

 

 

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THIS HAIR…

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I don’t feel that 2 months before my wedding would be a great time to change my hair completely, but post-ceremony this is strong enough inspiration to consider quite a chop…

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