April 4, 2016

SELF


Phoebe Tonkin for Matteau Swim

The last 12 months seems to have been a blur for me. It’s weird to think how much can change in so little time. But I feel like at this present time in my life I’m pretty happy and lucky to be surrounded by such loving, like-minded and positive people.

Over the last few months I’ve been living in a bikini (not looking half as good as Phoebe Tonkin) trying to soak up as much Vitamin D before the temperatures drop and before I’m forced to live in my oyster blue NEUW leather jacket.


In terms of this blog, when I first started it I never really had a plan – it was just a place where I put down my thoughts, what inspired me and pictures I thought were pretty really. I hate feeling the pressure to update and maintain a steady flow of content because blogging has never really been a chore for me but rather an outlet where I can do my own thing. So I’m back at it and have so much stuff that I’ve been waiting to share with you for months, so thanks for sticking by me x

July 13, 2015

BEAUTY SPOT: THE HUMBLE TONER




When I first got into skincare I followed the whole “cleanse, tone, moisturise” routine. Then over time it got a little more complex than that and the 'tone' step had disappeared entirely from my regime as I hadn't really thought I had needed it and dubbed it glorified water. However, I now realise toners are beautiful little gems that not only have contributed to making my skin clearer but also have extra benefits to give to my skin.

So what does a toner do exactly? They are essentially used to complete the cleansing process and balance the pH of the skin. French women use them all the time in their regimes - and let's be real, the French always know best. I prefer to pour a little onto a piece of cotton and wipe it over my face as I find that most effective in getting rid of any excess cleanser and make up that might be left on the face. My skin then feels all refreshed, supple and clean and it makes whatever serums and moisturisers that I put over the top of it work much more effectively.

My favourite toner of late has been the Origins A Perfect World Treatment Lotion with White Tea. It smells divine and is packed full of beautiful antioxidants, soothes the skin and leaves my face feeling so soft and refreshed without feeling tight like some other toners I've tried as it's alcohol-free.

x Emily


June 2, 2015

i-CONIC


i-D magazine celebrates their 35th birthday with 18 covers. What I particularly love about i-D magazine is that they have always had their own unique edge on every other fashion magazine and don’t just report but rather create within their pages.

The above six covers are my favourites of the bunch as they represent women whose careers I have followed for years now and each of them have their own original stories.

Daria will always be the epitome of a supermodel to me: she is beyond beautiful, a natural stunner and her modelling style is always effortless yet she knows exactly what she is doing with her face and her angles. 

Lara is a goddess in every sense of the word – a killer body and a face of an angel. 

Jourdan is cheeky, sexy and absolutely slays on the catwalk. Oh, and she’s also not a bad cook either

Kate Moss is Kate Moss, she’s an icon in herself and is one for a reason. 

Like Kate, Malgosia has been reigning the fashion world since the nineties and seems to get better with age. Can you believe she is 37? Insane. Finally, 

Freja was everywhere when I first ‘got into’ fashion and she’ll always hold a special place in my heart.

Happy birthday i-D, and congratulations. It’s a true testament to your readership and the content that you produce, especially in this day and age, that you are still able to connect with and inspire over the years and I’m so happy that there are magazines like yours that have much more depth than just being a catalogue of pretty pictures and fluff pieces.



x Emily

May 11, 2015

MBFWA BEAUTY: GARY BIGENI



image taken by yours truly


Gary Bigeni is known for his bold designs and while his show at Fashion Week this year gave us a glimpse at a more muted and grown up collection from him, the beauty look stood out and reflected his cheeky and colourful presence.


Models glided down with youthful, glowing skin and a striking cobalt blue shade painted on the lids. The look pared back beautifully with the neutral tones and "no effort" hair, adding an element of playfulness to his collection.


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