Author Archives: JBolhoven

Ho, ho, hosiery

I firmly believe that tights are the unsung heroes of the top drawer. They can even out the skin tone on your legs, provide that all-important finishing touch to an outfit, and insulate you against the cold during those freezing Winter months which, lets face it, feels like a good two-thirds of the year, but […]

It’s a hold up!

Q. I haven’t picked my Christmas party outfit yet, so I was thinking of investing in a good strapless bra so that I’m prepared for anything. Do you have any recommendations? A. We asked Johanna Bolhoven, owner of See-Saw Lingerie in Hale, for her advice… “Finding a good strapless bra can be tough and they’re often seen […]

Simply Coco

You’ve heard it all before…. Back to black, black is the new black, it’s comes in any colour, as long as it’s black! But, thanks to Coco Chanel, it’s hard to disagree that nothing says wardrobe classic like a little black dress (LBD), and this season it’s back with a bang. As chic as it is […]

Bra-vo!

For the month of October, breast cancer awareness will take center stage and all over the region fundraising activities, from cake sales, fashion shows and ‘bin your bra’ recycling campaigns, will help to highlight the importance of breast awareness, education and research. So this month I’m doing my bit and focusing on why it’s so […]

Kick off!

New term, new season, new rules….. Autumn Winter 2016 has well and truly arrived on the high street and September is the perfect month to start thinking about those all-important pieces that will carry you through to the next season and beyond. We’ve analysed information from a variety of sources to bring you the key […]

Find the perfect swimsuit for you

Q. We’re going on holiday in a couple of weeks and I need to buy a new swimsuit but I’m worried it won’t be flattering around my stomach. I think I have an apple or pear body shape, what styles should I look for?  A. If you’re a pear consider styles that diminish the size […]

Word up!

Not a big talker? Need to make an apology having said something you regret? Let your clothing do it for you! There’s one major trend that keeps (re)hitting the fashion scene, and that’s logo tees and shouty slogans. Who can forget Kim Sears’ playful response after her manners were questioned during last years French Open final, when she […]

Going, going….gone!

With beautiful sunny days, balmy nights and the faint smell of barbecue filling the air it’s starting to feel like a lot like Summer, and nothing says it more than the gradual drip-drip of ‘Sale now on….’ emails landing in your inbox! If you’re a savvy shopper and have a list of items that you […]

Jean genie!

Father’s Day is held on the third Sunday of June in the UK. It’s a day to honour fathers and father figures, and this month I would like to celebrate these men (including the legend that is David Bowie) by sharing some experiences that my male personal shopping clients have shared with me, namely the […]

Wedding guest: shine without outshining the bride!

Q. Can I wear silver to a wedding? A. The bride and groom should be the focus of attention on their big day. That’s not to say you shouldn’t dress up for the occasion but perhaps avoid turning up in anything loud and garish, especially if it risks a reflection worthy of ‘tanning foils’ in […]

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