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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…

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Oils. Lotions & Potions…

If I got stuck on an island, the one thing I would crave for after food and water, would be a moisturiser! I simply cannot do without! The absence of it makes my skin feel one size smaller, and my lips go into hibernation.Having naturally, dry/Normal skin, a moisturiser is what stops the dial swinging from Normal to Dry. – The horror of pausing, whilst out and about,rummaging through my make-up bag and discovering that I have nothing to use on…

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Styling a fellow Blogger

Being a freelance stylist means I’ve had privy to many  a wardrobe in Britain and abroad. I sieve through clients wardrobes, decluttering and giving them my humble advice. I say ‘giving’, because they are paying clients, who have asked for my advice on style and Fashion.  So when fellow fashion blogger Karen (N4mummy), called to suggest that we do a styling shoot from each others wardrobes, I thought hmmm…- great idea! but how do you style someone who already has…

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Frugal January…

It bothers me, when I take my old clothes to the dry cleaners for mending or slight alterations and get charged exorbitant prices! It sometimes defeats and frustrates  the whole point of slow Fashion. The incident that broke the camels back, occurred a few weeks ago, when I took my beautiful traditional deep purple Chinese dress (which I have owned for over 12 years) to my local dry cleaner. I asked for him to hem a few areas on both…

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180°

I often find my head turning, a few seconds after a person has walked past me in the streets. Especially if I like their style, to see if there is a pleasant surprise to the rear of the outfit.  I guess it’s a bit like, extra footage after the credits to a film in the cinema, as my reward for waiting. It does make me smile to see detailing on the back, whether it be intentional or just the way…

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Total Eclipse

  Contrary to what many of my friends think, I don’t have lots and lots of clothes. In fact, I can fit them all into one big suit case. It’s true, I really can. It just seems like I have a lot because of the constant reinvention, and of course, I’m always on the lookout for little quirks to gussy up my much worn and loved clothes. Entrer dans – Dress clips (from the late 1920’s – 1950) – what…

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Join the Ranks

Vera & I found this boy’s brigade belt in Greenwich market, whilst meandering around. She tried it on first and said it was too small, then I tried it on, and it was a perfect fit. It cost me a fiver, and it took a while to persuade the stall owner to sell it separately. It came as part of a whole set, and apparently, the owner wanted it to be sold together. How sweet & nostalgic, it made me…

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Feeling Hat hat hat

   Alas, we’ve done the floppy, bowler, tribly and many others. So consider taking on the very ladylike hats, and wearing it with your day to day outfits. They don’t just have to be for special occasions. In this day and age, if you wait for those occasions, you’ll never get a full wear out of them. I say rock them with your day to day outfit. It creates instant chic, and it’s a quick way to revamp or add…

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Specsavers

I had a friend round, a while ago, and we got chatting as some chicks do. Our conversation bounced from one topic to the next, and then she told me about the new guy she was seeing and produced a picture on her phone. I took the phone off her to check him out, and without realising, had moved the handset nearly at an arms length to see the picture clearly. My friend immediately said – “you need to get…

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