26 March 2015

First Look: L.K.Bennett London by Laura Bailey

OK so the eagerly anticipated collaboration between model Laura Bailey and L.K. Bennett has now landed and I have to say that even though I have purchased a few pieces from LK Bennett in the past I wouldn't describe myself as a fan unlike my Auntie Novelette who is a super L.K. Bennett fan.

When I received the invitation to the L.K. Bennett London by Laura Bailey Launch at the concession in Fenwicks from Elle Insider I thought that this would be a perfect excuse for some Auntie Niece time and perhaps I could be transformed into a fan.
L.K.Bennett London by Laura Bailey capsule collection consist of five shoes designs and two clutch bags which will be exclusively available from L.K.Bennett stores and online.

The colour pallet consists of vibrant colours such as bright yellows, blues, reds and oranges in funky yet almost traditional geometric prints. 
During the event Laura Bailey talked about her inspiration for the collection which was her experience travelling which I picked up on instantly as the colours and the prints made me think about holidays and those adventures you have going to craft markets or chilling out by the beach. 

Personally I find the collection to be very wearable and fun but a little bit out of my price range.
My auntie Novelette on the other hand loved everything and I’m sure she will be emailing me pictures of her new purchases next week.


25 March 2015

Keziah CONNECTIONS: Nurture and Network Event with Nails & Brows

Last night I had the pleasure of attending a networking event called Keziah Connections I had previously been to one of their events which I enjoyed so I was more than happy to make my way in to London to network with like minded women.

For those of you that are unfamiliar Keziah Connections is a networking and mentoring organisation for the entrepreneurial, enterprising, professional woman of colour who has a passion for all things business and a flair for beauty and lifestyle. monthly networking and education evenings, prominent and up-and-coming figures from within the beauty and lifestyle sector share their expertise and experience to encourage and motivate the audience.

Founded and hosted by Natalie Clue of BeautyPulseLondon Keziah Connections has been hosting events for three years now and is going from strength to strength always coming up with amazing venues and motivational speakers industry leaders.

Held in a Held in the uber chic  Nails and Eyebrows a nail and brow styling boutique located in the heart of Mayfair London and founded but the beautiful and business savvy Sherrille Riley.

I instantly felt welcomed as soon as I walked through the door which after a hectic drive through London and a crazy day in the office which was exactly the kind of energy I needed.

After a glass of rose some nibbles and a quick manicure I was nattering away and I am pleased to say I was able to network with some amazing and inspirational women.

We also got to hear about what inspired Sherrille Riley to set up this unique enterprise and the process she had to go through to realize her dream offer her customers great products and excellent customer service that could at an affordable price.

I left the event inspired with beautiful nails  and I will defiantly be attending the next one.

If you are interested in attending Keziah Connections events you can sign up to their mailing list via the Keziah Connections website and while your at it check out 

31 Berkeley Street
020 7499 5245

Apologies for the lack of photos from the event .. i was having too much fun 
promise to do better next time.


24 March 2015

Grazia & DVF's Fabulous Fashion Event

I excited to be invited to Grazia’s 10th Birthday which was being held at the Diane Von Furstenberg shop in Mayfair London.

I have been a fan of the for some time now (Not that I can justify  buying it because I am poor lol) I was somewhat intrigued by Diane Von Furstenberg herself as I had seen her on episodes of The City.
 I also caught a few episodes of the House of DVF which was recently showing on E so I had an idea of who Brand Ambassador Brittany Hampton (And yes I was glad she won go girl!)
The event was absolutely lovely! Drinks were flowing and tasty nibbles were regularly being passed around by well-dressed wait staff.  The new season is amazing but what would you expect from DVF those amazing prints (Which has inspired me to make bolder choices with my wardrobe for SS15) and colours made my head spin and the sales staff all looked amazing.
Of course there was a sparkly pink photo booth and of course I was involved lol

I was hoping there would be a talk which explained the collection to us and perhaps some of the key trends for SS15 but unfortunately no joy.
However one of the sales assistants was an absolute gem as she talked me through the collection and help me select a bag to purchase.

All guests were given a £50 Gift voucher so I decided to treat myself to the Bag and a book called The Woman I Wanted to Be by DVF then I had to quickly make my exit before I was tempted to purchase anything else.

I mingled I sipped champagne chatted 

up a storm then it was time to go home


And we have a winner

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Be:fit London Back,Bigger and Better

It’s been a year since my Be:fit London adventures which I thoroughly enjoyed and I couldn’t wait to return this year.
I’m not going to lie I kind of sort of fell of my fitness routine so hopefully this will be the kick up the bum I need to get me back on track.

For those who don’t know Be:Fit used to be called the Vitality show but the health, beauty, fitness and well-being event was re branded to have more of a focus on health, fitness and wellbeing. Starting out in Old Billingsgate and I’m guessing due to its popularity Be:fit will now be taking place at the Design and Business Center in Islington which I believe is a bigger venue.
Click to check out my Be:fit London review to get an over view of my experiences from last year 

Whether you are a fitness fanatic or someone who wants to live a healthier life style I promise you there is something for you at Be:fit London for you.

Promising everything needed to upgrade your lifestyle under one roof top nutrition there will also be a number of seminars Throughout the three days to equip women with the tools to ditch the fads and ‘become healthier and happier; Health experts will be on hand to give advice and there will be the opportunity to meet Olympians Becky Adlington and Denise Lewis (Talks schedule below)


Friday 1st May
11:30 Newby Hands
12:30 Madeleine Shaw
13:30 Becky Adlington
14:30 - Calgary Avansino
16:30 Taylor Anderson

Saturday 2nd May
10:30 Zana Morris
11:30 Reward Yourself For Health

Sunday 3rd May
13:30 Denise Lewis
Oh and let’s not forget about the 125 brands which include Vitamix, Quest Nutrition, Vita Coco that will be exhibiting their newest products.

One of the things I regretted last year was not taking part in the fitness classes that were hosted in the Reebok FitHub!  so this year I’m going to make sure I get involved.
Below is the schedule for the classes


Friday 1st May
11am - House Of VOGA workshop
12.45pm - Body by Frame

Saturday 2nd May
11.45am - Sleek Technique
12.30pm - Uptown Funk Workshop
1.15pm - The Podium Effect - Louise Hazel

Sunday 3rd May
11am - Leah Kim - Workshop
2.45pm - Contemporary Yoga
3.30pm - Barry’s Bootcamp

Tickets for Be:Fit London are £18 with £9 fees for concessions and children aged 11-16.

Further details of Be:Fit London at befitlondon.com
Hopefully I will see you guys there 
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