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Tuesday, 21 April 2015

KIDS DAY OUT // BROWNSEA ISLAND

When it's good weather there is nothing better than being outdoors with the kids. If you are a mother of boy(s) like me then you will know full well that they need to burn an enormous amount of energy and be stimulated ALL THE TIME.

On Sunday we took a trip to Brownsea Island for Evie's 1st Birthday. We packed the boot full of stuff ( and I mean full by its truest sense) - you can never have enough kit when babies and children are involved and packed a basic but delicious picnic of cold sausages, quiches and salad and headed for Poole Quay. After breaking down all the buggies and juggling bags and children we all jumped on the 'yellow pirate ship' as the kids liked to call it. Note here: not worth bringing a buggy unless you need it for smaller babies as they have buggies available to hire on the island. UNless of course you want to use them as a portable bag trolley like we did then in that case yes bring a buggy!


Wednesday, 15 April 2015

MY STYLE // ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK

If anyone knows me well they know that I love a bright colour and love a good print even more. Will bought me this gorgeous Hermes bracelet for Christmas but I haven't had much of a chance to wear it. How embarassing to think that even my hands and wrists were swollen during this pregnancy along with every other limb and body part. Which brings me onto my next rant! ok so dressing for pregnancy is tough but at least with a bump you have an excuse - dressing postnatally is incredibly difficult, well at least for me anyways. I havent quite been able to fit into my pre pregnancy jeans, and because of diastasis recti - one month on and I still have the belly bulge.

what's my answer? Oversized and loose tops and dresses are my best friend at the moment, they hide all the wobbly bits but hang nicely and are super comfortable especially for the first few weeks after the birth when everything is a bit sore and tender. Then we also have the problem of having to dress suitably for breastfeeding!!!!No one wants to catch a glimpse of my wobbly tummy and dimply butt in a cafe while I pop my boob into my sons mouth.  This is why leggings and a good nursing cami underneath absolutely every outfit is paramount. I will do a post on some good nursing camis as I have tried and tested them all!

Sunday, 5 April 2015

KID FRIENDLY HOLIDAY - TRESCO - SCILLY ISLES


Its that time of year again folks! Springtime! which means making plans for what to do with the kids over the summer holidays. One of THE MOST kid friendly holidays ever would have to be the Scilly Isles! In particular  a little island called Tresco. I am forever grateful for Will's family for introducing me to Tresco. To be honest, I had no idea such a place existed in the UK. Apart from the fact that the water is on the chillier side , one could easily mistake a photo of a sunny clear day in Tresco  for an island in the Carribean.

Sunday, 29 March 2015

MOTHER'S DAY

Because Oscar was born the night before Mother's Day and at home, we were able to wake up that morning and enjoy the day together as a family. Henry meeting Oscar for the first time was such a special moment that I will cherish forever. Everyone came round for a glass of bubbly and i was treated to a few pressies from Henry. 

Saturday, 28 March 2015

INTRODUCING OSCAR GABRIEL CHRISTOPHER SAUL

I finally get time to post about the birth of our beautiful little boy Oscar Gabriel Christopher Saul. He was born at home on the eve before Mothering Sunday. Couldnt' have asked for a better more straightforward birth and wouldn't have been able to do it without my amazing supportive husband and midwife extraordinaire Joy by my side. 
(For all my lovely pregnancy yoga mummies: Birth story will be up soon once I get time to write it all down )! 

Thank you as well to all my family and friends for all their cards, prezzies flowers! 


Sunday, 8 March 2015

LAST BUMP SELFIE BEFORE D-DAY

Cant believe it! now 38 weeks and feeling totally enormous! Feel like baby will be coming any day now (been having loads of twinges these past few days)  Figured I should grab a last bump selfie.

Friday, 30 January 2015

MATERNITY STYLE // 30 WEEKS - "KEEPING WARM IN YMC KNIT ZIP DRESS"

Cant say I have been the most proactive "mummyblogger" these past few months. I set out to do quite a few posts during my pregnancy but when it came down to it i just didn't have the time with all the other work I had to finish off before I went on maternity leave! Anyways I am now 30 weeks and the idea that baby number 2 is gonna be here in a little over 2 months is equally exciting and terrifying.

Monday, 5 January 2015

EDITORIAL WORK // BISOUS MAGAZINE // BY THE SEA

An editorial we shot for Bisous Magazine..



Shot by Terrence Seah
Wardrobe - Christabel Saul 
 Hair - Adam Garland (Balmain)
Make-Up - Isabelle Cheyne
Model - Cherelle (Body London)









Tuesday, 9 December 2014

THE EDIT // TOP 10 CHRISTMAS PRESENTS FOR THE WIFE

For all my male readers - heres a pick of my top 10 perfect presents to please your woman- -please note we have considered all budgets ;)




Wednesday, 3 December 2014

INSPIRED BY THE NORDICS // HOME + INTERIORS // TINA SEIDENFADEN BUSCK

Artist Tina Seidenfaden Busck's Copenhagen home is amazingly creative, colourful and fun. She has no problem mixing colours, old with new and she is able to do this on a backdrop of pure crisp white walls and open plan living. 


Tina is co-founder of TheApartment.Dk. You can check out their website here.


MUSIC // TRACK OF THE DAY // LAPSLEY

TRACK OF THE DAY 
Lapsley // Falling Short 


Lapsley recently picked up by XL - definitely one to watch 

Saturday, 29 November 2014

DIY// UPCYCLE // CONVERTING A TALLBOY INTO A CHILDREN'S WARDROBE

One of the most difficult things to find is a nice childrens wardrobe - sure you can go and get some flatpacked from Ikea or Mothercare but its not gonna look as good. I have been on the hunt for a tallboy to upcycle for a while now, and so happy with the results. 

Friday, 14 November 2014

BRUNCH PA BRYGGEN // COPENHAGEN FASHION WEEK THROWBACK

One of my favourite things to do when the cold weather hits is remind yourself of the great summer you have had and dream about the next summer! then bug down in front of the fire and get your hygge on for Christmas.

This was the last day with Lisbeth in Copenhagen and after a manic week at fashion week it was great to have a last catch up. So we did a coffee/brunch pitstop on the way to the airport. If you ever make it to Copenhagen in the summer - you have to go for a little wander down at Islands Brygge Harbour Bath ( Havnebadet ) ... We ended up going on a day that was a little chilly and overcast so not thriving with people but on a hot weekend it is a great place to enjoy the sun and get out of the heat..

The harbour water is incredibly clean in Copenhagen (may I just add) and danish harbours and beaches are considered one of the cleanest in the world. Can't wait to bring Henry next Summer, he is gonna freak when he sees it!

GOOD TO BE BACK // HENRY'S LEGO THEMED 3RD BIRTHDAY PARTY

Wow! cant believe its been 3 months since my last post.  I guess I shouldn't feel bad about this - I don't have any official followers other than my husband, close friends and family but still there is a feeling of guilt when you feel you haven't followed through on something. I set out to do this blog as a creative outlet alongside my design and styling work. I have been incredibly busy shooting these past few months so with managing that and a family it doesn't leave much time to blog.

What a better way to kick off the blog again by announcing that THERES A BUN IN THE OVEN! Our nest is growing, and we will expecting another little baby Saul on the 21st March 2015. (Another reason why I have been so silent on the blog :) I have spent the past 3 months feeling utterly exhausted and generally feeling a bit yucky. )



Wednesday, 17 September 2014

COPENHAGEN STREET FOOD // PAPIR√łEN

Sorry for yet another post from Copenhagen but I couldn't forgive myself if i didnt share this little gem of a place with you. One of my favourite spots in Copenhagen is Christianshavn - I lived there for a year after school and if I ever went back - I would love nothing more than to call it my home again ( I used to live in the apartment opposite from Helena Christensen, and would admire how glamorous her and her son looked on a sunday morning wearing tracks). Christianshavn is alos home to famous restaurant Noma (world's best restaurant) and if you havent heard of it then please do go onto their site and check out their incredibly menus.  And the infamous Christiania - the self governing 'freetown', is also a stones throw from Christianshavn metro station - well worth a visit - however its much changed from its original inception in 1971 you can still pick up a psychedelic artwork from a local artist and ponder lifes questions with a joint if thats what you are in to. With its colourful terrace buildings, beautiful canals and waterways, vibrant cafes and restuarants and the Golden tower overlooking you and gleaming in the sunshine there really is no place more 'hyggeligt' than Christianshavn in my eyes.

As we took an early evening stroll through the area we decided to grab a bite at the Copenhagen Street food markets and watch the sun go down with a glass of rose and a bowl of something yummy. 

Saturday, 9 August 2014

Y-3 x WOOD WOOD A/W 14 15 // CPHFW

Thursday was a great day in terms of shows, in the morning we went to Stine Ladefoged and then Edith & Ella.
After we were invited to the Wood Wood store on Gronnegade for a few drinks in the afternoon sun to preview the Y-3 A/W 14 -15 collection. Wood Wood has been a favourite store brand of mine for a long time and my husbands, who will regularly shop in their store in Berlin.



Thursday, 7 August 2014

WALI MOHAMMED BARRECH SS15 // CPHFW

Copenhagen Fashion Week holds a special place in my heart, I love London too and of course Sydney but there is something about the collection of talent thats found here that's like no other, this unpretentiousness that makes you feel like everything here is done from the heart - there is no-one trying to be something they are not and everyone's style is so unique, personal and individual. And yes i may be biased being half Danish but its true. Anyways enough ranting about how good Copenhagen is. A definite highlight for me this year was Wali Mohammed Barrech's show.


THIN & CRISPY AT COPENHAGEN FASHION WEEK // DAY 1

One wouldn't normally associate nordic countries with sweltering humidity and blazing heat but the sun has been out , crisping the edges of our skin nicely. But I shouldn't complain, because we wouldn't want it any other way - there is something so magical about Copenhagen in the summer.


Monday, 28 July 2014

MY STYLE // IN LOVE WITH MY NEW SEQUIN SHORTS

So last week we had a splendid trip to Barcelona for the weekend, however our Ryanair baggage allowance - 10kgs for both my son and myself prevented me from bringing my camera but packing light meant I was able to throw in a few purchases from Barcelona.
Spain is the land of Zara and they had their sale on.. so treated myself to a few new bits to see me through till the end of summer. These little shorts have to have been my favourite purchase overall. Perfect with a loose white button up shirt and beaded sandals and a denim jacket to throw over when the evenings get a little cooler.

We had a lovely evening BBQ in the garden celebrating my father-in-laws birthday and although the mozzies came out to join us (uninvited) - we couldn't complain too much - there is nothing like a lovely balmy evening in the english countryside.


Thursday, 24 July 2014

TREND ISSUE // SOCKS + SNEAKERS

So there has been a trend emerging for a while.. socks + sneakers.. "sneaking" its way into all the fashion mags.. Best worn with an oversized trench and pretty skirt, or paired down with your favourite pair of ripped jeans pin rolled up to the ankle. The perfect comfy shoe option for a day wandering around your favourite shopping streets.

Here are a few of my favourites for your inspiration:


Friday, 18 July 2014

DIY // Organize // Vintage Tools Chest converted to Jewellery Box

Another prime example of how I hoard. I buy something and only take it out of the garage 6 months later to find a use for it!

I bought this vintage tools chest from Bath and West Giant Flea Market for £15. It was really beaten up and had a horrible layer of laminate wood which i had to peel off and sand down. Sorry no pics of it before.


LABEL TO WATCH // NICOLE PASKAUSKAS

I had the pleasure of meeting this wonderful girl last week as we prepared to include some of her pieces in an editorial I was shooting and just had to share her stuff with you. Nicole graduated from London College of Fashion in July this year and I think has a really bright future ahead of her.
Nicoles creates accessories from the simple use of natural materials - wool and hair by 'wrapping' and knotting together to create incredibly affective statement pieces.


The images below are from her SS15 lookbook titled 'Wrapped'.


LIFE // THINGS BEEN A BIT BUSY

Wow. its been almost a month since my last post, shame on me! But in my defence, things have been ridiculously busy with work - a month full of shooting, tons of exciting meetings, a husband that travels like crazy and a 2.5 year old at home with a house to manage - which doesn't leave me much time to write on here. I have also been frantically getting prepared to launch a new online store concept with full details coming soon, and can't wait to share with you.



Thursday, 12 June 2014

EDITORIAL / HEAVY METAL FOR NEVER UNDERDRESSED

I AM HAVING A THING FOR METALLICS AT THE MOMENT. JUST RECENTLY BOUGHT THIS AMAZING METALLIC PENCIL SKIRT FROM WHISTLES OUTLET STORE YESTERDAY. WILL HAVE TO SHOW IT TO YOU ANOTHER DAY. 

HERES AN EDITORIAL TO FILL ALL YOUR METALLIC DREAMS IN ONE PLACE. 



STYLE // TOP 10 SUMMER PURCHASES UNDER £50

Here I am sitting at my desk on what will be a glorious summer day in London, I can't help but fantasize about our much needed Summer getaway to Ibiza this year. For those of your saving your pennies for your dream summer break, but still in need of a few wardrobe updates here are a few of my top 10 picks for the girl with a budget!


1. Vneck TopShop crop top white £36 // 2.Dorothy Perkins Shimmer Mesh tube Skirt £20 // 3.Birkenstock Arizone White Flat Sandals - £49.95 // 4. COS striped bikini top - £17 + COS striped bikini bottoms - £17 // 5.Soulmate 2 part sandals - £30 // 6. Lurex Metallic Pleat Skirt £42 // 7. Folk Print Stud Crop Top - £40 // 8.Asos Straw Cap //£9 // 9.GAP COLOURBLOCK STRAW BAG - £26 // 10.ZARA cord necklace - £19.99 




Wednesday, 11 June 2014

MY STYLE // WHEN EVERYTHING NEEDS TO BE HASSLE FREE

Do you ever just have one of those days where you are determined for everything to be hassle-free. Well yesterday was one of those days.. I have had a shocker of a month - everything seems to be manic and stressful, so my new mottos for the next few months is 'keep on moving' + 'take it easy'.

I love when an outfit is hassle-free, no accessories to catch on your new knitwear, no heels to give you blisters, and a nice loose pant to make you feel pleasant and relaxed. Its meant to be summer, but haven't quite yet packed these away just yet. Thats the UK for you, unpredictable!


Wednesday, 4 June 2014

LABEL TO WATCH // WISHARAWISH




Hailing from the Northeastern province of Buriram, Wisharawish Akarasantisook rises to become one of Thailand’s most promising young designers in early 2010s. Amidst the wave of heavy-budgeted fashion stellars, Wisharawish’s approach to design remains utmost fundamental – more a form of self expression than business, and rather a creative exploration than a career. He contemplates the abstract, and extracts its very essence into the material form through technical experiment, the latter at times becoming the main narrative of his fashion design.



MY STYLE // BRINGING BACK THE BLACK CLASSICS



Black is one of those colours that never go out of trend, then you pull out some classic shapes and small design details like a layered and you have a timeless outfit to be worn seasons ahead. 


ALBUM OF THE WEEK // HUNDRED WATERS 'THE MOON RANG LIKE A BELL'


So like I said. I wouldn't call myself a music expert by any sort of the imagination but what I will do is recommend any music that I hear. Everyone is always asking me about new tunes so I thought I would share them.


TRACK OF THE DAY // CARIBOU 'CAN'T DO WITHOUT YOU'

Lo an behold - Dan Snaith has announced he will be releasing his 6th album as Caribou later this year featuring collaboratings with Owen Pallett, and Jessy Lanza.



He gives us a sneak peek with the release of the first single from the upcoming LP 'Our Love', due for Release on 7th October via Merge/City Slang.

 I am super excited to announce this one today because ever since his 'Swim' album I have been fascinated by Dan's sound. In fact I remember being given the album to check out by an old friend - something about being given an album as a present just makes that extra bit more special and being introduced to something completely new and exciting. That album was the epitome of summer chill, a perfect road trip album! Well folks we only had to wait 4 years - but happy to know it was all worth it.

You can pre-order the album here.