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Instagram-@stylewithjj-featured-on-Little-Big-Bell When I was asked by ghd to try out their latest hair styler, the ghd platinum styler, I was more than happy to oblige.

Unsurprising, since my daughter and I have very long hair.

The styler is perfect for straightening hair, giving it a glossy look, but we wanted to create something more dramatic.

The above photo is of my daughter at London Fashion week 2014, after having her hair straightened with I believe the older version styler called the ghd Eclipse.

We decided to try out a few looks in anticipation for London Fashion week 2015. ghd-platinum-styler-Little-Big-Bell So, we enlisted the help of Frederico Patelli, one of the senior stylists at Toni and Guy for a fashion fix.

Incidentally, Frederico is also one of the main stylists for the London Fashion week 2015 shows.

He is a busy man, as London Fashion week is nearing. He told me that the Mullet is the new ‘in’ hairdo. It was great to watch and learn from an expert.

After application of the ghd heat protect spray, he set off to work.  He gripped sections of hair with the styler and then wrapped the hair around. After a few seconds, he gently released the pressure on the plates, as the hair slid off into curls.

He then braided a section of hair on the opposite side directed towards the curls. ghd-platinum-styler-hair-makeover-@stylewithjj-photo-by-Little-Big-Bell Here’s the end result. Super cute right?

My colourful Minted print has come in handy as a backdrop for the photograph.

The wonderful thing about the ghd platinum is that the plates align with no gaps, this is due to its wishbone hinge. It grips the hair well and doesn’t pull when the styler moves. In fact, the movement is a seamless glide.

It also has an intelligent tri-zone technology with three sensors in each plate, ensuring the temperature delivered to the hair is maintained consistently, so kinder to hair.

I always have a dread of accidentally leaving the styler on. The cool thing about this styler, is that it has an automatic sleep mode.

Quay-Australia-sunglasses-on-@stylewithjj-on-Little-Big-Bell Here she is in her Quay Australia sunglasses with the new hair do.

Actually, both mother and daughter are obsessed with Quay Australia sunglasses at the moment. We are amounting quite a collection. Hair-styling-with-GHD-Platinum-styler-Toni-and-Guy-photo-by-Little-Big-Bell Frederico styled a second look. This time an edgy and cool, yet casual look.

He released the previous plaits and curled that side with the platinum styler too.

Then after brushing through the curls on both sides , he backcombed the hair to create volume.

He created a bouffant effect up top by backcombing and securing with hairclips and hairspray. Then using wax, he flattened her hair by both temples.

So the look has a wet-dry texture with a fullness up top, that tapers at the temples, and then fans out like a mane. Her hairstyle certainly goes with her Adidas attire, cool and edgy but casual.
Here’s another angle.

Hope you’ve enjoyed the post. Will be back with more.

Have a wonderful weekend.

( All photos are by Geraldine Tan of Little Big Bell, model is  style with jj. This post was done in collaboration with ghd. The ghd platinum styler was provided for review. All opinions are my own.)

Mum-print-from-Jealous-gallery-and-print-studio-featured-on-Little-Big-Bell Today is Mother’s day in London. I had the most amazing surprise gift from my children this morning.

It was the ‘Mum’ print above that they bought from Jealous gallery and print studio.

It fits in perfectly with the colours of my workspace and so in line with my aesthetic. It makes me happy that I will be seeing this every time I sit at my desk.

As it is mother’s day today, I would like to introduce two very special guests.

First up is Jojo, my 14 year old daughter, who will be blogging with me today and possible monthly.

What makes me delighted about this, is that when I first set up Little Big Bell, the intention was to blog with my daughter. Her Chinese middle name means Little Bell, hence the name Little Big Bell. Me being Big Bell.

My second special guest is the talented artist Kristina Hultkrantz of Emma Kisstina, who has illustrated the contents of both Jojo and my handbag. She is one amazing lady and you will see what I mean soon. You can read all about her here.

A-doctor's-bag-Little-Big-Bell I recently purchased a bright pink Kate Spade Hayden, so when Kristina approached me to draw my handbag, I was most excited.

What do I carry in my bag? The stethoscope is unsurprising, since I am a full time doctor. However, I do tend to leave it at work most of the time.

Kate-Spade-Hayden-bag-1-Little-Big-Bell Here’s what I carry when I go to blogging events.

Missing, is my DSLR camera, which I was using. What’s wonderful is that the Hayden bag is big enough to accommodate it.

Bando-in-my-bag-Little-Big-Bell I am always in a rush, so early morning coffee on the go is essential. My coffee cup is from Bando.

I now carry a pink pen for a reason. I’m not sure why, but as doctors working within the Accident and Emergency department, the most commonly lost item is one’s pen. Perhaps it’s because all our pens look the same and so may be picked up by mistake.

So far, the pink pen has lasted a month and is still going strong.

What's-in-my-bag-Little-Big-Bell A portable mobile charger is essential for any blogger and I’m loving my pink and gold one.

I don’t wear my Pop and Fizz shoes at work, but I always keep a comfortable pair of flats I change into after work, as I do a lot of walking rather than driving.

Little-Big-Bell's-bag Here’s everything in my bag. Chanel lipsticks are my favourite and I was lucky to sample the new collections this season before they hit the market.

I’m also adoring my Bobbi Brown Pot rouge which can be used for both lips and cheeks.

Now, to reveal Kristina’s beautiful drawing of my bag and its contents.

Little-Big-Bell's-blogger-handbag-drawn-by Kristina-Hultkrantz How amazing is this? It only took her I believe, a day and a half to draw. I am so in love with it and can’t wait to receive my personalised print.

Kristina is able to do custom drawings of your bags and contents too. Here is the link to her Etsy shop.

Instagram-@stylewithjj-featured-on-Little-Big-Bell Now, to introduce my sweet teen, J. I took this photo of her when we attended the London Fashion weekend catwalk shows. J will be co-blogging here about teen fashion and lifestyle.

Toni-and-Guy-braids-on-@stylewithjj-featured-on-Little-Big-Bell Here’s her hair braided by the talented stylists at Toni and Guy during London Fashion week.

Anyway, without further ado, I hand the keyboard over to Jojo now to tell us about her handbag and its contents.

Teen-blogger's-bag-style-with-jj-featured-on-Little-Big-Bell-blog Thanks for the introduction! Hi, this is J.

My pink Eau de Parfum bag is from Next. I think pastels are very much in fashion this season. As well as being useful, it is a super stylish accessory!

My Ted Baker purse again follows the pastel trend. The rose gold clasps on the purse are a favourite! Shimmer and shine was a predicted trend at the London fashion weekend catwalks, I saw a lot of Rose Gold.

My eos lip balm above is a no brainer to keep in my bag! It is one of my favourites for  fresh minty lips.

Next-Eau-de-parfum-handbag-and-Bando-Little-Big-Bell I always keep some kind of perfume in my bag and the Harajuki perfume is super cute with a sweet summer scent.  The girl’s pastel pink hair is also so cool!

Style-with-jj-handbag-print-by-Kristina-Hultkrantz-on-Little-Big-Bell It’s now back to Geraldine! Thank you Jojo for your short and sweet little post.

Here is the beautiful drawing that Kristina has done on my daughter’s bag and its contents. I was so excited when she sent me the two finished drawings. It is always such a pleasure to discover and promote amazing talents. Thank you so much Kristina.

Hope you’ve enjoyed the post today. Wishing you all a wonderful week ahead.

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