• Fashion,  General

    Cashmere clothing and its benefits

    Cashmere is such a lovely word. I cannot remember a time when I did not know the word or that it equated to quality when it comes to fashion choices. Cashmere is one of those raw materials where the saying that you get what you pay for really applies.  Cashmere has a luxury feel and always looks super classy. With colder months coming soon, it is time to invest in ponchos, jumpers, gloves, hats and scarves. Where does cashmere come from? Some people are surprised when they hear cashmere comes from goats. I have known this since childhood as my mum worked in textiles. She was a huge fan of…

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    Setting up a new fashion brand – Emma’s story

    Setting up a new fashion brand is something so many of us would love to do. Emma Stewart is different as she actually went ahead and made her dreams come true, setting up Allta, which launched in July. I am delighted to share an interview with her which shows the calibre of an amazing woman. Please tell us a little about your childhood and teenage years I have always been tall for my peer group. When I was three years old my family moved to Sweden for a couple of years and there is a picture of me with some friends from kindergarten and I am head and shoulders above…

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    How to replicate some of the world’s most iconic dresses

    Remarkable examples of flawless fashion have allowed so many of the world’s most famous ladies to turn heads and make moments that are long talked about. It is often through the women’s dresses that they wear when gracing the red carpet or shooting a scene for the big or small screen that helps to get them noticed, but which are the most iconic moments? Here, we take a look at a selection of the most iconic and inspiring designer dresses. Not only that, we also provide tips on how you can replicate the look with dresses that can be bought on the high-street today… Marilyn Monroe So many generations will…

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    Kids designer clothes – pros and cons

    Kids designer clothing is something we might all think is a great idea when we are pregnant and dreaming of what sort of parent we would like to be. I was pretty clueless about the realities of parenting when I became pregnant for the first time. As the youngest child by quite a few years in the family, I was not used to being around babies and younger children. So I probably imagined my children in designer clothes surrounded by only wooden toys, never watching telly or eating sweets. Parenting for real proved so challenging for me that I turned to blogging! Reality check Designer clothing is not necessarily the…

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    How to style denim for work

    Denim has stood the test of time. Although dress codes for offices are becoming more informal, it’s still nice to feel professional and dress appropriately when heading to your job. This is why wearing denim for your nine-to-five can be tricky particularly when so many of us associate it with hobbies and holidays  So, how should it be done? Trilogy Stores, premium denim retailers, provide us with some top tips from the experts: Styling the jeans If you’re new to wearing denim for work, or your office isn’t super relaxed, you can play it safe with black denim. In fact, I think this my favourite colour when it comes to denim. My brother bought me…

  • Fashion,  General

    The secrets behind Queen Elizabeth II’s fashion

      Leading with grace, dignity and duty, Queen Elizabeth II is Britain’s longest serving monarch, having become the first British monarch to Sapphire Jubilee in February last year – marking 65 years on the throne. As well as being an outstanding leader, Queen Elizabeth has also been celebrated for her impeccable fashion sense, which has remained ever present throughout her reign. If you’re left wondering just how she does it, Fulton Umbrellas, designers of bespoke windproof umbrellas are here to lift the lid on the Queen’s fashion secrets; giving you a glimpse into how she stays styled and polished to perfection. Adapting to the changeable British weather The Queen is…

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    Allta – a new fashion range with tall women in mind

    Allta is an exciting new fashion brand with tall women in mind. I love how the brand promotes high quality natural fabrics and yarns with an emphasis on sustainability. I always wanted to be tall and some people would say I am. However my Mum and Grandma were taller than myself. I always saw tall as a good thing until I met a girl at college. She was really tall and found it embarrassing. I think part of that feeling came from the difficulty she had in finding clothes that fit her properly. Only yesterday, I heard a woman on a television programme say that is not fun shopping for…

  • Fashion,  General

    The perfect interview outfit – a graduate guide

    It’s super stressful when you’re coming up to graduation. Juggling late nights at the library for revision, spending hours meeting that 10,000-word target for your dissertation, and trying to find a job to walk into after graduation can feel very overwhelming. It’s a competitive environment out there and it can seem daunting. Perhaps you also have a part-time job to help with student finance and there’s the social life to manage too. When you get invited to an interview, they are often with short notice leaving you with little time to decide what to wear! CT shirts, retailers of menswear and men’s dress shirts gives us some advice guaranteed to give…

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    Workwear Makeover – Functional and Stylish

    As the cliché goes – you are what you wear – fashion has always been an important part of people’s life. It represents who they are and what they regard as stylish. This is the reason why big name brands like Alexander McQueen, Gucci and Versace have made huge leaps in the industry to the point of breaking billion-dollar records. You might think that fashion prevails mostly in casual and formal wear because you get the chance to show off. But nowadays, fashion has grown into various types of clothing including sleepwear. You will now find big fashion industry moguls creating entire lines of luxury sleeping garments retailing for hundreds…

  • Fashion,  General

    Finding the perfect prom dress

    Finding the perfect prom dress can seem like a huge challenge but I like to think of it as a whole lot of fun. Proms are increasingly popular and a time to make lasting memories. Some of those memories can be made as you anticipate the night itself and choose your perfect prom dress. Here are my tips to find a prom dress to suit you before your big day. Take your time Don’t leave choosing your prom dress until the last minute. I have made mistakes like this including with my wedding dress and it leads to stress particularly if your dress will need altering at all. Even months before the prom…

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    Start Day Positive

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    Desert Shoots

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  • Fashion,  General

    Men swear by River Island for jeans

    We are definitely a male-dominated household with two sons aged 12 and 17 and my husband plus 2 male dogs. We had to get a female kitten to redress the balance a bit recently. I digress from the point of this post which is to describe the various clothing choices of the male members of my family. My youngest son is very easy to buy for and knows exactly what he likes in the style stakes. He loves Saltrock clothing in particular and likes zipped hoodies and leggings preferring to be comfy at all times. My husband used to wear suits most of the time and my children used to…

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    Bride Or Not: How To Make Wedding Preparation Less Stressful!

    There’s something very magical about receiving an invitation to a wedding. Someone you know is celebrating their love for another person and wants you to be a part of their special day. Now comes another exciting part as you start planning for the big day. You begin to root through your wardrobe in search for the perfect dress, to eventually give up and put it all back because you’ll decide closer to the time. For women, wedding fashionplanning can be one of the most stressful things to do, whether you’re the bride or not! Here are some tips on how to make your next wedding preparation less stressful! https://pixabay.com/en/wedding-updo-bun-blond-1578196/ One of…

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    Timeless trends in the fashion world

    This year I have decided to lose the leggings and baggy T-shirt look and to experiment with fashion again. I think so many mums can lose their way when it comes to expressing themselves through their outfits. Practical clothing is OK but can make us look like clones when we already feel we are losing a sense of self when we are constantly referred to as “Alex’s mum” rather than by our own name. After years in the style wasteland, looking at timeless trends can spark a new enthusiasm for rocking our own look. There are classic looks that come back time and time again. How many of us wish we had…