Designer Q&A with Astrid & Miyu founder, Connie Nam

Designer Q&A with Astrid & Miyu founder, Connie Nam

It’s great discovering new designers, and on my recent trip to London I happened to cross paths with the very amazing Connie Nam, founder of jewellery label Astrid & Miyu. Connie and I have a connection in terms of our previous careers int he financial world and taking a leap of faith into fashion. In this designer Q&A, I find out all about how Connie started the label, her inspiration and her role models. Where it began Lorna: Tell me…

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Spring Summer buckle

Spring Summer buckle

I’ve been reading a lot about the buckle in nearly every magazine this week from Grazia to Look. It’s definitely the shoe trend of the Spring, and for some reason it reminds me of my primary school shoes. But, thankfully, the styles coming onto the shop floors over the next few months are much improved since those I used to wear in the early Eighties. I think these are shoes that I will be wearing with frayed jeans and long…

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My Spring High Street Edit

My Spring High Street Edit

I love putting together new outfits for a new season. And with plenty of trawling on sites like Who What Wear and Bloglovin, I have been very inspired to keep my look nice and casual. There are so many trends to choose from, but for my first Spring High Street edit, it’s very much about denim as the staple. The new season trend seems to go for frayed edges, so if you have a stitch unpicker its time to put…

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My week with Penneys

My week with Penneys

I love busy weeks. And I especially love when it’s full of lot’s of different things. The perfect start to January, and I hope starting as I mean to continue. It was straight back to business last week with Xposé and we filmed lot’s of fun things from fashion to interiors! It’s a great time to give your home a bit of a makeover and you don’t have to spend a fortune to give it a much needed spruce. I…

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French Connection Spring Preview

French Connection Spring Preview

  The new Spring Summer 2016 collections are starting to appear and you might think it’s a bit early, but it’s a good time to start planning. The first collection that has really caught my attention is from French Connection. Probably because the palette is dark and really wearable considering Spring isn’t really that tropical. The mix of separates in wool and leather is commercially sound and I think it will be hit with customers. Not that you need anything…

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Backstage at London Fashion Week with Vidal Sassoon

Backstage at London Fashion Week with Vidal Sassoon

Getting backstage at London Fashion Week is always a treat; it gives you an insight into exactly what it takes to put together the ten minutes of models walking on a catwalk. It’s not just about the clothes which I think, as consumers, we can forget. The whole look is what it is about. The designer has a vision of his woman; he or she knows their inspiration and to showcase that they need a team of hair stylists and…

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Jenny Packham SS16 at New York Fashion Week

Jenny Packham SS16 at New York Fashion Week

‘What is most beautiful in virile men is something feminine; what is most beautiful in feminine women is something masculine,’ as said by Susan Sontag was the key phrase which inspired Jenny Packham for her Spring Summer 2016 collection which debuted at New York Fashion Week yesterday afternoon.   The collection, balanced between the feminine and masculine, demonstrated Packham’s ability to design for all fashion preferences. Trouser suits with oversize spring prints contrasted against a more fluid, languine cut of…

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