Trend alert: Get graphic, get black and white

Spring has sprung and it’s time to get all the graphic details – in black and white   IT’S described as monochrome: that classic combination of black and white. However, consult a dictionary and you’ll find monochrome…

The five pieces you need right now

JUST as the seasons change, so too do our wardrobe needs. Spring is just around the corner so it’s time to freshen up your workday wardrobe with a few new season basics that will take you … well … anywhere! However, this transseasonal or transitional…

Celebration of a milestone: Coco Chanel

She was an icon of style, but Coco Chanel’s fascinating life story continues to captivate people’s attention LIKE a fairytale of mythical proportions, Coco Chanel’s life story is one of mystery and mastery. Born 130 years ago on August…

The 10 essential pieces every woman needs

The key to a truly successful wardrobe is the core essentials. But what does every woman really need in her wardrobe? THE one question I get asked regularly is “what are my top 10 wardrobe essentials?” If I had $1 for…

Work it baby: How to be all white in winter

There is nothing more chic that a woman in white. It is effortless, timeless and a staple for all year round — even in winter THERE’S nothing more chic that an all-white outfit. I just love white. White…

Work it baby: One skirt, two ways

 From breakfast meeting to dinner date, one skirt serves it up two ways ARE you happy with what you are wearing right now? Can you throw together an outfit in five minutes that will take…

Winter luxe for less … a whole let less

Need a pair of shoes for a summer wedding? Well, the end-of-season sales just got a whole lot better GOT  a summer wedding to attend? Looking for some on-trend new shoes to update last year’s summer wardrobe? Or just wanting to…

Five things I’m loving this week

1: JULY’S WARM EMBRACE HOW gorgeous is this unseasonal burst of sunshine!  It’s been absolutely wonderful sitting in it’s warm embrace dreaming of some exotic destination! Maybe to an island in the Maldives, a hillside in Tuscany…

Style crush: Winter white

White is most often associated with innocence, perfection, honesty and cleanliness. But I love its vitality and neutrality, and how it lightens and lifts the spirit and the mind. The perfect counter balance to everything — even…

Should your bag match your shoes?

Co-ordinating accessories — once a fashion faux pas — is now a hot new trend. So do you or don’t you? That is the question WORKING in the media and particularly as a former fashion director, it…

Work it baby: 5 key pieces you need right now

I WAS doing a bit of online shopping – all in the name of research – this week when I came across some really fantastic buys. Many international sites including Net-A-Porter, myteresa, StyleBop, Bergdorf Goodman and Farfetch have reduced certain styles by…

Style inspiration: Golden earth tones

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Style inspiration: Black & white

Pictures: glasses //Marion Cotillard // Alexander Mcqueen suit // room // sequins // pencils // white shirt // graphic suit // swirls // Helmut Newton’s bunny girl // jacket //spots //gloves //quote

How to layer like a pro

Anyone can buy fashion but you can’t buy style — you either have it or you don’t. But there are some things you can do YVES Saint Laurent once said that “dressing is a way of…

What’s timeless, ageless and seasonless?

Black and white is the perfect blank canvas PICKED up a fashion magazine lately? Did it happen to mention that black and white was on-trend this season? Well you’d have to be living up a rock if you didn’t know that! But let’s be…

How to be the fucshia of fashion

 Make like Elsa Schiaparelli, the iconic 1930s designer who loved to wear a shade of shocking pink DOES the thought of yet another winter wearing black, black and more black depress you? Is your wardrobe…

Work it baby: 10 garments, 22 looks

Not sure how to rock a capsule wardrobe? No problem. Here’s how IN my previous post I explained how to pack a capsule travel wardrobe. Just to recap: a well-edited, co-ordinating wardrobe is one where all the pieces work together. But you…

How to pack a capsule wardrobe

Keep your travel wardrobe simple and varied through the art of coordination. Just throw in a few accessories for a look that’s individual yet stylish DOES this picture look familiar? Do you feel like this before…