The Viceroy Santa Monica

Is Santa Monica worth visiting? I remember my early trips to Los Angeles and hearing about some great spots in the area but dreading the drive. You know, like how some folks who live in Manhattan can’t be bothered to cross the bridge over to Brooklyn? Well, Santa Monica was the Brooklyn to my LA. Fast forward last week when Visit…
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Privacy Please

Growing up, my concept of Los Angeles revolved around Beverly Hills and Bel Air, the latter being influenced by a popular 90s TV show. If you don’t know which show I am talking about, you are either under the age of 10 or have never had internet access until this very moment. Neatly trimmed hedges and an array of flowers…
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Louvre-Rivoli

Picking up from the previous article, there were two more Ukrainian designers whose work I came to appreciate, the more time I spent at the showroom, going through their collections. Theo‘s aw16 collection uses masculine tailoring and oversized designs which give you the feeling that you are wearing a man’s outfit which is two sizes too big for you, yet somehow…
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Bessarion & Marianna Senchina

Almost two months ago, during Paris Fashion Week, I was introduced to a collective of mainly Ukrainian fashion designers, many of whom are well-established in their native countries. Two of my favourite were Bessarion, originally from Tbilisi, Georgia and now based in Russia and Marianna Senchina from Ukraine who is now based in Milan. Many of them can be found on Not…
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The Japanese Bomber

Last year it was all about the khaki and black bomber jackets, this year, there is a Far East theme to them, which, borderline, one may even call a fetish but hey, I’ve also hopped onto the trend. My love hate relationship with bomber jackets has always been trying to find one that is “puffy” enough but still affordable, I…
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Charlotte Tilbury Magic Foundation

A couple of weeks ago, I shot with Charlotte Tilbury for their new lipstick colours coming out in July. I cannot tell you how excited I am to see the final campaign and for you guys to see the new lip colours. Not only have I worked with Charlotte Tilbury since last year, I am a personal fan of their…
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Kyoto Garden

Slowly but surely, things are coming together. Around this time of the year, I get anxious about the amount of work I have done and goals that I have achieved since the start of the fall – last September. I try and push myself as much as possible and have to remind myself to keep the momentum going everyday, regardless…
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What to Wear this Festival Season

Never fear, you still have time to add a cutout hippie-inspired dress to your shopping basket if you haven’t finalised your “Coachella edit” and for those of us (myself included) who will be suffering from Coachella FOMO, we may as well start shopping for Glastonbury and Isle of Wight festival. Any Londoner fancy a pair of fringed rubber boots for June?…
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Tom Ford Beauty

The first time I heard about Tom Ford having a cosmetics line, I was a little skeptic of whether there would be any products for women with darker skin tones. The eyeshadows, lipsticks and nail polishes were something I coveted but it wasn’t until British model Betty Adewole was the face of their makeup that I started believing there was…
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Monica Vinader Private Shopping Event

As you have probably noticed on my Instagram, the past couple of weeks, I am a huge fan of Monica Vinader’s Fiji friendship bracelets. I’ve worn them at the London and Paris fashion weeks and they are the best thing when it comes to taking that classic Instagram coffee cup shot to make your viewers green with envy (at your…
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