@tracybrabinmp shadow culture MP

@tracybrabinmp shadow culture MP .
Well done on raising so many thousands of £s auctioning the controversial one shoulder dress for your charity @girlguiding as a result of - wearing a dress that had slipped off the shoulder and was deemed inapropriate in the House of Commons. .
It's easy to have clothing malfunctions and indeed my own @zara top in the photo can be worn in all ways - exposing shoulders or not.
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Women are continuously judged and often more harshly by other women than by men. .
My lifestyle consultancy takes me into organisations where women prefer to often dress androgynously- in trousers- in black- to not be noticed for what they wear- but only for the excellent job they do.
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I also speak in schools- where teenage girls feel the need to look perfect- especially on their social media- affecting their mental health.
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I hope my own social media feed, that is never filtered,  inspires and can show women - young and old - that we can all be individual. Embracing our quirks and flaws make each of us unique and special.  No celebrity I have ever dressed had a perfect body or flawless face in my past 30 year career as a celebrity stylist. .
We shouldn't be afraid to wear what we feel comfortable in- however- if we work in an organisation and are customer facing,  then we are the face of the brand and should dress accordingly. .
Be true to yourself, don't compare and don't let the judgement of others break you. .
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Well done on raising so many thousands of £s auctioning the controversial one shoulder dress for your charity @girlguiding as a result of – wearing a dress that had slipped off the shoulder and was deemed inapropriate in the House of Commons. .
It’s easy to have clothing malfunctions and indeed my own @zara top in the photo can be worn in all ways – exposing shoulders or not.
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Women are continuously judged and often more harshly by other women than by men. .
My lifestyle consultancy takes me into organisations where women prefer to often dress androgynously- in trousers- in black- to not be noticed for what they wear- but only for the excellent job they do.
.
I also speak in schools- where teenage girls feel the need to look perfect- especially on their social media- affecting their mental health.
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I hope my own social media feed, that is never filtered, inspires and can show women – young and old – that we can all be individual. Embracing our quirks and flaws make each of us unique and special. No celebrity I have ever dressed had a perfect body or flawless face in my past 30 year career as a celebrity stylist. .
We shouldn’t be afraid to wear what we feel comfortable in- however- if we work in an organisation and are customer facing, then we are the face of the brand and should dress accordingly. .
Be true to yourself, don’t compare and don’t let the judgement of others break you. .
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Sometimes it’s a specs day

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.
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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.
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The blue jacket is a vintage 1980's Jasper Conran
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#recyclingclothes.
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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.
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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.
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The blue jacket is a vintage 1980’s Jasper Conran
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#recyclingclothes.

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Feeling a black and white casual vibe today

Feeling a black and white casual vibe today.
It's one of those days where it feels like Sunday but it's actually Thursday....I think 
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Trackie bottoms Zara past season
White 3/4 sleeve t-shirt M&S past season
Cashmere cardi Eldon Cashmere 
Studded trainers Zara past season
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It’s one of those days where it feels like Sunday but it’s actually Thursday….I think
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Trackie bottoms Zara past season
White 3/4 sleeve t-shirt M&S past season
Cashmere cardi Eldon Cashmere
Studded trainers Zara past season
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It’s fun dressing up for Christmas nights out I don’t get as much chance the rest of the year

It's fun dressing up for Christmas nights out
I don't get as much chance the rest of the year.
These gold boots are my Christmas prezzy to myself.  I  them, especially as they were on sale in @fenwickofficial
Do love a bargain when it's something I was actually searching for.
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I intend to grow old disgracefully never fearing wearing a bit of bling.
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jacket ( past season)
@Zara high waist skinny leather-look jeans ( current)
gold boots (current)

These gold boots are my Christmas prezzy to myself. I them, especially as they were on sale in @fenwickofficial
Do love a bargain when it’s something I was actually searching for.
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I intend to grow old disgracefully never fearing wearing a bit of bling.
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jacket ( past season)
@Zara high waist skinny leather-look jeans ( current)
gold boots (current)

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Every so often we need to take time out away from social media

Every so often we need to take time out away from social media. To focus on ourselves and our family. Family is everything.
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Our Instagram posts show the glossy, happy sides of our lives. Even with no filters on our photos, we still carefully edit what we put out into the public domain. .
Do our followers really want to know what's going on in our private lives?  Yes or no? .
Maybe if it can inspire? ...
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I only want to inspire and motivate with positive messages and images. 
Showing how to be age proud at 65 years old, have body confidence, live a healthy and active lifestyle, have good mental health and that it's never too late to try anything new.
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So here I am after my digital detox.outside Narnia inspired @ivychelsgarden
Jacket vintage 1980's @bellapollen
Brown suede-look leggings @Zara .
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To focus on ourselves and our family. Family is everything.
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Our Instagram posts show the glossy, happy sides of our lives. Even with no filters on our photos, we still carefully edit what we put out into the public domain. .
Do our followers really want to know what’s going on in our private lives? Yes or no? .
Maybe if it can inspire? …
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I only want to inspire and motivate with positive messages and images.
Showing how to be age proud at 65 years old, have body confidence, live a healthy and active lifestyle, have good mental health and that it’s never too late to try anything new.
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So here I am after my digital detox.outside Narnia inspired @ivychelsgarden
Jacket vintage 1980’s @bellapollen
Brown suede-look leggings @Zara .
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talkRADIO with Steph & Dom

Talking about getting ready and packing for your Summer holidays. Everything from beauty to style and if you are like myself, how we girls like to pack for eventualities, those what-if moments, often preparing days or even weeks in advance. I’ve found that most men can’t understand this as they often simply throw a small bag together on the morning of departure.

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Excited to be chatting to @stephanddom on @talkradiouk tomorrow, Saturday morning 11

Excited to be chatting to @stephanddom on @talkradiouk tomorrow, 
Saturday morning 11.45am
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Topic is getting ready and packing for your Summer holiday hols.
Everything from beauty to style and if you are like myself, how we girls like to pack for eventualities, those what if moments,  often preparing days or even weeks in advance.
I found that most men can't understand this as they often simply throw a small bag together on the morning of departure.
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I'm currently on my own staycation in the Isle of Wight. Sunhats, sun protection cream and all Summer wardrobe from tropical to wet weather included.
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Love to hear your thoughts on what you do too 
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Topic is getting ready and packing for your Summer holiday hols.
Everything from beauty to style and if you are like myself, how we girls like to pack for eventualities, those what if moments, often preparing days or even weeks in advance.
I found that most men can’t understand this as they often simply throw a small bag together on the morning of departure.
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I’m currently on my own staycation in the Isle of Wight. Sunhats, sun protection cream and all Summer wardrobe from tropical to wet weather included.
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Love to hear your thoughts on what you do too
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Was feeling in the pink last night

Was feeling in the pink last night. .
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At a jewellery launch by @azurelondonjewellery
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And an art exhibition by Dom Pattinson @artbydom
Both at Tramp  @tramp_london
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Then on to @under_thebridge .
With @disutherland
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Jacket past season
Dress past season
Shoes past season
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At a jewellery launch by @azurelondonjewellery
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And an art exhibition by Dom Pattinson @artbydom
Both at Tramp @tramp_london
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Then on to @under_thebridge .
With @disutherland
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Jacket past season
Dress past season
Shoes past season
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2nd guest speaker talk this week For Mental Health Week The topic is Body Image and Social Media For BNP Paribas Leasing Basingstoke

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

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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

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