Saturday, 28 November 2015

Above my Fireplace

I thought it was about time that I share a little more of my flat as its really starting to get to the point where I'm really happy with it and I actually want to show it off to the world! Here are some snaps of the space above my fireplace in my living room. Obviously in my classic style I wanted to keep it monochrome and packed full of arty prints that reflect me and my interests.

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Let’s discuss something that you must have noticed I value dearly, lingerie. A lot of things come associated with the concept of underwear, many often taken as a given, when it’s in fact one of the most challenging and personal things to shop for.

I, like all other women, have had my hits and misses with bra shopping. With hit I mean holding onto what I would think is my favourite bra from my pre-London times (that’s 7 years and counting). With miss, I’m talking about those ill fitted, awkward underwear decisions that have forced me to secretly take off my bra in the middle of a night out, please tell me I’m not alone with these habits…

So along came an interesting campaign by Triumph Lingerie that I jumped on board from the start. #FindTheOne is not about stripping down to underwear, rather the opposite. Dressing correctly from the bottom up (and I am not talking about shoes this time) is the core of any great outfit, whatever you get up to, may the campaign video be all the proof you need. I got the full experience that started with a in-store fitting before we gathered for the day of shooting everything from styling tips to salsa dancing (that landed me a phone number). Turns out a staggering 76% of women wear the wrong size bra! We rely on professionals to fix our hair and the work of a make-up artist is admittedly always a little better, so why not let the Triumph Lingerie experts work their magic in-store so you too can find the one?

So whilst I stepped in front of the camera, advising you on the many alternatives of sculpting underwear, I surprised myself by discovering how beautiful well made shapewear can indeed be. And so I became a fan of the most flattering lingerie on the market - The sculpting kind.

In collaboration with Triumph Lingerie
Photos by Mikko Puttonen

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It's been years now since Damien Hirst closed his famous restaurant "Pharmacy" and sold the decor of the restaurant for record breaking prices at auction. And although over a decade has gone by, the world has not forgotten the magic of the artwork created for this establishment. In fact, many more pieces from Damien Hirst have centered around this theme. So it wouldn't be surprising to see it pop up again in a public piece of artwork right? Well, one would think so, only today I'm writing about the pharmaceutical theme in relation to the season at hand - Christmas. Yes, people, we have our first Damien Hirst Christmas tree in front of the iconic Connaught Hotel in Mayfair. And, yes, this tree says Damien Hirst from start to finish and all with the theme of Pharmacy playing throughout.

The placard at the bottom of the Damien Hirst Christmas tree reads as follows:
"Designed by British Artist Damnie Hirst (b.1965), decorations for the Connaught's first Christmas tree allude to one of the artist's most enduring themes: the miraculous power of science and medicine and the hope it can offer."

Well, when you put it like that...

Hirst does have a bit of fun with the idea of combining pharmaceuticals and the holiday season, creating prescription names to honour the season and displaying them in pill and bottle decorations. Quite a first impression with the introduction of The Connaught's first ever Christmas tree. In a nutshell, it's a must visit for those of you looking for a bit of holiday cheer on the streets of London. 

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