Author Archives: Dana

Get To Know Your Wardrobe

Ladies, meet your wardrobe. And, by that I mean, in fact I whole-heartedly recommend, you delve in deep and see what’s actually there. I love, love, LOVE sifting through and finding that thing I forgot I had. It sparks a creative surge to see what I can make of a new, hidden and potential gem….

Fashion Trends: Yay or Nay?

This is a question I encounter a lot … “Can I wear that at my age?” And its a subject of debate and much discussion amongst Image Consultants. The thing is, there is no right or wrong answer per se. What works for one woman would be totally wrong on another. Let’s take an example…

Holiday Wear (part deux)

On holiday, as I have mentioned before, one makes comparisons. And now I put to you this comparison to consider. French vs American Style As an American who has lived overseas now for over 10 years, I feel I can make an objective assessment on this issue. Further, I felt it would be a lively…

Mon Dieu!

Upon a recent holiday in Paris, I decided to visit some of my favourite upscale lingerie shops to get a few intimates to update my flagging collection. This was going to require stepping way out of my comfort zone as usual as the assistants are always front and present on any occasion I have frequented…

Inspiration with a new cherished favourite

I was reading an article recently about a journalist who was given a Chanel classic jacket to wear for a month.  The deal was she had to wear it daily and reinvent it regularly to get the most out of it.  And all I have to say is what an inspiration! Firstly, the idea that…

The Essential Scarf

Never outdated, and certainly never underused, the scarf is a daily basic that is both essential and very much loved. Having a scarf, for so many of us, is absolutely crucial (think of January and February without it-perish the thought!) But, beyond its functionality, it’s a final flourish of your style statement. Thinking of it…

The Joys of Ebay

Ok, I know, this is not a new statement, to confess one’s love of ebay but it bears repeating and rediscovering. Firstly, let me just say that I am not addicted to ebay per se, but what a great site it truly is still! My relationship with it has primarily been based on selling, but…

Here Comes The Sun (We Hope!)

At this time of the year, pictures begin to surface in magazines and online of the first festival of the year, Coachella, a sure sign of things to come. As a former Californian, I tend to breathe a BIG sigh of relief as it is a definite indication of summer truly on its way (Although,…

Out-Of-Town-Fashion (part 1)

When you travel, you always see new things, fashion-wise that is. I’m always inspired and curious about the de riguer of each place to which I travel. That each place has different ‘style laws’, some more enforced than others, is not revolutionary. But I love sussing them out, all the subtle nuances, in each location…

Spring Style – Thank God its Here!

I love the transition of season to season. And at this time of year, I am so over winter! The new season brings a glimmer of hope to what seems to be an ever lengthening Autumn/Winter with each passing year (or maybe that’s just me!). And nothing is more welcome at the moment than the…