Heading to a summer wedding? Here's the style dos and don'ts to keep you on the sartorial straight:
Thursday, 28 May 2015
Tuesday, 19 May 2015
The secret to perfect at-home manis every time? I think I have found it.
Last year I ditched my gel manicures in favour of at-home DIY polish jobs. It's an expensive habit, and my fortnightly visits to the nail bar were bankrupting me. However, I really couldn't stand painting my nails at home - I am an impatient Aries and waiting for varnish to dry is pet hate! To cut the chase - my colleague at the time (hi Alexia!) had amazing nails. She'd turn up at work with fresh manicure every other day and most impressively she shared that she painted her nails in the morning before heading to the office. Her secret? A quick drying top coat. I've tried a few so-so quick dry products in the past, but Alexia's recommendation - OPI Rapidry Top Coat really works. I'm talking 10 min drying time max. The only downside is that manicures don't last more than 3 days before they start to chip. But if you're in a hurry, this product is the dream!
Tuesday, 12 May 2015
With a wardrobe dominated by a palette of black, white, navy, grey and of course – stripes, colour is out of my comfort zone. So here’s something adventurous by my standards – a dose of cornflower blue.
Friday, 8 May 2015
Yep, another blog about Breton t-shirts. If my blog title wasn't a dead giveaway, I'm a sartorial francophile, and the humble stripe t-shirt is my all-time favourite wardrobe staple. If you're after a classic tee, my go-to is Saint James. If your wardrobe is already stocked with classic striped styles, here are 9 great Bretons with a twist on my wish list right now [although I already have number 4!]:
1. Tie-front, Topshop. 2. Printed, Chinti and Parker. 3. Multi Breton, Boden. 4. Multi Breton, Boden. 5. Sleeve detail, J.Crew. 6. Heart motif, Chinti and Parker. 7. Rose-print, Band of Outsiders. 8. Yellow, Iris and Ink. 9. Appliqué, Zara.
Tuesday, 5 May 2015
Highlights, dip-dying and all over bleach; you might think that the world of dye jobs ends there, but there's actually a wealth of options in the world of couture colour. Used expertly, hair colour can be used to contour your face like a good bronzer, highlight your best features and even make a fine head of hair appear to be a thick, lustrous mane. I'm speaking from experience, having had some really cool techniques applied to my locks by the Headmasters team. Here are some of the latest looks to ask your stylist for at your next appointment: