Author Archives: JBolhoven

Case contenders

We’ve all been there, packing WAY more clothes than we need for a holiday. A survey carried out by Debenhams (source: The Daily Mail) suggests that the average woman needs around 57 items in her suitcase for a two-week holiday, yet many women pack nearer to 150 items. As with any good wardrobe detox, the […]

Giving the cold shoulder

I love the summer months, the opportunity to wear lighter fabrics, embrace brighter colours and…. best of all…. not having to cart around an arsenal of coats, jackets or cover-ups! So with the hot summer days finally here and (we hope) set to stay, it’s time to show some skin and what better way to do this than […]

How to buy vintage

Q. Do you have any tips on how to shop for the best vintage jewellery? A. We asked vintage jewellery expert, Jennifer Gibson. “I’m often asked for tips on how to buy vintage successfully,” says Jennifer. “My advice is simple and mirrors my own buying techniques with 3 simple steps. Firstly, it has to be love […]

The Bling Ring

The world’s most elegant woman, Coco Chanel, was said to have advised the following when dressing with accessories: “Before you leave the house, look in the mirror and take one thing off!” However, when faced with a veritable Aladdin’s cave of remarkable, standout 20th century costume jewellery, I couldn’t decide what I liked best, let alone what I would want to […]

Prom Power

It’s that time of year when thoughts start to turn to the end of year school party, or PROM, one of the most important dates in the teen calendar, and one where dressing to impress is a prerequisite! Prom is now a really big deal in the UK and every young person wants to look […]

Sink or swim

Here comes holiday season! Whether you’re planning an Easter escape or booking up your summer holiday, we’ve paid close attention to the top swimwear and beachwear trends to give you a leg up poolside. From flirty tassels to sleek cutouts, check out the trends you can rock right now: Halter tops – one of the […]

Runway on the Runway jets off for a third year!

Runway on the Runway, a glittering charity fashion show showcasing top prom-wear in aid of the Teenage Cancer Trust, returns for a third time this year. In 2015 the second Runway on the Runway fashion show raised more than £40,000 for young people living with cancer here in the North West, with organisers hoping to […]

Spring Fever

“A term applied to several sets of physical and psychological symptoms associated with the arrival of spring”… for me that’s joy, relief and spin-around-your-wardrobe excitement! It’s been a relentless winter (again) but just recently there have been real signs of spring finally springing; the soul crushing experience of dark mornings/ late afternoons seem to be […]

For the love of lingerie

Like it or loathe it, February is a romantic time of year, with Valentine’s Day just around the corner and the official start of wedding season, our thoughts inevitably turn to pretty underthings. We love Valentines Day; it’s a great excuse to turn up the heat and slip into something luxurious. Lingerie sales are soaring […]

January blues…. reds, yellows and greens

The Urban Dictionary defines ‘January blues’ as “the funk that you enter when the holiday season is over”, writes Johanna Bolhoven. It apparently starts on January 2nd and lasts at least until February 1st and I agree, it’s an unpleasant time of year; the holiday season is over, Spring (and those all important Summer holidays) […]

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