Archive - October, 2013

23.10.13 Fashion: Stellaween by Stella McCartney

With Halloween fast approaching and a plethora of costumes at every corner you turn, sometimes you just need something simple. This is Halloween dress up, for those who don’t really want to full out dress up. I like it.

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1. Enid shoes £90   2. Petra bat tights £27   3. Arlo T shirt £35 (For each t-shirt sold a donation will be given to Padem a.k.a  Programmes d’Aide et e Development destines aux Enfants du Monde – for the expansion of school and development of economic activities in Kenya.)   4. Max T Shirt £35   5. Boo Umbrella £35   6. Arnie T-shirt £40   7. Misty Dress £85

All items available from Stella McCartney Kids

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21.10.13 My Weekend: Kelly Sparkes

The lovely Kelly is the co founder of Phoenix and Fox, a new online interiors site full of  stylish, quirky and cool wonders. She lives in England with her husband and baby daughter Aria.

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Weekends have changed so much since I had my little girl twelve weeks ago, long lazy mornings in bed have been replaced by her smiling gurgling face at 6am, but I’m not complaining. I love ‘chatting’ to her first thing in the morning.

I make the most of having my husband at home on a Saturday to look after Aria between feeds so I can get some work done.  This week I caught up with my business partner Sam to discuss the design of our new home page. I then spent the rest of the afternoon implementing  it, as I do all the web development for our online home accessories shop Phoenix & Fox.

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A day working and looking after a little one goes so quickly.

Saturday evening, I got a chance to relax with a magazine whilst hubby made dinner. I’m very lucky as he’s an excellent cook.

Kelly Sparkes Phoenix and fox

Sunday morning we went for a family walk. The Autumnal colours of the trees were beautiful.

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I’m always changing my home, although things take a lot longer than they used to these days! My current project is the hallway which has been painted a deep inky blue and I spent some time playing with different layouts for the salon-style gallery of art going up the stairs.

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Kelly Sparkes Phoenix and fox

Before I knew it the weekend was over and it was time to bathe and massage Aria and get her to bed, before dinner and a date with Downton Abbey.

Kelly Sparkes Phoenix and Fox

Thank you for sharing your weekend with us Kelly.

You can find Phoenix and Fox‘s range of cool and quirky products here. Including that amazing mirror and the gorgeous fox and hare cushions.

Our first ever house tour was with Kelly’s business partner Sam. You can check out her amazing house tour here!

 

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18.10.13 Fashion Friday Flashback: GKFW (Global Kids Fashion Week)

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Did you get one of the golden public tickets to GKFW back in the Spring? If not, here’s a few photos you might like to check out of the event for this weeks super special Flashback on Fashion Friday.

So the first ever Global Kids Fashion Week was launched at the Freemason’s Hall in London earlier this year. The hosts, Alex and Alexa showed their brand portfolio with kids fashion pieces from Kenzo to Chloe,  with all proceeds from ticket sales donated to Kids Company, the charity partner for GKFW. Kids Company was founded in 1996 to provide practical, emotional and educational support to vulnerable inner-city children.

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GKFW Ambassador Portia Freeman

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Jodie & Jemma Kidd

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GKFW Ambassador Louise Nichol and daughter Leo

To continue reading and see all the photos of the after party… Click on the link below.

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14.10.13 My Weekend: Sarah Yewman

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Sarah Yewman is mum-to-three, wife-to-one and the ‘oldest-intern-in-town’, at Templar Publishing.  She is the creative genius behind the Davina McCall Dudebox creation, author & illustrator of childrens picture books  and artist / peg person painter extrordinaire.  She writes her blog about her ongoing creative exploits – The Yewman Projects.

My weekend starts with our first fire of the season. (You’ve gotta class Friday night as the start of the weekend!) I’ve happily succumbed to the wood-burning stove.

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At this time of year a weekend wouldn’t be a weekend for us, without a Saturday morning on the sidelines of a muddy football pitch.

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I love the winter, wrapping up warm, lots of layers, cosy fires and not forgetting plenty of comfort food. Talking of which, dare I mention the ‘C’ word?

Christmas might be a swear word in your household at the moment, but in ours, the tradition of making mincemeat, cake and puds can’t come too early, particularly as I’m doing it in my brand new kitchen.

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christmas cooking

We have been working on a big renovation of our house. The building work is almost done and I’m finally getting to the exciting bit of choosing colours and accessories. Weekends at the moment seem to include sorting out the rooms and choosing all the fun stuff.

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Here are a few of my fave rooms and purchases.

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Find Sarah’s cool vessel pendant light here  & the cute moose light here.

We love a bit of creating in this house. Weekends always usually involve some kind of creating! This is my 6 year old Lucy having some colouring-in therapy.

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I feel very privileged to be working on the Templar Publishing charity initiative, creating the website and auction for their 80 paper watches, designed by 80 of the UK’s top illustrators, all in aid of Breast Cancer Care.

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For the last week or two, I’ve been working on the website to get it live and I’m pleased to report we pushed the button this weekend. If you would like to own your unique piece of art, watch out for the auction starting on Sun 3rd Nov.

To find out more about the paper watch project you can visit the website here.

 

 

 

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