The Midnight Hour…

So, the fashion lines are more blurred than ever…With the rise and rise of social media and online shopping, fashion is seeing what is arguably its largest upheaval to date. The insatiable desire for “right now” is turning the luxury industry on its head. Fashion house designers resigning, unable to to cope with the pressures of producing 4 collections a year, have an active social media presence and participate in endless rounds of networking PR events around the Globe. WithRead more…

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About fashion: social commentary

This week, one of fashion’s almighty social media channels was hit by a bomb. Essena O’Neill, Australia’s instagram sensation ( no, I’d never heard of her either ) came out and exposed what those who work in and for fashion, have been trying to hide from you: the fact that most individuals running social media feeds and blogs are indeed masters of conceited perfection. The perfect lives they perpetuate through their images, are nothing but advertisements in disguise, where oneRead more…

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Keeping your wardrobe interesting, when you are past the Topshop age…

As a fashion stylist, I am often asked how does one wear interesting fashion when past the Topshop age? And although I have often vacillated between the opinion that one should always dress one’s age, or that fashion is ageless….my conclusion is: yes, fashion is ageless, but looking stylish after 40 requires certain adjustments to what one wears. At the 45+ age spectrum I find myself in, and with the hindsight wisdom that over 20 years working in fashion bringsRead more…

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While we await spring’s arrival…the transeasonal sartorial conundrum is solved.

Spring and autumn are arguably the most difficult seasons to dress for in London…you do literally live through four seasons in one day sometimes, and this year it is no different.. As April drew to a close, noticeably without that many of the infamous April showers…May arrives wet and dull. Now, I am not one to usually talk about the weather much, I am not British, you see; but when you work in fashion, it is inevitable to notice howRead more…

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Call me au contraire, but black is even more stylish in summer….

I am aware that this line of thought goes against what most fashion stylists and editors would say about featuring black in the summer, but if like me, you are not a person afraid of colour pops in winter, you will probably agree that black is in fact the “stand out” colour of summer. Every summer has “IT’S” colour of the moment…but black, like white, is great for all summers. And if put together the right way – when youRead more…

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