Matchy Matchy

Many designers do matching patterns as a way of spreading the cost of buying the fabric. The minimum orders required by some fabric companies then lead the designers of high street chains to say - what else would this look good in? - whereas high end designers generally do this on purpose. Have you ever been in a store and fallen in love with the fabric first, which then leads to ...

How Layering Can Double Your Wardrobe

How layering can double your wardrobe. I have layered clothes my entire life. In my twenties I did it as a fashion moment, in my thirties I decided I didn’t like my saddlebags, so I wore endless dresses over trousers,…

Which Summer Coat?

Women tend to be a coat lover or jacket lover. Some women love both, but in the summer a classic summer coat can be difficult to find. There is something fundamentally different about a summer coat. It feels more ‘special occasion’, saved for weddings and high holidays.