Author Archives: JBolhoven

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 – www.blackwhitedenim.com. 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 […]

Bra-vo!

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 […]

It’s my party!

Dust off your finery and polish your dancing shoes, the next two months has the potential to be a whirlwind of after-work drinks, staff Christmas parties and family get-togethers, all of which will require some semblance of a festive party dress code! Nailing the festive dress code can be difficult, especially when it’s not as […]

Coat tales

After almost three whole months of consistently warm weather, and then some, I’m slowly getting over the shock of having to dig out an extra layer for those crisp mornings and bordering-on-chilly autumnal evenings. Luckily the British High Street has come up trumps and from essential puffers to luxurious leather, there’s a wonderfully warm layer […]

Best of the best

Some of our wonderful Cheshire boutiques celebrated their ‘best of the best’ nomination at the Drapers Independents Awards 2018 at the Brewery in London on Wednesday 12 September, including Black White Denim in Wilmslow, Cocaranti in Knutsford, Pixie Childrenswear and See-Saw Lingerie in Hale, and The Edit in Knutsford. The awards celebrate innovation and talent […]

Animal instinct

Animal print is having a resurgence for Autumn/Winter 2018 (AW18), and in a big way. The good news is – from bold colours to more understated takes on the print – there are many ways to make it work. Consider animal print a classic neutral colour: treat it like any black item in your wardrobe […]

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