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Style Passport: An interview with fashion retail website entrepreneur Sarah Walter

Retail entrepreneur Sarah Walter has gone from fashion editorial to internet guru. Here she shares the story of her success.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Sarah Walters by Gemma Cotterell
Sarah Walter by Gemma Cotterell.

Style Passport is the brainchild of Sarah Walter, formally a fashion director at Marie Claire, now retail entrepreneur. Realised as a one stop shop for the ultimate holiday wardrobe, Style Passport champions many smaller designers and artisan makers. I caught up with Sarah to find out how she got into the internet business, how her previous career has impacted her work and what she recommends for the ultimate vacation look this season.

Style Passport Matthew Williamson silk print utility dress blue
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Christmas Gift Ideas 2012: Best for Natural Skincare and Beauty

Look no further: here's my round up of gift suggestions from the best ethical and natural skincare and beauty brands around...

Written by Amelia Gregory

Trevarno Organic Skin Products by Alice Jamieson.
Don’t forget, gift buyers, that it’s always nice to feel a bit pampered on special occasions, nudge nudge wink wink. Which is why I’m …

Christmas Nail Art and Nail Varnish Gift Guide 2012

Nail Art obsessed: and there is so much fun to be had in the run up to Christmas. Read on for ideas aplenty, including an exclusive Christmas nail art video tutorial.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Christmas Beauty by Sine Skau.
The beauty and fashion world’s obsession with fabulous nails seems to show no sign of waning: in fact, the speed with which images appear on the …

Ena Salon Review: a new haircut thanks to Mothers Meeting

Last week I had my hair cut by the charming Jonathan at the family run Ena Salon in Holborn, with Snarfle in tow.

Written by Amelia Gregory

I’ve never really been one to pamper myself (I didn’t cut my hair AT ALL for at least five years, and styling products stay woefully untouched on the bathroom shelf) …

Lush Gorilla Perfumes: The Smell of Freedom in Three Parts, Fire Tree, Old Delhi Station and Oudh Heart

The latest fragrances in the new Gorilla Perfume range from Lush were inspired by stories of freedom from around the world. Created by founder Mark Constantine's son, Simon Constantine.

Written by Amelia Gregory

The Smell of Freedom (Oudh Heart) by Vicky Fallon.
Love perfumes? Love Lush? Or know someone who does? Then how about these three new fragrances for potential stocking fillas?
The Smell …

MAC Semi-Precious Collection: New Mineral Make Up Range from the Mata Atlantica Coast of Brazil

MAC launched their latest make up range in the US last week, but it's coming to the UK very soon. Introducing MAC Semi-Precious, based on semi-precious minerals Bronzite, Black Tourmaline, Gold Pyrite and Lilac Lepidolite, mined on the Mata Atlantica Brazilian coast.

Written by Amelia Gregory

MAC Semi-Precious range by Antonia Parker. Her lady wears Hint of Sapphire on eyes, Geo Pink on lips, Warmth of Coral blush. The background is inspired by Blue Sheen eyeshadow.
Now, …

Olivia Rubin collaborates with OPI to create her own shatter nail lacquer set

The delightful Olivia Rubin showed me around her A/W 2011 collection herself, and then I had a fab shatter nail polish done by Alexandra Burke's nail technician and my unruly mop was tamed by a stylist from RUSH hair. Lovely.

Written by Amelia Gregory

OPI shatter nail polish collaboration with Olivia Rubin by Novemto Komo.
I do like a press day where you can get your hair and nails done, so despite my lack of …

Pai Skincare: Organic Products for Sensitive Skin

Sarah Brown is the inspiring lady behind Pai Skincare, a favourite organic skincare brand of the Hollywood set - I caught up with her to discover what makes her tick, and why Simon Pegg would be her ideal customer. With lovely illustrations.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Sarah Brown of Pai Skincare by Danielle Shepherd.
I’ve been a big fan of Pai Skincare for some time – and it seems I am not the only one. This small …

The Very Best Scented Christmas Candles

Christmas is a great time of year to bask in the delightful scents of high quality candles, and here are some of the best. Featuring candles from Willow Organic, Cire Trudon, Spitalfields Candle Co. and Jo Malone to name just a few.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Willow Organic Gold Frankincense and Myrrh candle by Daria Hlazatova.
I don’t know what it is about candles that gets me so excited. I think it has a lot to do …

Christmas Gifts: Ethical Fashion and Skincare Ideas

Amongst a sea of competing goodies I bring you my top selection of luxury ethical Christmas gift ideas from Bonbi Forest, Tout Nouveau, Liv, Dr. Hauschka, Pai Skincare and Savonnerie.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Illustration by Timothy Hunt.
A couple of days ago *ahem, more like a week* I put a callout on twitter for people to send me their fabulous ideas for Christmas presents …

The Best of Bust Magazine Christmas Craftacular, London 2010

The Bust Magazine Christmas Craftacular showcased fabulous handmade goodies: and here's my pick of the best, including Vic Lee, Urban Cross Stitch, Seaside Sisters, Andrea Garland, Xiang Zeng and James Ward. Read on to find the perfect Christmas gifts.

Written by Amelia Gregory

All photography by Amelia Gregory.
My ability to get out and about has been seriously curtailed over the past few weeks by the need to get

Akamuti: natural organic skincare from Wales

Lindsey Hedges founded the Akamuti skincare brand when she was just 20 years old. She now runs it with the help of her family from her base in rural Wales. Read on to find out more about this ethical entrepreneur....

Written by Amelia Gregory

Akamuti by Jenny Lloyd.
I first became enamoured with Akamuti skincare products when I discovered the brand in 2008 and subsequently interviewed them for the last print issue of Amelia’s Magazine. …

Herbfarmacy: Pure Herbal Skincare from Seed to Skin

Herbfarmacy create gorgeous organic skincare products, packed with pure herbal oils that are grown on their very own farm. We caught up with founder Paul Richards to find out how the company is doing.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Herbfarmacy by Antonia Parker.
We discovered Herbfarmacy in issue 9 of Amelia’s Magazine, and the brand has grown considerably since we last caught up with founder Dr. Paul Richards. Time to …

The NailGirls spa salon in Islington Spring/Summer 2010 nail polish launch event.

NailGirls is run by two lovely North London sisters, Lynda-Louise and Joanna Turrell. They've just celebrated their first year anniversary, and invited lots of beauty bloggers to their press launch.

Written by Amelia Gregory

I’m not really a high maintenance kind of girl, but the older I get I am starting to think that maybe I should consider paying just a little bit more …