Style

4 Must-Have Self Portrait Dresses

Launched in Autumn 2013 by Han Chong, the Central St Martins alumnus has struck a beautiful balance between femininity and edge with his collections over the years. Known for his guipure dresses and lacey separates mixed in with detailed embroidery and sheer overlays, Self Portrait has quickly become one of the most lauded contemporary brands. At an affordable price point his pieces range between £180 and £500. I’ve adored this brand for the last couple of years, quickly collecting some gorgeous pieces in my wardrobe. Here are 4 of my favourite dresses from this season… 

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4 Ways To Wear: Black Lace

Black lace, whether it’s eyelet, Guipure, scalloped or Chantilly there’s a pattern for everyone! What makes lace the perfect partner?  Whether it’s worn under or over your favourite pieces, incorporated in the right way this decorative fabric adds subtle detailing to elevate any outfit. If you favour a more minimalist approach to dressing, lace is a great way to add a POI (point of interest!) to your look. Here are 4 super easy ways to style black lace this summer.

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Beauty

Protect Like A Pro

 
I’m forever banging on about the benefits of wearing an SPF. Since i’ve worked for a beauty brand i’ve learnt so much about how the sun affects the skin, even when it’s not sunny. It’s apparent that many people feel that they don’t need to wear a suncream because it’s dark and dismal in England most of the time – wrong! Wearing an SPF on a daily basis will help to prevent facial brown spots and skin pigmentation whatever the weather. It’ll also reduce the appearance of ‘spider’ veins, blotchiness and will slow down premature ageing – yes, wrinkles! So, here are some of my favourite SPF moisturisers that can be worn everyday, all day which are also ideal for sensitive skin.

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Sandro Summer Sale Edit

Sandro is a brand that i’ve been obsessed with for years! Its feminine aesthetic is high-end meets high-street. The Sandro look exudes Parisian elegance and for me fits well into my ‘city girl’ life. What I love is that its low key yet luxe, bringing a subtle sophistication to my wardrobe. They’re currently in their Summer Sale (up to 50% off) so I thought i’d share some of my sale highlights with you!

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Beauty

Beauty Sleep & How To Get It

From working in the beauty industry i’ve learnt so much about how sleep effects the skin. As we age, even one night of insufficient sleep shows on the skin. For me this comes in many forms from, redness, dark circles and dull skin. During the deepest stage of sleep, the tissue in your skin repairs. Without enough deep sleep, this repair process slows down resulting in premature ageing. The term “beauty sleep” is certainly more than a figure of speech!

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