Amaella – Lingerie with certified organic cotton & free from toxic chemicals.

Amaella – Lingerie with certified organic cotton & free from toxic chemicals.

Amaella. Pic Ana KArine Neves

As a woman and a wheelchair user, I find it very difficult to find lingerie that is comfortable and beautiful at the same time. As I am in a sitting position sometimes the underwear can harm my skin if it is too tight.  I want a softer material and I also want it to be sustainable and organic, so I was delighted to come across AmaElla. I think lingerie needs to be pleasant to see as it also an important piece for seduction. It is hard is to find sexy underwear that feels right to use.

AmaElla is gorgeous and it’s organic. I had the honour to meet the owner and she explained to me her concept. I did a photoshoot with it and became an Amaella lover. They also have pyjamas and other items.

I thought I would share this bit with you:

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AmaElla Picture- Ana Karine Neves

Our skin is the largest organ of our body and taking good care of it will benefit our health. Everything that is in contact with our skin can be absorbed; nightwear and lingerie is no exception. Traditional cotton is treated with pesticides and synthetic toxins that have been demonstrated to have a direct impact on our health. Toxic chemicals on our clothes have been associated with problems in women’s hormonal health and even with increasing the likelihood of developing breast cancer. Sounds pretty scary, right?

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Amaela Pict by Ana Karine Neves

Because we care about your health, we only use certified organic cotton and materials free from toxic chemicals. At AmaElla every material has been tested for harmful substances by independent organizations such as GOTS and OEKO-TEX.

OUR GOTS ORGANIC COTTON USED IN NIGHTWEAR AND LINGERIE IS FREE FROM:

  • Formaldehyde: one of the most carcinogenic chemicals and related to skin reactions. Besides its health risks, it’s widely used to prevent clothes from wrinkling and shrinking.
  • Aromatic solvents
  • Functional nanoparticles
  • Genetically modified organism (GMO)
  • Chlorine bleaching

All chemical inputs in GOTS organic cotton (e.g. dyes, auxiliaries and process chemicals) are biodegradable, so they are safe for your skin and the environment.

OUR OEKO-TEX STANDARD 100 COMPONENTS ARE FREE FROM:

  • Several hundred of harmful chemicals including pesticides, carcinogenic colourants and heavy metals
  • Legally banned and controlled substances (such as banned Azo colourants, formaldehyde, pentachlorophenol, cadmium, nickel, etc.)
  • Any unwanted remaining substances. These substances usually come from chemicals used for fabric easy-care properties such as colour longevity, easy iron finishing, dimension stability, etc.

Check them out for some more information on their products, here is the link: https://www.amaella.com/?v=79cba1185463

Love Sam

 

Contessina London – Get Fascinated about their Jewellery

Contessina London – Get Fascinated about their Jewellery

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Contessina London

Right now, you’re probably aware that I am working with brands that have the same way of thinking as me. We are trying to become more inclusive, sustainable, organic and mainly I would say more real and authentic.

I do not work with any brand. I like to know a little about them, what is their purpose etc.
Contessina London is one of the brands that for me ticks all the boxes. I love jewellery, mainly sparkly ones. Who doesn’t like to shine? Her pieces are all handmade in Greece where she is from and her family still works there. They are expanding from Contessina Athens to Contessina London right now. I can see a bright future for this brand. It is so beautiful, graceful and chic.
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Contessina London

They have just launched their new website: https://contessinalondon.com

As they say ‘EXCLUSIVE DESIGNS, INCLUSIVE PHILOSOPHY’
I had the honour to work with them and happy to promote the brand.  Check them out and you will find a lot more information and how they make the jewellery, their thoughts etc.
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Contessina London
Picture by Olivers_adaptive

The only thing I can say is, I am so happy to work as a model and influencer bring up the brands I really believe in and bring to the designers the importance of diversity in fashion. It is a win-win situation.

Love Sam

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Contessina London
Why You Shouldn’t Overlook Staar Boutique

Why You Shouldn’t Overlook Staar Boutique

Why You Shouldn’t Overlook Staar Boutique

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Peter Twiss at Adriana Chiari launch Magazine Picture by Simone Bello and Jewellery By Staar Boutique.

Right now, you’re probably aware that the UK fashion industry is flourishing, simply because so many wonderful brands are establishing themselves every year. One of the brands that really caught my eye and captured my heart was Staar Boutique. I came across them at the London Organic Boutique and had the pleasure of seeing their work in all its glory.

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Staar Boutique- Amazing Jewellery.

Plus, I had the chance to listen to their vision, explore their range and truly understand what makes them different. You see, they pride themselves on selling gorgeous jewellery that is one-hundred-percent organic and fair trade. They refrain from utilizing materials that go against their core values and principles, which I really admire them for.

It allows them to tie nicely into the London ethnic fashion culture. Other than being completely pure, their items look amazing and complement any type of outfit. I personally love wearing their rings, earrings, and bracelets, and even wore them to the Adriana Chiari magazine launch which I recently attended.

In addition, you’ll find that the vast majority of their products are very affordable, but they never, ever compromise on quality and appearance. The evidence of that is in the high-standard that the jewellery possesses. Now, the style that they go for is modern, but plenty of their pieces are perfect for sentimental, cute gifts for friends and loved ones. Believe me, there’s a strong chance that you’ll find a piece that you fall in love with instantly.

All in all, I’d definitely recommend checking out Staar Boutique. They’re on the rise and will only continue to grow as more people are exposed to their brand, share their vision and enjoy wearing their products. Even if you don’t purchase anything, I feel it’s fantastic to support another London fashion outlet opting to go down the organic and fair trade route.

https://www.facebook.com/STAAR-2095173874028589/ – link Take a look at their Facebook Page.

All my love

Sam

London Organic – What Fascinates Me About Working with Them

London Organic – What Fascinates Me About Working with Them

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London Organic PR

The fashion industry in the UK is booming more than ever, and that’s because of all the amazing designers, labels, brands and models. But, a major factor in why UK designers get so much exposure is down to PR companies that work tirelessly to push them further. Now, recently I was fortunate enough to collaborate with a wonderful PR company called London Organic.

Predominantly, they work with UK designers that are unique and stand out from the crowd. They love labels that reflect the British fashion culture with amazing style, while also representing each and every diverse group that exists in London. Personally, when I was working alongside London Organic, I was mesmerized by the way they actually support different designers.

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Champagne at London Ethnic Event

They literally cover every angle; whether it’s assisting with production so that items are showcased in the best light, conducting photo shoots that capture creativity or advertising the label on social media, they leave no stone unturned. Now, when I met London Organic, it was at a pop-up boutique.

So, the first way I joined forces with them was to take part in some of their photo shoots. This was brilliant, because not only did I get to try on a vast array of different pieces, I also got to see behind the scenes of a London Organic shoot. Judging by the quality of pieces that I got to adorn during the photoshoot, you can tell that the renowned PR company take great time to carefully select who they support.

Of course, their speciality lies in helping emerging talent reach the top, but they still ensure that the labels they work with produce top class items. All throughout the shoot, London Organic displayed a sense of pride in every single designer that is under their wing, which is fantastic because that attitude is what’s going to help UK fashion continue to thrive.

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London Organic PR Pict: Sikandarphotowala

Other than being part of the photo shoot, I also got to check out some of their products which they make themselves. Their products mainly revolve around organic face and skin creams; flawless skin complements fashion pieces and adds to the overall beauty during a shoot. I’ve got to say, I was super impressed by all of their products.

Why? Because not only did they smell divine and feel fabulous, they were full of natural ingredients which will only benefit your body. Nowadays, there’s too many companies within the fashion industry that produce chemical-based creams, which I believe isn’t a good thing. Therefore, it was nice to see London Organic focusing on being fully organic.

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London Organic PR Picture by Akhussainphotography

My day with London Organic at the pop-up boutique was very fulfilling, and I had a tremendous time being part of the photo shoot, meeting all of the designers, and exploring their range of face and skin creams. If you’re a designer that needs help to progress, or you’re someone that wants a lovely, natural skin cream, then I’d highly recommend London Organic!