Category Archives: LIFESTYLE

MOTIVATION.

ASK FOR IT

This is soooo true, there have been so many things over the years that have happened, wishes come true, people coming into my life – after I’ve vocalised what I really want.

It’s one thing to think about it or wish for it, but once you vocalise it and really mean it – even if it’s just to yourself – a spark happens to set things in motion.  It also gives you the motivation to make it happen even more.

So go on, ask for it, put it out there, let the Universe take it on and send it back to you!

MOTIVATION: CHOOSE HAPPINESS

CHOOSE HAPPINESS

Today’s motivation: Remember you are in charge of the way you feel. I know it can be difficult sometimes but don’t let negative people ruin your mood/day! Take charge and choose happiness, don’t let them bring you down.

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MOTIVATION: MAKING MISTAKES…

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Today’s motivation – “Making mistakes is better than faking perfections”, be real, do you and only you.  Don’t go about pretending to be someone you’re not just to get people to like you.  Nobody is perfect, remember that!  No matter what you think, the majority of people always prefer the real you over the fake one.  If they don’t, f**k ‘em!

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STYLISH HOMEMADE HALLOWEEN COCKTAILS WITH SCHWEPPES

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Quintessentially British brand, Schweppes, are championing the renaissance of adult soft drinking for the next generation this Halloween, by bringing you some delicious Halloween cocktails to satisfy your sweet tooth – the ideal concoctions for getting into the ghoulish spirit.

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YOU ARE INVITED TO MIKE SKINNER’S NEXT LEVEL PARTY!

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Desperados invites you to take your partying to the NEXT LEVEL at The Bussey Building, Peckham, on Friday 17th October.

Curated by Mike Skinner, the Next Level party includes performances from  artists including Stanton Warriors, Preditah, Oxide & Neutrino and

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LANVIN I LOVE YOU – MAKING OF VIDEO

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Under the helm of artistic director Alber Elbaz, Lanvin is now one of the powerhouses of Paris fashion, and his respectful nod to the origins and founding aesthetic of Lanvin is tempered by an unrivaled, transformative energy that has created a new, youthful audience for the house.

One of the pillars of Elbaz’s work, apart from staging dynamic runway presentations, is

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NIKE INSPIRES WOMEN ACROSS EUROPE TO #JUSTDOIT

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As the holiday season approaches, Nike will be celebrating a new movement of female athletes – girls that get up earlier, run faster and go that extra mile to be the best that they can be.  These women are a new breed – claiming their parks, their cities, and celebrating how it feels to always be moving.

This summer

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AND FOR YOU, A WARM BREW OR ICED TEA?

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As I sit here drinking my warm Jasmine tea, an email pops up to say that warm brews are out, and ice tea is in. Why? Because the warm weather is stretching out into October, great no? Sure!

The Amanzi Tea bar in Marylebone offers up a multitude of cool tea drinks from the delicious Bubble Tea, to the more classic iced tea.  With prices starting from £2.95, it couldn’t hurt to try!

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LOVE LIFESTYLE? LOVE THE LORNA SYSON POP-UP SHOP

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British homeware designer Lorna Syson’s Pop-up shop has launched today at Tent London in East London.  Lorna’s home ware designs nostalgic of time gone by, reinterpreted with a modern edge.  They uniquely manage to simultaneously spark nostalgia and satisfy contemporary taste.

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LOOK WHAT WE’VE FOUND – SECRET SALES!!!

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You know we like to share all types of juicy goodness with you here at Freak Deluxe; this has to be one of the juiciest finds yet!

Love shopping? Love a bargain? We like to call them “bar-jins”, even though that’s all kinds of incorrect; when they’re this good, they need a remix – don’t you think? Anyway, if you answered yes to any of the above, you are going to LOVE Secret Sales.

With luxury brands such as Fendi, Louis Vuitton, and Chanel; as well as High St, independent, beauty and lifestyle brands for both men & women – it’s pretty much a one-stop shop with up to 70% off! Guess that’s the Christmas shopping sorted.

You’ll never pay full price again!  Now you do have to register to view the sales, but take it from us, it’s totally worth it!

Oh, you’re welcome!

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HOW TO CHOOSE EFFECTIVE WORKWEAR FOR YOUR EMPLOYEES

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Workwear has changed considerably over the years, and there is now a larger selection of work trousers, shirts and jackets to choose from than ever before. Choosing which garments work best for a particular working environment is not an easy task, but it is possible to make the right purchasing decisions by assessing the needs of employees.

1. Protection

The best workwear will provide protection only where it is needed. For instance, a pair of protective trousers for tradesmen will have extra padding designed to protect the knees whilst kneeling down. For workers spending extended periods of the working day outdoors, warmth and extra layers may be design priorities. There may also be a need to provide protection from rain and exposure to water. Protecting employees is the primary purpose of workwear in challenging work environments – all other considerations should come later.

2. Comfort

A happy worker is usually a productive worker, so providing comfort for employees should be high on an employer’s list of priorities. In hot working conditions, are items of workwear designed to be light and cool? Where manual labour and strenuous activities are part of the normal working day, does the chosen workwear allow for free and unhindered movement. Comfort is key to the productivity of most workers, and choosing the right workwear to deliver it is crucial.

3. Storage

For jobs that require the carrying of tools, equipment and materials, workwear with robust and ergonomic storage options is usually a necessity. Plumbers, carpenters, gardeners and electricians are constantly switching between a myriad of tools throughout the average working day, so providing workwear that allows for safe storage and easy access to those tools is essential.

4. Visibility

Employees who work at night or near traffic need to be visible at all times, and standard items of workwear will simply not suffice. There are some excellent high-vis options available at www.Engelbert-Strauss.co.uk, and they are designed to project an employee’s presence in order to avoid potentially dangerous accidents in working conditions where visibility might be hindered.

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WHAT’S YOUR BIGGEST NIGGLE?

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British lingerie brand Triumph have already solved one of women’s biggest niggles with their newest innovation Magic Wire, or as we like to call it “the unicorn bra“.  Now they’ve made it their mission to find out what the nation’s biggest niggles are, with bad manners and telemarketing calls topping the list; the biggest question is, what bra will solve these problems?

·         People with bad manners and telemarketing calls named the nation’s biggest daily niggle

·         Bras digging, missing the train or bus and not having enough time are top niggles for women in the UK everyday

·         30% of women make a cup of tea or count to 10 to calm down

·         The average woman is niggled six times a day

Bras digging in, men leaving the toilet seat up and not being able to find things in your handbag are among the top annoying ‘niggles’ that women face on a daily basis.

A survey of 2,000 women revealed that on average females experience at least six annoying niggles on a daily basis, including manners (45%), toilet etiquette (31%), ill-fitting lingerie (38%), bad traffic and travel delays (31%) all filling the top 10 of life’s daily annoyances.

The research, for Triumph lingerie, also showed that more than half (59%) of women actively seek help to overcome their daily niggles, with talking to a friend the most popular thing to do (41%). Others resort to visiting online forums for advice (16%), reading features or problem pages in magazines (12%) and self-help books (6%).

The research marks the launch of Triumph’s new innovative Magic Wire bra which offers a solution to the digging in feeling often associated with uncomfortable underwired bras.

“It’s no surprise a bra digging in comes up as one of women’s top niggles. Having spoken to women all over the world about their key hopes of their lingerie, we wanted to tackle various recurring issues head on, and create our most comfortable and supportive bra yet. “

“As this research shows, women want solutions to the niggles they face on a daily basis and our new Magic Wire silicone technology does just that – where the innovation centres around a little piece of silicone in place of a wire providing a great fit and uplift.”

Triumph has also launched a new #Nigglefix campaign, a platform to enable women to share those things that frustrate them on a day-to-day basis and share any top tips on combatting them. The campaign focuses on empowering women to come together and collectively help each other find fixes for their niggles.

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FD LOVES: GEOMETRIC CUSHIONS

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Bold geometrics using repeated patterns and blocks of bright colour are set to be one of 2014’s loudest trends.  Ellie Hyde’s new AW14 Geometric collection is inspired by architectural shapes and patterns found on the London Underground – on posters, tiling and seat materials.  She uses bold, clean lines with a retro inspired colour palette to create eye-catching graphic designs.

Ellie Hyde  Geometric Cushions – £40.00.  Available (from the end of September) exclusively at Graduate Collection – www.graduatecollection.co.uk

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WHAT DO YOU SEE WHEN YOU RUN?

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Adidas has unveiled a unique film that showcases what inspires real women to grab their running shoes and hit the London streets.  Brought to life with a bespoke narration by chart topping British-artist Foxes, the film places a spotlight on the unique experiences enjoyed by runners in the capital, told through the stories of real, influential and aspirational London women.

Foxes’ distinctive voiceover is accompanied by her latest track ‘Glorious’, released this month.  From the iconic sunrise over London Bridge to the bustling markets of Elephant & Castle, the film showcases the sights and experiences that make the capital one of the most exciting cities to run in.

The film has been created using the new adidas Energy Boost footwear, a revolutionary running shoe for women that combines energy return innovation with style led design.  As well as featuring real women that run the city, the film was shot from the perspective of a runner – something that helps brings to life #fromwhereirun, a social media movement encouraging runners to post and share their own running routes.

“This film is particularly important for us, we know that women are running in greater numbers than ever before and we wanted to create something that speaks uniquely to them” said Nick Craggs, adidas Brand Director.  “Everything you see in this film is authentic, from the women featured in it and their stories which are translated into the words spoken by Foxes, to the urban and iconic locations that are so familiar to runners.  The project was completed at every stage by London-based women who run the streets for their own individual reasons; united by a mutual love of running and the city they choose to do it in.”

Share your run view using #fromwhereirun.  Keep up with the adidas running story by following www.facebook.com/adidasrunning and www.twitter.com/adidasrunning. #boost