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Lorna Weighman from http://www.styleisle.ie/

Published 01/02/2012 | 17:09

You know how I said I could never giveup chocolate? Well I'm kind of going to retract that statement.

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With all the good things I am doing to stay fit and healthy, I thought I would add in an extra layer of challenge and venture into chocolate free territory. Be warned, me without chocolate, is like Chanel without tweed...it has not been done in a long time. But your body is a temple and all that, so let's give it a go.

Now what to replace it with? Rice cakes/celery/food-with-no-personalities just don't turn me on. I need to look at healthy alternatives to satisfy the snack magnet I am! The whole chocolate revolution has come with good reason. I have been carrying out a little personal project with my skin this year, to look after it, even my skin tone and basically clear it up once and for all. So cutting out chocolate is an experiment to see if there is a correlation between my intake of Yorkies and look of my complexion. It will take some time to see the results, but I am excited to find out. The ultimate goal, as with my attempts at becoming a yoga guru, is to stay healthy and resilient and ward off the dreaded runny nose, which normally comes to visit me around this time each year.

I am also in mood board heaven right now; I think they may be my new favourite pastime and what better way to spend a rainy Saturday afternoon than perusing glossy magazines for outfit ideas. I have been having arts and crafts sessions every weekend lately, in preparation for London Fashion Week and to get my wardrobe in shape for this year, having completed the recent closet clear out. The LFW mood board is taking inspiration from some of my favourite looks and celebs like Olivia Palermo (who I interviewed last year and was lovely!) and Rosie Huntington-Whitely. Their style is elegant but edgy and I think I can mould my clothes to suit.

Style is a game of chance and to me there are no rules, just guidelines: experiment and have fun with it. My latest fashion experiment (along with the skin) is to try and introduce more colour, so I am on the look out for some dark green jeans which I think will look chic with a black blazer and simple white t-shirt. It’s a clean look that is easy to wear; I’m slightly afraid of green as a colour but a darker shade is allaying my fear. So I will move towards the fashion rainbow with baby steps. How will I ever know what suits me if I don’t give it a try? I’m telling you, Lady Gaga would be proud.



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