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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
I met the Peter Twiss at the London Ethnic pop up shop on Kings Road in London and fell in love with his jackets and the ethos behind the design. Peter salvages luxurious silk fabrics making the products sustainable as well as being of the very highest quality.
He is a London based women’s wear designer who spent much of his childhood in Assam, North East India. He draws on inspirations from his childhood which are reflected in his collections and provides him with his unique signature style.
Peter has studied at Central St Martins in London and the Surrey Institute of Art and Design and gained work experience with Betty Jackson and Sarah Arnett and as a freelance designer for various London Boutiques before setting up his own label.
Peter’s love of his homeland Nagaland, North East India is clear, not only through the influence it has on his designs but also through his charity work. He has helped raise funds to improve education and medical facilities along with bringing water and electricity supplied to a small rural village in Akuman, Nagaland. He returns to Nagaland twice a year where he has a studio and manufacturing base. Peter explains how his homeland inspires his collection; “I find it so much easier to be creative and realise new styles when I leave the developed zone and get off the beaten track closer to nature”
I have one of Peter’s jacket that I absolutely love. The designs are perfect for me as a wheelchair user with the tight cuffs meaning they stay clean and do not rub on my wheels.
I recently went to a party to launch the sale of the range at the Dragana Peresic store in London, met Peter again and other like-minded people in the industry, and celebrated the jackets going on sale: http://draganaperisic.com
Dragana and Peter share a philosophy of quality products for life and are trying to not to conform to the fashion industry’s current fast cycle but to slow it down and help customers appreciate real quality and style.
This week there is a 25% discount of Peter Twiss jackets at the Dragana Peresic. I would recommend you visit the store and see these beautiful jackets for yourself.