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Thursday, 15 January 2015

60s fashion video - must watch


I showed this to my styling students today and it's just so brilliant I wanted to share it with you too...

Thursday, 8 January 2015

60s style Stacey dress by Louche


Check out this inescapably 60s-esque mini dress by Louche @ Joy - it's reduced from £65 to £40 in the sale: and if you like your midcentruy fashion with a touch of the contemporary, the diamond cut out at the back keeps it modern.

Black tights, over the knee boots, sharp bob and a smile. Sorted.

Image from JOY

Monday, 5 January 2015

Topshop does the 60s


Not all my 60s outfits are compiled by raiding eBay: I'm just as fond of a high street purchase that is inspired by the era.

I was in Topshop last week, rummaging through the sale rails for jacquard trousers to wear on New Year's Eve (practical and stylish, don't you know) and I was impressed by the number of 60s-esque pieces in the latest collections.

Number one fave is the daisy print shirt dress (above, £55), brand new and sooooo beautiful. I'd be wearing it with mink knit tights and my over-the-knee flat boots from H&M.

As it's not the only slice of late-60s/early-70s inspired loveliness at Toppers right now, here's my edit of the best of the rest...

Friday, 19 December 2014

New year, new blog: Fashion Detective does the 60s


Kids, I've really struggled with the blog (and so many other things) this year. In truth, it's all been a bit shitty.

But - luckily - life goes on (I'm nothing if not optimistic) and I really want to put some pizazz back into Fashion Detective in 2015 with a new look and a slightly different angle...

Thursday, 27 November 2014

Must-have denim dress from Uniqlo


Next year I am (finally) re-launching my wardrobe therapy service: this is basically where I visit people, in their homes, and rummage through their clothing collection, working out what's making them happy and what isn't; suggesting new ways of wearing their clothes, helping them part company with the pieces that have lost their pizzazz and adding to their collection with some gorgeous styles to suit their taste, personality and figure.

I've been working with a few clients in the run-up to Christmas, and the only downside is that I see clothes along the way that I want to buy for myself. Mainly I'm finding clothes that would totally suit them and aren't necessarily my taste at all, but occasionally there's a crossover.

Take this funky little sweat dress fom Uniqlo. I added it to a client's moodboard yesterday and now I can't stop thinking about it.

At £39.90, a denim style dress so soft and comfy-looking must qualify as a pre-Christmas treat, no?