ONCE the Musical – Review

Once the musical

Sponsored by Nuffnang I’ve always loved the theatre and music (here’s a small fact you probably didn’t know about me, I played violin and viola in orchestras from the age of 10 to 18ish), and I’ve been around music and stages for a long time.  One of my favourite experiences was playing in the orchestra […]

Stylish Thoughts – Ruby’s Musings


Today I’m really excited to share the stylish thoughts of Sacremento, California (USA) blogger end participant in my Evolve Your Style program, Stephanie of Ruby’s Musings What is the secret to great style? Be true to who you are. Find what works for you, your life, your personality and do not be afraid to color […]

The Undertones of Colours


I sometimes describe colours as being really warm or only mid warm or even just a little warm and I’ve been asked to share some pictures so you can see the differences. In this picture I’ve taken three colours and moved them from the really warm through the mid warm, via a little bit warm […]

What I Wore: Frocktober Week 3 2014

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This week for Frocktober (raising money for the Ovarian Cancer Research Foundation please donate here) I wore: Well we had a super lovely spring day so out came a summer frock that I bought at the end of Autumn on sale, it’s not something I ever could have worn before the anti-boob-job that I had […]

How to Pick the Undertone of a Colour

Following on from my post the other day, here are some more examples of the differences between warm and cool undertones of colours. When picking undertones, you want to look at what the colour is made of, as if you were painting it, and think about what colours you’d mix together to create it.  If […]

Can Freckles Ever Be Cool?

Undertone and freckles

I have often heard that freckles are only found on warm people, not cool, but I’m here to bust that myth. In fact there are many cool people who have freckling and today I’m going to share with you a photo of a recent client who has cool colouring who is definitely freckled. Now here […]

How to Choose the Perfect Shape Neckline

How to Choose Necklines

I think about relationship between body shape and neckline shape (oval and round versus straight and sharp). Is there any dependence between this two factors? I think, that rounded somatypes need more rounded necklines and straight body shapes need more sharp or straight necklines. But what about body shape with both sharp and curved linen (e.g. […]

Stylish Thoughts – Bag and a Beret


I’m delighted to share the Stylish Thoughts of  Vancouver, Canada based blogger Melanie of  Bag and a Beret. What is the secret to great style? Acceptance of yourself. What is the one thing you wouldn’t spend a lot of money on? Clothes. I’m a thrifter and nothing beats the joy of paying almost nothing for […]

What I Wore: Frocktober Week 2 2014

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Floral necklace and coat for a trip to the theater, the premiere of Once, the musical (I’m writing a review which I will publish next week). I was challenged to white on white.  If you make a donation you too can give me a Frocktober Style Challenge!  Just leave it in the comments when you […]

How to UpScale your Jewellery Without it Overwhelming Your Features

I suppose I’m “of a certain age” in some circles at least – look young 40s but I’m actually mid 50s – and the jewelry thing has me stymied. I have delicate features and small bones, so need smallish jewelry. Chunky or large things are just completely out of scale on me! I no longer […]