Our stories




Fashioning a Reign

If your clothes could tell a story, what story would they tell? We can assure you that Her Majesty the Queen's tell a pretty fascinating one. Last week, in pursuit of a Royal fix and hoping to spy some white cotton gloves, we made the journey to Westminster for a wonderful day out. Having not visited Buckingham Palace since the days of school coaches and packed lunches it was amazing to see the palace in all its splendour and the 'Fashioning a Reign' exhibition was truly great. The exhibition has been opened across 3 official Royal residences and all three exhibitions present a selection of some of the Queen's most important outfits- many of which have a close relationship with their chosen...

Continue reading



The Summer Scarf and 10 ways to wear it

The scarf has long been a staple fashion item which graces our wardrobe all year round. Heavy knits keep us warm in the winter while light silks brighten and lift our summer style. This diverse species of fashion accessory is versatile and timeless. From snug to chic the scarf is truly multi-talented. We notice this even more by the arrival of summer which is boldly strutting towards us as it sheds its winter coat.

Continue reading



Rock and Roll at the Races

In the true spirit of 60’s rebellion the world’s first supermodel Jean Shrimpton arrived at the 1965 Melbourne Cup in an outfit which sent tremors across the world of fashion.                        No hat, no gloves, no stockings and her dress cut short above the knee The Shrimp had unwittingly sparked an international fashion scandal. Her refusal to adhere to the conservative rules of dress outraged the crowds and Australian people causing a global controversy.                  Mary Quant.   Despite the blue skies and warm air the short cut dresses and skirts of the British mini skirt pioneer Mary Quant were still wholly unacceptable in...

Continue reading



The Queen of Style

The Queen at 90   The 90th birthday of Her Majesty The Queen was for us not only a chance to celebrate The Monarchy and its place in our national life but also an opportunity to reflect on her timeless and iconic style. The press and web were awash with images of Her Majesty's unmissable sense of style. In her own words "She has to be seen to be believed" and this occasion reminds us of the truth behind this sentiment.                                   

Continue reading