Beauty & style

Giving up shampoo: my journey so far

Two months ago I felt called to try and stop using conventional shampoo. I have long been aware of feeling chained to the hair washing spiral and my dependence on store-bought shampoo has become increasingly at odds with a passionate pursuit of natural alternatives for personal care and beauty products. And yet […]

Trippen: for modern adventures

As summer draws to a sleepy close and Autumn feelings start to fill the still-warm city air, where many moons ago I would have felt excited by new season trends and directions, instead I find myself exhausted by our culture’s   constant drive to make us consume, purchase, overhaul and […]

Bamford: tales of texture and tradition

  Ahead of my first guided meditation session in their Draycott Avenue store on June 15th, and upcoming Daylesford book signings in London and Gloucestershire, I spent an inspiring and eye-opening morning with Bamford last week, getting to know their beautiful natural clothing collection and their accomplished Head of Womenswear, Karen Leck. Bamford clothing, home and beauty comprise the natural, sustainable […]

The Naturalista x Gather & See

As you may know, sustainable and fair trade creativity is something increasingly close to my heart as this journey of conscious living continues, and it brings me so much joy – and makes all the creative struggles and output worth it – when I find myself connecting with so many like-hearted brands and […]

Mádara organic skincare

I recently discovered Latvian organic beauty brand MÁDARA and when I opened the box of goodness it was love at first sight. The calming aesthetic, inherently rooted in Arctic landscape and influence, and the creative and innovative use of some stellar ingredients (including Nordic forest lake mud, broccoli, blackcurrant and cranberry seed […]

Blake LDN: British knitwear

A few weeks ago I met the talented Alice Ashby, the brains and beauty behind sustainable knitwear brand Blake LDN, and felt so inspired by her vision, story and timeless sweaters and knitwear. She is a fearless conscious entrepreneur, and her distinctive and focused brand is fast becoming one of […]

Jen’s Pirate Booty: for every modern goddess

Whenever I step into the soft muslin and muted natural tones of Jen’s Pirate Booty, I am whisked away to a world of limitless turquoise oceans and warm white sands underfoot. Their undemandingly romantic pieces perfectly capture the modern gypsy heart, and the traditional fabrics and processes that underpin the […]

M.i.h: for the modern free spirit

Playful, laid back and channelling the perfect androgyny that feels as undemanding as it does empowering, Mih jeans embody everything I love about seventies sentiments and silhouettes. I recently connected with their founder Chloe, and fell in love with her understated designs that make you feel at once as beautiful […]