Tuesday, 31 March 2015

SWINGING.

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Looking back at old photos and missing my darker, shorter hair.
I thought perhaps I'd give growing it out a go, but looking at a shot like this one, I feel like 
perhaps shorter is better. It's one of those things you can never make your mind up about 
is it? Longer? Shorter? Just do it! I want to say - I need to stop swinging from one idea to
another. If I'm still unsure in two weeks I'll go for the chop. There, I've said it.

Monday, 30 March 2015

BEAUTY.SHOT.

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A beauty shot for you face. No needles required. I'm all in with the newest launch from REN...

Friday, 27 March 2015

WHITE.ON.

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I'm always a bit dubious when posting - or even just shooting 'outfit' posts. I don't claim to
 be particularly extraordinary in the wardrobe department, I wouldn't say I have a love for 
'trends'. I admire them, but I don't rush to buy the latest bag or shoe hot off the runway. I'm 
more of a style girl, and wear what I like to wear; which translates as a load of basics in mainly 
white, black, grey, navy and denim which I can easily mix together. Saying this makes it sound 
so simple, but I still can't figure out what to wear sometimes.

So I thought I'd do a mini series of sorts of what I actually wear - no dressing up fancy just
for the blog. 

The outfit pictured here is a staple of mine: mom jeans, long sleeved plain top and slides. I love 
how sexy jeans like this can feel, and even this whole outfit. It's so anti-sexy that it becomes it. 
I like the nonchalance of it, I feel like I can just be myself in these clothes.

P.S. picked up this beautiful white top whilst in Melbourne - at the only COS in Aus!

Thursday, 26 March 2015

MELBOURNE.PHOTO.DIARY.

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I fell in love with Melbourne on my first visit.
Click READ MORE below or any of the photos above to see my
whole photo diary...

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Sunday, 22 March 2015

LA.BELLE.

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When Elizabeth Arden approached my to help celebrate their new launches, there was no way I was going to say no...

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Friday, 20 March 2015

HYDRATE.

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Whether you're experiencing the beginnings of spring or the rays of autumn sunshine, skin can
be very dehydrated during the change in seasons. I've been using the new Avene Hydrance 
Serum after cleansing and the cult classic Hydrating Foundation Primer from Laura 
Mercier underneath my make up for that extra boost of hydration before I start the day.

Dream team.

P.S. I finally got a Facebook page if you'd like to stay up to date on all things LSS

Wednesday, 18 March 2015

SERENE.CHAOS.

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Bright clashes backstage at Marques' Almeida.

I love the colour and texture of the clothes in these shots I took backstage at Marques' Almeida 
this time last year. I think this series of shots together really captures the madness of backstage, 
and the special moment when you capture a model's serene look even though she is surrounded 
by chaos. 

It feels somewhat strange to not have been part of the fashion week madness 
for a couple seasons, but I'm looking forward to my first MBFWA this April.


Friday, 13 March 2015

TRES.CHIC

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Tres chic // Tray chic

I'm thinking of doing a kind of series, maybe a once weekly 'beauty favourites' or just general 
things that are turning me on right now - like the shots above. What d'you think?

Please let me know here, it's always great to hear from you :)

Or you can check out my newly launched facebook page and let me know there!


Thursday, 12 March 2015

IN.THE.NAVY.

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Navy knit and Nike additions to my otherwise black, white and grey wardrobe.
Another Ellery skirt I picked up in the recent sample sale, it's so easy to wear...

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Tuesday, 10 March 2015

SALLE.DE.BAIN.

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With a new flat comes a new bathroom, and finding the new places to store beauty products. 
Luckily, there's a big shelf seemingly made for just that in my new abode. I've been conscious 
this time around not to overload my bathroom with products, and keep it as simple and minimal 
as I can. Eight bottles of shampoo on the go, cluttering up the shower, does not make for
 a Pinterest worthy look, after all. 

On the go at the moment are the Dr Bronner Castille Liquid Soap in Cherry Blossom - I love the 
pink packaging and the super clean feel it gives you, alongside the TRESemmé Platinum 
Strength conditioner and treatment, I was surprised by how well both worked, for such an 
affordable brand. And last but not least the Clarity hand wash and hand lotion from Jurlique
which are the perfect duo on this beautiful wooden tray.


Sunday, 8 March 2015

TAKE.A.RIDE.WITH.ME.

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Carsten Höller Golden Mirror Carousel, 2014
@ NGV Melbourne

One of the highlights of my trip to Melbourne was visiting the National Gallery of Victoria 
and getting to ride the golden carousel installation. Not only is it beautiful to look at, but it 
questions the idea of the art gallery as a form of 'entertainment', by asking people to go on a 
ride they would usually enjoy at a funfair or theme park.

And once you take a seat on the carousel, you also realise that this is a slower experience, 
both physically and metaphorically - art isn't about a fast-fix for the masses - it's about making 
you re-think the way you see the world around you. The carousel slows you and your mind 
down, the rhythmic speed at which it turns was almost hypnotic.

Wednesday, 4 March 2015

THE.ENCONTOUR.

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Having spent what you can only call a 'girls weekend' (Inverted commas to let you know that
I hate that phrase) in Melbourne for the past 4 days, it's clear that the fruits of our trip (mainly
wine, with a couple espresso martinis and too much shopping thrown in) have taken their toll
on our my skin, especially around the eyes. Not enough sleep - hey, we were trying to be 
good tourists and cramourdayswithactivities - travel and aforementioned food and alcohol
are no doubt to blame.

On the plane last night we all looked at each other and suddenly we were seriously looking
forward to getting home and spending some time on our skin. So; tonight my new favourite 
peel will be whipped out, and afterwards the Eye Contour Mask from Sisley Paris to rid
ourselves of any lingering dark circles and fine lines.


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