Favourite Quotes: A New Model by ashley graham

love Ashley Graham. She's an incredible role model to women of all ages. She promotes mental body positivity  AND a healthy, balanced lifestyle, which to me is just perfect. She's all about developing a love for yourself and prioritising your own wellbeing. She does not conform to the social and industry norms and pressures regarding body image. Finally!

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Book Review: The Wife

The phrase ‘behind every great man is a great woman’ (a slogan from the 1960/70s feminist movement) sums up this story entirely. Whereas this saying sounds somewhat outdated today, The Wife provides a vivid account of the professional power men had over women in mid-late 20th century, in turn highlighting just how far we have come.

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Book Review: Everything I Know About Love

Since I’m only a few years older than Dolly, and similarly lived out my twenties in London, making friends and producing exes, the book appealed to me immediately.  I wondered if it was going to be a tragic mocking of singledom and useless men. Surely not, I thought, I expected more from Alderton, and I was not wrong. The book is a wild ride through the years of Dolly’s teens and twenties, not only chronicling her stories of dating and romantic love, but also celebrating the immense love and importance of friendships. 

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the hues of holbox

Tel Aviv, a city tense with underlying politics, yet a surprisingly balmy feel, presented me with an extravaganza of colourful eye candy, rich smelling foods and a gripping cosmopolitan energy. The waves of a big blue mediterranean sea crashed onto it’s windy shoreline, making it all the more compelling. Colourful rainbow pops appeared around every corner allowing me to create a vivid photographic journal.

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Tropical tulum

I took trip to Tulum  in the month of May to discover it's energetic ocean beaches,  secret cenotes and an array of luscious tropical inspiration. 

I was lured  to Tulum by a week of SUP Yoga and meditation organised by a yogi friend and star teacher Caroline GW.  My fellow yogis and I stayed deep in the Mayan jungle at La Calma , where we enjoyed delicious home cooked food and took classes in their yoga shala, which is nestled in the undergrowth and filled with the sounds of wild birds and crickets. 

We were taken to private inland cenote lagoons for SUP yoga sessions surrounded by crystal clear turquoise water and complete silence. It was total bliss. 

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Tel Aviv In Pictures

Tel Aviv, a city tense with underlying politics, yet a surprisingly balmy feel, presented me with an extravaganza of colourful eye candy, rich smelling foods and a gripping cosmopolitan energy. The waves of a big blue mediterranean sea crashed onto it’s windy shoreline, making it all the more compelling. Colourful rainbow pops appeared around every corner allowing me to create a vivid photographic journal.

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FAQ : Life After Shoes

Cleo B was my shoe brand for 7 years. I designed and produced many collections of shoes and sold them internationally. I also designed collections of shoe accessories, such as clip on pom poms, crystal shoe clips and lace locks.  I most recently collaborated with Anthropolgie in the UK and USA which is where you may have come across my shoes. In 2016 I decided to make the bold move away from the footwear industry and embark on new projects.

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