Backstage Pass

Backstage Pass

This season at London Fashion week brings a new and exciting collaboration to the forefront of Five Five Fabulous, as I announced on Instagram a couple of days ago, we will be partnering with beauty giant, Maybelline New York as an official ambassador, reporting live from backstage at a few of our favourite shows, as well as sharing some of our beauty moments on Instagram for the next few days.

Yesterday I went backstage at Joseph to capture the minimal yet striking look that director of make up at Maybelline, Sharon Dowsett was creating. A fresh look with plenty of focus on the brows was the brief, and Dowsett notes baby lips and the master shape brow pencil as her hero products to create this. The fresh faces of the models was the perfect counterpart to this clean and neutral collection.

Photography and editing by Reem Kanj. Images of me by Lulu Tyas.

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Mis-Match

Mis-Match

What a crazy couple of weeks! Since my ceremony last week, I’ve been back to London, straight to Dubai for a DJ set with Natalya at the Harvey Nichols AW14 post show event, back to London for 12 hours and then on a plane straight to the Channel Islands for a fitness getaway with Nike on Sark Island.

I’ve come back to a mountain of emails and a lot to look forward to with LFW happening very, very soon but in the mean time, I really wanted to share with you one of my favourite looks from the style edit I put together for Harvey Nichols’ blog. I love a good mis-match and when I saw this Elizabeth and James cross body, all I could envision was stripes and checks to make the perfect outfit.

Just a little something to rep the crazy that is my life right now!

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Coat: ASOS | Shoes: Gianvito Rossi | Bag: Elizabeth and James | Top and Shorts: Harvey Faircloth

My Wedding: Chapter One

My Wedding: Chapter One

It’s not every day that you get to experience something as emotional and exciting as a wedding ceremony. Last week was my kateb el kteb, (religious wedding ceremony) meaning that under the eyes of God, Jenai and I are officially married. We still have a couple more celebrations to go through, including our civil marriage ceremony and wedding reception which we’ve decided to take our time planning, mostly down to our ridiculous and clashing work schedules, so for now, we are embracing and enjoying every second of the small, intimate ceremony that took place at a family home in beautiful Alderley Edge in Cheshire.

With less than 20 people present and a rare opportunity for part of my huge family to all be under one roof, I wanted to keep things simple and comfortable, so I opted for a beautiful Catherine Deane midi dress and paired it with my Alexander Wang suede mules leaving my hair down with minimal make up.

I’m so excited to be sharing these special moments on Five Five Fabulous and can’t wait to hear what you think of the dress and all of our up-coming wedding related content, this is just the first chapter so be sure to look out for more posts on dresses, bridesmaids and planning tactics.

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