Being a fashion blogger and in front of camera pretty much every single day makes you much more conscious of your teeth and smile, which is why I was extremely excited to be reviewing this Philips Sonicare DiamondClean Deep Clean electric toothbrush. To complete my independent review of this electric toothbrush I’m going to visit a dental hygienist before I start using the Philips Sonicare to get a report on how my dental care is prior to using the product. I’ll then use the Philips Sonicare DiamondClean Deep Clean electric toothbrush for 21 days before heading back to the dental hygienist for a final comparison report.
I'm so proud to reveal my collaboration with French Connection for Spring/Summer 2017. I was challenged to shop in the French Connection store on Oxford Street, London to style 4 completely different looks that I would class as smart or occasion wear. Well here they are, all styled with only 10 pieces of French Connection clothing to give you in insight in how you can use a piece of menswear such as a shirt and style it in a completely different way, yet still looking your sartorial best.
Men’s grooming has been and still is in a boom period, there are now many men’s grooming products on the market and with established brands launching men’s ranges and new brands launching completely new ranges. It is becoming increasing difficult to decide which products to use and which brands offer the highest quality results for fair prices. I’ve been reviewing men’s grooming products for a few years mainly working directly with the brands that make the products to give my feedback pre or post launch. Many of my favourite grooming brands are on sale at MR PORTER, your one-stop online resource for the best men’s grooming products. Recently I have been shopping at MR PORTER to trial a number of men’s grooming products and I wanted to share my Top 4 favourites with you.
Recently I teamed up with my favourite opticians and eyewear specialists David Clulow to bring you an insight into why eye-wear and eye-care are so important to me. I've been wearing glasses since I was about 10 years old and I still recall my first pair that I wore in primary school. Gold rimmed, rectangular in shape with squared edges and to add a touch of youth, on each arm there was a hologram of transformers (my favourite cartoon at the time)!
As per the title of this blog post, sometimes don't you just want to get up and go, no faffing around, no worrying about what to wear. Today was one of those days in which I didn't have much time in the morning, yet I still had to face the world and the general public. So I could just throw on a pair of jogging bottoms and t-shirt, which I would normally do if I was staying at home. I had to at least look semi respectable!
Lqd is an Australian brand developed by men for mankind. Free from all nasties with high quality active ingredients that are totally irritant free. They launched into the US last year and are just launching in the UK and are about to launch in Harrods in June. Their brand ethos is about a holistic approach to skin care. In essence, looking after your body and mind as well as your skin.
As I live in London, it is not often I get the chance to stay in a London hotel for the weekend, so when I spent a night in The Wellesley Knightsbridge it was a very special occasion. The Wellesley Knightsbridge is a Luxury Collection Hotel located at 11 Knightsbridge, only a minutes walk from Hyde Park Corner Underground Station which is on the Piccadilly Line. Or arrive in style by taking advantage of the hotels Rolls-Royce drop-off service.
When I'm heading off to the pub on a Sunday afternoon for a roast dinner, I like to go cool, comfortable and casual whilst still looking stylish. You never know who you are going to meet and first impressions are extremely important. Lightweight jackets are the focus for this outfit of the week as they are essential when dressing for spring.
Over the last few years there has been a massive boom in fair-weather cyclists that use peddle power to get around their local amenities - of which I'm one of them. I live in Clapham which is one of those places in London that has everything you'll need in for everyday life and although in Zone 2 of the London Underground pay zone, it feels like it has it's own village feel to it.
I'm incredibly proud to be a part of this collaboration to showcase the Spring/Summer 2017 shoe collection by Goodwin Smith. Their new SS17 collection includes some classic formal shoes, suede Chelsea boots, beautiful brogues and some on-trend trainers. When I first looked at the Goodwin Smith collection that I would be styling with my very own wardrobe I noticed how diverse it was, from formal office shoes to casual trainers and everything in-between. This is why I tried to style my clothing to be very formal then gradually transitioning into smart-causal then casual looks, whilst attempting to showcase the shoes with some bold socks.
Okay so my Day-to-Night style actually requires a complete change so it's more of a 1 Jacket Styled 2 ways that just so happens to be styled in a way that suits day or night time! This daytime outfit which is probably more suited to a summers day or during a holiday abroad is a fresher, cleaner approach to my previous nighttime style that you can view at the bottom of this post.
Farfetch is an aspirational brand that stock only the best luxury brands at the forefront of fashion design and ones which use high quality materials in their sold products. So when I was asked to be involved in their #TheOne Bag campaign, of course I jumped at the opportunity. Here is what I said about my styled look for this campaign.
Good evening people, I hope you all had a great Bank Holiday weekend and got through this Tuesday that clearly felt like a Monday. I don't know about you but I struggled! Struggled to get going despite about 8 cups of freshly ground coffee and I lost count of the amount of times I got up out of my desk and checked the fridge preying that someone has snuck in some chocolate. Maybe it is time to get a new flatmate that does that for me...applications welcome!
As per my last blog post, it is time to up the level of my content on Instagram and my blog to another level and one way to achieve that is to be more risky with my styling. I've also shot in a new location with a new photographer, keeping things fresh and interesting. If you follow me on Instagram, in the future I'm going to try to add more lifestyle content rather than just fashion. I want to show my fun side and that not everything is as perfect as my Instagram life. I have ups and downs like everyone and sometimes with Instagram and blogging it is hard to portray anything other than perfect, which I'm far from. I want to post more in the moment type of posts and write about everyday events in my life.
The majority of my blog content discusses men's fashion and gives you an idea of how to style different colours together and possibly give you some inspiration of what to buy for your wardrobe. I try my best to wear outfits that suit my personality and my personal style, sometimes I totally nail it and sometimes I get it wrong...but thats my personality - always trying to push boundaries, trying to improve.
Scent is linked to memories, fact. I'm not sure exactly why or how it scientifically works but a quick google search will probably explain better than I ever could. But certainly in life, this is true, for example how many times of we thought, said or heard the words "that smell reminds me of you"? I'm not going to name names but this happened to me today as I walked past a woman at Piccadilly Circus, her smell immediately reminded me of someone very special to me. That is why smelling different to the masses is extremely important and you should always be looking out for that next incredible fragrance to wear. This could be in terms of a new release or even a historical fragrance that is worthy of a revival - the key is that the fragrance you choose should be personal to you.
Like a girlfriend that's been on holiday or a car that's been in the garage, when you get them back into your live you feel comfort, warmth and excitement. Thats kind of how I feel when spring time hits and I pack away my wool coats and unpack my lovable trench. But what makes the trench coat perfect for spring I hear you screaming out!
I may have my heating on indoors right now as I type this but thats the unpredictable nature of our spring weather for you. What is predictable is that we are all looking forward to warmer days (and nights), a summer holiday, planning a wardrobe refresh and what to wear for this season we are in and the one coming up. In fact I've actually tried to write this opening to this blog for about 25 minutes now and just keep procrastinating by clicking on the tab next to this one 'summer holiday breaks' or playing a game where I spin my mini-globe which is on my work desk and randomly point to my next holiday destination. My last spin landed bang smack on Hong Kong (bit far for a mini-break)...okay one more spin and I'll carry on with this blog, it was Abidjan in Ivory Coast (weirdly I've already been there!) so we'll play again later on.
I think too many of us gents out there are settling for substandard haircuts from poorly trained hairdressers or barbers and the reason I think this is because about 5 years ago I used to be a 1 in that statistic. Getting your haircut can seem like a chore and therefore we spend less time researching good places and just go to the nearest one around where we live or from work. A quick 30 minutes and I can get on with the rest of my day kind of mentality.
I'm always on the lookout for new restaurants to try throughout London and with Japanese being my favourite cuisine I was incredibly excited to review this hidden gem. Sakagura can be found on Heddon Street which is located just off Regent Street at the Piccadilly end of the road. It's only a 3 minute walk from Piccadilly Circus tube station or about 7 minutes from Oxford Circus. Perfectly located on Heddon street which is renowned for being a beautiful quiet area tucked away from the busy shopping buzz of Regent Street.