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Fashion

ASOS AW14 Lookbook

ASOS AW14 Lookbook

I’m an ASOS girl through and through. I can spend hours just browsing and adding things to my wishlist, and inevitably I’ll end up ordering a ton of stuff. The only thing is, sometimes there’s just too damn much choice. That’s where a lookbook comes in handy. Edited down to a core of great pieces, it makes choosing a whole lot easier. For AW14, ASOS is totally rocking my boat with full midi skirts, muted colours, trainers, chunky boots, tartan checks, […]

July 8, 2014 × 0 comments

Food

Recipe: Lactofree Strawberry & Cream Cheesecake

Recipe: Lactofree Strawberry & Cream Cheesecake

Since starting Fashercise, I’ve been very committed to eating healthier, and one of the main changes I’ve made is cutting lactose from my diet whenever possible. A few years ago, I was diagnosed as lactose intolerant, but never really did much about it – it didn’t make me feel great, but not really sick either. However, I noticed that cutting down drastically has made me feel so much better, so when the lovely folks at Lactofree approached me to work with them on […]

June 27, 2014 × 0 comments

Fashion

Kipling x Natalie Joos

Kipling x Natalie Joos

As a Belgian, I will always have a soft spot for luggage brand Kipling. Growing up, my first schoolbag was Kipling. It came with a matching pencil case to which I attached a number of fluffy monkey – because the more monkeys, the better, obviously. So whenever I see a Kipling store twenty-something years later, it brings me right back to my childhood and a ton of happy memories. Through writing this blog I’ve been very lucky to reconnect with the brand […]

June 12, 2014 × 0 comments

Fashion

New Kicks: my first Nike ID trainers

New Kicks: my first Nike ID trainers

I have new shoes. Yes, I know… so what? Well, I’m particularly excited about these shoes because I designed them myself. I’ve always wanted to get some Nike ID’s made, but spent hours and hours on the website trying to make my dream shoes and could never quite decide on what I wanted – too. much. bloody. choice. But since starting Fashercise I’ve left my high-heel days behind and I now spend my days wearing trainers, whether we’re working out or […]

May 2, 2014 × 2 comments

Fashion, Food, London

Afternoon Tea at Aqua Shard

Afternoon Tea at Aqua Shard

I love The Shard. I love afternoon tea. Throw those two together and you get the perfect London afternoon… Since opening last year, Aqua Shard has become a firm favourite of mine, so I obviously couldn’t wait to check out the afternoon tea when it launched a while back. For such a contemporary building and restaurant, the afternoon tea is quite traditional, with a focus on real quality rather than a gimmicky themed offering you seem to find everywhere these […]

April 24, 2014 × 2 comments

Fashion, Personal Style

What I Wore: Feathers & Balloons

What I Wore: Feathers & Balloons

My love for all-black outfits is no secret: it makes me feel happy and comfy and it always works for any occasion. I love it so much, I’d say about three quarters of my wardrobe is black, so in order to keep it interesting I like to play around with details. Different textures and accessories can make all the difference, which is why I like this outfit so much. My simple black Sandro sweater is definitely a whole lot more […]

April 18, 2014 × 2 comments

Fashion

Instagram Marshmallows from Boomf!

Instagram Marshmallows from Boomf!

During London Fashion Week (in February, I just can’t believe how quickly time has gone…!) I always love hanging out at The Apartment – the ultimate bloggers’ refuge from the madness where we can work comfortably, get pampered and basically get spoiled rotten. It’s always a great opportunity to discover new brands and products, and this season I got to meet the lovely folks at Boomf, who’ve found a way to make your Instagram pictures good enough to eat. Literally. […]

April 18, 2014 × 0 comments

Fashion

Free Engraving for Mother’s Day at Links Of London

Free Engraving for Mother’s Day at Links Of London

  Mother’s Day is coming up very soon ( Sunday March 30th – mark your calendars folks!), so if you haven’t figured out a gift just yet, let me help.  Links of London are offering free engraving until then, so you can personalise your gift and make it 10 times more special and thoughtful. To celebrate the launch of the Mother’s Day special deal, I was invited to go check out the brand spanking new King’s Road store last week […]

March 24, 2014 × 1 comment

Fashion

Watch London Fashion Week AW14 Live!

Watch London Fashion Week AW14 Live!

Friday 14th February 9am J.JS Lee. 11am Jean-Pierre Braganza. 12am Bora Aksu. 1pm Fyodor Golan 2pm Daks 3pm Eudon Choi 5pm Christopher Raeburn 6pm Nasir Mazhar 7pm Todd Lynn 8pm Central Saint Martins. Saturday 15th February: 10am Emilio de la Morena 11am Holly Fulton 12am Emilia Wickstead 1pm John Rocha 2pm Sibling 5pm Lucas Nascimento 7pm House of Holland. Sunday 16th February: 10am Margaret Howell 11am Richard Nicoll 12am Marios Schwab 2pm Temperley London 5pm Vivienne Westwood Red Label 6pm […]

February 14, 2014 × 1 comment

Fashion, Health & Fitness

Working out with Forever21

Working out with Forever21

Howdy! It’s been a while, I know. Fear not Alex Loves is definitely not dead, I just needed a little time to find my feet in my new role as a badass business woman. As you may or may not know, I’ve decided to pursue my dream of starting my own business, and as of 2014, me and my friend Camille have been transforming my once-upon-a-time side project Fashercise into something big and exciting. It’s been an adjustment, but it’s […]

January 31, 2014 × 5 comments

Health & Fitness, Me Me Me

Protect the skin you’re in, part 2.

Protect the skin you’re in, part 2.

A few years ago, I wrote a post called “Protect The Skin You’re In”, right after being diagnosed with a malignant melanoma. Luckily, it was caught in time and a painful second operation (and an anxious wait for results) later, I was given the all clear. Since then, I’ve looked after my skin better than most people on this planet – getting checked by a doctor every 6 months, staying out of the sun during the hottest hours of the […]

January 8, 2014 × 3 comments

Fashion, Shopping

The Sales Edit: Selfridges

The Sales Edit: Selfridges

Christmas has come and gone, which means only one thing: SALES! I’ve been browsing the online sales all day (for research purposes, obviously), and there’s just too many great bargains out there, so thought I’d share an edit of my favourite ones with you on here. First stop: the Selfridges sale! CLOTHES:   SHOES:   BAGS & ACCESSORIES:

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