Fashion Tips & News

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…

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…

Ode to Nostalgia

Every time I go to a summer festival or head to vintage store, I see them, these women ( and occasionally, men too) who have totally given over to dressing in a particular time era. And, every time, without fail, I think, ‘Wow, I deeply and completely respect their commitment!’ I wish I could dedicate…

How much is that?!?

I am going to get on my soap box a bit again now…Why is it that prices for the same items from store to store cant EVER be the same??? Let me explain… Very recently I was in a lovely local boutique enjoying a pleasant peruse and spotted a few very purchaseable items and decided…

Holiday Wear

To be stylish or comfortable-that is the question! This is a frequent internal debate for women at this time of year when preparing to go on holiday. A friend recently recounted for me her pre-holiday packing drama which consisted on many frantic,sweaty hours of packing and repacking various compilations of outfits based on whether to…

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Never outdated, and certainly never underused, the scarf is a daily basic that is both essential and very much loved.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,…