2017 Summer Must-haves

Happy Sunday everyone! I hope you’re having a great weekend! As I started preparing for my summer holidays I put together a short ‘2017 Summer Must-haves’ list. I hope you will find it useful and it will give you some inspiration on the products worth getting this season.

1. me&i Summer Dress

I recently came across me&i and liked their summer collection of dresses. me&i was founded in 2004 from the kitchen table in Barsebäck, Southern Sweden and since then grew massively. As of now, the company has 850 sales representatives who bring the brand and the clothes to their client’s houses.  According to the website: ‘me&i is a Swedish clothing company that makes clothes with a unique design and comfortable fit.’ All products are made using high quality soft materials and are manufactured in Portugal and Turkey. me&i launches new kids’ and womenswear’ collections twice a year- one kids’ collection and one women’s collection.

I decided to order a lively, slim- fit dress with dotty diagonal stripes. The dress has a sleeveless boat-neck and is draped at the side for a flattering fit. What I like the most about it is that you can adjust the length from calf-length to short meaning that you can adopt it for everyday wear as well as for smart occasions. As it was extremely warm and sunny in London last week, wore it on its own when I went for a lunch with one of my friends and then on another day I paired it with a simple PhaseEight jacket and wore it to work. If you are looking for a comfortable, affordable, high quality clothes than you should definitely check me&i’s website:

http://www.meandi.com/en

2. A perfect Japonesque – Brow Kit

In a search for a few summer and travel friendly products I came across a Brow Kit from
Japonesque. This beautiful set contains the professional crafting tools including:
– tweezer- to get rid of any unwanted hair;
– brow powders- to provide your eyebrows with some definition;
– wax and gel for perfect setting and finishing touch.
This summery set comes in a pink, travel friendly, small compact that not only looks
stylish but also contains a high-quality travel version of all eyebrow essentials:

https://face.co.uk/collections/japonesque/products/japonesque-brow-kit

japonesque-brow-kit-3_grande3. Nomad Design Eye Masks

All of us need some pampering and Nomand Design has some lovely lavender scented and velvet backed eye masks. They are the perfect accessory to to keep you looking and
feeling fresh. The masks will help you ensure that rested and ready to face a next day ahead. I believe in aromatherapy so I loved the concept behind the mask to combine a luxurious mask and lavender aromas that help to unwind and encourage sleep. The masks are made from the traditional silk Ikat. The masks are hand dyed and handwoven by weavers in Uzbekistan and come in a selection of four jewel colours. I got a pink masks and it looks very glamorous!

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The collection is available on Nomad Design’s website:

https://www.nomaddesign.co.uk/eye-masks/

I love all 3 products from this Summer Must-haves list and I hope you will like them as much as I do.
Enjoy the rest of your Sunday!
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Pauline

Competition time! Win an amazing suit from Dobell Menswear!

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Starting from today, I have an amazing competition running in partnership with Dobell menswear for all my Twitter and Instagram followers based in EU!

Dobell Menswear is the home of stylish, high quality and affordable formal and smart menswear.  Their products, value and service are 3 things they really pride themselves on. Their website features a great range of elegant menswear ranging from casual suits to tuxedos and tailored fit wedding suits in addition to some accessories.

Would you like to win a suit from the picture below? If your answer is ‘yes’ then read on:

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From 14th until 17th of May 2017 all my new and existing Twitter followers from EU enter a competition for their chance to win a suit if they follow @dobellmenswear and @1stclasslounge and like the photo either on Twitter or Instagram. Winner will be announced at 10pm Wednesday 17th May 2017.

Terms and Conditions:

  1. The competition is run on Twitter and Instagram by Firstclasslounge.net
  2. There is no entry fee and no purchase necessary to enter this competition.
  3. The competition is open ONLY to residents of EU aged 18 and over as at the time of the competition opening. Failure to comply with any part of this clause will disqualify the respective entry from the competition.
  4. Only one entry per person will be accepted.
  5. Entrants must like both the photo on either Instagram or Twitter, and follow @Dobellmenswear and @1stclasslounge on either Instagram or Twitter, to qualify.
  6. Obscene or inappropriate entries will not be accepted and FirstClassLounge.net reserves the right to reject any entries for any reason at its sole discretion.
  7. The winning prize is a Men’s suit from the Dobell suit range, available on www.dobell.co.uk. Winner will be contacted via direct message on Wednesday night, and will be required to provide suit sizes needed, and postal address. Suit value will not exceed £165.
  8. The promoter (FirstClassLounge.net) will not be liable for any failure of receipt of entries. The promoter takes no responsibility for any entries which are lost, delayed, illegible, corrupted, damaged, incomplete or otherwise invalid.
  9. Prizes are non-negotiable, non-transferable and non-refundable. No cash alternative is available.
  10. In the event of unforeseen circumstances beyond the promoter’s reasonable control, the promoter reserves the right to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the prize draw competition or these terms and conditions, either in whole or in part, with or without notice.
  11. These terms and conditions and the competition prize draw are governed by English law and subject to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts.
  12. Entry into the competition will be deemed as acceptance of these terms and conditions.
  13. The promoter’s decision in respect of all matters to do with the competition will be final and no correspondence will be entered into.
  14. This promotion is in not sponsored, endorsed or administered by Twitter or any other Social Network.
  15. The promoter’s decision is final. No correspondence will be entered into.
  16. If the winner cannot be contacted or do not claim the prize within 14 days of notification, we will pick a replacement winner. The winner will be selected at random and announced on Twitter at 10p.m. on Wednesday, 17th of May 2017 for all entries received from 8 A.M on 14th of May until 17th of May 2017 at 9:59 PM.

Good luck everyone!

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Pauline

2017 Summer Wishlist

Happy Sunday everyone! I hope you’re having a great weekend!

My day started with 1 hour of super intense Orangetheory workout followed by a healthy brunch with my personal trainer Livone. It was great to catch up with her and enjoy this beautiful weather. It was over 22C degrees and it feels like spring has most definitely begun.

As the weather improves, I started to think about my summer 2017 wishlist. So what am I going to get in preparation for the next season?

1.MAHI Classic Leather Tote Bag

I recently came across MAHI leather bags. All MAHI bag are made to order and come complete with a complimentary dust cover, personalised embroidery and 30 day money-back guarantee. I really liked the look of this Classic Tote and when I discovered that I can have my initials embroidered on it, I put it on my summer wishlist:

I love leather bags as if you look after them they can last for a very long and they are timeless accessory. The relaxed and stylish Classic Tote from MAHI is a perfect solution for storing all my essential items. The bag looks like is large enough to use it daily for work and comfortably fit my laptop, cosmetic bag and it could also be a compact practical option to fit all my essentials for overnight stays at my in-laws houses.
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In addition, MAHI donates $1.50 from the sale of each bag to FRANK Water Projects-UK based charity which has helped over 300,000 people gain access to clean water since 2005, which is great as still millions of people lack safe and drinkable water.
2. A perfect dress for my friend’s weddings
In August I have 2 weddings to attend. Both of them will taking place abroad-one of them in Israel and the second one in Poland. As a result, I need to get a couple of elegant and summery dresses. I saw a couple of dresses that I really liked but haven’t bought any yet.
First outfit which I really liked was from Coast:
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The top is absolutely beautiful but I would probably want to combine it with a lighter skirt as it might be a bit too hot to have a floor-length skirt. I would probably combine it with this Sparkle Iridessa Hi Low Skirt:
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Or alternatively I am also considering this Elisha dress from ChiChi:
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This mini dress is heavily embroidered and has a fitted bodice with a sweetheart neckline. I really like how girly it looks:
If you have any other suggestions than please email me.
3. STM rucksack
As I am travelling on business a lot, I decided that I need to protect my phone and surface more as I always end up smashing my devices… I recently ordered a great DUX Microsoft Surface protector and I really like it:
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As a result, I now I decided that I really need to get a summery rucksack and STM offers a wide range of laptop accessories. They do not only protect your goods but they also look great and come in a variety of colors. I really like the look of this Grace Pack in Dark Purple:
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I am definitely looking forward to my summer shopping and will probably get more than the items on this wishlist but that is a start of my summer planning 🙂
Enjoy the rest of your Sunday!
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Pauline

Fashion Meets Music event, Camden Town, London

img_4162On Thursday 10th of November 2016, I attended a great event for some interesting and exciting emerging designers organised by Fashion Meets Music

The event started at 6p.m. and all attendees had an opportunity to mingle and meet the designers while having a bite to eat and some wine. We also had a chance to view some creative brands that were being showcased during the evening.

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There were also a couple of live performances from 2 singers including Matthew CS Hughes.

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If you would like to discover some of the brands that were showcased during the evening then you need to visit Fashion Meets Music Pop Up shop located in Camden in London.

The address is:

Unit 57

Camden Market, [London Gate Entrance] Chalk Farm Road,

NW1 8AH London

I hope you enjoyed reading this review!

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Pauline

Image Consultant Review: Morlands Glastonbury Leather boots

As it’s getting colder outside, I decided to get some new, leather boots. They are my number one footwear during the autumn and winter. There are many boots options available—flat, over-the-knee, heeled, wedge, pointed toe etc. There is a boot to go with every outfit and occasion. You can wear them with a dress or your favorite pair of jeans and you will always end up looking elegant.

Depending on your style, a classic pair of black or brown boots could be all you need.  I recently came across Morlands Glastonbury. It a luxurious English brand offering a selection of ladies and men’s slippers, Sheepskin boots and accessories including beautiful gloves and a selection of Lambswool and Cashmere Scarves.

Brand:

Morlands Glastonbury was established nearly 150 years ago and quickly become renowned for the excellence of its sheepskin products. The core principles and John Morland’s legacy remain to this day and the company produces incomparable well-known products from the selection of soft, high-quality, natural skins.

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Boots:

I decided to order a pair of brown Sandra boots from Morlands Glastonbury’s Ladies Sheepskin Collection.

http://www.morlandssheepskin.co.uk/sheepskin-boots/ladies-sheepskin-boots-37/sandra

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When I firstly opened the box, I discovered that these signature sheepskin boots are exceptionally soft in texture, warm and extremely comfortable.

They are inspired by the English countryside and classic equestrian footwear, making their style timeless and elegant. I have bought hundreds of pairs of boots before, but my feet have never felt so good in any of them. When I firstly put them all, I knew that they would be my new favourite pair and their tall height gave my legs a flattering, lengthening appearance. Morlands Glastonbury Sandra boots are delicately detailed to reflect their contemporary, elegant style. Delicate, suede panels add detail around the middle.

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Due to the fact that they are made from the high-quality leather they can be worn during the winter as they are lovely and warm, as well as in the summer as they are breathable. Morlands Glastonbury Sandra boots are  extremely comfortable even when worn all day.

Overall:

I really enjoy wearing my new boots and I believe that they would appeal to any sophisticated customer who wants to get a luxurious, high-quality riding boots. Morlands boots are made from the finest quality leather so as long as they are properly looked after, they will last you for a long time. What I like the most about them is that they are lined with luxury Morlands sheepskin. As I have to wear heels at work most of the time, they provide my feet with the ultimate indulgence after work.

I hope you enjoyed reading this review!

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Pauline

My new Limited Edition Pandora Club charm 2016

I love browsing the online stores. Last week, I was on the T.H. Baker website which showcases the best jewellery and watches and I came across some amazing new charms. Today, I would like to tell you about the latest addition to my Pandora charms.

As some of you might already know, I love my Pandora bracelet and I even wore it to my wedding in August so I was super excited when I saw the latest, iconic Pandora Club collection. I instantly ordered the Pandora Club Charm 2016 Heart Diamond:

https://www.thbaker.co.uk/pandora-club-charm-2016-heart-diamond-791912d

When I received my order, I was extremely excited to open my Pandora Box.

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My new charm is crafted from sterling silver. Its design is based on beautiful tiny beads and hearts that are adorned.

On the front side, this gorgeous charm has a diamond that is set in the centre. It looks very exclusive and would make an amazing gift for anyone.

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On the opposite side, the charm is engraved with ‘2016’, which is perfect as a reference point to which limited collection it was from. In addition, if you like it and you decide to order it then the person you gift it to will always know when it was gifted to her.

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This stunning limited edition, collector’s item would be a perfect addition to any Pandora bracelet. It looks amazing with all my other charms:

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You can order it from T.H. Baker a certified PANDORA retailer that was established in 1888 :

www.thbaker.co.uk

I hope you enjoyed reading this review!

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Pauline

Image Consultant suggestions: kay me dresses

Are you tired of work-wear that is uncomfortable, inflexible, needs to be dry-cleaned and creases easily? If your answer is yes than you should check the Japanese fashion brand that is specifically designed for the busy businesswomen.

I was recently provided with an excellent opportunity to view and try on kay me’s new autumn / winter collection and meet designer and founder-Junko Kemi in London. Let me tell you a bit about the brand and their dresses.

Brand

kay me is an anglicized version of the founder’s name ‘Kemi’ and also represents ‘me’ being the customer always at the heart of the service.

Founder and Lead Designer – Junko Kemi

After graduating from Waseda University in Tokyo, Junko worked in several international companies before founding kay me in 2011. She struggled to find a workwear that follow her simple rules:

1) was machine washable so she didn’t need trips to the dry cleaners or complicated cleaning regimes.

2) was made from flexible, stretchy fabrics as the inflexible suit materials gave her stiff shoulders after sitting at a desk for a long time

3) was suitable to wear for social events after work too.

kay me was born in one afternoon when Junko couldn’t stop feeling frustrated through the lack of clothing that ticked all of the boxes so she decided to create her own.

These days, there are thousands of designers whose clothes are unwearable… That’s not the case with Junko’s collections. Every item sold by kay me is personally worn and tested by Junko herself. Resembling to Victoria Beckham’s motto, if she doesn’t feel that it’s something she would personally wear, the item never makes its way to the shop floor or online.

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Manufacturing:

All of kay me products are manufactured by artisans in Japan. kay me is able to combine traditional hand sewing techniques with cutting-edge textile technology. In 2015, the kay me team perfected a new, machine washable, 100% silk material. kay me believes that the intricate beauty and design of kimono fabrics empower women to be happier in both their professional and personal lives.

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My showroom experience:

When I entered the showroom, I fell in love with Junko’s collection. I was immediately impressed by the quality of the dresses and how stretchy and fashionable they were so I decided to try them.

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All kay me dresses meet five key criteria:

  1. Stretchy
  2. Machine Washable
  3. Business ready
  4. Made in Japan
  5. Kimono inspired

First of all, I tried 3 dresses from its vibrant and stylish Contemporary KIMONO by kay me collection. This collection combines functionality with classic Japanese beauty. The range is absolutely flawless for the modern but busy businesswoman. I was personally looking for a range of business wear like that for a long time as I wanted to have a collection of dresses that are easy to care for and look fashionable.

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Secondly, I decided try a simple black dress from key me work-wear range. It was a love at the first sight! Dress was exactly what I would like to wear to work and I gave me an ultra-flattering fit.

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Would you like to see or buy any products from key me range?

You can view the collection and order it online:

www.kayme.co.uk (free global shipping and 14-day returns )

I hope you enjoyed reading this review!

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Pauline