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Isabel Marant jacket

This has to be the perfect leather jacket. The label is Isabel Marant, boho chic French designer. This is her diffusion line i.e. a bit cheaper (Isabel Marant Etoile). This has soft lamb leather, so cosy and is warm enough to brave autumn and early winter. Added cool bits are the quilted chanelesque element, fitted [...]

Internet: Outnet.com is last season’s net a porter at fab prices. They have a clearance usually twice a year . On now upto 85% off buy buy buy…ps only lasts a week so shop asap

There’s nothing like a professional pedicure at a salon – your feet are buffed and smooth and you somehow feel cleansed all over.  But how many of us has time for all those regular salon visits?  I used to struggle in between appointments to buff and buff and buff to maintain smooth soles but have [...]

Internet: okay sales are upon us again and we are getting to the further reductions. My best tips for the best bargains on line are as follows…. 1) mywardrobe.com – now at upto 70% off – designers galore 2) net a porter.com still only 50%, dont worry bigger reductions to come eg upto 70% or [...]

Summer sales are here I

At last! It’s that time again.  And I’m not talking piddling 20% or 30% discounts, it’s got to be at least 50%.  And if you hold off a little longer , there’ll be discounts at 75% off, wa-hey!  Risky though as the good stuff either get sold out or you won’t be able to find [...]

The Guerlain Midnight Secret is a wonder cream – it beats all Beauty Flash Balms/Midnight Recovery etc. oils/serums/creams, hands-down.  The guy at the Guerlain counter told me insiders call it “8 hours in a bottle” because it’ll make you look as if you’ve slept 8 hours, no matter how little sleep you’ve actually had or [...]

Are you longing for more clothes, shoes and accessories but is your wardrobe bursting to the seams? Mine too. Answer sell all the unwanted (ie not worn for 3 years, too small, too 80s, bit ragged, just weird) on Ebay. Sell 10 things and buy one wonder item eg a Stella Mccartney pink blush jacket [...]

Cherrypicking Zara

Why Zara is one of the best high street shops: 1) Zara is ubiquitous on any high street almost anywhere in the World so the fear is that if you buy something there and wear it, everyone will know it’s from Zara. Which is fine. And/or someone will be wearing it too. When you’re around. [...]

Web: Vestiarecollective.com is a second hand designer heaven website, especially for those who love French designers. A bit like ebay but none of the bidding mania lark, often fixed prices but you can offer a lower price and hope to succeed. So,if you are still fuming that you lost that perfect blue denim carven shirt [...]

Hidden wedge boots

So Isabel Marant is responsible for the hidden wedge trainers that are being aped everywhere from high end to high street (Top Shop, Zara).  Now Isabel Marant have come out with… hidden wedge boots.  Check them out – they are the epitome of laid-back and so I’m-not-trying-too-hard cool.  Can we wait for it to trend [...]