02 September 2014
Launched by former stylist and qualified yoga teacher Natalie Dale, Style PB is the new luxury women’s website dedicated to the most gorgeous sportswear!
We caught up with Ms Dale to find out her inspiration behind the new store and the awesome name,
“Whilst training for the London Marathon, I struggled to find stylish sportswear in one place online. I realised there wasn’t really a dedicated website catering for this, so I thought I’d create one.
I have always loved striving for my personal best in sport (mainly running) and the feeling that it brings with it. When I was training to be a yoga teacher it was achieving poses like Headstand and Side Crow that became my new ‘Personal Best’. Poses that once seemed impossible became everyday practice and taught me that with determination and will, anything is possible.”
“I want Style PB to be accessible to every woman wanting to do sport whatever budget and to encourage women to feel strong, healthy and empowered through sport whilst looking stylish.”
Lexie will join other great British brands on Style PB from 2nd September.
01 September 2014
Back in June, we joined up with Virgin Active on an awesome new project to tackle an issue that’s very close to our heart: using fashion to encourage exercise and boost young women’s confidence!
The kit young girls wear is a fundamental component in helping them to develop active lifestyles. If you're uncomfortable about what you're wearing, you're unlikely to feel very enthusiastic about participating in sport. And together with Virgin we found that many girls feel very uncomfortable in their PE kits.
So, to help tackle the problem, we spent time with girls form the Isle of Portland Aldridge Community Academy to understand what it was about PE kits the undermined their interest in being active, challenging them to design their own kits that would give them more confidence to participate in sport and exercise.
The girls produced some A-mazing designs which we then put to the test, asking other female students to vote their favourite!
Out with the old unisex kit, in with an awesome Lexie outfit!
The winning design was by 13 year old Emily Marshall featuring a gorgeous blue colour way and smart fabric.
The Head of Emily's school has committed to consulting the parents ahead of changing their uniform policy, giving the girls a much freer choice over their PE kit and we're hoping that plenty more will follow this trend setting schools lead!
It has been incredibly rewarding to work with the Active Inspiration team to help inspire the next generation to reap the benefits of an active lifestyle. The campaign, which aims to help 500,000 young people to embrace activeness over the next five years, is a fantastic initiative that we're proud to be a part of and you can check it out here!
01 September 2014
Some people are beautiful inside and out, step forward Ellie G.
If you're an avid glossy mag reader you're sure to have spotted our El who graces the top boards at Models 1.
Ellie on the day job
But not just a pretty face, long limbed Ellie is putting her catwalk experience to good use and walking 26 miles through London for the charity Papyrus, prevention of young suicides.
Rest is an important part of Ellie's training regime as she demonstrates with James M
Ellie will be joined by her equally gorgeous and wonderful Mum and together they will trek from the Olympic Park, past Buckingham Palace, Big Ben, the London Eye and St Paul’s Cathedral, through the heart of the city, to their finish point on the Thames at Greenwich, right by the famous Cutty Sark.
Ellie and Trek partner Mum!
The G's chosen charity is the wonderful PAPYRUS, the national charity for the prevention of young suicide.
PAPYRUS operate HOPELineUK - 0800 068 41 41 a freephone national confidential line staffed by trained professionals providing practical advice, support and information to anyone concerned that someone they know is feeling suicidal.
To help Ellie support PAPYRUS and their vital work just click through here to Ellie's sponsor page and add your pennies to her brilliant cause!
Follow Ellie at @eleanorloocy
GO ELLIE GO!
29 August 2014
Last night we hit up the hottest ticket in town!
Our newest stockist Fashercise held an exclusive gig for the fitness glitteriati at Shoreditch's place to be, Boxpark.
Ladies of the moment: L-R Alex Fashercise, Hannah Lexie & Cam Fashercise
The only boy we allow to represent Lexie, mini boss Harry!
With their pop up shop still on until the weekend and the former blog now a full retail site the girl had found the perfect excuse to celebrate!
Awesome tunes, fantastic kit (if we do say so ourselves!) and a brilliant bunch of London's fittest made for a great night!
Lexie Girl Jane mashed up the prints with Cam on the dance floor!
Check the fashercise site now or drop down to the pop up until Sunday!
27 August 2014
This week I've been testing out Beet It elite sports shots alongside some serious endurance training for the Snowdonia 50 / Eryri 50 and Endurance life series ... and it's working wonders!
The world's first sport shot, Beet it was specifically designed for the sport nutrition market.
Now used by a number of professional, elite, and sub-elite athletes as well as Premiership Football, International Rugby, Cycling and Olympic Teams it's ingredients are pretty simple, just 90% Beetroot and 10% fresh apple juice (to smooth over the naturally earthy taste of beetroot)
Free from artificial fertilisers and pesticides, it tastes great and I definitely recommend it!
Love & Peace,
24 August 2014
This week we were delighted and super excited to see the girls at Fashercise launch their awesome new store online.
What started as an informative and brilliant sports style blog has now become the online shopping destination for ladies who lunge!
Obviously the girls wanted all the coolest brands so we were happy to join their kitbag of awesomeness!
Fashercise is online now with Lexie and will be holding a box park popup soon, check the site for more info!
18 August 2014
After learning so much about diet and lifestyle while transitioning to a plant based diet, I have also become equally interested in learning about natural cosmetics and the best ways to look after your skin.
I steer well clear of any parabens which are chemical preservatives found in the majority of cosmetic products as well as other toxic chemicals which have been linked to cancer development. However, as the sun has finally started making appearances and holidays are being booked I have been wondering what sun cream I could use that is natural and will also give me good sun protection.
Before I went to Turkey in June I came across a brand called ‘Green People’on my favourite Paraben Free cosmetic site ‘Myon Pure’and decided to give the SPF 15 Sun Lotion with Natural Tan Accelerator a try as it was my first natural sun cream I have ever used.
I wasn't quite sure how well it would protect my skin from the sun but I was so impressed!
The lotion goes on really nicely and isn't too thick and overpowering for your skin. It worked to protect my skin so well and I definitely felt that the natural tan accelerator worked too and I turned a really nice golden brown by the time my few days away was over.
I would definitely recommend this brand of suncream as a natural paraben free alternative to commercial sun creams. They do a higher SPF cream too if you feel that you need a higher protection for your skin.
There is also some really informative blog posts regarding Parabens and how dangerous they are here http://www.myonpure.co.uk/blog/ which I would recommend reading to understand the dangers of using commercial skincare products.
03 August 2014
As a British made brand we get pretty excited when we find other brands that we love are made here at home! And after a huge weekend of Birthday celebrating we deserve some relaxation!
Epoh Ireti is a luxury lifestyle brand featuring some of the finest ethical luxury soy candles. Hand crafted in Britain by their female founder Hope we love their gorgeous look and beautiful scents.
Using all organic ingredients and eco-friendly packaging (biodegradable and labels printed using soy ink) these luxurious candles are as kind to the environment as they are to you, creating soft gorgeous lighting, perfect for the unwind after a hard session!
We are particularly in love with the Tuberose & White Peony candle, it just looks so pretty in our office (yes we do occasional burn the midnight oil, or candle as it were!) but we are very excited to try the Vanilla & black Pepper next, yum. Although with 50 hours of burn it might be a slight wait!
Created using carefully chosen soy wax and pure essential oils, the candles burn without releasing harmful pollutants, toxins or soot into the air with a wooden wick.
If you need a bit more zen in your life, check out Epoh Ireti online.
31 July 2014
This weekend sees us reach our 1st Birthday!
To celebrate and thank you for all your support we have an amazing 50% off everything for one weekend only!
From Voga to Fitness Playground, in London, the UK and abroad, you've been with us every step of the way for the past year.
We've been honoured to get to know so many of you and see you rock our kit!
A massive Thank You and here's to many more years of Lexie Girls!
Lily & Team x