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Emily Beeson
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Louisa Drake is a force to be reckoned with. A fitness expert, business founder and a serious source of lifestyle inspo, Louisa recently launched LDM, a fitness and lifestyle brand built on the principles of her own inclusive training method and her no-nonsense approach to health and wellness.   

We caught up with her to find out more about LDM, her motivations and of course, her style both in and out of the studio…   

So how does your method work? How can LDM sessions influence your lifestyle?  

At LDM we focus on body confidence and effective training techniques that educate clients on what their individual bodies need. My Method offers a host of fitness disciplines – cardio, conditioning, resistance and stretch – to keep the mind and body guessing and strengthen the muscles you use daily.   

Our whole approach is to encourage confidence, so the Fitzrovia and Muswell Hill studios are a welcoming space where our instructors will calmly guide you through a class, leaving you feeling rejuvenated and well worked, but never worked up and stressed.  

Who can take part in LDM classes?  

LDM classes are accessible to anyone, regardless of their experience, fitness level, shape or size. We have two boutique studios in London, where you can access small group classes and private training daily. We also have LDM online video subscriptions and range of fitness equipment and apparel for taking part at home.  

What inspired you to launch LDM – tell us about your journey...   

After a professional dance career I started to transition into teaching dance and fitness. I was known for my unique style and had several disciplines under my belt but I realised there was something lacking from the workouts I was doing as a client at other gyms and studios.  

I saw a gap for doing things my way and created LDM. After combining the best bits of popular disciples such as yoga, HIIT, Pilates to name just a few I created my signature total body workout that ticks all the boxes in one session – the Shape Changer, the perfect balance of cardio and conditioning material.   

Next month we celebrate our first birthday at our Fitzrovia studio which offers a range of LDM classes that are constantly being fine tuned to suit our clients’ needs.  

What does the word ‘wellness’ mean to you?  

Wellness really sums up being at your optimal best physically and mentally. For me it’s about finding the right balance – time to focus on my changing needs, to honour my own rhythms and have the energy to achieve everything I need.  

What motivates you to get out of bed in the morning?

My clients. Most mornings I’m either up early teaching group classes or I’m with a private client. The occasion I have a morning free, I’ll top up on sleep or schedule some time for myself on the mat.  

How important do you think physical health is to how happy and confident we feel?

Massively important. It should be the main reason you choose to work out and aesthetics are the bonus. The natural high we get from exercise is what keeps you committed.  

What about fashion and style – can what we wear make us happy?  

Absolutely, wearing something that helps you feel happy will be the reason your posture improves which will then be part of the reason your confidence improves and you carry yourself differently. You can express yourself through fashion and your own unique take on it. 

What are your feel-good outfits for work, the weekend and going out?  

I spend a lot of time in activewear and when I'm working out and training clients it’s all about supportive, feel-good fabrics. I select a sweat-wicking product that’s going to work hard for me when I’m back to back and versatile items that mean after a quick change I’m ready to go from studio to meeting.   

When I’m off-duty it’s a mix of denim, fun prints, slogan tees and a vintage feel is always present in my style. For going out I add some standout accessories, switch a trainer for shoe and opt for a dress or cool jumpsuit.  

What about your favourite brands?

Activewear brands such as Sweaty Betty, Lululemon, Lucas Hugh, Nike and Adidas keep me supported and stylish. For tees and sweaters I like British brand Double Trouble Gang – we collaborated on some limited edition LDM sweaters & hoodies. I also love brands such as Etre Cecile and Sezane for an injection of fun prints and slogan pieces.   

Free People, Reformation, ADAY, Faithfull the brand, Ganni and the Vampire’s Wife are labels I gravitate towards. I have some great jackets from Zoe Karssen, Whistles and Acne and my accessories are a mix of high street, vintage and investment pieces from Hill and Friends, Sezane, Laura Lee and Missoma.  

I’m often in trainers by Adidas, Nike and APL and I’m currently loving the Stella McCartney x Adidas Parley shoes made from recycled ocean plastics – they work for all cardio based workouts. Veja make eco-friendly Parisian cool trainers that I like for off-duty and I also like Russell & Bromley, Birkenstock, Soludos, Hobbs and Miu Miu.  

What’s next for you and for LDM? 

Plans are underway to open a bigger standalone LDM studio in London where clients can still benefit from small boutique group fitness and private training with more space and amenities. We have some exciting opportunities in the pipeline and I’m working hard to build up our online LDM video offerings, so we are accessible not just in London but anywhere and at anytime. Watch this space…  

Want to steal Louisa’s effortlessly cool style? Shop her edit below…  

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Alya Barutoğlu
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Two birds with one stone saying couldn’t fit anything any better than this makeup product. Saving from you budget and time, lip & cheek products help you match your lip colour with your blush without any concern. This product is one of the most popular items in beauty lately. Just in time for vacation season, lip & cheek stain cream product will save space in your travel bags! #lips #makeup #cheek #blush #summer #trend

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Emily Beeson
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Forever searching for the perfect lip product? With so many options available it can be hard to know what to invest in and what to avoid. Plenty of products promise lip-plumping properties but which one is right for you? 

We’ve rounded up our favourite beauty tools for the perfect pout and explained how to get the look, so you can get dreamy lips without opting for painful injections…   

Liner and gloss

Overlining your lips is an art so make sure you have the right shade of pencil with a strong pigment and a long-wear gloss to match. We love Charlotte Tilbury’s Lip Cheat pencil for this – plus it comes in a range of shades from neutral to pop-bright red, depending on your look.   

Lip mask and scrub

Treat your lips to a little TLC with a collagen-activating mask or scrub. Just be sure to treat the delicate skin on your lips gently and follow up with a hydrating natural balm. After you’ve treated your lips, simply add a slick of lipstick and go.   

Beauty boost

Specialist products that contain hyaluronic acid, collagen and peppermint can boost the circulation in your lips, encourage circulation and give lips a fuller appearance. Always read the label on these to make sure you’re not allergic to anything.   

Want to try our favourite tried and tested tools? Shop the edit below…  

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Emily Beeson
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Summer vacations are all about sea, sun and seeing beautiful places. Nothing beats a relaxing trip abroad or a warm-weather staycation and not much can ruin one either, apart from maybe those photos of you with poolside panda eyes …   


If you’re heading somewhere hot then opting for lightweight make up that won’t budge is essential. Minimal make up is always better in the heat but if you can’t kick the foundation for a week make sure you invest in a product that won’t be sliding down your face minutes after applying. 

The same goes for eye make up – an award-winning waterproof mascara is a must for beach holidays and those all-important photo moments. Our beauty insiders recommend going for a mascara formulated for sports to ensure round-the-clock staying power. 

Powders can crack and stick to dry patches in the heat so consider waterproof pigment pencils for your brows, lips and cheeks and finish off with a shimmering cream bronzer for a simple sunkissed look.   

We’ve created an edit of beauty heroes to help you survive the heat so rest assured your make up will be on point from morning ‘til night. Browse and shop the edit below…   

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Emily Beeson
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Summer holidays are great – the sun, the sea, days spent swimming, relaxing and seeing beautiful places. Nothing beats a warm-weather vacation and not much can ruin one either, apart from maybe those photos of you with poolside panda eyes …   


If you’re heading somewhere hot then opting for lightweight make up that won’t budge is essential. Minimal make up is always better in the heat but if you can’t kick the foundation to the curb for a week make sure you invest in a product that won’t be sliding down your face minutes after applying. 

The same goes for eye make up – an award-winning waterproof mascara is a must for beach holidays and those all-important photo moments. Our beauty insiders recommend going for a mascara formulated for sports to ensure round-the-clock staying power.  

Powders are generally a no-no in the heat so consider waterproof pigment pencils for your brows, lips and cheeks and finish off with a shimmering cream bronzer for a simple sunkissed look.   

We’ve created an edit of beauty heroes for hot weather – so whether you’re heading off on holiday or just hitting the UK’s sunny beaches this weekend you can rest assured your make up will be on point from morning ‘til night.

Browse and shop the edit below…   

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Emily Beeson
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The belt bag is one of those trends that shouldn’t work but really does. Those infamous styles by Gucci and Miu Miu dominated Instagram last year and put hands-free accessories back on the map…   


The ‘90s feels quickly took over the street style game with designers including Versace, Pucci, JW Anderson and Marc Jacobs creating iterations of the fanny pack and soon enough, luxe-looking affordable options were out in force too.

We decided to road test both designer and affordable belt bags to find out whether a Gucci bag is really worth the investment, or whether it’s better to save… 

SPEND

Belt bags are not going anywhere so this will be an investment you'll enjoy for many years to come. Whether it's winter, fall or in the middle of summer you know you can wear this bag with anything in closet. The versatility is strong with this one.

Furthermore, an investment piece from the likes of Gucci or Prada is always a good idea because these babies last forever. The quality of a designer handbag is what makes it so timeless.

Our final reason for loving the high-end options? They’re all a little different. A Gucci Marmot is a Gucci Marmot but there so many iterations to choose from. Opt for embellished styles, a touch or velvet or classic quilting to match your wardrobe and your personality. There’s just something so great about feeling original. 

SAVE

No matter how amazing the product is, it’s great to have options. Plus, with this accessory fixed to your waist, other people are far less likely to notice its lack of designer logo. This is an excuse to double up and opt for a few different colors and styles.

Why choose one bag when you can invest in three or four? Go for a heart-shaped version for date night, a boxy style for the weekend and a cool embellished piece for festival season and your summer vacations. 

Sure these pieces might not stand the test of time in the same way as a designer belt bag, but you can be certain you’ll have a style for every occasion and no one will be any the wiser. 

Scroll through our gallery for outfit inspiration and shop our favourite belt bags for every budget from the edit below…   

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Too Faced just re-design the looks of her famous bronzers just in time for summer.  I really like that they have more compact and elegant packaging and that they also have their different shades of the actual product. Have you tried any of too faced's bronzers?  photo credit: @toofaced on twitter  #beauty #makeup #toofaced #summer 

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The beauty industry offers up new products every day and increasingly, we’re seeing a trend for personalization. We’re now able to add boosters to existing products, custom mix our own foundation and day cream, fill out questionnaires about our lifestyle, or receive tailored recommendations according to our individual needs. 


Even if you don't buy into filling out questionnaires or opt for DNA testing for your skin, you at least need to test a product before deciding whether it’s the best choice for you.  

So how can you personalize your beauty routine? Well, there are a few ways to make a start… 

Get a beauty box subscription 

If you don’t fancy scouring the stores for a range of  different beauty products to try, you can simply subscribe to a monthly beauty box service. There are plenty to choose from and you can opt for plans that last three, six or even 12 months. 

See an expert 

Once you’ve found brands and products you love with the help of a subscription box, hit up the professionals that work for and with those products. Book in to see a skincare expert and make-up artists who know the products inside out and get their advice on what’s right for you. 

Use an app 

Tech is blowing up the beauty industry and there are already a ton of apps that make it easy to figure out which products are right for you. Search the app store and download anything from foundation shade simulators to skin scanners. 

Benefit from a beauty routine that is designed for you by you without splashing your cash and discover our selection of the best affordable beauty subscription boxes now in the exclusive edit below... 

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Sometimes, it's easy to forget how many things we need to carry with us on a daily basis. While the contents of every woman's bag is different there are a few handbag essentials that every woman should keep stashed away. 


We looked to our Editors for a few tips on the things no woman should be without, and found out what they carry on a daily basis... 

Sunnies 

Keep a pair of  sunnies in your tote and you’ll always look chic. Plus, if you’re having a bad day or the sun’s shining, it’s a bonus if you can keep your eyes protected while looking ultra cool. 

Concealer 

Late night? Headed to the bar after work? Long day at the office? A good quality concealer is the miracle-worker for the woman on the go. 

Signature lipstick 

Your go-to shade says a lot about you and a quick slick of lipstick is always guaranteed to take your look to the next level. Carry your signature lip product in your bag so you can always refresh, whatever the occasion. 

Wallet

Even though you can pay for most things on the go with your smartphone, keep a luxe wallet with some cash, a few cards and an ID in your handbag at all times. You never know when you'll get carded after all. 

Dry shampoo 

Revive tired, flat or greasy hair with a little dry shampoo and look fresh in an instant. There are some great minis out there, perfect for throwing into your bag before you head out the door. 

Shop our Editors’ essentials from our exclusive round-up below... 

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This girl is wearing the new glossier mascara lash slick. the long-awaited product follows the brand's natural and soft approach to beauty.  I personally love a more dramatic mascara but I think that is very cool to see a product that delivers a more real and enhancing performance when it comes to lashes. what're your thoughts on this product? photo credit: @glossier #lashslick #makeup #glossier #beauty

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When it comes to beauty products it's easy to get lured into buying the latest trend without ever knowing if it's for you. Many products end up forgotten at the bottom of the beauty drawer. At least, that was the story until beauty subscription boxes came along... 


What are beauty subscription boxes? 

Beauty subscription boxes are basically the perfect way to invest in and test out a range of items tailored  to your personal needs. A box full of goodies will be delivered to your door  each month and you’ll get to sample all new products and new trends without breaking the bank. Sounds pretty good, right? From lipsticks to body creams, nail polish to bath oils, you get to decide the best product for you after testing it out. 

Each box is usually filled with five or six items from sample to full size. Some boxes come pre-filled while others you get to pick and choose what you'd like included. This means that you may be receiving full-sized products, but you don't have to drop a penny on items that you don't enjoy. 

Are you ready to shake up your beauty routine and give these boxes a try? Browse our personal favourites from the exclusive edit below... 

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Emily Beeson
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Now that summer’s here, we’re investing in breezy warm-weather ensembles to see in the new season in style. Vacay-ready dresses and denim shorts in summer hues call for bronzed limbs but we’re not about to risk sun damage by hitting the poolside sans SPF. Instead, we’ll be opting for a quality self tan to achieve that healthy summer glow without exposing skin to harmful UV rays. 


Want to get the glow? Just follow our simple tips for achieving the perfect summer tan without compromising on your skin’s health… 

Choose wisely

Opting for a dark self tan might seem like a quick fix, but your glow is far more likely to look natural if you invest in a subtler shade. Make sure your skin tone matches whatever you pick and opt for something similar to a product you already enjoy using

For example, if lotion is your jam then a tanning cream could be for you. If you prefer something more lightweight on your skin, go for a spray or mousse. Work with whatever feels comfortable for you. 

Exfoliate

Be sure to prep your skin before applying your self tan. Use a quality exfoliating scrub in the shower to brush away dry skin and get your skin feeling clean, fresh and ready for application. Using bronzing products after exfoliating means your glow will last much longer.

Layer it

Avoid the temptation to pile on the product and instead, apply a light layer a day at a time to build up a natural-looking colour. This way, you can exfoliate any dry patches and moisturise in between applications to keep your skin soft, supple and happy.

Glow up

Finish off your tanning routine with a shimmering bronzer – we love a gold-toned powder or simple contouring kit to highlight that golden glow. Add a little definition to your cheekbones and décolletage and you’ll be ready to rock that summer dress in no time. 

Browse the edit below to shop our favourite self-tanning products… 


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