Author Archives: JBolhoven

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 […]

Pretty Little Things

As reported in my key trends article in the January issue, sultry transparency is fast becoming spring’s answer to combining the sexy with the demure, and lingerie trends are not far behind; this season texture plays a key part with layering, with sheers such as mesh and tulles, all worn to highlight the beauty of […]

Feel good fashion

New Year, new goals, new objectives, maybe even a couple of resolutions? Make feeling good one of the things you take into 2018; I’ve highlighted some key Spring Summer 2018 trends to help make it a totally feel good January. Clothes to beat the blues in… Colour is everywhere for Spring Summer 2018, whether it’s […]

Dear Santa…

The race for Retailer Christmas Advert of the year is underway and Coffee shops around the country are dusting off their Christmas play lists… so to join in on all the holiday cheer, I have decided to share my Christmas gift wish list. I have included the gifts I use, love, and hope to find […]

Dress to impress

The party season is here, but what will you wear? We address the yearly problem of how to dress to impress. This year’s Autumn Winter 2017 trends are easy to spot (see our September issue) and there is something to suit every style and body shape; peplum styles to suit athlete figures, luxurious wraps for […]

Runway on the Runway cruises to victory

Runway on the Runway, one of the most exciting and innovative charity fashion events of recent years, scooped the award for Best Fundraising Event at the North-West Charity Awards held at the prestigious Midlands Hotel in Manchester earlier this month. The inaugural awards celebrated and recognised North West charities and not-for-profit organisations for their outstanding […]

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