Hello & welcome to #SaturdayShopping! Today’s #5aday will have your friends green with envy… I love all the bright colours on the high street this spring & one of my favourites is green, be it mint or emerald.
So, today’s #5aday is a vibrant selection of beautiful green threads & heels to be seen in this spring/summer.
Karen has over 8 years experience working in print media & the film & television industry, working with clients such as Vogue UK, Glamour UK & Britain’s Next Top Model. She has also worked with celebrities such as Chloe Sevigny, Lou Doillon, JLS, Olly Murs & Stephen Rea to name a few.
When you were a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?I wanted to have three jobs – to be a baker, hairdresser and a psychologist.
What are your 2013 hopes & dreams?To grow my brand, to live in the present & for the compassion & consideration of all beings.
What makes you get up in the morning/inspires you? The thought of coffee or a good yoga practice usually does it.
How did you become a Fashion Stylist?I moved to London after University & started interning on various magazines.
Which designers inspire you and why?Miuccia Prada for her ability to be continually innovative & Nicolas Ghesquiere for his incredible craftsmanship & impeccable tailoring.
What is it you love most about being a stylist?The diversity & range of the projects & working amongst very talented people.
What tips can you give to any wannabe stylists?Intern & assist people whenever possible. You learn the most valuable skills on the job or by making mistakes. Be persistent.
What other passions take up your time?Practicing yoga, riding my bike, watching films & scouring for vintage finds.
Who would be your fantasy 5 dinner party guests?David Letterman, Diane Keaton, Duchamp, Marie Colvin, Katherine Hepburn.
If you were stranded on a desert island, what 5 items would you wish you had?Someone handsome & handy, a few bikinis, a Swiss Army knife with tweezers, Bragg’s Liquid Aminos & Linda Farrow sunglasses.
Thanks Katie & Karen! As always, it’s wonderful to showcase yet another inspirational female, doing what she loves!
Karen now takes over the baton & will interview someone that inspires her for the next #TheChainofInspiration on Friday 3 May.
Right, I’m now off to France for a few days, so taking some #GTimeOut! #GTime will be back next Sunday 21 April. Have a great weekend!
Katie is from Vancouver, BC. She is a very inspirational, eco-conscious clothing/fashion designer and talented surfer & yogini too! She designs a handmade, sassy, beach lifestyle clothing line, to get you from the studio, onto your bike and off on an adventure.
When you were a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?I wanted to be a national geographic photographer, a vet (but more like a Jane Goodall) & a fashion designer.
What are your 2013 hopes & dreams? I hope to grow my business into more studios & boutiques across Canada as well as worldwide.
What makes you get up in the morning/inspires you?Sunshine, birds & if I’ve written a list the night before, it’s clear why I should leave the coziness of bed with my boyfriend!
How did you come to set up your business? After a gruelling career in film, I went to India to do my yoga teacher training. I made some t-shirts for the ashram & soon realised I could put my fashion design diploma to work. Bicycle Downtown Betty was born & 3 weeks later I was at my 1st market.
What is it you love most about Downtown Betty? I love all parts of it. I love helping people feel sexy & comfortable & confident enough in what they are wearing, to do so naturally.
How did you select the name Downtown Betty? Betty is my Grandma’s name & it reminds me of the fifties when times were simpler. Betty is also a surf girl, skate girl, beach girl & it’s all about bringing the beach to the urban & the urban to the beach.
What tips can you give to any wannabe entrepreneurs? Be ready to work all hours of all days of every month until it all starts to flow on its own, and then once it’s rolling, be ready to continue that pattern. Love what you’re doing or you will hate your life.
What other passions take up your time? Yoga, travel, beach time & play time with my boyfriend & friends, film making, photography.
Who would be your fantasy 5 dinner party guests?Jane Goodall, Stella McCartney, Jenny McCarthy, Aminata Diallo, Princess Diana.
If you were stranded on a desert island, what 5 items would you wish you had? A beach blanket. Something to (safely) open up the coconuts. A water purifying system. A camera with sound recording capabilities. A lighter.
Thanks Krista & Katie! It’s been an absolute privilege to interview yet another wonderfully inspiring female this Good Friday.
Katie now takes over the baton & will interview someone that inspires her for the next #TheChainofInspiration on Friday 12 April.
Hello! It’s the new #GTime (5pm) & time for #SundayTimes! Hope you’re having a lovely weekend & ready for tonight’s Oscars.
This last week we’ve seen some gorgeous A/W13 looks from London Fashion Week & the anticipation now builds for tonight’s Oscars red carpet. On Friday, thanks to #canonfashion, I was lucky enough to go to Somerset House for London Fashion Weekend to drool over all the lovely labels & looks.
I watched the amazing Alice by Temperley show, so today is dedicated to Alice & my favourite 5 looks from the S/S13 collection.
Clarinet V-Neck Jumper & Bayadere shorts (not yet available) – Look bright & breezy in this casual knit @ £185.
Harp Jacket & Bayadere trousers (not yet available) – Look on trend this S/S in minimalist & monochrome @ £325.
Puccinella Jumpsuit - Look effortlessly glamorous in this print jumpsuit in a soft jersey material @ £345.
Welcome to #WellbeingWednesday! Celebs are out in force tonight to celebrate the best of British music at the Brit Awards 2013…
The stars of the British music industry will be strutting their stuff down the red carpet in gorgeous outfits, wearing stunning make-up. So, in celebration tonight’s #WellbeingWednesday is dedicated to the best of British beauty brands & the make-up trends of this season.