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Optical Illusion

I have been blessed with eyesight on par with the average bat. As a child of the 90’s, the media’s ‘bespectacled geek’ stereotype haunted me, and after years of donning glasses I wouldn’t allow my grandmother near, contact lenses became my Best Friend Forever. In recent times, however, I am delighted to see ‘geek chic’ has exploded onto the scene, embraced by such designers as Paul Smith at London Fashion Week A/W 2011. Alexa Chung and Johnny Depp are among a host of ‘celebs’ giving the almighty nod of...

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What a load of cobblers

You have heard the travails I have had recently getting everything sorted for the impending white wedding (thats just the guests!) on a cliff top villa in Ibiza. Not wishing to let the side down I have gone all out. You been on the earring and bag journey now for the feet. I couldn’t resist these hand made numbers from the legendary St Tropez cobbler K Jacques (now I thought cobblers were only things people spoke namely men after a few drinks or to get out of doing something...

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Where I short circuit

I was sitting in the hairdressers at the weekend getting my hair highlighted and I was flicking through the stack of magazines as you do. I was browsing through Vogue (which I never buy – whats the point nothing fits or is affordable!) anyway I indulged myself and remarked to myself that the 50′s Mad Men shoot of Kate Moss looked great. As you know I have been on the hunt for a decent clutch bag in gold for a wedding and I nearly fell through the seat in...

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Hisssssssssssssssss

I’ve never much been a fan of snakes human or the reptile variety. I’ve met plenty of the human kind, however, I have not had the misfortune to encounter the reptilian kind in person unless you count some rather stoned ones in Morocco with their fangs removed and come to think of it I encountered some more stoned ones in a temple in Phuket years ago not to mention some plonker who arrived with one around his neck to a pub I was drinking in by the river in...

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GOLD you’ve got the power to hold……

GOLD I loved the song the first time round, I love GOLD as jewellery despite the detractors and I even suspended disbelief when Gordon Brown sold off the gold reserves for about 50p years ago. We could certainly do with it now- look at all the cash for gold shops everywhere! What is she on about not I hear you ask, well all will be revealed if you bear with me for a minute. I’m off to a wedding soon and the theme is white! I thought that was...

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Hearts, moons and a ray of sunshine

I told you all a while back that I had ordered a love heart ring from Laura Gravestock and I also asked her to make a rose gold plated crescent moon for me, for reasons unbeknown to even me!!! I received both of them yesterday and they are stunning. I love them and I know they will be a permanent feature on my hands (wait till you see the hands!!! I am not that old, some serious handcream is about to be purchased.) Anyway I am that chuffed that...

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Make your own with Hannah makes things

I came across this kitschy but cutsey website today with a great name of Hannah Makes Things. This is what they say about themselves ‘Hannah Makes Things is a range of jewellery and accessories designed by Central Saint Martins graduate Hannah Nuttall. With a focus on all things, fun, kitsch, unusual and gloriously shiny we set about creating jewellery to make people stop and say wow! Based in Manchester, UK we design items in house and use a range of techniques, materials and processes to create our pieces. We...

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What I bought this week 10 July 11

Kicking off my new column as promised. I bought this darling necklace in the Astley Clarke sale (main bubble). I was feeling very sorry for myself and thought sod it and you know what I might just buy something else as well me being a bit on the carefree and wild side and it would be these white drop earrings to bring out my Aphrodite side! But for now this coloured necklace is it. I thought it would be fantastic worn with my countless variations of black tops and...

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In which a change is gonna come…..

In order to keep things interesting (well for me anyway as I might well be the only one actually reading this) I am adding a few new items. First one is along the lines of ‘what I bought/covet this week’ which to the uninitiated is fairly self explanatory. It also has a more sinister purpose and that is to try to cure me of this shopping obsession – medically termed omniophobia. Not only will I be describing my purchases or items of desire I will be giving you the...

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Nothing small about La Senza’s smalls

I trotted off to La Senza’s AW11 preview last week. Now this is not something I would normally go to but sheer nosiness won the day and the promise of cupcakes. As I approached the showrooms I really questioned the wisdom of my decision to attend when I saw 3 leggy, skinny models in the window dressed in sexy underwear draped over a couch. In I went anyway, as I was mooching through their new shape-wear collection wondering which thumb they would fit on, the charming PR Amanda recognised...

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