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Think Positive on Blue Monday

23 Jan

Brace yourselves, lovelies. As if normal Mondays aren’t bad enough, tomorrow is Blue Monday. *Here’s the science bit* Statistically, tomorrow is the most depressing day of the entire year. A combination of post Christmas/New Year blues, drained bank accounts, going back to a job that you may dislike after a long break and horrid weather takes it’s toll in January. It can be all too easy to dwell on the negative things but it’s important to remain positive and keep your head up, there are so many beautiful moments in life…cherish them. 

Just in case you need reminding to stay positive, acclaimed life coach Dr Antonio Marsocci has teamed up with Bradley Seymour – Creative Director of Italian Marie Claire – to produce Think Positive, a clothing brand to encourage optimistic thinking as a part of everyday life. The designs are simple and incorporate bold slogans graphic prints, I love the ‘peaceful’ see with the sea print. It may sound like a gimmick, but graphic tees have been used for decades to spread a message. I think it’s great to spread a positive message and remind people to smile and be positive. 

The range includes t-shirts and jewellery and is available at Think Positive

Kinder Aggugini, the English National Ballet & Marie Claire

10 Dec

Whilst flicking through the January issue of Marie Claire, my jaw dropped and I stared in awe at some of the most stunning images I’ve seen in a while. The magazine has collaborated with the English National Ballet and Kinder Aggugini to create breathtaking, modern interpretations of three famous female characters to celebrate the 60th birthday of the ballet company. I studied ballet for 10 years so I was in my element pouring over these images. 

Kinder has created a luxe Cinderella, who’s rags are gorgeous ethereal wisps of navy and cream chiffon over floral embellishment and a smattering of tiny crystals while Sleeping Beauty wears a modern, fashion tutu complete with white mohair and a skirt of broderie anglaise. My absolute favourite is a super saccharine sweet Sugarplum Fairy, Kinder has created a bubble hemmed tutu adorned with ribbons and bows in sugary pastel chiffon. 

Kinder commented “This project came up when I was tearing my hair out preparing for London Fashion Week. But it was a dream come true. To have creative carte blanche was so exciting. I wanted to create something fresh for dancer’s costumes in these traditional roles, getting away from the traditional”.