The Great Glasses Debate

Me

As a skinny, nerdy child who wore massive glasses from the age of six, I happily reliquished my specs aged thirteen and honestly haven’t looked back since. Until now… I often channel the whole librarian-chic style: midi-skirts, pretty blouses, cardigans and t-bar shoes, but so far I have drawn the line at adding those glasses. … Continue reading

The Classic Cloche

As the temperature’s dropped and the wind started up, it’s clearly time for us to think about hats! I reckon that Autumn is the perfect hat season. We can be more creative now before all we want is big woolly hats and nothing less! Right now, it’s all about the 1920’s, as the sleek, felt … Continue reading

Whimsical Birdcages

I think birdcages have an undeniably bittersweet charm. There’s something about the freedom we associate with birds juxtaposed with the delicate restriction of the cage that just tugs at the heartstrings. Whatever their emotional meaning, birdcages are now a well-established ‘shabby chic’ trend. Whether filled with flowers as delicate wedding centerpieces or used as pretty … Continue reading

Headscarf Tips and Tricks

Following my last post on vintage scarves, I just thought I’d show you how I tied my vintage Liz Claiborne scarf as a headscarf for last night’s poker with the girls. I just love the regal design of this scarf – that white, gold and blue! This one is quite long and thin, so its … Continue reading

Vintage Silk Scarfs

September showers – there’s never been a better day to go through my scarf drawer in preparation for Autumn. When the weather turns this gloomy, my biggest consolation is that I can wear my scarves again… so often that by November I feel naked without a slip of silk draped around my neck. For some … Continue reading