The Year of The Snake

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Well actually 2019 is the year of the pig but in fashion terms it’s all about the snake, which is looking like it might knock the good old, trusty leopard off it’s top animal print spot.  This is not a bolt from the blue as snake has been slithering into our conscious for a few months (sorry pardon the pun – couldn’t help it!) …

Lighten Up

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Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaargh it’s the new year and if, like me, you struggle with the month of January with all the cold, dark, grey days that make it the longest month ever, never mind the pressure to hit the ground running, fulfil all your new year’s resolutions – be a better person, exercise more, eat and drink less of the wrong stuff …

Twelve days of Christmas

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So we really are in the final countdown to Christmas now and this week’s post is a bit of a mash up, filled with smaller things to tempt you (or to put on your Christmas list), a few must-haves and the odd bit of party-wear if you are still a bit stuck on what to don for the festivities,  all …

Furry Friends

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For the last in my blogs on dressing for the festive season, I’m looking at fur. If you’re off out and sticking your winter parka on top, this may well just kill the look. So what you need is a spot of fur. Obviously not the real deal and there’s no need either because there are so many good looking …

If bling ain’t your thing…

Claire Lopez Christmas, Lace, leather, Party, Velvet 2 Comments

Okay so maybe all the bling from last week wasn’t for you, but you might still want to up your party game slightly and look a bit more ‘done’ without being overdone. In which case here are some different options to try and although all are very different, the common starting point is one of texture: lace, velvet and leather – …

Going Out Out

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There is a scene in the Trolls film where one of the trolls pretends to be someone she’s not because she thinks the King who she is in love with, won’t like her for who she is – don’t worry in the end the right message gets through and he does in fact fall in love with her anyway. But when she introduces herself to him, she makes up her name …

Putting the ‘It’ back into Knit

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Is it just me or has the world suddenly gone Christmas crazy? Half-term, Halloween and Bonfire night are barely done and now it appears that it is totally fair game to sound the festive horn so to speak. But seriously people – retailers I mean – we don’t just want to wear sequins and sparkles for the next two months, …

Bottom’s Up

Claire Lopez Black Trouser, Culottes, Midi Skirts, Pleated Skirts, Trousers Leave a Comment

Back to those relaxed bottoms of yours – if you read last week’s post where I was looking at fitted knitwear then you will know what I’m talking about. If not, then I am not actually referring to your physical attributes, I am just referring to anything that is not a skinny jean or trouser. Often the way to stop feeling like you are in …

Hard-working Knits

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So back to basics this week and I’m carrying on looking at the wardrobe staples you need for the autumn/winter ahead. This time the spotlight is on knitwear. It strikes me that there are a couple of overriding principles which will help your sweater shopping this season and help get you out of the skinny jeans and little sweater combo that …