Sunday 29th March 2020

Tag: beauty


How to get free sh*t without really trying!

There’s no such thing as a free lunch – or is there? There is an absolute tonne of free stuff out there for you to get your hands on if you know where to look. And since the rise of smart phones and social media, getting your hands on freebies is even easier. Once you’re…


Denim dreams: why jeans aren’t just for ‘peasants’

Through hipsters’ wardrobes and high-street trend-following, double denim has crept its way back to everyone’s consciousness. One prominent women’s fashion magazine recently ascertained readers that triple denim is OK, as long as you limit at least two pieces to accessories. So here I am waving my fist at the imaginary fashion overlords, cursing the fact…

Red Hair

Cutting costs: the ongoing expense of keeping a hairstyle

Hair is an ongoing expense in most people’s lives. If you have it you need to take care of it and make it ever more beautiful, or at least maintain it. If you don’t have it, you often feel you need to compensate.  It’s a double-edged sword. My tale starts in 1995, when I stopped…


How to follow this season’s look without looking crazy

Spring/Summer 2016 has so far given us a multitude of playful, sunshine-and-the-smell-of-hay filled looks. Let’s start with the hippy/farmgirl look as seen at Gucci, Etro, Alberta Ferretti and Philosophy di Lorenzo Serafini. Put on a prairie dress and be ethereal, serene and at peace with the world (see also: frills, ruffles, lingerie, Boho). But how…

Red Shoes

It all started with a pair of shoes

Like all children, I hated those soft packages you get at Christmas. My mum mostly picked out my clothes with varying success until I was around 12. But against some odds, in 2004, I found myself in London for the first time, enrolled on the foundation course at London College of Fashion. Sadly, I must…


Nine ways to succeed at shopping in the sales

Keep an open mind. Never, ever, ever go into a sale with a specific idea of what you want. Unless you know the item you really, really want. In which case just go online now and order it. Sales are for treasure hunting, for items you may have missed at full price, and sometimes for…



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