6 YEARS OF LYDIAELISEMILLEN.COM

Shop the Burberry collection at Farfetch     Six years…Six whole years. 71 months, 313 weeks, 2190 days, 52,560 hours. Looking at that as I write this, it doesn’t actually sound all that long, but…

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AN HONEST POST ABOUT HOW I CURRENTLY FEEL

Shop the CLUSE watch collection here.   I’ve been sat in front of this damn computer screen for over an hour watching cursor flash on the page. Nothing. I haven’t been able to write a…

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THE GREEDY GIRLS GUIDE TO DRESSING WELL THIS FESTIVE SEASON

This post is sponsored by THE OUTNET. The season of friends and family is fast approaching. From my last post you will know how much I already love this time of year, just waking up…

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REASONS TO BE HAPPY THIS WINTER

This post is sponsored by MyTheresa.   Every morning I sit myself in front of the window in my office to do my make up. It’s not technically an office, it’s sort of an office,…

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HOW TO REALLY GROW A SOCIAL MEDIA FOLLOWING – The Truth, Lies and How to spot the fakes

Shop the new Stella McCartney Collection from FarFetch. The quiet life; sitting on the sofa with my cat and my fiance, tapping away at the keyboard of my old Mac book air. That really is…

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YOUR AUTUMN FASHION & BEAUTY SHOPPING LIST

Apparently 11:30pm is the right time in your life to pack down your Summer wardrobe for the first time in your entire life. I’ve always been someone who likes to see all their clothes in…

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LYDIA IN THE CITY | THREE AUTUMN OUTFITS IN NEW YORK CITY

Jacket – esmara By Heidi Klum Dress – Ulla Johnson Bag – Chloe Boots – Chloe This post is sponsored by esmara by Heidi Klum for Lidl. My second time in New York but I…

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17 THINGS I LEARNT IN SUMMER 2017

This post is in collaboration with CLUSE. Back in January I wrote a post about everything I’d learnt in 2016. writing it was incredibly therapeutic and I decided it was something I should do more…

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MY CODE OF CONDUCT

Sometimes I have to admit that it takes me a couple of seconds to process the enormity of it all and how far the Creator Space has come. But there is definitely a change in the…

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THE ULTIMATE LUXURY VACATION SHOPPING LIST

  This post is Sponsored by Net-A-Porter.       My vacation wardrobe is something I think about  as soon as the days begin getting longer. Where will I be shopping this season? What will…

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MY FEELINGS ON GETTING MARRIED

This post is in collaboration with La Perla.           “You completely redefined my idea of what love is and should be. That it needn’t be possessive, volatile or detrimental to your…

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HOW TO RECOVER AFTER A STRESSFUL TIME

This post is in collaboration with ELEMIS.   The title “Blogger” has to be one of the most underrated careers of the moment. Children everywhere now aspire to be the next “Top” blogger, if there…

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MEMOIRS OF THE MALDIVES

  This post is sponsored by Monica Vinader.     I can feel the Summer heat on my skin as a type this and although it’s a far cry from the picture perfect beaches of…

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HOW TO PLAN YOUR VACAY WARDROBE

This post is sponsored by Kate Spade New York. Having spent yet another month out of the country in two very different areas of the globe, I had really put my packing tekkers to the…

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MY EXPERIENCE WITH AT HOME DERMA ROLLING & WHY I’M GIVING BOTOX A MISS

This post is sponsored by Swiss Clinic.   At the end of February I received a package from Swiss Clinic, containing a 0.2 Derma Roller, their Rejuvenating Serum and a bottle of Sanitising spray. When…

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How I Stay True To My Spring Style

This post is sponsored by CLUSE Watches.       There’s often talk about how you “should” dress for certain occasions. Festivals, nights out, work meetings the list goes on. But for me, unless it’s…

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WHERE TO SPEND ON DESIGNER SHOES

I had just landed my first job out of University, I look back now and I thought it was my dream job. I was so naive. To congratulate myself I decided I was going to…

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HOW TO KEEP SKIN HYDRATED ON THE GO

  This post is a sponsored editorial with ELEMIS.   I’ve been out of the office a fair bit over the last few weeks, a brief stint at LFW, meeting after meeting and photoshoots all…

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SPRING CLEAN YOUR STYLE IN EASY STEPS

Spring is in the air. Evenings are lighter, the skies are bluer and morale, as a hole is noticeably higher.   “It’s time to start peeling back the chunky layers and Spring cleaning your style…

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HOW TO ACHIEVE THE PERFECT OFF-DUTY MODEL LOOK

This post is a sponsored Editorial with YSL.   Recounting my journey with make up is one of my favourites. To think of where I started, as a 20 something year old with no clue on…

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Why I’m Using Haute Couture Skincare In 2017

  Christian Louboutin shoes, Chanel handbags, ASOS Hauls; we spend so much on what we wear. Bond st. Selfridges and Harrods are all packed with people spending money on the latest “It” bag and must…

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16 THINGS I LEARNT IN 2016.

In 2015 I learnt mostly about myself, I learnt what I was passionate about and what I wasn’t, where I wanted to end up and where I didn’t. But 2016 was the year I learnt…

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HOW TO ACHIEVE EFFORTLESS CHIC

This is an open letter to the girl I spotted at the petrol 3 years ago. I still remember how effortlessly beautiful you looked stepping out of your 4×4. Your hair was tied in the…

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RE-WEARING YOUR WARDROBE

    I invest in property, personally fashion is not something I would say I “invest” in. I buy because I love every item, I expect to wear it to within an inch of it’s…

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HOW TO STYLE SHEARLING/SHERPA THIS WINTER

Since the Acne “Velocity” jacket graced the runway, shearling, faux shearling and sherpa have become staple items in Winter wardrobes the world over.   Having searched high and low online, in vintage stores and the…

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MY CULT BEAUTY PRODUCT OF THE YEAR 2016

  Cult Beauty has invited me to share with you my Cult product of the Year and for me, this really was a no brainer. Cult Beauty offers some of the most sought after, niche beauty…

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HOW TO NAIL YOUR TIME EFFICIENTLY AT THE AIRPORT

      I love to travel. Although I might be a bit shakey when I am up in the air, for me the fun is in the preparation, the process and the planning. From…

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MY FESTIVE MAKE-UP LOOK

If you haven’t gathered by all of the festive themed blog posts, or by all of my tweets, snapchats and other festive social media discussions, I am rather excited about Christmas. As with every year…

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Treating yourself this Christmas

          It’s the time to be enjoyed by all, it almost feels as if there are festivities of a different nature, culture or religion almost every day, it really is a wonderful…

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How To Dress Really Really Ridiculously Well This Winter

I cannot tell you how long I have wanted to use that quote as a title for one of my blog post for and no outfits have ever quite fitted the bill, that was until this…

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MY SIGNATURE STYLE

Over the last few months my jewellery collection has grown somewhat. It has grown to the point where I actually needed to purchase a jewellery box for the first time since i was 12 and…

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How To Dress for The Party Season When You Don’t Want To Wear a Dress.

        So we recently spoke about how I didn’t always take a coat out with me when I went “Out Out”. I mean honestly, what was I thinking? Ah yes, thats right, I was…

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THE NEWEST PROFESSIONAL BEAUTY ON THE HIGH-STREET

It shocks me sometimes just how the beauty industry has evolved over the years to the point where, is world domination really that far off? It’s taken over department stores, duty free, it’s even available…

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Getting The Most Out Of Your Premium High Street Party Wear

They don’t call it the festive season for nothing and for many, it is well under way. Diaries are filling up, the mulled wine is bubbling and theres a lot of ladies out there on…

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Festive Outerwear for the Party Season

 It makes me cold just thinking about the way I used to dress at this time of year when I was younger. Bare legs didn’t phase me, a mini dress was always in style and…

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HOW TO STYLE JEWELLERY IN A CLASSIC, MODERN WAY

I’ve always been some what of a rebel. Throughout school, University and now into being a career girl. I’m not good with rules, following, abiding, you name it, I don’t tend to do it. So…

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FALLING OUT OF LOVE WITH BLOGGING

Its not you, its me! I’m struggling. Blogging is all I have ever known within this industry. It’s where it all began and yet I’m sure it doesn’t go unnoticed that content has become a…

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HOW NOT TO BE A BASIC BLOGGER

The online space is currently full, and forever filling up with incredibly inspiring, talented and innovative men and women. And in the female market, I like to think some of us have brought a whole…

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My Secrets To Creating The Perfect Blog Post

There’s a vintage Louis Vuitton note book which sits next to my bed each night, on top of my desk each day and precariously balances on the sofa arm rest every evening. It’s the place where my…

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5 Random Life Lessons I Learnt This Summer

          Just when I think I’ve got it all figured out life throws these little life lessons disguised as curve balls, to throw you off course a little, may be test your resilience…

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HOW TO TRANSITION YOUR WARDROBE FOR AUTUMN

Lets not beat around the bush, the transition seasons are pretty special, the colours and  those bright fresh mornings fill me with excitement every time I wake. But dressing for them is another ball game…

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Keeping your phone in order On-The-go

London Fashion Week is mental, even if you take it super chilled like I do, and with every platform clocking up new comments, likes and interactions, it’s easy to lose your grasp on it all.…

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A Vinyl Liquid Lip Innovation

        Innovations in the beauty industry come thick and fast, or at least that is how it feels in my office, if you follow on Snapchat, you’ll know!   “Way back when we…

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MY LFW SURVIVAL GUIDE

        My feet are firmly back on British soil with only a brief one nighter in Paris standing between myself and this seasons London Fashion week. Last season was the first season where…

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Be Prepared for ANYTHING

            Ali and I have a bit of a brand mantra when it comes to every day life. Whether it’s deciding on an outfit the night before so I don’t miss…

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YOU DON’T KNOW WHAT I’M GOING THROUGH

              Here I stand…. or sit depending on which picture you are currently looking at. My hair is done, my make up; perfect, even my clothes are freshly pressed.…

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HOW TO STYLE THE ‘SHIRT DRESS’ IN 2016

            Ah! I hear you say, the ‘Shirt Dress’. You’re english teacher may have worn a few and you can be sure you’ve spotted a few on the underground during…

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Indulging Your Skin with Luxury Parisian Skincare

          You might recognise the branding from my Youtube videos, gently flickering in the background. Diptyque candles, for me are an essential within my home. From the moment we completed on…

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A Picture Perfect Summer Picnic | Ad

            Trends are bizarre, from fluffy Gucci loafers to wearing your shirt the wrong way round. You never know quite how long they are going to stick around. And at…

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THE WOMAN WHO CHANGED MY LIFE

    We can’t pick and choose the cards that we are dealt in life. If you are lucky, life can end up exactly like the fairy tales, but for some/many, that isn’t the way…

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CHOOSING THE PERFECT SHADE OF RED LIPSTICK

    Wearing lipstick has the same effect on me as wearing the perfect pair of  heels. Every shade brings out a different side to my personality, I walk taller, more confidently, I feel like I…

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FASHIONABLE DENIM THAT STILL FLATTERS YOUR FIGURE

I am not blessed with a shapely silhouette, I’m slight, petite and once even described as “frail”. I took it on the chin and added it to that ever growing list of “Character Building Insults” of…

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BEAUTY BASICS FOR THE NOT-SO-BASIC BEAUTY

Every day my love of beauty intensifies. With every brush stroke I learn of more and more exciting techniques, products and essentials, beauty is something which never stops intriguing me and experimenting with my blank canvas is…

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How To Style the Satin Bomber Jacket

I’d toyed with the idea for a while, a bomber jacket, was it all just a little too “Kylie Jenner” for me? It was until I saw Olivia Palermo rocking this exact style in her…

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A day at Wimbledon with Häagen-Dazs

Ali and I arose early yesterday morning to catch a train down to London for a day at Wimbledon Centre Court, coming from a family of keen tennis players (I played tennis before I even…

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How To Style The Classic Blazer

If you hadn’t guessed it, I am obsessed. This blazer has not left my back from the moment it arrived and there’s no signs of it going anywhere either which I actually find quite amusing…

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5 Life Hacks to Make Every Day Run Smoother

I don’t like standing still, and by standing still I mean not progressing. I want to always be working towards my goals whatever they may be, from being more productive and efficient to simply just…

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How to make a Summer Style Statement

As the sun rises earlier and sets later, we are blessed with so many more hours of light. Sunlight is truly magical and it is near impossible to feel low with its presence. With my mood…

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How To Style Summer Florals

This season I have fallen in love with florals, but not just any florals it’s that New Romantic kind of florals which appear as if they have faded somewhat, in the intensity of the Summer…

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Four Things To Do in Santorini

From the moment I set eyes on Santorini, scrolling through my Instagram feed, I knew I needed to visit and experience for myself the immaculate white landscape teamed with breath taking views and those famous…

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Choosing the perfect Summer fragrance

For as long as I can remember I have wanted to be able to bottle up the scent of Summer and wear it every day; The smell of hot skin, sun cream and sugary sweet…

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Tips on how to Travel Calmer

Sometimes, You have to stop and take a stroll back in time to really see how far you have truly come. I remember thinking of all of the excuses as to why I shouldn’t go…

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How to Start a Blog Today

So you have all these ideas racing around your head, all this creativity over flowing from within you and a strong desire to let it all out. If that all sounds familiar to you then…

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How To Style The Bardot Top

Sat at the bar of The Old Shep pub in Chorley Wood on a hot Summer evening, the hottest guy in school turned to me and told me I had great shoulders. It was a…

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Style Tips to help you nail your Summer Wardrobe

The seasons have always reflected in my style. In Winter I am dark, sophisticated and chic whereas when Summer rolls around my style transitions into feminine and playful pieces. But one thing is for sure,…

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VISIT | Thyme Hotel, The Cotswolds

  The Cotswolds is the largest Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in England & Wales, and I had longed to visit for as far back as I could remember. Stone cottages, rolling fields and living off…

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Pamper Products that are perfect for Spring

pamper verb indulge with every attention, comfort, and kindness; spoil.   It is a huge part of my life, it simply has to be. I’m the kind of person who will keep going and going…

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Be More Confident In Outfit Pictures

Twirling, laughing, hair flicking and general tom foolery are all actions that are seen regularly in my outfit shots. It’s amazing what a little movement and personality can add to a static image especially when…

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The NEW Generation of Super-foods you should be buying

Growing up my diet could not have been less sophisticated if I tried, pasta, bread, potatoes and ketchup was the general gist of my day to day intake. I think as children we can get away…

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How to Develop Your Own Style

There’s one piece of feedback that I’ve been receiving lately that always leaves me grinning proudly from ear to ear. It’s almost like a compliment for me because I’ve devoted a considerable amount of time and energy…

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Top 5 Spring Beauty Bag Essentials

Spring beauty is a fresh dewy glow with subtle pops of pastel hues, its fun and flirtatious, and a real moment to have fun with your every day face. Season upon season there are beauty releases and…

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How to Stand out in a “Blogsphere” that wants you to fit in

And before we all lose are marbles over the title, let me stress, by “standing out” I simply mean taking a step away from the norm, not shining bright like a diamond with bells and…

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My Guide to taking the Perfect Outfit Shots

So you want to start a fashion blog, or you may well already have one and are one step ahead. Back when I started lydiaelisemillen.com it was all going down on my iPhone4 with blurry…

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How to get that golden glow, whatever your skin type

No two skin tones are the same which means when it comes to bronzers it, simply isn’t a “one shade suits all” kind of show. Parisian Beauty brand, Guerlain has revolutionised the way we bronze…

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How To Step-up Your Blogging game

The majority of us Bloggers started off fairly similarly. Awkward poses in our bedrooms, outfits we wish would disappear of the face of the World Wide Web and let’s not get started on all those…

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My Guide To the Perfect Natural Looking Highlighter

Every year I fall in love with each of the seasons all over again, the warmth of evening sun on my skin in Summer, the bright frosty mornings of Autumn and the Magical white Winters,…

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Be more Fearless in Life & Blogging

When I first started blogging it was very different to what it is today, truth be told sometimes I barely even recognise it. To this day I have absolutely no idea how I stumbled across…

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5 ways to have a really great Monday

Monday’s are my absolute favourite day of the week, I know I know that’s the talk of crazy people, but I do genuinely love Mondays. I feel excited before falling asleep the night before and…

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INVISALIGN LITE BRACES | Perfecting a not-so-crooked smile

At first glance no doubt you will think I am mental for deciding to get braces and put myself through what is perceived to be a drastic and difficult ordeal, when my teeth already look…

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4 Tips for buying high street pieces that look high end.

Had I spotted this top on another blogger, I’d have thought it was straight from the latest Tibi Collection and completely dismissed it and it’s high price point. However you will be happy to know…

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How To Be More Professional in Blogging

Every day more women face the daunting prospect of full-time blogging. The moment things get serious and you are now in the unique opportunity to turn the hobby you have loved for years, into a…

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THE DUVET DIARIES | The Mondrian, London

My home for London Fashion week was pretty spectacular. I spent 5 nights at the stunning Mondrian Hotel in one of their sea view suites which peer over London’s skyline like a passing ship. Before…

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How to nail the Trouser Suit Trend

Personal style evolves just like any other. What I wore four years ago, four months ago or even four weeks ago can sometimes make me question my own sanity. From Jeffrey Campbell ‘Lita’s’ to American…

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LFW DIARY | Day Five

My eyes are red, my feet swollen and sore and I’m tired so, so tired but my first “proper” London Fashion Week has been a whirlwind. From Planning my outfits weeks in advance and subsequently throwing…

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LFW DIARY | Day Four

I awoke on day 4 of London Fashion Week with optimism, I would be heading back stage at one of the most incredibly talented and intricate designers of Womenswear, Erdem. Today would obviously be a…

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LFW DIARY | Day Three

Today’s post comes a little later than intended, however I enjoyed a much needed relaxing evening in my hotel room with room service and the gorgeous Suzie. The outfit I wore for Day three of…

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LFW DIARY | Day Two

Tailored trousers are a new one for me and day two of LFW was my opportunity for them to make the debut. Possibly the most comfortable trousers I have ever owned they were a welcomed…

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LFW DIARY | Day One

Day one of the madness and I kicked it off in true Lydia style, running late and in a complete flap Ubering across London in hellish traffic and a pair of heels that I could…

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SKIN SUPPLEMENTS | The Importance of Inner Beauty

There are scars and imperfections, my left eye a little lazier than my right and my baby hairs, are still yet to mature. This is me; Perfectly imperfect, and I want to stay like this for…

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The Truth about being in an ‘Online’ relationship

The majority of us will spend a considerable amount of time on the internet every day, week, month. More than we would probably be willing to admit. And whilst I completely disagree with anyone who…

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My Guide to the Perfect Nude Lip

A nude lip has inadvertently become a signature look of mine. It gives me the definition which my lips unfortunately lack, without leaving the sensation of looking “over done”. It softens my features whilst ensuring I…

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How To Be More Organised Everyday

Life has no manual and sometimes you’ve just got to figure stuff out for yourself. Wherever I go, whatever I’m doing I like to absorb the never ending flow of knowledge, I don’t ever want…

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Tattooed Eyebrows | Truth, Lies & the things you need to know

This time last year I made a big decision. Well a big decision for me that is. I decided to get a tattoo but this wasn’t going just anywhere, I was going to get this on…

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An Eye Cream that will have you ready for anything

If you follow on Snapchat you would have seen I spent the day in sunny Milton Keynes with Clinique not long ago and they put us through our paces. We arrived in the middle of…

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What I’ve learnt about Love & Relationships

With the season of Love almost upon us I often find myself looking back over relationships passed, the good, the bad and the down right disastrous. I find myself looking back not with regret, but with…

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The Quickest, Easiest & most Delicious Kale Recipe

Kale, a vegetable so fashionable it has it’s own slogan tee. It’s quick, easy and packed full of nutrients not to mention it’s versatility. It can be used in smoothies, baked to make chips (see…

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Tips for Styling Smart Tailored Jackets

Effortless sophistication is most definitely one of my favourite styles. When an outfit appears simply thrown on yet works as if hours had been spent meticulously piecing it together, for me is the goal for every outfit. And…

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Learning to live a Happier life

    Every day that I wake up, I wake up happier than the last well at least I think I do, perhaps it just seems that way, but none the less, I feel it…

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How To keep fashionably warm this Winter

Slippers, pyjamas, dressing gowns, fleeces and all the other snuggly stuff, followers of my Snapchat will be all to familiar with my Winter office wardrobe already but if you don’t, that is generally what you…

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Sportluxe Styling to Achieve your New Years fitness goals

Last week I hopped nervously on a flight bound for Las Vegas, Nevada for an exciting collaboration with Huawei. During busy periods like this I can be anywhere in the world, working hours and down…

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