Monthly Archive: November 2010

Hands are the new face

Posted on November 29, 2010

A few seasons ago the fashion industry declared that navy was the new black. The colour black was deemed too harsh and unflattering to the skin. Navy, it was argued, offers the same slimming effect but is much kinder to the complexion. This was.. >>> more

A plastic fantastic royal wedding

Posted on November 18, 2010

The marriage between William and Kate has only just been announced. Yet already it is being dubbed the ‘austerity’ wedding (groan!).  I love a royal wedding and all the trimmings that go with it but all this talk of paring things down is threatening.. >>> more

The Women’s Land Army: how it fought and won the battle to feed the nation

Posted on November 14, 2010

An old proverb states that, “the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach”. The woman who feeds him well, so the saying goes, will win his affections forever. But what if food is scarce and it’s not just one man but every man, woman and child in.. >>> more

Je n'adore pas Dior

Posted on November 11, 2010

Today I picked up a copy of Harper’s Bazaar, my occasional ‘treat’ magazine. I love Harper’s Bazaar for its sleek, glossy style and unabashed celebration of all things fabulous and luxurious. I also enjoy reading its insightful interviews with.. >>> more

Happy Hallow-Christmas-een

Posted on November 10, 2010

I love Halloween - pumpkins, trick or treat, kids in funny costumes, adults in risqué outfits, a pot of stew warming on the stove, glowing candles, conkers, table settings in glorious Autumn colours – I just can’t get enough of it! Yet Halloween.. >>> more

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