Shop preloved like a pro

Shop preloved like a pro

With more people becoming conscious of being environmentally friendly and shopping with sustainability in mind, preloved fashion is having a major moment. Campaigns such as #slowfashion are encouraging more of us to embrace the fashion already out there and to ditch trend driven fast fashion in favour of more quality and longer lasting items. To shop preloved is an altogether different experience than visiting your local high street store. You aren’t feed items and styling ideas in the same commercial way and there is an art to trawling rails and bagging that ultimate bargain.

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Jersey Style Awards: Style Stalker

Jersey Style Awards: Style Stalker

There was only one place to be on the evening of 11th July and it wasn’t at home watching Wimbledon’s semi-finals! The most stylish event of the year returned to Jersey’s Trinity Showground as Dr Tessa Hartmann hosted Jersey’s third annual Style Awards, welcoming a jet-full of famous names along with the glitterati of the island’s population. As well as an occasion to celebrate the achievements of some of Jersey’s businesses big and small, it was also a chance to dust off tuxedos and ballgowns, showing the rest of the world that Jersey and its residents can absolutely compete in the international style arena. 

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Falling for women at 38

Falling for women at 38

Those of you that have clicked expecting to read a tale of my sordid dissent into some lesbian fantasy will be sorely disappointed. Despite my unflinching heterosexuality, this IS a love letter to the fairer sex, one which has come rather late in life and to my surprise. Maybe it’s the full moon or the recent reformation of the Spice Girls, but there is something about girl power that has me looking to women over men for fulfilment in my middle age.  

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The Trinny treatment

The Trinny treatment

I know very little about beauty and have no where near the confidence with make-up that I do with fashion to make bold, or even new choices. But that is probably a good reason to do a beauty post, because there will be so many out there who also have no idea where to start. I like make-up that is quick, easy and durable. I buy a lot of ‘one-pot’ items that just need to be smudged on quickly to work. If there was a spray can marked ‘LOOK AMAZING’ I would most certainly buy that! So when I listened to Trinny Woodall talk about her new make up range, Trinny London, it appeared to work on many levels for women like me and I was eager to try it out. 

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Thinking inside the box

Thinking inside the box

Its hard to imagine that there’s anything you’d want to do confined to the remits of a box. But what if in that box were the perfect ingredients to a stress-free existence? Calming, relaxing and peaceful, a bubble of bliss that transports you from the stresses of the outside world. This is the vision Adrian Carr and Ben Cairney had when they created Hotbox Yoga and brought over their giant inflatable studio to the Island.

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Making a splash

Making a splash

CeaCea Swimmear is the latest swimwear brand to surface in Jersey, finding itself a home in de Gruchys alongside established names such as O’Neill. The surf-wear line boasts a range of colourful and practical designs and is the labour of love from Jersey born surfer, traveller and adventurer Caroline Cornish. A reflection of her time spent on Jersey’s shores and now in Perth which she calls home, the collection not only aims to make make women look stylish but to also introduce more to trying new pursuits. Being fearless not only in their sense of fashion but also in their outlook on life.

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