Well Heeled: The Power of a Shoe

If you’ve been reading fashion magazines (or, any kind of magazines) of late, I don’t need to tell you that flat shoes have made a return to the sartorial front line. From the A/W catwalks to the streets of London, fashion’s default vertiginous heels are being replaced by sensible, demure slippers. As a high heel … Continue reading

Pink: A Biography

“She’s got pink knickers on!” These mortifying words, said to my eight year old self innocently cartwheeling across the school field, will never leave me. “Why did I have to have the pink ones on today?” I thought, wishing I’d opted for neutral lemon yellow or pale dolphin blue. Needless to say, any pink items … Continue reading

The Demise of Teen Magazines. Is it a Question of Sex?

This month, British Vogue launched Miss Vogue, a new title aimed at its younger readers. Editor Alexandra Shulman said of the new publication: ‘targeted at younger readers specifically, its remit is the same: to inspire even if you’re a bit short on cash.’  This is certainly true- whilst Vogue is a high-end, aspirational magazine aimed at … Continue reading

Style Icon: Blake Lively

Blake Lively: Style Icon. As a new feature, and exclusive to my blog, I thought I’d start a regular stream of posts about people who inspire my style, and whose wardrobe I’d love to get lost in for a day. To make a start, I’m going to focus on the gorgeous Blake Lively. ‘I became … Continue reading

Why is Kate Middleton the Biggest Icon of Our Age?

Evening lovely people. As I have had a slack-day of blogging today (compared to my mind-boggling output yesterday where my fingers barely left the keyboard), I thought I would share with you an article of mine published a couple of months ago on The Daily Touch. With the recent announcement of Kate’s bun in the … Continue reading