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Testing the Treatment – Smooth You Dalston – Luxury Pedicure

As readers of Blush will know, I love a good treatment, and I have tried some greats. I’ve been to the outskirts of North London, swanked it up in Mayfair and been to the creme de la creme of neighbourhood classics in Chelsea and Hampstead. It’s been a while since I ventured east for a […]

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Blush Asks… Charlotte Mensah

It’s not often that I come away from an interview so pumped, but after my chat with Charlotte Mensah, I left feeling so inspired by somebody who had experienced personal tragedy at an early age, but instead of letting it knock her down, endeavoured to achieve so much. She’s won British Afro Hairdresser of the Year twice, […]

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Get the Look – Poppy’s Faux Fur and Leather Trousers

Whilst we wouldn’t advocate sunglasses in Winter, Poppy Delevingne’s style choices are another matter. The model and general girl about town, was spotted, unsurprisingly- about town, in two winter essentials: a black faux fur jacket and leather trousers. As party season approaches these are two wardrobe staples that you’ll find yourself using again and again. Pair […]

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Blush Asks…Holly Swayne

Name Holly Swayne Occupation Fashion Journalist Where do you buy your beauty bits? Boots/Selfridges What product are you loving at the moment? Topshop Glow Pot (£9, Topshop) Which spa or salon do you have on speed dial? Blue Tit in Dalston What product can’t you live without? Boots own hair serum (£2.59, Boots) What do […]

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Blush loves…ASOS

At Blush we celebrate the best beauty in fashion told from the London perspective, so it was little surprise when the retail giant that is ASOS, asked us to create an edit of our favourite pieces that best reflect London style now. London is all about mixing the high and low, the chic and shabby. We’re pretty […]

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Blush Asks… Lee Stafford

Since opening the doors to his first salon in Essex 30 years ago, Lee Stafford has become one of hairdressing’s household names. In 2011, amongst the countless awards he’s been collection since 98, he was voted Most Influential Hairdresser of the year, by his fellow hairdressers; quite the accolade. You’ve probably seen his best-selling signature […]

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The Diary

So this week has been a work week. Lots of press days but lots of fun. The week started with the launch of the Trilogy Christmas collection, which was a very chic take on Christmas as they opted for painterly prints as opposed to kitsch Xmas merch, meaning that you can stock up and hand […]

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Look of the day – Emilia Fox at Jaeger

Last night I met the lovely Emilia Fox at the launch of the new Jaeger store on the Kings Road. The event was attended by campaign stars Jasmine Guinness and Jodie Kidd as well as the Chelsea elite. The swanky affair, was a celebration of the new store and the brand’s collaboration with children’s charity […]

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Backstage Beauty – Christopher Kane SS15

Monday at LFW is classically the day for the big dogs to show. Burberry wowed with painterly trenches, the fantastic James Bay and Kate and Cara on the front row, whilst Tom Ford gave a sexed up rock chic to challenge Hedi Slimane’s supremacy as the King of rock & roll. But as always, for […]

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Blush loves…Horst at the V&A

I was fortunate enough to be invited along to the press preview of the V&A’s latest exhibition. Having already marvelled at the Glamour of Italian Fashion and Wedding Dresses throughout the ages, this time it was the turn of Horst P. Horst, one of the greatest photographers of the 20th Century, or as the V&A […]

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Look of the day – Annabelle Wallis

Annabelle Wallis has been a Blush crush, since she appeared in Vogue’s Today I’m Wearing segment. For a fair haired English rose, Wallis is full of swagger, as demonstrated on the black carpet of Harrods’s #Pradasphere launch in London last night. Wallis, who teamed pointed green stilettos and a mini aqua raffia handbag, with a Hawaiian […]

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Look of the day – Chloe Sevigny, Gemma Chan, Annabelle Wallis & Elle McPherson get Springy

You know it’s Springtime when the pink prom dresses, floral print shifts and bare legs come out to play. It was impossible to pick one Look of the day today because each of the sartorial stars on our list took a different, but nonetheless fresh, approach to the season.  British actress Annabelle Wallis was prom-dress […]

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Look of the day – Georgia May Jagger

Georgia May Jagger looked every bit the Bardot ingenue as she was unveiled as the new ambassador of Thomas Sabo. The British model who’s already rock & roll royalty, took inspiration from Hedi Slimane’s grungey Autumn/Winter show for Saint Laurent, in which models stormed the catwalk in body-hugging leather dresses. Naturally accessorising with Thomas Sabo jewellrey, […]

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Look of the day – Daisy Lowe & Laura Carmichael at The GQ Men of the Year Awards

Last night most of the world’s most beautiful men descended on London for the GQ Annual Men of the Year Awards. There was eye-candy a plenty, with guests including Eddie Redmayne, David Gandy, Justin Timberlake, Pharrell Williams, Douglas Booth and Tom Ford (I know I can’t turn him, but still, wow). Other legends in attendance […]

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Blush Asks… Bec Wilson

Name  Bec Wilson    Occupation PR at The Communications Store Lives in… London What product are you loving at the moment?  Charlotte Tilbury Magic Cream. I got a sample at Charlotte’s House of Rock & Kohl and can’t wait to buy it! Where do you buy your beauty bits?  SpaceNK, Selfridges Which spa or salon […]

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Look of the day – The Little White Dress as seen on Rihanna, Rosie and Rosamund

Rihanna, On-stage in Monte Carlo, last night When three very different women are all spotted in a white dress on the same day, you know you’re onto a winner.  Although 40s tea-dresses, as seen at Bottega Veneta, and Marc Jacobs‘ super stripes and checkerboard checks, were hotly tipped to take the summer by storm, the […]

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Portia Freeman- Look of the day

I remember Portia Freeman, from her days as a subject of BBC’s Class of 2008.  The show chronicled the lives of the then aspiring model along with friends Daisy Lowe and Kesh as they tried to establish themselves in London. Immediately bewitched by Freeman’s corkscrew curls and alabaster skin, I’d often wondered where she had […]

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Marion Cotillard-Look of the day

The greatest thing about being a face of Dior, is surely being granted access to a Dior couture piece fresh from Raf Simons’ first collection for the house- less than a month after its catwalk debut. In one of my favourite looks from the collection, Marion Cotillard was stunning in her delicately woven strapless dress […]

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