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Hello and Goodbye!

Hello and Goodbye! 0

Hello Freya fans! My name’s Katie Antoniou and I’m thrilled to be one of Freya’s new bloggers. I’m actually about to head off on holiday to America, so I thought I’d write a quick blog post to introduce myself and give you a peek inside my luggage before I set off. Pictured are some of my hand luggage essentials for a long trip- starting in the top left and working clockwise:

Music: I like to have something new on my ipod for a long plane journey- at the moment I have Gabby Young and Other Animals’ new album which has been the soundtrack to my summer.

Luxe City Guides: I used to have a real aversion to travel guides; so many just send you straight to all the tourist sites, whereas I actually prefer to discover all the best local hang-outs. I was sent the Luxe limited edition bespoke White Linen summer collection recently- you get to choose which 5 city guides it includes- and was thrilled to see that the London guide book included all the spots I would recommend to someone visiting our capital. I took this to be a good sign that these guys actually know what they’re talking about, so I’m looking forward to discovering other cities with their insider knowledge!

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Delving Beyond the Wardrobe

Delving Beyond the Wardrobe 0

Hello Freya Fans! Great to meet you all and so excited to be here blogging about the fabulous-ity of Freya, as one of their Winners of the 2012 Blog Star 2 Competition.

I am thrilled to be part of ‘Team Fitting Talk’ as a personal stylist and shopper based in the North West who has spent the last 5 years telling any woman who will listen about how a well-fitting bra can transform the look of any outfit, and go a long way to boosting confidence, in addition to boosting other more obvious assets!

I’m Nicola Cupples, a 31 year old gal living in Cheshire otherwise known as Style Companion who has quite a serious obsession with clothes and wardrobes – other people’s that is! Yes as a Personal Shopper my ‘office’ is actually inside other people’s wardrobes or a changing room somewhere, where I continue my mission to boost the confidence of women across the land by helping them to rediscover their style or indeed find new inspiration.

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Going Strapless and heels hurt!

Going Strapless and heels hurt! 0

Life has been manic lately. Trying to find the time to site down at the computer without someone telling they need a wee, or a drink, or so and so has taken there toy has become tough. I have also had lots of work commitments on top of a husband that has taken on extra work, so for the last four weeks I have had kids seven days a week and no break (an this week will make three!). I only tell you this because I have not stopped by for a few weeks and have missed the glamour and adult company that is Freya Fitting Talk.

So my last break was four weeks ago when I attended another conference in London. This one was aimed more at the Mummy market but had some fabulous speakers like Sarah Brown and Cherry Healey and Katie Hill all there. It was spread over two days and was full on with seminars you could attend, PR networking, photography workshops and of course an award ceremony.

It was inspiring and brain buzzing and exhausting but I really enjoyed it.

Of course the key thing about preparing for such events is the ‘What to wear scenario?”

I determined to wear heals on the Friday. I love shoes, is it one of my passions but the practicality of wearing these days is not so good, so they stay and look beautiful in the wardrobe, teasing me.

Out they came on Friday – my beautiful Office shoes in a nude colour. OMG how much have I forgotten what heels are like? To say my feet hurt by the end of the day was an understatement. I feared I might never walk again! They did look good though!

going strapless and heels hurt!

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Fifty shades of… lingerie!

Fifty shades of… lingerie! 0

So own up….who else has been reading Fifty Shades of Grey?

I was being bombarded by my friends on this ‘must read’ book and not one to want to miss out felt the need to purchase the erm…..set!

Well, it has been an education I can tell you!

Christian Grey – Mr fifty shades of completely messed up in the head, is in fact a magnet not only pulling Ana (the lucky girl ) under his spell but the reader in as well. As much as your head is saying ‘Oh no, not for me thank you’, you kind of want to understand where Christian is coming from (no pun intended) as it actually seems all so exciting. I think it is because underneath it all, you hope it is more than just the sex and actually a love story!

I am onto the second book. I read the first in three days (the children had to fend for themselves) and whilst it is not literary genius it is rather entertaining with quite a good psychological underpinning to it. Beside when Charles Dickens wrote his first novels, people were not all that impressed at the time and look at him now!

It got me thinking. Whilst I am perfectly happily with my ‘Vanilla sex’ (You will need to read the book to know what this means as I am not about to embark on a sex education class right now! *BLUSH!* ) I am not adverse to vanilla sex moving from Tesco finest to Waitrose, or even Harrods own!

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Are you Freya’s new blog star? 0

So, its been over a year since we all started blogging here on Fitting Talk, and the lovely Kerry was crowned the Blog Star! Now it’s YOUR chance to work with Freya; if you love fashion, lingerie and blogging this is such a brilliant chance for you.

Launched today on the main website, the competition – named Blog Star 2 -  has returned to offer bloggers and lingerie and fashion lovers the chance to join me and the others here on the Freya blog panel. More