When we heard about the collaboration between M&S and Alexa Chung we were excited. I mean who wouldn’t want to rummage around the mega fashion archives with the fashion muse? The premise of the collection is that Alexa has rediscovered 31 of the most amazing pieces from yesteryear and added modern touches. Critics have wondered […]

We’re thrilled to be able to offer this full length dress from the exclusive boutique Mexicana. Formed by renowned fashion illustrator Alfredo Bouret and London-based couturier John Cavanagh, it was home to some of the most dazzling dresses of the late 1960s and early 1970s. Bouret was born in Mexico in 1926, a love of fashion and illustration […]

Wow! We can take our eyes off this infographic showing all of the gowns worn by Best Actress winners at the Academy Awards over the years. It was created by Mediarun Digital to celebrate the famous fashion moments of every best actress award winner since 1929. The first dress on the list is an ‘off the rack’ […]

Last weekend we headed to Killerton House in search of an entertaining day out and a bit of vintage fashion history. The National Trust property was exhibiting The Nature of Fashion, a showcase of luxurious antique clothes from its collections. The focus was on the development natural fibres including silk, wool, cotton and linen from the […]

As the first frost falls we’re thinking about the perfect dress for the cold and beautifully crisp days of winter. I adore Mocha Mocha by Berkertex. It’s crafted in a heavy material and covered in hundreds of tiny hearts (that look an awful lot like coffee beans!). The quirky print is counterpoised by an elegant and […]

Romantic, ultra feminine, steeped in history and covered in diminutive flowers. It’s always a thrill to get vintage Laura Ashley – it’s so easy to be drawn in by the earthy colours, freshness, excess and the strong streak of nostalgia. The company began in the 1950s when Laura and her husband Bernard printed scarfs from […]

Amid the dark glamour of late October week we headed to The Bowes Museum’s latest exhibition; Birds of Paradise – Plumes & Feathers In Fashion. The exhibition champions the role of feathers and plumes in dress history, showing how they have been used to adorn everything from ornate shoes to couture dresses. They are represented as […]

It’s always exciting to get a new dress and this morning we received a few treasures from St Michael I’m particularly keen to show off this day dress because it’s just perfect for autumn. The print makes a really strong statement, it is quite unexpected compared to florals or stripes. The contrasting colours are wonderfully bold […]

Jean Varon was one of the hottest labels in British fashion for over 20 years before fading into obscurity. The label was started in the 1960s by one of the countries most innovative designers John Bates. Bates was fashion forward and regularly made bold choices, using unexpected space age fabrics and sheer panels. Many claim […]

What a whirlwind! After a wonderful summer, we are now officially in September. Everywhere I look there is another article advising on how to dress during this tricky period.  What are you to do when you’re hoping for one more week of sunshine but getting rain? Before I started to feel too gloomy about the weather, I […]