It's All About Me
Some people wear clothes because they have to. They get up, put something on and off they go.
I love the way clothes make me feel - the confidence they give me - the way they can reflect or transform my mood.
I think with age comes confidence - when you start to feel comfortable in your own skin - when you don’t really care what other people think - when you start to dress for you.
I want to live longer by being fit and healthy and looking after myself.
I care about my appearance and want to make the most of what Mother Nature gave me.
I have a lifelong interest in fashion and beauty and I surround myself with fabulous friends who have come with me on this incredible journey.
Life’s too short to not glam up and party and I want to share my passion for fashion with you... so welcome to my world.
The idea for this website came about after endless suggestions from friends who thought I should share my fashion knowledge with all the budding fashionistas out there
After mulling over the idea, I realised it was now or never and decided to just go for it - and so I would like to share with you what I love to do and how I got this website up and running.
To wear the kind of clothes I want to, I have had to do a complete body overhaul. Whilst on holiday I experienced that light bulb moment where I realised the only person who could give me the body and lifestyle I wanted was me.
On my return I hired a personal trainer Tara Hammett. Tara comes three times a week to put me through my paces and she advises me on my nutrition and mindset. Even though we put in serious work, our sessions are anything but boring. We train when we’re happy, sad, tired - we even train when one of us has had a late night (usually Tara). Fashion even has its place in the gym. Check out the amazing trainers I found for Tara as she loves all things sparkly - she almost spontaneously combusted at the sight of them.
I love to travel and feel much more confident in my clothes since I started training and eating well. Most recently I’ve travelled to Dubai and the Maldives. I had so much fun planning and finding outfits to compliment each destination. Men have it so easy - shorts, t shirts, a hat maybe and some shoes and toiletries and they’re done. Women need swimsuits, cover ups, hats, bags, matching accessories, shoes, make-up, hair products - the list goes on and on. However true fashionistas get so much enjoyment from hunting down these lovely treasures.
I eat a very clean diet and once a week I have my cheat meal so I love to visit the local bars and restaurants to indulge. I love a night out with my husband and our friends - great food, great company and a chance to admire some fabulous outfit choices of the ladies who are out and about.
Speaking of fabulous outfit choices - my birthday night out with the girls was a total fashion feast. An amazing night was had by all. We dressed up, we ate, we drank, we partied all night. Some of us not getting home until breakfast the following morning. (No names mentioned).
I love pampering myself. I have my hair cut and coloured with Hilary every three weeks. I leave her to finish off with whatever style takes her fancy.
I love having facials and Diamond Microdermabrasion with Beauty Therapy Suite. I drive down to Mumbles and put myself in Sarah’s capable hands, where I can relax and have my skin looked after.
Lucy from Irresistible Beauty keeps my nails in tip top condition and looking fabulous. She also tints my eyebrows and performs the new Lash Lift treatment where she lifts, curls and tints my eyelashes.
As you have probably guessed I love to shop. I adore department stores and also little boutiques - but I have to admit I prefer shopping online. I love to sit down with my ipad, a cup of tea and browse all the amazing shopping sites out there. The thrill of finding the perfect outfit is hard to beat - and then waiting with anticipation for it to arrive - will it look as good as it did on screen? I am like a kid at Christmas tearing off all the packaging, waiting for that adrenaline rush!
Having decided on which direction I was going to take with the website I set up a photo shoot with Richie Crossley of Chic Production. My friends Jenna and Hilary were drafted in to transform my hair and makeup, creating many different looks - and I selected some favourite pieces from my wardrobe. The atmosphere was electric and the champagne flowed. The whole day was ridiculous fun and one I will remember always.
The next step was meeting Mike Scott of Indycube and Scottmedia.co, who was introduced to me by Richie. Mike was going to turn all my ideas into reality, building a website that was interactive and fun. He understood the concept and totally got my vision from the start.
Richie helped create my visuals and business cards and also put me in touch with the formidable Denise Davey, who was initially brought on board to organise the launch of my website, but has since proven to be a multifaceted Project Manager, whose modest title does little to accurately convey the diverse skills she has brought to my new (ad)venture!
Many meetings and truck loads of coffee later, I have the website I envisioned.
This adventure has had its’ fair share of laughter and tears. We’ve had fabulous experiences and special memories and amazing friendships have been made.
I hope you enjoy this website as much as I have loved making it.
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