Women in every country have their own style and the one that French women have we are often keen to follow, but how? Nowadays there are plenty of shops on our High streets that bear French names, like
Winter is almost over (well, I want to hope so!), so why would I want to write about cashmere? Well, because Banjo & Matilda kept me stylishly warm all winter but they also
Summer is not that far away and smart girls are already planning their holidays. And what is one of the most important items for the summer vacation, apart from the sunscreen? You guessed it,
Recently I received a lovely e-mail from Astley Clarke, an online boutique that sells all kinds of beautiful gems, which had ’10 golden things everyone should know about designer jewellery’
Most of us, be it a man or a woman, follow fashion. Some do it in passing, others take it seriously. I am somewhere in the middle, i.e. I pay attention to what is going on the fashion scene but don’t
I never thought it would come to this. I wore leggings when I was a young girl with a long ponytail. It was easy to throw them on plus a t-shirt and go play with my girlfriends in the playground. Then I went to Uni, grew up-well, kind of- started working and the issue of leggings wasn’t on my mind at all. Then they came into fashion, and everyone seems to be wearing them now: young and old, girls and boys, leggy beauties and women who really shouldn’t….I resisted. I ignored it. I rolled my eyes and then… I gave in. With a t-shirt, with a long sweater, with a dress, with a skirt, with a blazer-it is a very versatile trend.
Not that it is easy to find a good pair of leggings. I went to the usual haunts of H&M, Topshop, Zara-no luck, and I mean NO luck. I saw some cool looking ones at Selfridges by Les Chiffoniers but the prices started at £230. Come on!!! And then I stumbled into Uniqlo. And for under £30 I found them-a grey pair and a black pair with the lace edge. They are easy, comfortably soft and make me feel good. I also, thanks to a friend of mine who is a stylist, have a ‘going out’ pair of Noir leggings. They were much pricier-I still feel guilty thinking about it!!-but they are very hard to resist-black, stretchy, kind of looking like jodhpurs and very cool. They pull a look together very effortlessly and make me feel like a womanly girl.
One last thought-I recently saw Victoria Beckham wearing a pair of her own design, with the zippers at the back. Now, where can I find a pair like that, at a fraction of a price? If you know, let me know….