Fashion & Beauty

Burberry at Old Sessions House

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I’m not usually a huge fan of Burberry clothes, as they feel too commercial in a hideously expensive way. But its most recent collection was quirky and refreshing, blending its heritage pieces with eccentric knits and unexpected fabrics. I love… Read More

When did fashion get so expensive?

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Chloe jacket £3305                                    Stella McCartney dress £2435                     Gucci dress £2190 Reading Lucinda Chambers honest account of her sacking, the state of the publishing world and how the fashion business is more about profit than creativity, got me thinking.  Over the… Read More

A new brand to love: ByOcular

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Caren Downie has been a influential figure in British fashion for many years – as former buying director of Top Shop, fashion director of Asos.com and most recently the brains behind Finery, the online fashion brand. Caren left Finery at… Read More

A new brand to love: Arket

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If you are reading Amanda’s attempts to buy ‘no new’ clothes with interest and are considering the amount you buy, you might want to check out the new H&M brand Arket, which is hoping to pioneer a conscious approach to… Read More

Burts Bees Now Do Lipsticks

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Just a quickie today, as I’m in Venice this week attending the Biennale, do follow us in instagram @thewomensroomblog if you want a tour of the arty highlights while you are at your laptop. Anyway, the lovely Burt’s Bees lip… Read More