Monthly Archives: August 2012


Click here for the poster advert

‘Be Remarkable: Love your figure type’.

As I publish my first Style book I am also advertising the ‘Launch of the Style Club’ 3 week blocks at the Kirkgate Arts Centre, Cockermouth, CA13 9PJ   itbegins Wed 19th Sept 5.30-7.30pm please pass on as I know lots of folk who are interested in style, ‘Young /Old’  ‘Male/ Female’  the knowledge they get is adaptable to their situation.  It is all about being stylish with what you have and just forming a sensible capsule wardrobe and gradually updating as you go.  As people gain the  fashion designer’s knowledge at a fraction of the cost of private sessions, they gain in confidence in order to spend more wisely. There will be a follow up in November for 3 weeks on ‘Colour and Style’.  These sessions will be useful to fully understand your complexion, colour mixing and ways to wear the things that aren’t your best colour but you love them!

Hope to see you there…



Please come along to the Pecha Kucha Night at the Kirkgate Arts Centre, CPecha Kucha Night Posterockermouth Cumbria at 7pm on Tuesday 4th and the 11th September. Please see poster of artists involved whose work you can also see on the site plus if interested links below to
look at what the professional artists are doing with this 20 x 20 Format.
Pecha Kucha also have a Facebook page if you want to see the numbers of
people who are caught up in this. It is a rapid paced viral art and design
even that has been taking certain cities by storm, coming to Cockermouth,
please come along and bring friends the doors open at 7pm but if you wish to
reserve a ticket email me and I will keep you one on the door –

Don’t you just…

Don’t you just love Jimmy Choo?



Only in dreams unfortunately but in the meantime there is who stock ‘Comme Il Faut’  shoes as they should be, the best shoes in the world.

” No woman needs more than one pair of shoes. But when it comes to shoes and women, the word need doesn’t make any sense.”  Alicia Muniz Shoe collector, designer and founder of Comme il Faut the house that changed the design concept of women’s shoes for tango and Buenos Aires nightlife.

Where they sell these shoes is also beautiful, the street itself is like a little side street in Paris and is lined with artisan shops. See the images on the home page of their site below.  They aren’t just heels but works of art.  The attendants come with pile high boxes, overflowing with tissue and bright colours, from a back room they bring what they think you will suit with only a mild indication of colour or size, you wait with baited breath on a zebra print sofa in a little private room, it feels like cinderella waiting to go to the Milonga Ball and Alicia is the Fairy Godmother of Shoes, they have been called the Manolo’s of the Tango world.    see the LaMaleva video on their site

Shoes to Die or Tango for……..  see this vid for a look at some of the comme il faut shoes.  Tango Shoes as they should be!

Carnet de Dame Catherine

Mode, Innovation, Voyage, Société

SGFA Journal

The online magazine of the Society of Graphic Fine Art - The Drawing Society


Smart and surprising

PhotoBook Journal

The Contemporary Photobook Magazine

If Books Could Blog

Live life as though someone will write a book about it, which will one day been reviewed!


because thread is the best glue.

Canadian Art Junkie

Visual Arts from Canada & Around the World


things and not things.

Style Assassins

Dressing well is the best revenge.

Fashion For Lunch.

Buy the shoes. Buy the bag. Dine well.

My Student Wardrobe

Express yourself through style !

I love green inspiration

cultivating fashion and design

The Last Straggler

Better late than never