Not long till publication! Know Your Style: Mix It, Match It, Love it

I can’t quite believe I’ve written one book, let alone two. And yet a package arrived last week that confirmed it. There was Know Your Style, the follow-up to Style Forever . My publisher Hardie Grant was so pleased with the first book they asked me to write another one. This time around the aim was to talk lessRead more

An interview with Ruth Chapman of matchesfashion.com

Ruth Chapman is the co-founder of British retail brand and online boutique matchesfashion.com , a company that’s been in the news recently for releasing its financial reports for the first time. I interviewed Ruth for Style Forever , we had a lovely chat over lunch at the matchesfashion.com town house and she really is wonderful and charming and the kindRead more

Style inspiration: Shirin Guild in Archivist magazine

I’ve never really been one for voluminous, cross-cultural dressing –  the kind of thing you find at the back of the third floor at Liberty – but this wonderful Shirin Guild shoot for Archivist magazine feels incredibly modern. Featuring clothes from the designer’s personal archive (modelled by Vivien Solari), it feels so right just now.Read more

Ageless Style: Winser London’s winning formula

Kim Winser is onto a winning formula. I knew that when the founder and CEO of Winser London talked me through her inaugural online collection  three years ago . These are timeless, ageless, infinitely wearable clothes that grown-up women want. Now with bricks and mortar stores in the UK, in California and plans for one in London, 57-year-old Winser is celebrating the third birthday ofRead more

Which Style Tribe are you?

One of my favourite chapters in Style Forever is the one on Grown-up Style Tribes. I’m not sure whether that’s because it’s the last chapter I wrote and I was demob happy, or because I enjoyed writing it so much. I’ve always been interested in tribes and the way people dress, and while grownup style is individual,Read more

More ways to wear khaki green

  I’ve gone khaki crazy. Or is it olive, forest, army green? Some people are calling it ‘herb’ but that’s a bit lazy – which one? It’s definitely more parsley than sage. The many shades of military are a good way to manouevre into autumn. This is the new neutral. The colour of the season,Read more

The essential jumpsuit: perfect for travel

Winston Churchill had a pinstriped jumpsuit, who knew? During the Second World war, for comfort and practicality, the prime minister had several bespoke boiler suits made, including a bottle green velvet number, by Turnbull & Asser . Nice one, Winnie. I learned all about Siren Suits at the Fashion on the Ration exhibition at the Imperial War Museum (until 31 August 2015). The wartimeRead more

Getting married over 40

  Not 40 yet but definitely a future FABster, Solange Knowles. Photo: People.com I’m still here, awaiting the move. In the meantime, I’ve written a piece for the Guardian on the modern, fuss-free bride – and getting married over-40. Here’s the LINK . And here are some inspirational brides: Kate Moss in Thea Porter at herRead more

Ines de la Fressange for Uniqlo 2015

  And now for some more Parisian Chic. Ines de la Fressange’s latest collection for Uniqlo est arrivé. Here are a few of my favourite bits and pieces (still available online at the time of writing). I should have blogged about this yesterday – one of my favourite items the 3/4 sleeve pocketed shirt has practically sold out –Read more

The Loulou de la Falaise book

  All that extreme reading and writing about style , last year, left me feeling a bit ‘fashioned out’. Then along came the fabulous Loulou de la Falaise monograph by Ariel de Ravenel and Natasha Fraser-Cavassoni. Published by Rizzoli, it’s a beautiful coffee table book filled with over 400 wonderful photographs of the Yves Saint Laurent accessories designerRead more