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An appreciation of Peter Stuart, ex-publisher of GQ & Vogue, who has passed away

May 2, 2016 LLG Fashion

Shortly before Holly and I left for Peru, we received the news that Peter Stuart, the father of my best friend Clare, had slipped into a coma after brain surgery. Sadly, Peter never came round from the coma and passed away on Friday 22 April here in London. Some of you will have known and […]

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Travel: My Top Tips for Solo Travellers

April 25, 2016 LLG Fashion

I travel A LOT: Usually at least one long-haul trip a month, and several shorter European and British trips too, by car, plane and train. Mostly I am on my own, which suits me just fine and, whilst I was away this week in South America, it occurred to me that there are certain things that […]

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London: Kate Spade opens Regent’s Street Flagship (& a peek at SS16)

April 24, 2016 LLG Fashion

I’m not normally particularly bothered by the prospect of a fashion party – all those years as an editor means I’ve been to an awful lot of store openings, but I was sad to miss the opening of Kate Spade’s new Regent’s Street store in London last Thursday, whilst I was in Peru. That’s because […]

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Accessories: Buying Fabulous Winter Boots in Spring…

March 22, 2016 LLG Fashion

Sorel: Women’s Tivoli II Suede boot (tan) You might think this an odd time of year to be running a super cosy, comfy boot story, but bear with me. For a start it’s still pretty cold outside. I walk Lettice, and sometimes Maisie too if I can persuade her that exercise wins over napping, every day in […]

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London Fashion Week: Backstage with Bumble + bumble & MAC at Holly Fulton for SS16

March 8, 2016 LLG Beauty

Going backstage at the shows is always riveting: everyone loves access behind the scenes, and seeing how a show is put together never fails to fascinate. Talking to the hair and makeup artists always gives useful insights: maybe it’s a not-yet-released product they are testing, or one they are using in an off label way (gloss […]

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Spring Pretty: Caroline Taylor x Clinique BonusTime GWP at John Lewis

February 24, 2016 LLG Fashion

One of the absolute joys of being a beauty writer is having access to all sorts of beauty products to test for efficacy and with which to experiment. In fact, I think it’s fair to say that another joyous side effect is that all that experimentation has also made me much better at application, especially […]

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Recipe: Courgette (zucchini) & feta fritters

January 18, 2016 LLG Fashion

Fritters are one of my favourite things: there’s a recipe for sweetcorn ones in my cookbook Friends, Food, Family that is, frankly, utterly delicious, and I wrote a courgette (zucchini) version with a tomato relish for The Pool last year. Packed with protein, they’re also such a good way to eat lots of vegetables, and they […]

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Saving the best for now: why I’ve stopped stashing for the day that never comes

January 13, 2016 LLG Fashion

These 1930s silver-plated knives, forks and spoons used to live in a beautiful wooden canteen, a lovely piece of workmanship that bore testament to the expense of buying a whole set of cutlery. I bought that canteen from eBay a few years ago, astonished at the near perfect condition of the contents after decades: I […]

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Fashion News: What’s going on with Marks & Spencer’s Clothing?

January 9, 2016 LLG Fashion

(Wearing a Marks & Spencer Best of British tweed coat Autumn 2014) Late on Wednesday afternoon my email started pinging as various BBC TV & radio stations asked me to come on air to talk about Marks & Spencer’s dismal last quarter results across M&S General Merchandise (the bulk of which is clothing) which came […]

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Christmas Treat: The (dog friendly) Wells Tavern pub & restaurant, Hampstead Village

December 27, 2015 LLG Fashion

After my mother’s epic Christmas treat last week, next morning it was Christmas treat day part two: off to The Wells Tavern in the heart of Hampstead Village with my father for our pre-Christmas lunch. (Divorced parents means lots of Christmas plans…) I’m wearing my gorgeous new navy blue Whistles sweater dress, Boden shoes (this […]

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