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How to Keep Your Head (and Everything Else) Above Water

Once upon a time in a town not far from here, six young ladies decided to go on holiday together. Now these six young ladies had just taken their ‘A’ levels, were soon to leave school for good and to … Continue reading

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Spend it Like Beckham: Posh with a hint of Spice

I am reading Fashion Babylon at the moment. It is a compulsive read largely because it is packed with industry gossip. No-one worth their Manolos is spared in this story of a London designer trying to hit the big time. … Continue reading

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“Right here’s where you start paying… In Sweatshirts”*

Last week I talked about leggings and cropped tops and the things to avoid in order to present the best version of yourself. This week, thanks to school friend Sophie and her ’80s themed birthday party, I’m having to think … Continue reading

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My (Not Quite) Definitive Top Ten Dressing Tips

I like a top ten list, me. Whether it be the best places to visit in a foreign city, must-see films or the most fabulous mascaras, I’m not fussy. You may also have noticed that I’m quite fond of compiling them too. … Continue reading

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When is a Holdall not a Holdall?

I’m not complaining, really I’m not. The initial excitement at the suggestion of a mini break for two, sans kids, is still very much there now it’s all booked and we’re about to go. From the outset it had all the right … Continue reading

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Shopping for Absolute Beginners

Everyone is different when it comes to shopping. Some love it and treat it as a hobby and something they really enjoy (that’s me), some hate it with a passion and see it as a necessary evil. For the latter, the advent … Continue reading

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“When Paris sne…

“When Paris sneezes, Europe catches cold.” Prince Metternich on a state visit in 1830 This is a taster – my next blog comes live from Paris!

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The Fashionable Forties and Beyond…

  I have an ongoing debate with a slightly older cousin over what age one is classified as ‘middle-aged’. For him, the minute he turned forty the writing was on the wall, that was it, he was now middle-aged, game … Continue reading

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Laying The Foundations

Another stylist asked me recently what I thought was the best style advice a mother could pass on to her daughter? I thought long and hard about it. Had my mother given me fashion advice or had it always been … Continue reading

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“To me, you sho…

“To me, you shouldn’t wear anything that defines you in a way that does not match your personality. It has to do with attitude, with the freedom to adapt what you are wearing to your needs. It’s not about wearing … Continue reading

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