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Monthly Archives: July, 2012

A little bit of luxury: Handmade lingerie by Ohhh Lulu

Oh my! Buying custom made lingerie was a luxury I thought would be out of my reach as long as bras at Rigby & Peller cost upwards of £90 each. … Continue reading

July 31, 2012 · Leave a comment

Do it like a Druid, and other fancy free days out around London…

Having worked in central London for nearly two years now, my purse strings have finally caught up with my heart and I am now proud to say I now live … Continue reading

July 30, 2012 · Leave a comment

Some thoughts on the Olympics Opening Ceremony 2012

Me: Ending on Hey Jude was a disappointment and it just goes to show that middle-aged, white men still rule this country. That said, the amount of silliness, eccentricity and … Continue reading

July 29, 2012 · Leave a comment

Beauty Basics | Cleanser

As I’ve harped on about previously, I’m a self-confessed beauty product-bore. On a sliding scale this is one up from a boyfriend-bore but two down from a baby-bore. Following on from my … Continue reading

July 28, 2012 · Leave a comment

More Brits are coming home: Preen and Philip Treacy to return to London Fashion Week

Early indications show a strong trend coming through from the spring/summer 2013 London Fashion Week, which will take place in September, but it’s nothing to do with the collections… There’s … Continue reading

July 27, 2012 · Leave a comment

Searching For Sugar Man: Courtesy of Grolsch Film Works

Last week I absent-mindedly entered a competition I’d seen on Twitter and totally forgot about it, like you do.  Then, out of the blue, 2 tickets to a private film … Continue reading

July 26, 2012 · 2 Comments

Alexandra Shulman talks 20 years of Vogue covers

Last week, British Vogue editor Alexandra Shulman took to the stage at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London to discuss her twenty years at the helm of the magazine. … Continue reading

July 25, 2012 · Leave a comment

A day out at the Auction House

I am very bad at auctions – I arrive too late to properly scope out the gems then forget how much my upper limit is when bidding. I know this … Continue reading

July 23, 2012 · Leave a comment

What we wore|Forever 21 fashion bloggers event

Take five fashion bloggers and two fashion PRs and you’d except some pretty cool outfits right? Well that’s exactly what I found last Saturday at the London-based event to celebrate … Continue reading

July 21, 2012 · Leave a comment

What’s gone wrong for Marks and Spencer?

It was recently reported that the definitive British high street stalwart, Marks and Spencer is experiencing its worst sales figures in the last three years, falling an unnerving 2.8% compared … Continue reading

July 20, 2012 · 1 Comment

Festival Fashion: The Teenage Bum Rebellion

I’ll freely admit I’m a festival fashion addict.  I spend hours pouring over blogs, online shopping festival sections, and screen grabbing a gazillion Coachella festival outfits all in the vain … Continue reading

July 19, 2012 · Leave a comment

Skincare Steals|Hero beauty buys under a fiver

The best beauty buys aren’t always the most expensive. Here Joanna shares some of her favourite money-saving products. Ever since the ‘bad years’ have been upon us, magazines have embraced … Continue reading

July 18, 2012 · 1 Comment

Forever 21 is heading up north

The US retailer will open its first store in Manchester’s Trafford Centre this weekend. When Forever 21 opened its Oxford Street store last year, shoppers in London got pretty darn … Continue reading

July 18, 2012 · 2 Comments

Downton dressing: Gracia Woman

I have to say, I never thought I’d have a craving to wear tweed, but Gracia Woman’s ‘Cliveden’ jacket has given me one. There’s something timelessly British about it. Perhaps … Continue reading

July 17, 2012 · Leave a comment

Oh Nicky you’re so fine! How Grimshaw is set to shake up the morning airwaves

Last week some shocking news hit the airwaves.  Chris Moyles, self-proclaimed ‘saviour of Radio 1’ and the UK’s very own human Marmite, announced his retirement from the station’s most coveted … Continue reading

July 16, 2012 · Leave a comment

Summer Recipe | How to make houmous from scratch

And now to a guest post from the woman who has made some of the finest foods to ever pass through Style & Then Some’s lips, Aisling Lavelle. Finally she … Continue reading

July 15, 2012 · Leave a comment

Do you know what this weather calls for? Shuella, the umbrella for shoes

File them under ‘inventions you never knew you couldn’t live without.’ These are not just wellies, they’re Shuella. When I first heard about Shuella, the self-proclaimed antidote to rain-ruined shoes, … Continue reading

July 14, 2012 · 3 Comments

Exhibitions | A second chance at The House of Annie Lennox

As the only Scotland-based member of the Style and Then Some team, I was rather disappointed to miss the exclusive Q & A session with legendary pop icon Annie Lennox … Continue reading

July 13, 2012 · Leave a comment

Madonna circa 2012: Hypothesis of a hypocrite?

I’ve never been a massive Madonna fan.  And that’s mainly due to being born at the tail end of the 80’s and missing out on my teenage years singing in … Continue reading

July 12, 2012 · Leave a comment

My favourite new brand: a-thread

As every Style & Then Some girl knows the right shade of nail varnish is the perfect way to finish off an outfit. But is it just me or does … Continue reading

July 11, 2012 · 1 Comment