How to wear white jeans in fall

If black pants are the answer to every woman’s “fat” days, white jeans are their evil twin. But with the right styling, you can wear them all year round MANY women are afraid to wear white … particularly white jeans. I’m…

Gatsby’s girl gets glamorous for Vogue

 Carey Mulligan channels all things Daisy as she models for this month’s Vogue US WITH news that Baz Luhrmann’s The Great Gatsby premieres in New York on May 1, I was pleassantly surprised when I…

Feeling blue?

This wonderful noble hue is guaranteed to brighten any  winter wardrobe ASSOCIATED with status and dignity — think bluebloods and blue ribbons — this noble hue has influenced wardrobes throughout history. Blue can be strong and steadfast or light and friendly. It is a colour…

Take a walk on the wild side

Just love, love, love this … the casual turned-up hem of the jeans and matching leopard-print shoes and bag I’M a huge fan of leopard print. It provides the wow factor to even the simplest…

What to buy now: A classic camel handbag

Need to buy a new handbag or update a well-worn favourite? You can’t go past a classic camel bag PERFECT for winter or summer, the neutral tone will work with everything in your wardrobe. Look for elegant clean lines as fussy or…

The 10 rules of retail therapy

The advent of a new season is a bit like a shiny new toy promising new inspiration, new ideas and a new energy MARCH is one of my favourite months of the year:  The days…

Should blue and green be seen together?

We’ve all heard those old wives’ tales about certain fashion habits, but is there any truth to those old sayings? INDULGE me somewhat as I continue on the green theme. When I received a comment from Miss Cathy G…

A look inside the iconic Chanel jacket

I’M a big fan of Chanel  … the woman and the brand. I have several books on her life and style, and most recently finished reading Justine Picardie’s tribute Coco Chanel: The Legend and The Life.…

Five ways to wear … cropped black pants

 An essential in every woman’s wardrobe,  classic black pants are your passport to effortless chic EVERY woman should have a pair of smart black dress pants in her wardrobe. If not black, then maybe in navy…

How to plan your new-season wardrobe

NOW that you’ve sorted your wardrobe, it’s time to take stock of what you do and don’t have. I hope my previous post helped you discard the unworn (buying mistakes), the unloved (unfashionable and out-of-date)…

Giorgio Armani’s style commandments

GIORGIO Armani, the man who made subtle look chic, believed that less is more luxurious, more comfortable and more flattering. I READ this in a US InStyle magazine more than 15 years ago. I was so…

Want vs need

YOU might wonder at the name of this blog … What Every Woman Needs. So why did I chose the word “needs” as opposed to “wants”? Want is to feel a desire for, or wish…

Stylish words to live by #1

STYLE can’t be bought, taught or learnt … it’s an innate sense of putting pieces together to create your look … you’ve either got it or you haven’t. Style is also about confidence. So don’t…

Taking a leap of faith

ALTHOUGH this shot was never published, it is one of my personal favourites. It has been my computer screensaver for years, so I thought it was time to share. Taken shortly after 9/11, in late 2001,…

Time to get this party started!

  EVER get up in the morning and thought you had nothing to wear? My bet is you have. We’ve all had days like that. Me included. As a former fashion director, I too, have had…