The Great Escape

The Great Escape

I’m off on holiday tomorrow and can’t wait!  I’m looking forward to some much needed R&R, and a chance to recharge my batteries under the St Tropez sun…

So, I’ll be taking a break from my blog for a few weeks, but I’ll still be tweeting and pinning.  I can’t give up social media completely!

You can follow me here and here, and on Instagram here.

A bientôt!

Image Credit: Pinterest

The Fab Four

Cult Accessories / It Shoes

The Fashion Pack’s Favourite Footwear

Shoes, it’s now widely acknowledged, have replaced bags as the ‘it’ items du jour.  So it came as little surprise to read that it’s footwear which takes the top spot in terms of the number of items featured in the list of ten ‘cult’ must-have accessories, as complied by Bibby Sowray and Olivia Lidbury in their recent article for the Telegraph.

Reports as to how Valentino’s Rockstud heels have boosted the brand’s sales are widespread; Balenciaga’s Ceinture boots and Chloé’s studded Susannas are constantly selling out, and the relatively new kid on the block, the Aquazzura Belgravia (now Christy) flat, has already spawned legions of copies.

It seems that the hefty price tag associated with each of these designer pieces does nothing to diminish their must-have status, but as the authors’ point out in their article, “All you have to do is work out the cost per wear…”, fashion’s favourite equation!

Clockwise from top left:
Valentino’s Rockstud heels
Balenciaga’s Ceinture boots
Aquazzura’s Belgravia flats
Chloé’s Susanna boots.

Image Credits: The Telegraph

Then & Now

Stella Tennant / British Vogue

More cover shots of favourite model Stella Tennant. She currently features on the front of British Vogue (right) for the fourth time, and eighteen years since her first cover for the magazine back in 1997 (left).

Stella still looks stunning, and what a perfect choice for Vogue’s ‘Ageless Style’ issue!

Image Credits: Fashion Gone Rogue

The Art of Dressing Up

There is an art to dressing up today.  For most of us, our lifestyles simply don’t call for a wardrobe full of ‘wow’ dresses, and practicality does have a major part to play in the equation.  The secret?  It’s all in the styling… Julie Hurst

My latest article for High St magazine has just been published!

Read it in full here.