A Fairytale Fit at Ted & Muffy in Bath

When much-loved brands get a makeover it’s not always for the better, but this isn’t so for shoe boutique Ted & Muffy. Duo was known for its excellent fit and beautiful quality – just check out my post from their blogger event last year to see what I mean – and while I’m sure many will be sad to see it go, its latest incarnation as Ted & Muffy is an exciting one. Ted & Muffy is Duo’s cool, stylish sister – like Duo, it offers a vast range of calf and width fittings (and size 35s for my little feet, hurrah!), but there are edgier styles as well as the classics Duo was known for which makes for a more interesting collection, with flashes of cherry red, cobalt blue, metallics and animal print. Continue reading “A Fairytale Fit at Ted & Muffy in Bath”

Clothes that Care

When you make your own clothes, you come to realise how much time, effort and know-how it takes to create a garment. That’s why I’m always shocked by just how little shops like Primark can sell things for – the people making all those super-cheap dresses and tops are surely not getting a fair deal. So I love discovering brands that have an ethos behind them, be it sustainable, ethical or charitable – these three prove that ethical fashion can be edgy, fun and modern, and that it doesn’t always have to equal mega expensive prices, which is a win in my book. Continue reading “Clothes that Care”

Bristol Fashion Week with MIC’s Lucy Watson

Moving house is not a very glamorous task, what with all the packing, sorting and cleaning there is to be done, so heading to a Bristol Fashion Week show provided a welcome (and rather stylish) break from it all. On a sunny Thursday I headed over to Cribbs Causeway to catch one of the South West’s biggest fashion events. Made in Chelsea is a guilty pleasure for me, so it was quite fun to see Lucy Watson in person, if only from quite a few rows back – she presented the show along with Lorraine stylist Mark Heyes. Continue reading “Bristol Fashion Week with MIC’s Lucy Watson”

Black Heart Creatives Valentine’s Jewellery Making Workshop

Black Heart Creatives’ colourful, fun, kitsch designs are about as far away from the delicate jewellery featured in my last post as you can get, but sometimes a gal just needs a big heart necklace in her life, you know? Especially on Valentine’s Day (although I’ll be wearing mine all year round – hearts are for life, not just for V-Day). Continue reading “Black Heart Creatives Valentine’s Jewellery Making Workshop”

Delicate Jewellery

Jewellery seems to have gotten bigger and brighter in the last year or so, but, while I do love a chunky statement necklace, delicate pieces in precious metals seem to be my thing at the moment. While costume jewellery is fun, it can have a limited lifespan and tarnish quickly, especially if it is worn frequently (and is of the cheaper variety!), whereas a sterling silver or gold ring can be kept forever if you look after it properly. Obviously bigger brands such as Pandora and Monica Vinader offer some beautiful things, but there are also plenty of great lesser-known designers out there waiting to be discovered. Here are three of my favourites. Continue reading “Delicate Jewellery”