Fashion shoot in South Africa and Henley Royal Regatta
In my job I am lucky enough to get to travel to some fantastic places and see some truly beautiful parts of the world, and last week was no exception. I flew to South Africa to shoot my next Autumn/Winter Lipsy collection.
I went to Johannesburg, the weather wasn’t great because it is their Winter at the min but it was nice enough to have a lovely walk round the shops on my day off and although it was cold it was still bright and fresh…
I went into a department store out there and saw a picture of myself in their Lipsy concession, yep alllllll the way over in South Africa!
This totally shocked me because I didn’t expect it! So, of course, I had to take a quick picture without anyone noticing! Haha…
Over the few days I was out there, we shot the next collection in 2 different locations… One was a really modern family home set back in the hills with a gorgeous infinity style swimming pool, and the other was a town house which was decorated with slate and stone and had it’s very own bar… The houses out there are insane!
Everyone automatically assumes that in the fashion world, most people are on silly diets, and don’t ever eat any carbs …. Wrong! Look, here is some proof of this:
We ordered pasta and pizza which was so tasty and everybody got stuck in, it was totally delicious!
As you know I’m a big fan of Laura Gravestock jewellery, I hardly ever take my gold horseshoe off…
As a wedding gift she made me this gorgeous M&M gold plated bracelet and I haven’t taken it off since…
She creates intricate feminine jewellery which you can personalise, perfect for gifts…. I also love this personalised ring that she does which is £61.
There is another brand that do personalised gifts too called Monica Vinader. Have a look at her gorgeous friendship bracelets:
They vary in price from around £95 , you can put messages in them up to 19 characters long and come in nice packaging.
There’s another company that does lovely personalised jewellery called https://www.poshtottydesigns.com . I really like their double hoop or ‘infinity’ necklace, and you can add a message on it up to 24 characters. Again, great for gifts!
Henley Royal Regatta
The weather has been amazing !!! All last week was GORGEOUS!
After a day of house sorting and running errands, myself , Mark and a few of our friends decided to go to Henley Royal Regatta.
We had such a great afternoon. We were guests in the Mahiki tent which over looked the river so we could watch the races while sipping on exotic cocktails.
The atmosphere was fab and everyone had a good time . There was even a bit of a sing song at one point!
NB: Zara has some gorgeous pieces in at the moment… plus there is a decent sale on too.
This is my friend Helen, we were loving the cocktails out of the pineapples for added fruity-ness!
After a few days of rain and storms, apparently it will be warm and bright again this weekend.
I will be grabbing my sunnies and making the most of it!
Speaking of sunglasses, here are a few pairs I have my eyes on (‘scuse the pun), all from the good old High St:
Topshop Luna Brow Bar sunglasses £16.00
Until next week
Lots of love