Salvador Dalí once opined: "The difference between false memories and true ones is the same as for jewels: it is always the false ones that look the most real, the most brilliant." I make a point never to argue with surrealist geniuses (for one thing, it's exhausting: "It is a pipe, René; it just is… OK, not, like, an actual pipe… Yes, but who would even think it was?… I AM CALM").
Celebrities are doing it, corporate execs are doing it, lawyers and activists are doing it, and politicians do it every day… you guessed it – what we’re talking about here is power dressing. Some argue the art of power dressing died a quiet death in the eighties, whilst others – like me – believe it never left, and is more relevant today than ever.
My friends are having a themed wedding next month – "1950s Rockabilly".
Am I getting older or are flat shoes getting more interesting? I ponder this question while browsing my new favourite fashion blog, Enbrogue.com, which is entirely dedicated to fabulous flats, and casting the occasional contented glance down at my Marc Jacobs mouse shoes, a recent MyWardrobe.com sale purchase.
With 45 minutes to go before the Italian house of Versace will opened Paris haute couture week, one familiar element was missing backstage.
The British Fashion Council has announced the recipients of Newgen sponsorship for spring/summer 2014.
Up until 1996, the word "acne" wasn't very fashion.
I know your feelings about high heels – namely, you hate them – but I think they're beautiful and so many women's outfits require them.
When I save money on a necessity, I give myself a shopping credit. Then, when those fabulous shoes walk in, I buy them guilt-free.
More permanent than a regular tent, but still temporary, these bubble rooms are exactly what you want in the far reaches of your property. (Your property outside London, that is.)
These days, some women will do just about anything to fit into their favorite pair of high heels – including surgery.
When I was a child, there was nothing as fun as going shopping with my father for my mother's gift on Christmas Eve Day. Invariably, we'd end up at the handbag or fine jewellery counter at Burdine's ('the Florida store').
From roses on rucksacks to tulips on T-shirts, floral prints are one of this season's biggest menswear trends, seen everywhere from Dries Van Noten to Topman. But will flowers really take root in men's wardrobes?
It's their fault, after all they brought battery-operated devices to the high street. Which makes vibrators pedestrian, right? Then you won't mind us mentioning a few that, well, got our attention.
Zenggi is an online fashion house that stocks luxurious basics for women. This season, the look is inspired by 'city comfort'. Banker-shopaholic Madame A asks Zenggi creator Marian Wigger a few questions.
Although summer is only just coming, for designers, autumn has already come and gone.
As I write, there is a hint of sunshine outside, heralded as ever by British wags on Twitter saying funny things like: "What's that ball of fire in the sky? We're all going to die." And since this column is pretty optimistic, I'm going to take a chance and discuss sunglasses.
When it comes to evening wear, the rules have changed. And the new rule is: break the rules. Dresses that caught our attention on the red carpet have moved from girly garments to all-out daring designs.
Our eyes have been peeled since we put out the call for man bags. And we found that it is true, bankers. One can tell a lot by the man bag you carry. And a lot of you need a new one. Now.
Having just landed on my outfit for a wedding this weekend, I was totally in the mood to read how other women get ready for big events.
Featuring Doreen Lawrence, Emma Thompson and Alek Wek, the high-street behemoth's new advertising campaign aims to be a democratic celebration of women of substance, and 90s minimalism
Retailer has fought perceptions its clothes are pedestrian but its sales success is more about business sense than dress sense