Mon

27

Mar

2017

My 3 top occasion outfits for the coming season.....

I love this time of year when I work with many clients finding their perfect occasion outfit for a wedding, christening or day at the races! One recent client has 13 (!) weddings this year and many with the same crowd - we had our work cut out but found some totally fabulous outfits that she felt a million dollars in! Here are my top 3 occasion outfits so far this season.....

Reiss orange dress
Stunning orange off the shoulder dress from Reiss

 

 

 

A simply stunning bright orange dress - clean lines, simple design and key off shoulder detail for the season - gorgeous!

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Sun

26

Feb

2017

Get Your Iron At The Ready!! Shirts Are Everywhere!

 

As soon as you walk around any womenswear shops at the moment you will be confronted by an army of all sorts of different shirts and shirt dresses! If you haven't used your iron for a while you better dust it off and de-scale! You're going to need it keep up with this trend!!

 

One of the huge catwalk trends with shirting has been labelled 'de-constructed shirting' where you will find an average shirt has been taken apart, mixed up, cut about and put back together in a much more interesting way! Interesting sleeve details are also a feature breathing new life into the standard shirt. See images below.......

 

 

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Mon

06

Feb

2017

Rose Theatre Fashion Show Video - behind the scenes!!

Take a look at this fantastic short film of the Rose Theatre Fashion Show 2017 that I produced in January. It takes you behind the scenes and gives a real feel for what the evening is all about - catwalk show, pampering stands, designer accessories stalls, raffle prizes, goody bags and lots of fizz!!! Thank you Caroline Jones Photography for all the fabulous photos and video too!

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Thu

05

Jan

2017

Fabulous new active wear from your favourite High Street brands...

If you aren't already into park run, HIT or marathon training then make 2017 your year to start! I did my first 5km run in December dressed in a Santa suit at Belvoir Castle and was super happy with myself! I absolutely loved it! My new years resolution is to do a 5km run once a week, and instead of a Santa suit, I can't wait to wear the fabulous new active wear out on the High street! Fashion retailers are taking advantage of the massive fitness trend and launching their own active wear ranges. Gone are the days of boring black sportswear!

 

 

Oasis fitness clothing range
Oasis and Pineapple Studio's new fitness range

 

 

 

I am super excited about the new active wear collaboration between Oasis and London's iconic Pineapple Studio! I might even feature some pieces in my catwalk show at the Rose Theatre, Kingston (26th Jan)!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Mon

19

Dec

2016

Feel revitalised with a Wardrobe Makeover....

There's no better way to start the New Year than with a wardrobe detox! Surely it's the best detox ever as it costs no money (always a bonus at this time of year), you don't even have to leave the house and you can still eat and drink what you like!

 

Spending a few hours reviewing your current wardrobe and making the most of what you already have (honestly, everyone has some good stuff!), you will not only feel totally revitalised but it will also focus you in on what you actually need. This is always important when the sales are on as it will prevent you buying stuff for the sake of the price! Not only is there a huge possibility that, through conducting your own wardrobe makeover, you will find something fabulous to wear, but it will also enable you to cleanse your closet, make space for new pieces and you'll be able to move your hangers to be able to see what you actually have! It feels fabulous to know exactly what is in your wardrobe and know what you are doing with each item, what you are wearing it with and where to. Don't let your outfit selection stress you out each day - make it a new years resolution to detox your wardrobe!

 

QVC Facebook LIVE
Backstage at QVC - ready for Facebook LIVE
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Tue

13

Dec

2016

Gorgeous red pieces for the big day!!

Part of my brief on a personal shopping trip this week, was to find something gorgeous and red for my client to wear on Christmas day! There is of course a huge amount of red, sparkly options out there, but to find the right piece that doesn't scream sexy Santa or Virgin air hostess is not the easiest task! With all the necessary research prior to the session, we nailed it first time and found the perfect piece - I loved it so much I had to go back and get one too!

 

This is it - a fabulous dress with gorgeous frill detail on the sleeves. Enough coverage on the neckline to be playing family board games on the floor, but short enough to feel fabulous! Looks great with opaque tights and pointy ankle boots (like the ones in my previous blog from & Other Stories). My client ideally didn't want to spend a fortune with it only being worn for one day.......... £24.99! Thank you H&M!

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Tue

06

Dec

2016

My top 5 shoes and accessories on today's personal shop....

A fabulous personal shop today with a real focus on shoes and accessories - the well known way to transform an outfit in an instant! Here are my favourite buys.....

 

Oliver Bonas Scarf
Beautifully soft jacquard panelled blanket scarf from Oliver Bonas.

 

 

 

 

Beautifully soft jacquard panelled blanket scarf from Oliver Bonas. A mid weight, so enough scarf to make a statement but not too bulky. Gorgeous muted tones of greys, blues and greens.

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Thu

01

Dec

2016

Sparkle and sequins for the party season!

We had a truly blissful personal shopping session at Westfield London today - so quiet in comparison to the mayhem of Black Friday! We started in Zara at 10am and had the entire place to ourselves - even the staff were smiling!

 

Best finds of the day had to be the fabulous, gold, Christmas party pieces.......

 

Topshop sequin mini skirt
Swirl sequin mini skirt from Topshop. Main range is sold out online (tall and petite still have stock on line) but there's lot's of stock in stores.
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Thu

01

Dec

2016

A Fabulous Gift For That Someone Special.....

I am now officially in Christmas mode! It's the 1st December and my 2 boys have ripped open the first window on their advent calendars!!

 

The excitement begins and with it, comes the present buying list!!! ahhhh! What do you buy a sister in law who is about to have a baby? A brother who is back on the dating scene? Or a mum who is about to retire? I've got it......a personal styling voucher from Style Bureau! Give that special someone the most fabulous gift experience they will never forget! 

 

See below for styling services and gift vouchers to choose from..........

 

 

 

 

 

Treat them to a personal shopping session where I will take them on the most efficient and effective shopping trip whilst having lots of fun!

 

From £120

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Tue

29

Nov

2016

A seriously efficient & effective personal shop......

Twelve items identified at the wardrobe makeover, all bought in a 2 hour personal shopping session and we came in under budget! A brilliant result! Check out the best finds.....

 

Zara black heels
Stunning asymmetric heels - now on my list!! Thank you Zara
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Sat

26

Nov

2016

Is Black Friday Fashion really worth it?

I was dubious as to whether Black Friday would be of any benefit to a client when doing a personal shopping session - I always associate Black Friday craziness with nutters fighting over flat screen TV's! So, did the pain of the crowds pay off and give us those bargains we were hoping for? My verdict is a resounding 'YES'!! 

 

If you love a deal, then you can definitely grab amazing discounts on clothes (and not just all the stuff they can't shift), but it's well worth planning so you know who's discounting and whether it's on selected items or not. For example, the effort in Zara just isn't worth it. The store is rammed with frantic bargain hunters and the discounts were on selected items only. As everything is already keenly priced, the discount is minimal and you can guarantee the things you want, won't be included in the promotion! 

 

 

Queues in Zara.........
Queues in Zara.........
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Thu

24

Nov

2016

The Most Adorable 'New Mummy' Gift.........

I have been searching for the perfect gift for a very special friend who's about to have a baby, and came across one of the most adorable ideas - almost brought a tear to my eye it's so cute!!! 

 

Not On The High Street Gloves
Gorgeous 'hand in hand' gloves to keep your little ones hand warm and snug! By 'Not On The High Street'
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Mon

21

Nov

2016

Gorgeous Black Dress for any Occasion.....

On a recent personal shopping session I came across a gorgeous black dress in Topshop that is so versatile, it could be worn to a number of different occasions. It's elegant, sophisticated and could take you from work, to your Christmas party. Due to the length and beautiful cut, it doesn't scream PARTY dress but can be totally glammed up with fabulous bold colour shoes and sparkly clutch bag. On the other hand it can also be worn with ankle boots and leather jacket/blazer to work (as I have been wearing it). The absolute best thing about it is that due to the asymmetric design detail and draping, it looks so much more expensive than it is! It's only £59!! Happy days!

 

Topshop black dress
Stunning Black Asymmetric Dress. Topshop
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Thu

17

Nov

2016

Top 5 outerwear pieces for men...

After lots of fabulous menswear shopping sessions, I have to share some great outerwear that's on the High Street right now. Along with shoes, outerwear is a super important piece for men to invest in - it's the main piece see through the winter season! 

 

Sandro mens parka
Khaki fur lined short length parka from Sandro.
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Thu

03

Nov

2016

My top 5 AW pieces from today's personal shop.......

Coast velvet top
Gorgeous velvet off the shoulder top from COAST with lovely chiffon layer that dips at the back
Banana Republic blanket scarf
Gorgeous colour block blanket scarf from BANANA REPUBLIC.
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Sat

29

Oct

2016

Fabulous Bright Blue dress from Banana Republic

A great 'desk to dinner' dress for autumn winter and an easy way to inject some colour into your work wardrobe!

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Thu

29

Sep

2016

Gorgeous pieces to wear when you're pregnant and beyond (not specific maternity wear!)

On a recent personal shopping session my brief was to find a gorgeous maternity wardrobe that ideally didn't include specific 'maternity wear', so the items could be worn after having the baby too. Here are a few favourites from the day.........

 

A fabulous knitted dress with midi length fitted skirt and blouson top to allow for a bump! Comes in Deep red and navy. JIGSAW

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Fri

05

Aug

2016

Fabulous new season wardrobe staples have hit the High Street....

Even though most of us are still waiting for summer to appear (grrr!), the shops are already gearing up for that transitional time to take us into autumn. It's my absolute favourite time of year when I can start getting the layers on! It may feel a bit premature, but if you do fancy investing in a few items that can be worn now and take you through to autumn winter, then these are a few staples that will see you through.......all found on personal shopping session this week at Westfield London.

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Mon

06

Jun

2016

Favourite menswear finds at Selfridges........

Boss blazer
A great smart/casual jersey blazer with cuff detail by Boss
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Fri

08

May

2015

Perfect Summer Day to Evening Tops......

Zara Green V Neck Top
Zara Green V Neck Top
Reiss Silk Print Blouse
Reiss Silk Print Blouse
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Wed

15

Apr

2015

Fabulous Spring 15 Pieces.....

Sandro layered jumper over shirt
Sandro layered jumper over shirt
Michael Kors Smocked Dress
Michael Kors Smocked Dress
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Sun

01

Feb

2015

Rose Theatre Fashion Show

Rose Theatre SS15 Fashion Show Outfits
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Download the full list of items seen at my latest fashion show, held on Thursday 29th January at the Rose Theatre in Kingston.  

Don't forget to use your discount vouchers from your goody bag!

Thu

13

Nov

2014

Luxurious Knitwear.......

Mint Velvet Ecru Textured Jumper & Cardigan
Mint Velvet Ecru Textured Jumper & Cardigan
Massimo Dutti Diagonal Weave Jumper
Massimo Dutti Diagonal Weave Jumper
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Tue

11

Nov

2014

A Gorgeous Little Black Dress!

A fabulously flattering little black dress from Monsoon
A fabulously flattering little black dress from Monsoon
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Fri

17

Oct

2014

Favourite Autumn Wardrobe Updates

Zara Grey Gathered Side Top
Stunning Gathered Side Top From Zara
Cos printed skirt
Gorgeous printed drape pocket skirt from Cos
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Wed

10

Sep

2014

Fab Floral Pencil Skirt

Oasis Floral Printed Pencil Skirt
Oasis Floral Pencil Skirt
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Wed

27

Aug

2014

My Favourite Culottes on the High Street

Miss Selfridge black culottes
Miss Selfridge
New Look
New Look
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Wed

06

Aug

2014

Culottes for now and into AW14.....

Asos pleated culottes
Fabulous pleated culottes from Asos
Sisters by Sibling culottes
AW14 catwalk collection - Sisters by Sibling
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Tue

22

Jul

2014

Gorgeous Embellished Kimono........

River Island Yellow Embellished Kimono
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Thu

10

Jul

2014

Autumn/Winter 2014 Trend - Fringing

I'm loving the fabulous fringing trend that emerged from the AW14 catwalks! Seen in ribbon, leather and silk and across skirts, dresses, tops and accessories! I know what my statement bag is going to be this winter!

 

Catwalk Inspiration..................

 

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Tue

24

Jun

2014

Smart Work Wear Tops.........

Do you feel like your work wardrobe needs refreshing? Check out these fabulous smart work wear tops found on recent personal shopping trips - some are even in the sale!

 

French Connection crepe top
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Tue

15

Apr

2014

Spring Summer Wardrobe Updates

Aldo Floral Necklace
Yellow shift dress Warehouse
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Sun

23

Mar

2014

Fabulous Spring Pieces

Oasis Palm Print Skater Skirt
River Island Collared Shift Dress
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Thu

20

Mar

2014

Spring/Summer 2014 Must-haves

Style-Bureau
Spring/Summer Must-haves

Key Pieces To Take You Into Spring

Click to see where to buy:

 

1.   Pastel colour jacket

2.   Slogan tee

3.   Bright structured bag

4.   Sheer top

5.   Pleated skirt

6.   Smart sweatshirt

7.   Printed jeans/trousers

8.   Bomber jacket

9.   Peep toe boots

10. Floral statement necklace

 
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Wed

19

Mar

2014

Fabulous High Street Finds For SS14

H&M full skirt
Topshop yellow gingham blouse
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Thu

13

Mar

2014

Spring Wardrobe Updates

Here are a few of my favourite items from my last few personal shopping trips. Grab yourself a gorgeous new spring coat or some soft formal joggers to freshen up your wardrobe for spring!

 

Zara yellow and taupe patterned coat
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Sat

08

Mar

2014

Bold Colour & Spring Prints

The sunshine has arrived and the high Street is hotting up! Here's a few fabulous finds from this week's personal shopping trips - brace yourself for some bold colour and print!

Yellow Blouse Zara
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