Edita wears | BassBuds and Methodology X

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Top and Leggings: TK Maxx, Sneakers: Nike, Jacket: Aquascutum, Headphones: BassBuds 24 Gold Limited Edition (gifted)

Images by Agata Bosak

Friends. Two weeks ago I met up with Dan Roberts, someone who has more experience in personal training and sports disciplines than anyone I have ever seen. He introduced me to his newest e-book, Methodology X, which in theory could turn me (and anyone else) into Captain America and Wonder Woman’s lovechild in three weeks’ time. You guessed it – I am talking about the regime catwalk models go through in order to look good in those million dollar Victoria’s Secret bras.

Allow me to enlighten you. While certain elements of the 90s are in, heroin chic has evaporated. Next time you are flipping through the channels and stumble upon Fashion TV, try to notice that the models of today are a bit more Farrah Fawcett and Jane Fonda of the 80s rather than everyone’s beloved Kate Moss. Blame it on the rise of smuggersise (aka being a show-off when exercising) or the fact that Miranda Kerr and Gisele constantly tweet pictures of them doing sunrise yoga in freaking Honolulu, let’s all face it: being fit is the new being thin.

Now let’s teleport ourselves to Dan Robert’s Kensington studio. After he briefed me about his rather high profile background, he showed me a few amazeballs exercises from Methodology X expecting me to repeat them. Ain’t the latter cute. BUT I COULDN’T DO JACK. Talk about wake up calls. The embarrassing burpees and planks that I managed to do illustrated the highly specialised muscle targets of these excercises – I am talking about waving fare-fucking-well to your love handles, bingo wings, flabby flabs and whatever else might be the problem. These exercises are tailored to the feminine frame and I guarantee you will feel the good pain after every workout.

So will Methodology X help you turn from Robin into Batman within three weeks? That depends if you are Robin in the first place. I personally am not ready to do the exercises correctly as yet and I need a pre-training routine, otherwise I will do a half-assed job which I am not interested in. But I have a strong hunch that the moment I am ready to tick all the Methodology X boxes, I will achieve that Eric-Prydz-Call-on-Me body and be ready to release my own workout DVD. HOLLA.

While working out though, it’s important to block out the world and concentrate on your own awesomeness. Therefore when you are out for a run, jog, cycle, gym or whatever it is that you do for exercise (running for buses and trains totally counts), make sure you’ve got your music with you. These 24 carat gold BassBuds are probably the reason I am half deaf right now. You can’t blame me; hearing every note in every tune is worth it – the sound quality is amazing. I bet my next set of headphones will be a hearing aid but until then, Imma walk with golden ears buds like a BAWS.

PS. Be sure to follow me on Twitter – I will post images of my workout with the painfully awesome Dan Roberts.

Edita reports | LFW: Edeline Lee Autumn Winter 2014

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There’s always something charming about minimalist chic. Sometimes it’s so plain it can look almost avant-garde, and a myriad of designers are already cashing in on that look. Edeline proposes something slightly different for next season: Ever heard of childhood-like minimalism? It’s a look that takes inspiration from the dots, lines, hooks and crosses we all used to draw before running to our parents screaming, look mum I drew YOU!

Edeline adds a layer of sophistication to this aesthetic and converts this into serious chic for grown ups via cuts, strict colours as well as the non nonsense hair styles. However, to balance this out, the looks are matched with creeper-like trainers (which I personally wore like second skin in my childhood) and blue eye brows (which I am sure I tried on at least once when I was five). The result? A very wearable collection elements of which can be used as a foundation to any wardrobe, other items can be experimented on for in-your-face outfits. Blue eye brows are optional but totally welcome.

Edita reports | LFW: Belle Sauvage Autumn-Winter 2014

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‘Is it Belle Sausage?’ I heard someone is the crowd screaming while queuing up to see the show.
‘No, dah-ling, it’s Belle Sah-vaaahhh-zzhh’, the response followed.

Going into the venue reminded me of boarding a WizzAir flight: priority goes first (which I, thank heavens, somehow managed to get) and everyone else squeezes in next. And I use the term “squeezes” on purpose – the place was packed!

In terms of the show, what grabbed me instantly was the music score. Whoever’s the DJ, hats down to you sir or ma’am. Secondly, the hats (not the ones that are going down for the DJ, mind you) were amazing. The boyf and I instantly compared them to the headgear of the flight attendants at Emirates Airways, the subject of numerous hours of envy by rivalling airway crews, no doubt. And that is the final airways/flight comparison for today, I promise. But you get it, those hats deserved a show of their own, in my view.

The clothing itself had a voice. The prints were loud, the fragile chiffon expressed a ghostly silence and the occasional leather insert interrupted in all the right moments. No Kanye West here. The red coat dress was something that stood out to me personally. It was just asking to be worn with savage stilettos. And that belle hat.