Denim dilemmas

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For many of us, buying denim is like trying to find ‘Mr Right’ – you quite simply have to kiss a few frogs before you find your Prince Charming. Most of us would rather stick pins in our eyes than go jean shopping because it can be such a painful and disappointing process. Why do we put so much stall by finding the …

The art of sale shopping

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Happy New Year! While December is full of promise, booze and food, January can be a pretty bleak month: grim weather, detoxes and resolutions to name a few. However, there are some significant things going for it: back to school, booking a holiday, and sale shopping. So where do you begin when faced with those endless red ‘Sale’ signs? Firstly, avoid the temptation …

When only a sparkly top will do

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I have had a weekend of two halves, from head lice and croup on the one hand to wine tastings (brilliant fun and highly recommend Angelo at Bedales in Borough Market – very easy on the eye too!) and hen dos on the other. From nit combs to willy straws and delicious Pinot Noirs to Calpol, with quite a lot of sleeplessness …

To bling or not to bling? That is the question.

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Jewellery, like a puppy, is not just for Christmas, although this Christmas my wish list seems to be entirely jewellery based. But I am an unashamed magpie so I am most definitely in the ‘get decking yourselves out’ camp. That doesn’t mean I want to look more sparkly than the Queen at the state opening of Parliament, but a nice necklace or bracelet can …

This Cinderella won’t be going to the ball; but you can in that iconic Little Black Dress

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I have rather selfishly been putting off thinking about the LBD, mainly because like the wicked step-mothers, I am raging with jealousy about the fact that I have absolutely no need for anything so formal. Ok so I am not about to poison all the apples in Sainsbury’s to take out those of you with Christmas dos, but it is nice to get dressed …

Lace: make it cool and contemporary this season.

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Way back in February when all the designers were showing their AW15 catwalk collections, amid the 70’s glam rock and 60s Mod, there was another big influence on trends for this season: gothic Victoriana. Now while this might sound quite unapproachable, what with the ruffs and all that jazz, there is something extremely wearable that has come from all this. …