EcoShow, October 2010

This very exciting event is taking place in Belfast from the 8th – 10th October.  It helps us all learn how to live more sustainably, reduce waste and save money in your home and business.

Eco Show is a ‘first’ in Europe, it’s good news for you, the economy and the planet. There’s something for everyone as the event covers seven Eco Zones, namely: Food, Business, Health & Lifestyle, Transport, House and Home, Energy, Useful Insight & Information.

I will also be involved as I’ll be judging in The Charity Clothes Fashion Competition.  This event is open to all visitors, and relevant to every man, woman and child. EcoShow aims to make thinking about the environment fun and at the same time encourage people to learn about living more sustainably, but without either blowing the budget or dramatically changing their lifestyle. This is where the fashion competition has its roots, again I don’t think it’s anything anyone else has done before.

More information can be gained by following this link

Also, please contact Caron on with any queries.


8th September 2010- Vogue’s Fashion Night Out – A Global Celebration of Fashion.

The whole London was buzzing with fashion events, designer appearances, launches and cocktails happening, and…the launch of Manolo Blahnik for Liberty, a pop up store with a limited edition collection of specially designed shoes, products and accessories, including a scented candle with perfumer Lyn Harris, bow ties, stationery, umbrellas, notebooks, shoe horns, cushions and scarves.

Manolo’s a legend. Who can resist the coloured satin, the bows, the elevation, the pointed, sleek sexiness, the sheer craftmanship and ladylike elegance of all things Manolo?  The lines and silhouettes of his distinctive designs remain instantly recognisable as unique, inimitable exercises in precision and balance, exquisite workmanship and luxury.

So Ladies open to the public from last night, everyone is in for a treat.

The collection includes a black patent Campari Court, also known as the Manolo Blahnik Mary-Jane (Carrie Bradshaw: “I thought they were an urban shoe myth”) along with some exclusive designs using prints from the Liberty archive.

This time I have left the shop with…his book and the shoes… I have put on my christmas list…

‘Manolos New Shoes (published by Thames & Hudson; £24.95) is released on the 13th,

Camel’s the colour for autumn

Wintery colours do not have to mean a gloomy palette of black, grey and more black. If you look on the high street you’ll see that camel is the latest must-have colour for the new season.

Richer and warmer than beige, camel doesn’t drain your complexion like mustard can. So why not to start from the coat…

Mark my words, camel coats are going to be big this autumn and the best part is they go with just about everything.  My recommendation would be to find a nicely tailored version which you can use over and over again, and preferably take it from day to evening without too much hassle.The colour is still synonymous with luxury and wealth with camel cashmere knits and scarves a classic addition to any woman’s wardrobe.

"Camel's the colour for winter"

A: Together Classic Coat,* £149.00 GBP from Kaleidoscope

B: Belted Angora Mix Coat by MaxMara Studio,* £600.00 GBP from House of Fraser

C: Premium Traditional Trench, £175.00 GBP from TopShop

D: Alexander McQueen Beige Camel Coat, £1,360.00 GBP at Matches

E: Chloe Beige Camel Coat, £1,686.00 GBP at Matches

F: Anne Weyburn Wool & Cashmere Coat,* £169.00 GBP from La Redoute

G: Anne Weyburn Wool Velour Coat,* £119.00 GBP from La Redoute

H: Longline Large Collar Coat,* £150.00 GBP from Laura Ashley

I: Dolce & Gabbana D&G Camel Coat, £355.00 GBP from Matches