Sarah McGiven
NYC-obsessed, London-based freelance copywriter, blogger, digital PR, Marketing & social media maven. Fashion lover, trainer collector, magazine hoarder and kitten owner with a chameleon-like approach to hair colour. I can also be found on my FightForYrWrite blog, Facebook page and Twitter talking about style trends from the street to the High Street and general 'stuff' that excites me. Bonus points if it's leopard print, neon or looks like it should have been on the cover of Smash Hits in the 80s or 90s. Follow me on instagram @sarahmcgiven

Entries by Sarah McGiven

Easter Shopping: Bunnies and Chocolate and Chicks, Oh My!

(0) Comments | Posted April 16, 2014 | 7:00 PM

For those of you who don't plan on stuffing your face with chocolate eggs this Easter Bank Holiday weekend (truly the worst time of year after Christmas to be on a diet), here's a bunch of non-fattening, fun suggestions for Easter gifts to indulge in - and a few sweet...

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Weekend Shopping: Jewellery Gems

(0) Comments | Posted April 11, 2014 | 7:00 PM

I love my accessories and am so into jewellery at the moment, particularly stackable stuff - rings, bracelets, layered necklaces - all piled high, the more, the merrier.

Marc by Marc Jacobs, Tatty Devine, Cos and & Other Stories are my...

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Must See: Jean Paul Gaultier Fashion Exhibition at The Barbican

(0) Comments | Posted April 4, 2014 | 7:00 PM

Heads up, fashion fans: the new exhibition opening at the Barbican on 9 April is absolutely not to be missed. The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk does exactly what it says on the designer label - it's a retrospective showing the...

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Jump From Paper: Yes, These Bags Are Real

(0) Comments | Posted April 2, 2014 | 7:00 PM

Whilst scrolling through my instagram an image that looked part fashion blogger outfit post, part cartoon caught my attention. The picture featured a bright, simple, colour blocked handbag with heavy black outlines that appeared to have been cut out from a child's colouring book and superimposed onto the girl's fashion...

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Weekend Shopping: Super Chic Streetwear Round Up

(0) Comments | Posted March 28, 2014 | 7:00 PM

It's my birthday this weekend so I've been putting together a wish list for my family and, as a sneaker collector and all round fan of streetwear styles, I've been looking at a lot of new designs in this area.

Here are a few of my top picks for...

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Give Your Mum A Real Mother's Day Treat - Some Rest

(0) Comments | Posted March 24, 2014 | 7:00 PM

I asked my parent friends what they would most like for Mother's Day and the first answer was universally 'sleep', followed by the traditional flowers and chocolates. So why not give sleep related, or at least rest-themed Thank You gifts this Sunday?

You could let your mum have a...

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Weekend Shopping: Queen Bee Style

(0) Comments | Posted March 21, 2014 | 7:00 PM

Spring may be all about florals and this season's big daisy print trend, but why not pair it with something a bit more fun?

Last spring saw one the release of the most perfect fashion collections in recent memory, from Alexander McQueen. Based around bees and women as worker bees,...

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Karl Lagerfeld Hits London

(1) Comments | Posted March 12, 2014 | 7:00 PM

I have an incredible fascination with Karl Lagerfeld. Not just because of his legendary position with Chanel, and the almost inconceivable way he also fits in designing his eponymous clothing and accessories line as well as a hotel, myriad collaborations as diverse as designing VIP helicopters for Agusta...

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Let the Sunshine Into Your Wardrobe

(0) Comments | Posted March 5, 2014 | 6:00 PM

I love cold, winter weather but these never ending grey skies are getting me down.

Yellow is one of those cheery colours that just makes everything a bit better and brighter. Associated with optimism, happiness and sunshine, it's a great pop colour to wear right now. Pair a yellow...

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New Spring Nail Shades

(0) Comments | Posted February 25, 2014 | 6:00 PM

In these nail art-obsessed times, sometimes it's nice just to go back to a block colour again. Perk up your nail game without spending ages dotting and doodling (and smudging and redoing...), simply by introducing some great new Spring varnish shades to your beauty routine.

There's a nail colour...

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Weekend Shopping: Covetable Tech Covers

(0) Comments | Posted February 21, 2014 | 6:00 PM

With the news buzzing about WhatsApp's sale to Facebook, my thoughts turned to tech accessories. As a devoted Apple fan, I make no apologies for the extreme bias towards items that fit their products in my selection below although most pouches can also be used for other tablets, as well...

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Weekend Shopping: Sporty Spice

(0) Comments | Posted February 7, 2014 | 10:40 AM

Sports luxe looks - the kind that embraces fine fabrics you definitely don't want to sweat in - have been around for a while now and this season is no exception. The appeal of gorgeous, wearable and, most phenomenally, genuinely comfortable clothing is just too much for this trend to...

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Valentine's Lingerie Looks

(0) Comments | Posted February 5, 2014 | 6:00 PM

I know, I know, lingerie for Valentine's Day - groundbreaking. But it's a great annual reminder to throw out those granny panties and refresh your underwear collection. And while you're in the area, why not take a look at getting at least one decent sleepwear outfit that isn't made up...

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Chinese Jewellery Designer, Bao Bao Wan's Luxurious London Launch

(1) Comments | Posted January 29, 2014 | 6:00 PM

High-society Chinese socialite, artist and businesswoman Bao Bao Wan has just launched her fine and luxury jewellery collections in the UK at Harrods' Luxury Jewellery Room.

Exquisitely crafted from the finest of materials, including black diamonds, Tahitian pearls and 18k pink gold, these charming pieces demonstrate exceptional craftsmanship....

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Underground Fashion From Roundel

(0) Comments | Posted January 21, 2014 | 10:30 AM

Love or loathe the tube, there's no denying the fact that London Underground has a truly iconic aesthetic. The world's first city subway is awash with classic design, from Harry Beck's topological Tube Map to the station signage and typography.

To celebrate the tube's 150th anniversary, Roundel...

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Christmas Shopping: Gifts for Guys and Beauty Buffs

(0) Comments | Posted December 13, 2013 | 6:00 PM

I braved the shops of Oxford Street yesterday and can safely say I won't be doing that again this year - it's definitely online shopping all the way for me. When did store layouts become so cramped?

Just entering the big department stores is enough to induce a panic...

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Fantasy Christmas Gifts: Chanel Haute Couture Book Sets

(0) Comments | Posted December 6, 2013 | 10:38 AM

Whilst browsing stores, sites and press releases to uncover affordable gems to include in my Christmas Gift Guides, I often come across more high end items that, whilst utterly wonderful, are out of the general gifting price range. These pieces are my Fantasy Christmas Gifts.

Cure for cancer and...

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Weekend Shopping: Winter Kicks

(0) Comments | Posted November 29, 2013 | 10:39 AM

Before I get stuck in to the annual joy of Christmas Gift Guides, here's a little rundown of the latest kicks tickling my fancy this month.


Vans x Liberty
Who knew there were so many cool things you could do with Liberty print?...

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Weekend Shopping: Cold Snap Snazz and Winter Beauty

(0) Comments | Posted November 22, 2013 | 10:05 AM

As I write this I am sat by a radiator, covered in a blanket, wearing a thick jersey onesie, sheepskin-lined boots and this giant Monki scarf, and I am STILL COLD. So, it's handy I've been busying myself with finding new fashion pieces to root out...

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Egyptian Winter Sun and Beauty Try-Outs

(0) Comments | Posted November 20, 2013 | 6:00 PM

As regular readers will know from my recent post about why you shouldn't fly without decent headphones, my boyfriend and I are not long back from a late autumn break.

We went to Sharm-el-Sheikh in Egypt (small compilation of holiday snaps below) predominantly so he could study...

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