Leg Up with LYCRA® Fibre

Leg Up with LYCRA® Fibre

There’s something about living in a city like London that can excite you and make you feel like you have the world at your fingertips, but it’s not much fun exploring this vibrant land when you have no idea what to wear. With the cold, it’s so difficult to feel inspired when it comes to getting dressed, and in a bid to really get out of my annual sartorial ruts which usually develop this time of year, I’ve decided to push myself out of my comfort zone.

For me, that means wearing more skirts and dresses. I love referring to my Pinterest board when I’m lost for ideas and one look I’ve really wanted to try out is a chunky knit paired with patterned tights and some killer boots. Since I’m one of the proud judges of the LYCRA® fibre brand legfie™ competition next month, I thought this would be the perfect time to style up this look and let you all know about this exciting photo competition which could win you, (1st prize) a week-long trip to Australia, (2nd prize) a weekend for two at the Ushuaïa Beach Hotel in Ibiza, or (3rd prize) a year-long supply of Pretty Polly hosiery made with LYCRA® fibre.

To enter this exciting competition, visit the LYCRA® fibre’s Facebook page and upload a legfie™ that shows your interpretation of the LYCRA® brand: Freedom, Movement and Comfort between the 12th of January and the 1st of February. All the photos that get more than 15 votes or likes, will go to the next round of the competition, where a jury made up of three fashion industry professionals, (including yours truly) will choose the winners from each country (France, Germany, Italy, Poland, Spain and the UK).

-Disclosure- There will be a winner for each category (1st, 2nd & 3rd prize) from each country. You must be over 18 to enter and be a resident of one of the six participating countries.

I can’t wait to see all the entries, good luck!

Photographs by Carrie.

Pretty Polly Polka Dot Tights 1 LYCRA Legfie Competition 01 Pretty Polly Tights with LYCRA® Fibre 7 Pretty Polly Tights with LYCRA® Fibre 5 Pretty Polly Tights with LYCRA® Fibre 8

Jumper: ASOS | Skirt Zara (similar here) | Tights: Pretty Polly | Boots: Christian Louboutin (similar here) | Bag: Mulberry

Welcome, 2015

Welcome, 2015

We’re welcoming in this new year with open arms. Reem and I are so excited to embrace another beautiful year full of wonderful opportunities and continued collaborations with some of our favourite brands. Sometimes it’s very necessary to take a step back and just want to pinch yourself because 2014 really was a special year. Personally speaking, being able to be a part of my sisters engagement in Portugal was one of my highlights, and now I get to look forward to planning a beautiful wedding with Reem as her maid of honour. It’s been so hard taking a step back from Five Five Fabulous, purely due to my other career in global sales for some of Dubai’s most exciting names with Faux Consultancy. This year however, I’m excited to be much more present as Reem and I have so many exciting plans for the next few months that we just can’t wait to share with you.

On that note, it’s time to share part two of our style series with The Shop at Bluebird in collaboration with Farfetch that was shot back in November in London.

Photography by Kit Lee. Editing by Reem Kanj. Hair by Reece Walker at NevilleReem and Natalya Kanj 5 Reem and Natalya Kanj 2 Reem and Natalya Kanj 8 Reem and Natalya Kanj 1 Reem and Natalya Kanj 6 Reem and Natalya Kanj 4 Reem and Natalya Kanj 3

Natalya wears: Top, Pants and Shoes: 3.1 Phillip Lim | Bag: Fendi

Reem wears: Top and Pants: 3.1 Phillip Lim | Clutch: Maison Martin Margiela | Shoes: Alexander Wang

All I Want for Christmas

All I Want for Christmas

If you know Natalya and I, then you’ll know that we are usually always decked out in our daily uniform of rings, bracelets and pendants from Monica Vinader. We have been working with Monica since the early days of the brand launch and are so proud to be ambassadors of this beautiful brand and watch it’s stunning growth over the past few years, especially in the Middle East.

For Christmas, what I’ve noticed on so many of my girlfriend’s and family members wish lists is a little bit of MV. Whether it be some of the stacking rings, friendship bracelets or a special engraving on a pendant. So I decided to pop into their new beautiful space in Duke of York Square for a little Christmas shopping for a special someone. The new boutique is so pretty, with lots of marble (my favourite) dotting around, an engraving station and the friendliest staff, but if you haven’t got time to pop in to a store, the brand is offering all customers free shipping and duties paid over the festive period. In this post I’m wearing my favourite collection of the moment, the Baja as well as some of the Atlantis and Skinny collection.

This post is not a sponsored one, just one fan girl to another. Photographs are by Carrie and edited by me.

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