Farfetch X Barrecore Event 

A couple of weeks ago Farfetch invited myself and a selection of other blogger down for a Barre and Breakfast event. We were celebrating the launch of new activewear lines to their site. It was instantly a yes from me. Activewear, Barrecore and breakfast yes please!

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We headed to Mayfair to start our morning with a class at Barrecore. At this point I was 11weeks into my prep- so 2 weeks out from my competition. I walked in feeling pretty confident that as a dancer and in comparison to my other weights sessions, the class would be a breeze. I couldn’t have been more wrong. The class brought about a new stimulus for my muscles and a lot of isolation work for legs and glutes. Having trained legs the day before it is safe to say I found it rather difficult and experienced that really great burning sensation through most of the exercises. I would definitely recommend Barrecore to anyone, whether you’re a serial class pass user or just fancy trying something different, you’re in for a great workout!

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After Barrecore we made our way to NAC for a beautiful breakfast! Luckily for me it was a high carb day and due to being on prep I had to pick something from the menu that was close to what I would usually have in my plan. I opted for an apple Bircher topped with poached quince and a cinnamon and star anise drizzle. It was BEAUTIFUL! Definitely something I’m interested in trying to make myself for sure, I washed it down with a strong black Americano- of course!

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It was so lovely around the table talking blogging, fashion, photography and lifestyles with all of the other amazing girls and the Farfetch team. A very inspiring morning full of new experiences and celebrations. I can’t wait to give my new Varley crop top and Nike trainers a test drive.

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If you’ve never tried Barrecore before and it interests you head over to their site here and get yourself booked in! Also make your way over to the Farfetch website and get filling your basket with all of the gorgeous activewear they have up now!

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Thank you Farfetch for an amazing morning! If only every Wednesday started like this!

Love Char x

Images in this post are a combination of images taken by myself and by the official event photographer- not to be used without permission

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charlotteXmalcolm – Fitness/Swimwear Collab

Hello!

So I’m feeling pretty much on top of the world right now. Last weekend I escaped from West Sussex where I have been coaching dance and ran away back to London for the whole weekend. Since I knew this was my plan I contacted a Malcolm Fitt and asked if he wanted to get together and make the most of my visit back to London and shoot together….I have just received my images back from the shoot  on Sunday 16th August. I love love love them!

As you may have seen, Malcolm (the photographer) and I have collaborated a few times now. This shoot particularly, was more of a creative exchange as we both had an idea each and style we wanted to achieve so we split the shoot into two sections. The first was a fitness shoot proposed by myself as I would really like to try and branch out into more fitness/ Sports/ activewear modelling. Whilst I am on top of my body and training, it would have been a shame to have missed this opportunity to shoot. The weather couldn’t have been more perfect, the sun was shining and bouncing off of my skin emphasising the shadows in my muscle tone and definition making me look strong and lean. We worked with three outfits and both agreed on the same favourite one. The mint green Nike sports bra with the Adidas tights and Nike trainers.  The combination created a crisp, professional look that really complimented my body. The mint green worked with my skin tone to make me look like I had a healthy golden glow, whilst the stripes running down the side of the Adidas tights lengthened my legs. I am so happy with the images as a whole. To me they look like something you could easily find in a Women’s Health magazine, that sort of feel.  That’s what I think anyway, have a look for yourself and see if you agree…

The latter part of the shoot was swimwear. I found myself THE most gorgeous and flattering swimsuit by South Beach Swim. The high neckline compliments my shape as I have a small chest and also small shoulders.  The cut of the leg and bum were gorgeous too, elongating my legs and giving the illusion that I do in fact have a fuller bum than I actually do (which is great). If it was acceptable, I would wear it everyday because it made me feel great! It also helped that it was white which made me look tanned too (always great!) The feel we were going for was more of a St Tropez ad campaign rather than swimwear catalogue. I believe we achieved just that between the white swimsuit, wet hair and greenery for a backdrop. The feel is classy, elegant and tropical. But don’t take my word for it, have a look yourself!

Charlotte’s physique is particularly suited to form fitting outfits so both of these themes were great. As I said, Charlotte and I have worked together a few times now in a collaborative mutually beneficial capacity. We are open to each other’s suggestions and ideas and know how to work together to achieve them as smoothly as possible.  We also respect each other’s complete (and some times brutal) honesty when it comes to reviewing the photographs post-shoot. (Fitt, 2015)

Both Malcolm and I are very pleased with the overall result of both parts to the shoot, I have incorporated a few of the images into this post but to see more of the shoot have a look here.

Boho Field Shoot with Malcolm SK Fitt Photography

On Saturday 30th May I had the opportunity to shoot once again with Malcolm Fitt. You may (or may not) have read on here that we previously shot together in January on a ‘Nike style’ shoot in the freezing cold. The shoot was fun and Malcolm was great to shoot with so we decided to shoot again on a different theme, This shoot was a Boho fashion shoot in a field in London. The locations were perfect, two parts of one field. First location was long grasses and the second, a field of summery buttercups, both giving a completely different feel to the images and my look. The weather was just perfect. It was like London decided to have a day of summer amongst a period of hideous rain and cold. There were these amazing clouds in the sky that added depth and contrast in the background. We shot the first location in the long grasses in a selection of outfits and then reviewed the images before returning to shoot in the second location later on. Here have a look at some images from the first location:

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So, after reviewing and rehydrating we headed back to the field to dance among the buttercups. It was SUCH a beautiful location and so summery. Literally the perfect set up with the sun out as well.  Take a look :

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© Malcolm SK Fitt Photography

Malcolm is really great to work with, he makes you feel really comfortable in from of the camera and has such a great eye. So great that I struggled to pick out my favourite shots I highly recommend him as a photographer and you should head over and look at his website right now! http://www.malcolmskfitt.co.uk If you want to see more from the shoot head over to ‘The Gallery‘. What’s next? We are already planning to shoot at sunrise in late June and I can’t wait! ~C xx

Sneak Peak

On Saturday May 30th, I spent the day with Malcolm Fitt shooting a variety Boho Fashion looks. It was a really great day shooting but I’ll tell you more about it in my next post.

I am currently waiting to receive the images through to use but here is a sneak peak at what you’re in for. Once I have more images, I’ll post again and share them with you… I can’t wait!

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In the mean time, why not have a look at our previous shoot together  here and also at his website: http://www.malcolmskfitt.co.uk

~ C xx