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13 Feb

The colour of love

There’s a reason we wear red for Valentines Day.  Red is the colour of love. With the longest wavelength of all the colours, the power of red releases adrenalin into your system…the wearer and the voyeur can experience higher blood pressure, enhanced libido, pulsating energy and increased confidence. But red doesn’t just represent romance and intrigue, it can also channel danger and anger.  Maybe you will play the cupid or perhaps you will you favour the devil in you. Either way, red and pink are hot. From romance and ruffle, to florals and tulle, you can take your pick.  Share your intrigue and make a statement.  She who dares, wins.  Red is the colour of love. Here are...
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21 Dec

Top 10 beauty tips

Iwas bullied at school for having freckles and chicken legs. It still rings in my head: ‘Freckle Face, Chicken Legs’.  Her name was Phillippa. I can’t remember her surname. But if I did. I’d tell you. Being bullied for the way you look has infinite legacies and the strain of not letting the past define your ‘now’ requires meaningful and transformative thinking strategies.  And now?  Social media has given us a canvas to paint our lives through whichever eyes we choose.  We can choose to be who we want to be and how we want to look, but we need to remember that who we want to be, may change daily.   And that’s ok.  We have to be...
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24 Nov

5 ways to wear a scarf

Think a scarf is a bad investment? Think again. It can transform the dullest clothes into a statement outfit.  This Lulu Guiness iconic lip print scarf is my new go-to favourite for the Winter season because it works with so many different outfits and compliments so many fabrics from stripes and florals, to leopard and block colours such as pink and red.  Clashing patterns and vibrant colours are THE way to wear fashion right now.  Wear the scarf in a double sided twist, necklace style, leave it long, in a classic loop or as a shawl.  Pair with your biker jacket, long coatigan, winter coat or evening wear.  Here are my 5 ways to wear a scarf....
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19 Nov

Christmas Dress Edit

Are you totally over the little black Christmas dress? It's time to update your winter wardrobe with some frivolous festive outfits that are great value for money yet will secure your place on the best dressed list at your Christmas parties.  Yes! I've chosen my favourite sequin Christmas dress, however  the high street is brimming with more than just sparkle, there are elaborate scarf print designs, eye popping playsuits and sexy reds, so no-one has to play it safe this Christmas.  From Debenhams, to H&M to Monsoon there is literally something for everyone, whether you like block colour, bold patterns or mouthwatering sparkles.  Scroll down to shop the CHARLOTTE LOVES edit for the best in high street...
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4 Oct

Best 6 Winter Coats

Channelling your inner glamour doesn’t have to break the bank.  Impactful winter coats have become a wardrobe staple.  It’s a trend that everyone can get on board with as we see faux fur fancies and beautiful borgs take the high street by storm.  The balance needs to be right though, none of us want to look like we are donning our duvet or joining the ranks of the TeleTubbies.  Choosing the right colour for you is essential and remember heavy black is not always flattering, so opt for winter coats in your best pinks or reds.  Chunky winter coats aren’t for everyone of course, so if you’re on the search for a slim line, smart-casual neutral jacket,...
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19 Jun

Best white outfits

There is no purer colour than white, sublime in it’s simplicity, powerful in it’s contrast. Yet for most, white outfits are tricky to wear.  No-one wants to channel the hospital look, reminiscent of the doctor’s lab coat or straight jacket garb…neither do we want to look like we’re about to hop up the aisle in our wedding dress.  We want white to look pretty OR cool, keeping it simple yet effective.  I’ve selected my best white outfits which are all useful choices for a variety of body shapes due to their flattering necklines and hem lengths. Madison Avenue polka dot midi dress from STITCH AND WARE, £70. Comes with large pockets!   ...
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9 Jun

Wimbledon hair

Hello my Wimbledon hair.  If I could sum up our relationship, I’d say it’s been tumultuous.  The ups and downs more perilous than a rollercoaster.  Good days, bad days, tears and laughter, you’ve been with me through thick and thin.  What stories you could tell, from creeping toddler curls to concealing teenage angst.  You’ve mopped up tears and been torn apart.  Sometimes I didn’t know who you were, why would you behave that way; the frizz, the kinks, the split ends…and now?  Hair, they say, is 90% of the selfie, so only the best will do.  But where in Wimbledon I hear you ask, well question no more, as our latest arrival is Robert Kirby. YEYS! A...
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8 Jun

5 wardrobe staples

Be gone the days of ‘dressing dilemmas’.  A stylist’s plight, answered in one huge swoop from this styling start-up Sosandar.  They promise it’s what we’ve been waiting for…the latest trends and wardrobe staples that can work in real life, with flattering pieces to suit different body shapes and skin tones.  Too good to be true? I think not.  Their dresses should become part of your top 5 wardrobe staples.  I’ve donned two of the Sosandar v-neck dresses over the past 2 weeks.  Firstly, the Red Floral Splash tea dress, £69 (CLICK to buy)  and the Pink Tie Shoulder Maxi Dress, £59, (CLICK to buy) both quite frankly superb for my hourglass shape, or indeed would complement a pear shape,...
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27 May

Top 5 beachwear picks

The dreaded beachwear dilemmas start around now…we’re all looking for something that will look flattering on our shape, which doesn’t drain the colour from our faces.  My top tips are to be bold with colour and ensure you’re buying styles that show off your best assets and discretely hide the ones you really would rather erase from memory.  Know your skin tone; warm Spring skin tones like mine need beachwear with bright pops of colour.  Golden mediterranean skin suits more muted shades.  Cool, dramatic skin tones need more icy undertones like fuchsia, whereas cooler summer skin tones need icy pastels. Accessories can always add a little extra jazz and can create that all important talking point when...
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20 Apr

Personal Shopping

Is this your style life? You struggle to find the time to shop, are unsure what colours suit you best, don’t know which brands would flatter your body shape and always panic buy or end up frustrated, then personal shopping could be the answer you’re looking for.  But what is ACTUALLY involved and what can you expect to experience and discover when out shopping? This is my client Karina and this is her transformational style story.  As a full time working mum approaching 40, Karina felt her current style was full of neutrals and darker colours.  With no time to search online or get to the shops as well as being worried about the aging process Karina...
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