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It’s a nice day for a… cheap wedding?

Weddings though. So big, so expensive. Now, it’s great to be a guest at fancy weddings, but if you’re organising one yourself, dropping a couple thousand on canapés, cars and centrepieces … Continue reading

March 23, 2016 · Leave a comment

Work it three ways – your mum’s wardrobe

My mum, bless her, has a top which was relegated to the fancy dress box almost immediately after my sister and I banned her from wearing it.  Its turquoise, has … Continue reading

March 21, 2016 · Leave a comment

Could you go a year without buying new clothes? That’s what I’m about to do

I’m pledging to buy nothing new for a year. There, I’ve said it. It’s out in the public domain now and I can’t go back. I’m committing to 12 months … Continue reading

October 15, 2014 · 3 Comments

Meet your new favourite LBD, the little Bardot dress

What’s a Bardot dress you say? Well, it’s one on which the neckline reveals both shoulders, as popularised by buxom French actress Brigitte Bardot in the sixties. That’s what I’m … Continue reading

June 18, 2014 · 4 Comments

Cakes, cloaks and Chanel at the Clerkenwell Vintage Fashion Fair

London is awash with vintage shops, fairs and markets these days. In amongst the moth-eaten mohair, H&M skirts circa 2004 and outfits that your granny would actually want to wear … Continue reading

November 29, 2013 · 1 Comment

The 1990s Sartorial Graveyard: Three Things I Wish I’d Never Worn

Cast your minds back to the 1990s. No, not the cool Philip Lim, Rihanna-esque grunge nineties you think happened – the real nineties, whereby everyone looked…weird. Granted, I was in … Continue reading

April 11, 2013 · 4 Comments

How I learned to embrace the make do and mend philosophy

Maybe I’ve been a bit slow up the uptake, but it’s not until this year that I’ve really discovered the value of making do and mending. Here I’ve compiled my top … Continue reading

November 2, 2012 · 4 Comments