Author: Dr. Helen Cummins

Dr. Helen Cummins

Helen is a luxury lifestyle editor, publisher, stylist and successful entrepreneur, who has lived and worked in Palma de Mallorca for the past 12 years. Helen writes on a number of interesting subjects related to luxury and society in general. Helen is a fellow member of the Irish Institute of Training and Development and has an MBA from University College Cork and a Doctorate from Nottingham Trent University in the field of Strategic Management Development.

Almond Blossom

See the gorgeous spring fashions featured in our April 2013 issue, set against the backdrop of the island’s natural beauty.

Wandering Soul

Set in the Serra de Tramuntana mountains of Mallorca, a roughed backdrop for a Winter fashion shoot by local photographer Biel Grimalt.

Intelligence Unbridled

Spring fashion trends on Mallorca reflect the island´s new endeavours- shimmering sequins and festive fringe bring fresh energy for dining, dancing or dressage.

Cool winter threads

Vintage vibes and outfits with attitude feature on our urban winter runway. Get the look in lace and fur, smoky black and flaming red, and kiss those winter blues goodbye.

All about me

One of my personal favourite fashion shoots, working with model Patricia Roman is always a pleasure, we had lots of fun and the result is amazing.

Greatness awaits you!

Inspiration can come through many sources which can make you sit up and think. Helen Cummins shares an experience, which might be just what you need to hear.

Calling all beach babes!

When it comes to beachwear this summer: choose one of this season’s look-at-me bikinis or swimsuits for added allure. Your inner siren is calling…

Luxury Online

With online sales growing monthly, business managers need to find an e-commerce strategy that works for them. Gone are the days when a simple website was sufficient presence in the virtual world. Helen Cummins discusses the challenges facing luxury brands online.

Carnival Chic Style

A day at the fair is a colourful treat…. Bold colours, pattern clashes with frills and sparkles…. Don’t hold back. Go all out to cause a sensation.

Finding Mr. Right!

My husband Georg is a great believer that there is someone out there for everyone – you just need good luck and a few helpful tips to find him or her. Helen Cummins gives you the inside story.

Faking it!

Luxury brands suffer damage to their business with the prevalence of high-quality fake products available worldwide. Helen Cummins investigates the impact that buying fakes has on the industry and what it says about the consumers of imitations.

South Beach Starlet

Tassels and turbans; prints and jumpsuits. Work those oversized sunnies and the poolside glam of the 30’s for a Miami Beach summer.

Spring Fashion

It’s time to revitalise your spring wardrobe. Shimmering hues and deconstructed shapes shake up the mood and echo the changing season.

The Art of Design

Bathing Suit & Hat from Exclusive Necklace, Ring & Bracelet from Nicolás Joyeros Bikini from…

Winter fashion on Mallorca

Vibrant floral patterns, with leopard print fur coats and layers of colours are the trends we will be wearing this winter. Mallorca’s Jardins de Alfabia was the backdrop for this abcMallorca fashion shoot styled & created by Helen Cummins.

Spring Arrivals

Spring is just around the corner and here on Mallorca that means longer, sunny days and a trip to the seaside. Check out the latest fashion styles here.

Urban Cool

The summer is just around the corner and we are stepping into a new fashion era – Spring/Summer 2015. So why not welcome the heat in an urban cool style like this?

Modern retro style

A moment of peace in a faded, abandoned space. Take inspiration for your winter wardrobe from the Victorian era with capes and tie-bow blouses, and sixties rock and roll – for a modernized retro silhouette.

Yachting Style

An abcMallorca Production

Photograher: Xisco Kamal
Model: Laura Sophie Breuning
Stylist: Helen Cummins
Hair & Make-up: Monika Hübert

Jet Set Ready!

To get that glamourous and luxury touch to your beach look the perfect garment is: the caftan. Give yourself some styling ideas by getting inspired from these ABC-Mallorca Magazine photos!

Great Gatsby Style

The Great Gatsby movie, set in the opulence of the roaring ’20s, has become a reference point to inspire glitz and glamour. Find your style inspiration here for that special occasion!

Winter Fashion Inspiration

Looking for some style inspiration for your winter wardrobe…. wooly jumpers, leather and fur will see you through to Spring in the warm Mediterranean climate of Mallorca.

Orla Kiely Winter 2013 Collection

Orla Kiely gave a memorable showing of her Winter 2013 Collection at London Fashion Week with a strong 60’s influence – backcombed hair and flower slides, red wool coats and a-line skirts were a delight to behold.

Detox Diet

A great way to lose some weight and give your body a well earned rest is to do a Detox Diet. Here are some tips to help make your detox successful.

Get a Great Body!

Get a great body by following this easy Exercise Workout Program and get your body into the best shape ever this year. It’s as easy as buying a DVD and getting started. Enjoy getting fit & healthy in 2013….. You can do it!

How to lose 3 kilos in 5 days!

The Diet starts today! Its the January and its time to pay the price for all the good food and drink I’ve consumed over the past few weeks….. Check in here to see how I’m doing with losing 3 kilos 🙂

Lifestyle Detox

Lifestyle Detox Program in Mallorca – find out how luxury lifestyle editor, Helen Cummins, got on when she participated in this detox program….

Street Style Fashion Shoot

For a unique look at the glamorous team at the luxury lifestyle magazine abcMallorca – check out the Street Style and be inspired for your winter wardrobe…..

Learning to Fly

Video of Helen Cummins the editor abcMallorca taking her first flight tutorial with Valarie Turner the flight instructor on-board to show her how it’s done!

Autumn Opulence

See the photos from the Autumn Opulence Photoshoot that took place in the beautiful Pueblo Español.

Indian Summer Fashion Shoot

Have an exclusive look behind the scenes of the Indian Style Summer Fashion Photoshoot in our August edition titled – The Vacation Issue.

The Summer Vacation

The fashion shoot for July’s The Best of Summer issue had a decidedly Fifties feel as our photos show.

A Touch of Glamour

Check out our new fashion photos so you are on trend for Summer 2012. Floaty & sexy body-defining dresses are ultra-sophisticated at the beach or the restaurant. Have fun in the sun!

Top 10 Favourite Restaurants in the World

Not necessarily the world’s best restaurants, these are simply my personal favourites of all those in which I’ve had the pleasure to try. So, if you find yourself in any of these cities, I am happy to recommend these to you. Bon appétit!

Who Buys Luxury?

To spend €40,000 on a watch is not what the vast majority of people can do at the drop of a hat – so who are the big spenders? And what is their motivation to buy luxury? Helen Cummins investigates.