Monthly Archives: June 2013

Trends: New Look Brights & Prints

Nothing says summer quite like a pop of colour!  This season, the hottest trends are dominated by all things bright and beautiful; vibrant colour and a jungle of prints.  From electric neons to lollipop pinks, aztec patterns to comic book chic, there’s a shade, shape and style to suit every body. New Look is one of my favourite high street fashion stores, having shopped there since my teens in the 90’s.  They always bring out

Lingerie Review | La Senza Body Kiss

La Senza was always my go-to store when shopping for D+ bras but, these days, since their new ownership, the larger cups have unfortunately been done away with.  The new look La Senza is very much a reinvented, on trend brand with solely the A-DD market in its sights, focusing on sexy smalls for the smaller bust.Even though I can’t actually fit into La Senza bras any more, I’ve still been intrigued to see what

Hayley Westenra: Lullabies for a Royal Baby

Listening to classical and classical-crossover music is one of my favourite interests.  When I’ve had a manic day and all I want to do is chill out and forget the world, the soothing sounds of an instrumental piece or the enchanting vocals of a mezzo-soprano are hard to beat.  Add a bubbly bath and a few candles into the mix and I’m in 7th heaven! New Zealand’s Hayley Westenra is by far my favourite classical artist

Parade to the Pool with Speedo Sculpture

Few of us can argue that we’re not that great with this body confidence thing.  The lifestyle most western women lead today compared to some decades ago are worlds apart; we work hard, play hard and birth the babies.  So why is it we’re still worrying about our bodies, comparing ourselves with the next woman and making us feel pretty crap about ourselves?  The fact is you can’t escape the human nature that we base

Opinion: Calling Time on the Airbrush

This week, department store Debenhams announced it’s decision to ban the airbrush: that all photographic images representing Debenham’s own products would be minimally edited, no longer allowing major digital alterations of the model, in a bid to tackle the continuing trend of unrealistic imagery in the fashion industry.  With every magazine, catalogue, publication and product containing images obtained through outsourced photography libraries and by skillfully crafted in-house editors, is the banning of airbrush manipulation possible?

Boux Avenue Swimwear & 25% Discount

The beautiful sun is finally shining and the souring temperatures have had us reaching for our holiday clothes before we’ve even hit the beach.  If you’re like me, your thoughts have already turned to swimwear and possibly panicking about where you packed away last year’s bikinis.  If you’re a busty girl, the realisation of having to find cup sized bikini tops somewhere is the feeling of dread, especially ones that aren’t of the frumpy variety.

Refresh Your Room with Laura Ashley

Now Spring and it’s beautiful weather has finally arrived I’ve been able to put away last season’s bed throws and blankets and lighten the bedroom up.  It’s usually this time of year when you realise what home improvements still need doing, and I definitely know that the bedroom isn’t anywhere near the boudoir I’m aiming it to be.  It’s not helped that we weren’t planning on living in this house for long and yet two

Bra Review: Miss Mandalay Paris

Large cup lingerie for smaller backs is more accessible these days compared to only ten years ago.  Now it’s pretty commonplace to find 30 back G cups in your local supermarket store and brands catering for the fuller busted have a much wider size scope.  This kind of availability – although it has much room for improvement with recognising the sub 28 demand and need for even larger cups – is fantastic for picking up