Make-up: when red lips are too much…

Every now and then I like to kid myself that I’m a hard-nosed business-woman.  The truth is I work in publishing, which isn’t exactly hedge-funding in the city.  However, the fact remains that I do need to look professional and…

Shopping: Go Indie

There’s not much I like more than finding a new independent shop – whether it’s clothes, home stuff, second hand or stationery – I love the thought that I’ve bought something that lots of other people won’t have. I’m a…

Book review: Wearable Vintage Fashion

Although most of my reading these days is done on my trusty Kindle, I still have a penchant for illustrated coffee-table type books, particularly those about clothes. It’s hard/dull to read about fashion without colour images – as good as…

Vintage style: beautiful dresses on a budget

It finally happened, after years of waiting and appearing in public in dubious outfits, ranging from Madonna to Medusa (complete with plastic snakes), someone I know had a 50s themed party. The best part of this event for me I’m…

How to: Playing tailor

I am a classic pear. (damn my baby-bearing hips) My hips are massively disproportionate to my waist and it makes my love for playsuits an unrequited one. Every time I go shopping I pick up a lovely dress only to…

Bake: Drizzly Bank Holiday Monday

Today was a pretty drizzly bank holiday Monday, so I made lemon drizzle cake – geddit?! This is a recipe from a book my nan gave me – ‘Grandma’s Best Recipes’. And it is yum, yum, YUM. To make this…