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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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30 Jun

Staycation style

I'll take the stress out of staycation style through this ultimate 30-piece capsule wardrobe guide for your UK holiday.  The backbone of clever packing starts by selecting light layers in classic neutrals, with added pops of colour for interest.  Filter in some high fashion pieces, yet mainly build your holiday capsule wardrobe around practical pieces which enable you to mix and match for cost efficient outfits in fluctuating temperatures. I’m thinking light denim, comfy linen trousers, structured shorts, pretty (block coloured) t-shirts for multi-use, featherweight non-crease skirts and dresses, snug sweaters, statement shades and wide brimmed hats.  All finished off with sensible yet stylish footwear. Always accessorize with supersized rattan bags (maybe one practical rucksack too), headbands and scarves for added...
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28 Jan

How to wear pink & patterns

Pink reminds me of carefree days, of twirling in tutus and brushing past foxgloves in my mothers garden.  It's the essence of my youth; not aggressive like red, just girlie and bright.  As you say pink out loud it softens my soul, a feminine species all on its own.  Sweet bakery, glazed donuts, mouthwatering delights.  It's dewy not abrasive, like warm cotton candy.  I remember my first taste of pink bubblegum and my party balloons, yet above all this, it evokes the feeling of love.   To toughen up pink, pair it with pattern, like snake print or polka dot to give it an edge.  How to wear pink & pattern?  My ideas below. Join CHARLOTTE LOVES here, and...
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25 Jun

What to wear to Wimbledon

Tennis fever is gripping the nation as Wimbledon 2019 takes centre stage, welcoming throngs in their thousands to witness one of the greatest sporting occasions on the social calendar.  But what to wear to Wimbledon? I’ve been busy shopping at my local Wimbledon boutique Boho Beach Fest to give you a quick style guide for your ultimate Wimbledon wardrobe, including all the style do’s and don’ts on the court and off the court. Miss June dress, £220 from Boho Beach Fest Ilse Jacobsen Aurora dress, £185 from Boho Beach Fest Wimbledon fashion can best be described as smart British summer style with a fresh, fun twist.  Dress codes for players is pretty strict (white and...
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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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