Fashion & Beauty

Style Icon: Diana Vreeland

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No one who loves fashion can ignore the influence of the extraordinary Diana Vreeland, American fashion editor and style doyenne who reigned first at  Harper’s Bazaar magazine in New York (for a quarter of a century) and then at US… Read More

We love: Italian style

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We’ve mentioned The Sartorialist before on The Women’s Room, a wonderful, high quality pictoral blog that is heavily used by fashion insiders for inspiration. This week the blog’s author Scott Schuman, has been photographing in Italy Florence and Milan to… Read More

Style Icon: Mrs Exeter

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photo UK Vogue   From 1949-65 UK Vogue ran a regular style column from Mrs Exeter, a fictional character  who dispensed advice for women ‘of a certain age’ (she told us she was ‘fifty-odd’) who were keen to stay fashionable… Read More

Christmas party dressing

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  DVF tunic dress was £360, n0w £174     DVF party dress was £275 now £178       DVF2007                                                Vintage buy It seems to us that trying to look effortlessly gorgeous during Christmas is a task we could do… Read More

We love: Anthropologie

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  This week the Women’s Room has been in New York discussing retail. Although the dollar is depressingly low against the pound, American retailers are busy slashing prices in order to get their own folk to part with their bucks,… Read More

Trend Watch: Yellow

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Tell someone at a party you are a trend and colour forecaster for the fashion industry and you can be almost certain what their next question will be, 'What colour will I be wearing next year?'  I usually answer, 'whatever colour… Read More

Style Icon: Jean Muir

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'She had such style. Real style that you could recognize. I love her for her individuality, her way of seeing a woman.'' Jean Paul Gaultier   Strict attention to detail, technical excellence and a passion for the craft of dressmaking… Read More

Cosmetic surgery: just say no?

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  Picture-fanpix.com Great article in Times2 on Monday by Caitlin Moran, who writes wittily about how, at a recent funeral she was horrified by the amount of eminent 40-plus women who had clearly had cosmetic surgery. Far from looking good,… Read More

We love: Stylish Blogs

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If you work in the fashion industry you will probably already be a big fan of The Sartorialist, the amazing street style blog, featuring beautiful photographs of stylish, real people from all over the world. The blog has been listed by Time Magazine… Read More

We love: Marks & Spencer

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Our current fav Limited dress from M&S, tops stores only This week The Women’s Room was given a preview of the new Portfolio range from Marks & Spencer, aimed at 40plus women and out in March 2009. Hurrah to M&S… Read More

We love: bargain bling

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  While we’re on jewellery can we point you in the direction of some fabulous credit crunch sparkle that both costs very little and cheers you up? New Look has a range called Limited Edition which is better made and… Read More

The perfect pearls

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  Pearls: Coco Chanel loved them and recommended seven strands, real or costume. Ours are definitely going to have to be fake, but since there are some beautifully made high street  alternatives around, that’s ok. Pearls are ageless, in fact,… Read More

Style Icon: Natalie Massenet

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  Talk about understanding your customer and her guilty secrets.   Net-A-Porter is one of our favourite designer websites for fashion porn (that’s looking at beautiful designer clothes on line that we are probably not going to buy). Owner and founder… Read More