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Sometimes it’s a specs day

If you wear contact lenses it’s good to give your eyes a rest some days. Especially if you get dry eyes as you get older.

I’ve worn contacts since the age of 12. Until recently no one ever saw me in specs. The contacts were straight in first thing in the morning and removed last thing at night.
I felt ‘less than’ in my specs- not confident, not sexy – not me. Now I feel I can embrace wearing glasses and have all sorts of styles, shapes and colours.
My specs have become an additional fashion accessory- to embrace wearing- not an embarrassing encumbrance.

The blue jacket is a vintage 1980’s Jasper Conran

#recyclingclothes.

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Happy Chinese New Year The Year of the Rat

“Gong hei fat choy” in Chinese translates to:
“Wishing you great happiness and prosperity.”

Wearing the colour red symbolises luck, joy, vitality, celebration and good fortune in Chinese culture.

May all your wishes, hopes and dreams come true for you this new year.

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RIP Terry O'Neill CBE One of my favourite past photo shoots I art drected and styled with the wonderful photographer

RIP Terry O'Neill CBE
One of my favourite past photo shoots I art drected and styled with the wonderful photographer the late Terry O'Neill and the fabulous Darcey Bussell DBE.
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Another iconic talent who will be sadly missed.
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RIP Terry O’Neill CBE
One of my favourite past photo shoots I art drected and styled with the wonderful photographer the late Terry O’Neill and the fabulous Darcey Bussell DBE.
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Another iconic talent who will be sadly missed.
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When you want to blend into the scenery…..

When you want to blend into the scenery.....
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What you wear should bring you joy and make you feel good.
Wearing colour does for me..
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Wearing skirt from @hm
Tshirt from @marksandspencer
Denim jacket vintage
Gold sequin shoes @tkmaxxuk 
Bag @goyardofficial
Sunglasses @tkmaxxuk Maxx.
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@ivychelsgarden
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When you want to blend into the scenery…..
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What you wear should bring you joy and make you feel good.
Wearing colour does for me..
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Wearing skirt from @hm
Tshirt from @marksandspencer
Denim jacket vintage
Gold sequin shoes @tkmaxxuk
Bag @goyardofficial
Sunglasses @tkmaxxuk Maxx.
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@ivychelsgarden
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Difficult to know what to wear when the weather changes from hot and muggy to cold and rain

Difficult to know what to wear when the weather changes from hot and muggy to cold and rain and you're sitting outside the restaurant for dinner.
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The way forward seems to be mixing Summer and Winter wardrobes.
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Chanel-style cotton rib dress from Zara (Summer 2018) with vintage leather jacket. .
Photo seems to be slightly out of focus. Think the photographer may have had one drink too many 
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Difficult to know what to wear when the weather changes from hot and muggy to cold and rain and you’re sitting outside the restaurant for dinner.
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The way forward seems to be mixing Summer and Winter wardrobes.
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Chanel-style cotton rib dress from Zara (Summer 2018) with vintage leather jacket. .
Photo seems to be slightly out of focus. Think the photographer may have had one drink too many
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A fresh haircut always makes you feel confident, even if you’re wearing no makeup. . with my brilliant hairdresser @andysmith_stylist

A fresh haircut always makes you feel confident, even if you're wearing no makeup.
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with my brilliant hairdresser @andysmith_stylist 
@billicurrie salon
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I'm wearing animal print tshirt @marksandspencer 
Blue gilet
@josephfashion 
White linen trousers
@marksandspencer .
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A fresh haircut always makes you feel confident, even if you’re wearing no makeup.
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with my brilliant hairdresser @andysmith_stylist
@billicurrie salon
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I’m wearing animal print tshirt @marksandspencer
Blue gilet
@josephfashion
White linen trousers
@marksandspencer .
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2nd guest speaker talk this week For Mental Health Week

2nd guest speaker talk this week
For 
Mental Health Week 
The topic is
Body Image and Social Media 
For BNP Paribas Leasing Basingstoke.
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I love doing these speaker talks for organisations or schools.
If I can inspire or change the mindset even of just a small percentage of my audience it's all worth while.
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I want both women and men to aspire to be their unique best selves, to not aspire to be like the images that they perceive to be the reality on Instagram social media posts.
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I'm wearing:
A current season £29.00 Zara dress.
I replaced the plastic red belt it came with, with a Gucci one.  I like to mix affordable High street with occasional Designer accessories.
Orange ballet shoes Zara past season.
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@bnppleasing

2nd guest speaker talk this week
For
Mental Health Week
The topic is
Body Image and Social Media
For BNP Paribas Leasing Basingstoke.
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I love doing these speaker talks for organisations or schools.
If I can inspire or change the mindset even of just a small percentage of my audience it’s all worth while.
.
I want both women and men to aspire to be their unique best selves, to not aspire to be like the images that they perceive to be the reality on Instagram social media posts.
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I’m wearing:
A current season £29.00 Zara dress.
I replaced the plastic red belt it came with, with a Gucci one. I like to mix affordable High street with occasional Designer accessories.
Orange ballet shoes Zara past season.

@bnppleasing

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Mary Quant at the V&A part 2.

Mary Quant at the V&A part 2.
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The thing that really stood out to me was how different the fabrics were that we wore then to now.
Much more rigid and flexible and quite bulky.
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These video clips include:
The Daisy dress up doll ( I remember I had one of the cut out and paste books of these as a child.)!
1960s sportswear Quant style 
The mini Quant wore to collect her OBE
The jersey dress ( the first time stretchy jersey had been used as a clothing fabric) 
The Quant collection of everything from tights to sunglasses to makeup
The cape 
Dresses with matching frilly pants
The journey of the mini from knee to very short.
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@V_and_A
@vamuseum @kingsroad.london @martinsproperties

Mary Quant at the V&A part 2.
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The thing that really stood out to me was how different the fabrics were that we wore then to now.
Much more rigid and flexible and quite bulky.
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These video clips include:
The Daisy dress up doll ( I remember I had one of the cut out and paste books of these as a child.)!
1960s sportswear Quant style
The mini Quant wore to collect her OBE
The jersey dress ( the first time stretchy jersey had been used as a clothing fabric)
The Quant collection of everything from tights to sunglasses to makeup
The cape
Dresses with matching frilly pants
The journey of the mini from knee to very short.
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@V_and_A
@vamuseum @kingsroad.london @martinsproperties

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The Mary Quant retrospective at the V&A museum.

The Mary Quant retrospective at the V&A museum. 
The first of 2 posts of 10 video clips and photos.
Such an iconic designer that not only created fashion history in the 1960's but changed how girls dressed-no longer like their mothers.
Fashion was suddenly fun.
Quant personified swinging London and the Kings Road Chelsea .
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#@kingsroad.london @V_and_A @vamuseum @martinsproperties

The Mary Quant retrospective at the V&A museum.
The first of 2 posts of 10 video clips and photos.
Such an iconic designer that not only created fashion history in the 1960’s but changed how girls dressed-no longer like their mothers.
Fashion was suddenly fun.
Quant personified swinging London and the Kings Road Chelsea .
.
.
.

#@kingsroad.london @V_and_A @vamuseum @martinsproperties

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