Category Archives: Fashion

Rad Studio, Saltaire

Rad Studio shop, Saltaire, West Yorkshire

Just before Christmas I went to a fab little workshop where I made these origami diamond decorations. The workshop was the first held at Rad Studio in Saltaire, West Yorkshire, and it was perfect - we learned a unique crafty project, beer and buns were served and it cost just £8. Also perfect is this shop's stock. ...

Lambert’s Yard, Leeds

New designer fashion at Lambert

A little while ago, before the juicing and yoga event in the same building, I took the opportunity to have a good look around Lambert's Yard. Interested by its ethos of supporting new designers, I'd been looking for a chance to go inside since its launch in November 2014. Housed in a collection of old buildings on ...

Renne Jewellery

Helen and Annie Rennison of Renne Jewellery

With Mother's Day on Sunday, what better time to share this story of a mum and daughter who recently launched their first jewellery collection. Helen and Annie Rennison have always shared a passion for design and creativity and Renné Jewellery was born in early 2014. They'd been unable to find UK stockists of the old, characterful jewellery they were ...

Spring summer 2015 fashion

Denim by Chloe spring summer 2015. Photo by InDigital

Few of us have the funds to clear out our wardrobes every season and fill them up again following new fashion trends. And let's face it, we don't really want to. When the fashion weeks come round, I follow the runway looks with interest (and sometimes astonishment) to see the styles I might like to try a ...

What I got for Christmas

As you get older the things you want for Christmas can

I'm a pretty lucky girl. I know it. I struggle to think of things I want for Christmas. One explanation is because, well, this. Another is that I don't have particularly expensive tastes, and a decent income, so I tend to buy the things I want throughout the year. But I always look forward to opening my presents for ...

Pandora Wishes launch, Leeds

Pandora Wishes launch Leeds with Jamie and Louise Redknapp

A few days ago, I was named best friend in the world. The award-giver was my friend Emma, a pretty huge Jamie Redknapp fan. I'd been invited to an event in Leeds that the Redknapps were attending, and I'd got her along as my plus one. It was the launch of Pandora's winter Pandora Wishes campaign, backed ...

Avenue 32 A/W wish list

Avenue 32 autumn winter 2014 wish list

I'm afraid that, on my budget, and with the money we're ploughing into the house, designer clothes just cannot be justified most of the time. But I always like to look and dream so when Avenue 32 asked me to compile a wish list for autumn winter, I was happy to oblige. With a good mix of ...

What I wore: pink cashmere

What I wore, pink cashmere jumper, black and white check skirt, New Balance trainers

Recently my 'go-to' outfit has mostly been my DIY and decorating clothes. But I felt my first cashmere jumper warranted documenting. Does the fact I've bought something that's made it to nearly every list of 'wardrobe staples' I've ever seen mean I've officially grown up, that my fashion tastes are fully mature? Not necessarily: I wore it ...

My top 5 home DIY tips

kitchen renovation

Apart from a couple of days when I had to be absent because of a work crisis, it's been pretty much non-stop DIY at our place over the last week or so. The plasterer's now been in and done his thing, which means the rooms are looking more put together than patchwork, as they were. This is ...

DIY gold spike & bead necklace

DIY gold spike and turquoise bead long chain necklace

It's been quite a while since I've shared a DIY jewellery project with you. Larger scale DIY - on the house - has been taking priority! But I have a stash of projects on the go or that I'm keen to try soon and this necklace was one I made in early summer. It was inspired ...

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