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My NakedPRGirl blog delves into the modern world in order to inspire debate about our culture. You’ll find topical features and interviews with those making waves in the industry plus my personal how-to guides and London tips and career advice.

Travel Guide to Sintra in Portugal

Travel Guide to Sintra in Portugal

Sintra is a sparkling jewel in Portugal’s crown; a place of history, mystery and vibrant colour. It has the ability to make modern, white washed, marbled life look rubbish, and instead it has made me yearn for pattern, detail and rainbow hues. Here’s my guide to a long weekend in Sintra. Quick...

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London’s Best Spots to Instagram 2018

London’s Best Spots to Instagram 2018

Five years ago, I went to a conference that looked at the rise of online and confidently predicted that shops would essentially become 'showrooms' in the future. It made me think that we would be throwing out all the merchandise and creating art galleries where three diamond encrusted handbags...

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Getting Naked With Stylist SulkyDoll Donna McCulloch

Getting Naked With Stylist SulkyDoll Donna McCulloch

Donna McCulloch is better known to her followers as stylist SulkyDoll who shares her daily fashion choices, London events and styling updates on Instagram. Life is glossy on the outside with stints at Fashion Week, press days and parties, but don’t mistake that for an easy life. Donna is a hard...

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Getting Naked With Carl Thompson

Getting Naked With Carl Thompson

I first met Carl Thompson when I was at one of my client's  London Morgan's showroom in Astwood Mews where I taken it as my personal mission to sell him the virtues of the super sleek and shiny Morgan Plus 4. Well, to be honest, the car kinda sells itself, so it wasn't long before Carl was driving...

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How to go freelance in 10 easy steps

How to go freelance in 10 easy steps

Disclaimer - If it was easy everyone would do it 😉 Almost three years ago I went freelance in the most haphazard clumsy way imaginable. I have made all the mistakes, fallen spectacularly into all the pitfalls and (so far) have survived to tell the tale because I am working and living in London...

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Top Festivals on Instagram

Top Festivals on Instagram

The humble festival has exploded over recent years into a colourful Catherine Wheel combining music, food, yoga, face paint (AND glitter bras?), we've moved from wellies to high end Hunters and from day festivals to VIP experiences. In the world of marketing, where the VIP pass can be exploited by...

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Londoner’s Guide To Kensington Palace Gardens

Londoner’s Guide To Kensington Palace Gardens

Kensington Palace When I first moved to London, I couldn't quite work out where Kensington Palace Gardens ended and Hyde Park started. Google informs me they are separated by water which starting at the Italian Gardens through The Long Water and opening up into The Serpentine which snakes around...

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Recent Work – Zakti Active Interviews

Recent Work – Zakti Active Interviews

Zakti Activewear is a relatively new kid on the fitness block which only launched in 2015 with womenswear. Since that, they've added menswear and kidswear plus linked up with former Pussycat Doll Kimberly Wyatt to launch a dance inspired collection which debuted with a cover feature and interview...

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Recent Work – Donna Ida Style Insider Interviews

Recent Work – Donna Ida Style Insider Interviews

In 2012, we held a focus group at Donna Ida HQ where we found out that customers really wanted to see how real women styled our clothes. We loved the idea and started to snap fans of the brand using our in-house team. What started off as an experiment flourished into monthly photo shoots where I...

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Naked Review – Guide to Kew Gardens in London

Naked Review – Guide to Kew Gardens in London

Kew Gardens has such a special place in my heart - I mean flowers and gardens - what is not to love? It is in Richmond and has it's own picturesque train station with a delightful looking pub right next to it. Kew Gardens itself, or Royal Botanic Gardens if you are being posh is a place of many...

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NAKED STYLE – THE KIMONO

NAKED STYLE – THE KIMONO

It was in April 2011 when Vogue hailed the Kimono the new Spring Jacket as they fell for the kimono’s liquid-silk allure. This might have been, erm, years ago but sometimes things bob around being micro-trends, before, well Zara makes an epic one and BOOM - everywhere! And as we know from the...

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Getting Naked With Interview With Nik Speller

Getting Naked With Interview With Nik Speller

Blogger and marketing agency co-founder, Nik Speller, soared onto my radar when he put together a quick, no frills video on how to spot bought/fake followers and those pesky bots on Instagram. Why? Because although I can use my brain to assess social media stars as genuine by looking at their...

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Notting Hill – A Londoner’s Guide

Notting Hill – A Londoner’s Guide

You'll have seen Notting Hill a thousand times. On TV and film and most of all, on social media, ESPECIALLY the image friendly platforms of Instagram and Pinterest (hello pastel houses).. I've been living in Notting Hill for around five months now and still have a lot to learn, however one thing...

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How to Network Matthew Hussey Style

How to Network Matthew Hussey Style

My NakedPRGirl blog and business is all about honesty and going behind the smoke and mirrors of the PR & Marketing industry…but today I find myself in unfamiliar territory and am looking to a relationship guru to share his secrets instead. Let me introduce you to Matthew Hussey, he’s a...

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LornaLuxe & NakedPRGirl – How To Speak To Influencers

LornaLuxe & NakedPRGirl – How To Speak To Influencers

How to Influence an Influencer Spilling secrets is fast becoming something that LornaLuxe and I excel at. Especially if it is combined with an audience, an agenda about digital and each other (and possibly a bottle of Champagne if it is after 5pm soz 7pm - tee hee). Anyway, Cision invited us to...

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5 Things Gleaned from Michael Sheen

5 Things Gleaned from Michael Sheen

The thing is…I’m not a film expert which, when you’re in a cinema full of movie fans at the BIFA Central Picturehouse watching Michael Sheen being interviewed for Time Out London can be a bit of a daunting realisation. BUT I have seen five Michael Sheen films, oh yes. Well, to be honest I’ve seen...

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NAKED REVIEW – Open House London

NAKED REVIEW – Open House London

Sometimes in London, it feels like you know ALL KINDS of things you really don't need to. Like when a new hotdog joint is opening, how Pret Sandwiches are ranked from 1 to 50, or how big the waiting list is at a swanky restaurant you're never likely to grace. And in contrast there's LOADS of...

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DONNA IDA for Jaeger Collaboration

DONNA IDA for Jaeger Collaboration

For the last six months, Jean Queen Donna Ida Thornton has been working on a top secret project with British brand Jaeger and it is finally being revealed in all it's splendour on 8th September this week. The launch will be in Jaeger's Chelsea store on King's Road, a stones throw away from DONNA...

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Naked Review – St Paul’s Cathedral London

Naked Review – St Paul’s Cathedral London

St Paul's Cathedral, where I'm sitting right now, is literally blowing my mind. The very famous London landmark was built by Christopher Wren and accessoried (shall we say) with intricate mosaics after Queen Victoria called it 'dull, cold, dingy and dreary,' crikey! Inside it is utterly...

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Zac Posen – Lighting Up Fashion

Zac Posen – Lighting Up Fashion

All I could think about on my way to see Kinvara Balfour interview Zac Posen was Claire Danes' stunning light up dress on the red carpet at the 2016 Met Gala. The theme for this year was Manus x Machina: Fashion in the Age of Technology in association with Vogue and the standout (by miles and...

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Chelsea Flower Show 2016 – Top Retail Shop Fronts

Chelsea Flower Show 2016 – Top Retail Shop Fronts

RHS Chelsea Flower Show is a huge event in London with thousands of people descending on the capital each May to see the fabulous blooms on display. This year is no exception and the surrounding retailers take part in 'Chelsea in Bloom' which this year has a carnival theme. This years standout for...

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Beyoncé The Queen of Marketing 

Beyoncé The Queen of Marketing 

Beyoncé is a Lycra and Swarovski crystal covered marketing dream, a sparking stick of dynamite with so much business sense I think she could actually run the world - B for president? Anyway, Queen Bey has been busy in April. First she LANDED her Athleisure range Ivy Park utilising social media,...

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V&A Undressed: A Brief History of Underwear

V&A Undressed: A Brief History of Underwear

In PR and marketing terms, underwear is dynamite. It can make you thin, get you laid, define your abs, give you a bigger butt, enhance your cleavage, say 'hello boys', impress the girls, you know the drill. As I talked about in my blog 'Who Sells You Your Pants' the dream is never far away when it...

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Super Injunction A Modern PR Disaster

Super Injunction A Modern PR Disaster

I admit it took me ten minutes to google and unearth the shamed married celebrity who like Voldemort in Harry Potter, shall not be named, and has taken out a super injunction to prevent their identity being revealed after a threesome. In all honesty, in PR terms, it is now to become a circus;...

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TimeOut Tastemaker Reviews London

TimeOut Tastemaker Reviews London

I am a Time Out Tastemaker. Intrigued? This doesn't (sadly) mean that I work for Time Out writing witty and entertaining copy about London every day, nor does it mean (even more sadly)that I am wafting around Poppy Delevingne style and party-hopping on a sea of champagne and canapés. It does mean...

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LCM Duchamp AW16 Code London

LCM Duchamp AW16 Code London

Isn't the Rosewood Hotel a marvelous setting for Duchamp? This swishy London hotel was the backdrop for Duchamp's AW16 collection. This happened way back in January for London Collection's Men, so in blogging terms, I am so behind the curve, there's barely any point writing this...although in...

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LCM – Chester Barrie AW16 Awards Show

LCM – Chester Barrie AW16 Awards Show

As a relative novice in menswear, this was my first visit to Chester Barrie's LCM show, but boy they knocked my socks off. The venue was a sublime room at the Waldorf Hilton which was so grand, I could have just stayed there forever. It had much the red carpet awards theme with, yah you...

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LCM – Belstaff AW16 Heading North

LCM – Belstaff AW16 Heading North

For last LCM, Belstaff took their SS16 range off to the dessert. Well to be factually accurate, they moved sand dunes into the Old Billingsgate where models stood under hot lights where outside stood an army vehicle with The Shard and Tower Bridge creating an imposing backdrop for...

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Donna Ida says Hello to Sadie The Boiler Suit

Donna Ida says Hello to Sadie The Boiler Suit

Events are a huge part of the fashion calendar and no one (I repeat no one) can throw a press party like Jean Queen Donna Ida Thornton. On 27th November (during peak press day time) I worked with Donna to help her launch THE hot new denim shape for SS16; Sadie the Boiler Suit. Donna, being the...

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Spinning a Yarn – The Future Of Fashion Tech

Spinning a Yarn – The Future Of Fashion Tech

Why are we obsessed with our clothes being magical? Just as costume designer Sandy Powell discussed, the power of clothes to shape and transform an image is ever-present in our culture and history. Now we're going one step further with designers turning to technology, and indeed technology turning...

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