Sicily for two

•November 6, 2011 • Leave a Comment

An annual holiday is only something that I have recently made time for, and when I say the word ‘recently,’  I genuinely mean it. My first break in five years took myself and DK to Sicily, Palermo to be exact.  The capital of Sicily is made up of four historical quarters and our hotel was situated right in the centre. After six days or so we took ourselves down the east coast to the seaside town of Cefalu.

Sicily Rae Bridge

Sicily Rae Bridge

Cefalu, Sicily  Rae Bridge

Sicily Rae Bridge

Sicily Rae Bridge

Sicily Rae Bridge

Sicily Rae Bridge

Sicily Rae Bridge

Sicily Rae Bridge

Sicily Rae Bridge

Sicily Rae Bridge

Sicily Rae Bridge

Sicily Rae Bridge

Sicily Rae Bridge

Sicily Rae Bridge

Sicily Rae Bridge

Sicily Rae Bridge

Sicily Rae Bridge

Sicily Rae Bridge

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Eyes like magpies

•September 28, 2011 • Leave a Comment

This is  my invite for the Giles s/s12 show. A silver, fringed mask that had all the details of the event printed along the ends of each strip. This mask reflected the metallic laser-cut goods that frolicked down the runway on the night.

Giles Deacon SS12

Giles Deacon SS12

Giles Deacon SS12

Giles Deacon SS12 mask invitation

 

 

I am going to pop some more images up over on my tumblr: http://ladyofthebridge.tumblr.com/

Beauty is pain

•September 2, 2011 • 1 Comment

My sincerest apologies for the lack of posts, I have been ill and I am still not 100%. A bout of tonsillitus has left me bed-bound, filling my gut with orange juice and whincing in pain whilst swallowing food. (I made the mistake last time of not eating at all and found myself in hospital, throwing up and very dehydrated.) I returned to work on Thursday, I felt alright plus I  had a hairdressers appointment that evening, which I couldn’t really miss because on Monday, I have to present an award in front of over 500 individuals in the hairdressing industry.  I am passed thinking root regrowth is cool. It’s not. I looked like a brassy barmaid.

So I got through the work day, popped in to the salon which is one that I normally frequent and always enjoy. I was having the usual treatment when my head starting burning up and stinging. Now, for me, this has happened before so I thought nothing of it. But it got worse and worse and worse till it was quite unbearable. The hairdresser asked if I was OK and brought me water and cooled down my scalp with cold water.  Once sat back in the chair I took a look at my face, chest, arms and hands and audibley gasped. I was covered in a thick, red, itchy rash. It was at this point, both myself and the hairdresser knew something wasn’t right so a taxi was grabbed and I headed to the Accident and Emergency department at Homerton Hospital. Now, if you have ever been there you will know that it is completely depressing and people seem to go in there  just to hang out and bump up the waiting time.

I saw the doctor who was Irish and called Michael and if any of you girls are single, I would advise you bump up the waiting time waiting to meet him. (Cliche yes, but he was a gentleman, even DK came away with a crush.) So Michael ran a few tests, checked it wasn’t a reaction to my antibiotics for my tonsillitus and checked it wasn’t Scarlet Fever. Just as predicted, it was a reaction to the hair dye.

I have never, ever had a reaction to hair dye like this before and it is the same process and products that this particular hairdresser had used on me previously, so this reaction could not have been predicted. But from now on, a patch test is the way forward.

It’s all down to the little people

•August 18, 2011 • Leave a Comment

Love Pablo Delgado’s diminutive figures that are popping up all over the East End. The joy of discovery!

Pablo Delgado

Pablo Delgado

Pablo Delgado

Pablo Delgado

Pablo Delgado

Pablo Delgado

Pablo Delgado

Lovebox

•August 2, 2011 • Leave a Comment

Little bit late on the Lovebox post, my apologies! On the Saturday it was an incredibly wet and windy day but by the evening it was beautiful! My view of Snoop Dogg on stage from the ferris wheel…

Lovebox-Snoop Dogg

Look at all those people.  It was an amazing sight watching everyone jump around and dance all at the same time. My photos really don’t do it justice.

Lovebox-Snoop Dogg

Lovebox-Snoop Dogg

Just as the sun was going down and prior to getting on the ferris wheel.

Lovebox-Snoop Dogg

Bumble and bumble-Lovebox

This is the two-seater Bumble and bumble pop-up salon in the strictly V.V.I.P area called The Lock-In hosted by The Placement Boutique. A-listers popped backstage to sort out their tangled tresses. I had my locks looked at and was given some lovely products.

Back in the brothel

•August 2, 2011 • Leave a Comment

Black skinny jeans, lace ankle socks and the leopard print brothel creepers.

Brothel Creepers

Love to Love you

•August 2, 2011 • Leave a Comment

I always look forward to the biannual magazine, LOVE. Led by British journalist and super stylist, Katie Grand, LOVE is published by Condé Nast and Grand is one of the most well-known and incredibly well-connected fashion birds in the business. Today,  I finally made the purchase and found LOVE in one of my favourite magazine shops, Artword in Shoreditch. I have been know to spend rather a small fortune in there, in fact, I would go as far to as to say, I am the pure reason why that place is open. It’s disgusting the amount of my wages that goes in there. D.I.S.G.U.S.T.I.N.G.

The little princess on the cover below is Elle Fanning, youmger sister to Dakota. LOVE magazine has six different covers out, but word on the grapevine is, LOVE will be releasing two special covers for London Fashion Week. Any guesses on who could be on the cover?

Elle Fanning