The New Ombre

Just like with my makeup and wardrobe, when the seasons start to change I get the urge to change my hair colour. For the past couple of seasons I’ve had ombre style colour in my hair, and despite the seasons now changing to Autumn / Winter, I’ve been feeling the urge to dye my hair lighter. So, I was super excited when hair colour expert Jo Hansford MBE unveiled the latest in hair colour fashions, the ‘Ecaille.’


Ecaille, meaning tortoiseshell, is a softer version of Ombre, which has been the colour style du jour in recent seasons. The beauty of ecaille is that it works on all hair colours and can be adapted to give the best match for your skin tone. For brunettes, the process marries two different depths of lights with chocolate shadows and for the warmer skin tones; Ecaille matt with ash tones gives the look a slightly cooler edge.


I’ve already spotted a few celebs with the new colour technique:


Jessica Alba



Rosie Huntington-Whiteley
Rosie Huntington-Whiteley



Scarlett Johansson
Scarlett Johansson



Jaclyn Smith, Head Colourist at the Jo Hansford Salon says ‘Ecaille is a healthy and glossy update for Ombre fans or those who felt it was too stark for their style. Ecaille gives hair a soft, multi-tonal look without any harsh lines to compliment your natural tones.’


I can’t wait to get an appointment booked in to get this done! What about you? I’ll also be making sure I update my hair products to keep my hair nourished after the new colour and during the winter by investing in key colour products like the Jo Hansford Intensive Masque (RRP £27,00, 150ml) or Illuminoil (RRP £29,00, 50ml).


Jo Hansford colour care products are available to buy from Harvey Nichols, instore at Jo Hansford salon and at

5th Brazilian Film Festival in London

This weekend the 5th Brazilian Film Festival will be held at the Odeon Covent Garden, with a selection of feature films and short films being shown, and there will also be a selection of the best in South American cuisine on offer from some of London’s top South American food spots.
So if you love Brazilian food and culture or you’re curious to get to know a bit more why not head down?


Here are a couple of trailers of the films that’ll be showing:
Feature film – Faroeste Caboclo


Short film – Proibidao
A short film seeking to understand the phenomenon of “forbidden funk” it’s origin and sucess through the life of MC Smith.



My Shorts Are Bigger Than Yours











IMAG1175  H&M Crochet Camisole | Vintage Knee Length Shorts | Topshop Gladiator Sandals


Summer is apparently on its last legs so I decided to choose the items in my wardrobe that will soon be going into storage. I bought this H&M crochet style camisole top at the start of the season and it is such a handy staple! The length means that I can wear it to work with high waisted bottoms as my midriff isn’t hanging out, and the detailing of the crochet layer is great for smartening up an outfit.


Don’t you just love these red knee-length shorts?! They used to belong to my mum’s friend who is half my size…I’m intrigued as they must have been trousers on her! Can’t believe this time last year it was already snowing??!! My friend was reminiscing about last year’s fashion week saying how she was queuing up in the snow to get in… that’s why I love Engerrrland! Fingers crossed for an Indian Summer…