Sunday, 27 September 2009
Saturday, 26 September 2009
When did you first realise you wanted to get into working with jewellery?
I was 19. I had finished a drama course in Liverpool. I thought if I’m really serious about this I’d have to go to RADA. I started making jewellery and selling it and thought I quite like this, and did a course in it in Manchester and then moved to London to do a degree in jewellery making.
After finishing your course what did u go on to do then?
I actually got into styling. I assisted a girl who was doing music videos, and she couldn’t make it to do it one day so I got asked to do it instead of her and it really took off from there.
How long were you styling for?
I was styling for 6 years and in between then I set up St. Tropez Underwear Company (named after a Bridget Bardot song) with my best friend – CSM graduate Sarah Fung.
What advice would you give to somebody who wants to get into styling?
Bang on loads of doors, just make yourself available. Try and get as much experience as possible. Go and assist people on shoots, don’t bother doing a course in it.
When did you get back into jewellery ?
To be honest, I never really left it – I always collected and bought costume pieces – like Lanvin, Chanel and vintage pieces. When I moved back to Liverpool I didn’t know what I was going to do so I set up the website, benna.co.uk. I hadn’t been here for such a long time, and I had to slot in somewhere; the place had changed so much, I had to find something to do.
Where are the best places to pick up vintage jewellery?
Jewellery Fairs throughout Europe, especially Paris. There are some amazing Flea Markets if you really look around.
Who are your favourite jewellery designers?
And Fashion designers?
What are the key pieces in your wardrobe?
Ankle boots are so comfortable, they are so easy to wear and can really make an outfit. I love my Rick Owens leather jacket and I’ve got loads of Chloe dresses – it’s such a wearable brand.
What is the most expensive item of clothing you own?
I bought a dress from Chanel which was £2,200. It’s a Flapper Style, with a camellia on the front. I did have a reason to spend that much money though! I bought it for my dad’s 60th and my sister’s 40th, because we were having a huge party for them.
Where your favourite stores you buy your clothes from?
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This review is long over due but I’ve had so much going on over the past week or so I haven’t had a huge amount of time to write. I’ve only had chance to read through my favourite blogs really.
Lisa from Immediate PR emailed me asking if I would like to do a review of the NEW BC HAIRTHERAPY from Schwarzkopf and of course, I said yes.
This is a new range that is being launched with the idea in mind that people need to treat their hair with the same love they treat their skin, by using Amino Cell Rebuild technology to build up the hair’s inner cell architecture to restore the hair to it’s natural state.
I got sent three products in a lovely big box. It was like a super early Christmas present. I also got an apple-flavoured lollipop along with it, all which was polished off within about 10 minutes of receiving the package.
So I received the following products:
Volume Boost Shampoo and Conditioner for fine hair
Repair Rescue Sealed Ends
So first off the Volume Boost Shampoo and Conditioner made my hair smell absolutely amazing.
I asked to review this because my hair is pretty thin at the moment. Because I’m growing it, and it started off as a pixie cut, you can imagine how short my hair is.
I blow dry my hair and put two rollers in the front of my hair everyday do try and give it the boost I really want. The shampoo and conditioner actually helped. I felt I didn’t need as much hair spray as usual to give my hair that bounce which is pretty good.
So before drying my hair, I worked the Repair Rescue through it, as this is supposed to seal the ends of my hair, preventing split ends, or helping to fix them if you have any to start off with.
Luckily, because I don’t used straighteners my hair isn’t in too bad a condition, but I felt the Repair Rescue has given my hair a little bit more strength and my mum said that it has never looked more healthy.
I would recommend these products to people, especially to my friends who straighten their hair every day.
For more information on the new range go to eitheror contact Lisa at Immediate PR on firstname.lastname@example.org