May 2015 archive

Daniel Galvin.

SOOOO.. I know you guys have been waiting patiently over the last couple of days for this post based on all the messages, emails and instagram comments I’ve had requesting an update on my new do. Well, the wait is over my loves and I am so excited to share with you the truly incredible day I had at Daniel Galvin. Before I get to the nitty gritty of the big chop and what the final result looks like, let me just quickly fill you in on the place where the magic happened..

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Based in the West End, the Daniel Galvin flagship salon is simply stunning. A grand space, set over two floors with beautiful minimalist decor. In spite of the large size, the salon was heaving on a Saturday morning with a real buzz in the atmosphere. I loved that there was enough space between each station so that no matter how busy it gets, every client gets the feel of a one to one experience. That was actually something that consistently stood out to me the whole time I was there – the attention to detail. DG don’t just provide you with a great haircut or colour, they provide you with an experience from start to finish.

 I remember walking in with sweaty palms and my voice shaking as I let the receptionists know that I had arrived for my appointment with James Galvin. I was so incredibly nervous in the cab drive to the salon and I was physically shaking as I was greeted by James’s wonderful assistant, Demi who led me to the private room they had booked for my cut. Within a couple of minutes I met James and all my worries melted away. James Galvin is effortlessly cool, intuitive and incredibly easy to talk to – basically, a nervous salon go-ers dream. We discussed what I wanted to do, he asked why I was donating my hair with genuine interest and reassured me that shorter hair would suit my face. I’m not sure whether it was his friendly demeanor, the years of expertise that oozed off him or perhaps a combination of the two that quickly made my heart go from pounding with nerves to fluttering in excitement.

I showed James my inspiration photos and he talked me through a version of the long bob that would work best for my hair. With that, I took a deep breath as James cut into my plait and set to work!

Over the course of the haircut, I made a mental note of everything James was currently involved in, including being a brand ambassador for Shu Uemura, working with his family on the upcoming relaunch of their own line of products, the addition of a Daniel Galvin salon in a very VERY well known London department mega store (think top 3!) and the upcoming launch of their boutique salon in Kensington. When I voiced my admiration of the amount of things he had on at the moment, he simply said with a smile “I suppose when you stop to think about it, it is a lot”. This is what I absolutely loved the most about DG and the message behind it. Their growth and success over the years has been the direct result of the sheer talent and hard work of the people behind it. Daniel Galvin has played a huge role in the industry since the 60’s and has created and established techniques that are used in salons worldwide and it’s amazing to see that the level of passion, ambition and quality is still so strong all these years later.

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After my fabulous cut, James used a couple of amazing Shu Uemura products and a wide barreled tong to style my hair. I can’t even tell you guys how happy I was with the final result. Not for a single second did I regret my decision to cut off my hair and the huge smile that I couldn’t wipe off my face was testament to it. I absolute love waking up in the morning and knowing that even if I don’t have the time to style my hair, it’s still going to look fab thanks to James.

If you haven’t already had the Daniel Galvin experience, make sure you guys check them out for your next hair makeover.. trust me, it’ll be the best hair related decision you’ll ever make. Get more details on your nearest DG salon by clicking here.

For anyone wondering, my plait was popped into a freezer bag, placed in a padded envelope and donated to The Little Princess Trust. Make sure that if you’re going to be cutting off more than 7 inches of your hair, wig it and don’t bin it!

Oh and most importantly, what do you guys think of the new do?

Thanks for reading my loves.. until the next post!

xox

VERY.

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Hey my loves! Hope you’re all doing well and having a fabulous week thus far. Thought I’d update y’all with a quick outfit post today..

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I can’t imagine I’m the only one who started getting summer ready last week when the sun came out, only to be hugely disappointed with the dramatic change in weather of late. It’s hot then its freezing then it’s raining.. I can’t keep up! What I do know, however, is that there are ways to make our newly acquired Spring/Summer wardrobe in this indecisive weather. I absolutely love this MINKPINK maxi with a twist c/o VERY. When you think Maxi dresses, you always think of softer colours and florals and I love how this dress completely breaks all the rules! The aztec print with the crisp white panels and halter neck make it absolutely perfect for so many different occasions during summer. I decided to add a pair of dark tights and platforms to give this look more of an edge but you could add a pair of gladiator or strappy sandals for the total glam factor.

To complete my look I added an animal print bangle, a gold arm cuff and a leather wristlet bag and voila!

Also, just to point out that this is my last EVER post with long hair… EEEEEK! Can’t wait to show you guys the new do on Saturday.

Thank you for reading my loves.. until the next post.

xox

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Postcards from Paris

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Hey guys! Happy Saturday :) This time last week I was in Paris and absolutely loving it, so I thought I would share some of the highlights of my weekend away with you guys..

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Paris is easily one of my favorite cities in the world – second only to New York. I love the people, the sights, the food and of course, the accent. Nothing beats the French accent, oui?

We spent the weekend being real tourists, seeing as it was Matt’s parents’ first trip to the city of love and I’m so happy to say that they had an absolutely great time there. The weather wasn’t great but hey, us Europeans find that as no surprise hey!

We stayed in a trendy part of the city called Republique. I normally stay in hotels closer to the main tourists sights but it was SOOO great to get an apartment just a little bit further out of the central areas – felt so much more authentic. Fabulous weekend all in all!

I know you guys know I haven’t been feeling fantastic over the last few weeks and I am slowly but surely on the mend – sometimes our bodies just need the time to fix themselves right?

Shooting a tonne of looks tomorrow so keep an eye out for some style posts going live next week!

Hope you all are having a fabulous weekend so far.. thank you for reading loves, until the next post.

xox

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While I’m sat here making the most of my last night in the city of love, I thought I’d quickly update you with another one of my looks from when I was on board the Anthem of the Seas. You guys know how much I’ve been digging the seventies trend this season.. making the most of rocking flares while I can!

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The high waisted kick flares and boho blouse are both from H&M – I have to say I was really impressed with the quality and cut of the flares.. great value for £29.99! I added on a gorgeous pair of suede platforms from Next* and kept the accessories to a minimal with a beautiful gold and turquoise head chain from Windsor Store* and gold mirrored aviators from Finest Seven*. A super simple seventies inspired look that was perfect for a day of lounging on the cruise!

If you follow me on Instagram, then you already know that I am currently in Paris! It’s my fourth trip here and I absolutely fall more and more in love with this city every time I visit. I head back to London tomorrow so keep an eye out for my Postcards from Pareee over the next few days :)

Hope you’re all having a wonderful long weekend.. as always, thanks for reading!

Until the next post

xox

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