It took a plumber’s leak

Sep 7th, 2017 Fashion, Inspiration, Kirstie Smillie Kirstie 4 min read

It took a plumber’s leak in the attic this morning for me to empty out my whole wardrobe and really think about what I would put back in. And earlier this week, I was working with a client who, due to a tricky bedroom shape, brought all of her clothes (from wardrobe and drawers) downstairs for a serious edit. We probably removed about three quarters…

Beware of sleeves in your soup!

Feb 16th, 2017 Fashion, Inspiration, Kirstie Smillie Kirstie 2 min read

Trends come and go, and some look great but are so damned annoying! Elasticated off shoulder has that element as every time you move your arms forwards or upwards, the neckline springs off! Flared and bell sleeves are also problematic! Washing hands, cooking and eating become messy unless you have the cycling equivalent of ankle clips for your wrists. So choose carefully… You have been…

Always a Maxi Moment

Jun 13th, 2016 Fashion Kirstie 7 min read

..and I’m talking the long ankle length swish of fabric not a surprise trampoline accident – which apparently is making a big noise in exercise classes – not for me! I find the lure towards longer skirts an easier option on warmer days as shoes are always the issue. Yes, midi skirts look fab with a block heeled ankle boot or a wedge but in…