Fab At Forty & Beyond

Age is no barrier to looking stylish and attractive Nigella Lawson, Cate Blanchett, Halle Berry and Michelle Pfeiffer are living proof that style and beauty are not just the prerogative of the young. There is absolutely no reason why a woman in her forties, fifties, sixties and beyond cannot look attractive and stylish. But, whereas the young may manage to pull off some dubi...
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Dress Your Best

Everyone can look fabulous, regardless of age, shape or size. You just need to understand what works for YOU. Learn how to dress in the way that flatters your shape, scale and proportions in a friendly, supportive environment. We will cover: Your body shape and what it means for the way you. Your proportions – How to create the illusion of being perfectly proportion...
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Best Dressed Wedding Guest

Were you, like me, glued to the screen watching the royal wedding? I loved the simplicity and elegance of Meghan’s  Givenchy wedding gown, topped off by that fabulous veil. It will be interesting to see how her choice influences bridal wear over the year ahead. Exciting though it was to see THE wedding gown though, it was actually checking out what the wedding guests were we...
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Summer Style

I love this time of year when the shops are awash with the new season colours and styles. Over the past month or so, I have been talking a lot about Summer Style -  on  BBC radio Solent, at Winchester Fashion Week and my own Seasonal Update events -  so I thought it would be useful to summarise some of the key trends for you on my blog. Pastels There are two broad colo...
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Seasonal Update (Morning)

You don't need to spend a fortune on new clothes this season; you can update your wardrobe with just a few key pieces.  Before you shop for your Spring/Summer wardrobe, please join me for a fun, informal preview of the key trends and "must haves". To help you make the best choices, my Seasonal Update will include:   A presentation on the latest styles, how...
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The Art of Layering

The shops may be awash with Spring/Summer styles but it’s still be distinctly chilly out there so, if you’re going to splash out on new season styles now, you’ll definitely need to add some layers for warmth. In fact, given the unpredictability of the great British climate, layering is a sensible way of adjusting to changing temperatures year-round. After all, how many d...
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My Personal Style – Catherine Turness

I am delighted that Catherine Turness, has agreed to tell us about her personal style. Catherine is Executive Director at Winchester  Business Improvement District (BID) and leads a team that delivers multifaceted projects on behalf of 750 diverse businesses.  One of these projects is Winchester Fashion Week (16th - 21st April). Catherine was the Winner of the 2016 Women in...
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Dress Your Best

Everyone can look fabulous, regardless of age, shape or size. You just need to understand what works for YOU. Learn how to dress in the way that flatters your shape, scale and proportions in a friendly, supportive environment. We will cover: Your body shape and what it means for the way you. Your proportions – How to create the illusion of being perfectly proportion...
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Ten Style Tips for Midsters

I am often asked what the “rules” are for dressing post fifty. The first thing to say is that we should be able to wear what we like so I really don’t think it’s appropriate to be too prescriptive. However, I know that when some women reach middle age they lose confidence in their own ability to judge what does and doesn’t suit them. Many tell me they dread looking like “mu...
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Dress Your Best

We all come in different shapes and sizes and we can all look great! Learn how to dress in the way that flatters your shape, scale and proportions in a friendly, supportive environment. We will cover: Your body shape and what it means for the way you. Your proportions – How to create the illusion of being perfectly proportioned. Your best styles of dress, skirt, t...
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Dress Your Best

We all come in different shapes and sizes and we can all look great! Learn how to dress in the way that flatters your shape, scale and proportions in a friendly, supportive environment. We will cover: Your body shape and what it means for the way you. Your proportions – How to create the illusion of being perfectly proportioned. Your best styles of dress, skirt,...
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Update Your Autumn-Winter Wardrobe

  October is a great time to go shopping for your Autumn- Winter wardrobe. You don’t need to spend a fortune though -  a few well-chosen pieces will give your wardrobe an instant update. Colour This season’s key colour is red.  This is a confident, sexy colour that will get you noticed so make sure you get the right shade for you. If you have warm undertones opt f...
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Creating Your Capsule Wardrobe

I'm delighted to have been asked to give a talk and demonstration at the lovely Hotel Du Vin as part of Winchester Fashion Week. In Creating Your Capsule Wardrobe I will show you how to build a flexible, stylish capsule wardrobe of clothes you'll look and feel fabulous in. I will cover: Some of the key colours and styles which will work for you. How to mix matc...
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Key Trends for Spring-Summer 2017

Just about anything goes this Spring-Summer! There are stripes, florals, sheers, ruffles galore, floaty tops, cinched in waists, wide- and narrow-leg trousers - you name it, it's out there! Given this vast array of choice, for this post, I've decided to confine myself to looking at a few key colours and sleeves, which are a real feature this season. Key Colours There’s an...
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Want to Look Perfectly Proportioned?

To dress well, it’s important to understand your shape, but it’s equally important to understand your proportions and whether you are high- or low - waisted as this have a strong bearing on the length of skirts and tops that will be most flattering on you. Broadly speaking, if you have balanced proportions you will measure the same from the top of your head to your leg break...
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An Evening of Shopping And Style!

I am once again delighted to invite you to an exclusive fashion show and shopping evening that I am hosting at Hobbs in Winchester. The Hobbs staff will be modelling their latest collections and you will have the opportunity to purchase everything at 20% discount.    Do please join me for:   A relaxing look at the gorgeous new season Hobbs range. Impar...
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Dress Your Best – Whatever Your Shape and Size!

Learn how to dress in the way that flatters your shape, scale and proportions in a friendly, supportive environment. We will cover: Your bodyshape – Oval, full hourglass, neat hourglass, rectangle, triangle, inverted triangle – which are you and what does it mean for the way you dress? Your proportions – How to create the illusion of being perfectly proportioned. You...
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Creating That Elusive Capsule Wardrobe

What  is a Capsule Wardrobe? It seems that stylists and fashion editors are always selling the idea of a capsule wardrobe and most of us think we'd love to have one – but what exactly is it and how do we put one together? In my view, a capsule wardrobe is a limited collection of versatile, interchangeable pieces that will create perfect outfits for any occasion. To be suc...
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