My Summer Icon

DSCN2712

White hot beach sand. My summer icon. Weekend trips to the beach in flip flops and excessive heat. An icon which should come with a warning label. Blaring hot sun. Endless days that turn into endless weeks of temperatures in the 35 degree to 45 degree range.

Read More

7 Shoe Shopping Tips for Wide Feet

Suede Shoes

Narrow. Slim. Small. These words have never been used to describe my feet. If I were living in the early part of the 20th century, my feet would have been very out-of-vogue. Ultra feminine, small, narrow feet were the trend of the day and larger-footed women were deemed peasant like. I grew up on a farm. Does that make me a modern day peasant?

Read More

42 Things I Learnt From Watching The Fashion Collection

I am not usually one for purchasing boxset movies, but I couldn’t resist The Fashion Collection. Four fabulous documentaries that give you an insight into the wonderful world of fashion. Dior and I, About Face, The September Issue, and Jeremy Scott The Peoples Designer.

Read More

My First Chanel Bag: When Luxury Dreams and Reality Collide

Chanel

I had dreamt of this moment since I was a teenager – purchasing my first Chanel bag. This dream was about to become part of my real life ‘editorial story’ in September of 2014. I had been working as an expat in London for a couple of years and finally saved enough money to plunge into the luxury handbag world.

Read More

My Old-fashioned Laundry Habit

I love wearing beautiful clothes as much as I love doing laundry, especially what some might consider the onerous act of hand-washing. Both require dedication, time and effort. Both seem inherent in my fashion DNA.

Read More

Moods & Memories: A Special Top to Brighten My Day

I love how clothes and colours affect your mood. Orange. So bright and radiant, bound to lift any melancholic mind. And I love the way that clothes you buy in special places become special in themselves, snapshots of time seared and locked in your happiness memory bank.

Read More

My Daily Dose of Green

You don’t always need to eat mountains of kale, or spinach or broccoli to get your daily dose of greens. Just head outside and soak up the inedible type of greens, the greens in your garden. Or slip on a gorgeous green dress like this one called Layla.

Read More

Bomber Jacket Dilemma: To Wear or Not To Wear?

It was love at first sight when I met this 1990s Escada bomber in February 2016. My eyes were immediately drawn to the rich vibrant red, green, blue, purple, and pink ribbon. But now I’m not so sure.

Read More

Geese in Flight: A Spring Skirt & My Wanderlust Heart

I love my BOB By Dawn O’Porter skirt which I purchased in England last spring. Its called The Jane – Geese in Flight and speaks to my wanderlust, free-as-a-bird spirit. Just ask my family and friends. I am happiest when free to spread my imaginary wings and fly where ever I fancy.

Read More

Stilettos or Flats?

I love both flats and stilettos. Its just that stiletto heels hurt. Well at least for me they do therefore I am probably a bit biased towards flats. Comfort over pain. And so I really believe there is a time and place for stilettos and flats alike.

Read More