Blogger & Buckinghamshire Guru
Alex is the founder and voice behind local blog, The Bucks Insider. Following a corporate career in Financial Services and Consulting, Alex finally gave in to the creative voice, urging her to DO SOMETHING YOU LOVE.
As a recent escapee from London and social media graduate, Alex was kicking her heels together with glee when she found an absolute treasure trove of great food, boutiques, artisans and independent businesses in her local Buckinghamshire and set about sharing it with, well, anyone who would listen!
A self-confessed nosychops, who has always loved to write, Alex brought social media and her love for a natter together in the launch of her local blog, and she has been thrilled at how warmly it has been received. Alex is passionate about food, fashion, brunch, fitness, lunch, travel, food, shoes, food and eating out, and loves to share her local finds.
Alex is now building her services to focus on helping the best of the best local Bucks businesses to get the word out about how awesome they are - through reviews, profiles and advertising - and also offers social media training services to time-poor small businesses to help them be seen and heard in the noisy social media environment.
Don't tell her your secrets, she's a right blabbermouth.
Event & Marketing Queen
After seventeen years in the marketing and advertising world working for and with some of the worlds biggest brands like MasterCard, Harrods, Vodafone and the BBC, Lizzie Hughes stepped away to create MAMA.DO a boutique events company that specialising in curating intelligent and inspiring experiences for women and mums in Oxfordshire, Berkshire and Buckinghamshire.
On moving to the countryside from the city, Lizzie soon realised that she was still surrounded by modern women craving the stimulation of intelligent discussion and stylish good times that were so easy to access in urban environments.
From wellness to feminism, from beauty to food, MAMA.DO regularly collaborates with high profile brands and experts to bring the best of the best to every experience As a mother of two girls herself, she is also passionate about giving women some time back for themselves too, to create better and more fulfilled lives.
She enjoys bringing a little city sparkle to the beautiful countryside and can't wait to expand this through showcasing The Big Little concept and experiences.
Personal & Fashion Stylist
Patricia Dhir is a professionally qualified Stylist, who has had a passion for fashion for as long as she can remember, always playing dress up as a child and devouring the covers of Vogue as a teenager.
After working in the financial sector for many years, Patricia knows how environment has an impact on how you dress and can change according to lifestyle. After having her first child Patricia wanted to do something that fitted in around family life and that truly set her soul on fire and has never looked back.
With over 10 years experience in the fashion Industry, Patricia qualified with the London College of Style as a Personal Stylist and Colour Specialist and runs her own successful styling business called Style Fix UK offering bespoke experiences to clients as well as branding for individuals clients, businesses and for magazine shoots.
Patricia also hosts successful speaker and style events with exciting and emerging fashion brands, and is a huge supporter of mixing pre-loved and sustainable fashion.
Patricia has worked with leading fashion designers including Julien MacDonald OBE, Paul Costello, Huishan Zhang, Sharon Wauchob as seen in Vogue and Tatler, as well as being part of backstage dressing many times at London Fashion Week for some of the world leading supermodels.
Patricia firmly believes that everyone deserves the right to shine with confidence through their own personal style identity, being the best possible version of themselves.
Model & Influencer
Zanne has been involved in the fashion industry for over 25 years since being scouted to model in Milan in the early nineties. Having worked for clients from Ralph Lauren and Armani to Victoria’s Secret and most recently for Disney and Yoox, Zanne has worked in every area of the industry, from high fashion and catalogue, to television and film.
Over the years, she has stepped away from the fashion industry at various times to get involved in other fields: which included working in PR and Marketing, scouting both talent and locations for international magazines, catalogues and productions, as well as setting up an Image Enhancement company in South Africa in the late nineties which focused on everything from developing self confidence and public speaking, to building a capsule wardrobe and dressing for success.
After moving to the UK and working in Event Management, she developed a love for the fast paced events industry. Fast forward several years; a husband, 2 children, 2 very spoilt cats, a move to Buckinghamshire and a few years’ hiatus to enjoy family life and set down roots, Zanne was ready to return to the fashion industry with a renewed and evolved interest in fashion as a model, Influencer and blogger with her blog 'All Things Zanne’.
With many years of experience under her belt, Zanne now wants to amalgamate her passions in the fields of fashion and events to showcase the very best the UK has to offer.