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Bestival Sass '18

This year Bestival made it's return on August 2nd - 5th at the incredible Lulworth Castle for four days of sassy, glitter fuelled and EXTRA AF fun. Let me just begin by praising hallelujah to the fact that they decided to hold the festival a month earlier this year. As much as I enjoyed it in September unfortunately if you live in the UK you'll understand the frustration that is accompanied by September due to the uncertainty of weather conditions. Muddy boots aren't quite as much fun and most definitely are not sassy! Anyway, this year Bestival attendees were graced with endless sun and it was incredible.

 Shop the light up face gems from  Festival Faces Group here.

Shop the light up face gems from Festival Faces Group here.

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If you've been keeping up with my festival glamping over the past couple of years then you'll know how much I love staying with Hotel Bell Tent. The name of their company pretty much sums up the type experience you will have. Their pamper tent is definitely my favourite part of the package which comes with huge hollywood style mirrors perfect for all sassy festival queens to get ready each morning. Guest facilities consist of a reception where the staff are based to host guests, a phone charging tent, pamper tent and a cosy communal tent for relaxing. Click here to check out their website for further information about their services and any upcoming events.

 Shop the face gems from Shine Shack   here.

Shop the face gems from Shine Shack here.

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This year's theme was 'Circus' which obviously means dress as crazy and as colourful as you can, so I did just that. As much as I idolise Grace Jones she definitely gave me a run for my money with the plethora of gorgeous headdresses that she wore for her sassy performance. Now when I say never fail to show up and slay EXTRA AF, that is how we should all do it! Yaaas Grace Jones. Make sure to watch my 'Festival' highlight on my Instagram to catch up if you missed out on my live Bestival updates.

 Shop the iridescent sequin coat from  Glitter Disco Child here.

Shop the iridescent sequin coat from Glitter Disco Child here.

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I truly believe that festivals are definitely some of the happiest places on earth, I never fail to meet so many lovely and crazy individuals. This was my third year attending Bestival for 'The most colourful show on earth' and what a fantastic weekend it was! My first ever sassy Bestival after movie will be going live to my YouTube very channel soon so make sure to keep and eye out for it. I'll see you next year Bestival!

Stay sassy, xoxo

Gypsy Crown Hat: Electric Peacock

Sequin Epaulettes: Burning Playa

Triangle Bralet: Seadragon Studio

Holographoic Hot Pants: Seadragon Studio

Feather Mohawk: Feathers & Thread

Eye Eye Captain Hat: Gypsy - Blood

Iridescent Sequin Coat: Glitter Disco Child

Deadmau5 bra: RML Designs

Timberland Boots: Office

Fishnet Tights: Boohoo

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El Dorado Festival Sass '18

El Dorado Festival where do I even begin? Three years running, three times better than ever and three days of sassy festival fun. Let's just start with the fact that the weather was on point! Not a cloud in sight and the sun was shining over the beautiful site set in Herefordshire's Eastnor Castle. Of course your girl was glamping with Hotel Bell Tent who never fails to impress with their super cute luxury bell tents.

This season I made it my mission to ensure my festival outfits were to be even bigger and EXTRA AF. I was lucky enough to work with three of my favourite festival/carnival themed brands Feathers & Thread, RML Designs and Seadragon Studio. The dress up themes for this year was their traditional 'Gold treasures' and 'Disco Kings & Queens.' So obviously as the festival Queen I had to come through and serve some sassy festival goodness for you all. 

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Let's start with these INSANE feather headdresses! Every Queen needs a crown right? The talented Anna Turton of Feathers & Thread cooked up some serious magic with these headdresses. The Gold feather sequin headdress is carefully handmade with peacock feathers and finished of with gold sequin detail. Feathers & Thread's new collection consists of their carefully constructed luxurious feather mowhawks that are undeniably designed to SLAY & stand out from the crowd. Also designed by Feathers & Thread are the epaulette shoulder pieces which were the perfect addition to my Saturday & Sunday themed outfits. I had a vision, we discussed ideas and they were executed above and beyond my wildest expectations! Shop the Feathers & Thread store here and be amazed.

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If you're after the ultimate festival bra or accessories then you definitely need to check out RML Designs. San Diego based designer Marisa Nicole created my stunning festival bra's and fluffy purple sergeant hat. All of her designs are also handmade with the most exquisite detail. The fluffy sergeant hat pictured was finished off with LED lights. Marisa has also introduced a brand new collection of funky sergeant hats to store (which I admittedly would love one of each), each of which can be styled in an array of outfits whatever the occasion.  Shop the RML Designs Etsy store here.

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 Shop RML Designs   here.

Shop RML Designs here.

It's safe to say that El Dorado definitely has to be one of my favourite festivals. I've been attending since their first year and it's been fantastic having the opportunity to watch them grow. This is a music festival that has maintained it's essence of boutique uniqueness, a wonderland of fun and fantasy. This year they introduced their brand spanking new woodland stage 'The Nest.' Tucked away under the trees this new stage definitely is their hidden gem with awesome jungle vibes. Headlined by Mr Scruff the atmosphere was incredibly fun and lively.

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Shop Feathers & Thread here.

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  Sister Sledge headlining the Garden Stage.

Sister Sledge headlining the Garden Stage.

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Sunday's Disco Kings & Queen's theme was appropriately headlined by the iconic Sister Slegde. Their sassy performance concluded with a an amazing fireworks display. Can we please just enjoy it all over again please? I'm already looking forward to next year! Check out the official pictures on their Facebook page here.

For the duration of the festival I was also a busy butterfly capturing lot's of filmed footage of my outfits and my overall El Dorado experience. Keep an eye out for my upcoming sassy El Dorado Festival after movie that will be live on my YouTube channel very soon. If you haven't already, make sure to subscribe to my channel here.

Stay el sassy, xoxo

Gold Feather Headdress: Feathers & Thread

Gold Tassel Epaulettes: Feathers & Thread

Beaded Plunge Bra: RML Designs

Purple Sergeant Hat: RML Designs

Purple Shell Bra: RML Designs

Rainbow Feather Headdress: Feathers & Thread

Sequin Tassel Epaulettes: Feathers & Thread

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Pulse Light Clinic Sass

 Pulse Light Clinic has two London branches based in Tottenham Court Road and Bank

Pulse Light Clinic has two London branches based in Tottenham Court Road and Bank

Hey darlings,

Wanna know what I've been getting up to for the past few months? Welllllll... I decided to start the process of laser hair removal. Now let's be honest, for those of you who also prefer to be smooth and hairless the process of constant shaving, waxing etc can be rather tedious. Now before I get into the details I want to make it very clear that I completely respect those of you who prefer to stay au natural, it's all down to personal preference and regardless a woman/man's body should be respected.

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So, I had been contemplating the laser hair removal route for a few years now however I'd read about some horror stories/rumours that had slightly put me off. However further research lead me to come across Pulse Light Clinic who offer a range of skin treatments specialising in laser treatments such as laser hair removal.

The benefits of laser hair removal:

1. Reduction of ingrown hairs

2. Smoother skin

3. Not having to shave or wax

4. Less irritation to the skin

5. Permanent hair reduction

6. Reduces excessive hair growth (PCOS)

7. Smaller pores & easy stress free body

The way laser hair removal works is by the laser targeting the melanin in the dark hair follicle, to which the hair follicle is destroyed through a process called Photothermolysis. But as a lady with dark skin which obviously means high levels of melanin this was a concern, which then lead me to wonder "how on earth is that supposed to be safe if used on dark skin?" However after speaking with Pulse light clinic and reading into the treatment it was brought to my attention that newer laser machines have been designed to detect dark skin from the hair follicle, resulting in successful treatments for people with dark skin too. The most recommended laser for dark skin is the Gentle Max Pro.

I quickly booked my consultation a their Tottenham Court Road clinic which is free of charge including a patch test, after 48 hours I was ready to start my laser hair removal treatment. The results Have been incredible! I could literally notice a difference after my first session. The recommended amount of sessions are up to eight dependant on the persons hair every six weeks. Head over to their website here for further info about laser hair removal and their range of services they have on offer. Keep your eyes peeled for news about what area I'll be moving onto next! 

Stay sassy, xoxo

Outfit details

Jacket - Topshop

 T shirt - Liquor N Poker (SASSY-20 discount code for 20% off)

Sunglasses - Jimmy Fairly

Jeans - Topshop

Shoes - Vans

 

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London Lifestyle Awards 2017

Hey darlings, 

It's here, it's arrived! On Tuesday 14th November I attended the London Lifestyle Awards which has most definitely earned its right to be London's best night of the year. In attendance were London's best businesses, entrepreneur's and public figures. Their seventh year welcomed the awards on an even bigger and better scale hosted at London's multi award winning events venue The Brewery where guests arrived suited, booted and of course sassy. The dress code was so rightly stated as 'Dress for the Press' . The evening commenced with a drinks reception followed by fine dining which then lead on to the very much anticipated awards ceremony. We then celebrated and danced the night away with a special after party to conclude.

Sassy Fashion Rudy & London Lifestyle Awards CEO Jason Gale

This year I opted for a sassy mermaid vibe in my gorgeous silk gown with lace detail and sassy slit. Party season is in full swing and this is the perfect statement number for those of you who are feeling extra sassy. Team with velvet heels and a matching red lip. To steal my look visit House of CB for the gown here, and the velvet heels from JustFab here. Happy shopping!

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And the 2017 winners are...

1. Coffee Shop of The Year - My Place Soho

2. Cultural attraction of The Year - The British Museum

3. Best Live Entertainment of The Year - The London Cabaret Club

4. Late Night Venue of The Year - Tape London

5. Beauty Facility of The Year - EF Medispa

6. Bar of The Year - Radio Rooftop Bar

7. Restaurant of The Year - Coya

8. Fitness Facility of The Year - Barry's Bootcamp

9. Members Club of The Year - South Kensington Club

10. Fashion Retailer of The Year - Emma Willis

11. Hair Salon of The Year - Errol Douglas

12. Pub of The Year - The Lighterman

13. Hotel of The Year - The Mondrian

14. Theatre Show of The Year - Harry Potter and The Cursed Child

15. Busker of The Year - El'tee

16. Best New Lifestyle Business - Albert's Club

17. Outstanding contribution to London Lifestyle - Beaufort House Chelsea

18. Lifestyle Business of The Year - MNKY HSE

A huge congratulations to the well deserved winners! It must be celebrated that you are a significant contribution as to what makes our capital city London as fabulous (and sassy) as it is. Let's not forget to give a well done to our fantastic shortlisted nominees. If you're ever stuck for what to do around London and need some ideas, make sure to check out the winners and the fantastic experiences they have to offer. Unfortunately I hear far too often from people based in London that even though they have lived here for several years they still haven't bothered to experience many of the amazing places that make London so fabulous. Now if I have anything to do with it that definitely has to change... Click on the links above, you're spoilt for choice!.

I gave you several live sneak peaks of the awards on my Instagram stories so take a look at the official video below to get a further look into what the glamorous night held. Cheers to 2017!

Stay sassy, xoxo

 

 

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