25 Jun 2018 - Azza Fahmy is an independent purveyor of handcrafted jewellery taking their inspiration from 7000 years of culture defined by contemporary minds. Honouring traditional techniques passed down from generation to generation, each piece is a result of years of research. Their spirit is proudly Egyptian whilst the appeal of their creations is now global, with stores on four continents, pieces worn worldwide by influencers and singers such as Rihanna and Joss Stone and collaborations with international designers Matthew Williamson and Preen by Thornton Bregazzi. Here we speak to the brand’s namesake, Chairwomen/ Creative Director, Azza Fahmy about the brand’s creation and future plans.
11 Jun 2018 - Acting legend Richard E. Grant has done it all, but his ventures into the world of luxury fragrance has been a long-standing childhood ambition, which resulted in the launch of his unisex scent JACK in 2014. Originally released as a stand-alone luxury product which has won a variety of fragrance awards, Richard E. Grant has now developed JACK into a thriving fragrance empire. Emma Harrison speaks to Richard to find out how a simple jam jar was the inspiration behind JACK and how his friend Anya Hindmarch helped make his fragrance dream a reality.
20 Mar 2018 - I have been hanging out with Bradley Theodore’s work for six months now with my regular visits to Core Collective, an exercise space in Kensington. There is this huge mural in the reception/breakfast area of Iris Apfel in front of NewYork skyline. It is absolutely fantastic and his other works cover the walls. So when I was invited to the Petra Stunt foundation fundraiser and met a fabulously forward man who bounded over to compliment me on my dress, I was met with the man himself.
04 Sep 2017 - Melanie met with Jacqueline Bissett, the fashion illustrator who has brought Thomas Sabo's campaigns to life over the last few years as well as working on illustrations for Allied (Paramount Pictures) and, of course, Melanie's own pregnancy book from 2006, Blooming Beautiful.
09 May 2017 - I met Frank when he had just become British light heavy weight champion. We were both Guests on Soho radio I found him very interesting and extremely humble considering the win. When I asked him if I could come watch him train and interview him for the website he said yes straight away. So I went to Punch London to do that very thing as he prepares for his next fight.
22 Feb 2017 - Sky Sports presenter, Olivia Wayne is a familiar face to many, not just from her Sky Sports News slots, but also from her presenting work in the world of fashion and sports, as an ambassador for Marie Curie cancer care. She is passionate about fitness and wellness, and carried her dedication to working out straight through her pregnancy. She had her first baby earlier this year, and Melanie went to visit her to meet baby Ozzie and find out how Olivia was getting on.
20 Oct 2016 - Ruth Langsford presents ITV1’s flagship daytime show, This Morning, every Friday, with her husband Eamonn Holmes. She has been a host on Loose Women, covered for Lorraine Kelly on GMTV, and often guests on panel and comedy shows, including Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway, Keith Barry’s Magic Show, Odd One In, magic numbers and
08 Sep 2016 - Scentered is a fantastic collection of aromatherapy balms, each one stylishly presented and carefully formulated to encourage or enhance a desired mood. A must-have for all occasions, the full set is the perfect gift, but also the perfect go-to for the highs and lows of a busy day.
31 Aug 2016 - Grace Fodor is the founder of age-perfecting makeup brand Studio 10 and is hailed as a genius by India Knight for her sensitive but no-nonsense approach to beauty for slightly older skin. Most of us can't help but notice the change in the makeup that works on us as we get older - eyelids in particular change so much from 25 to 35 to 45, and it makes sense that we should change the products and formulations we reach for as these changes happen. The skincare industry tends to fetishise youth, and it can be hard to relate to a new foundation or concealer when the model in the ad campaign is blatantly 20 years younger than you are - of course she looks fantastic - she's 20! What will it do for *my* skin though?
19 Aug 2016 - Amelia Freer is the author of best-selling book Eat. Nourish. Glow. and is a world-renowned nutritional therapist. Her healthy, relaxed approach to food has inspired countless people and Melanie was delighted to meet her recently in her home in London to discuss how her book came about.
15 Aug 2016 - I have been going to Heartcore for about a year now to do reformer pilates and barre classes just a few of of the classes that are on offer there. I caught up with Jess Schuring who is the founder of these fabulous studios to ask her about her inspiration and experience as an entrepreneur.
10 Aug 2016 - Gaby Roslin is an amazing talent. A mother first, a broadcaster, TV presenter, born communicator and somebody I admire very much. She is eternally positive, always happy and a total inspiration – my kind of woman! Melanie: How long have you been in the business? I’ve been banging on about being in it for 20
05 Jul 2016 - Tony Parsons is a journalist, broadcaster, author and an idol of mine. I am also a massive fan of his books. We live in the same area, so I often bump into him and I’m absolutely thrilled that he agreed to this interview to talk about his latest novel ‘The Hanging Club’. Tony is 62
02 Jul 2016 - Alan and I hosted a radio2 show together for a good few years. We had an absolute blast! He is a wonderful person, super smart and as you know hilariously funny. He is well read and an art lover, same as me. He once gave me the complete box set of the Simon Schama series
01 Jul 2016 - Gary Cockerill is a much sought after makeup artist in London who has worked with hundreds of famous faces in the entertainment and fashion industries. He has worked with Melanie for nearly twenty years, and is a very close friend.
30 Jun 2016 - I met James Toseland about three years ago, when we co hosted Moto GP. When I chose to leave the job, we remained friends. He is a former Motogp rider and world superbike champion, and now fronts the brilliant rock band Toseland. He is a top Yorkshire man and a good friend. We did