STYLE

My No-Stripes-Allowed Shopping Trip

My No-Stripes-Allowed Shopping Trip

29th March 2018

As I settled down to write this post, I found myself Googling ‘the psychology of why we like striped tops’. You won’t be surprised to learn that I did not find any answers, amazingly no one has studied the matter for their PhD. So it’s up to me to speculate as to why the women … Read More

Turning your Dream Shop into a Reality

Turning your Dream Shop into a Reality

26th February 2018

I think we’ve all dreamt of opening our own shop at some point, haven’t we? Mine would be a books-and-cake place, with wine in the evening. The interiors would be heaven, and I would swan around meeting my public and generally enjoying myself.  In reality, I know that there is a lot less swanning around … Read More

At Home with Interiors Influencer Lisa Dawson

At Home with Interiors Influencer Lisa Dawson

24th February 2018

Whatever your passion, be it cooking or cocker spaniels, you can find your tribe on Instagram. On those little squares, you can connect with thousands of equally committed people, ready and willing to share pictures of what they love. And there seem to be few more active and enthusiastic Instagram gangs than the one devoted … Read More

Selfie Secrets, how to love yourself in photos

Selfie Secrets, how to love yourself in photos

27th January 2018

I am gradually becoming more accustomed to using pictures of myself in my work. The selfie, or self-portrait, has become an almost unavoidable part of life. Getting it right can be a powerful way of representing your own brand or business. Or simply a way to feel good about yourself. Whether you already have a … Read More

Need your colours done? Call the Wardrobe Doctor

Need your colours done? Call the Wardrobe Doctor

23rd January 2018

I have been wondering whether I should get my ‘colours done’. It would be great to get a bit of guidance on what shades genuinely suit me. I’ve now reached a grand old age, and although a few things have been learnt about what not to buy (grey, as much as I love you, you … Read More

Snow Boot decisions….

Snow Boot decisions….

7th January 2018

I’m off on my first ever ski trip in a few weeks’ time. It is just a girl’s long weekend to Morzine in France. So it is safe to say that I am dipping my toes in lightly, with good company. As I don’t know whether I will love or hate skiing, I have begged … Read More

All I Want for Christmas…..

All I Want for Christmas…..

22nd December 2017

I always think that I must be incredibly easy to buy a Christmas present for. There is just so much that I like! This is a list of presents that Father Christmas would get me if he could read my mind, and money were no object. It’s a, forget that you are already very lucky, … Read More

Ten Style Heroes for your 40s

Ten Style Heroes for your 40s

10th December 2017

This is just a little list of gorgeous, funny, clever women that I put together with the help of my friends (again!). I simply wanted to answer the question, who’s showing us how to dress? Who are our Style Heroes now? I warn you I may gush. Claudia Winkleman Hands down the most nominated Style … Read More

Shop Indie this Christmas

Shop Indie this Christmas

6th December 2017

This post started life as a feature about Christmas present ideas. I thought that if I went to a nice, local, independent shop, I’d get better photographs of more interesting products. So I contacted Hannah, the owner of Central Home, a contemporary design shop in Henley on Thames. It’s the kind of place where I … Read More

Foot-saving life hack

Foot-saving life hack

28th November 2017

Here’s a little trick for you that I wish I had known about years ago. It is completely simples. To help with the pain of wearing heels on a night out, just apply a bit of ibuprofen gel to the soles of your feet before you put your shoes on. I was concerned that this … Read More