20 September 2015

Cosmopolitan's #Fashfest Catwalk Show

I've been a busy bee at BrandAlley of late working on our partnership with Cosmopolitan Magazine and their #Fashfest catwalk event. Meeting out blogger guests Andreea from Dreaming of Chanel and Elena from Eat, Wear, Travel - we dined on lemon chicken skewers and mini fish pie before heading down to the main event area for apple vodka cocktails and photobooth fun finally joining our team at our table for the live catwalk show.

BrandAlley owned the catwalk with their City Slicker trend, styled by Senior Fashion Editor at Cosmo, Sairey Stemp. Sairey wanted to highlight the designer bag and sunglasses offering at BrandAlley in a sophisticated and smart way and we were thrilled with the results.

See more pics from the event below, what was your favourite look from the show?


11 September 2015

Gold Photo Walk for Children's Cancer Awareness

I recently spotted on Instagram a bunch of creative people were organising a charity walk from West to East London, while raising awareness of childhood cancer. I love it when an online community comes together, especially for a good cause - so I decided to get involved.

Using the hashtags #goldphotowalk and #showyourgold, all participants were encouraged to wear yellow and gold to highlight the cause, a colour which is a symbol for childhood cancer awareness throughout the month of September.

My photo (fashion_andme)

We arrived at the yellow stairs on Southbank, spotting a giant collection of glistening gold and yellow balloons and streamers, headed up by Anna at @instan . The cause is especially close to Anna's heart as her darling toddler niece Hattie suffers from Leukemia.

Below is a bunch of my favourite pictures from the #goldphotowalk hashtag, credited to the user below if you'd like to follow them on their Instagram profiles:

My photo (fashion_andme)

Finally, if you'd like to help beyond photos and hashtags, here are some awareness and fundraising ideas on the Children with Cancer website. You can also give blood at your nearest location as these children are often looking for matching blood donors and bone marrow donors to help save their lives. Thank you! #childcancerawarenessmonth

5 September 2015

Village life in rural Thailand - an extract

With my 'getting to know you' travel series here on my blog, I often feel like I'm only scratching the surface in the insight I share for each destination. So here, I've shared an extract from a daily diary I kept while in my family's rural home in North-East Thailand. It's purpose at the time was simply to document my feelings around me in those moments as they were happening, in all of their genuine, sometimes messy glory. Perhaps one day I'll share these extracts back with my sister so she can understand her early years through her foreign sisters eyes and just how much she was (and is) loved...


23 August 2015

Eight months pregnant shoot

Here is one of my oldest and best friends with her three year old daughter lovingly waiting for the arrival of her son (and little brother). I loved capturing these sweet moments, it was a natural, no lighting, no make-up shoot and I think she looks beautiful.

© Fashion and Me. All rights reserved.
Blogger Templates made by pipdig