Day 264 – sometimes life is full of surprises…..

Last night, sitting at the kitchen table, someone whispered in my ear…..’I think I’ll try wearing a skirt tomorrow’.  Silence.  Luckily it wasn’t Hubbie, or my son, which might have resulted in me falling off my stool.  But for my daughter to state this, was equally as shocking!  This is the girl who wriggled out … Continue reading

Day 147 – Trends from Trier……

Our son has arrived home having started another trend at school during his week in Trier.  Some girls discovered the joy of Claire’s Accessories, so my son decided to take a look.  In amongst all the glittering jewels he spotted some retro sunglasses ‘at a good price’.  He bought them when no-one was looking, and … Continue reading

Day 139 – Life in the fashion show, front row in Brussels…….

Yesterday C&A front row for our internal Caring & Amazing seminar including Fashion Show, today “Mais il est ou le soleil?’ Fashion Show at Autoworld Brussels. Yesterday our daughter does her first catwalk, today our student trainee Sophie sees her first Fashion Show live. Both fab, both fun, in different ways.  Huge internal motivation worked … Continue reading

Day 85 – Stockholm chic

Drastic measures have to be taken in a country where the sun shines but it’s still bloody freezing. But at the same time, it is not possible to lose ones fashion focus at a time like this.  I froze as we trooped around the beautiful old city today, so much so that at one point … Continue reading

Local vs. Global

I have spent the last year generally bemoaning the gradual spread of global retailing.  I hate the idea of eating ‘Pain Quotidien’ in New York or London. I love ‘Paul’ in Paris, but loath it in Brussels. I want to buy ‘River Island and All Saints’ in London, ‘Anthropology, A&F and Whole Foods’ in New … Continue reading

Download the latest trends @ C&A

This is a tribute to a good friend and colleague of mine Yasmina – who has achieved the undeniable act of producing the most unexpected quote of this century “I finally enjoyed a morning shopping with you mum, they’re my type of clothes!”…… From the mouth of a ‘yo boy – I’m so cool at … Continue reading