Saturday, 30 May 2015

You Have Been Invited

Arabella Musgrave in what has to be the most elegant wedding dress I have ever seen
Wedding season is well and truly underway and dressing for it seems to have got just a little bit easier for guests. Its often a tricky one. So many weddings are themed and this combined with unpredictable English weather can mean you spend weeks deciding what to wear. The bit that has made it easier is the fact that everyone seems to have got a bit more relaxed about it all. Out have gone the oversized hats and fascinators and in have come discreet pillbox hats, headbands or even turbans for the very brave. Its also goodbye to tight little suits and in with a beautiful shift or knockout pencil skirt and silk t-shirt combo. 

Casting my mind back to the Royal wedding I am still in love with Miriam Cleggs outfit and hat. I loved the whole 1940`s Spanish widow look. If  your still stuck i recomend the silk t-shirts from Pyrus combined with the full and pencil skirts form Just in Case and the knockout Republic Jacket from Pyrus...and a good trench and killer clutch wont go amiss either.

Kate Moss at in a silk short suit

Kate Moss attending another wedding in bias cut satin

David Tang and his wife - looking good in pleats and blazer

Caroline Herrera

Caroline Herrera

Friday, 29 May 2015

Galleries Night Hightlights May 2015

It was a nice atmosphere at last week`s galleries evening. For me it always feels like the start of summer. Below are my highlights.

Celebrating 20 years in business Ainscough Contemporary Art had a solo exhibition from resident artist Stephen Brown and lots of new beautiful new pottery from Katrin Moye. I also noticed some lovely new additions from a new artist Alison McWhirter

Down the road at Browns Hill Art  Helena Clews showed her own work. "Reel" and the still life of the mugs where my favorites of the I liked her floor which reminded me of the Pollock Jeans from MIH which appeared a few seasons ago

Over at Coombe Gallery Mark exhibited his fathers work Paul Riley which also coincided with the launch of his book

 and then that left my neighbor Simon Drew who of course has to get a mention especially after he has been very brave about losing his beloved dog Rabbit. RIP Rabbit you where lovely.

Saturday, 9 May 2015


A new delivery has arrived from EASTBYEASTWEST.  I love the collection.  It will scare the life out of a lot of people. A thought that makes me incredibly happy.  Is it maternity? yep it can be if you want it  to be. Over sized linen  blazers (with a whiff of the 80`s via Nicole Farhi, ) simple knitted jumpers, and oversize pin tuck tunics in an easy to wear palette of chambray blue, navy, charcoal and white.  Prices from £75.00

Monday, 4 May 2015

120% Lino

Summer wouldn't be summer without 120% Lino. As we have come to expect  from one of Italy's finest producers of the linen the quality is amazing and the colours are fabulous. sizes 8-18. Prices from £99.00 . Order on-line at Starburst Boutique

Petit Bateau - Beautiful Basics at Starburst Boutique

Fresh from France is a new supply of lovely basics from Petit Bateau.  This season the traditional cotton vest has a lightweight feel and a deep scoop neck and is available in classic navy, white, pale mint green and hot orange.  Also in the mix is the oversize t-shirt and vest in pure linen. Perfect partners in crime.  It is also worth noting that these pieces tie in rather nicely with the SS collections from Pazuki and Pyrus. Spend and save.  Cotton Vest from £17.00

Cotton Vest £17.00

Cotton Vest £17.00

Cotton Vest £17.00

Linen Sweatshirt £56.00

Linen Vest £40.00