21 Jun 2017
Packing For Paris: What Not To Forget

Packing For Paris: What Not To Forget

What not to forget when packing for Paris? It’s not Prada.

Last weekend I packed for Paris in a ridiculous rush and missed my train. I ended up in the right place hours later but completely frazzled.

I don’t know why as most of the time I am the most organised person I know. Rushing is for others, (I always say) and now I know why.

I made it and had a wonderful time so none of this really matters but I did forget one small item.

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17 Jun 2017
When The Classic Shirt Doesn’t Work, Ring The Bells

When The Classic Shirt Doesn’t Work, Ring The Bells

 

The classic style shirt, button down and slim fitting man style, is brilliant when it suits.

I understand the traditional white shirt is not a keeper for some.

The “classic shirt” doesn’t suit us all and we need alternatives to adapt and work for us.
Finding the right shape in a shirt can be difficult and when I find one I really think works it can feel like hitting the jackpot.

I have long admired those women who wrap themselves languidly in a man’s shirt and slink about. A look I would love to emulate but…

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8 Jun 2017
A Touch of Rosebud Blush: Skin Illuminator

A Touch of Rosebud Blush: Skin Illuminator

A young Brigitte Bardot was the very definition of sun kissed.

The smile, the rosebud cheeks, the freckles and the luscious long blonde locks only added to her allure not to mention her killer figure.

She was the poster girl for summer and all the natural beauty it entails.

The most important beauty secrets are simple. A smile backed up with large doses of confidence and a big portion of happy are truly the start and finish to feeling beautiful.

For without the self-confidence, the laughter and a joyous nature, all the tricks of the beauty trade won’t help us one little bit.

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6 Jun 2017
The Whole Going Grey Thing

The Whole Going Grey Thing


Lately the whole going grey/being grey conundrum has been on my mind.

As most of you know I have been taking the leave-my-hair-alone approach for a couple of years now.

Let me start our discussion by saying grey hair is not for everyone and I respect that opinion.

Friends either love or hate my grey hair; on the whole most days it would seem I am winning. Yes, maybe it is ageing or should I be more specific and say it doesn’t let me fool anyone. Grey hair generally means we have been around the block a few times and seen our share. Most days I am absolutely 100 % with that but there are days I find it confronting.

I don’t wish to fool anyone else but every now and then I would happily indulge in a little self-denial.


Going grey requires large doses of patience, a fair amount of self-confidence and a not-giving-in kind of approach.

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3 Jun 2017
If Charlotte Rampling Can, We Can

If Charlotte Rampling Can, We Can

Charlotte Rampling is a woman I admire not only for her creative talent but also for her style.

Yes, she is gorgeous and with a tall lanky frame made to wear just about anything and yes, I love her wardrobe choices.


When I am at a loss to find an outfit idea my go-to is a few women whose style I admire and who I think dress brilliantly for their age and stage.

There is nothing dowdy about them and nor is there anything embarrassingly ridiculous about them.
They combine a signature style with elegance and grace and avoid the dull.

Simplicity in fashion can be equally as exciting as embellishment and don’t ever let anyone convince you otherwise.

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