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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11 Aug 2017
Bronze, Bronzed And Bronzer: The How To

Bronze, Bronzed And Bronzer: The How To

Bronzer and I have a love/hate relationship.

It’s 50/50 whether we can make it out together.


Sometimes a dab or two of ‘sun kissed magic’ can do wonders and at other times, I can look as if I have had a mud bath. It’s a tough product to apply but when worn well, it is genius.


I don’t want the sun on my face, but I do if you see what I mean.

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1 Aug 2017
Forever Black And White

Forever Black And White


Black and white is forever.

Not only black and white beautiful images that stand the test of time, like these of French actress Jeanne Moreau, but in our fashion.


Black and white, together, alone or one on top of the other, is an easy one to get right.

Wearing black and white doesn’t require a whole lot of finesse or mind numbing decision making.

It is a foolproof combination.

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26 Jul 2017
Khaki (once called olive) Is The New Black

Khaki (once called olive) Is The New Black

 

Who would have thought there could be a crush on olive?

It doesn’t seem right.


I don’t actually think of olive as olive, I think of the sludgy, slightly dull but very flattering soft shade of green as khaki.


Khaki has become my new black.

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