Author Archives: JBolhoven

Pretty prints please

We’re all well versed by now that animal print is fashion’s new neutral, and the interminable pattern remains at the forefront of our wardrobes for Autumn Winter 2019; according to the fashion bible that is the Sunday Times Style Magazine, zebra is the new alpha animal print. I’m not much of a wild personality (the foundation of my […]

White wash

There’s nothing that says ‘Great British Summer’ quite like Wimbledon (on screen at the time of writing) and if, like me, you’ve been glued to your screens for the past few weeks watching some of the most talented players in the game (not to mention celeb and outfit spotting) you’ll have a renewed appreciation for all things white… […]

Homegrown talent

A BIG congratulations to Knutsford’s own Davina from Cocaranti boutique for her award nomination. Cocaranti, which specialises in premium denim and casuals and international designer brands, has been announced as a finalist in two categories for the Drapers Independents Awards 2019: for the second year running in the “Best Customer Experience” category, and for the […]

Pretty in (coral) pink

‘Living Coral’ may be the Pantone Colour of the Year for 2019, but the high street preferred a softer take on the trend this season. Rocking a range of pink shades from the demure dusty rose to über modern millennial pink (a softer, muted version of rose gold), collections seen up and down the high street proves that […]

Out of office

There’s NOTHING like a bank holiday weekend to boost the mood…. and in May we get two of them (both of which are hot on the heels of the long Easter weekend). Image (right): Rails Gabrielle Jumpsuit, £175 – And if you’re lucky enough to be going on a bank holiday inspired city break, for […]

Mother’s Day

In my job as a personal shopper I regularly style bridal parties, whether I’m helping the bride say ‘I do’ to her perfect dress, finding a dress that ALL the bridesmaids will love, and not forgetting the all-important mother-of-the-bride (MOB) outfit. Choosing a MOB outfit can be as challenging as finding the perfect wedding dress […]

Lingerie to love

As is traditional at this time of year, this month we’re focusing on pretty underthings. The older I get, the more I realise how important it is to get the foundations of your outfit right first. A staggering 85% of women are reportedly wearing the wrong size bra. Not only is it important that your bra […]


Local lingerie, swimwear and nightwear boutique, See-Saw Lingerie, has been announced as the WINNER of the Stars: Best Shop Awards, commonly known as The Oscars of the Lingerie Industry! See-Saw Lingerie beat 19 other independent lingerie shops to win the much coveted and fiercely contested ‘Personal Touch Shop’ Award, at a glittering Award ceremony held at […]

Shop the sales

A slip dress, a trench coat, trainers and a pencil skirt: there’s nothing more satisfying than that much coveted fashion item brought for a fraction of its original price, but do the sales really save us money or do we splurge on things we’d never normally buy just because it’s more than half off? Despite […]

Tall stories

I’m always lamenting that one size never fits all on the high street – the great mystery of buying clothes is that I can be too big for a 12 in one shop and too small for a 10 next door! When it comes to sizing, every designer and high street label is different… Which […]

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