Musings and ramblings of a Jewish Fashionista

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Thursday, 31 May 2012

An Evening With Caryn Franklin

Last night myself and one of my best friends (and fellow blogger…she’s also a journalist and a model…!) went to the gorgeous Hyatt Hotel in London, to attend an event called “Destination Inspiration.”
This event was being held by, and involved teaming up with influential individuals in the creative world, to give talks about creativity and travel. The talk we attended was hosted by the ever stylish Caryn Franklin, who has been in the fashion world for many years, and is a stylist, host, journalist and more! You might recognise her from The Clothes Show, where she hosts weekly instalments of fabulous fashion talk.

The event started by fashion bloggers, journalists, stylists etc gathering in a private section of the grand foyer of the Hyatt, where we were treated to tempting nibbles such as smoked salmon bilinis, mini chicken and asparagus puffs, and roast beef and horseradish Yorkshire puddings…yum…as well as wine and champagne. After a bit of schmoozing and eating, we were whisked into a room, where we all sat and waited for Caryn to come in and start the talk.
Caryn started by talking to us all about her amazing career in fashion – how she started at ID magazine and where she has gone since. As well as her amazing work behind and in front of the scenes, she has also interviewed some of the most influential designers in the business and is one of the co founders of Fashion Targets Breast Cancer. Everyone was seriously impressed with this stylish lady’s credentials.
She then got onto the great stuff – how to shop like a stylist and how to travel stylishly. Caryn talked us through her golden rules, including how to dress for your shape, know your shape, don’t get seduced by unrealistic role models (ridiculously skinny supermodels), how to use things like colour, stripes and accessories to create a look to suit you, feel comfortable in your own body and, a shocker here, ignore trends! Don’t get seduced by trends if they are not going to suit you, and you know it. Always opt for what you know will look good on your shape – here, she discussed the four main body types: apple shape, pear shape, hour glass and top heavy.
She is obviously a woman who seriously understands fashion and also women’s bodies, and she has even created free ebooks for every body type, and how to dress over the age of 40. Check out her inspirational website here.
The evening ended with a fab goodie bag, which had some fun bits in it like gourmet popcorn, a mug, Missoni body lotion, a Royal Jubilee pen (adorned with a twinkly crown), and more.
We had a fab night and learnt a lot from a seasoned fashion expert. Thanks Caryn and the team! X

Mingling and shmoozing

The talk begins

Caryn spreading her wisdom!

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