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Woodie & Morris Live On

Apr 17th, 2016 Printed Articles Kirstie 1 min read

The thing I love about boutiques is the lack of choice! It may sound a little strange but with less options, you see just what you are looking for without the visual over load ….. Vantage Point Magazine

Time for Toes

Apr 9th, 2016 Fashion Kirstie 5 min read

…and I with not very attractive lower digits, need to work harder than most! So I booked myself in for a pedicure at Rare in Godalming, Surrey. I have passed the chic white and grey frontage on countless occasions intending to make a visit. I think I am a bit picky with beauty salons, the first impressions mean a lot as I want to feel at ease…

Creative Old to New

Apr 3rd, 2016 Fashion, Inspiration Kirstie 1 min read

Think about it – you probably have a handful of dresses that you once loved and even though they will never fit or are maybe too worn in places, you just can’t let go. So plan B is to make it into another loved item. A sumptuous cushion comes to mind and as with this Monsoon dress which a friend had once loved, I made…

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Fashion at Any Age

Mar 24th, 2016 Printed Articles Kirstie 1 min read

What’s inspiring about fashion now is that you can really wear whatever you like. Slim, skinny, wide, loose or oversized, in colours that lift your mood and shapes that flatter you… Vantage Point Magazine

Ditsy Blooms

Mar 22nd, 2016 Fashion Kirstie 3 min read

As Spring is in the air and tiny buds are appearing it’s time to unveil a hint of growth, sprigs more than full grown blooms. At this time of year I bring out my Guess cotton shirt, with its delicate ditsy blooms. Small detailed prints have a vintage feel, perfect for now and less showy than big and bold which will be perfect for high…

Hour to Spare

Mar 17th, 2016 Inspiration Kirstie 1 min read

Ok, I had an hour to spare between drop off and pick up for dance class – too far to get home, so I headed to Sainsbury’s. I had a few essentials on my list, but the thought a slow wander around the fashion and homes department seemed as good as any. In fact, having a leisurely look around was very enjoyable, and quiet as…

What’s your Uniform?

Mar 13th, 2016 Fashion Kirstie 3 min read

“Fashion is sometimes characterised as being about conformity, an industry intent on persuading the individual to buy an endless series of uniforms from one season to the next.” Wrote Justine Picardie, Editor-in-Chief of Harper’s Bazaar, back in 2013 (an article I kept for future interest) The fashion of the season may be telling us all to buy yellow jumpsuits, but we all tend to have…

Time for Fake

Mar 6th, 2016 Inspiration Kirstie 1 min read

Last week a friend bought a lovely gift of flowers and we discussed the dipped dyed petals, something that usually neither of us would choose but as you can see there is something magical in the results. The lilies opened yesterday to reveal a gorgeous orange and pink burst contrasting with the blue. Very fake but beautiful in its own right. It made me think that fake…

Enough Stuff

Feb 29th, 2016 Inspiration Kirstie 1 min read

I seem to be collating a lot of information on stuff. Too much of it and how to deal with it. India Knight wrote in the Sunday Times, a few weeks ago, about Ikea’s change of direction to a ‘more circular’ e.g. recycling business. India then continued with how she found huge shopping centres over powering with too much choice, ” I don’t want to…

Make Way for Wide

Feb 22nd, 2016 Fashion Kirstie 3 min read

I’m a little bit more than excited that wide leg trousers are emerging again. I know they’re not everyone’s cup of cha, but having just watched Top Shop’s Autumn/Winter ’16 catwalk show, they are certainly staying around for next season too. Celebrity model Karlie Kloss was snapped in her grey version, aptly worn with a cropped, show the waistline, sweater. Zara do wide extremely well…