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16th of August 2017

Skipping Through Summer

Style Tips, Women, Seasonal

Here at colour me beautiful we’re firm believers in investing money in your wardrobe on items that you’re going to get the most wear out of....

28th of June 2017

Stay Chic In The Heat

Style Tips, Women, Seasonal, Clothing

When the heat is on the last thing you want is to be feeling hot and bothered. Here are our tips to keep you cool and chic in the Summer sun this season….

12th of June 2017

Swimsuit Style

Style Tips, Women, Colour, Clothing

We spend the whole year looking forward to our Summer holiday; after the long, dark days of Winter there’s no better feeling than the sun on your back and sand under your toes. It’s only natural that you want to look your best on the beach but how ma...

24th of May 2017

Bank On It

Style Tips, Women, Seasonal

As the long weekend approaches here in the UK many of us are looking forward to a little sunshine and relaxation. You may even be lucky enough to have a trip away in the diary. Whatever your plans, our bank holiday style guide will ensure you hit jus...

23rd of February 2017

New Brand Alert: Cefinn

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At colour me beautiful we love to discover new brands so when we heard that Samantha Cameron was launching her own clothing line we couldn’t wait to take a peak. After all, throughout her husband’s time as Prime Minster, Samantha was known for her im...

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16th of December 2016

Christmas Day Style

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Today's blog post is celebrating National Christmas Jumper day, which is taking place up and down the UK  to raise money for Save The Children. In recent years the Christmas jumper has taken on an almost cult-like status with the choice ranging from...

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31st of October 2016

Cosy Cashmere

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When you come for a style consultation with a colour me beautiful personal stylist you will be told which fabrics and textures will work best for you; your body shape, your lifestyle and your budget. The ultimate luxury fabric for Winter has to be c...

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14th of October 2016

What's Your Scarf Style?

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One of the things we love most about the colder months here at colour me beautiful is that it gives us lots of opportunities to accessorise! Specifically by adding a colourful scarf to our outfit. Scarves are a fantastic way of completing your look a...

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13th of September 2016

Tips to transform your personal style

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As fashion month gets into full swing around the world and Summer draws to an end, many of us will be thinking about our Autumn/Winter wardrobes. The start of a new season is the perfect time to take a step back and review your own personal style. W...

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6th of October 2015

Are you seeing double?

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When I work with my clients giving them advice on what styles/colours best suit them, the major thing we need to take into consideration is their personality and lifestyle. As well as chatting through their preferences and asking about their lifesty...

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6th of August 2015

Blooming marvellous!

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Recently I have been on holiday to Suffolk – anybody been? (I know a couple of our consultants live there, lucky things!). They say that Kent is the garden of England, surely if this is the case, then Suffolk has to be its equal. What a picture! Mil...

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14th of July 2015

The smart casual dress code

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What to wear for a smart casual dress code We thought we would share this article, which has been featured on the Total Jobs website, with you as we feel sure you will find it an interesting read. If you have recently made the switch from a corporate...

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6th of July 2015

On the case!

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Here are my secret tips for summer holiday packing and looking cool by the pool For most events in life a little planning can go a long way and that goes for your holiday packing too. The last thing you want as you anticipate your well-earned break i...

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24th of June 2015

Patterned trousers - will you or won't you?

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When I was on holiday in Cambodia in February, no self respecting tourist would be seen without their printed trousers. Every tourist, whatever, the nationality was dressed in bright patterned trousers. My friend Evie, who was on holiday with us bou...

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3rd of June 2015

Jean Genie, Let Yourself Go!

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May 20, 1873 marked an historic day: the birth of the blue jean. It was on that day that Levi Strauss and Jacob Davis obtained a U.S. patent on the process of putting rivets in men's work pants for the very first time. The history of blue jeans is a...

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20th of May 2015

There's a new stripe in town!

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There’s a new stripe in town! The striped shirt has been a beloved institution in fashion since March, 1858 when it became the uniform of the French navy after Napoleon’s victories. It became known as the Breton shirt, named after the Breton workers...

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5th of May 2015

Jump to it - the 1970s fashion is back!

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This is the time of year I particularly love about my job. I take lots of my clients on personal shopping trips. Their ages range from 20-something to two lovely ladies I took last week that were in their 70s. It is so rewarding and enjoyable, thoug...

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21st of April 2015

How many pairs of shoes do you have?

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Some shoe facts - 39% of men think their partner has too many pairs of shoes 55% of men have had to carry their girlfriend because their feet hurt One in two women owns more than 30 pairs of shoes 8% of women own more than 100 pairs of shoes...

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17th of March 2015

Are you trapped in black?

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  Are you trapped in black? A recent survey found that 41% of our wardrobes are made up of black clothes – sound familiar? Each one of us on average, own 5 black tops, 3 black pairs of trousers, 2 black skirts, one LBD (little black dress) and 4...

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4th of March 2015

Hue dares wins!

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  The story of fashion is the story of colour. More than any other single factor, colour gives a garment (and the person who wears it) impact – both visually and emotionally. A woman walking towards you in a red dress tells a very different sto...

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17th of February 2015

Join the polo club

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There’s nothing better than having an item in your wardrobe that goes with everything. But how about having something in your wardrobe that enables you to put a number of disparate items of clothing together and you finish up with a ‘look’ that anyo...

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5th of January 2015

Pantone Colour of the Year 2015: Marsala

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Marsala is Pantone colour of the year for 2015. It is an elegant colour, but not necessarily easy to wear.  Here at Colour Me Beautiful, we know how to work colour to everyone’s best advantage.  If you have a soft and muted colouring and favour chic...

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4th of December 2014

Picking the perfect party shoes

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So, you’ve got the fab dress (or skirt/ trousers and top), now to find the perfect shoes!  This is often the hardest part of putting a party outfit together.  Shoes are a feature of your party wear and can make or break your look. There are three bas...

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14th of November 2014

Your best dress shape for your body

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When it comes to looking good, it’s not your size or shape that matters, it’s the fit of your clothes.  By knowing your basic body shape and understanding the guidelines for choosing the types of clothes that will accentuate your good features and mi...

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5th of August 2014

Khaki shades for summer

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Khaki is usually associated with military looks mostly seen in autumn and winter. However, this summer, khaki is a shade to be seen in.   Khaki and olive are becoming more and more like neutral shades, so you can invest in them as wardrobe staples. A...

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20th of June 2014

Your clothes tell a story about YOU

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Your clothes tell a story about YOU and about who you are. They also tell a story about who you have been. Yesterday, Victoria Beckham tweeted a photo of the dress she wore on her first date with hubby David.  She wore a cute belted shift dress, whic...

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12th of June 2014

It's World Cup 2014! Make like the England team and look hot in cool white

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White is this season's hottest trend and freshest shade.   Despite mixed reviews of the kit, the England team will be glad they are wearing this cool shade under the Brazilian sun.  White is a shade that often denotes new beginnings, it can look incr...

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8th of May 2014

Get your Lycra out; it’s the Women’s Tour of Britain!

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The Women’s Tour of Britain cycle race is the first international level stage race for women in the UK (hooray!). It started on Tuesday and, true to British form, waterproof jackets have been a valuable item in their kit so far.  However, for any kee...

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17th of April 2014

Spring Wardrobe Audit

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If you haven't done so already, now is the time to do the seasonal wardrobe change and have a bit of a spring wardrobe audit. The best way to check out what you have, what works and what doesn’t work in your wardrobe is to go through each item of clo...

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9th of April 2014

Transitional key pieces for spring 2014

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One of the most versatile fashion pieces this spring is the statement sweatshirt.  It's not as heavy as a knit and not as light as a T-shirt.  It's perfect to snazz up a pair of jeans with some heels or you can wear it with a skirt (pencil, A-line, f...

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7th of February 2014

Mr Selfridge shows us how it's done

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By Anna de Vere - Director of Corporate Training and Development at Colour Me Beautiful Watching Mr Selfridge has made me fall in love with retail all over again. One of the reasons for this is seeing the dedicated care and attention given by the sta...

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12th of December 2013

How to be the Belle of the Christmas Party: Part 2

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Whatever your style or Christmas occasion, follow our tips to be the belle of your Christmas party... Office to office party Your office Christmas party is straight after work so you need to decide whether a complete change of outfit is required or n...

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28th of November 2013

How to the be the Belle of the Christmas Party: Part One

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The Christmas party season is fast approaching and whether it’s the office party or an annual gathering of friends you are probably beginning to wonder what to wear.  Follow these simple tips and you’ll be sure to turn heads for the right reasons. B...

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13th of November 2013

Skirt shapes of the season

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Dresses have been our friends for so long, we have almost forgotten about wearing separates. “What has happened to the skirt and top?” we hear you say.  As it happens, we will be making the skirt our wardrobe staple this autumn and winter.  This seas...

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4th of September 2013

The leather trend autumn/winter 2014

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Leather hasn’t always been price-friendly or easy to pull off, but since its comeback in recent years, we are enjoying it as an integral wardrobe piece. So, for the autumn/winter 2014 leather trend, look beyond the biker jacket and consider leather s...

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8th of August 2013

Post-baby Fashion Tips

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Here are our fashion tips to help you hide your post-baby bump. Wrap around tops and dresses are ideal wardrobe staples for new mums. The soft fabric will work with your body shape, not against it, and flatter your curves.  If it suits you, you can...

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25th of July 2013

Royal baby boy in blue, or perhaps pink?

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Why, and when, did we choose blue for baby boys and pink for baby girls? According to an article in The Smithsonian, back in the 1800's baby boys wore pink because it was considered a stronger shade and therefore more appropriate for them. The girls...

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11th of July 2013

The Long and the Short of Shorts

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Shorts are great. They are practical, they won’t cause embarrassment when you bend down and they won't restrict your movement or blow up in the wind like skirts can. They can have useful pockets too. So, why is it that when it comes to buying shorts...

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20th of June 2013

Our Creative Director, Veronique Henderson, on our latest book shoot.

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My name is Veronique Henderson (I was French a very long time ago!) and for the past 30 years I have had the best job ever as Creative Director of Colour Me Beautiful. Our head office is based in South London. We are a small team and we all wear ma...

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6th of June 2013

Author Erin Kaye on how Colour Me Beautiful transformed her style

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So there I was, a harried mother on the wrong side of 35, bouncing a teething baby on my lap while my three year-old ran riot through a friend’s flowerbeds with his pals. None of us Mums sitting round the patio table even batted an eyelid. I announce...

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29th of April 2013

The Great Gatsby Style

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If you haven’t caught the Gatsby bug yet, you obviously haven’t seen the film’s previews. It is going to be a sartorial feast for the eyes. The costumes in this story of the rich and famous in the roaring twenties are simply sumptuous. This fashio...

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11th of April 2013

Margaret Thatcher; a style tribute

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Baroness Thatcher became Prime Minister just as Colour Me Beautiful was introduced and became the first image consultancy in the world. In 1985 she said “The essence of the well-dressed woman should never be exaggerated. Appearance is the first impr...

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3rd of April 2013

Chic frills: ruffles are back, but not as you remember them.

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Frills, ruffles, call them what you will, are back. The Romantic personalities will be ‘frilled’ (sorry, we couldn’t resist). Frills don’t usually appeal to the Natural, Classic or City Chic personalities as they find them too fussy for their tastes....

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14th of March 2013

Take some colour to work

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Black is still the shade many of us default to for workwear because it is practical.  It remains a trusty wardrobe staple in the City and some companies make it a requirement for staff dress.  Black does look smart and shows that you mean business, b...

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21st of February 2013

Do you need a rebrand?

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Just as a company needs a rebrand from time to time, we also need to rebrand ourselves at various stages of our lives. Why?  Here is a definition of ‘rebranding’ from the Cambridge Dictionaries to give you an idea :  “If a company rebrands itself or...

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29th of January 2013

Be smart, look smart: dress for job success

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Before you even think about updating your wardrobe, you need to update your mindset.   In her article in The Times last October, Carolyn Asome wrote:  "Funny, isn’t it, given that we spend more than a third of our lives at the office, that we often s...

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11th of January 2013

The Duchess at 31: celebrating her colourful wardrobe

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Last week the Duchess turned 31 and the media revisited her most stylish looks.  Like her Grandmother-in-law, she is not afraid of colour and knows how to wear it well.   In the UK Vogue, February issue, Kate’s colours are reviewed and the statistics...

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2nd of January 2013

Look fabulous and feel confident in 2013

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The holiday festivities are over and without the social occasions and shiny lights to jolly you along, those New Year's resolutions can look a little harsh in the cold light of January. To make sure you kick start that ‘new you'/new career/fitness re...

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5th of December 2012

Top tips for your party wear underwear

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The party season is upon us so you will be getting out the occasion wear and glamming up.   Whilst you are busy choosing the right clothes and accessories, make sure you get the foundations right by choosing the best underwear for your shape and your...

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10th of November 2012

Enjoy fashion, but don't be a slave to it.

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Unless you have the time and money, or you work in the fashion industry, it is neither easy nor necessarily satisfying to keep up with the very latest trends.  Fashion is about being up-to-the-minute current, or even ahead of the times.  Fashion also...

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12th of October 2012

Beautiful Boots

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One thing to like about winter is putting on a gorgeous pair of boots.  Casual or smart, short or long, there is something almost reassuring about boots.  Perhaps it is because they are both stylish and sturdy.  Your boots can make a statement or the...

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26th of September 2012

Sixty and more stylish than ever

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 “Old is the new Young” The Times reported in their ‘grey best-dressed list  2012’ published last week. The list includes Vivienne Westwood (71), Bill Nighy (62), Helen Mirren (67) and Sir Stuart Rose (63), among many others.   From the few mentioned...

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19th of September 2012

How to look good at 6am!

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We’ve been discussing in the office today how early morning TV presenters manage to look great ‘at the crackers’ (to put it in our director’s vernacular!).  The styles they choose are significant, but we think their  success is mostly down to wearing...

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5th of September 2012

How to wear Autumn's heritage fabrics

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It's great to embrace our  heritage and wear it on our sleeve, but let's be honest, tweeds and checks are not the easiest patterns to pull off. Do remember that fabrics such as tartan, tweed, dogtooth etc., are fundamentally a weave of straight lines...

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12th of April 2012

British, enduring and now colourful and stylish Barbour.

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Something exciting has happened at Barbour.  Much like Burberry, they have taken a great piece of British heritage wear and given it a modern and stylish update.  First of all we say hats off (and jackets on!) to this brand for its longevity.  It has...

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29th of March 2012

Creating your Personal “Wardrobe Portfolio”

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Claudia Croft wrote a fabulous article in The Times Style Spring issue (4th March) discussing how “these days, it’s not how much you spend on your clothes, but what you buy and how you mix it up that really counts”. In recent years, mixing lower end...

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9th of March 2012

Bridal Style Advice: don’t just choose a good-looking dress, choose a dress you look good in.

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When you are planning your wedding every detail is important, but let’s be honest, for the bride-to-be it’s all about the dress. There is certainly no lack of choice in bridal gowns, but that doesn’t make it easier to pick one. If anything, there is...

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24th of February 2012

Print, print and more print! Pick your patterns for spring.

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                             Fashion is going print mad for spring with designer Mary Katrantzou leading the way with her exotic and elegant designs. If you've missed out on her collection in Top Shop (now sold out!), you might want to look at Marni'...

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3rd of January 2012

The New Year Wardrobe Update

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  We all reinvent ourselves in various ways throughout life and a new year inspires us to 'renew' ourselves. It might be changing a small part of our weekly routine, getting more exercise, trying something new or giving our home or personal loo...

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16th of December 2011

Christmas Gift Ideas: a Colour Me Beautiful Gift Experience is not just for Christmas!

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 If you want to give her something a bit special this year that is great value and won't end up never worn or in a corner of the house somewhere, have  a look through our Gift Experience range. Giving gifts is a pleasure and more and more we want to...

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5th of December 2011

The Red Dress: how to choose yours for the party season

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Red is most definitely this season's hottest colour for evening wear, so if you have always wanted a great red dress then make the most of the choice available now. Whether it's for daytime or party wear, red can have a potent effect on how others pe...

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4th of November 2011

Roll up for the roll neck

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The roll neck. Just the word conjures up flash backs to the 60's and 70's.  Some of us will remember James Bond wearing a white roll neck under a dinner jacket! Very Yves St. Laurent. Charlie's Angels wore them too.  The roll neck is also known as th...

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28th of October 2011

The joy and pain of fabulous shoes

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Aside from a good lipstick in a great colour, there is nothing like a high heel to add instant glamour and confidence.  A recent MSN survey showed that not only do women love high heels, but more importantly, they will substitute comfort over style t...

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18th of October 2011

Dress for success: looking the part can make a difference

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You can’t have missed Mary Portas’ recent comment about our female politicians. Whilst looks and clothes may not be what politicians are all about, it does help to be well-turned-out.  Admittedly, it is hard for us all to look the part every day what...

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