V A is a long standing and recognised digital creative; her voice resonates with many. In the last ten years, the site has developed into an online destination for fashion, beauty and lifestyle advice. Her sense of style, editorial flair and practical counsel offers an inspired and graceful approach to living.

V A is a long standing and recognised digital creative; her voice resonates with many. In the last ten years, the site has developed into an online destination for fashion, beauty and lifestyle advice. Her sense of style, editorial flair and practical counsel offers an inspired and graceful approach to living.

Stories

Stories

Blue And White: The Comporta Vibe

The vibe is very much blue and white. Plus strokes of vibrant colour influencing the landscape and style of Comporta. Comporta and its neighbouring towns are relaxed, laid back and a mix of what was once farming life with sophisticated holidaymakers. It is an unusual blend - discovered but not in the highly glamorous way Italy or France are.

Let’s Start With The Skirt

The black midi is where I am headed. Take your pick. Bias cut, a frothy tulle, a pleated twirl or a gathered splash. It seems to me skirts are back in a strong position. Let's be happy.

Flip, Spin, Swirl And Twirl

I'm finally feeling in the mood for some swirl and twirl. Frankly, I am sick of myself and how I have been looking. I'm in the irritating frame of mind that likes nothing.

The “At-Home” Diaries: What If? If Only? I Wish?

Potent questions for the asking. Do you ever reflect on the past and think, if only I did this or that? Or wish events or even life had turned around differently? Hindsight can be a dangerous game; especially a wishing-wanting-to-change-the-past game. We cannot re-write history, we can learn from it but we cannot change it. Wishing our lives were different or we had made alternate decisions can only make us feel unhappy if we don't like where we are at.

Those Lace-Ups: This Is One Way To Wear Them

What to wear with the lace-ups? I'm starting with a black midi skirt because it is an easy win. Style the skirt with an oversized sweater, a tee or a classic man shirt tucked in if your waist is forgiving. The midi skirt is one of those wardrobe pieces without hanger appeal; it is one to forget. The midi gets pushed to the back of the closet and neglected more often than not. I know I do. I see it, slide it along, pull it back and then push it further because I forget how great it can really look.
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