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After The Love Has Gone

  You’re probably expecting this article to be very maudlin, possibly with poignant bullet points about how to get over a sad break-up and how you must be strong and move on. Well you’d be wrong, because no matter how much friends, family and anyone who has an opinion tell you to do those things, [...]

Dame Vivienne Westwood Hits Out At Clones

Dame Vivienne Westwood, how could you hit out at us, your faithful, fashionable subjects? The only thing in my entire life I have ever saved up for was a pair of your buckled pirate boots, and yet you brand me with such harsh names.   ‘People have never looked so ugly as they do today [...]

Friends with Benefits

I’ve just returned from the local cinema having viewed the latest attempt from Hollywood at answering the age old question of whether ‘Friends with Benefits’ really works.   I think it goes without saying that anyone who goes to see this film will already have a fair idea of the plot line and the inevitable [...]

Future Fashionista

My usual end of season sale shopping trip was something of a revelation this year, not only because half of the high street has been in sale for an increasingly long period, but because my 5 year old daughter actually wanted to accompany me into town, seeking in particular;   “A sparkly top to match [...]

Me, Myself and Him

Anyone who has read my author bio on the site will know that I’ve managed to fit quite a lot of life into my short 28 years. Without wanting to put too finer point on the negatives, there have been a fair few low moments for one so young and inexperienced, however, my love of [...]

Never Been Kissed

Everyone has that moment in their life when they experience that rush of nervous energy and exhilaration from their first ever kiss. I’m sure that the age range is cavernous in these modern times from 13 to 60 and beyond I’m sure. Do you remember the adrenalin surging through your body when the guy or [...]

Mother & the Bride

I wrote an article last month about my initial foray into the world of maternity wear as I am expecting a baby in September. Fortunately I was contacted by some lovely industry people who know more about fashion with a bump than I do about breathing exercises and stretch marks and so with fresh eyes, [...]

Play Dating

I found myself back on the dating circuit a couple of years ago, rather suddenly and along with the pre-requisite ‘OMG what do I do?’ nerves I had an additional concern; I am also a single parent. Typically, with the optimism of a head cheer leader on prom night, I was certain I’d find everything [...]

Costume Luxe

On a recent rainy Monday night my younger sister invited me over for dinner and to watch some random episodes of Hercule Poirot. She is currently obsessed with murder mysteries having already exhausted a box set of Midsummer Murders; it was time to move onto a more interesting era, fashion wise. Death on the Nile [...]

The Maternity Section

I recently discovered that I am pregnant and seeing as I am having an autumn baby I am going to be heavily pregnant during what little summer mother nature is going to bless my poor, pasty skin with this year.  I love a bit of online shopping as much as the next girl, and am [...]

The Forces Wag

The term ‘WAG’ has been thrown around for quite some time now, starting with the likes of Posh and Cheryl, moving on to Colleen and Alex and now in this new decade it is used to describe any woman attached to any reasonably famous bloke. It’s moved on quicker than some of the A-list divorce [...]

Virtual Changing Room

I have spent four very intense weeks browsing online in search of the prefect Christmas party dress, it’s important to me to ensure I have an outfit that is a break from the norm having been a slave to the LBD for so many years. Due to work and family needs I don’t have an [...]

The Forgotten Date

Like a lot of people, I love to celebrate special occasions with as much effort as possible. I’m talking decorations, cards, presents, cake, friends, family, fireworks, balloons and champagne, but it doesn’t stop there; my love of all things joyous can be adapted to any occasion and I go the whole hog. I can’t let [...]

The New Who’s Who

I have been an avid collector of British Vogue for 12 years now, never missed a single copy. My most prised possession in life is my 1982 November edition which is my birth related copy; it is framed and sits on my bedside table with the pride and devotion it deserves. I also have a [...]

Question: Online Dating…………, Mine Field or Head Start?

I count myself to be one of the ‘lucky ones’ who bagged a long term partner thanks to online dating. So we met via a well-known online dating service, I had been a member for just a month and he for….well lets say ‘some time’. As an active member of the armed forces, he is [...]