I read somewhere the other day – “be perfect at being imperfect” and it really rang home. My never-ending battle with perfection, basically trying to create a life I think I should have, rather than actually living my life has become exhausting. It used to be that perfectionism was reserved for my work, but it has some how creeped into all aspects of my life, whether that’s with my appearance, how my home looks, or tragically, how my Instagram grid is looking, it is draining and causing more anxiety – so I’ve decided that it is OK that my life is Perfectly, Imperfect.
Anyone else obsessed with buttons? I know, random thing for me to ask, but button-down is one of the hottest trends this summer, whether that’s buttons down your skirt, dress or even top – buttons are everywhere on the high street and online, that it felt only right to get involved. You guys know I’m always happy to take one for the team. OK, so I hear ya, buttons aren’t exactly new, but this summer they really are taking centrestage, buttons are much more just a fastener, they are this season’s simple-but-chic embellishment. I love how this button-down trend has given
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There’s something about blossom, the perfumed scent in the air, the fluffiness of the petals, the vibrant hues, and how with each gust of wind the petals swirl in the most beautiful way. There’s a joy about watching blossom fall, and being able to visit the amazing Brodgale Collections, home to more than 4,000 varieties of fruit, including apples, cherries and plums, which translates into blossom heaven, was such a treat seeing all the different hues of blossom, as well as to shoot one of my favourite looks. As soon as you step into the orchards at Brodgale Collections there
When it comes to modern elegance, Azzedine Alaïa understood the notion of ‘timeless’ fashion, celebrating the female form, as well as doing things his own way. It was his nonconformist nature, refusing to do what the fashion masses were doing, whether that was certain trends or showing on the catwalk at a certain time of year that I loved about the couturier and his designs. The Azzedine Alaïa: The Couturier exhibition at the Design Museum in London is less of a retrospective to the late designer, instead it is a celebration of his haute couture, with his designs and craftsmanship being the
The Met Gala is always a spectacle, whether the theme is punk, technology, China, Old Hollywood, or the slightly controversial ‘Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and The Catholic Imagination’, with its “Sunday Best” dress code. Of course, this year was extra exciting as one of the co-chairs is Rihanna, and she always knows how to work a theme, the other is Donatella Versace, which means Atelier Versace will certainly be making a statement. There were lots of different takes on the ‘Catholic Imagination’ theme, of course, crosses galore, clergy and nun references, as well as medieval art, the Crusades, Joan of Arc,