Does My Bum Look Big In This?

style advice Mar 29, 2019

Jeans. A staple garment in every woman’s wardrobe. Maybe not blue, maybe not even denim but the design of the 5 pocket jean has been copied and used in a multitude of fabrics since its creation sometime after 1873 when the original 3 pocket jean was patented by Levi Strauss & Co. Spring/summer always has a focus on wearing more denim, or simply jean styled trousers, in strong colours or even prints.

Did you know that the size, shape and position of the back pockets significantly...

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What Not To Wear

style advice Mar 29, 2019

This week I’ve read three different articles about either a ‘must have’, a ‘wardrobe stable’ or an ‘essential’ for every woman.

What single item is dominating so many column inches? A super duper, body-loving, self-laundering, sustainable and ethical item? If only! All this week’s hype seems to be around a midi, long-sleeved floral dress...

 

If this is truly such an iconic and integral part of a woman’s attire how come I’ve...

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The Complicated Relationship Between Body Image & Style

body positivity Mar 20, 2019

Women today are bombarded with digitally modified images of what is considered to be ideal, then when we don’t match up it’s easy to feel inadequate. As a result, our style often gets neglected, deemed unworthy of our attention if we’re not feeling great about what's going on in our minds with our body or looks. This can seemingly be an isolating experience; staring into the mirror, your clothes scattered around you, feeling as if you have nothing to wear that looks...

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How To Make Your Clothes Look Like New

garment care Mar 15, 2019

I’m going to share some of my more unusual garment care tips to keep your clothes looking like new. For some of you, this might be a repeat but I am mentioning these again because since starting my 30 Day Challenge in March to restyle my existing clothes, I’ve found myself giving extra TLC to the things I own. Mum, I’m warning you; if you’re reading this, don’t faint!

My laundry room is currently impeccable. Clothes that haven’t been worn for a few seasons...

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Modesty Dressing: A New Definition

body positivity Mar 08, 2019

Recent years has seen a small increase in diversity within the fashion catwalk world and it is at last, a growing trend. Models of different ethnic origins, size and age are now becoming more widely used. But there is still much work to be done across not just the fashion and beauty industry, but the acceptance of diversity in everyday life too.

Change should not only be in the industries where looks have traditionally dominated. It’s time to educate boys, girls, men and women that...

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Should We Stop Buying Clothes?

sustainable fashion Feb 22, 2019

Column inches and radio airwaves have been buzzing this week with news of the UK Governments stance on tackling the issues surrounding fast fashion. From calls for Home Economics to be brought back into schools so children learn a love of sewing again, to a 1p tax on every garment to contribute towards the cost of disposing of a garment at its end of life. Strategically timed headlines straight after London Fashion Week, a tad contradictory don’t you think? Let’s all swoon and...

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Is It Ok To Wear Real Fur?

sustainable fashion Feb 15, 2019

This week a client of mine in London sent me a message asking what outfit she should wear on her romantic date with her relatively new man on Valentine's Night. It wasn’t just a taxi to table sort of date on the cards; he’d also suggested a stroll after dinner.

Dinner outfit sorted, she excitably asked can I wear my black fur coat with this outfit? The answer that wanted to come straight from my lips was “Yes! It’s a perfect length and style to finish your whole look,...

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What Is A Woman Over 50 Supposed To Look Like?

Uncategorized Feb 08, 2019

Having reached this supposed golden era I’m becoming confused by the messages and images I find myself gravitating towards. Unconsciously I have become programmed to be drawn to any article or product that has “50” or “Fifty” on it. I find myself scouring the page, reading the product description seeking out any new nugget of wisdom my age might now unlock to me.

Has marketing really done such a brilliant job that it is impossible not to be influenced by the...

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Why Do So Many Women Struggle to Accept Compliments?

body positivity Feb 06, 2019

You’re at a party, and a stranger tells you your dress is amazing. You immediately say that you bought it in a sale.

Modern marketing has convinced us that unless it is a designer label or you have just bought it, it’s not worthy of a compliment.

You are at work and a colleague says ‘I love your Prada bag’, you make an excuse and say ‘It’s from an outlet” or ‘It’s last seasons’

We often feel uncomfortable and embarrassed if we have...

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What Does What You Wear Say About You?

Uncategorized Feb 01, 2019

I’m back in your inboxes and ready to get going on another season of style and sustainability topics for you. Let’s get this year’s style started on the right foot with a little fun task before we delve into Spring colours and trends in the weeks to come. 

How many of you have managed to stick with your New Years resolutions? One month into the year, I’ll be very impressed if you’re still managing to keep them up. You’ve probably heard lots of reasons...

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