50s Skirt Flash Back.

It has been a few years since we have seen a significant change in silhouette but it is most certainly heading our way Spring/Summer 2015 in the form of the 50s full skirt. I came across an old 40/50s dress maker’s pattern showing the design in its original form; those were the days of nipped in waists and full dramatic …

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Can you turn back the clock on aging?

Helen Mirrem, Judy Dench are living proof that it is, both seemingly improving with age in looks and style whilst apparently not succumbing to the surgeon’s knife. ‘That’s all well and good’ you may say ‘they are international actresses with access to the best dieticians, trainers and styling experts’. In this age of technology and information I would argue a …

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Parys in the Autumn

Paris in the spring it may not be, however I recently discovered Parys in the autumn has charms all of its own. Having ridden through Prays several times on my motorbike, I decided the rather quaint looking shops had enticed me sufficiently and deserved a proper investigation. So it was on a recent sunny, warm autumn day a friend and …

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Duplicate Purchases

So a miracle happened, you went shopping and actually found something you liked…oh joy of joys. It gets even better as you discover the item you actually like is available in several colours. As happy and buoyant as a spring lamb you trot to the pay point to pay for your items; three or four items being the exact same …

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Face the Bare Fact….

…..most of us benefit from a little makeup. Don’t get me wrong I’m all for going au natural and giving my face a rest from cosmetics when I can. However, the reality is that most days I feel I have to apply a bit of ‘spit and polish’ before taking my face on a walkabout. It is incredibly easy, if …

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Be your own Valentine

February 14th, the day to celebrate LOVE. The day when your loved one lavishes you with gifts and treats to your heart’s content, reminding you how cherished you are and appreciated. If this sounds familiar then congratulations you have a great man by your side, however this is not the case for all women whose best case scenario is an …

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Ditch the Kitchen sink

Are you a plumber? No, then why do so many women insist on carrying the ‘kitchen sink’ around with them in a hefty burdensome bag full of goodness knows what! I often say that a state of a girl’s wardrobe is a reflection of the state of her life; I believe this whole heartedly. Chances are if you have an …

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Hello Sailor

Here it is my final instalment on Spring/Summer trends 2014. Nautical This is the trend that just will not go away; blue and white stripes are everywhere. The good news is this year it is more sophisticated and grown up. Avoid the naff factor by NOT accenting the look with predictable red, the way to wear the trend in 2014 …

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Anyone for Tennis?

Here is the next trend update for the season ahead. Sheer This is a pull through from last year and is going strong for the season ahead. I liked it last season and I still like it. It covers but with an element of sexiness and for the most part is flattering and adds interest to a piece. If you …

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Spring/Summer Trends 2014

Let the Summer shopping season begin! The next 3 weeks are dedicated to getting you on track with the latest trends for the summer season ahead. Let’s go Dotty – Polka dots are going to be everywhere this season and not just in the traditional black and white combination. A particular favourite of mine is red and white- it is …

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