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The perfect blue shirt (and other spring picks)



Me+Em perfect blue shirt

Even though I haven’t tried this Me+Em shirt yet, I can confidently say it’s a winner if previous efforts are anything to go by. I was gifted a French navy silk shirt from Me+Em late last year as a thank you for hosting an event in their pop-up and the cut is just spot on. (more…)



B is for bralette



bralette trend

I read recently that sales of soft triangular bras are way up while push-up, Wonderbra styles are so passe. This is my bra of choice, so that’s good news to me. (more…)



Gentlewoman style: The chain necklace



Sophie Buhai short silver chain

One of my personal ‘style signifiers’ is a short gold chain necklace. It’s a delicate slither of a thing with dainty handcuffs as a clasp and it gets a big mention in my book, The New Garconne: How to be a Modern Gentlewoman (*cough* perfect mothers day gift idea *cough*).

For something so discreet it gets a lot of compliments! (more…)



At the Glamour Beauty Festival, pamper power brings the promise of a better you



Glamour Beauty Festival - Estee Lalonde By Shaun James Fox

Girls with halo braids, silver glitter lips and elaborate winged eyeliner throng the stairwells of The Saatchi Gallery. Immaculate scarlet mouths match the distinctive red cloth goody bags that weigh down shoulders. Mums, 20-something daughters and a pre-teen future #girlboss or two queue patiently for yet another panel debate or free makeover. Welcome to day two of the Glamour Beauty Festival, where all who attend are here to self improve, whether in terms of physical wellbeing, inner serenity, career goals or just a bit of jolly pampering. (more…)