Johanna Bolhoven

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Stay safe in the sun kids

Q. My children really like to swim. What should they wear when they’re on the beach that also gives them maximum protection from the sun A. A healthy dose of Vitamin D is essential for building strong bones but babies and children need protection from the sun at all times. Failing to take the necessary […]

Wondering how to wear a hat?

Designing, creating and making hats is without doubt Rosie’s passion (see our March Fashion article, Easter Bonnets), so who better to provide the answer to this month’s style question. Q. I’m lucky to have a number of special occasion events to attend this year including Ladies Day at Ascot. I’ve never worn a hat before but […]

Valentine’s Day Lingerie

Q. Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and this year I don’t want to get it wrong! Are there any trends I should be considering when buying a gift of lingerie? A. Penny English, owner of See-Saw Lingerie in Hale, Cheshire said: “The lingerie market has always lagged a bit behind mainstream fashion trends […]

Party princess

Your style questions answered. Q. My baby girl will be one year old just before Christmas and I’m looking for a special ‘sparkly’ outfit but it still needs to be practical. Is there a brand I should consider? A. We asked Gillian Franks, owner of Pixie Childrenswear in Hale, Cheshire for her advice. She said: “Petit Bateau […]

Selfridges unveils new womenswear floor

Selfridges has unveiled its new designer womenswear floor, following a £3million investment. Womenswear on 2 offers the very best in luxury fashion, including a number of exclusive boutiques. For fashion houses including Céline, Balenciaga, Valentino and Givenchy, Selfridges Exchange Square now offers the only brand ‘world of’ destinations – featuring ready-to-wear, shoes and accessories – outside […]

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