stYlobAte

Style is a state of mind.

fashioN cONscious

Concept (noun): an idea resulting from the transformation of ideas. There are shops and then there are these places that make you ‘feel’ something when you walk in. You visit … Continue reading

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LaLaLand

La la Land (noun): e.g. living in lalaland. The mental state of someone who is not aware of what is really happening; a nickname for Los Angeles, California; or any place renowned for … Continue reading

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fiVE lesSons

I haven’t written for a long while… Not for lack of new ideas, but perhaps because in the race between the insights and new thoughts, the latter kept running ahead. … Continue reading

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jiHadi bRides & hUman naTure

The rush of hormones when you hit puberty is extraordinary. Emotions spill, but at the same time a sense of power surges through your body. Getting your period is at … Continue reading

March 31, 2015 · Leave a comment

VERA BLACK

This is Vera Black – a part Maori, part Australian musician who I met in London on Portobello Road back in November last year. I’ve been meaning to write a … Continue reading

February 1, 2015 · Leave a comment

strIVing & strUGGle precEde succESS

To strive (verb): to exert much effort or energy; to struggle or fight forcefully toward any goal   Striving and struggle precede success, even in the English dictionary. In modern, … Continue reading

November 13, 2014 · Leave a comment

dAm yOga: a worK liFe balanCe

I first went to Amsterdam when I was 22. Back then it was a post-uni hipster trip with a few friends to check out the city’s (in)famous delights. Nine years … Continue reading

July 30, 2014 · Leave a comment

cYcled mY A** oFf

Cycling is the third most popular recreational activity in the UK with an estimated 3.1 million people riding a bicycle each month. Have you ever wanted to join this demographic, … Continue reading

July 5, 2014 · Leave a comment

the secRet To gOod skiN

I frequently get ID-ed for cigarettes (yelp! I know) and alcohol even though I’m a nice ripe 31 years old. Rather than being taken aback, I’ve now embraced my youthful … Continue reading

June 12, 2014 · 2 Comments

pRactice mAkes perFect

Strength (noun): ability to withstand applied stress without failure. I’m not a die-hard believer in motivational quotes, but some adages bring comfort in their brevity. You note them, you internalise … Continue reading

June 3, 2014 · 5 Comments

MIDLife can beGin at 30

“Midlife crisis is a term coined in 1965 by Elliott Jaques stating a time where adults come to realize their own mortality and how much time is left in their life. A midlife crisis … Continue reading

April 15, 2014 · 2 Comments

wEarAble teCHNology

Is wearable technology the future of fashion? Data collecting accessories are already a fashion must-have, from the Nike Fuelband to the nutrition and sleep monitoring range of colourful Jawbone UP … Continue reading

March 17, 2014 · Leave a comment

biKini fACials, yep thEy exisT

Fanny facials. Yep, that’s what my regular salon owner calls them. How have I not heard about these? Apparently everyone’s doing it and I’m the last to know. Cosmo and … Continue reading

January 10, 2014 · Leave a comment
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