Summer vintage fashion inspired by Queen Lucia

Thanks to the clearing out of various bookshelves at work, I have been introduced to the glorious world of E.F. Benson’s Queen Lucia. Set in 1920’s rural England, this is a fabulous world of stylish garden parties, musical soirees and idle gossip, all presided over by social goddess Lucia. Some of my favourite vintage styles are … Continue reading Summer vintage fashion inspired by Queen Lucia

A lot of love for Next Shoes

I cannot allow another moment to pass without putting my love for Next shoes into writing. After searching online all week and trudging round town on Saturday afternoon, I finally found the ideal pair of shoes for Rosso restaurant’s opera night – and (no surprise) they were from Next. Whether you need a stylish pair … Continue reading A lot of love for Next Shoes

Tropical prints for a summer wedding

What to wear as a wedding guest - a dilemma that everyone I know seems to be having at the moment (I guess this means that I've reached the age where all my friends are getting married). I attended a wedding this weekend, and was inspired by the tropical coral-coloured bridesmaid dresses and feathered palm tree-shaped centrepieces. Tropical prints were … Continue reading Tropical prints for a summer wedding

Manchester Fashion Kicks 2011

Last weekend I enjoyed my first backstage experience of a fashion show as I worked as a dresser for the fashion show organised by Selfridges at the Fashion Kicks event. Shay and Jane Given's stylish charity do, which was held at Lancashire County Cricket Club on Sunday, is organised to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support and featured a performance … Continue reading Manchester Fashion Kicks 2011