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“Blink” Travels: Flying- travel in style

Friday, July 31st, 2015

Since the beginning of the year I seem to have been on a pretty regular round of packing and unpacking suitcases, double checking I have my passport and triple checking all of my flight details. It’s been a wonderful time of travelling for clients, on research trips, on mini adventures and to spend time with far flung family. The next trip is all about spending 2 weeks doing as little as possible as I head away for my Summer hols. To make sure I have the speediest journey from home to sun lounger (with cocktail in hand), I have decided to opt for a hand luggage only flight.

With a bit of careful planning this doesn’t mean you have to scrimp on any of your luxuries or outfit changes, although to be honest I plan to pretty much be living in my bikini. A big tip from me is to choose tried and tested favourites from your Summer wardrobe, work with a pretty tight colour palette and then add in some bold accessories to help you make a small selection seem like a full Kim K’s closet of choices.

First you have to get your travel outfit right. I like to choose something that will get some wear through my hols too. I pretty much always choose jeans. Stretch Jamies from Topshop are a fav and really comfortable even for long haul.  This time I’ll be wearing those jeans with a kinda Chloe inspired swingy top from H&M. That way I start to get my holiday vibe going, and it also saves it from getting creased in my carry-on! My go-to handbag is this small but beautifully detailed fringed clutch from Oasis. It’s big enough for my wallet and all important documents but small enough to make sure I can see everything in it at a glance (I’m a bit of a checker).

My Summer holiday travelling outfit: Topshop jamie jeans, H&M top and Oasis clutch bag. Blink `London fashion blog, travelling in style, summer holiday

My Summer holiday travelling outfit: Topshop Jamie jeans, H&M top and Oasis clutch bag.

If the airline is getting sniffy about one bag only per passenger I know that I can easily stuff this weeny handbag inside my carry-on suitcase. Actually as an aside, I would always suggest you quadruple check what number and size of bags your airline allows so you don’t get caught out. I found this table from Purple Parking really helpful as a good reference for that very thing.

My Summer'15 favourite sandals, fashion blog, Blink London, wedge sandals

My Summer’15 favourite sandals

Next is the shoes. I am in love with these nutty metallic gold wedge numbers. Perhaps you saw my video of them on Instagram? Well, wearing them not only makes my outfit more fabulous, it also frees up a ton of space in my suitcase. You see, not just a pretty face!

My 'carry on' beauty must haves!

My ‘carry on’ beauty must haves!

And talking of a pretty face, when working just with carry-on luggage and the volume restrictions you have to be extra smart. I use my Heidi Klein pouch as the clear bag required for liquids, and then when I’m away it reverts to its intended purpose as being a wet bikini bag. Having this pre-packed means no fuss for the security check. Any of my holiday favourites that come in small enough bottles get to come with, and then once you’re through security you can stock up on anything bigger in duty free.

I always fly makeup free with a generous slathering of moisturiser. Once safely in the air, I give my skin a freshen up with a Simple Micellar cleansing wipe and then pop on some Rodial Dragon’s Blood face mask (it doesn’t show so nobody need know!). You’re about to inflict lots of sunshine, seawater and aircon on your skin so my number one piece of advice is to ensure you’re maxed out on moisturisation from start to finish of your trip. I them swoosh on a bit of bronzer, mascara and a dash of lippy just before landing (no need to frighten the locals).

So there you have it, my plan to a happy and stylish holiday, even when travelling light. Roll on my departure date! For more of our posts about our travels, take a look here.

“Blink” Retail: Heidi Klein x Selfridges, just for you

Thursday, May 14th, 2015

Heidi Klein has teamed up with wonderfully creative embroiderer Laura Lees to offer Selfridges shoppers the chance to personalize their HK product in a very luxurious way. You can have your initials embroidered in gold thread on swimwear and accessory purchases this Friday 15th and Saturday 16th of May from 12-8pm both days.

Heidi Klein x Laura Lees x Selfridges personalization service. #embroidery. #Espadrilles, #Blink London

Heidi Klein x Laura Lees x Selfridges personalization service

We wanted to offer the Selfridges shopper something personal this summer.  Having your initials sewn on to your bikini or espadrilles by Laura Lees is a luxurious touch we hope shoppers will enjoy. It’s great for gifting and our new girls collection,” says co-founder Penny Klein.

I wonder if I can twist Laura’s arm and have her embroider “Blink” on a bikini for me? For more retail news, just look here.

“Blink” Retail: Heidi Klein Pre-Resort

Wednesday, October 29th, 2014

When you live the rather fabulous life that Heidi Klein caters for, you not only need a ‘Resort’ collection for those Winter sun escapes, but you also need a ‘pre-Resort’ collection for your pre-holiday holiday. With swimwear and chic beach dressing like this, why wouldn’t you take every opportunity to show it off? Here are some of our favourite looks from this offer that dropped on the 15th October.

This first look is named ‘Bimini’ after the island in the Bahamas. Clean lines and linear shapes look understatedly fabulous in minky neutral and black.

Bimini from Heidi Klein's Pre-Resort

Bimini from Heidi Klein’s Pre-Resort collection

Bimini jumpsuit from Heidi Klein's Pre-Resort collection

Bimini jumpsuit from Heidi Klein’s Pre-Resort collection

If you love a more classic French Riviera style look, then take a look at the lovely Corelli collection, blending a fine navy and white stripe on a textural base, detailed with a rope style trim. The team have created this super soft, slub jersey tee shirt dress style cover up, which I think is possibly one of the most flexible styles in their collection.

Corelli from Heidi Klein's Pre-Resort collection

Corelli from Heidi Klein’s Pre-Resort collection

Corelli from Heidi Klein's Pre-Resort collection

Corelli from Heidi Klein’s Pre-Resort collection

For more from Heidi Klein, just take a look at their website. For more retail news, just look here.

“Blink” Retail: Heidi Klein pops up in Covent Garden

Thursday, July 3rd, 2014

Heidi Klein summer beachwear pop up shop is now open on Floral Street in London’s Covent Garden

Heidi Klein

Heidi Klein

If you are after a rather chic holiday shopping experience then we suggest you head over to this lovely Heidi Klein pop up boutique in the heart of Covent Garden. The expert team are offering a complementary personal fitting service on swimwear and you will also receive a free Heidi Klein beach bag on orders over £200. There’s full price new season styles in store as well as some fabulous Summer sale discounts too.

Also there’s a competition via Instagram where you could also win yourself more gorgeous HK swimwear of your choice, just by tagging a picture of you wearing some Heidi Klein with @heidikleinswim.

 Pop up Location:  29 Floral Street, London, WC2E 9DP

Opening Hours:  Mon-Sat 11am-7pm / Sundays 12-5pm throughout July

 

For more retail news, just have a look here.

“Blink” Retail: Heidi Klein and every Body

Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014

Well, it’s June- not that you’d know it by looking out of the window at a drizzly and grey London. Undoubtedly the sun is shining somewhere and we’ll be heading off to find it imminently. At Blink Towers we are on hols for a week from Friday and as much as we’ve all be hitting the gym and refusing the carbs, why not embrace everything we can to help us look our absolute best whilst wearing pretty much the least that’s acceptable in public. No, I am not talking about full body lipo. I am in fact referring to the amazing ‘My Body’ range from Heidi Klein.

Yes, Heidi Gosman and Penny Klein have come to our rescue by creating a collection of swimwear styles that are almost magical (NB: please note that they don’t actually have magical powers but are just brilliantly designed and constructed). With my very own eyes I saw how these styles made a super trim and very gorgeous model look even trimmer and more gorgeous. This is shapewear made sexy. The HK team have worked hard to create a fifteen piece collection that lift, shape and contour whilst remaining flexible, comfortable and super stylish. Uh, what’s not to love about that?!?

Here are our particular favourite styles from this ‘My Body’ collection, featuring specifically tailored powermesh sections, moulded cups, additional support and well placed design features to enhance and flatter. I’ll be packing a few of these for sure.

Ravello Ruched Bandeau Control One Piece, Heidi Klein

Ravello Ruched Bandeau Control One Piece, Heidi Klein

Laos Twist Bandeau Control One Piece, Heidi Klein

Laos Twist Bandeau Control One Piece, Heidi Klein

Kerala Sling top and Ruched Control bottom, Heidi Klein

Kerala Sling top and Ruched Control bottom, Heidi Klein

Puerto Rico Rectangle top and Fold Over bottom, Heidi Klein

Puerto Rico Rectangle top and Fold Over bottom, Heidi Klein

You can grab yourselves some of this magic on Heidi Klein’s website. For more retail news, just take a look here.

“Blink” Retail: Escape with Heidi Klein

Thursday, March 13th, 2014

Hands up who needs a holiday? All the hands in Blink Towers are now pointing skywards… It’s that time of year when we all yearn to be laying down somewhere sun-baked, away from the ‘Is it? Isn’t it?’ Spring weather. Well, in mental prep for that here’s some highlights form the new Heidi Klein collection. The Spring Summer ’14 offer is inspired by a selection of desirable destinations, each bringing with it a different mood, look and detail for you to be tempted by. From Seville to Rio to Jaipur, this is a veritable global tour of glamourous swimwear and beach cover-ups.

We asked Heidi about the inspiration behind this collection, and she told us this:

“My inspiration for each collection comes from the customers themselves, what they want, what they don’t want, etc.  Our customers in the 2 stores are our best focus groups and so we always listen to them. I also take inspiration from my holidays with family and friends, and also from the gorgeous places I have yet to visit.  There are such exquisite destinations around the world, and each of us has our own favourites that we return to time after time.  I try to bring those places alive with each story in the collection.”

Caicos swimsuit from Heidi Klein, SS'14

Caicos swimsuit from Heidi Klein, SS'14

Saint Maxime bikini from Heidi Klein, SS'14

Saint Maxime bikini from Heidi Klein, SS'14

Jumby Bay bikini from Heidi Klein, SS'14

Jumby Bay bikini from Heidi Klein, SS'14

Persia dress from Heidi Klein, SS'14

Persia dress from Heidi Klein, SS'14

If you’d like to immerse yourself further in the fantasy holiday life of the Heidi Klein woman, pop your shades on, grab a Pina Colada and watch this beautiful video shot by Jonathan Glynn-Smith featuring the very beautiful model, LeCall.

You can shop this collection instore at Heidi Klein, on their website or at Avenue 32.