Five Friends, Five Garments, Styled Five Ways.

Late last year, I was enjoying supper with some close girlfriends. It was our monthly treat at a time when we were still able to meet in groups of six as long as it was outside. The weather had been unseasonably warm and we’d all dressed as though we were somewhere much more exotic than … Read more

How to Layer Clothes

Layering is one of the great joys of dressing. It’s a wonderfully effective way to breathe new life into your wardrobe and one of the oldest styling techniques. But there is an art to mastering it.  The key to layering is to have the staple pieces (T-shirts, trousers, shirts, dresses, skirts, jumpers and outerwear) in … Read more

In Conversation with Fashion Designer, Philip Waghorne.

I have known Philip Waghorne since the mid 80s. We met in Paris when we were both working for the fashion house Lanvin. Philip was already a talent, designing for Maryll Lanvin and I had recently been taken on as her model muse. We hit it off straight away and formed a close friendship. Over … Read more

How to stylishly wear a Hoodie.

We’ve all got used to leisurewear during lockdown. Even before we were confined to our homes, casual, sporty attire was really starting to flex its muscles, becoming a mainstay in modern dressing. It’s one thing hanging out at home in a pair of forgiving sweatpants. But as our lives resume some sort of normal, more … Read more

How Preloved Designer Boutique, Fusspotts, has Survived Four Recessions and a Pandemic

Fusspotts sits at the top of Oxted high street, in East Surrey. When I lived there, I’d regularly visit it’s bijoux interior packed with high-end labels. Nothing was more thrilling than finding a designer gem that could have been made for you, selling at a fraction of the price. A Chanel jacket, YSL belt or … Read more

Milliner Amanda Keitch talks fashion, hats and once being a punk.

Amanda Keitch’s hats have been in demand for 30 years. She studied millinery at London’s Central St Martins and was quickly snapped up by Royal Milliner, Philip Somerville. At his Bond Street salon, she designed and made hats for The Queen, The Princess of Wales and The Duchess of Kent. Her hats have featured in … Read more

Why Paralympian Anne Dickins Feels Right at Home in Lockdown Fashion

Anne Dickins is known for many things. She’s a qualified physiotherapist, public speaker and mother of two. Aged 50 she won a gold medal at the 2016 Rio Paralympics and soon after, set off on a 9 month cycling adventure with her husband, Simon, tackling the Continental Divide on a tandem bike. What she is … Read more

High Street Bridal Wear

High Street Bridal Wear - Shoes

A wedding dress is one of the biggest fashion expenses a girl will make, averaging £1,500 in the UK. Many will spend twice that. However, for those with a more modest budget to work with, take a look at what’s on the high street. An explosion of pretty, affordable bridal-ware has taken place with a … Read more

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