Wednesday, 30 December 2015

December Lingerie of The Month

Colourful Classics...Stella McCartney's Clara Whispering.

 The Clara Whispering range is an all-time favourite and these stretch-lace underwire bras are sexy and comfortable, with stunning scalloped straps designed to be seen.
With a combination of silk and lace, this bra is an ultimate classic: super comfy and very sexy. If the bright orange and pink is too much colour for you, the simple nude and navy option is available.

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Sunday, 20 December 2015

Christmas Gift Guide

It's official... the five-day countdown to Christmas is here!

If you happen to be one of those incredibly unprepared people then fear not because I have created the most ah-mazing gift guide ever to exist.  If this doesn't help you decide what to buy your mum/sister/friend/co-worker, then I don't know what will!

So without further ado, here's my first ever Christmas Gift Guide for 2015!

1. The Country Candle Company Alphabet Scented Candle £6.99
2. Topshop Star Notebook £7.00
3. Harvey Nichols Pink Marc de Champagne Truffles £11.95
4. SkinnyDip Pink Glitter Flamingo Case £14.00
5. Lush Cosmic Bath Bomb Duo £9.50
6. Topshop Faux-Fur Pom Keyring with Eyes £10.00

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Wednesday, 16 December 2015

Christmas Party Edit

Firstly I want to apologise for the lack of posts over the last few weeks, I was super busy with my university project deadline and spent all of my time sewing non-stop!

For the next few weeks I'll be posting a lot more regularly to help you all get into the Christmas spirit with gift ideas, winter warmers and more, starting with a party edit!

Last week was my sisters work Christmas party at Battersea Evolution, with the theme being 'New York, New York'.

The best part about having a sister is sharing clothes. We have an open wardrobe rule which means we both share anything and everything (there's a few T&Cs hehe). Nita wore my ASOS Premium dress whilst I wore a H&M dress which she bought recently.
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Sunday, 29 November 2015

November Swimwear of The Month

Biondi has always been a favourite brand of mine. Not only do they have the cutest boutique but also a lovely team behind the company and it's always good to pop in and catch up with everyone.

When I first interned two summers ago, one particular style caught my eye: the Nebu beaded set. Made from a metallic fabric and gold beads on the top, it's such a great bikini for showing off your tan!
I paired the set with a pair of statement Miu Miu cat-eye sunglasses in a red glitter.
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Wednesday, 18 November 2015

Gifting Made Easy With Laura Mercier

Is it ever too early to start thinking about Christmas presents? 
I'm the kind of girl who knows exactly what she wants and isn't afraid to hint it... 

Working in Harvey Nichols definitely has its perks. I'm surrounded by the most incredible brands in the beauty department and always know when something new comes in.
Every year, there's one thing in particular that I watch out for, and its Laura Mercier's Christmas gift sets.

First up is something every girl needs in her handbag... 'Little Indulgences'a selection of Hand & Body cremes: Ambre Vanillé, Almond Coconut Milk, Crème Brûlée and Tarte au Citron. I recently gifted my friends one of these for her birthday and she looooooves it! 
You can buy it at Harvey Nichols here, and be quick as we are currently offering 15% off this set for our Christmas Shopping Party event which ends tomorrow!

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Thursday, 5 November 2015

Harvey Nichols Presents Marie Claire #ShoesFirst

Last night we had the lovely Marie Claire over at Harvey Nichols for the #ShoesFirst footwear event. 

Marie Claire fashion editor Lucia Debieux styled outfits around key shoe trends of the season, including the block heel, high top sneakers and knee high boots. She was joined by Tina Lamb, our Accessories buyer and they both gave the guests a trend talk, filling everyone in on the brands to watch out for and styles to follow.

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Thursday, 29 October 2015

October Lingerie of The Month

A modern take on a classic... behold Stella McCartney's Ava Dancing.

 This low cut, balconette bra is made from geometric mesh with a French Leavers trim.  I love how simple and sexy this set is, it's a feminine black classic every girl needs in their underwear drawer!
The mesh fabric looks amazing up close on the sheer, light cups and the thin straps feature cute black bows!
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Thursday, 22 October 2015

Plenish

The cold-pressed juice craze has no sign of slowing down, so I thought I would give it a go and see what all the fuss was about!
I tried and tested 4 flavours of the Plenish cold-pressed organic juices. These colourful juices are made from fresh fruit and vegetables and rich in nutrients. Please note my reviews below are purely based on taste and appearance; I did not complete a Plenish cleanse or do 5:2 diet week.

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Thursday, 15 October 2015

Osman: Perfect 5

Another exclusive collection has landed at Harvey Nichols! This time it's Osman's Perfect Five..

I've posted below a few "behind the scenes' photos from the shoot, which was taken outside on the Fifth Floor terrace, as well as indoors in the stunning Style Concierge area.


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Friday, 9 October 2015

McQueen

This week I received tickets to the McQueen show which was playing at the Royal Haymarket. I've been obsessed with McQueen for years, he was such an influential designer and made a huge contribution to British fashion. I can get lost reading about his life, watching his ground-breaking collections shows and looking at artistic editorial spreads.

The luxurious interior makes you feel as though you've stepped into a time machine, with large gold framed mirrors, delicate wall lights and vintage wallpaper. 
The choreography was stunning, it felt exactly like what a McQueen show would be like. With stylised movement and balletic scene changes, there were also some interesting characters: a set of ginger twins (seen in 'The Outlook' AW99), the incredible ostrich feather dress (seen on Björk)  and a sample pair of the Armadillo boots (seen in 'Atlantis' SS10).
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Wednesday, 30 September 2015

September Swimwear of The Month

Go for prints and colour this summer with Heidi Klein's Rio De Janeiro Rope. 
I love this print! It's one of my favourite bikinis and I think the hot pink looks amazing with a tan! I actually bought a different style brief as they were reversible with hot pink on one side and bright orange on the other.

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Thursday, 24 September 2015

Louis Vuitton Series 3

September is always a hectic fashion month! 

On Monday night, the Louis Vuitton Series 3 exhibition officially opened its doors on the Strand. The exhibition is open to the public and totally free! I went along last night with my sister and mum.

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Wednesday, 16 September 2015

A fab Giveaway

I'm so excited to introduce my first ever giveaway! 
I recently picked up a cute Skinnydip phone case and thought it would make the perfect prize for one of my followers. 
Skinnydip is a London based fashion accessory brand that can be bought in Topshop, Selfridges and online at ASOS. Check out their exciting collection of phone cases, tech accessories and super cute clutches.

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Sunday, 13 September 2015

J.W Anderson x Diet Coke

Last Thursday we celebrated the launch of the latest designer collaboration with Diet Coke, leading British fashion designer J.W Anderson.
The design is inspired by the knitwear pieces in his AW15 collection and there is a limited edition collector's gift box which includes two iconic bottles and a notebook featuring the stunning print.
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Thursday, 3 September 2015

Roksanda 10 Years

Last night at Harvey Nichols we celebrated the launch of the exclusive Roksanda Ilincic anniversary collection.

The evening started off with a trunkshow showcasing the 10 dresses sold exclusively at Harvey Nichols, followed by a private event in the Style Concierge department where our clients enjoyed canapés and cocktails throughout the night.
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Friday, 21 August 2015

August Swimwear of The Month

Sun, sea and Vodka slushies with PilyQ's Monique kaftan. 
This PilyQ kaftan has an intricate laser cut detail and bat wing sleeves, perfect for throwing on for some lunch in the sun.
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Friday, 14 August 2015

Beauty Haul

Every pay day I love to work my way through the long list of beauty products I've spotted that month ... here's what caught my eye this time

Benefit
Roller Lash
I received a sample of this before it came out with my Elle subscription, immediately fell in love and had to buy it as soon as I had the chance.

Mac
Nice and Spicy lipliner
Let's just say I've been waiting for this for a while... Every time I head to the Mac department they never seem to have it. So glad I managed to get my hands on it!
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Sunday, 9 August 2015

Denim love

Denim is making a serious comeback, thank you Alexa!!
The 90s denim vibe is what it's all about this summer and we all fell in love with the denim playsuits, a-line skirts and cool dungarees from Alexa Chung's collaboration with AG Jeans which is out now.

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Friday, 31 July 2015

Biondi Boutique

Hidden away just off the King's Road on Old Church Street is this little gem... 
Biondi has everything you will need for a sunny trip! Colourful kaftans, Lapis London scarves, leather sandals, pretty fedoras and most importantly a glorious selection of bikinis.
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Monday, 27 July 2015

ALEXA CHUNG FOR AG

Denim brand AG Jeans has teamed up with Alexa Chung once again for her AW15 collection, this time featuring slogan tees, sweaters and more classic denim pieces..
The Loretta denim playsuit is so dreamy and also comes in a darker wash!
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Friday, 24 July 2015

July Lingerie of the Month

Simple pleasures are life's little treasures

 This month I've chosen the lovely Stella McCartney 'Millie Drawing' set as my lingerie of the month. The delicate lace contrasts perfectly with the sporty band and is super comfortable but still so pretty.

It also comes in classic nude and new season navy. The colour combinations are so fun to wear and look great under loose tank tops.
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Monday, 13 July 2015

#LoveFreebies

Introducing the new Harvey Nichols Loyalty App...
As you shop in store and online you'll collect points, moving through the four tiers and gaining access to exciting freebies!

Starting with the Silver tier, the perks include complimentary gift wrapping.

Gold gives a free coffee/smoothie with every visit and your own make up artist.
With Platinum you'll be able to attend private shopping events.
All the way through to Black, with invitations to secret sales and a stylist at home!
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Sunday, 12 July 2015

A Day at Wimbledon

On Friday I was invited to the men's semi-final of the Wimbledon Championship by the lovely Pringle family.

It was a hugely intense match which saw Djokovic beat Gasquet and soar into the finals, where he went onto beat Federer to be crowned Champion once again! I couldn't help but take photos of everything, the weather was perfect and the atmosphere was amazing!
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Thursday, 9 July 2015

Game...Set...Match!

Each summer we all go crazy for Wimbledon. The big, green tennis balls and the giant screen go up at the Bluebird, Pimm's becomes our staple drink and we over indulge on strawberries and cream, while sporting our tennis whites. 
But its not always the players that get people talking.. it's what everyone is wearing. 

If you're lucky enough to have bagged yourself a ticket, I've put together two outfits which are sure to get you on the best dressed list... 
Wimbledon

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Monday, 6 July 2015

It's Summertime

My summer has officially started... After the most stressful few weeks, I finally handed in my project for my final term and took a well deserved break.

I didn't have the chance to blog as often as I'd have liked. I spent most evenings sat at my sewing machine surrounded by a pile of fabric and trims till the early hours.

So I thought I would share with you all my final piece: a leather, lace-up triangle bra.
My project was based on Lara Bohinc's design ethos and brand values. I took inspiration from the geometric shapes in her designs and her use of the finest materials in each piece. The bra is made from 100% leather, with a silk lining and gold eyelets for the lace-up detailing. 

For the photoshoot my model Kimmie wore a Helmut Lang blazer, trousers by Theory and Jimmy Choo black Abel pumps.

I'm looking forward to blogging a lot more regularly and have a few exciting things planned!

xo
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Friday, 12 June 2015

There's something about Vivienne...

After a little jewellery clear-out I came across a Vivienne Westwood set I was gifted on my 19th birthday. I feel like I have neglected these gorgeous pieces and have decided to dedicate a blog post to them! 

They are perfect for an understated day look or as a delicate finish to an evening outfit.
The stunning Mini Bas Relief Pearl Bracelet in Light Topaz and Nano Solitaire Earrings
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Tuesday, 9 June 2015

Everyday Make-Up

A common mistake people make is applying too much make up during the day. 

I know we all wish we could be like Khloe Kardashian and have our very own glam squad who paint our faces till we are picture perfect. But the reality of it is: it's far too time-consuming. I mean who really has the time in the morning? I'd rather hit the snooze button!
What I'm using:

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Sunday, 7 June 2015

What's the time?

If you've ever found yourself deciding which watch to buy, whether for yourself or a friend, I may have just found the perfect brand.... 


Olivia Burton

A vintage yet modern brand that looks to traditional styles and catwalk trends when designing their collections. Olivia Burton watches are dainty, minimal and most importantly affordable. 


And if the lovely styles aren't enough, Olivia Burton is an affordable brand. The prices starting from a purse-friendly £65, so there is no reason at all why you shouldn't treat yourself or a friend to one!

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Tuesday, 2 June 2015

June Swimwear of The Month

Missoni Mare One-piece knit swimsuit
This swimsuit is perfect for cocktails at the bar or lounging by the pool. The bright blue colours compliment the sun and the sea perfectly, and I love the crossover straps and the low back, I've paired this with my Miu Miu glitter cat-eye sunglasses.

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Thursday, 28 May 2015

Baking.... Brownies

It's no secret that I'm a food lover, especially when it comes to desserts. I will always go for a dessert over a starter on any menu! 

My favourite past time is baking... those of you who know me will know I love my late night baking sessions, and you can always rely on me for a delicious and healthy treat. Just ask the Harvey Nichols Stylists, they all love them!


One treat in particular which is insanely delicious is my dark chocolate brownies. When it comes to brownies, there are so many different recipes everywhere, with everyone using different ingredients and making them in their own special way. After experimenting with different recipes and mixing around ingredients, I have finally created my own:

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Wednesday, 20 May 2015

Benefit Must Haves

Benefit is one of my favourite beauty brands, not only do they have some great, easy-to-use products but their bright and colourful packaging makes everything look super cute inside your make up bag.  

Here are my top picks:

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Wednesday, 13 May 2015

May Lingerie of The Month

Feeling a little blue this month with Stella McCartney's Clara Whispering...

This stunning soft cup set is made from stretch-silk with a floral lace trim which adds a delicate, feminine touch. It is ideal for smaller busts as it provides comfort and a natural support.
It's all in the detailing......... Silk lined cups and a delicate lace trim 
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Friday, 8 May 2015

River Island - Holiday Edit

When I think of May, only one thing comes to mind... It's almost summer! This is the month of endless holiday talk and lots of shopping trips for that perfect bikini.

Although the weather hasn't been great over the past few days, it's picking up next week, with Tuesday looking to be a scorching 26 degrees. This means only one thing; cute garden parties, bbq's and a new summer playlist..


With the Spring Bank Holiday coming up in the next few weeks, I'm sure some of you will be making the most of the long weekend to get away, and if you are: I have picked out the perfect outfits for your holiday, exclusively from River Island. From sunbathing by the pool, checking out the local markets, or heading out in the evening for a cocktail, everything you need is below. All you need is to book a flight outta here!!

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Thursday, 30 April 2015

Harvey Nichols Friends & Family Weekend

It's that time of year again... and we all love a long weekend. 

For those of us not flying out for a sunny city break or a romantic weekend away.. Harvey Nichols have found something else to keep us busy!
I'll be around all weekend with the Style Concierge Team, so why not treat yourself to a complimentary session with one of our personal stylists and indulge yourself with some delicious Italian plates and drinks on our House of Peroni roof terrace
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Tuesday, 21 April 2015

Kerastase Review

Frizzy hair has always been a problem for me. From having a mini afro when I was younger, to the curls I have now - I always had to deal with frizz.
One question people with curly hair frequently get asked is "Why don't you brush your hair everyday?" The answer is simple: we all know when you brush those curls out the hair turns into a complete frizzball!
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Sunday, 12 April 2015

Sweater Weather

What I wore:
Être Cécile 'Bad Ass Paris' sweatshirt
Topshop 'Jamie' distressed jeans
Zara leather skate shoes
Celine sunglasses

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Friday, 10 April 2015

Bank Holiday Weekend

This weekend I went to Leeds to visit my sister, who is spending a few weeks there with work.

Our first stop was Harvey Nichols, for some cocktails and lunch at the Fourth Floor terrace.
The weather was lovely, not a rain cloud in sight, I came at the perfect time. 
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Monday, 6 April 2015

April Swimwear of The Month

Heidi Klein 'Ravello Rope' triangle bikini
This modern take on the classic nautical theme works so well with this bikini. I love the fit, the shape of the triangle top and the flattering cut on the briefs. 
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Tuesday, 31 March 2015

Festival Of Style

It's been an exciting few days at Harvey Nichols!

The store looked incredible, with pop-ups, events and treats on every floor.
On Sunday night we waved goodbye to the Festival of Style with an intimate Jessie Ware gig in the Fifth Floor Bar and Restaurant.  

Make sure to check out the @hnstylists Instagram page for more photos!
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Wednesday, 25 March 2015

Harvey Nichols: Festival of Style

Harvey Nichols are bringing us a taste of summer! 

With cocktails and canapés, pop-ups and photo-booths and an exclusive Jessie Ware gig, the next 4 days will be unmissable.

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Monday, 23 March 2015

HM Loves Florrie

Last month I received two tickets to the H&M Loves Florrie Elle Style Awards Pre-Party in Oxford Circus.

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Thursday, 19 March 2015

Harvey Nichols: A Beautiful Mind

This month at Harvey Nichols we have a fabulous Beauty event in store.

The beauty panel ‘MAKE-UP YOUR MIND: AN EXPLORATION OF BEAUTY INNOVATION’ is hosted by BeautyMART co-founder Anna-Marie Solowij who will be joined by top beauty industry experts discussing key topics and answering any burning beauty questions you may have.

Tickets are £30, with champagne on arrival and the best part of all: everyone who attends will receive a goodie bag worth over £230!
To book your tickets, you can email me and the Style Concierge team at styleadvisor@harveynichols.com or call us on 02072018688. 
Tickets are selling fast, so be sure to get yours soon!

xo
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Friday, 6 March 2015

Victoria's Secret Show

I had the most amazing time at the 2014 Victoria's Secret Show at the Earls Court Exhibition Centre in December. VS always put on the most stunning shows and it was so hard to choose which photos to include in this post! 

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Monday, 2 March 2015

March Swimwear of The Month

Melissa Odabash 'Sumatra' bandeau bikini

Nothing beats a classic white bikini, which accentuates your tan and contrasts perfectly with a bright blue sea or pool. To add a bit of edge, accessorise with a body chain.
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Tuesday, 24 February 2015

London Fashion Week - Sophia Webster

Reasons why I love my job #123
On Sunday, I went to the Sophia Webster AW15 presentation for London Fashion Week. The Style Concierge Team at Harvey Nichols were given tickets to various events, including Jonathan Saunders, Roksanda Ilincic and Rejina Pyo. You can check out photos from all of these shows on our Instagram page @hnstylists

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Monday, 23 February 2015

Blog is back

Welcome to my blog! 

As a Stylist for Harvey Nichols, I'm lucky enough to have access to some amazing designers and the latest fun in fashion. I'll be posting my favourite looks from each week, the latest lifestyle trends and each month will dedicate a post to 'Lingerie/Swimwear of the Month'.

As you'll see, my style definitely varies and I love trying out new things. Key accessories, statement jewellery and bold make up can change an outfit completely, so I will be including the details of all the pieces in my posts. 

The blog will also be a glimpse into showcases, events and even the latest offers in store and online at Harvey Nichols. 


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