FASHION MONTH: CONDENSED

As mad as it sounds - this is a trend I want to try, and actually think may look super cool if done right! Paired with caught in the rain hair, ruffled dresses and edgy biker boots, this is the look for 2018. 

TREND: MEDITERRANEAN STYLE

As far as I know, I don't have a drop of mediterranean blood in me, yet it is a half life that I have lived since I was around 10 years old. When I was very young my grandparents decided to relocate to a small fishing town in Greece, and twice yearly we would go out and visit them. In a traditional town where everyone knew everyone, my sister and I grew up with greek children, eating mediterranean meze's, learning to swim in the Aegean sea, and wandering up and down the old markets.

HOW TO DRESS 'CHANEL' ON A BUDGET

Pair a classic black and white contrast cardigan with palazzo trousers similar to one of the looks seen in Karl Lagerfeld's F/W17 pre-fall show. Pharrell Williams sported pearls among classic gold chains, Sophia Richie wore leggings embellished with golden buttons, and Lily-Rose Depp bared her midriff in a beautiful shimmering two piece. 

WHY HOOP EARRINGS ARE THE BEST RECURRING TREND

Johnny Depp, Boyzone, Eminem and Brian Austin Green pre Megan Fox all contributed to making hoop earrings a 'thing' in the 90's. Then we saw much larger hoops on Jennifer Lopez, Angelina Jolie and Rihanna and the trend was confirmed. We all owned them, and we rocked them - whether it was with our timberland boots, our cargo pants or our Adidas poppers.

THE TRENDS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT

Gingham is the trend you kind of want to wear but don't, it looks super cute and gives that high school 'innocence' look, but at the same time every girl and her dog are wearing it. To style it best, wear dramatic or cool cuts as opposed to flat fabrics. Investing in better quality fabrics will help here, and if you are concerned about spending too much money on a trend piece don't panic - gingham always comes back around!

MUTED BLUSH - MY NEW NEUTRAL

It may sound ridiculous but introducing new colours, scratch that, tones in to my wardrobe can be daunting. As a self-confessed minimalist I generally only wear shades of black, white and grey, occasionally pale blue denim and nudes.

YOUR 2017 GYM NECESSETIES

Accessories you never knew you needed until now, and gym bag must-haves I now couldn't live without! 2017 is the time for a fresh gym wardrobe and a kick start of new motivation for all of us, and i'm working with a new trainer in a new gym to keep me dedicated. After training at my previous gym for around 5 years with little guidance I needed a change of scenery, a tailored programme and someone to keep me focused when I was slacking! I will also be having my nutrition, moods and sleep monitored to improve my overall wellness.

TREND: KENDALL'S PARTY WARDROBE

This Elie Saab look worn by Kendall in Cannes looked as if it was made for her. The neutral feathers, lace and matching sultry robe paired with diamond earrings are a match made in heaven. And now we can shop similar lace co-ords from websites such as Revolve and Asos - we can only dream of having the overall Jenner effect, but we can certainly try!

OBSESSING OVER: ZARA WOMAN STUDIO

Over the past few weeks, Zara have been teasing me to death uploading sneak peeks to instagram of their 'Zara woman studio collection' - and as a self-confessed Zara obsessive but also lover of quality and originality I really could not wait.

ESSENTIAL FALL/WINTER PAIRINGS

This year has gone by in a blink. Already we are in Autumn/Fall and soon we will be hitting winter. My favourite season is winter for many reasons - the layering of clothes, the scent of seasonal candles, dark nights at home in your silky white pyjamas and plenty of indulgent food and drinks.

HOW TO WEAR SEASON 4 THIS FALL

Greatly anticipated and long awaited, Kanye West showcased his Spring 2017 Ready-to-wear Yeezy collection a few days ago at the Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms Park in New York City. Of course we were expecting nude tones and lots of monochrome pieces (which I am always ecstatic to see) but the statements for this collection were in the new colour ways, the varied styles of knee high boots, incredibly cool oversized coats and focus on fitted knitwear.

INGRAINED MISOGYNY - BY KIM DANIELS

As a woman I feel it's so important for us to support each other in every way possible. Being mindful of your fellow woman should be a natural instinct. I've certainly had my own issues with my body going through high school, specifically my breasts.

TREND: DRAMATIC CUTS

Man-repelling looks, oversized pieces and dramatic cuts have been taking over the runway recently, and have now started to trickle their way down to the high street too. I was so inspired reading about the innovative designs of Ellery a few months back in Vogue,

TREND: LOVE, FROM HAVANA

Cuba - it's the caribbean island nation majorly influencing the fashion world right now and has most likely been influencing your wardrobe without you even realising. But the reason we are crushing on Cuba is not just the authentic music, rum, cigars and incredible 16th century architecture - the laid-back street-style of the residents of Cuban capital Havana has had us all shopping for bardot tops, loafers and cuban-collared shirts.

TREND: SILK AND SLUMBER

Sleepwalking - the comfiest trend of this year so far and a trend I personally have slowly (but surely) fallen in love with. The perfect combination of sensual silk, complete comfort and an effortless twist on relaxed tailoring.

TREND: WOMEN LIBERATED

I have to admit I have always been a fan of the 'no-bra' look. When I am wearing an outfit that is backless, strapless or is made with a certain fabric - i think nothing looks better with that look than going braless. Of course it isn't for everyone - as I have a smaller chest I can get away without the support.

ACTIVEWEAR FOR THE MODERN MINIMALIST

I find it so difficult sometimes to find gym and sports clothes that are comfortable to work out in, good quality and long-lasting, and fit the colour scheme of black, white or nude. Over the past four years I have been trying to build a collection of gym clothes I can throw on and be comfortable but pieces that are cool enough to wear out for coffee too.

ZARA'S DESIGNER DUPES

Zara have got it so right with their new season bag collection, they have taken inspiration from the likes of Saint Laurent and Stella McCartney to produce beautiful shoulder bags and cross body bags and I feel like I need all of them!