Sunday Edit | School Vibes

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAWhen I say school vibes what I really mean is that Gus is starting at primary school tomorrow and I’ve got all the hee-bee jee-bee nerves for him; I’m excited but so nervous too – feeling all the emotions!

[ezcol_1half]What makes this week even more full-on is that work is back with a bang with LFW starting Friday. Doing my usual and working a couple of full days for the Topshop team and then will be popping in for a couple more shows in and around that. Really curious about the Rockport pumps (new colour grey, in black here) which claim to be the comfiest ever and thus perfect for LFW – the comfy I can attest to that after an at-home trial; they have padded inner soles and the outer sole is rubbery so extremely flexible, almost trainer-like, on the foot.[/ezcol_1half] [ezcol_1half_end]So I think this might be a pair for one of my calmer days. When full-on working for Topshop in photographer mode, I need to be able to bend, kneel and stretch in among the crowds, flow of sh0w-goers as needed! One of my best LFW shots (Alexa & Kendall shots was taken crouching at predatory photographer ankles around me!). Gorgeous new autumn lightweight knit from Danish brand Gestuz who really are killing it on the knits right now – I have this long cardy and fab bottle green cropped knit too. So ready for autumn knit-wearing![/ezcol_1half_end]

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SHAPEWEAR BUT NOT AS YOU KNOW IT
SHAPEWEAR BUT NOT AS YOU KNOW IT

[ezcol_3quarter]And for beneath I’m going to be testing out a new shapewear range from lingerie makers Wacoal, launching October. Already love their comfy and pretty bras, but this is a whole new thing. Usually I wouldn’t go for shapewear – pretty uncomfortable in my opinion despite the sleeker silhouette – but this range is different. Sort of wonderfully de-constructed with no tight bits or under-wiring, just soft and silky body-forming vest tops, bodies and pants. Extremely thin and gentle with no lines to give you good shape beneath your clothes. I’ll be writing about this in more detail in my trial round-up soon![/ezcol_3quarter] [ezcol_1quarter_end][/ezcol_1quarter_end]

LIGHT ME UP
LIGHT ME UP

[ezcol_1quarter][/ezcol_1quarter] [ezcol_1half]I’m keeping evenings calm with the beautiful and best-selling organic soy wax fig & thyme candle from east London makers Evermore – the smell is so wonderfully forest fresh and check out their candle workshops too! – and a pretty new airplant from Geo Fleur’s monthly plant club. It’s lovely having a regular trickle of cute little succulents and cacti to keep the kitchen looking fresh. :)[/ezcol_1half] [ezcol_1quarter_end][/ezcol_1quarter_end]

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SCRUB UP FRESH

[ezcol_1quarter][/ezcol_1quarter] [ezcol_3quarter_end]Post summer sun (the Algarve temperature reached crazy heights of 35 degrees Celsius and more this summer) and although I kept sun-bathing to a minimum (short stretches post 4pm) I did get a little tan, so I’m making sure I’m giving my skin a little post-sun care with coffee face and body scrubs (SO obsessed with the coffee smell) by no-parabens, chemicals or micro beads Bristol-based Grounded. The face scrub pictured is tea-tree and lemon which is quite a powerful morning wake-up call and I always feel like I’m sloughing off all the dead skin and grime, so reinvigorating![/ezcol_3quarter_end]

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REHYDRATE

[ezcol_1fifth][/ezcol_1fifth] [ezcol_3fifth]For intensive re-hydration I’ve been trying out lovely, also organic and free-from Ruby Red‘s Neroli hand-cream and heavy-duty mousse-textured shea butter cream. Love both of these and will be adding to my bedside table collection of intensive skin treatments for dry heels, post-shave calves and dry hands in the run up to autumn.[/ezcol_3fifth] [ezcol_1fifth_end][/ezcol_1fifth_end]

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MININIMAL PERFECTION

[ezcol_3quarter]Last of all, I wanted to mention east London based Nagle & Sisters, a jewellery brand I discovered in Clapton’s Kate Sheridan’s boutique. I fell upon it and snapped up this gorgeous little mini pyramid necklace and earrings straight away. It’s minimal but with a more organic feel than most minimal brands, with soft, hewn and imperfect shapes.[/ezcol_3quarter] [ezcol_1quarter_end][/ezcol_1quarter_end]

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Necklace | Nagle & Sisters

Airplant | Geo-Fleur

Candle | Evermore

Shoes | Rockport

 Jumper | Gestuz

Facescrub | Grounded

Shea cream | Ruby Red

Hand cream| Ruby Red

Lingerie | Wacoal


Shot on Olympus Pen F and 17 mm lens

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  1. Hi, we met at Port Elliot at the excellent workshop you did . You mentioned that you could get a discount on an Olympus camera , does that offer still stand ?
    If so how does it work ?
    Kind wishes,

    Susan

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