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On Sunday, I stood proudly on the Bafta red carpet with my industry colleagues, and activist sisters. And last night, I celebrated #sisterhood again (this time in bright pink instead of black though ) at the opening of founders @debbiewosskow and @annakristinajones first ever London based women’s only private members club @allbright. Inspired by the Virginia woolf quote: “a woman must have money and a room of her own” Debbie and Anna have created a haven in London for women to skill share, and foster community, confidence and business acumen #theallbright @allbright
Suit: @Tibi Styling: @rebeccacorbinmurray
Incredible time at @bafta last night. I was joined on the red carpet by activist and author @afuahirsch. Also a pleasure to be present the award for ‘Best Director’ with the legend, and true gentleman - @SirPatStew and of course, seeing the fans was a joy! Until next year... #PowerOfWomen
#RedCarpet : @zuhairmuradofficial Styled by the fabulous: @rebeccacorbinmurray Hair: @peterluxhair Makeup: @kennethsohmakeup Crochet Dreads by the one and only: @boholocs (Can’t even begin to tell you how much I LOVE my dreads! I’m addicted!!)
#lastnight celebrating the #booklaunch of the phenomenally talented @afuahirsch and her book #Brit(ish) which explores the issues surrounding #race and #identity in #britain . I can’t recommend this book enough, Afua manages to combine “laugh out loud humour” with “shake your soul insights” which make you see the world you grew up in a totally new way! It’s brilliant, and it’s in stores now! Please rush and get a copy. @waterstones even has a deal on for the next 2 weeks!!!
I signed this letter of solidarity to stand with women across every industry in saying: #TIMESUP. The @TIMESUPNOW Legal Defense Fund provides subsidized legal support across industries to those who have experienced sexual harassment, assault, or abuse in the workplace. Join me! Read the letter, sign & donate: Link in bio.
Happy New Year Gorgeous People!! So the sun has set on #2017 !! #2018 has begun, and I’m up early to seize the day and get started on my list of 2018 intentions!! First and foremost though, I want to thank you for your continued support and kind words of encouragement, they genuinely mean so much to me. As we enter 2018 I am hoping and praying for each and every one of you that it’s a phenomenal year in which you throw fear aside and reach for what your heart truly desires. You are more than capable, more than deserving and more than enough. You always have been. I hope 2018 is the year you come to deeply know that.
Laughing my way towards Christmas with the wonderful & insightful @carolinechikezie who constantly reminds me that the most important thing to be in life... is grateful. Admittedly that’s not that hard to do somewhere as beautiful as the #Maldives! But regardless of where I am, and what’s happening in my life, I start and end my day by counting at least 10 things I’m grateful for. Counting your blessings makes you feel happier, and attracts more things to be grateful for into your life! #gratitude #blessings #happychristmaseve everyone!!! : @borgodenor
#couchpotato day! At the start of this year I felt so exhausted that I did something I haven’t done in more than 10 years... I believe in alternative health, but I went to see a conventional Dr. Thankfully, my Dr was brilliant, he said “I’m going to run some tests, but I think I know what’s wrong with you, as 80% of the people who walk through my door have your lifestyle... they travel through time zones for work. Travelling through time zones is one of the worst things you can do for your body as it upsets all your circadian rhythms which affects sleep, hormones etc. and basically, with time, wipes you out. The only solution I have for you is to cut down on travelling.” My Dr was totally right, my tests all came back negative, and so for the last 4 months I’ve tried to stay at home in London and only travel short-haul. It worked, and I feel so much more energetic now!! But, the reality is, travelling through time zones is a necessary part of my job, so I’m now back doing it, BUT... I now look after myself with greater care when I do! So if after travelling all I want to do is spend an entire day resting on the sofa, I do! No guilt, just complete respect for the needs of my body. I hope you do the same whether you travel through time zones or not! There’s a time to work hard, and push yourself beyond the limits of what you think you’re capable of, and a time to relax, let go, and do nothing!
Honoured to be kicking off the holiday season today at the #SwarovskiStarRaising, decked out in sparkling crystal jewellery from @jasonwu’s #AtelierSwarovski Mosaic Collection with my gorgeous, super supportive friend @naseebs #sponsored Hair by the fabulous @ursulastephen Makeup by the amazing @makeupbymario styled by the wonderful @daniellenachmani Wearing @emiliawickstead
Such an honour to meet this incredible woman. Samantha Francis’ son had a mental breakdown and ‘the system’ completely failed him. So, despite being a single parent of limited means with 5 children to support, she found a way to help her son regain his mental health on her own, and then went on to create a free programme to help others affected by mental health issues. Thank you ‘Black British City Group’ for honouring Samantha and for highlighting the issue of mental health within the African Caribbean community. Members of the BBCG, like Stephanie and Warren, use a portion of their monthly salaries to donate to one charity each year, and @find_abalance founded by Samantha, was their choice this year. I am so deeply moved and inspired by the generosity of the young members of the BBCG, and Samantha. If you are in a position to donate to @find_abalance you can do so via their website www.findabalance.org For anyone suffering with mental health issues my heart goes out to you and I pray that you get the support you need, for those lucky enough not to suffer with mental health issues let’s please remember that mental health is fragile for all of us, and we must therefore put as much care and attention into maintaining our mental health as we do our physical health. I maintain my mental health by meditating daily, and urge anyone interested in meditation to download ‘The Meaning of Life Experiment’ from your App Store, it’s completely free and is a brilliant introduction to meditation.