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May 30th, 2017 Fashion, Inspiration, Kirstie Smillie Kirstie 3 min read

A few weeks ago, I invited my friend Sally to travel back to the 70’s with me, to try out the fiddly craft of Macrame at an event put on by Anthropologie in Guildford. Not knowing what to expect, we turned up to a table prepared with hoops and cut lengths of rope, ready to create. Sitting upstairs, in the middle of the shop we…

Always a classic

May 18th, 2017 Fashion, Inspiration, Kirstie Smillie Kirstie 4 min read

I read an article the other day that got me thinking. Francesca Segal wrote in the Sunday Times’s Style magazines about her experiences with moths (Tineola bisselliella, apparently!) and the larvae that silently worked their way through her clothes, nibbling indiscriminating through her high street and designer garments. She had to bag up nearly all her belongings and start again. Only when she started to…

Bring on the bronzers..and skirts

May 3rd, 2017 Fashion, Inspiration, Kirstie Smillie Kirstie 5 min read

I love Jigsaw’s monthly emails ‘What to Wear in…’ series. Each month, if you are signed up for their newsletter, they select a suitable wardrobe depending on the time of year, seasonal events and the weather. For May (see here)  they are concentrating on a trip to Tuscany, with silks and linens. Obviously Britain’s changeable temperatures mean we can’t move too swiftly into lightweight fabrics…

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