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It always seems somewhat premature to talk about autumn fashion when we’re not even in the middle of August. It seems that as soon as the schools break up, we’re all thinking about September and those “back to work” blues just around the corner, which means autumn is well and truly on its way. While...
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Whilst neutrals – think creams, browns, beige and tans – have been having a bit of a sartorial moment recently, prints have also been taking up shop fronts, magazine best buys and Instagram feeds too. From the perennially popular Breton stripe – always an enduring summer favourite – to the polka dot and millennial slogans,...
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While I’ve already attended one beautiful wedding this year far down in a scenic coastal town of Cornwall, we are without doubt entering into wedding season. With the long nights and warmer days, May, June and July are popular months in which to say I Do. What with the flowers, the cake, the food and...
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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 how our clients feel when...
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It’s funny seeing the new trends come around for each season. Sometimes they are familiar, reminiscent or nostalgic. Others may be a surprise or only appeal to a select few. The famous Breton Stripe always comes back year after year – it is not so much a trend now as a sartorial institution. It will...
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It’s always around this time of year that I start to think about autumn and the colder months that lie ahead. It’s not that I want to wish away the long, hazy summer nights or those sunshine-filled mornings and lazy Sunday afternoons spent in the garden, as I know when those colder months do approach and...
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Although as I type this, it has been raining for seven solid hours, the British wedding season is now in full bountiful swing. Whether 2017 is your year of weddings – we’ll all experience those, together with the corresponding hen dos – or you’re only planning to attend one or two evening receptions, the high...
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It may still be autumn, but my favourite season is heralding its appearance through a cold snap in the air. Breath is occasionally visible again on the clean, crisp morning air and cosy will once again be possible. Summer may be sunny and warm for a few days out of the year, but only in...
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I took a photograph of my shadow recently while in Ostia, the local beach near to Rome. I started to think about what shadows mean and wondered how I could develop a narrative around shadows and fabric, the reason why I was in Italy. I began with the following notes: ‘Am on an early train to...
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The little black dress is a must have for every female out there and one (or perhaps 10) LBD’s can always be found at the back of the wardrobe for a rainy day. With only 20 minutes in which to look and feel fabulous there is your old reliable friend, the safe and easy option which...
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