Friday, 29 April 2011

Alchemy Fashion Show at the Royal Festival Hall

I was invited to attend the Alchemy Indian Fashion Show at the Royal Festival Hall by sponsors GlacĂ©au vitaminvater. They organised a brilliant front row seat and also backstage access for me. Fun!!

It was a beautiful show that showcased designs from Raw Mango by Sanjay Garg, Akaaro by Gaurav Jai Gupta, Morphe by Amit Aggarwal and Prashant Verma.

Check out my backstage pictures. It was a fabulous hive of activity with enough vitaminwater to feed a small model army! The makeup was courtesy of  AOFM (Academy of Freelance Makeup).

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Alchemy Fashion Show

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Alchemy Fashion Show

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Alchemy Fashion Show
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Alchemy Fashion Show


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Alchemy Fashion Show

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Alchemy Fashion Show

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Alchemy Fashion Show
And here are the catwalk shots...

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Raw Mango

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Raw Mango

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Raw Mango
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Akaaro

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Akaaro

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Akaaro
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Morphe

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Morphe

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Morphe

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Prashant Verma

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Prashant Verma

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Prashant Verma

As you can see, it was an amazing show with beautiful colour, shape and print. It was a real treat. Thanks vitaminwater!!


For more information on vitaminwater: http://www.vitaminwater.co.uk/

Ree
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Thursday, 28 April 2011

The Royal Wedding Event at Time2

So to get ready for the big day tomorrow I thought I would tell you about a gorgeous event I went to, to celebrate the Royal Wedding and all things British.

Time2 in Covent Garden has the most amazing range of watches and the British themed displays were delightful. I found quite a few favourites I have to say, from Armani, Michael Kors and Burberry.

I brought my beautiful son with me, who took most of these pictures for you!! Check out the video at the end to get up close and personal with their range of super hot watches.

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Time2

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Time2

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Time2
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Time2

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Time2

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Time2
Check out this cute video where the bloggers pick their fave pieces. Please excuse the bits that I'm in!! My son made it into the film too!


It really is a great store with a watch for every taste and budget. Fabbie!!

Ree
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Tuesday, 26 April 2011

Win the Paul Smith Optimistic Treat of the Week

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Paul Smith in his treasure trove office

Now this really is a treat for any Paul Smith fan, or indeed anyone in the market of becoming a Paul Smith fan. Because once you meet him, it's pretty hard to resist.

And that's what is on offer. The prize for this week's Paul Smith's Optimistic Mondays facebook competition, is the chance to meet the man himself, in his office for a cup of tea. This is an amazing prize, I can vouch for that personally!!

Read about the time I met Paul Smith in his office here. It was a truly unforgettable experience and thoroughly inspiring.

All you have to do is answer a simple question on the Paul Smith Optimistic Mondays page here.

Good luck!

Ree
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Lauren's Way Tanning Range Video Review

After lots and lots of questions, I thought I would make this quick video for you!!





You can buy the tan at  laurengoodgerofficial.co.uk. The mousse is RRP £17.95, the lotion is RRP £15.95 or you can buy the duo for RRP £33.90.Excellent prices for such a high quality product. And believe me, I have tried practically every fake tan going!



Ree
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Monday, 25 April 2011

The Naked Truth by Dr Darren McKeown

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The Naked Truth by Dr Darren McKeown

I was super excited to try this range from Dr Darren McKeown, cosmetic doctor and skincare specialist. Dr Darren has been treating people in both Glasgow and London's Harley Street and now has brought his services to the high street with his range called The Naked Truth available exclusively from Superdrug.

Dr Darren says,

"I chose the active ingredients based on the strength of scientific evidence to support their efficacy. I wanted to select the ingredients based on science rather than fiction and if there is no scientific evidence that an active works, then there is no room for it in my product. It's not that we don't believe in miracles, it's just that we're not sure they come in bottles."

I love this honest pragmatic approach.

So far I have tried the Age Resistant Cleanser and Face Renewal Mask. I am really impressed with them both. In this post, I am going to focus on the mask because it really is gorgeous and deserves it's own attention.

The mask promises to remove dead skin cells with olive exfoliator, improve radiance with magnesium, copper and zinc, and soothe and comfort with waterlilly extract. What more could you ask from a mask?

And I have to give it to it, it certainly delivered. You smooth the mask onto your face, leave for ten to fifteen minutes and then rinse. I gave it a little scrub before washing it away to maximise the exfoliation. As I rinsed, the improved softness of my skin was instantly apparent, and I could still feel this softness the next day.

My skin looked glowy and refreshed and it felt nourished too so you are actually getting an exfoliater and a mask in one product. You hardly need to use any product as a little goes a long way, and it could realistically replace two separate products,  so I think that at £21.99, it's brilliant value for money.

The full range is available online at Superdrug now and in stores from 18th May. Definitely worth a look.

Ree
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Friday, 22 April 2011

The Celebs Are Loving Diesel!

Pretty much everyone I know has a pair (or multiple pairs) of Diesel jeans as wardrobe staples. And it's not just us mere mortals. Check out the celebs spotted in Diesel recently. We have Kate Middleton, Emma Roberts and Rosario Dawson...

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Kate Middleton

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Kate Middleton

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Emma Roberts at the Coachella Muusic Festival 2011 
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Emma Roberts at the Coachella Muusic Festival 2011 

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Rosario Dawson at the Coachella Muusic Festival 2011 

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Rosario Dawson at the Coachella Muusic Festival 2011
Ree
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Wednesday, 20 April 2011

More Fashion and Beauty Chats with Parade at the Women's Super League Launch Game

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Me with the girls from Parade

Last week, me and my little fam had a day out at the launch game of the FA's Women's Super League. It was brilliant fun and so nice to be able to include my nearest and dearest in my blogging activities.

I had the chance to meet FAWSL ambassadors and gorgeous fashion forward girl band, Parade, for the second time. Once again, they were delightful. Read about the first time I met them here.

I saw them few times throughout the day and manage to have some fashion and beauty chats with them. Here are some pictures from their performance.

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Parade

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Parade

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Parade

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Parade

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Parade

I love Jessica's navy jersey jumpsuit from ASOS. It has "elbow cleavage" as she puts it!! Funny! Emily's sequin jacket is from Lucy in Dsiguise, the vintage  boutique owned by Lily Allen and Sarah Owen. Sian's cute pop art leggings are from H&M and her vest is from Topshop brand New Breed Girl.

This is the Harley Davidson jacket that Bianca told me about the last time we met. Her Auntie bought it for her when she was eight and she can still wear it now. She calls it her lucky jacket. Such a lovely fashion story.


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Bianca from Parade

These shorts are one of Lauren's favourites. She bought them from Beyond Retro, a shop she goes to for loads of her clothes.

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Lauren from Parade

And her cute booties are from Nine West.

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Lauren's Boots - Nine West

And this is my gorgeous son with the FAWSL mascot.

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FAWSL Mascot

We of course watched the match as well. Arsenal ladies versus Chelsea ladies. Arsenal won 1-0. There was an amazing family atmosphere and I'd definitely recommend it as a nice child friendly trip out.  Quite different to the football matches I have been to in the past where there has been so much swearing, I would never feel happy to have my son there! But this was brilliant. Look at this happy face!

For more information visit www.fawsl.com. For more Parade news visit www.paradeofficial.com

They are great girls and it looks like lots of good things are happening for them.

Check out this little vid I took of Parade performing their version of 'Forget You'.



Ree
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Made By Niki Lingerie - Amazing Sample Sale!

I just had to share this with you because about five minutes ago, I bought a full luxury three piece lingerie set for £30.00, from gorgeous undies designer - Made By Niki. Click here to check it out.

I discovered Made By Niki at the Goodley PR press day recently. The AW11 is amazing and I'll show you that in another post. But for now, check this out!

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Made By Niki Sample Sale

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Made By Niki

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Made By Niki

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Made By Niki

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Made By Niki

There are loads of pieces for just £10 each, in a whole range of sizes. I was most surprised when I managed to snag a 30F!! 

I thought it would be wrong to keep it to myself so get shopping girlies!!

Ree
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Diesel Autumn Winter 2011 Press Day

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Diesel Autumn Winter 2011

Attending Diesel's press day showcasing its diverse AW11 has definitely made me think rather differently about the denim brand.

Amazing sophisticated knits, leather and tailored pieces. Diesel has really grown up. Looking through the collection, I felt that I could put together outfits for every part of people's lives.

Here are some shots for you:

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Diesel Autumn Winter 2011


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Diesel Autumn Winter 2011

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Diesel Autumn Winter 2011

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Diesel Autumn Winter 2011

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Diesel Autumn Winter 2011

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Diesel Autumn Winter 2011

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Diesel Autumn Winter 2011

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Diesel Autumn Winter 2011

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Diesel Autumn Winter 2011

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Diesel Autumn Winter 2011

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Diesel Autumn Winter 2011

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Diesel Autumn Winter 2011

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Diesel Autumn Winter 2011

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Diesel Autumn Winter 2011

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Diesel Autumn Winter 2011

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Diesel Autumn Winter 2011

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Diesel Autumn Winter 2011

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Diesel Autumn Winter 2011

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Diesel Autumn Winter 2011

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Diesel Autumn Winter 2011

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Diesel Autumn Winter 2011

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Diesel Autumn Winter 2011

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Diesel Autumn Winter 2011

A brilliantly diverse collection to complement and develop what Diesel is famous for - amazing denim. Loved it all.

Ree
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