Girl-about-town Gabriela Hersham is a British born actress, and a regular face on London’s fashion and film circuit. After moving to New York City to study theatre at the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute, Gabriela was soon offered roles in A Happy Ending, alongside Soprano’s star Lou Martini JR, and in The Burningmoore Incident. We caught up with Gabriela as she prepares for her upcoming lead role in American Gypsy (to be filmed in New York), scheduled for release early next year.
Tell us about your training?I trained primarily at the Lee Strasberg school in New York. I was there for 2 years and I loved it. The teachers, the history of the school, the classes on offer and the students. I became really close to some of my teachers and I learnt so much about ridding myself of my inhibitions.
A mentor’s most useful advice?I found studying Method Acting a really good way to begin learning how to act. I had never studied acting before and learning the method taught me how to recreate my own experiences to bring truth to the text you are doing.
If you were not an actor you would be aA journalist.
The fur trend this fall is by far one of the hottest keeping style fans warm around the fashion capitals. An overwhelming 70% of designers have featured at least one take on fur during the fashion weeks of 2013.
There are no limits it seems on the fur-fever, from dyed, embossed, shaggy or classic, this is one staple item A-L recommends you shop for. From ear-muffs to vests, incorporating fur into your outfit will leave you spoilt for choice. Add the drop in temperature and it’s easy to see why fur garments are finding their way into closets of the masses.
Fur or faux will continue to be a debate every time this beautiful trend hits the runway from which ethical brands have reached much support.
A trend we have seen blooming since festival season is that of the flower band. True romantics are in love with this beautiful head deco. Darker shades of the bloom are cutting contrasting looks with rock-chics and edgier dressers. A-L caught up with Sophie King, founder of Crown and Glory to look at some of her recent creations.
Known as the crowning flower queen we can see why ladies certainly are in waiting for her beautiful creations. Back in 2011 Sophie King recognised the opportunity of creating the perfect hair accessory, not being able to find such a product she set off and created her market.
The result of that first spontaneous project was Crown and Glory, which in the time since the first collection of assorted, hand painted butterfly pieces hit the internet has expanded into an international fashion accessories brand that boasts fans such as Poppy Delevigne, Millie Mackintosh and Rosie Fortescue, popstrels Gabrielle Aplin, Amelia Lily and Little Mix and prominent fashion bloggers alike.
Eye of Horus is the newly launched make-up range in the UK. With a solid fan base consisting of professional make-up artists, celebrities and loyal customers in Australia, New Zealand and the Philippines; Eye of Horus is establishing itslef as the cult brand of choice in the UK. With the liner being a key make-up trend featured on A/W 13 catwalks you will be hot on trend this party season.
A-L are always on the look out for brands that are high performing and natural. Eye of Horus products offer a range of products rich in natural waxes and made from the finest natural ingredients delivering exceptional results.
To see more on their fabulous range visit Eye of Horus, to buy your favourite picks just in time for Christmas.
Be on trend with the hottest accessories of the moment! A-L would like to share a little secret with you. GK Nails recently launched with the most sophisticated, versatile and on trend press on nails to polish off any party outfit.
From the simple to the extravagant crystal encrusted designs, there is something for absolutely everyone. What’s more, you can actually have your own designs custom made.
Absolutely perfect for those special occasions or matching up your new Gianvito Rossi Leopard print heels – now there’s an idea!
We adore this range – dress up your nails for the New Year!
I have often pondered over the concept of ‘sexy lingerie’. Perfectly sculpted to compliment the female physique, one can easily forget that these seductive lacy under garments have more than one purpose. With this thought slowly mustering away in my mind, I have to say I was pleasantly taken back to hear the owner of a luxury lingerie boutique in the heart of London challenge these very preconceptions.
Introducing business woman and a true entrepreneur, Esther Fieldgrass. Inspired by a weekend spent in the beautiful boudoirs of Paris, she went on to build the beginnings of Petits Bisous, a leading luxury lingerie empire in Chelsea.
“Luxurious lingerie should not be saved for special occasions, or purely for your partner’s gratification, but should be worn for your own happiness and pleasure” – Esther Fieldgrass
Rosie Fortescue was Spotted this week wearing the Generation Love Popcorn Sweater from SpottedOnCeleb.com. Her EXACT sweater is available to buy now. We love this knit casual look keeping in theme with minimal S/S14 trends.
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January is that time amongst the sale madness we should also have a good de-clutter. Seriously investing in some key items will make layering a breeze and the right fit will put that extra spring in your step.
But where to start? When the thought alone is overwhelming there is really onle one phrase that works generously - Back to basics. It seems many a great style icon has also started on this premise also.
Building around key basics which you then build your own style around. So you can imagine my excitement when I found 'Isabi' - a fashion brand whose very concepts are built on the art of intelligent dressing.
Founded by Jane Robson and Christina Levy who have worked within the global fashion industry for years. Their experience of designing, sourcing and buying for many well-known retailers placed them ahead of the game when recognising this much needed gap in the market.
Can this little bottle improve my skin in 30 days? With research and statistics of dissertation proportion, boffins world over have hailed this new potion 'magic' for skin.
What does it do?
Anti-ageing ready to drink food supplement, aims to increase levels of collagen over time, visible difference should be seen in 30 days.
So I am giving it a whirl...so what does it taste like?
Us Brits are well-known for our love of a good old cup of tea – and who can blame us as, after all tea is the perfect accompaniment for a catch up with friends, and a great comfort when we’re feeling a little run down.
Now that we’re half way through January and we all need a little pick-me-up, A-listed have partnered up with renowned British tea and coffee merchants Ringtons to offer one lucky reader the chance to win an exclusive, luxury tea infuser gift box packed full of some of the company’s finest teas which is guaranteed to brightened up even the dullest of winter’s days.
The stylish gift box prize includes two of Ringtons’ recently launched Signature speciality loose teas and three further loose tea / infusions samples as well as a fantastic tea infuser – an easy-to-use appliance designed to take the fuss out of the preparation of loose tea. In fact, singer Cheryl Cole is a Ringtons fan and has even tweeted a pic of her tea infuser in action, and cited her love of a Ringtons’ cuppa in interviews.
Ringtons’ new Signature range has been carefully sourced by a team of master tasters who have travelled the world to select only the finest leaves, coffee beans and natural flavours for this collection of tasty and superior quality black, green and white tea as well as fruit and herbal infusions and coffees. The range has been developed to offer a wider selection of perfectly blended teas and infusions as well as roast and ground coffee which will appeal to every taste and offer something new to discerning tea and coffee fans.