On not dressing like a ‘grown up’

A couple of months ago I spent a morning at work admiring a senior colleague's utterly immaculate all black 'power femme' outfit and wondered, as I often do, if I will ever get the hang of dressing like a grown up. You know, someone who always looks well turned out and appropriate in every setting.... Continue Reading →

Printed leather accessories from Tovi Sorga

I'm a sucker for beautiful, well made British design and am always keen to share. So, when an email popped into my inbox this week from Bristol-based British accessories designer Tovi Sorga, the words 'printed leather' grabbed my attention and I quickly clicked the link to his website, which is filled with beautiful bright prints... Continue Reading →

The A-to-Z of Accessories: Obi

The letter O was another tricky one in my A-to-Z of Accessories, and it took me a while to think of something appropriate. After much rummaging around on fashion retailers' websites - all in the name of research! - I decided on obi. Named after the types of sash used in traditional Japanese dress, these... Continue Reading →

The A-to-Z of Accessories: Nails

When I mention accessories you might not think of your nails as fitting that category, but adding a splash of colour to your fingers or toes is fast becoming big news for those who like accesorising. Nail varnish is now outselling lipstick and coloured polish, gel, foils, wraps, gems and glitter are more easily available... Continue Reading →

MA15: Fashioning the Future

Last night I went to the private view of the London College of Fashion MA15 Exhibition, featuring work from graduates in a diverse range of postgraduate fashion specialisms, including: womenswear, menswear, accessories, footwear, curation, costume for performance, photography and media production. This annual exhibition is a fantastic showcase for the diversity of LCF's Graduate School... Continue Reading →

Feminism Friday: From London With Love

What better way to celebrate the day before Valentine's Day - otherwise known as Galentine's Day - than with a Feminism Friday post celebrating women and the love we should have for ourselves? Last week on Disney Roller Girl's blog, I read about the Kurt Geiger #FromLondonWithLove project, in association with Cordwainers at London College... Continue Reading →

Style inspiration via social media

When planning my search for a style icon post at the end of last year, I asked my Twitter followers for suggestions of stylish non-slender women over 30. There were some interesting suggestions, mostly famous folk, and one that really stood out. Quite a few people reckoned I should be looking to Christina McMc for... Continue Reading →

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