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Looking After Your Wardrobe

Rename post: Looking after your clothes, look after you. Why looking after your clothes is looking after you. How to look after yourself emotionally by taking care of your clothes How to set a solid emotional foundation for your life Stop hiding your emotional baggage behind your clothes.               … Read more

Art, Industry: It’s going to take time

A handwritten envelope came through the post last week.  Such a welcome change from typed addresses.  It was a catalogue and exhibtion invitation from a friend of mine, Charlie Mackesy. Charlie’s work is breathtakingly beautiful and thought provoking.  But this beauty comes out of an immense amount of hard work.  I found this so encouraging … Read more

Chanel’s Little Black Jacket…

I’m so excited that Chanel’s Little Black Book exhibition is coming to London. The exhibition, celebrating one of Chanel’s most iconic pieces, the little black jacket, will open at The Saatchi Gallery on 12 October 2012. The project, which was the brainchild of Chanel’s creative director Karl Lagerfeld and ex-Vogue Paris editor, Carine Roitfeld, began … Read more

Ready to Wear with a touch of bespoke…..

I was trying to decide what to wear to a girlfriend’s birthday dinner party and thought I’d wear something from the current collection.  Vittoria caught my eye….. I love the freshness of it.  I have a chiffon flower embellishment from a supplier which I really love, but I only have one so can’t really put … Read more

The Olympics, Sportswear and Clare McCardell

The British athletes looked great at the Olympics closing ceremony.  Those navy blazers and red trousers were the epitome of smart casual.  They have also looked really smart over the last two weeks in their official tracksuits.  All this sportswear has gradually filtered down into the lives of us mere mortals.  It is rare for … Read more

To name or not to name

Working Frocks has decided to name its dresses.  A difficult decision, and how much does naming a dress matter?  We all know Christian Dior’s new look dress.  But how many of us know that it was called Bar? Working Frocks did a bit of investigation work to find out if Liz Hurley’s black Versace dress … Read more

Anyone for tennis?

The major sporting season is underway and women all over the country are faced with the same dilemma: How can I take time off work and go to Henley/Wimbledon/Glorious Goodwood/the Olympics.  And then: What shall I wear?  Take a tip from the Ladies at Wimbledon and make sure you are well dressed for any and … Read more

Flirty, Flowy and Feminine at Royal Ascot

It all started with Princess Haya, wife of Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum.  She looked absolutely stunning at Ladies Day yesterday: So then Working Frocks got thinking about flowy, flirty, feminine skirt shapes….and noticed the Countess of Wessex… Flowy skirts look so feminine and fresh and summery, even on quite a cool, cloudy day.  They … Read more

Everyday Glamour- Simplicity

The new exhibition at the V&A, Ballgowns, British Glamour since 1950, has got the Working Frocks’ brain whirring overtime. Glamour is not only yards and yards of tulle in a Belville Sassoon ballgown, but is also the simplicity of a pared-down design, executed to the highest standard.  Archive sketches from Belville Sassoon show a design eventually … Read more

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