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How To Choose Your Best Skirt Length

How to choose your best skirt length is a question many women ask. Once upon a time the length of our skirts was determined by social values, morality and religion. In more recent times fashion also had a say in where our hemlines finished, though it can argued that moral values strongly influenced fashion. As […]

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On trend at any age.


MIXING AND MATCHING PATTERNS This season one of the strongest fashion trends is the mixing of different types of patterns in the one garment and/or in the one outfit. Virtually all the chain stores, budget or otherwise, and up-market designers have embraced the idea. The Creative style personalities amongst us will think this is fantastic […]

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So, you have a soft and spongy tummy. Join the club!

How to Dress a Flabby Tummy

Call it a muffin top, spare tyre or whatever you will, many women, especially those of us over 40 carry excess weight on our stomach. I have met very slim women who are fit and trim but still struggle with a flabby tummy. There are a plethora of solutions offered on the internet, most of which involve […]

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Pantone Rose Quartz and Serenity

How To Wear The Pantone Colour for 2016

Every year the Pantone Colour Institute declares its Colour of the Year. In 2016, for the first time ever Pantone has announced not one colour but a combination of colours; Rose Quartz and Serenity. This is an exquisitely beautiful pairing of two pastels, pink and blue. Together they are magical. They both have an ethereal […]

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How To Choose A Fabulous Pair of Glasses

Choosing the perfect pair of glasses can be a challenging exercise. There’s usually an overwhelming array of designs to select from, but the trick is knowing which ones to eliminate. When you do, the choices narrow considerably and the decision becomes much easier. The mantra of “harmony and balance” is just as valid for selecting glasses […]

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How To Dress Like a Style Icon

    Lessons to be Learned from a Style Icon We love Audrey Hepburn, she is one of our favourite style icons. We think she perfectly epitomised stylish dressing and we began to consider that  the rest of us mere mortals could learn how to dress like a style icon by studying how Audrey did it. […]

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How to Wear Patterned Pants

Patterned pants are a very popular fashion trend this year. They are frequently colourful and just a little ‘out there’. For the past couple of summer seasons, floral pants were the in thing, but in  Summer 2014/15, there has seen a shift away from flowers to abstract and geometric patterns. The colour options have been varied, and of […]

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How To Look Younger, Taller, Slimmer and Fabulous.

Understanding how colours impact our appearance is the first step to looking younger and fabulous. Understanding how the line and design of garments and accessories work for or against us is the first step to looking slimmer, taller and fabulous. Know Your Colours When we wear colours that share the same qualities as our own […]

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Look Absolutely Fabulous; Wear Colours that Harmonise with You

If “a picture says a thousand words” then we only need to say a few. Wearing colours that harmonise with our own colouring makes our eyes look brighter and our skin look lovelier; in other words helps us look absolutely fabulous. Two photos of Julie, taken 5 minutes apart, same lighting, same camera, different colour […]

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Even when dressing casually, Angelina Jolie makes a dramatic statement.

What’s Your Style? Perhaps “Natural Drama Queen”????

We love talking about Style Personality because we know it is a huge influence on what we love to wear, what makes us feel good and what helps us to look ‘absolutely fabulous’. We work with six to seven categories of Style Personality but very few women totally fit into one single category. Most women […]

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