Fashion

What to wear to an off-season wedding

As we start to say hello to the colder and more temperamental climes of autumn, it got me thinking about outfits; and more specifically, outfits when it comes to a special occasion. September remains a popular month for weddings. Having just returned from one myself with another few already booked...
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Autumn’s Coming: The Knitwear Edit

While our thoughts are inadvertently turning to autumn, we’re in that transitional period where the seasons are shifting. It feels like summer is passing and autumn is encroaching – the sun is still shining but the leaves are starting to turn. There is a nip in the air first thing...
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Three Autumn Trends

As I type this, the rain is falling heavily outside my bedroom window and the wind is blustering around the trees. I can see the leaves turning rich browns and the conkers growing ever more rotund. It is hard then not to think about the new season and the cosy...
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The Floral Print

When you ask people some of their favourite prints to wear when it comes to fashion, I think florals – both bold and ditsy – would be a popular choice. From the vibrant, big florals of the 60s, to the vintage florals of the 70s, and the smaller subtle prints...
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3 Timeless Trends: Fashion Must Haves

Timeless trends aren’t often something we associate with the younger generation wearing. Timelessness suggests something that has been around for a long time and so naturally we think of older generations – the ‘make do and mend’ era, where fashion wasn’t about consumerism, bad quality or how much you could...
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Shopping In The Slow Fashion Lane

Having just returned from another car boot sale – a bit of a Sunday morning ritual – it got me thinking how popular these have become during the summer months. Car boot sales, much like charity shops and thrift fairs, have grown tremendously in popularity in the last few years....
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My Semple Story

I find it so easy to sit with our clients and help design them a Semple dress and yet when it came to designing my own, I went blank! I suddenly felt this flush of pressure to design THE ‘perfect dress’ but then it dawned on me that this is...
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Workwear inspired by vintage style icons

Women’s workwear is a rather monotonous affair. Often mimicking mens silhouettes: boxy and boring, further described using words such as dull and colourless. Women’s work-dress, however, should not have to consist of such unvaried and unimaginative options. There are a multitude of other options that can create a contrastingly varied...
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4 Summer Trends to Try Now

It only feels like yesterday when we were considering the trends for spring and getting excited for the warmer days that lay ahead, and now here we are with the summer solstice marking the welcoming start of the season with its wonderfully long days, warmer evenings and sunny mornings. Naturally,...
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A Personal Wardrobe

When it comes to our wardrobes, we all have our favourite items. Those pieces that are fail-safe. That we know look good and that we can just throw on. We may have had them for years, or they may be a recent investment. It could be as simple as a...
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