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1940s fashion

The Real and the Inspired By – 1940s Fashion


Wednesday, August 10, 2016

The slogan “If you don’t need it, don’t buy it!” may well have been familiar to a woman living in 1940s wartime Britain; a time polar to the opulence of my beloved 18th Century and yet a period that still holds an enormous sway over my own personal sense of style. The real 1940s fashion decade ...

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silk dress

Silk dress with Bold print


Thursday, June 30, 2016

Those of you whose skin is as pale as alabaster or as marble-like as a vampire from Twilight, will surely appreciate my dislike of the heat that Summer days bring, as well as the damaging consequences to skin of spending time in the sun. Unless you only come out at night, such things as the ...

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17th century fashion

Wilanow for Young Talents – Fashion at the Court of King Jan III Sobieski exhibition


Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Wilanow for Young Talents - Fashion at the Court of King Jan III Sobieski exhibition! I feel incredibly privileged to have been invited to the opening of this new exhibition at Warsaw’s beautiful Wilanow Palace and for me to say this, you can be sure that it truly was something spectacular. Not just to have been ...

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A brief history of the T-shirt.


Friday, May 20, 2016

“I've always thought of the T-shirt as the Alpha and Omega of the fashion alphabet.” Giorgio Armani It’s commonplace in every wardrobe, it’s sighted in every city, on every continent and though I hope to the contraire, you may possibly be wearing one now as you read my post. Yet I wonder, have you have ever ...

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Think Pink

Think pink!


Monday, April 18, 2016

“Think pink! think pink! when you shop for summer clothes. Think pink! think pink! if you want that quel-que chose. Red is dead, blue is through, Green's obscene, brown's taboo. And there is not the slightest excuse for plum or puce —or chartreuse. Think pink! forget that Dior says black and rust. Think pink! who ...

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Vintage look.

Katharine Hepburn Inspired Look!


Tuesday, April 5, 2016

 Katharine Hepburn inspired look from The Philadelphia Story. “I wear my sort of clothes to save me the trouble of deciding which clothes to wear.” Katharine Hepburn View post

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Moi photographed by Gregory Michael King AKA Mr de Merteuil at L'Hotel in the de Merteuil room :) It's Beyond My Control

L’Hotel – The best luxury boutique hotel in Paris.


Monday, February 22, 2016

Oscar Wilde, perhaps my favourite author, famously once said, “Anyone who lives within their means suffers from a lack of imagination.” Taking his own words to heart, poverty stricken and in Paris, dear Oscar, nearing the end of his days, moved into a hotel above his means and stayed there until his death in November ...

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IFB

Independent Fashion Bloggers


Thursday, January 28, 2016

I'm very pleased to announce that my latest post "How to Wear the Little Black Dress!" has been featured on Independent Fashion Bloggers! Links à la Mode, January 28 A aveplaneetta: The Pink Nightmare Attire Club: Color Combinations of Clothes that Work for Any Skin Tone, Hair, and Eye Color Cat Eyes & Skinny Jeans: {Beauty Board} Faux Freckles Fashionopolis: ...

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little black dress

How to Wear the Little Black Dress!


Thursday, January 21, 2016

  The Duchess of Windsor, Wallis Simpson, once said, that “When the little black dress is right, then there is nothing else to wear in its place.” And I have to agree wholeheartedly with her, as there is nothing more elegant than a simple, little black dress; a real fashion-savour when you need to shift from ...

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vintage gloves

A lady needs her gloves.


Friday, December 18, 2015

"If I was a woman, I would be dressed in the same thing for a month and just change my hat and gloves. Maybe my shoes too; yes, I see what you mean but, really, it's jewels that change an outfit." Manolo Blahnik View post

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burlesque rabbithole art room Warsaw

Luxury boutique hotels in Warsaw.


Friday, November 6, 2015

Luxury boutique hotels in Warsaw. View post

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Old Hollywood Glamour

Old Hollywood Glamour


Monday, October 12, 2015

Old Hollywood Glamour "Fashion is a language. Some know it, some learn it, some never will - like an instinct." Edith Head View post

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Dry Shampoo

Travel beauty essentials.


Monday, August 24, 2015

Travelling is a big part of my job as a Fashion Editor/Blogger and as glamorous as that may sound, it really isn't. I spend more time in the departure lounges of boring airports and on the plane getting from point A to point B than in the actual city that I'm visiting for the purpose ...

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John Frieda radiant red shampoo

John Frieda radiant RED.


Monday, August 3, 2015

John Frieda radiant RED- the review. Following on from my recent post "Best products for red hair – Dawid Krynicki recommends", I received a surprise package from one of my favourite PR agencies, which contained John Frieda’s Radiant RED Colour Protecting Shampoo and John Frieda’s Radiant RED conditioner, for me to try out for myself. View post

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Wide leg trousers

Trousers a la Katharine Hepburn


Friday, July 31, 2015

“If you obey all the rules you miss all the fun.” Katharine Hepburn View post

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Opium perfume

For the love of strong scent.


Monday, June 29, 2015

"A woman who doesn't wear perfume has no future." Coco Chanel For the love of strong scent. View post

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The Pin-Up Lok

The Pin-Up look


Monday, June 22, 2015

The Pin-Up look. Ever since seeing ‘The Blue Dahlia’ with the mysterious, icy cold and undoubtedly one of the most beautiful film sirens of the golden age of Hollywood, Veronica Lake, or perhaps it was ‘Gilda’ with the irresistibly seductive Rita Hayworth, whose charms had devastating consequences for men, I’ve been drawn to the femme fatales ...

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Best products for red hair!


Monday, June 8, 2015

Best products for red hair! Shock confession, I'm not truly a natural redhead. Yes, I admit that my gorgeous red hair is in fact, not the result of natural selection but rather the result of personal choice and eight hours undergoing agonising hair colour stripping to near white, followed by at least three shades of red ...

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Best of Shiseido

Top 10 Shiseido products


Friday, May 29, 2015

There is only one woman I know of, who is a bigger shopo-holic when it comes to beauty products then me, that woman happens to be my mom! She is a very hard to please customer who doesn't get excited about just any newly discovered product, no matter how beautifully packed, well presented and advertised it ...

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