Black Hair & Beauty
I’m a fashion and beauty journalist currently heading up Allthingshair.com for the UK market.
Caveats? I'm a caffeine and food junkie with a serious collection of nail varnishes and hair oils (because life is too short to wear just one colour of polish or to have dry hair, amirite?).
Headstands are my downfall, HIIT (literally) makes me weak at the knees and the crow pose continues to elude me.
Other noteworthy mentions: I spent the beginning of my career exploring the global trade show and fashion week circuit. I was previously the Catwalks Editor at Stylus Fashion and the Associate Events Editor at WGSN. I launched Homebuildlife-WGSN (now WGSN Lifestyle & Interiors) and Allthingshair.com; and contribute to Black Hair Magazine.
Black Hair & Beauty
The drop in temperature means pulling out your long-sleeves, jumpers and coats, but also switching up your hair routine for the new season, especially if you have natural hair.
Marketing, Social Media & Street Style
Rihanna takes centre stage as Dior's latest celebrity poster girl for the 2015 version of the Secret Garden campaign strand.
Casualwear takes hold in Tokyo with cropped and rolled trouser hems, and relaxed layered styling.
Variety was the spice of life for SS15’s leading ad campaigns, featuring Kimye and Solange, advanced style icons Joan Didion and Joni Mitchell, plus indie film stars.
What are Instagangs? Influencers who live social media lives on Instagram and are unconventional role models. From pintsized neo celebs to hulahooping beauts, these five Instagangers should be on your radar now.
Catwalks & Events
Think 70s, boho and athleisure when it comes to swim looks for SS16 – but don’t let that limit you. The labels at Miami Swim made these looks surprisingly versatile.
For ultra-hot climates, think about offering a contrast to the light and more traditionally summery styles, such as these dark looks that we saw at SPFW.
AW15 is boot-led. No surprise there. But the season sees a range of surprisingly versatile styles that work with the key looks and can be easily developed for different markets.
The latest collection show confirmed the season’s Victoriana edge, the black trend and the rose as a key floral.
As most of Paris stuck to monochrome, Miu Miu swam against the tide with a serious clash of colour.
Hits like the utility belt, the skinny 70s scarf, the staple beanie and the highly commercial bucket bag add instant appeal to pre-fall looks.
Scandal – series 5 premiere!
Racing Extinction – global premiere!
Interiors & Lifestyle
Food. We obsess over the taste, how we cook it, the latest restaurants…. It’s loved by everyone, but how much do we actually know about the food on our table?
WGSN visits new interior brand House of Hackney’s pop-up shop, and talks to co-founder Frieda Gormley about House of Hackney’s concept and the current state of interiors retail.
WGSN walks the store with Rachel Chudley, co-founder of Guts for Garters.
Retail & Business
Can social success lead to sales? YouTube’s Katie Jenkins thinks that it’s a powerful tool for any brand.
This year’s Drapers Fashion Summit focused on a value-motivated, yet holistic attitude to retail; alongside talks of reviving British manufacturing and the high street.
Hypermarkets are implementing compact retail formats as part of new international strategy.