Saturday, 29 April 2017

Plus Size Fashion Lookbook | Yours Clothing at The Alnwick Garden

Plus Size Fashion Lookbook featuring spring pieces from Yours Clothing. Filmed at The Alnwick Garden in Northumberland

This spring, I headed to my favourite attraction in Northumberland, The Alnwick Garden, to film my spring lookbook for Yours Clothing.  In this video, I'm sharing with you the three key pieces that I think you need in your wardrobe this season.

First up theres the Mid Blue Chambray Ruffle Bardot Swing Top where I encourage you to forget the clothing size and style it up as a top or a dress, then theres the AX Paris Curve Black and Floral Bardot Skater Dress which is perfect for a special occasion or an evening out and finally, theres the Longline Waterfall Jacket that I wore to The Princes Trust Celebrate Success Awards.

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Thursday, 27 April 2017

5 Tips For Starting Your Own Fashion Boutique with Stylewise Direct

5 Tips For Starting Your Own Fashion Boutique with Stylewise Direct

Have you ever thought about starting your own clothing boutique and being the ultimate Girl Boss in fashion?

There's so many new fashion brands and companies that have been created in the last five years and its great to see how successful people are becoming.  I'm always in awe of those who do well in life because it requires so much hard work and determination to get to where you want to be.

One of my own friends started a boutique in Sunderland called StudioB and her shop has gone from strength to strength; I couldn't be more proud of her.

Starting a business isn't easy and as with anything in life, you learn what works and doesn't work along the way.  In today's post, I thought I'd share with you 5 things to as yourself when starting your own fashion boutique.

5 Tips For Starting Your Own Fashion Boutique with Stylewise Direct

1. What is your market?
First things first, you need to know who you're selling to.  Are you looking to sell to women from the, and I use the term loosely, "standard size" range or will you be targeting a particular market, for example children, petit women, big and tall men, plus size women, etc.  You'll also need to consider the estimated age range, socioeconomic status and lifestyle of the people who you hope will buy your clothes as that will determine what stock you buy, your margin for profit, and how and where you promote your business.

5 Tips For Starting Your Own Fashion Boutique with Stylewise Direct

2. How will you sell to them?
Next, you'll need to consider how you're going to sell to them and the pros and cons surrounding that.  For example, selling clothing online is far cheaper in terms of overheads and you can reach a lot more people however you don't have the opportunity for passing trade the way that you would if you opened a store in the town centre.

If you opt to sell online, you have the option of having your own website which is ultimately the best way to go if you're successful on a large scale and you can also sell through Instagram and Facebook.  So many girl bosses are doing that these days and Instagram is a great option in particular if you're appealing to women under the age of 33 as they account for a large proportion of all Instagram users.  If you're selling online, you'll need to take into consideration the time and cost of postage and where you'll actually store your stock until it has been sold.

5 Tips For Starting Your Own Fashion Boutique with Stylewise Direct

3. How will you be able to afford it all?
Starting your own business is by no means cheap.  Whether you start it up using personal funds you've saved yourself, you get a cash injection from friends or family or you take out a business bank loan, you'll need a solid business plan to ensure that you'll be able to pay it all back.

Depending on whether you'll be selling online or in a store, some things you'll need to consider will be the cost of overheads of the store or storage facility and workspace, insurance, banking, stock, merchandising and items for the store (for example, hangers and rails, a camera, etc), staff and uniforms, postage and packaging and advertisements, PR and marketing.

From here, you'll be able to work out how much money you'll need to start the business initially and roughly how much your monthly running costs will be.  Its important to always build a contingency into these figures incase anything unforeseen should arise.

5 Tips For Starting Your Own Fashion Boutique with Stylewise Direct

4. What will you sell to them?
Choosing the right stock for your target market is incredibly important.  Whether you're designing and creating the stock yourself or buying direct from a wholesaler such as Stylewise Direct.  You'll need to have a very clear idea of who you're selling to, what they're likely to want to wear and the latest trends to stay ahead of your competitors.  The clothing you stock should usually inspire your potential customers while also giving them what they want.

Stylewise Direct are a fantastic place to start because they have a gorgeous selection of on trend pieces.  Imagine stocking this gorgeous Floral Print Cropped Set or the uber on trend Floral Embroidered Denim Bardot Top which I'm sure would be a best seller in a fashion boutique this spring and summer.

They even have a section women's plus size wholesale fashion where you can pick up great staple items that your customers could add to their wardrobe such as the Balloon Toga Racer Back Maxi Dress that I'm wearing in this post.  The fabric is super soft and lightweight, making it ideal for the spring and summer whether at home or away on holiday.

5 Tips For Starting Your Own Fashion Boutique with Stylewise Direct

5. How will you connect with your customers?

My last point for consideration is how you will connect with your customers.  Regardless of whether you sell in store or online, you'll need to utilise social media effectively.  Its better to run one or two social networks effectively than spread yourself too thin but if you're able to manage it, set up an Instagram, Facebook and Twitter account for your company and make yourself easy to find with the same account name across all of your networks.

There's no harm in nabbing your account name on other networks like Pinterest, Youtube and Snapchat too, as who knows where your business may take you in the future and when you have your girl boss fashion business empire, you'll be able to employ staff to help you to create videos, adhoc content and even more beautiful images that would be perfect ways to inspire and encourage sales through these social networks!

5 Tips For Starting Your Own Fashion Boutique with Stylewise Direct

I'd love to hear what tips you would give to someone who is thinking of starting their own fashion boutique! Let me know in the comments!




*Thanks to Stylewise Direct for collaborating with me on this post!  I love my dress and as always, my opinions are 100% my own!
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Tuesday, 25 April 2017

Orangegrass Thai Restaurant in South Shields Review

Orangegrass Thai Restaurant in South Shields Review
Image by Chris Ord
Orangegrass Thai, South Shields first and only authentic Thai restaurant, have reopened their doors following a £10,000 renovation to celebrate a decade in business.  To mark the occasion, they held a grand launch party and I was lucky enough to be invited along to see what all the fuss was about.

Let me tell you, Orangegrass Thai Restaurant is a MUST VISIT in the North East and I've already been back since the opening with another friend!  I love Thai food but live in a region where Thai restaurants are few and far between.  The ones that I have visited or ordered from before haven't been anything to write home about.

Orangegrass Thai Restaurant in South Shields Review
Image by Chris Ord
Orangegrass Thai, is a cut above the rest; authentic Thai cuisine in stylish surroundings with friendly hospitality.  From my first visit, I could see why this is one of the Sanddancers favourite restaurants!

The restaurant first opened 10 years ago this April, when the recession had hit and many businesses were struggling.  Orangegrass Thai weathered the economic climate well through consistent quality and customer loyalty from the local community so its no the wonder restaurant owner, Titu Akhtar and his dedicated team were so proud to open their doors once more following their five-figure refit!

Orangegrass Thai Restaurant in South Shields Review
Image by Chris Ord
The new look restaurant has had its interior redesigned and the addition of upgraded fittings and decorations to give the restaurant a new lease of life and a bright, fresh and open feel.  Its the kind of place that would be equally as perfect for a family celebration or a date night and if you're looking for a superb Sunday buffet lunch, then they've got you covered with their all you can eat Thai buffet too.

North East Blogger WhatLauraLoves at Orangegrass Thai Restaurant in South Shields wearing Yours Clothing

So, what do you wear to a new look restaurant?  A new dress of course!  Mine for the evening came courtesy of Yours Clothing in the form of the Black & Pink Floral Mono Panel Sleeveless Skater Dress.

The thick jersey, almost scuba material, and skater shape proved a wise choice as not only was it incredibly comfortable but it held its shape really well, didn't crease at all after sitting down over dinner and the cut of the dress together with the black panelling down the sides proved to be very figure flattering.


Paired with my Chanel Wallet On Chain and black Primark wedges, I felt comfortable, confident and ready to party!  This is the perfect dress for any spring parties you've got coming up girls so definitely check it out online and in store.

Stepping into the restaurant on the night of the relaunch, we were greeted with prosecco and a beaming smile; definitely a warm welcome and the staff were equally as friendly when I returned the week after.  Consistency is key and Orangegrass Thai have got it down to a T, especially when it comes to their delicious food.

North East Blogger WhatLauraLoves and Sparkles Wedding Stationery Sharon Boston at Orangegrass Thai Restaurant in South Shields
Image by KWPhotography
To coincide with the restaurant revamp, Orangegrass have treated their customers to a new food and drinks menu, including starters, mains, desserts and drinks.  They even serve authentic Thai wine, imported by Siam Winery.

Orangegrass Thai Restaurant in South Shields Review

At the launch night,  our meal began with a mixed starter platter, followed by a buffet, which was served so that guests could try out a range of dishes accompanied by vegetable fried rice to see what the Orangegrass has to offer.

We enjoyed special yang grilled chicken with tangy herb sauce, green curry vegetables, Larb Gai (traditional minced chicken salad), Som Tam (spicy green papaya salad), phad see yiew noodles and tiger prawns with salt and pepper sauce which were incredible; I'd highly recommend giving these a try when you visit!  The masaman beef curry was one of our favourites as the meat was so tender.

Orangegrass Thai Restaurant in South Shields Review

On my return visit to Orangegrass Thai, I ordered the Chicken Satay starter which was marinated in Thai spices and accompanied by carrot and cucumber pickle and a peanut sauce, followed by the Ped Grob.  This was a sweeter dish comprising of a crispy duck breast in a sweet caramel sauce and garnished with asparagus and coriander; tasty, filling and unlike anything I've tried before.

I love that the quality of food and high standard of cooking at Orangegrass Thai gives me the confidence to try something new and order a dish from the menu that I wouldn't have usually tried.

Orangegrass Thai Restaurant in South Shields Review

For pudding, we tried out the Thai sticky rice which is usually served with mango.  This dish seemed to divide opinion; I loved the sweet taste and sticky texture, definitely a treat and one that I'd order again.

Annabel Pattinson Singer at the Orangegrass Thai Restaurant in South Shields
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A fabulous evening was had by all at the relaunch and I particularly loved how  the Orangegrass brought two cultures together with their entertainment.

Titu Akhtar who has been the owner of Orangegrass Thai from the beginning wanted to bring a taste of Thailand to Tyneside with a traditional Thai dancer who moved around the floor effortlessly, as well as the voice of local talent, Annabel Pattinson who performed an acoustic set of chart favourites.

Ryan Phelps The Magician at Orangegrass Thai Restaurant South Shields
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Ryan Phelps The Magician at Orangegrass Thai Restaurant South Shields

My favourite entertainment of the evening came from Ryan Phelps The Magician who had me baffled and laughing in equal proportions.  Friends will know I'm a fan of magic and love to captivated by a good card trick.  This guy is the best; I've watched the video my friend took of us and I cannot for the life of me work out how he did it. 


Ryan Phelps is quietly confident, quick witted and funny too which I think are essential when working a room of guests at an event like this.  He had everyone hooked and there's no doubt that he'll go far as a magician.  Ryan is a full time magic man these days and he'd make the perfect entertainment at a wedding, corporate event, birthday or special occasion.  I hired a fabulous magician for my wedding a few years ago and Ryan is equally as great, if not better so when it comes to my 30th birthday party next year, I know who I'll be booking.

Follow him on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Snapchat @ RyanPhelpsMagic. 

Orangegrass Thai Restaurant in South Shields Review
Image by Chris Ord
After discovering Orangegrass Thai Restaurant at their relaunch and visiting since, I would not hesitate to recommend this restaurant if you're looking for an authentic Thai meal at an affordable price in the North East.

The restaurant is situated on Mount Terrace, a couple of minutes walk from the heart of South Shields town centre and there's plenty of parking outside too.

Orangegrass Thai Restaurant in South Shields Review
Image by Chris Ord
Table bookings and takeaway can be made online where you'll also find their menu and promotions and over the telephone on 0191 455 8555.

To whet your appetite with mouthwatering food pictures, their latest news and special offers, follow them on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

I'll be back for cocktails and tasty Thai cuisine at my earliest opportunity!

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Friday, 21 April 2017

DONT MISS the Alnwick Garden Tai Haku Cherry Blossom!

Alnwick Garden Tai Haku Cherry Blossom orchard with UK Plus Size Blogger WhatLauraLoves wearing Yours Clothing

Whenever I visit The Alnwick Garden, it never ceases to amaze me.  Today, I was able to catch a glimpse of the Japanese Tai Haku Cherry Blossom and you can too if you're quick.

Alnwick Garden Tai Haku Cherry Blossom orchard with UK Plus Size Blogger WhatLauraLoves wearing Yours Clothing

The head gardener, Trevor Jones, at the Northumberland attraction reckons the trees will have parted with all of their petals by the end of THIS WEEKEND, heading into early next week judging by our beautiful British weather.  That means that if you don't want to miss your chance to see the worlds biggest collection of Tai Haku Cherry Blossom then you'll need to head to The Alnwick Garden, pronto!

Alnwick Garden Tai Haku Cherry Blossom orchard with UK Plus Size Blogger WhatLauraLoves wearing Yours Clothing

Alnwick Garden Tai Haku Cherry Blossom orchard with UK Plus Size Blogger WhatLauraLoves wearing Yours Clothing

I visited today after seeing live footage of Alex Beresford presenting the weather forecast and Good Morning Britain filming there this week, organised by one of the best in PR and Media, Claire Barber.

For the occasion, I chose to wear the beautiful Black and Pink Floral Mono Panel Sleeveless Dress from Yours Clothing.  It has a fabulous skater cut that pulls you in at the waist and flares out towards the hem which is flattering, flirty and fun on so many shapes.  Not only that but the dress is incredibly comfortable to wear, not only because of the cut but because of the soft, jersey material too.

The gorgeous floral print was the perfect choice for exploring the Japanese Tai Haku orchard!

Alnwick Garden Tai Haku Cherry Blossom orchard with UK Plus Size Blogger WhatLauraLoves wearing Yours Clothing

Alnwick Garden Tai Haku Cherry Blossom orchard with UK Plus Size Blogger WhatLauraLoves wearing Yours Clothing

Japanese Tai Haku are a beautiful white cherry blossom that flower for only 3  short weeks.  The Alnwick Garden hold the largest collection of these trees in the entire world, along with the largest collection of double swinging seats.

The vision for the contemporary, ornamental garden came from the Duchess of Northumberland as did the idea for the display of over 300 of the Prunus Tai Haku trees.

Alnwick Garden Tai Haku Cherry Blossom orchard with UK Plus Size Blogger WhatLauraLoves wearing Yours Clothing

Alnwick Garden Tai Haku Cherry Blossom orchard with UK Plus Size Blogger WhatLauraLoves wearing Yours Clothing

They're easy to find as they can be seen beyond the Owl and The Pussycat on the approach to the gardens.

Alnwick Garden Tai Haku Cherry Blossom orchard with UK Plus Size Blogger WhatLauraLoves wearing Yours Clothing

Alnwick Garden Tai Haku Cherry Blossom orchard with UK Plus Size Blogger WhatLauraLoves wearing Yours Clothing

Once inside, you'll find the extraordinary Tai Haku cherry blossom orchard to the left of the Grand Cascade and up past The Poison Garden.  Spotting them is a doddle as when they bloom, they have beautifully pure large white single flowers on them.

Alnwick Garden Tai Haku Cherry Blossom orchard with UK Plus Size Blogger WhatLauraLoves wearing Yours Clothing

Alnwick Garden Tai Haku Cherry Blossom orchard with UK Plus Size Blogger WhatLauraLoves wearing Yours Clothing

When the blossoms start to fall, as they did when I visited today, they cover the ground like snow flakes.

However these trees are beautiful to see all year round as they develop a young bronze foliage that turns green and eventually bright red during the autumn months.  They're truly a sight to behold and the great thing about purchasing entry into The Alnwick Garden is that you can have your ticket validated which enables you to return to the garden all year for free so you'll be able to see the Tai Haku during the other seasons too.

Alnwick Garden Tai Haku Cherry Blossom orchard with UK Plus Size Blogger WhatLauraLoves wearing Yours Clothing

Alnwick Garden Tai Haku Cherry Blossom orchard with UK Plus Size Blogger WhatLauraLoves wearing Yours Clothing

Alnwick Garden Tai Haku Cherry Blossom orchard with UK Plus Size Blogger WhatLauraLoves wearing Yours Clothing

Surrounding the trees and beyond are over 60,000 wildflowers and alliums littering the luscious green grass.  There's a footpath that winds through the orchard and although it isn't a particularly tiring stroll, there are plenty of benches to rest.  As well as this, there are countless double swings that would seat two adults and they even have ones with extra panels so that younger children can swing safely.

Yet another reason why I think that The Alnwick Garden is one of the best places to visit in the North East; it is suitable for all the family and there's lots to do and keep your interest at any age.  You can read a couple of other posts about my days out at The Alnwick Garden and catch a glimpse of more areas of the garden from my review in 2015 and in this post from 2014.

Alnwick Garden Tai Haku Cherry Blossom orchard with UK Plus Size Blogger WhatLauraLoves wearing Yours Clothing

Alnwick Garden Tai Haku Cherry Blossom orchard with UK Plus Size Blogger WhatLauraLoves wearing Yours Clothing

Don't forget, if you want to see the Tai Haku blossoms in all their glory then you'll need to head to The Alnwick Garden this weekend.

While you're there, why not sponsor a plot, tree, swing or bench to help to keep the garden alive?  Many people choose to sponsor in memory of a loved one who has passed away and some even sponsor to mark a special occasion, family event, birth or other celebration.

Alnwick Garden Tai Haku Cherry Blossom orchard with UK Plus Size Blogger WhatLauraLoves wearing Yours Clothing

Alnwick Garden Tai Haku Cherry Blossom orchard with UK Plus Size Blogger WhatLauraLoves wearing Yours Clothing

As one of the largest visitor attractions in the UK and one of my personal favourites, even if you miss the cherry blossoms, I'd recommend visiting because there's always something new to see.  Click here to see what is in bloom right now!

The Alnwick Garden summer opening times are from 10am to 6pm daily until 31st October 2017 and if you book your tickets online, you can save money too!


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Thursday, 20 April 2017

Charlotte Tilbury Makeup Launches at Feel Unique!


Girls, I've got some exciting news for you!

Iconic makeup brand and one of my personal faves, Charlotte Tilbury Makeup have launched at Feel Unique!

Join them for their official launch party on Facebook Live TODAY from 1-2pm.

Charlotte Tilbury herself will be revealing her MUST HAVE makeup secrets and much more!


You can now shop #FeeluniqueXCharlotteTilbury on their website here.

Happy Shopping!
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Tuesday, 18 April 2017

The Princes Trust Celebrate Success Awards Red Carpet Outfit Recreated at The Alnwick Garden, Northumberland

The Princes Trust Celebrate Success Awards Red Carpet Outfit Recreated at The Alnwick Garden, Northumberland

In March I had the honour of experiencing my first red carpet at the prestigious Princes Trust Celebrate Success Awards.  Founded in 1976 by HRH Prince of Wales, The Princes Trust are a youth charity who help young people  that are unemployed or struggling in education to get their lives back on track and achieve their potential by developing their self esteem and skills required for the workplace.

Every year, the Princes Trust honour the achievements of the young people who have been supported by one of the Trust's programmes, with the National Celebrate Success Awards.  Last Autumn, there were 11 Oscars-style regional awards, of which I was delighted to attend the one at The Sage in Newcastle, from which a short list was drawn for the finals that I went to at the prestigious London Palladium.


The Princes Trust Celebrate Success Awards Red Carpet Outfit Recreated at The Alnwick Garden, Northumberland

The dress code was business smart which immediately threw me as when I think of a red carpet event, I automatically think of more of an evening dress.  However after a quick dash through to the Metrocentre, I picked out my outfit for the occasion; a Yours Clothing Black Crepe Longline Waterfall Jacket with a jewelled brooch from personal shopper, Cocorichelle1, worn over the Evans Longline Pocket Dress which is available in a round neck or the split that I have.

As I'm sure you'll be aware, I love mixing high end and highstreet pieces together and a great example of this is the Dune Briela Shoes that look so much like Manolo Blahniks, worn with my Primark pearl effect bracelets, River Island earrings and my Chanel WOC that I tend to used when I don't need to carry too much with me!


The Princes Trust Celebrate Success Awards Red Carpet Outfit Recreated at The Alnwick Garden, Northumberland

The morning of the Celebrate Success Awards went by in a bit of a whirlwind and while I may have tweeted a couple of outfit photos, behind the scenes I was in far more of a rush to head out of the door than I had anticipated.  When the opportunity arose, I headed to The Alnwick Garden up in Northumberland to recreate my outfit.

Their perfectly preened Serpent Garden was the perfect backdrop for this outfit and when the hidden water features come to life both here and at the bottom of the Grand Cascade, the true beauty of Alnwick Gardens appear even more magical.

The Princes Trust Celebrate Success Awards Red Carpet Outfit Recreated at The Alnwick Garden, Northumberland

It takes a lot of hard work and dedication to create and maintain the stunning gardens which are qualities that The Princes Trust encourage in those they help.

Through hearing the stories of the young people at the awards, it is evident that such a positive mindset and productive behaviour has been encouraged and achieved.


The Princes Trust Celebrate Success Awards Red Carpet Outfit Recreated at The Alnwick Garden, Northumberland

Many Celebrity Ambassadors were in attendance from North East legends Ant and Dec to Philip Schofield and my Silent Witness girl crush Emilia Fox who wore the most incredible bright pink heels, as well as many dedicated volunteers and staff, bloggers, sponsors and of course, HRH The Prince of Wales himself.

It was amazing to be in the presence of the Royal Guards Fanfare and to sing the National Anthem which really brought home just how much of a momentous occasion this was.


The Princes Trust Celebrate Success Awards Red Carpet Outfit Recreated at The Alnwick Garden, Northumberland

We were treated to performances by X Factor winner Matt Terry and the fantastic cast of School of Rock, the musical. Each of the sponsor's representatives and the Trust's Celebrity Ambassadors who presented an award ,spoke candidly about their connection with the Trust, the work that the Princes Trust do and how they have been inspired by the young people that have been helped.  Professional Footballer, Thierry Henry in particular gave a very humble and thoughtful speech that really impressed me.

However it was Prince Charles' sincerity, appreciation, thought provoking words and witty charm at the end of the proceedings that really struck a chord with me.  He spoke with reference to Efaz, who had turned his life around and won the Mappin & Webb Young Ambassador of the Year Award, and his joy at hearing him refer to the The Princes Trust as being a family.

The Princes Trust Celebrate Success Awards Red Carpet Outfit Recreated at The Alnwick Garden, Northumberland

When Princes Charles set out in creating the Trust, he aimed for it to be a virtuous circle with one sequence of events benefiting the next.  It was great to hear how this has been achieved, especially with the example of Elizabeth Galton who is the Creative Director of Mappin & Webb, who sponsored one of the awards.  She got started in her career thanks to a travel bursary from the Princes Trust some twenty years ago!

Above all, it goes without saying that the most important people who were at Celebrate Success, and those who had the biggest impact on myself, were the young people who had been helped by the Princes Trust.

The Princes Trust Celebrate Success Awards Red Carpet Outfit Recreated at The Alnwick Garden, Northumberland

The Princes Trust help transform the lives of 13 to 30 year olds that are out of work or struggling to progress at school.  They provide expert advice, courses and life skills as well as support and guidance to get them into jobs, education and training.

To date, The Princes Trust have helped over 870,000 young people, almost 60,000 a year.  Many of them are from disadvantaged backgrounds, unstable homes or the care system and many are in vulnerable position, facing the prospect of homelessness, suffering with mental health issues, have been in trouble with the law or are at risk of offending.


The Princes Trust Celebrate Success Awards Red Carpet Outfit Recreated at The Alnwick Garden, Northumberland

Its a sad fact that despite living in such a developed, privileged country, not everyone in the UK has an equal start in life.  I think its really amazing that the Princes Trust are there to help as many of those people as they can by giving them the practical and financial support that they need to stabilise their lives, gain independence and give themselves the best chance at a brighter future.  This not only impacts them positively but their family and community too.  I have experience of this as The Princes Trust helped someone close to me which has directly benefited not only their life but mine too.

To me, one of the greatest things about The Princes Trust is the confidence and increased self esteem that they encourage in those who they help.  Belief in ones self is an incredibly valuable asset when entering education, training and work because when the going gets tough, it encourages you to keep moving forward.


The Princes Trust Celebrate Success Awards Red Carpet Outfit Recreated at The Alnwick Garden, Northumberland

The Princes Trust are currently working at a fantastic 78% positive result from all of their efforts and I'm sure if even more people heard the success stories of those involved with the Trust, even more young people would be motivated and encouraged to get on board.

You can read more about how the Princes Trust provide help for young people here.


The Princes Trust Celebrate Success Awards Red Carpet Outfit Recreated at The Alnwick Garden, Northumberland

Hearing some of the Celebrate Success stories of those who have overcome so many personal struggles and challenges in life to get to where they are today, having taken part in one of the Trust's programmes, was incredibly inspiring.  I've felt motivated to support The Princes Trust for a long time but my experience at the awards ceremony certainly made me feel keen to get the word out to those who they could help.

I felt incredibly proud to be a part of The Princes Trust as I'm sure you'll have gathered by my tweets, live from the London Palladium on the day!  


The Princes Trust Celebrate Success Awards Red Carpet Outfit Recreated at The Alnwick Garden, Northumberland

The whole occasion was a very overwhelming experience to say the least, particularly being in the presence of royalty and amongst so many incredibly inspiring young people; a day that I will never forget.

Find out more about The Princes Trust for yourself here and the many ways that you can support them here.

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