Browsing Category

Fashion

Fashion Latest Sustainable

The Ultimate tote bag to date….

WHEN the government brought us bang up to speed with the rest of Europe by introducing a five-pence charge on carrier bags, I certainly found an additional use for my every increasing pile of tote bags acquired from events and press. Of course, they are incredible popular now , and the array of print,colours, and fabric is much to be desired – ( if like me you like that kind of thing). The problem I have with  tote bags however is,…

Continue Reading

Fashion Latest

The full monty

One of the items that seems to have dominated my small wardrobe recently, is this full black mesh skirt. I find myself constantly gravitating towards it, and it gets a look in, at least once a week. It is so easy to dress up or down, and flatters my boyish figure beautifully. The interesting truth is, had I not seen this at a press preview, and been given the opportunity of it been gifted to me, I would not have…

Continue Reading

Fashion Okay, let's go shopping

My SAVVY winter

Having spent part of my formative years in a warmer climate, readjusting to winter took a long time indeed. I was constantly cold, even though I wrapped myself up like the Michelin man, and perceptually had frozen  hands and feet! I was one of those you shook hands with, and said, “wow, your hands are cold”! I suppose having a slight build, meant I had less body fat to keep me warm, but the layers I tried to compensate with, were…

Continue Reading

Fashion Sustainable

Individual ME

Hooray!! LONDON FASHION WEEK kicked off and ended this week. It’s always exciting to see all the designs, colours, fabrics, textures and draw inspiration from them. However, I am of the school of thought, that with most things in Life,  one should be as individual as you can be (in an organic way). Of course, one is  inspired by everything that surrounds one, but I believe it should enhance one’s individuality, not cause one to conform. Needless to say, the…

Continue Reading

Fashion

Liberated collaborations

Whilst not a big fan of floral prints, over the years, I have come to have an appreciation for them . The reason being, this collaborating era that we find ourselves in, which allows different artistic worlds to collide, re-interpret floral prints and birth amazing masterpieces. How fun is it that Artists and photographers, are no longer confined to galleries, and private collections – , that Street-wear meets couture, that there is an alchemy of Architecture and fashion, that lifestyle…

Continue Reading

Fashion

Bestivals

Each year the festivals come around, I watch them on television and I’m totally blown away by the music, stage performances and the atmosphere, wishing I was there. I  promise myself to book tickets for the following year. I call up a few friends making a path with them to go the following summer, to camp out for a few days under the English weather!, to have a wet wipe shower, endure the toilets, mud… and the list goes on.…

Continue Reading

Events Fashion

For the love of Stationery….

One of the things I enjoy about London, especially, when the weather starts to warm up – is the never ending celebrations of our numerous hobbies and indulgences. A few weeks ago, it was London Hat week, then we had National Record week, and now, it’s National Stationery week!! Hooray for me! Those who know me well, will be aware that I am a sucker for a notebook. I get pleasure from looking at them, buying them, and being gifted…

Continue Reading

Fashion

Swedish Revolution

I recall wearing wooden clogs as a child. So did my sister and a few friends. The clunky sound they made would echo as we walked around, and we would flippantly flip them off to the side, whilst playing, as they were so robust. I was always so proud of them, as I thought they were cool, and gave me a height advantage at the time. A while ago, I rediscovered the clogs, but with a completely new take on…

Continue Reading

Fashion

Hats anyone? Meet Hennumi Millinery

Coco Channel – “A girl should be two things: classy and fabulous.” – echoed by Hennumi As we are in the throws of London Hat week, I thought it would be fun, to catch up with a London Based Milliner –  Hennumi by Tosin Trim –  I popped down to Tosin’s studio to nose around and have a banter. Like me, she is a lover of hats, and believes, they do not need to be worn only on special occasions.…

Continue Reading