Top Tips - How To Buy Quality Clothing This Season

garment care style advice Oct 09, 2019

As the temperatures start to tail off, dressing in warmer clothes or more layers kicks in. But what about the quality of our clothes? If we want our clothing to last longer and be more durable, how can we tell good quality from poor? It's not simply a matter of buying something more expensive. It's possible to find really good quality items in High Street chains, but you need to know what you are looking for. As a designer specialising in clothing specifically worn to go to work, quality is a...

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The Style Gap

style advice Sep 27, 2019

I read an excellent article by *Arianna Huffington on the Style Gap between men and women with an overall message of “find something you love and wear it…again and again and again".

She refers to how much easier it is for men to get dressed and ready, even to make appearances on stage than women do. The Silicone Valley brigade male gets it even easier with the ‘uniform code’ amongst Techpreneurs being hoodie, t-shirt, jeans and sneakers.

Steve Jobs was famed for...

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What To Wear For A Late Summer Dinner

what to wear Sep 18, 2019

How fabulous is this late summer heatwave? As much as I love the winter and getting my opaques and boots on, I am an even bigger fan of sunshine. So I made the most of a warm evening on Saturday night when I went out for dinner, at a bit of a posh restaurant in Jersey. 

I love maxi dresses and skirts and the one I am wearing is by Armani Exchange which I bought six years ago for a September wedding on a yacht in California. Having never been on a yacht in anything...

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What Does What You Wear Say About You?

style advice Sep 05, 2019

Here's a fun little thing to do to adopt into planning what we wear.

Grab a note pad, a post-it note, just something to scribble on and try this quick exercise below. 

  1. Have a little reflect back on your favourite moments from the last 12 months. Kick that memory of yours into gear and think about some of the most fun and joyful times you had.
  2. Try and recall what you were wearing on that fun outing, a great day at work, on holiday, quality time with friends or family – anything at...
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What To Wear For A Casual Dinner Date

what to wear Sep 04, 2019

This wasn't going to be my outfit for this week's styling ideas, but I received several compliments on Saturday night, so I had to ask my friends this week what it was in particular that made them comment about what I wore, when we went out for dinner and a few cheeky drinks.

And the answer was the colour combination. My reaction was, "What? beige and black?" It doesn't seem like much to me but each of them said "yes, you don't see many people wearing it" and they are...

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Keeping Up Appearances

body positivity Aug 30, 2019

Thoughts keep rearing their not so attractive head. Am I too fat to wear this? Do my wobbly bits show in this? Is this too small for me? Do I look good enough? Those niggling little ripples of self-doubt. Self-doubt, about appearances.

I work in the image industry, which is increasingly being dammed for the upholding of beautifying. I encourage women to step into their own beauty and turn away from false standards, objectifying and the conditioning we have been subjected to for decades but...

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What To Wear To A 50th Birthday Party

what to wear Aug 21, 2019

As you know I'm a big fan of making my wardrobe work hard! Most of my clothes I've owned for a very long time - I add a few key new pieces each season if I feel I need to. This weekend I have a special event in Guernsey so last night I was going through my wardrobe, planning my outfit and I've gone back to an old favourite! 

The outfit I've selected to wear is the same as the outfit I wore to a friends 50th birthday party back in August 2016. The party was held at a local...

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How To Remove Deodorant Stains From White Tops

garment care Aug 02, 2019

Summer is my favourite season and white is my favourite colour. But how many white tops have you got that have yellow stains from deodorant on the armpit and you have to discard each season? Stick deodorants seem to be particularly guilty of turning clothes yellow but when you love your favourite deodorant (you can’t get me to part with my Donna Karan Cashmere Mist – it smells fabulous and is so gentle) it’s not an option to change just to get rid of yellow...

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How to Look Younger By Wearing Accessories

accessories style advice Jul 31, 2019

Find out how by introducing accessories to your outfit can take years off how you look.

Hoop Earring 

A hoop earring is an instant facelift and can take the focus off a jawline that is starting to sag (harsh but alas true ladies). The hoop really does take years off you and helps adds volume to your face where we most often need it. Lulu uses this trick all the time. Twiggy and Elle Macpherson are also huge fans of the hoop. 

If you are one of those ladies who thinks the...

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How To Plan Your Beach & Resort Wear Looks

style advice Jul 26, 2019

My super simple 1, 2, 3 formula of style can be applied to all aspects of your lifestyle, even what to wear to the beach or pool. It makes packing for a holiday sooo easy and effortless.

Discover just how simple this is when you pick 6 core pieces and then add those essential accessories. We often believe we need much more than we actually do but by following these principles we can have great style without over-consuming clothes. We all love things which save time and money...

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