Archive for the ‘Health and Fitness’ Category

Five Star Workout

Fashion, however glamorous, always seems to involve early starts. London Fashion Week was no exception as I boarded a coach at dawn, clutching my double-strength coffee in the hopes it would make the three-hour journey to central London a little  easier to bear. I doubted that it would ease my nerves or quell my excitement, […]

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Maybe later…Find your motivation

February is a funny month. Most of us will have broken one, if not all, of our New Year’s Resolutions (why did I make them in the first place?) and the rest will have forgotten what they were anyway. A few will have done the inevitable: joined a gym, been a few times and then […]

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Can I talk about dayglo?

When I spoke to Samantha McClary, GB age group triathlete and duathlete, about doing a feature for Cheltenham Fashion Week, her first question was ‘can I talk about dayglo? I love it. Half of my wardrobe is dayglo.’ Of course I said yes – personally I think as the evenings draw in there is no […]

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Gymluxe

We Brits can be proud to have our capital city rank amongst the most fashionable cities in the world, but where does sports fashion feature, and what about the rest of the UK? Is our fashion capital in fact the game, set and match of British sportswear talent? A decade ago perhaps it was – […]

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A Fashionista’s Guide to CrossFit Part Two: Grace vs Kelly

I could’ve done with a glossary when I started CrossFit. I still remember it clearly. Standing alone in the middle of the gym, buff blokes around me lifting twice my body weight, clutching my new workout programme – with absolutely no clue what to do for the simple reason that at the top of the […]

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(Knee) Sock it to Me

You can describe CrossFit fashion – which I shall refer to simply as CFF – in much the same way as you can a CrossFitter: well-made, attentive to detail, and normally rather attractive. CF’ers are a discerning bunch who understand the demands of the sport: quite rightly, we also want clothing that’s up to the […]

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#FitNotThin: A Fashionista’s Guide to CrossFit (Part One)

If you ever want someone to look at you as though you’re a bit nuts, just say to them these three simple words: ‘I do CrossFit’. If they know what it is – and more and more people do as the fitness phenomenon continues to spread – your likely response will be somewhere between raised […]

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Charli Cohen

People like Charli Cohen restore my faith in the fashion industry. Graduating as Womenswear Student of the Year from Kingston University, being touted as one of Britain’s hottest young designers and receiving multiple awards nominations for her high-fashion fitnesswear might make some young women diva-esque to say the least. Not Charli. She is an absolute […]

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HIIT Me Baby One More Time

Let’s face it: a typical day in the life of a woman used to go something like this: 1. Put on corset 2. Do some sewing 3. Host suitor for afternoon tea 4. Adjust corset (to avoid passing out) 5. Darn father’s socks before supper. In 2013, it’s about as far removed from that as […]

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The Biggest Debate

You can’t have failed to notice the fashion and celebrity world has been alight with Big Apple-flavoured flames for the last week. In amongst the slick catwalk shows and glamorous collections nestle a few key headlines. This year, one headline has to be Eden Miller’s collection: made for and modelled entirely by plus-size women. And […]

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