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November 29, 2015

Awards have become an annual highlight in the British fashion calendar.

The British Fashion Awards in particular are in top spot.  There’s something about trophies that warm the cockles of people’s hearts, or maybe they sometimes burn them out.  Perhaps it’s to do with...

November 6, 2015

It’s no secret that London girls wear black.

Black is so practical for the tube, the weather, the work dress code.  It’s so flattering on so many – not all, but even those who won’t admit it’s not their best shade, mix it in.

Black can make most other things work, black...

October 21, 2015

Crazy not to share.

London Fashion Week must seem an age away for anyone still on the Milan/Paris/post New York treadmill.  Too many lattes and not enough shut eye must surely make a dull read for any devoted fans.  Most of the journalists, after all, get back and file...

September 23, 2015

Digital platforms are growing beyond expectation.

It’s not news that the High Street is no longer the hub of activity that it used to be.

Instagram (loving it) and Twitter (not got to that so seriously yet) are now an essential part of the fashion industry’s publicity ma...

September 8, 2015

It’s a complete no brainer, muscles only. 

Everyone knows that the secret to good dressing, apart from a bit of imagination, is to accessorise.  Jewellery always does the trick, albeit that Zara necklace so jauntily flaunted by the Duchess of Cambridge to top off a Rola...

August 25, 2015

Blogosphere Geography

Internet too hot to handle?  Purse in need of lightening?  Look no further.

In case the jungle of internet sources for ways to lighten your purse is overwhelming, consider aligning your campaign to include sample sales and the advice of the ran...

August 18, 2015

It’s sometimes really difficult to live in London.  Tube strikes, crazy property prices, endless competition to be fashionable, attractive, on time and Thoroughly Interesting.

But if you’re going to stick it out, the payoff in culture is astounding.  It’s absolutely nec...

July 8, 2015

Sailing through the sales takes some doing.

The new season, while only just starting in ‘scattered showers’ and ‘sunny intervals’ as usual, is already ‘last season’.  The wellspring of items reduced to make way for new stock is already almost over.

This is the irony of t...

June 17, 2015

Colour Up

Colour is something of which the average Brit male may be afraid.  Very afraid.

But LC:M, the biannual London menswear offering, has exhibited its usual stunning mix of striking cuts and vibrant creativity.  While the weather holds, the mood is lifted and seems...

May 26, 2015

Invest in a Leopard Coat.  Really.

The point is, it’s less Bet Lynch than Bet You Could Go Anywhere In That.  Animal print is a total classic on the catwalk and, more importantly, off it.

One of my great fashion heroines, Charlotte Dellal, certainly makes...