T O A S T Y: The cosiest, toastiest , softest wool 🤎 #humpdayvibes Captured by @arewaphotograph

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W I N D S W E P T: Instagram vs Reality. Swipe to see the struggles of trying to shoot in this windy weather 😂😫🤣 The wig was threatened, luckily it stays SECURED 📢🙌🏾👋🏾 Dress gifted by @hopeivylondon....#instagramvsreality #hopeivylondon #hopeandivy #kimonodress

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F L A U R A: Me on my commute this morning: Who invented the damn SNOOZE button??! Has it ever done anyone ANY good? Not me 🤣🤦🏾‍♀️😫 #TypicalMonday  #HappyNewWeek 🖤 Pic by @scarlettstvns

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W O N D E R S M I L E: On week 2 of  my @wondersmile clear aligners journey and I’m really excited to see the final results already 😆😁 Can you tell I’ve got them on now?! My front teeth have never been able to touch so I can’t wait for the day when the finally do! It takes some adjusting to but definitely worth it 😁 Would you you straighten your teeth if you had the opportunity to? Blog post and short demo videocoming up on my #alignersexperience so far. #ad #wondersmile #straightteeth #aligners

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A L L O: Allo from thee other side... just dropping this oldie shot by @arewaphotograph . I haven’t shot anything recently because, storms Ciara and Dennis . Actually I tell a lie. I’m currently in hibernation mode and renovating the house is taking over my organisational skills. Also #LoveIsBlindNetflix Part 2 comes out today so... catch me on Twitter 😂 They basically need to pay me for doing promo for this show because chile I been spreading the word 🤣😫🙌🏾

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M E S H - U P: Twinning the background 🖤🤍 #mondaymood😎 Captured by @arewaphotograph

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V A L S , D A R L S: Happy Valentines, ‘Gal’entines Day, ‘Pal’entines Day or whichever one you’re celebrating today 🤎 We tried to keep the Vals tradition alive by eating out and our 3 year old son literally dashed across the restaurant, nearly knocked a table over with me chasing after him as my husband watched in horror. Safe to say, I’m happy to be back home chilling and eating in tonight 😂 Y’all can enjoy. I’m doing Mamantines day in🤷🏾‍♀️😫🤣

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L A T T E: No milk, plenty sugar. Ta 🤎

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Style Diary: Cyrena M

Today’s Style.  read is the perfect fit for Halloween: dark, edgy and intriguing. Her effortless swag is like no other. Meet … Cyrena Monique. I am a British (Jamaican/Dominican Rep/Irish mix),
I run two sites – one is an online mag/blog Freak Deluxe and the other is my personal blog Let Me See Your Wears.
5 things I’ve loved for as long as I can remember – Bashment, Fashion, Sweets, My Hair, the number 5.

I love easy dressing, I’m a jeans and t-shirt kinda gal at heart; styled up with some cute heels, fly jewellery, and a red lip and I’m good to go! I love BLACK,studs, and skulls (I’m kind of annoyed that studs are becoming so mainstream now). When I check it I’m a bit of a rock chick/punk princess. My boy calls me a morpher, says I can rock so many different looks and look good in all of them. Style influencers would be Mary-Kate Olsen, Solange Knowles, Steven Tyler, Elin Kling, Erin Wasson.

-Which brands or designers ‘speak to you’ the most?
Helmut Lang, ASOS, Maison Martin Margiela, Zara, I love Equipment for their button down shirts, Haider Akerman, Topshop, Alexander McQueen, Givenchy by Riccardo Tisci, I love to look at BALMAIN in awe!

– Any beauty secrets?
No secrets, I’ve never been a big beauty fiend; I didn’t start wearing makeup till I was 18. Day to day makeup for me is a barely there eyeshadow, winged eyeliner, a little bronzer and blusher on the cheeks, and either lip balm, nude gloss, or a red lip. Oh wait I do have one beauty secret! To make sure you get great coverage and staying power from your lipstick colour your entire lips with lip liner, then apply the lipstick on top – a makeup artist friend told me that, it works! I have a basket full of lipsticks!!! I don’t bother with foundation or anything like that, I love a good makeup look to look at but not on my face.

-Favourite make-up brands.
MAC, Yves Saint Laurent, Sleek (eyeshadow palettes are great), L’Oreal, NARS, Sephora.

-What is the most beautiful thing about you and how do you accentuate it?
If we’re talking about face I’ve had a lot of complements for my eyes and lips. I almost always wear winged eyeliner, and people love when I rock a red lip! Other than that it’s my legs, for as long as I can remember people have commented on them; because they’re so long!

-If you could trade places with any other person for a week, famous or not famous, living or dead, real or fictional. with whom would it be and why?
Anyone that gets to travel for a living, and I’m not talking about back packing. I’m talking about going to great destinations popular or undiscovered, where I can enjoy great weather, food, people, and shopping.

-Your favourite music track would be…?
Right now I’m loving Gyal a Bubble by Konshens, my inner dancehall queen is dying to break out when I hear it! Other than that it’s Mercy by Kanye West, Pusha T, 2 Chains; I love the hook and the sample!

-What is your favourite trend right now?
I don’t really follow trends you know, just pick and choose little gems I like. I am loving the glam goth trend and also the male inspired tailored look. Basically I love anything that fits in with my laid back wardrobe. In saying that, I am warming up to a peplum but I’m not sure if and where I would wear that. I’m going to make a couple of the looks from the Christian Dior Couture AW12 show, so we’ll see.

-Comment: ‘If you got it, flaunt it’…*
Depends what ‘it’ is!

-If your life was a movie, what would be its title and who would play you?
I don’t know what it would be called, maybe ‘Diary of a Broke Bitch’ ? but Zoe Saldana would definitely be called in for the role!

Your top 5 must-haves.
-A great leather jacket
-Good pair of jeans that make your legs and butt look great
-Red Lipstick
-A closet full of shoes
-A good sense of humour

-Your house is in flames, what one item would you save out of your closet and why?
I can’t!!! My leather jacket that took me 5 hrs to stud by hand? My red Balenciaga Weekender? The dresses I made from scratch?! I have no clue!

-Your all time fashion icon is…
Michael Jackson! I’m sure Balmain look to his costumes every season as inspiration for their collections.

-Your favourite quote/saying
“Everything happens for a reason” Over the last couple of years I’ve come to realise this statement is so true whether good or bad.

-Do you have any blog, video links or website we can catch you at?

Just brilliant isn’t she?

I love your hair. Now I want to try the ombre trend!

What is your take on Cyrena’s style?

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