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Try to imagine a life without time keeping

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Have you ever stopped for a moment and taken the time to think about time as a concept? Our entire existence is shaped around time. More time, less time, time to go, time of arrival, time well spent, time running out… What if time was something we simply never placed importance on? This editorial is inspired by one of my favourite books The Time Keeper by Mitch Albom in partnership with Rosefield Watches. When I opened the first page of the book and read the paragraph below the words hit me like a metric tonne of bricks…

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 “If you own only one sweater, make sure it’s cashmere”

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The foundations of Parisienne dressing philosophy are firmly rooted in what cannot be seen from the outside and lay deep beneath red lips, tousled bangs, immaculately tailored jeans and fresh baguettes tucked chicly under arm. But it’s the exterior of the French woman that mystifies us, that captivating, timeless can’t-quite-put-my-finger-on-it allure that lingers long after she’s left the room. The je ne sais quoi that implies “I know something you don’t”, just like the high quality of her cashmere sweater – a prized possession she cherishes with ferocious pride while you assume she just picked it out and threw it on without any effort or consideration.

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Up Late

April 19, 2016

The stroke of midnight blue

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Those few transeasonal weeks between April and May are confusing. Cold mornings, warm days, hot afternoons and pleasant evenings make it hard to know which season to dress for. Last week I created this look with sass & bide. Sheer blue fabric as homage to the summer that was, with dark accessories and a bold lip speaking to the winter on the way.. See how I created this look (and some of my snaps from Marie Claire x James Street Up late) below.

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As seen on Who What Wear

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The pendulum of my sartorial choices swings constantly between two extremes: city scape and sea side. Living in a coastal town far from the city isn’t exactly conducive to satisfying my inner fashion girl who yearns for edgy, modern, minimalist statement pieces in head-to-toe black. Though no matter which city I am in the world, I always pay homage to my upbringing by the sea speaking to memories of sunsets shared with friends, salty hair and sunkissed skin, follow my tips below to give your style a sea change to amalgamate the best of both worlds.

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A lesson in working with what you’ve got

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Being a “fashion girl” with boobs and a booty is an interesting combination. My Pinterest feed is flooded with killer street style looks on rail thin magazine editors all with one thing I don’t have – a tiny, shapeless frame from which the raddest, most man repelling fashun silhouettes effortlessly fall off. The chasm between what appears on my Pinterest feed and what appears in the mirror in front of me is vast, so at times my incredulous perception of my own personal style is clouded by unattainable aspiration.

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