Lela London: Brit/American globetrotter. Co-founder of Digital PR agency AR&L and blogger. I like to use this so-called lifestyle blog to make you smile while you listen to me ramble about fashion, beauty, lifestyle, travel, food, music, and more.
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...write for: The Hunger, The Huffington Post, Apparel Insiders, Vauxhall Fashion Scout, Access-Fashion, Crafty Magazine, She Said Beauty.
...featured in: Company Magazine, Marie Claire, The LA Times, Refinery29, The Telegraph, i, Stylist's Emerald Street, Stylelist, The Fashion Spot, Styleite, Posh Beauty, Beauty Riot.
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Category Archives: Pinterest
When I was a teenage girl I loved collecting magazines. Ripping magazines to pieces and sticking pages all over my walls (sup, old school Pinterest) was an activity that took up many of my afternoons and aided all homework procrastination. With an increase in age, decrease in spare time and adult awareness in its environmental impact, this tradition has been tossed in the proverbial trashcan. This isn’t to say I have lost my passion for magazines. I still hoard them…now, in a new way – with the LeKiosk app.
Simply, LeKiosk is a 3d magazine kiosk that lets you build your own library of magazines. With package deals (3 magazines for £4.99 or 10 magazines for £9.99) and a slew of international titles available, it is by far the easiest and cheapest way I have found to build a stellar reading collection. I use the Android version but it is available on the AppStore and Windows Store, too.
Personal recommendations for June: Woman’s Health, Company, Vogue.
Though I seem to have less of them than I would like, I am a big fan of a Girl’s Night In (Deliverance and movie marathons are a personal favourite). It doesn’t really surprise me that, when compared to a Girl’s Night Out, 80% of ladies said a night in with the girls was best for having a laugh.
Feeling inspired, I took to Pinterest today hoping to collect inspiration and plan a few future Girl’s Night In extravaganzas:
Pinterest ideas for a Girl’s Night In
A Girl’s Night In with Southern Hospitality
A selection of crafts for a Girl’s Night In
Girl’s Night In meets Game Night
Girl’s Night meets Girl’s Dinner: Pizza Party Style
The Bridesmaids Movie Viewing Party: The Ultimate Girl’s Night
Which is your favourite idea for a Girl’s Night In?
Considering I am currently on a comedown from my incredible vacation in America, I jumped right on the chance to participate in this travel-based competition from luxury holidays company Cox & Kings. (A trip to Warsaw is up for grabs!)
A few bloggers – myself included – have been invited to create a “holiday wardrobe” Pinterest board of 10 items that represent the country of our choice. Because I have been obsessed with this country (slash elephants) since the age of 7, I knew that South Africa would be my immediate choice.
My pinned choices represent both my personal taste and the country itself. You may notice that each colour on the country’s flag (green, white, yellow, black, white, navy blue, red) have been accounted for.
Over the past ten years, South Africa has also developed into a major wine producer with incredible vineyards, so I knew that I wanted to get a beautiful wine-coloured evening piece in there somewhere. At the same time, I feel that South Africa is a country that – at least in the daytime – should be vigorously explored. A “bite the bullet and wear flats” location. Flats done the Lela way, with these eye-catching angel wing sandals that remind me of flight…of travel…while remaining appropriately comfortable.
When I think of South Africa, Ladysmith Black Mambazo – the country’s most famous musical export – always comes to mind. In honour of her creative genius, I have included this lightweight “Ladysmith” blazer from Jack Wills. Tailor made holidays tailored by clothing name? Yes, I’m that compulsive.
Last but not least, there are some definite essentials that cannot afford to be missed. Por ejemplo, Fodor’s illustrated guide to South Africa (because every fashionista loves visual information!), a high-quality SPF, and a deluxe travel kit of beauty booty.
Safe and happy travels!
Click here for the Pinterest board!
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