Category: fashion & beauty

SANTA IS COMING… — Oxfordshire Limited Edition

This month’s column for The Oxford Times’ magazine is about the top toys my children want waiting under the Christmas tree this year. Here are a couple of pictures that weren’t used in the final piece, one of the gorgeous Christmas jumpers from Jojo Maman Bebe I mentioned, and also this cute organic cotton sleep […]

“THERE’S A STORY BEHIND EVERY COLOUR” — Psychologies

Ever inspired by the magic of colour, Farrow and Ball’s creative consultant Joa Studholme loves painting her home in new and refreshing shades  

PARTY LIKE IT’S 1986! — Prima

Thirty years ago, the first issue of Prima appeared on the newsstands. It was a pre-digital world but, while some things have changed dramatically, a few highlights (ah, Madonna!) remain… This was such a fun feature to write!  

MOTHER’S PRIDE — Oxfordshire Limited Edition, The Oxford Times

How my son and I found haircutting heaven at Rock Stars & Stripes, probably the best children’s shop in Oxford right now…

WHAT EXACTLY ARE FACIAL SERUMS? — Prima.co.uk

We’ve all heard the buzz about facial serums – but what exactly are they, and are they really worth splashing out on? We spoke to skin experts to find out everything you need to know.

A PERFUME CALLED OXFORD — Oxford Today

I’m delighted to have started writing for Oxford Today, the university’s alumni magazine/website. Here’s my first piece – an interview with perfumer Ruth Mastenbroek. My interview was picked up by The Independent, The Times and the Daily Mail.

INTERIOR DESIGN IDEAS: COLOUR — Guardian Weekend

Imagine one of the most followed people on Pinterest – with 2.5m fans and counting – and the founder of a hugely popular design blog, and you probably don’t picture him living in a pleasant but singularly ordinary modern block in a town in Buckinghamshire. Will Taylor, 27, rents a small one-bedroom flat with his […]

BEYOND TEMPTATION — The Sunday Telegraph (Stella Magazine)

It’s 10.30am in Sophie Boss’s living-room, and with the coffee she’s serving a rich, home-made chocolate and pistachio cake. As she and her sister Audrey, two fortysomething mothers from north London, tuck into their slices there’s no chuckling of ‘Ooh, naughty us’, no trace of guilt and no longing glances at the rest of the […]

DO WE REALLY NEED A KIDS’ FASHION WEEK? — Parentdish.co.uk

Tacky Gucci changing bags that cost nearly £600 a pop; hideous Juicy Couture jackets for £60; Fendi babygros at £172 that, were it not for the label, you’d think had come out of the bargain bucket at Mothercare…I report on the first kids’ fashion week in London.

TURN AN OLD JUMPER INTO BABY TROUSERS — Allaboutyou.com

If, like me, you dream of making adorable baby and toddler clothes, but have only fair to middling sewing skills, and minimal patience and budget, read on. Featuring Mini Magpie. Picture from Mini Magpie

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