Hippy Hippy Shake

The runways of New York, London, Milan, and Paris have been drenched with references to the 70s. There’s no doubt that a breezy bohemian vibe will be everywhere come spring. I’ll be getting in on the act early with folksy frocks that are bang on trend now. They’ll still be giving a lot of bang for their buck next summer.  

90’s Redux

I harbour a honeyed sentimental spot for the 90’s. It was the decade when I came of age and got into my sartorial stride. I did go through a rather unfortunate Oasis stage, when I papered my bedroom with pictures of the Gallagher brothers and strutted around in an Adidas shell suit. Despite my Brit-pop obsession, the 90’s will always be a golden era for me. Trends from my teenage years have been mooching around the runways for a few seasons now. Up until recently I’ve resisted the urge to dive back into 90’s fashion, mostly because I feel that if you’re old enough to have worn a trend the first time round then you’re too old to wear it again. However, this molten silver top and skirt from Whistles have tempted me […]

Blood Orange

One of the big beauty trends for spring summer this year is orange lipstick, which I’m somewhat obsessed with. Orange lips were all over the runways; from Prabal Gurung to Dolce and Gabbana, the makeup artists were working an orange lip. I dutifully trundled down to Mac to pick up an orange shade but proper orange shades, such as Morange or Saigon Summer, make me look jaundiced. Instead I plumped for So Chaud, which is more of a tomato orange. The pictures, however, have come out looking very red indeed so it rather renders this post null and void. I promise that, in the flesh, this is more of an orange shade but I think it’s important to modify trends so that they work for you anyway. There’s no point in wearing something […]