Author Archives: Charlotte Bleasdale

Style Crush: The Women of Game of Thrones

If you’re anything like us, you’re majorly geeking out right now in anticipation of Series 4 of Game of Thrones out next week.

There are so many things to love about the show, from dragons and ice zombies, to razor sharp dialogue and of course a plot with more twists than a bumper sized sack of fusilli pasta (you know, the twisty one).

But it’s the female characters that make it in our opinion. This is not the kind of show where the women just crop up as the love interest. Oh no. These are all incredible characters in their own right and there are too many to even feature in a single blog post. Whoever does the costumes has done an amazing job in dressing these women to befit their roles. So without further ado, let’s take a look at our style homage to the women of Game of Thrones.

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Daenerys Targaryen

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Danaenerys Stormborn… Khaleesi… Mother of Dragons… Daenerys is so much of a fan favourite that she’s even inspired a generation of Thrones-loving new mothers to name their baby girls after her. Not to mention a million Pinterest hair braid tutorials. Her style is a mix of Dothraki horse lord leather chic and opulent gifts she has acquired throughout her journey on the other side of the narrow sea. She is beautiful, but deadly, especially in possession of her three dragons. Dracarys!

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Guest Post: Gemma Bellfield AT LFW!

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Hey guys, my names Gemma and I run a blog over at! Last week was my first ever experience of LFW and I initially was nervous as it can be all professional and crazy. The idea of running in between shows and looking glamorous 24/7 was slightly daunting. However, my experience was the complete opposite! It was full of colourful clothing, amazing vibes, everybody expressing themselves through their clothes and it was actually a rather comfortable atmosphere.

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January 2014 Round Up

How was your January? Hope you’ve had a good start to the year and are looking forward to things ahead. We certainly are and here at Simply Be we’ve got some very exciting plans in the pipeline so keep your eyes and ears peeled! ;)

But first things first, let’s look back and see what the month of January brought us, as we run through our highlights!

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December 2013 Round Up

This December you can’t have failed to miss the blow-out between ‘Fit Mom’ Maria Kang, and a curvy lingerie shop owner who asked lots of curvy and larger women to send in photos of themselves. Needless to say at team Simply Be we’re not down with fat-shaming, and believe that there is beauty in every body. When will people learn that there is a difference between ‘promoting obesity’ / actively encouraging people to be a particular size, and promoting self-love and body confidence, empowering all women to feel beautiful? Le sigh.

This month we hit over 2000 followers on Instagram – are you with us?

Our AX Paris sequin bodycon ‘mermaid’ dress caused such a sensation in the blogosphere that it sold out in a flash (or should that be a splash?) Here are some of the gorgeous bloggers who rocked it – yes, it’s a magnificent mermaid montage!

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Party On!

Glisten up girls! Get ready to celebrate NYE in style this year with our fave hair and beauty looks. Whether you opt for super sleek hair à la Kate Bosworth or metallic nails inspired by the AW14 catwalk, we’ve got it covered so you can make the ultimate statement on the dance floor this New Years Eve!

Kate Bosworth Rex Features

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Buy Now Wear Next Season

During the festive season it’s wise to invest in key pieces that will see you through to next year so check out our hot picks and transition in style!

The punk trend is still going strong and will continue to be a big hit as we head into Spring/Summer. We can’t get enough of red tartan so invest in this dress and wear with tights whilst it’s still cold and then ankle socks and boots as we head into spring.

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Behind the Scenes on the ‘Simply Be Yourself’ Video Shoot

Today we’re proud to release our new video – we hope you like it!

And we hope that in some small way we can help make women feel fabulous about themselves, and treasure what makes them unique.

So here it is! If you like it please do share it, and join in the conversation about it on Twitter using #SimplyBeYourself


Filming the video was lots of fun, and took place at various locations across London, from Clapham Common to multiple coffee shops! Well done to all the team – especially our two leading ladies. Hats off to Bonnie in a particular for enduring the ‘splashing scene’ on a cold November day :) Set up shot the_hug     mother_and_daughter

Golden Renaissance Blogger Shoot

Today we’re thrilled to unveil the Golden Renaissance partywear trend on our website – featuring five fabulous bloggers! Allow us to introduce:

Rachel from A Dress Is For Life (Read her write up)

Blogger Rachel wearing Project D for Simply Be

Rosie from A Rose Like This

Blogger Rosie wearing Simply Be party dress

Betty from Pamper and Curves (Read her write up)

Betty Pamper in a sequin party dress

Nancy from Sugar, Darling? (Read her write up)

Nancy wears black and gold skater dress

and repping the US of A… Allie from Inside Allie’s World

American plus size blogger Allie

The shoot took place at the stunning Thornton Manor in the Wirral – the perfect backdrop for such an opulent collection.

Hair and make-up went to town for this super-glam shoot. We just loved Betty’s bee-hive!

Betty's Beehive

Nancy in make up

The shoes!

The bloggers' shoes

The final group shot – stunning.

Blogger group shot

It wasn’t all oh-so serious though…

Bloggers in a row

We dare you to look at this photo without smiling :)

Fun times :)

We’d like to say a massive thank you to the amazing bloggers for being such fabulous models for us. We hope you all love the shoot as much as we do!