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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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LIP SERVICE

In my last article,”These Feet Were Made For Walking”, I wrote about the seasons nail colour. I want to also tell you about the colour of a lipstick which I found that works very nicely with it. The colour is BELIZE by Laura Mercier. It may not suit all very fair skins but it will…

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How to use Fashion Magazines

For most of us, looking at fashion magazines and thinking about how to apply what they show and talk about to our own style is more likely to drain confidence than build it. Unsurprisingly, I read a lot of fashion mags. But I don’t read them to keep up with the latest advice on how…

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THESE FEET WERE MADE FOR WALKING

Every summer I write about the importance of regular pedicures – and actually I don’t know why I limit it to the summer ! I know from speaking to a chiropodist and a pedicurist, that many women neglect their feet because their feet are rarely seen except in sandals and at holiday time. In summer…

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LOVELY LEGS

Most of us love summer but there is a downside, we have to ditch our opaque tights. There are very few women with perfect legs. Veins of all shapes and sizes and uneven skin tone afflict most of us after a certain age (and of course after childbirth). As someone whose career involves a lot…

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MAKE-UP MAKEOVER

“Its very strange to go around the stores in July and only find winter clothes”. How often I would hear clients say this to me. And now I can fully understand. In a private store like Wardrobe we had clothes for all seasons, but you did have to shop early not to experience disappointment of…

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