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The Red Statement Blazer

April 5, 2017

I for one am a sucker for a blazer; I have a dozen different colours/styles hung up in my wardrobe (or say packed in my suitcase, depending on where I am jetting off to).

And lets be honest, we all love the classic black blazer. I mean, it is sophisticated, timeless and forever classy…how can it ever do you wrong? BUT now summer is approaching I think it is time to give the loyal black blazer a well deserved rest and maybe swap it for a statement piece instead… how about RED?

This is one of favourite blazers I bought from Zara not so long along. I like to style around the blazer or even rock it as a suit (I have the matching trousers of course).

OHHH and I don’t suggest walking around in nothing but a bikini and your blazer… just like I did for one of my most recent photo shoots. It was a lot colder than it looks… trust me.

To buy online: https://www.zara.com/uk/

Photographer: Yolanda Kingdon

 

 

 

 

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Portfolio Update

January 21, 2016

New Images for the Port

Stepping into 2016 with a portfolio update!

I thought to share some of my fav new images 🙂

Steal My Style

Bikinis/Swimsuits: ASOS

Undies: Calvin Klein

Leather Top/Dress found in a boutique in Los Angeles,

Boots: Stuart Weitzman

Photographer: Anna Fowler

Make Up Artist: Ruth Reynolds.

 

Chloe xXx

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Sunset Series

November 12, 2015

Sunset Series By Carlo Parducho

Shot by LA based commercial photographer at The Grafton on Sunset (Sunset Boulevard).

Thankfully the weather is pretty much always Sunny in Los Angeles so shooting in October was never going to be a worry.

It was a pleasure to shoot with Carlo; he is fun, creative, easy going and professional! I am already looking forward to shooting with him again soon… HEY any excuse to get back to LA 😛

I try to be as versatile as possible so the images are slightly different to some of my previous shoots.

Check out his website: http://www.carloparducho.net

Sunset Series; The Grafton on Sunset: http://www.graftononsunset.com

Hair: Minimal Styling by Me.               Colour: Warm brown/blonde balayage        
Makeup: Minimal with Mac Rivera Life Lipgloss.
Royal Blue Dress: Amarni Exchange
Dark Blue Maxi Dress: Club L

Chloe xXx

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An Escape to the Horseshoes East Farleigh Kent

July 14, 2015

Showing my Aussie friends the Kentish hidden delights ‘The Horseshoes’ East Farleigh, Kent!

A rainy ‘very British summer’ Sunday evening was brightened up with a cosy dinner for four at The Horse Shoes in East Farleigh, Kent.

A quote from their website:

‘Village pubs don’t get much more relaxing than The Horseshoes in East Farleigh. Pull up a chair by one of our log-fires, or stretch out in our sun-soaked beer garden, and enjoy some of the best-kept cask ales in Kent. We also offer top-notch pub-food, sometimes served alongside a cracking session of live local jazz.’

It had been a little while since I visited this restaurant so I was looking forward to seeing how it had evolved over that time.

For starters we had a generous helping of Chicken liver parfait, Scallops and Pea and Mint Soup. For the main course the 3 meat eaters had a trio of meats roast dinner and I had a fisherman’s platter; which was actually a sharing dish but I was feeling piggy so ate the lot myself.

Service was good but a little slow with our food but we were with good company and were happy to wait a little longer. The staff were friendly and attentive. I thoroughly enjoyed my pea and mint soup whilst I thought the fish platter was simply ok. The bread was slightly too thick for me, but that is just my preference. Two bottles of house red were consumed; South African Sauvignon Cabernet which was really good x2.

My friends from Australia had a fantastic evening and really enjoyed the food, which of course made me happy. They especially loved the drive itself to the restaurant; they had never seen so many tiny/narrow roads. I sometimes forget how beautiful Kent is.

The views outside are attractive with the horse stables right next door. The atmosphere inside was simply charming and the restaurant is decorated beautifully with lots of character.

All in all, there were no issues for me not to want to come back and it was the perfect place to show my friends the Garden of England; Kent.

Chloe xXx

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Halloween Happy

November 18, 2014

My inspiration for Halloweeeeeeeen – KATY PERRY

My outfit was a cross between Cup Cake Katy and Whipped Cream Katy… Both outfits appeared in her video for California Girls!

I coloured my hair blue with some hair dye from SuperDrug. For my makeup I used a NARS & Benefit Foundation, Benefit Brows Kit, NARS Bronzer, MAC Blusher, YSL Touche Éclat, Double Lashes from ELURE, Benefit Mascara, MAC Red Lips & I drew on some thick flicks on my eye lids using a Loreal Eyeliner.

My friend Sarah dressed as a Skeleton 😛 Who knew her mum was a face paint pro!?!

We had a makeup artist at the house party in Knightsbridge so I was able to get some cute love hearts and lollipops painted on my body plus some funky facial glitter art!

I had a wicked night with great people!

 

Chloé xXx

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Banana Baby

October 23, 2014
banana

I going to be loud and proud and admit I am obsessed with bananas! I am not about to go banana crazy but I do blend one or two almost everyday (that’s if I am not chopping up the little yellow fella and chucking it into my baobab cinnamon porridge.

I did a little research online and found 25 awesome Banana ‘facts.’

Due to my kind hearted nature I thought it was only fair to share all the banana facts/uses below:

ENJOY

  1. Bananas help overcome depression due to high levels of tryptophan, which is converted into serotonin — the happy-mood brain neurotransmitter.
  2. Eat two bananas before a strenuous workout to pack an energy punch and sustain your blood sugar.
  3. Protect against muscle cramps during workouts and nighttime leg cramps by eating a banana.
  4. Counteract calcium loss during urination and build strong bones by supplementing with a banana.
  5. Improve your mood and reduce PMS symptoms by eating a banana, which regulates blood sugar and produces stress-relieving relaxation.
  6. Bananas reduce swelling, protect against type II diabetes, aid weight loss, strengthen the nervous system, and help with the production of white blood cells, all due to high levels of vitamin B-6.
  7. Strengthen your blood and relieve anemia with the added iron from bananas.
  8. High in potassium and low in salt, bananas are officially recognized by the FDA as being able to lower blood pressure and protect against heart attack and stroke.

    Eating Bananas Aids Digestion

  9. Rich in pectin, bananas aid digestion and gently chelate toxins and heavy metals from the body.
  10. Bananas act as a prebiotic, stimulating the growth of friendly bacteria in the bowel. They also produce digestive enzymes to assist in absorbing nutrients.
  11. Constipated? High fiber in bananas can help normalize bowel motility.
  12. Got the runs? Bananas are soothing to the digestive tract and help restore lost electrolytes after diarrhoea.
  13. Bananas are a natural antacid, providing relief from acid reflux, heartburn and GERD.
  14. Bananas are the only raw fruit that can be consumed without distress to relieve stomach ulcers by coating the lining of the stomach against corrosive acids.

    Natural Cures From A Simple Banana

  15. Eating bananas will help prevent kidney cancer, protects the eyes against macular degeneration and builds strong bones by increasing calcium absorption.
  16. Bananas make you smarter and help with learning by making you more alert. Eat a banana before an exam to benefit from the high levels of potassium.
  17. Bananas are high in antioxidants, providing protection from free radicals and chronic disease.
  18. Eating a banana between meals helps stabilize blood sugar and reduce nausea from morning sickness.
  19. Rub a bug bite or hives with the inside of the banana peel to relieve itching and irritation.
  20. Control blood sugar and avoid binging between meals by eating a banana.
  21. Eating a banana can lower the body temperature and cool you during a fever or on a hot day.
  22. The natural mood-enhancer tryptophan, helps to relieve Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD).
  23. Quitting smoking? Bananas contain high levels of B-vitamins as well as potassium and magnesium to speed recovery from the effects of withdrawal.
  24. Remove a wart by placing the inside of a piece of banana peel against the wart and taping it in place.
  25. Rub the inside of a banana peel on your leather shoes or handbag and polish with a dry cloth for a quick shine

 

Join me on the Banana Bandwagon 😛

 

how-many-calories-a-banana banana-2Chloé xXx

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Greasy hair beware!

October 20, 2014

Have you ever found yourself in a grim and ‘greasy’ situation and you’ve finished the last of your dry shampoo?!? No stress… baby powder is the perfect cover up! You can sprinkle it onto your roots or brush it throughout your hair.  Not only does it remove the oil but it smells clean.

Baby powder works wonders for blondes/grey hairs. QUICK TIP: You could also add a little bit of cocoa powder to the baby powder if you are brunette… Redheads try cinnamon… brush it throughout your hair.

Other awesome uses for Baby Powder include:

Ant repel

Pet shampoo

Removes Sand and grease stains

Loosen up playing cards

Ease waxing pain

Freshen up your shoes

Add to plastic gloves to fit into them easier (eliminates moisture) 

Freshen closets

Cool your sheets during the hot months

Makes a good deodorant and keeps your fresh

Soothes your skin

WHAT!? You are out of baby powder too :O ooooook… how about adding some translucent powder to your powder brush and brush that onto your roots/tzone. This is also a clever substitute for dry shampoo 😀

 

Chloé xXx

 

Events

Magnums 25th Anniversary

October 15, 2014

27th July Regent Street saw the epic Magnum takeover!

It was awesome… FREE chocolate Magnums for all 🙂 25,000 Magnums were in stock and staff were on hand ready to dish them out to all the chocolate junkies.

As we are a nation of selfie crazed citizens, there was an opportunity to WIN a Henry Holland Magnum inspired dress… all you needed to do was TWEET a picture of yourself (a selfie) with your yummy freshly dipped magnum and hash tag MagnumRegentSt.

Shortly after I tweeted my Magnum Selfie I was awarded a free makeover in the VIP ‘Magnum” tent 🙂 I was handed a glass of bubbly on my way in, along with another magnum ice cream and was told I could receive a free makeup goodie bag from KIKO; also on Regent St (which I of course collected)! Woop Woop a successful day… but you had me at ‘free ice-cream’ 😛

Chloé xXx

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Passing of the Crown * 21st September 2014 *

September 26, 2014

SO my year as Miss Earth England has finally come to an end! What an incredible journey it has been. I feel so fortunate to have had the chance to compete at the international finals in Philippines for just less than one month with 90 beautiful ladies; it was an experience of a lifetime.

I am very lucky to have such a huge support network. Thank you to my family and friends who came to watch me win and who have been there for me all year round. Thank you to all the Miss Earth fans from around the world that have constantly supported me. All your lovely comments and emails have been much appreciated!

I worked so hard in the run up to the final and when I won the chance to represent England at one of the Top 3 pageants in the world it was a dream come true. I carried on my hard work all year round. I have always been involved with raising funds for various charities so I was thrilled to win the charity award last year as this meant so much to me especially as I was able to raise money for RSPCA in Leybourne; a charity close to my heart.

During my month in the Philippines I absorbed so much knowledge about the earth, different countries, environment, marine conservation, ecotourism, etc… I made some amazing friends for life from all around the world and built up so many superb memories!

All of the girls were asked to donate a gift from their respective countries in order to raise funds for the Typhoon Victims. My Great Granddad made a solid silver bangle, which I donated. It was the first bangle he ever made and I hope it will be cherished by its new owner.

I planted trees, taught school children about problems we face worldwide, ways to be eco friendly and information about the environment, visited orphanages, spent time with seriously sick children and typhoon victims, ate in the most amazing restaurants, made speeches on stage, performed my Shakespeare monologue at the talent round, gala dinners, gave interviews, got involved in all the challenges, had the most amazing spa day, met mayors of cities, ate so much food, pizza parties with the girls, karaoke on the bus, made a kite, collected a stash of about a gazillion biscuits, donuts, chocolate and crackers, walked in charity catwalk shows, got involved in various arts and crafts, I got the chance to travel to another island; Sorsogon, fell in love with Halo Halo… The list is endless!

When I competed in the final for the Miss Earth 2013 crown on stage I knew there was absolutely nothing more I could of done. 100% effort goes into everything I do. Even for me at the end of the pageant I was all glam’ed out! Picture Perfect everyday in heels, I have never smiled so much in my life 😀

Thank you to all of my sponsors for helping me prepare for the international finals, thank you to the director of Miss Earth Louise and to the judges last year for choosing me to represent England; I am so grateful. I would like to wish Justine, Gabriella, Yasmin and Romy representing the UK in this year’s Miss Earth final all the best! Enjoy every single moment of your time wearing the crown and having the opportunity to represent your country. I know you ladies will rock the Philippines <3 If you ever need any advice/information please do not hesitate to get in touch with me.

Lots of Love,

Chloé xXx

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Sheesh that was Good!

August 14, 2014
I have been to Sheesh a few times; it is always a perfect evening.
 
To start the night off I usually order a few cocktails; Sheesh Martini, Cosmopolitan, Expresso Martini etc… Just to get the evening going. 
 
I particularly rate the Meze Starter as you get a nice selection of dips and bread which you are able to share with 3-4people. I usually dine with quite a few friends so we normally order 2 or 3. For my mains I would say my favourite dish is the Fener Baligi (Monk fish kebab) which is sensationalFor desert I usually go for the little hot donuts with maple syrup and ice cream topped with pistachio and cinnamon… Just describing this desert is already making my mouth water… Mmm… The donuts arrive hot but not too hot to gobble down in a matter of seconds… they are unreal!
 
All the food portions are generous and everything is so god damn tasty! I would never really order Turkish food but I do love it here. The restaurant is always busy and at the atmosphere has a real buzz. The restaurant is fun, friendly and seriously glamourous. It is a lovely little place to eat especially if you are looking to celebrate your birthday. The staff are friendly and the manager Colin is always very welcoming and kind.
Check it out for yourselves: http://sheeshrestaurant.co.uk
Chloé xXx
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Depression Is Real. Rest In Peace Robin Williams

August 13, 2014

I was incredibly sorry to hear about the heartbreaking news that Robin Williams had passed away on 11th August. He was an amazing actor, who seemed to be full of life on and off screen. He filled so many of our childhood memories with laughter and joy. He was a great actor who will be deeply missed around the world.

Depression is a serious illness which is often ignored. If anyone is ever continuously down please reach out and talk to someone, never be ashamed to seek help. We are all human and we all face individual battles that many people (even close friends and family) might not be aware of. When you have depression, it so much more than feeling sad.

Depression is a medical illness, it is NOT a sign of weakness. This illness effects so many people in various ways and can cause a wide variety of symptoms; i.e. Intense feelings of sadness, losing interest in things you enjoy, hopelessness and feeling very tearful; often for no real reason at all. Many people with depression may have symptoms of anxiety. There are also physical symptoms too, such as feeling constantly tired, poor sleeping patterns or not being able to sleep at all, having no appetite and complaining of various aches and pains. All these systems can vary with regards to a level of seriousness. At its mildest, you may simply feel persistently low in spirit, while at its most severe, depression can make you feel suicidal and that life is no longer worth living.

If anyone reading my post has symptoms of depression I urge you to speak to someone and seek help. Sharing a problem with someone else or even a group of people can give you the best support needed. Research shows that talking about your problems can help you cope better with stress and eventually recover from depression.

Depression can affect 1 in 10 of us at one point in our lives and it CAN be treatable.

Please see further information regarding depression below:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Depression_(mood)

http://www.nhs.uk/conditions/depression/Pages/Introduction.aspx

 

Chloé xXx

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Knowsley Suite Hotel Review

August 11, 2014

My friends got married over the second weekend in August 2014 (Saturday 9th August). I stayed at the Knowsley Suite Hotel with my partner. The drive from London was long and due to weather conditions took us over 4.5 hours to arrive (without any stops). All you look forward to at this time is a warm welcome, a nice room and a cup of tea!

We booked two nights at the Knowsley Suites Hotel in an ‘Executive Suite’ which proved to be spacious, clean and close to the reception area. The suite was perfect for my partner and I as we were able to get ready in separate rooms if we wished to. There area few mirrors dotted around the suite so you can do your hair/makeup in either the bedroom, living room or bathroom.

There is a decent sized living room which has a desk, office chair, sofa, separate television, mini table and a small area with a kettle, coffees, teas etc. The bedroom was again roomy with a well-dressed bed, cushions and neat sheets. The bathroom was an average size had a shower curtain as opposed to a screen which I personally prefer. All in all the room was perfectly clean and much better than other hotel bedrooms we have stayed at before.

In the morning we made our way to the breakfast buffet. The full English breakfast was tasty and I even managed to get some vegetarian sausages on the sunday morning. You can help yourselves to cereals, cooked English food and many varieties of eggs and continentals pastries. Again very good for the unconventional breakfast feaster like myself as I like to have a random assortment of foods!

The only disappoint we had with staying in the hotel was that the rooms were quite hot (no air con) and there was a loud noise that sounded like a broken machine/fan that lasted about half an hour on Sunday morning around 8:00am; to our annoyance this woke us up. I did notify the staff when I checked out. Late night (early morning) room service took around 20-30minutes to arrive which consisted of tuna and cheese, and egg and cress sandwiches. The ironing board was also broken which was slightly annoying as my partner needed to iron his shirt desperately on the morning of the wedding. The staff said they would get another ironing board but it never came. After a few phone calls later they confirmed they did not have one they could lend us. When we returned after the wedding reception around 1:00am there was an iron board propped up against the wall in our room. Our room was not made on the Saturday morning which was a shame. Other than a few issues I would stay at this hotel again and did enjoy my stay. The breakfast was good and there was another choices to choose from. I wish I had time to check out the spa and gym facilities but unfortunately I had to leave early Sunday as it was a 6hour drive home. Overall I would recommend the hotel 🙂

http://www.suiteshotelgroup.com

Chloé xXx