Dear All…..

November 7th, 2009

I am so sorry it’s been such a long time. Thank you to you all those who have contacted me. I am so grateful for having helped some REALLY lovely special women. Also of all shapes and sizes. The response has been brilliant and so I am going to add a new Testimonial page and Gift Voucher Page to my website.

Anyway more importantly the shops are full of beautiful clothes. There is a lot of sequin, studding and velvet around ready for the Christmas Season (and yes you can now wear them during the day).

I love Warehouse’s lace dresses with lantern shaped skirts, a very flattering shape for pear shapes. There are a lot of fantastic jackets. Warehouse has a dinner jacket style with a studded collar. Very Rock Chick! Topshop has an amazing harlequin sequin jacket, beautifully cut and very unusual. Plus I never really mention the higher end of designers: Diane Von Furstenburg is a great female designer. She has a whole range of beautiful dresses – the wrap dress (her signature dress), floaty dresses, made in great jersey and interesting prints. A dress for every body shape.

French designers like Maje, Sandro and A.P.C. make beautiful clothes for those of us that like classic with a twist. Also not having those scary designer prices but really well made.

All Saints is great for its tailoring. Skirt suits are something I believe will be a big trend for next Autumn/Winter Trends. I have a beautifully cut boy-friend jacket from four seasons ago. It was £130 – and it is still in really good nick, worn too death and goes with everything.

What I do notice is how few of you own a good jacket. Jacket’s will sculpt, define and hide a million problem areas. Plus they instantly smarten from day to night. Dare I say I have about 10 jackets of different shapes and styles. I love jackets and in winter I will wear a coat on top (keeps you extra warm). Also look out for lycra in the material for extra comfort.

Have any of you heard of DUO boots. They are a web-based company that specialises in made-to-measure boots. A real problem solution for those with extremely small or big calves. And…..they make really great styles and quality boots.

I love boots they can balance a whole shoulder to hip proportion problem. Shoes can make or kill an outfit. Please look at a fantastic blogger called Scott Schuman. He has a website called The Sartorialist. Wow! what an inspiration. Here you can see what a difference the right pair of shoes make.

Well enough from me now, it’s Saturday and the day is full or errands after a very busy week. Thanks for your support for all those that have used me. I love my job.

Catherine