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6 Jan

Mood boosting colours

January is that time of year when we feel sluggish, bloated and tired.  We are burnt out, experiencing low self-esteem and struggling to self-motivate.  These are all common emotions to feel following periods of unrest and uncertainty.  I make the time to read self help books such as 'School of Life' by Alain du Botton and Glennon Doyle to kickstart my emotional well-being.  Investing time and money in self-care rituals is proven to bolster your disposition.  Alongside fitness and great nutrition, I recommend wearing mood boosting colours.  Harnessing the power of colour can have such a positive effect on your mood due to the strength of wavelength, frequency and energy found in colours, as opposed to cloaking yourself in black...
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26 Nov

What to wear at Christmas

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One of things I always get asked is how to create a Christmas Wardrobe?  What to wear at Christmas? I have partnered with Elys Wimbledon to showcase my must-haves for great Christmas style which includes vibrant occassion-wear, as well as cosy staples to see you through Christmas in style.  Read on for the Q&A on what my Christmas will look like and what I'm buying for the family.    Christmas is likely going to feel quite different for many of us this year. Have you changed how you will be spending the holiday season? Christmas is normally one of my favourite times of the year, with parties, sequins, dancing and games.  This year, for everyone, a scaled-back Christmas is...
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31 Oct

CHARLOTTE LOVES x CROSSLOW

Ever since I was a little girl, all I wanted was to play dress-up. Joyful colours fascinated me, inspired me, fired my imagination and made me feel like anything was possible.  Colours gave me confidence and I now use that passion to bring joy to others and to make a real difference to people through my brand CHARLOTTE LOVES – with my styling work, TV presenting, fashion lecturing, speaking gigs, impact coaching and blogging.  It’s been a lifelong dream to design my own colourful accessories and I’m delighted to collab with local, female entrepreneurs, Lara & Theresa, from CROSSLOW.  We are thrilled to announce the online launch of these exquisite statement earrings on sale now. The earrings are...
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10 Mar

ELYS shopping edit

There is something very alluring to me when a shopping destination becomes a home from home.  That’s how I feel about Elys of Wimbledon. A second home. A happy place.  A shopping mecca of choice for not only myself and for many of my personal styling clients, but also my husband, our two little girls and their Grandma when she comes to stay.  You’d think it quite impossible to design a local department store that appeals to mums, dads, husbands and wives, little children, teenagers AND OAPs, but somehow, just somehow, Elys have accomplished this where others have not.  We have everything we need under one roof; fashion, beauty, home, men’s, kids, food and excellent coffee!  We...
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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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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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16 Jan

Style & Nutrition

It’s hard to find time to self-motivate at the start of a new year…’busyness’ is becoming so prevalent in today’s society.  Many don't know that the greatest enemy of good thinking is ‘busyness?’.  We must find the time to think and learn, to make those crucial steps to improve our health and wellbeing from the inside and from the outside.  We spend £125 servicing our cars each year, well what about spending it on a body MOT at our Wimbledon Style & Nutrition event at HDV Cannizaro House on Sunday 28th January? Link to tickets Tickets include lunch and a fabulous goody bag. Maybe you had a binge-happy Christmas, overdoing the mulled wine, overloading on mince pies and resorting...
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19 Oct

My style guide The Maxi Dress

It’s all about the maxi dress this season, such a major trend to pin your sartorial hopes on, especially if you need to channel easy-chic…when you want to look like you’ve tried hard, without trying hard, at all, and I’m genuinely NOT joking.  It’s the ultimate stylist tip, the mega maxi dress, but the trick is in the shape and colour you choose, yet it’s not always as easy as it seems. It’s one of the greatest debates and I frequently find myself squashing objections. Some think it’s not for the ‘petite’, too overdressed for the office and certainly a no-no for weekend wear.  BUT the maxi can be ALL of these things to you, and more – it’s an extreme...
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22 Sep

How to style colour

Ifrequently come across the same fears and anxieties from women who are afraid of colour and struggle to style it in their day to day life.  Worries soar with the arrival of babies and the ensuing toddler years as your individual shape changes and the time you had to think about yourself transitions onto others. Individual style and your unique identity is challenged, you can’t wear half your wardrobe, pieces become uncomfortable, restrictive and quite frankly you'd rather just re-wear yesterdays outfit which handily lies by the side of your bed.  Finding the time and money to go shopping appears to be a thing of the past, you just want to get OUT THE DOOR, on time...
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