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SUMMER holiday SUGGESTIONS

  I think we can safely say that summer has arrived…in some places with serious heat. So now we need to start to think about putting away our heavier clothes which, often, do act as  camouflage for our bodies e.g. clothes in thicker fabrics, chunky sweaters, big coats and of course dark tights and boots. We can…

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DECADE DUMP

  In my last Blog I mentioned briefly the DECADE DUMP and now is a good time to elaborate on it more fully. It is about women (and men) reaching a big ‘O’ birthday and leaving behind or dumping things about themselves that, with small changes, will happily take them into a new decade. I believe…

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What goes around comes around… but not necessarily for you.

It’s about twenty five years ago when writing my first book, I asked many of my clients about how they disposed of clothes they no longer wanted to wear. The idea of buying new clothes as you ‘mature’ is very important for a number of reasons. Maybe your body has changed shape..you are still a…

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ANOTHER START

It is sometime since I wrote my Blog, despite receiving some very encouraging messages from my clients, asking me to continue with my tips and advice. My life has considerably changed without WARDROBE, a fashion store in London, which I had been nurturing for much more than half my life. I enjoyed my staff and…

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SUMMER IN THE CITY

  With a change of lifestyle and country and frequent trips back to the UK, putting together a summer wardrobe became a fruitless search.  I missed the past 40+ years where everything I needed was in my store. Now it’s about finding things in many different stores.  On my last trips back to London and…

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Big Coats Mean Business

Big coats really mean business this season. Open any newspaper or magazine and they are showing oversized coats on overpowered models. However I really like this look – proportioned well it should look sophisticated and edgy, in fact very modern. BUT there are pitfalls if you are not tall. Two things to look out for…

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Disability Doesn’t Mean Invisibility

As disabled friends have always been in my life I’m very aware of the problems that face them day to day. Both are very feminine women who feel they are now not able to indulge in their appearance the way they used to. One is in a wheelchair and tells me she becomes invisible as…

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Your Crowning Glory

I wrote recently about the invisiblity of women over a certain age and covered a couple of ideas that might be useful. However another thing I believe to be important I would like to share with you now. Hairstyles( and hair colour if appropriate) are very important to getting a total look that will give…

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Always Fit For Business

More and more articles are now written about dressing for business.. I cannot believe the sort of garments being shown in the media as suitable for work and I wonder if the journalists really understand office politics. Having spent 40 years dressing women for all careers I want to give a few simple tips that…

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To Keep Or Not To Keep……That Is The Question

This time of year I start to think about putting my winter clothes away and protecting them from hungry moths. Moths have become quite sophisticated now and I find that knitted silk and cashmere as well as wool are acceptable in their diet! Before deciding how I will store my favourite pieces I must decide…

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