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The Real and the Inspired By – 1940s Fashion

by 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 ...

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

by 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 ...

Top 7 make-up and beauty products for the party season and beyond!

by Monday, December 17, 2012

After a long consideration, I decided to deviate slightly from writing about fashion and share my thoughts with you all on the subject of beauty products (which I’m admittedly addicted to). I’m very pleased that the renowned beauty blogger, Merium from CakeFace Makeup (feared by many companies for her honest appraisals of their products), agreed ...