I am fascinated with how four lines, that once denoted a number now symbolise a campaign, a protest, a call to action. The # hashtag has become a noun, a verb that can be conjugated, an adjective or adverb that adds meaning, a polarising political slogan, a viral social movement – and an indication of...Read More
Here at Semple we adore conscious fashion; we source only the finest materials for our dress collection, working closely with our clients and designers to create bespoke, made to measure pieces. So, when we heard of Reformation we immediately fell in love with this like-minded online clothing brand. It was in 2009 that former model...Read More
Christmas is a truly momentous time of year for many of us, filled with joy and happiness. Christmas for me is a nostalgic time of year linked with many happy memories of joyous times spent with family and friends. So, here are just some of the reasons why I for one and certainly looking forward...Read More
Were you ever part of a club at school? Brownies, Cadets or the school swimming team perhaps? No matter which club you were a part of, being a member gave you a sense of pride, empowerment and belonging. Bringing like minded people together and creating a society stronghold is an ever-growing trend, and London is...Read More
Don’t you just love stumbling upon a hidden gem? London is a city filled with vibrant surprises that welcome you on every corner, just beckoning you to come in and explore. Whether you pass the same shop every day on your way to work and finally decide to go inside, or you’re having a Sunday...Read More
I like creating and participating in teams. From the start of MSL five years ago, many significant individuals have contributed to the ebb and flow of ideas and I sometimes pause to reflect on how alike, and yet how different, those people are. The skills shared and developed, the bonds formed, the ways of thinking...Read More
As you all know it’s the big V day on Saturday. Some of you may be excited, expecting that big bunch of roses to surprise you at work, or some of you may already have romantic evening plans booked months in advance. And then there are those who will bury their heads in the sand...Read More
While the rest of the office indulges their OCD (obsessive Christmas disorder) tendencies; baking untold quantities of gingerbread men and searching Spotify for the best crimbo compilation, I’m finding it increasingly difficult to shake my grinch like slump. So assuming that I may not be alone in my anti-festive mind state, I thought that a...Read More
A few evening’s ago, I heard the phrase ‘connectrepreneurs’ and it made perfect sense. In celebration of the end of International Women’s Month, MSL held a Semple Secrets event at The Club at The Ivy in Covent Garden, London. My panellists were three amazing women: Carol Bagnald, Vanessa Vallely and Peggy Dannenbaum. These women were...Read More
From Heels to Steel documents Vanessa Vallely’s journey from a council flat in the East End, to the testosterone fueled world of London’s high flying city slickers. But there is a lot more to Vanessa than corporate success. A 3rd generation Pearly Queen and mother of two, Vanessa joins us to document a more emotional...Read More
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