Author Archives: JBolhoven

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 […]

Over the limit!

Q. I always pack WAY more clothes than I need for a holiday. How do I create a capsule wardrobe that will see me through 2-weeks? A. These eight essential items will get you through every holiday: Maxi dress, shirt-dress or playsuit. From 5 star cruises and exotic beach holidaysto European city breaks, maxi dresses are relevant […]

A stitch in time

One size doesn’t fit all… especially on the high street. This month I had a revelation…. my partner took three pairs of suit trousers to our local tailor, Golden Stitches in Altrincham, to turn them from a slightly old fashioned straight leg, to a more trendy tapered leg. It was quick, we dropped them in […]

Making waves

Believe it or not, shops will start buying their swimwear for Summer 2019 in the next couple of months, which means the 2018 swimwear season for us shoppers is almost over… (top tip: the best month to go swimwear shopping is January, you may not be able to wear it right then, but it will […]

The Big Thaw

Raise your hand if you’re ready for spring! Us too, we’ve had enough of ‘the coldest week of winter’ endlessly on repeat. We’re ready to throw the rules-of-winter-dressing out the window and embrace spring fashion, even if it means a slightly shivery start to the new season. Luckily the spring summer 2018 fashion trends are nothing if not […]

Hats off

So far this year I’ve had the pleasure of styling two bridal parties for a March and May wedding, where I have helped one bride find the right lingerie for her stunning backless wedding gown, helped another to find the perfect vintage shoes for her 1920s style dress, and helped the mother-of-the-groom find the perfect […]

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