The ultimate Christmas Gift-Guide for the hard to buy for…

The festive season is in full swing and unsurprisingly there’s been much chat between my friends and I about presents — or to be precise — Christmas gifts for the hard to buy for. We all have them, don’t we? The father who has everything, the mum who doesn’t want anything and various other relatives — and friends — who …

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142 weeks | Matalan SS16 Press Show

Last Thursday I spent the afternoon at Somerset House, in London. It’s a glorious place, which is a feast for the eyes, in every sense of the word. A neo-classical building — of epic proportions — that sits between the Strand and the Thames. For years, Somerset House was the national archive for birth, marriage and death …

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The Joules in Milton Keynes Crown

Last week I was invited to go down to the opening of a new store — Joules in Milton Keynes. For anyone who’s not come across Joules; firstly, where have you been? Secondly, if you’re a fan of print, pattern, stripes or colour, you’re in for a real treat. The brand — in it’s current guise — has …

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How to Find your Seasonal Style

As autumn takes a hold, I always feel a little sad; especially to be packing my summer dresses away for another year. My seasonal style has always taken on a much ‘heavier’ feel through the colder months. And whilst it’s nice to wrap up and get cosy — in chunky knits and warm woollens — …

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Colour Your World | #15 Pantone Sandstone

Since I began this series, although I’ve created home and womens’ fashion collections — based on the Pantone shades — I haven’t focussed on kids’ fashion at all. I guess, when you think of fashion for little ones, brights spring to mind or — at the very least — the stereotypical ‘pink for a girl, blue for a boy’. A colour that I certainly …

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Colour Your World | #13 Pantone Treetop

It feels like an age — 2 months in fact — since the last Pantone post in this series. I’d hoped  to have the full series finished by now but the year has been rolling on and life has been so busy, I just haven’t had a chance. We have just 5 colours left in the Pantone spring/summer …

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