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27th March 2018

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How would you describe your own personal style? Sports teacher X Courtney Love (with a sprinkling of The Simple Life Paris Hilton). Who is your biggest style and fashion icon and why? Freja Wewer. She’s a Danish blogger, sashaying her way across Copenhagen in collaboration sports-wear and a cloud of Marlboro Red smoke. Her entire […]
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How would you describe your own personal style?

Sports teacher X Courtney Love (with a sprinkling of The Simple Life Paris Hilton).

Who is your biggest style and fashion icon and why?

Freja Wewer. She’s a Danish blogger, sashaying her way across Copenhagen in collaboration sports-wear and a cloud of Marlboro Red smoke. Her entire blog is written in Danish but her Instagram features the same photographs, pictures speak a thousand words after all. I get most of my fashion inspiration from Instagram, I try and follow all the small independent magazines as they are often the first too jump on quirkier trends, as well as up and coming designers. My top tip is to utilise the save feature, I use that as a mood board. It’s full of blondes, not in a weird Hitchcock way, but so I know what best suits my colouring.

What are your favourite luxury and high-street brands?

My favourite luxury brand at the moment is Burberry. I recently purchased a suspiciously cheap Burberry rain Mac from Depop, we’re talking full on Nova Check print from shoulder to knee. Yep, that’ll get me kicked out of a few shopping centres.

For everyday items, I go to Cow vintage. They sell it all, from sweatshirts and jeans to cowboy boots. My favourite formula for a night out however, is usually a bottom half from Urban Outfitters, at the moment I’m liking a reworked camo mini skirt or a pair of combat trousers. Then a basic top like a bandeau or Bardot from my guilty pleasure Misguided (it’s not all bodycon dresses and thigh high boots, it’s cheap and good for simple layers). To finish, a pair of trainers or Docs (we all know that only the sh*te places make you wear heels).

What are the beauty essentials you cannot live without?

Glossier, Glossier, Oh Glossier. Shall I compare thee to a Summers day, thou art more lovely and blah blah. You get the idea (sorry Will). The hype was spreading. The Christmas money was in. I was sceptical but I gave it a go. After using the Phase 1 kit: Milky Jelly Cleanser, Priming Moisturizer  and Balm Dotcom in cherry, along with Solution, a daily exfoliator, I felt transformed into a glowing seraph (with the occasional zit).

As far as makeup is concerned, I like to keep it minimal in the day, focusing on skin and eyes. I was so tired of buying foundations that talked the talk but did nothing for my skin. So, I made it my mission to try out every one on the market, surviving on free samples from Selfridges for over a year (shout out to Karen on the Clinique counter). Then finally, I discovered RMK Creamy Foundation that “works to enhance the skin’s barrier function, resulting in a skin supple and glowing”, at £38 a bottle it is a splurge buy but by God it’s worth it. RMK “holds firm roots within the New York make-up artistry scene and is carefully brought to life in dedicated laboratories in Japan”.

Which fashion trend would you like to see burn and die?

Those bikini bottoms that are pulled right up to the waist and up the arse. Skinny Jeans. Snap backs of course, goes without saying. River Island tops with either a New York skyline or sunset scene. Ice gem hair. God, there’s too many.

If you could be transported in time to one fashion era, when would it be and why?

J’adore late 90’s and early 00’s style, but it was only a few years ago and I’d rather not be listening to Sexyback on an IPod Nano again. Without a doubt, it would have to be Baroque France. The court of Louis XIV in Versailles. Think off the shoulder, metres of silk, frothy lace and dripping in jewels. Parties, alcohol, food, sex, more alcohol. Where else would you be able to be this extravagant? Decadence at its finest and I need it tbh.


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