Posts Tagged ‘Sasha Wilkins’

Spoilt rotten

I’ve already been thoroughly spoilt and there are still **days** to go until Christmas day..

The reason for this premature indulgence is ultimately due to the fact that I am starting a new job in January*. As such I’ve had to say goodbye to arguably the two best bosses a girl could ask for in the fashion industry. Although as a freelancer my time during this past year has been spread out amongst various projects like Twin, Dazed, Ligature, 1883, etc. I really owe a lot to these two women who plucked me from obscurity and helped me make a name for myself, not to mention taught me multitudinous skills and gave me a regular wage. And although my new role is quite ad hoc and flexible, it is predominantly full-time, at least until London Fashion Week’s over, meaning that as of January I will have my hands full.

So I have given over my Christmas/Thank you cards and presents – small tokens of appreciation as much as Christmas presents, not even considering for a second that I might be getting something myself. (Honestly .. I’m not just saying that to sound modest!) But it seems that I did have some presents coming my way – and what lovely gifts!

The Shirt Company Christmas card

Donna at The Shirt Company took me on for one day’s work in August 2010 and I have worked with her ever since. At times I’ve spent the majority of my week there, dealing with everything from PR and marketing to the website and budgeting – it’s been a really hands on experience. Anyway, Donna sent me over a ridiculously indulgent present which I officially received by courier just today – I will be getting the Cowgroom Maintenance treatment at the Cowshed spa in Shoreditch House. The blurb goes something like this:

“Two therapists work in synchronised movements ensuring complete pampering and relaxation. All treatments begin with the feet and an invigorating exfoliation with peppermint salt scrub. This is followed by a forehead pressure point massage and a de-stressing shoulder massage to prepare you for your chosen Cowgroom.”

I’m having the Cowgroom ‘Maintenance’ – an all-encompassing MOT for tired bods like mine! A Cowshed Facial, Eyebrow Tidy and Cowshed Manicure (or Pedicure). I literally cannot wait!

Then yesterday I did my last day’s work with Sasha at LibertyLondonGirl.com, who clearly needs no introduction with her 40,000 odd Twitter followers and winning of awards. I was frantically beavering away not only trying to get all Sasha’s receipts in order (so that she can complete her tax return) but also surreptitiously ordering a festive bouquet of flowers from Rebel Rebel for her. At the end of the day when I was just about ready to start packing up Sasha started murmuring about Christmas presents and before I knew it not one, but two bags were thrust in my direction..

One contained the most chic, yet somehow also eccentric (green with a pink bookmark – I love it!) notebook from Smythson of Bond Street, the elegant stationery brand whose sleek notebooks I have always coveted but never dared dream I’d be able to lay my clammy mitts on. The front cover says ‘Dreams and Thoughts’ – highly appropriate for me considering I’m always either away with the fairies pondering or making lists! I may have to get my fountain pen out to scrawl in this bad boy.

And as if that wasn’t enough, the second bag contained – and this was most definitely too much – the most beautiful faux snakeskin bag in a delicious berry hue from Angel Jackson. I am beyond delighted with it – indeed, both gifts are so me – and I think I was so overwhelmed that I felt altogether emotional as I stumbled out of Sasha’s office for the last time to walk home smiling absentmindedly like a goon.

Thank you both so much!

*More to come on the new job soon..

The LLG effect

Having worked with Sasha over at LibertyLondonGirl for quite a while now I can almost palpably feel the effect on me…

———————————————————————————————————-> I’ve had a good clear out

-> I want to buy some This Works Dry Leg Oil, not to mention lots of other lovely beauty products like La Roche-Posay suncream

———————–> I constantly want to moisturise my hands after typing away at the keyboard

————————————————————> I’m cooking with more mushrooms and mozzarella

———————————————————————————> I want to do home improvements

—-> I want to invest in more shorts and wear them with chunky wraparound cardigans

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Dolce & Gabbana Dress Me Up

Last night I was spontaneously invited to the Dolce and Gabbana Dress Me Up party, where bloggers

Sasha Wilkins / libertylondongirl.com

Marian Kihogo / mariankihogo.com

Bip Ling / bipling.com

Carrie Harwood / wishwishwish.net

Lois Waller / bunnipunch.blogspot.com

Maddison Rothery / fictionliving.blogspot.com

were styling the mannequins in the windows.  You can see the results for the next week at Dolce and Gabbana’s store, 6/8 Old Bond Street.  The bloggers each signed their window so you can see the individual styles.

As for the party – I met some lovely, lovely people and accidentally stayed until the end.. I’ve compiled a few of my fave songs that we listened to last night while supping champagne cocktails and eating fried ricotta balls.  Listen to the playlist HERE

ENJOY