Tuesday, 27 August 2013


A big chunk of July and August involves Brits sabotaging seaside bliss; we over populate beaches to intimidate and steal the sun, and teenagers seek a sandy refuge as the biggest bed after a coastal night out. Which is why September is my ideal month to get to grips with a real getaway; a time where the hostage of summer has been loosened, leaving the beach and all its mind aroma for my organic spa indulgence.  

When I'm on the beach, footwear becomes a forefront of thought over the sand castles; do I want the barefoot trek where a sulky quicksand effect takes place, or can I really be tamed with the chore of picking out sand from my brogues as if they're delicate crystals. Ideally neither would be an appropriate walking fixture, which is why sandals offer a substitute smack bang in the middle.  

I'm sure there's a misconception that sandals are restricted to the over enthusiastic dad in a Hawaiian shirt that takes charge of summer. But seeing as those shirt prints are all the thrifty retro rage right now, there's no reason why sandals can't be introduced to the world of modern quirk.  

Reef's fanning flip flop line showcases a sleekness that really reminds of London's current trend addiction to urban sport luxe. Boys and girls are both wearinglycra, black matte, and retro basketball vests to clash the city with a bronx like attitude. The beach might not be the bronx, but some of these flip flops would certainly style up with strength. Something about the colour combinations, particularly the ice white and jet black mixes, completely reinvents an impression on the flip flop focus.  

Whether you're looking for a pop of colour, something minimal and sleek, or simply a classic, there's a shade for every taste. 

Gladiator sandals have been a highstreet hit for girls too, but I also think it's time for the boys to get their Gladiator on. With ankle straps adding something military and ancient to a look, it's the perfect beach to town transition. With skinny black jeans, a pair of black gladiator sandals would look retro and futuristic in a warped way. 

If jelly shoes have been brought back, I see room for flip flops too.  

Sunday, 31 March 2013

Gentlemen's Quiff

I was thrilled to have been selected as the male ambassador for Toni & Guy's HAIRMEETWARDROBE TRIAL THE TREND campaign. They took a clique of bloggers, each with their own hair-raising style and devotion to a well maintained hairstyle, and asked us to share our tips on how to create the looks. A blogger to blogger 'show and tell tutorial'. My video is all about the gentlemen's quiff, which is essentially curly hair that tries to find a middle ground between The Great Gatsby and Whatever. Check out the still below and check the video HERE! 

Friday, 22 March 2013


Some double denim realness as April approaches. It might still be so cold that a radiator is my only accessory, but Mystic Meg tweeted me to say the sunshine times won't be far away. Twitter is the truth. I'm road testing some icy faded blue items from BooHoo that give me all sorts of vibes. Preppy, western, east end, aztec, it's a shirt that tackles all the trends, and the misty shorts are a rolled up hit for Spring. Check out more from the BooHoo denim invasion!

Monday, 4 March 2013

Eccentric Sanity

The sun is out, I'm feeling bubbly, so putting all my energy in a shirt print. What better stamp than a polka dot impression, particularly this shirt from TheHut, where they're reeling in a taste for the Summer with some seriously lush brands and bold colours. I've added a little bow tie and tartan trousers to the mix for something eccentric and sane at the same time. Check out more menswear 

Tuesday, 19 February 2013


I was thrilled to be asked to represent a feel of London to BooHoo.com for their GlobalStyler campaign. I'm wearing a sick parka jacket below, complete with fur hood trimmings. You can get involved in an awesome competition below, check out the deets

All you have to do to enter the competition is take a picture of yourself wearing boohoo and holding the boohoo speech bubble (which you can download from the site or comes in all boohoo packages from this week onwards!) and hashtag it with #globalstyler on instagram or twitter! One lucky winner will win a holiday for themselves and a friend to a destination of their choice!! What’s more, if a blogger wins, they will also get £1000 boohoo vouchers to keep or giveaway to their readers! So make sure you get tweeting and instagramming your photos too for your chance to win! 

Wednesday, 6 February 2013

Tailored Saint

Welcome to the Tailored Saint collection by Republic.
Heavily influenced by 60’s Mod styling with a cheeky hint of the harder 80’s ‘This is England’, Tailored Saint features sharp checked shirts, suede brogues and tapered trousers which can be paired with more casual cropped jackets and tank top cardigans. Expect gentleman’s knits worn with slim fit cropped jackets, adding a hard edge to the traditional British look with many unique twists along the way. A personal fave is the label’s own take on the iconic Harrington jacket.
Smart and rebellious, you can expect these boys to be playing snooker in your trendy pub down the road. The crush that your mother might not approve of, but secretly thinks has a sharp haircut.


Monday, 21 January 2013