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THE RULES OF BUYING VINTAGE

1. If you are new to shopping vintage ,make your first purchase something that works with your existing wardrobe and doesn't require too much thought about what accessories you may need. A 60s coat is a durable piece that will stand the test of time and always look chic.
2. Always buy pieces that are in good condition. You may see heartbreakingly beautiful dresses that need some TLC, but finding thse missing buttons or bugle beads can be impossible annd repairs can be extremely expensive. 
3. If you find a dress you adore but the fit isn't quite right, gentle tailoring can yield wonderful results. Just don't change the nature of a dress too much. 
4. Keep your vintage clothing modern and don't play dress-up. Always pair a great vintage find with contemporary accessories or separates so that you look tremendously stylish rather than like a Mad Men extra. 
5. While vintage can provide you with clothing for all walks of life and times of day, it is by far the best way to find…

CHARITY CAMPAIGNS WENT VIRAL

No make -up selfies, #WakeUpCalls, the ice bucket challenge-it wasn't charidee unless it was online. about the backlash wasn't far behind.
It started in March, when Beyonce and Rihanna posted pics of themslves wearing no make-up. Mere months later, the Beckhams were pouring icy water over Victoria and, before we knew it, Jeremy Clarkson was taking bed-head selfies. Yep, 2014 was officially the year of social media charity stunts. No-one can agree how to make up selfies became linked to cancer, but everyone from Cara Delevingne to Cheryl Fernandez Versini shared thir suppoesd bare faced chic, raising 8 million dollars for Cancer Research UK within a week.
Come summer, it was all about drenched clothes, as the ice-bucket challenge took over. It raised awareness of neurodegenerative disease ALS and 7 million dollars for the Motor Neurone Disease Association.
By October, 'clicktivism' overkill had truly set in. Unicef's #WakeUpCall campaign showed us famous faces firs…

@WORK!

FAIRY JOBMOTHER!
1. Work for someone you respect. Surround yourself with people you can learn from and then move on.
2. Always ask for advice. To be succesful you must make your own choices but guidance is usEful.
3. Say yes to every meeting.
4. Having short term doable goals is key. Think about what to do next and then make it happen.
5. If you are affiable and diligent in the beginning, then you will do well. Be helpful, make lots of tea and be friendly. Do a good job and success will come.
6. Stay open-minded.
7. Things are never as bad as they seem with a fresh head in the mornng.
8. Make yourself heard.

FIRST THING: Cupof tea in bed, spinach and eggs for breakfast,
GO-TO-WORKWEAR: A.P.C or Agnes B for A-line skirts, a shirt and statement flats or brogues from Pokit.
INSTA-LUNCH: Always escape the office, eat healthy-sushi is good-and avoid alcohol at lunchtime.
LIFE RULES; Never hav deevices on in the bedroom;it is important to seperate work and home.And exercise is essential three times a w…

GETTING AWAY FROM IT ALL...AND RELAX!!

Have the festivities left you worse for wear? Book a spa break-or drop a few hints to Santa!

BEST FOR... a break from the cooking:
Fancy a spa experience that's really special? Then how about a mini break at Careys Manor in the heart of the New Forest, when you can enjoy full use of the Thai SenSpa with its unrivalled treatments and facilities. 
Vsit: careysmanor.com

















BEST FOR.. the full works:
Unwind by the sea at the St Brides Spa Hotel, in Pembrokenshire, and enjoy a full day with a VOYA Marine Body Wrap-using hand-harvested seweed that smoothes the skin with natural bio actives, before being whisked off for a light two-course lunch. Next enjoy a back, neck and shoulder massage, and a skin specific facial-leaving you with a radiant glow. This is the perfect all-in-one package for those who want to experience breath-taking sea views, great food and ultimate luxury. 
Visit: stbridesspahotel.com









BEST FOR...stressed out skin:
Has winter taken its tall already? Treat tired skin to a Supreme …

REBOOT -MAKE UP

It is been a long day at work. 
You need to be  at that party in five minutes. Panic not!
Here is a speedy exit:

EYES:
Waterproof formulas are ideal for this time of year: Lancome's Khol Hypnose Waterproof and Chantecaille 24 Hour Waterproof Eye Liner have lovely soft textures so you can smudge them into lush lines  for a speedy smoky eye, and then look even better with wear. If the area around your eyes is looking tired dab concealer and a shimmery shadow inot the inner corners to brighten.


LIPS:

A slick of colour on lips is the quickest way to freshen your look. Start by removing any old product, then run a cotton bud moistened with lip balm over lips -a twist and roll action will remove any leftover lipstick and dry skin, and ensure  that whatever you apply next lasts longer, so do not skip this step. Then apply your chosen shade. I love Stila Lip&Cheak Stain in Pomegranate crush an easy to wear stain.



FACE:

A bit of prep will ease the 4pm make up slip: use a primer and  avoid heav…

HOW TO DO MODERN FLORALS!

Forget winter, it is time to look forward to sping-and florals that pack a punch, in store now!







LOUIS VUITTON









ROKSANDA








GUCCI









CHRISTOPHER KANE




















MIU MIU



FAIRY-TALE FASHION!

Embrace the romance of fairy tales!
Cinderella would be proud!





VALENTINO  
















MARY KATRANTZOU








DOLCE & GABBANA






BEAUTIFUL BOOKS FOR GIVING (AND RECEIVING)

1. SEVENTIES GLAMOUR BY DAVID WILLS (DEY STREET BOOKS).











2. JEREMY SCOTT BY JEREMY SCOTT (RIZZOLI)














3. BLUE DOG SPEAKS BY GEORGE RODRIGUE(STERLING)













4. LIBERTY STYLE BY MARTIN WOOD (FRANCES LINCOLN)









5. NIGHTCLUBBING BY RICHARD YOUNG (STERLING)











6. MID-CENTURY FASHION AND ADVERTISING PHOTOGRAPHY BY WILLIAM HELBURN (THAMES AND HUDSON)






THE LIFE OF BRIAN-HIGHER, HIGHER THE SHOE BRIAN ATWOOD'S PLAYFUL MANIFESTO

'I want to make women feel women feel ready to take on the world,' says shoe designer Brian Atwood. How? By designing unabashedly sexy shoes: vertiginous stilettos, technicolour sandals and bad-ass boots. In a season of flats, Brian Atwood champions the heel. TheRe is something decidedly Italian about Chicago-born Atwood's love of pure, undiluted  glamour, so it is no surprise to learn that he divides his time between his studio in Milan, and Manhattan. He began his career in the Italian city too, after initially studying fashion design in New York. Seven years spent travelling the world as a model led him eventually to shoes-in 1996, he was taken under the wing of Gianni Versace, and he designed ready to wear for Versus before being appointed Head Designer of accessories at Vercase. His eponynous brand, founded in 2001, has won the 47 year old industy acclaim (he was awarded the CDFA Award for Accessoy Design in 2003) and an A-list clientele: JLaw, Gwyneth Paltrow and Ros…

THE NEW 4 TRENDS TO TRY!

Press refresh on your winter wardrobe with the new season, now!
Tired of your winter clothes? Get involved in the Cruise known as pre spring collections.These are designer labels at their wearable best, ful of pieces dreamed up with your day-to-day wardrobe in mind.
Here are the trends to look out for:

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PROENZA SCHOOLER-MAKE A SPLASH!

The US brand breaks out beachwear for the first time!
Yes, we know it is winter. But these are worth stockpinling now and storing for later. Proenza Schooler has launched its first swimwear collection. Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez have taken their time to get the pieces just right, riffing on surf and skate cultures in their inimitable youth infused American sportswear way. 'We have a sense of nostalgia; we've been drawn to the vibe of surf and skate kids in Miami and LA,' they say, adding that they threw in elements of past collections for good measure. Make sure you also look out for the espadrilles that sit alongside the cut out swimsuits and colourful two-pieces.






















REMEMBER THEIR NAMES!

Did you notice? Two designers, both relatively unknown even inside the industry have taken the  helm and set about reinvigorating major fashion houses. Julie de Libran former-right-hand woman to Marc Jacobs at Louis Vuitton, has moved to Sonia Rykiel and her first collection was packed wth effortlessly, cool just feminine enough pieces.
Meanwhile, at Jil Sander, Rodolfo Paglialunga, who spent 10 years at Prada and two at Vionnet, walked the line between minimal and wearable.
 The upshot?
 Brilliant clothes who will want to wear come sprng.
Take note!