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My Style | Checks and Pastels

Pastel jumper – Jasper Conran (ON SALE!)| Check trousers – Mango (similar here) | Pink heels – Rainbow Club* | White sunglasses – Topshop | Rope necklace – Topshop You’ll all know by now that I love a pastel jumper, infact a friend called me a ‘walking ice-cream’ this week (there are worse things to be… Read more »

flamingo feature

Wednesday Wish-List | Summer Flamingos

1. Grey tee | 2. Flamingo heels | 3. Patterned skirt | 4. Make-up bag | 5. Flamingo sweatshirt | 6. Heart necklace | 7. Resin flamingo | 8. Striped socks Zoos aren’t the most obvious source of inspiration but when I spotted the vibrant pink Caribbean flamingos at Chester Zoo and subsequently this gorgeous Mary… Read more »

Candice Huffine

Lets Talk: Drop the Plus Size

We need to talk about body image. With almost 10 million women in the UK ‘feeling depressed’ because of the way they look it’s clear that we’re being pretty hard on ourselves. So when body awareness campaigns like #DropThePlus appear I wonder if they highlight an important agenda but miss the wider point? Lets talk… Read more »

Stephen Jones Debenhams

Work Life: Stephen Jones, Legendary Milliner

Milliner Stephen Jones has dressed many a famous head and worked with some of the world’s greatest fashion designers (including John Galliano and Giles Deacon), diligently executing his craft and building a gentle rapport with his loyal clients – from royalty and pop stars to mothers of the bride and Ascot attendees. At the launch of Stephen’s fifth ‘Top Hat’… Read more »

Peggy_Olson

70’s Fashion Mad Men Style

As Mad Men returned to British television screens last night, the show appears to be perfectly in sync with current catwalk trends. The chic styles of the 1970s have been shown up and down the runways repeatedly for Spring/Summer 2015 and as we rejoin Mad Men for its closing episodes we see how early 70s… Read more »

pink meringues

How to make pink meringues

When it comes to meringues most baking enthusiasts run in the opposite direction. With stiff peaks and soggy bases to worry about there’s no surprise that the meringue has become some bakers’ nemesis. As a longtime fan of The Meringue Girls and never one to shy away from a challenge I decided to test my own meringue… Read more »

The Pompadour

How to wear pastels

Regular readers will know all about my love of pastels (give me pink, mint green, soft cornflower blue!) so when I found this beautiful pink vintage dress recently it had to be mine. When I bought the dress there was no label inside so I’m still trying to figure out which decade it’s from. Any… Read more »

House of Fraser

Work Life: Kimberly Ritchie, House of Fraser

Ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes at one of Britain’s biggest department stores? Here Kimberly Ritchie, Regional Publicity and Events Manager for House of Fraser, tells us all about her work life from morning alarm to lights out. “My day begins bright and early around 6am but instead of being woken up by an… Read more »

afternoon tea waldorf astoria

Goodbye March, Hello April!

I say this every month, but can you believe it’s almost April?! 2015 is flying by! Before we bring in a new month and celebrate the Easter holidays it’s time to look back at my favourite March moments. It was the month that brought us a solar eclipse but much of the nation was distracted… Read more »

Street Style

The perfect white shirt

The white shirt is a foolproof staple, don’t you think? It sits alongside the little black dress as a must-have wardrobe essential and I can’t get enough of them. A crisp white shirt for me is the one thing that can be worn with anything – with a pencil skirt for the office, layered over a… Read more »

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  • street style

    My Style | Checks and Pastels

    Pastel jumper – Jasper Conran (ON SALE!)| Check trousers – Mango (similar here) | Pink heels – Rainbow Club* | White sunglasses – Topshop | Rope necklace – Topshop You’ll all know by now that I love a pastel jumper, infact a friend called me a ‘walking ice-cream’ this week (there are worse things to be… Read more »

  • flamingo feature

    Wednesday Wish-List | Summer Flamingos

    1. Grey tee | 2. Flamingo heels | 3. Patterned skirt | 4. Make-up bag | 5. Flamingo sweatshirt | 6. Heart necklace | 7. Resin flamingo | 8. Striped socks Zoos aren’t the most obvious source of inspiration but when I spotted the vibrant pink Caribbean flamingos at Chester Zoo and subsequently this gorgeous Mary… Read more »

  • Candice Huffine

    Lets Talk: Drop the Plus Size

    We need to talk about body image. With almost 10 million women in the UK ‘feeling depressed’ because of the way they look it’s clear that we’re being pretty hard on ourselves. So when body awareness campaigns like #DropThePlus appear I wonder if they highlight an important agenda but miss the wider point? Lets talk… Read more »

  • Stephen Jones Debenhams

    Work Life: Stephen Jones, Legendary Milliner

    Milliner Stephen Jones has dressed many a famous head and worked with some of the world’s greatest fashion designers (including John Galliano and Giles Deacon), diligently executing his craft and building a gentle rapport with his loyal clients – from royalty and pop stars to mothers of the bride and Ascot attendees. At the launch of Stephen’s fifth ‘Top Hat’… Read more »

  • Peggy_Olson

    70’s Fashion Mad Men Style

    As Mad Men returned to British television screens last night, the show appears to be perfectly in sync with current catwalk trends. The chic styles of the 1970s have been shown up and down the runways repeatedly for Spring/Summer 2015 and as we rejoin Mad Men for its closing episodes we see how early 70s… Read more »

  • pink meringues

    How to make pink meringues

    When it comes to meringues most baking enthusiasts run in the opposite direction. With stiff peaks and soggy bases to worry about there’s no surprise that the meringue has become some bakers’ nemesis. As a longtime fan of The Meringue Girls and never one to shy away from a challenge I decided to test my own meringue… Read more »

  • The Pompadour

    How to wear pastels

    Regular readers will know all about my love of pastels (give me pink, mint green, soft cornflower blue!) so when I found this beautiful pink vintage dress recently it had to be mine. When I bought the dress there was no label inside so I’m still trying to figure out which decade it’s from. Any… Read more »

  • House of Fraser

    Work Life: Kimberly Ritchie, House of Fraser

    Ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes at one of Britain’s biggest department stores? Here Kimberly Ritchie, Regional Publicity and Events Manager for House of Fraser, tells us all about her work life from morning alarm to lights out. “My day begins bright and early around 6am but instead of being woken up by an… Read more »

  • afternoon tea waldorf astoria

    Goodbye March, Hello April!

    I say this every month, but can you believe it’s almost April?! 2015 is flying by! Before we bring in a new month and celebrate the Easter holidays it’s time to look back at my favourite March moments. It was the month that brought us a solar eclipse but much of the nation was distracted… Read more »

  • Street Style

    The perfect white shirt

    The white shirt is a foolproof staple, don’t you think? It sits alongside the little black dress as a must-have wardrobe essential and I can’t get enough of them. A crisp white shirt for me is the one thing that can be worn with anything – with a pencil skirt for the office, layered over a… Read more »

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    Work Life: Holly Fulton, Fashion Designer

    As someone who’s enjoyed great success in the fashion industry you’re probably wondering what Holly Fulton is really like. Having followed her work since those early London Fashion Week shows I’m pleased to share that she’s as approachable, warm and friendly in person as I hoped she’d be. Born in Scotland, Fulton established her eponymous womenswear… Read more »

  • The Pompadour

    Tea and Fizz: The Pompadour, Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh

    Can quaffing fizz and eating cake become a daily pastime? If the grand surroundings of The Pompadour were available I’d happily spend my working hours there, admiring the beautiful hand-painted walls, sipping from the tea menu and nibbling perfectly formed scones. On this particular occasion I joined an intimate group of ladies  at the Waldorf Astoria in Edinburgh… Read more »