Fashion, Style and Shopping

The Art of Breaking the Rules

Style rules are meant to be broken, and some of the best dressed women in the world, certainly some of the most interestingly and authentically dressed women in the world, dress to the beat of their own drum. They don’t follow a formula. They don’t dress according to a dogma. They break all kinds of style … Continue reading

10 Questions for Finding Your Style

I’m intrigued by personal style.  On this blog, there are many articles and videos about personal style and signature style. But how do you obtain a style?  We know it can’t be purchased in a store, so where do you find it? I’ve met many women who stumble on this very issue.  They want to be … Continue reading

Discovering Your Signature Style

If you’d love to develop your own signature style, something I’d encourage you to do (and you can learn more about my own signature style, and that of my friend and colleague Imogen Lamport, here),  then this video takes you through a short process you can use to explore and develop your very own signature style.  

Signature Style

I’ve talked before about personal style – what it is and why it can’t be purchased in a store. And I’ve explored the difference between personal style and signature style. And in this post, I want to share with you more about signature style.  In this video, Imogen Lamport from Inside Out Style Blog and … Continue reading

The Difference Between Personal and Signature Style

Personal style is of great interest to me.  Personal style is exactly that – personal to you.  Unique to you.  Nobody but you needs to see the beauty and magic in your personal style.  That’s one of its hallmarks.  And one of its beauties. Personal style is an inside job.  It’s something you create for … Continue reading

No Repeat November Style Challenge

I’m delighted to support and be part of Imogen Lamport’s No Repeat November Style Challenge. Are you joining us? No Repeat November is all about shopping your wardrobe — hey, there’s something I’m passionate about!  This is a style challenge I can really get into! The purpose The purpose of No Repeat November is to get … Continue reading

Notable Animal Print Moments in History Part 2

  Animal print is my go-to style item. It brings vavoom and variety to everything from my workaday outfits to my styled-to-the-nines events. My long-standing fascination and love of animal print lead me to take a trip down memory lane and look at notable animal print moments from the 1940s through to the 1990s.   If … Continue reading

Fabulous Fashionistas

This documentary trailer showcases six women with an average age of mid 80s and their fabulous approach to style, aging and being gorgeous.  Along with Advanced Style, this would have to be one of the most inspirational and relevant pieces I have come across in recent times when it comes to true style, living life in … Continue reading

The Impact of Fast Fashion

A short and impactful video describing how cheap styles that bring catwalk fashions to the masses in staggering short time periods (weeks – not months which was the timeframe for fashion cycles in previous years). In an engaging, let’s-watch-it-again style, this video outlines just two impacts of fast fashion but they’re devastating: 1.  Excess – poor quality, … Continue reading

Notable Animal Print Moments in History

As anyone who has encountered me for 10 seconds or longer, I have a thing for animal prints – it’s my signature style, the grounding component of my daily look and I feel it gives me more than a dash of style every single day. Love it or loathe it, animal print is a fashion … Continue reading