Guest Post: Rosie Ladkin’s Top 10 Ways to Have the Perfect Autumn Night In!

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The nights are drawing in, it’s all getting a little bit more chilly and there is nothing more appealing than switching your night out in silly shoes and a dress you can’t really walk in for a night in with your slippers and joggers – it’s just a little too grey to step foot outside, or get too dressed up after a busy day!

So here are my 10 steps to the perfect Autumn night in to help ease you into these chilly evenings!

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Runway Report: Fyodor Golan SS16 and Ashleigh & Burwood at London Fashion Week

On Friday 18th September, the BFC show space at Brewer Street Car Park was filled with the scent of home fragrance house Ashleigh & Burwoods’ A Thousand Rose Petals fragrance for the Fyodor Golan SS16 show.

The show exhibited Fyodor Golan’s bold designs for SS16, which included a collaboration with Transformers, tapping into unseen artwork from the 80s to create unique, geometric prints. A common theme of red, pink and yellow roses ran through the collection adding an edgy, feminine aspect to the show which was strongly complemented by the soft release of Ashleigh & Burwoods’ A Thousand Rose Petals. A blend of rich, velvety roses enhanced by warm spices and sparkly aldehydes filled the air, adding a new and creative dimension to the Fyodor Golan collection. A combination of Ashleigh & Burwoods’ A Thousand Rose Petals room sprays and reed diffusers were used to veil the room with fragrance.

The olfactory aspect greatly enhanced the experience, helping the concept behind Fyodor Golans’ SS16 collection to really come to life. Releasing scent into what was already anticipated to be a visually stimulating show created a true sensory experience, the likes of which added a fresh touch to London Fashion Week.

Upcoming blogger Rosie Ladkin of A Girl on a Journey joined Ashleigh & Burwood as a guest at the show, reporting on her blog:

“A lot of the fabrics featured in the SS16 collection include floral patterns or retro flower features in them and filling the venue with a really gorgeous floral scent, “A Thousand Rose Petals”, from Ashleigh & Burwood really tied the whole experience together for me”.

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Autumn Time and the Living is Easy (but the weather is cold)

For those of us living in England, summer ended sometime around the first tube strike. We’ve since been existing in a sort of wardrobe-confused limbo in which we continue to wear flip flops and short sleeved tops in 12 °C weather because it’s August so technically, TECHNICALLY, it’s still summer. We’ve thus duly entered September in varying states of “coming down with something” amid tabloid promises of an impending heatwave. These are all just English traditions we observe yearly, but whether we like it or not, autumn will be here before September is over. The flip flop deadline date is officially somewhere between the 22nd and 23rd September (not quite sure how this works, may be best to just abandon them on the evening of the 21st), after this time it will no longer be socially acceptable to wear flip flops in public. Because it will absolutely, 100%, technically not-be-summer anymore.

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The Scents That Make Sense for Your Home… The Bathroom

You bathe there. You shower there. There’s a sink whose primary function it is to wash your hands and brush your teeth with. Cleaning is a common theme in the bathroom. Endless supplies of water and hygiene products make it the room in the house synonymous with cleanliness. Yet sometimes (quite regularly actually, often more than once a day) this magical cleaning room can smell somewhat… not so clean.

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