Rising literary star Abigail Tarttelin launched her second novel Golden Boy in London last week. It’s one of those books that you’ll just want to stay up all night and read. It’s a coming of age story about Max Walker – the Golden Boy, the perfect son, the best friend. The girls at school likeContinue reading


I love reading – it’s my only escape from fashion and I was particularly delighted to discover the Sunday Book Market on Goldsmith Row in East London. I love a good book – mainly chic lit. I’ve tried to read my iPad in bed but for some reason I tend to read on an angleContinue reading


I’ve worked with make up artist Lan Nguyen for several years and we’ve done lots of shows and editorials together. It’s great to work with people that you know and trust. When you work with people you know you don’t become complacent or lazy – you actually work harder! Lan used lots of colour andContinue reading

I didn’t grow up drinking any kind of pop and I don’t recall when I finally did – it must have a been at a birthday party. However, I was very happy when Coca-Cola introduced diet vanilla and cherry coke. I’ve always been partial to Coca-Cola commercials – they are so happy and sometimes IContinue reading

In London there are so many quirky things. Streets where the numbers go up one way on one side of the street and then they continue down on the opposite side. Buildings or homes with no numbers often have just names which makes finding them a bit more difficult but it seems so much moreContinue reading

The lovely Amelia Gregory will be doing a book tour this spring! The tour will include informal chats about the creation of Amelia’s Compendium of Fashion Illustration, the rise of eco fashion, the illustration process and social media for creatives. Attendees will be able to network with each other whilst enjoying tea and home madeContinue reading

Diane Von Furstenberg teamed up with DC Comics and wrote her own comic book, Be the Wonder Woman You Can Be, Featuring the Adventures of Diva, Viva & Fifa. It’s about the fulfillment and empowerment of women. DVF says: "If I have any mission in life… it is to empower women" As a little girlContinue reading

Ugly Betty: The Book is fashioned to resemble the ultra private and confidential white binder known as "the Book" (the Mode magazine mock-up prominently featured in the show), this book has a paper-over-board cover and is designed to look like an issue of Mode that Betty edited herself. The book’s chapters are presented in theContinue reading


I’ve always loved platform shoes. Being only 5′2″ high shoes make me feel powerful (and taller) but it’s the platform or wedge that really works for me. I think if I had a high arch I would have loved the stiletto heel. Marni patent leather wedges Platforms have been around forever and I mean centuries.Continue reading


Models go on castings on a daily basis, the rest of us make up artists, hair stylists, photographers and stylists go on appointments. It’s hard to make the time when you’re busy shooting but it’s important to meet new people and show your work. You’re basically going on mini interviews all day. What’s great andContinue reading


The lovely Helena Frith Powell was wearing a black signature Karen Brost dress for her book launch in Chelsea last night. Helena is a writer and journalist, she is the author of Two Lipsticks and a Lover – a book about what makes French women so special and her latest book To Hell in HighContinue reading


Most of us are starting to understand why we shouldn’t buy fakes but we don’t really understand why we should or shouldn’t buy luxury goods. We don’t really know any more what makes a luxury item really luxurious. I have never bought a fake luxury item, but I don’t own many luxury items I haveContinue reading


Marc Lagrange is a fashion, advertising and portrait photographer. You should visit his site at www.lagrange.be as his work is beautiful, strong, sensual and playful. If you have a chance go to the exhibition: PhotoMuseum16/6-10/9/2006http://www.fotomuseum.be


Ginette Spanier, the Directrice of Balmain. I love a good book and I cannot resist buying them at little sales, maybe it’s a church sale or a market stall but I love a used book. Not a library book, although I do have a library card. I think I bought this at a bookstore nearContinue reading