13 Sep 2017
The Indispensable: Leopard Print #3

The Indispensable: Leopard Print #3

#3 in the leopard print series is indispensable in my view.

For me, it is the dress.



I don’t say it is first on my list but is definitely one I want in my cupboard.

For some it is a coat, a wrap or shoes (we will talk about those next) and don’t misunderstand I absolutely love a leopard coat and an accessory.

Probably a faux leopard print coat is number one on my list this year but the dress, the leopard print dress is a winner.

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12 Sep 2017
The Art Of Ageing: Hair Care

The Art Of Ageing: Hair Care

Ageing means a re-think of our hair.

Let’s start with the colour.

The colour situation is an obvious one and we are either in the going grey or keeping colour camps.

You know my position on that.

I do waiver from time to time and I will admit the grey is confronting at times.

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9 Sep 2017
What Is Your Can’t Live Without?

What Is Your Can’t Live Without?

There is one piece in my wardrobe I can’t live without.

Can you guess?


Mine is the blazer.

The long one, the shorter one, the one with buttons, the one without; the blazer is my go-to for just about every occasion and event.

Especially when I am travelling.  

The blazer solves those decisions I don’t wish to spend making and whether I wear one over jeans, pants or a fuller skirt, I am happy.


Do you know that feeling when you put on a piece and it feels “Goldilocks” right?

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6 Sep 2017
Hong Kong And A Love Of Embroidery

Hong Kong And A Love Of Embroidery

Hong Kong and my search for embroidery continues.

I have had a love affair with Hong Kong since forever and part of this love affair includes embroidery. Embroidered anything to be precise.


My first trip to Hong Kong at the age of ten was an eye-opener. Hong Kong was a very different place in those days and the quest for embroidery far easier than it is today. Hong Kong is a fabulous fast-paced city with an eye for the modern rather than the traditional.


I understand desire for change and progress, but my love for the old-style continues.

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4 Sep 2017
“If At First You Don’t Succeed, Apply More Lipstick”

“If At First You Don’t Succeed, Apply More Lipstick”

Apply more lipstick? Absolutely, Always and Forever.

Lipstick is the best feel-good there is. I am never entirely sure why a small tube filled with colour can delight in so many ways. It does.

Lipstick is one of the best aids I know for a broken heart, a bad mood or even sadness. Okay, even lipstick can’t cure a broken heart but it sure can make us feel better for a mini-moment.

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19 Aug 2017
In Front Of The Camera: Behind The Camera

In Front Of The Camera: Behind The Camera


I prefer to be behind the camera, always and forever.

Full stop. Say no more. Please let me take the photographs rather than feature in them.


Except when we are on holidays it is fun to have snaps of all the friends and the happy times. The last few days I have been celebrating a friend’s birthday in Italy and we have taken millions of photographs.

How can it be some shots are amazingly fabulous and others are downright awful? I mean, it is nothing to do with reality, I am far too old to expect miracles and yet a little photogenic kindness would not go astray.

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17 Aug 2017
Side Swipe, I Mean Side Stripe

Side Swipe, I Mean Side Stripe


I have had a crush on the side stripe for a while now.

There was a great pair of velvet track style pants in my wardrobe with satin stripes for some time. They worked in so many ways, until they didn’t. That was more about a fabric split than a style malfunction.


A new pair is definitely in order.

Let’s think of these trousers as an addition to our ‘black and white’ dressing rather than as humble athletic pants.

That ship sailed a while ago.

The side stripe pant may have its origins in sportswear but it is a pant to be worn everywhere and in a variety of ways.

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