Wear it For Autism Fashion Show from Anna Kennedy OBE: Fashion Focus

Picture the most glamorous catwalk you have even seen, inside the prestigious Millennium Hotel in Knightsbridge.  Add stars, dancers, music and the most inspirational stories you have ever heard (along with some of the more inspirational people you have ever seen) and you have the Wear it For Autism (WIFA) fashion show – the brainchild of Anna Kennedy OBE.  Anna herself is perhaps one of the most warm and personable people you could wish to meet, along with being funny, talented and a stone cold fox.  Believe me, the photos speak for themselves. Anna is pictured here with fashion stylist to […]

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#OOTD Evening Glamour With Ann Harvey for Bon Marche and Elvi

  When I saw this Ann Harvey Georgette dress and bolero, I thought instant glamour! And that was just what I created with look number 1.  The beautiful fall of the dress was comfortable and super flattering for a wheelchair based look.  Whether you’re a wheelchair user or not, I know you girls can appreciate that your outfit choice would be made that much more difficult if you had to factor on sitting down all night.  Some of the beautiful couture I saw at this event was so stunning, but so styled out I am surprised the girls wearing could […]

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REAL Natural Beauty: Love Your Hair Banish Your Grey – Hair Colour

  I LOVE natural beauty.  My body is so full of chemicals (medication) that I feel it’s only right to limit the amount of chemicals I put ON my body. Back in May, I had a run in with some very UNnatural hair colour, which was branded to make it seem gentle and nourishing (read full post here), but on closer inspection I found it was full of all sorts of nasty stuff.  I vowed it would be the last time put something on my hair or body without reading the label. My search for natural hair care was very […]

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Help! I think I broke my barnet: how *not* to care for your hair… Garnier Nutrisse

Apologies chapess’s and chaps, today you were meant to be reading a fascinating feature on button art (seriously, it’s really cool!) but today I am having a hairmergency!  I know I write an awful lot about my hair, perhaps more than is natural for any one human being, but dude this hair is the bane of my life.  Many other things are also the proverbial ‘bane of my life’ but they are not as fun to write about as hair.  We all have it, unless it all falls out, which has happened to me in the past.  Or we shave […]

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Relax and unwind with Champneys: Personal Pamper Day – Beauty from the Inside Out Skin and Hair

Now I’m pretty sure than I’m not the only person who looks pretty haggard when under stress.  My already dark circles get darker, my skin looks sallow and I have a pretty neglected looking air about me.  A dozen different things are conspiring to steal my joy right now, but as a middle finger up to all of them, I decided to have a personal pamper party and treat myself with some soothing potions lotions and scents. First, my Champneys candle.  It smells gorgeous, just like a posh spa. And what pamper session would be complete without a face mask. […]

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Wheelchair fashion: casual cream slouch jacket and monochrome – lovely layers and amazing accessories #OOTD

Love New York Tee from Pink Clove – £4   //  Cream slouch jacket from Asos – £25  //  Monochrome peg trousers from Asos – £11  //  Monochrome print infinity scarf from Dorothy Perkins – £5  //  Biker boots from Asos – £25 This is ‘phase one’ of the capsule wardrobe I talked about in last weeks ‘What I Wore Wednesday’ post, so I’m a little out of sync and repeating items two weeks in a row.  I won’t apologise for that as these trousers are so fine!  I have teamed them in this look with a gorgeous New York […]

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HOTD: quickie vintage hairstyle for thick and curly hair

Maybe not just for thick and curly hair, but it is what makes this look very very simply and quick for myself. And we have…the ‘pomp’ When my hair is down it looks like this: Pretty fluffy and curly and full.  For an ultra quick vintage style fix, and to achieve the above look, I do the following: Take a V shaped section of hair from the front of your hair, going back to a point at your middle parting.  It will be more or less what would be a fringe area.  I don’t know what this looks like with […]

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High street bargain of the week: Claire’s hair accessories

Me and J went out for a wheel about our local shopping centre yesterday.  I had an awesome time, and have absolutely loads to tell you guys about.  I wanted to post yesterday, but was so pooped after braving the December high street that I fell asleep at 5pm.  I love shopping online, but there is a wonderful physicality and choice that only in person shopping can give.  I can tell you I earned my Hot Choc in Cafe Nero! My first share from my shopping expedition is a fabby bargain from Claire’s.  I know it is hailed as the […]

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Some of my fave You Tube tutorials

I love a good You Tube tutorial.  Anything you can imagine, anything you want to do, there is someone who has done a tutorial to help.  Granted there are a few areas where there are a lack of vloggers, (such as wheelchair fashion) but I don’t think that will be the case for long.  Blogging and vlogging are so hot right now, and it’s only going to get bigger and better (in my opinion). I’d like to share some of my favourite tutorials (and favourite people) with you from the land of Tube. Wayne Goss makeup artist He is an […]

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It’s a hair-mergency!

I have a morning appointment tomorrow – something which I try to avoid because of the amount of organisation it takes to get me somewhere.  That having been said, I have broken almost all my own organisational ‘rules’. Get to sleep on time However much sleep you need, it is important (and simple mathematics) to factor it into your day.  If you have to get up at 6am, and know that you need 8 hours of sleep to feel refreshed, it’s important to be not only in bed, but in the position to be able to sleep around 10pm.  This […]

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