Fashion Blogger Freddie Harrel Takes Us Inside Her Geneva Home

Bright clothes, stellar clothes and snow globes abound

Parisian-born blogger, confidence coach and owner of Instagram's most loved smile Frederique Harrel, aka Freddie, 28, has had a life altering 12 months. She has moved from London to Geneva with trader husband Tom, soft launched her own brand of hair extensions called Big Hair No Care, and birthed her first baby – a boy named Hugo.

Fashion wasn't always on the cards for Freddie who graduated with a Master's degree in finance and later returned to school for an MBA.

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After souring on the corporate world, she tried digital marketing for brands such as Vestiaire Collective, Topshop and ASOS. In the summer of 2013, whilst still at Topshop, Freddie started her blog Freddieharrel.com, a platform for positivity, style and candid rants like, 'Before I Am a Woman, Before I Am Black, I Am Freddie.' Realising her strengths as a motivational force, Freddie extended her brand to confidence coaching, holding her popular workshops, She Unleashed, around London.

Now, established as one of Instagram's most colourful new stars she's focused on the next phase: returning to London. 'I miss London. Sometimes when you're in a bad mood you can sit on the bus and just look at people and how they are dressed —you know how in London everyone loves to have purple hair? That's stimulating, it's exciting.'

THE DRESS THAT MAKES ME HAPPY

'I think fashion is just an expression of yourself. I don't really follow trends or designers. I shop mostly on the high street, but this outfit is from a Nigerian brand, Grey Project, who I found through a friend and I love the collections. They are so colourful and beautiful.'

SNOW GLOBES I LOVE TO HATE

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'Tom started this a few years ago. He went on a ski trip and bought me a snow globe. I said, 'I don't like snow globes.'and now he always buys me them. So I bought this 'Fuck You' one for him from New York.'

MY PINTEREST WALL

'I love to have bright things around me, so I made a board on Pinterest of things I just really liked and then printed them out in different frames. I want to cover all the walls.'

VINTAGE FURNITURE

'I found this fabric-covered coffee table in my in-laws' loft and it looked really old and shabby and I thought, 'I want that!' I like surrounding myself with unexpected things.'

MY AFFIRMATIONS

'After years of not always feeling confident in my own skin I decided to do a confidence and well-being course in 2015. This is a reminder that I can do whatever I put my mind to.'

COLOURFUL FOLIAGE

'Green is my favourite colour to wear, but I like having yellow and mustard in the house so I found this suitcase in Habitat. I love having plants but I don't look after them-Tom does, because I always forget. We need to get better because we just kill them.'

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