The next trailblazing woman who inspired the Haute Bohemians collection is creative icon Helena Bonham Carter.
She embodies the bohemian spirit through her illustrious and varied acting career, her changeability, and her unconventional style. Many of you may remember her wearing mismatched shoes on the red carpet! I admire her ability to transform into any role, and her readiness to try different characters and genres. I especially loved her as Bellatrix Lestrange for the Harry Potter films and then most recently the complete transformation into Princess Margaret for season 3 of The Crown. Helena also created her own fashion line “The Pantaloonies,” which was inspired by Victorian fashion combined with her own eclectic add ons to create a scrapbook effect, which embodies the bohemian fashion trend of creating new things by combining what you can find from the past with new ideas.
Helena inspires me as she has always been determined to be herself, never let herself be confined or restricted by others’ opinions or expectations, and never fails to experiment with her style and creativity. - A x
Gynaecological cancer. How much do you know about it? ...Yeah, we didn’t know too much either! Which is why we chatted with very inspiring woman and the founder of the Talk Peach Foundation, Tash Crosby, so we could understand how to protect ourselves. This is IMPORTANT stuff - like the fact that one New Zealander dies every 48 hours of ovarian cancer alone (that's more more than melanoma). Please read our interview with Tash below - you won't regret it.
Are you looking for a new read to get lost in this summer or some last minute gift ideas for the holiday season? Well, look no further! I’ve put together a list of books that I have been enjoying lately and also some that I am really hoping to get to over the next few weeks.
Summer is here and we couldn't be happier about it! Even better – our summer artworks by the talented Claire Redford have arrived. We chatted (remotely!) with Claire about her new works, Just Past Paradise, and a summer to look forward to after what seemed like a never-ending lockdown.
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There are three body measurement points that you need to know to ensure a great fit – bust, waist, and hips.
When taking your body measurements, wear the undergarments you normally wear for the most accurate results. Use a flexible tape measure, or a piece of string and ruler, and hold it around each body point so it is comfortably snug. If the tape is cutting into your flesh, it is too tight.
To ensure an accurate measurement around your body, keep the measuring tape as level as possible from front to back. We recommend measuring yourself in front of a mirror so you can check this from a side view. If you can, get a friend to help you to ensure the most accurate measurements.
Bust: Wrap the measuring tape around your back and where the tape meets across the fullest point of your bust is your bust measurement.
Waist: Wrap the measuring tape around your natural waist, the slimmest part of your torso, pulling the ends to the front. Where they meet is your waist measurement.
Hips: Wrap the measuring tape around the widest part of your bottom – this is usually low down towards your thighs. As with your bust and waist measurements, where the tape meets is your hip measurement.
Length: To measure the length of individual garments against your body it is best to measure down the centre of your back. To do this, start the measuring tape at either the base of your neck for dresses and tops, or at your waist for skirts. Measure down your body to the measurement listed in the garment description. This will show you where the garment comes to on you. When you are measuring for length, remember to make sure you are standing completely upright – it is best to have someone help you with this. Alternatively, compare the measurement with the length of a garment you already have.
If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact Annabelle – firstname.lastname@example.org, she is here to help.