The 10 Ways Coco Chanel Rewrote the Fashion Rule Book

I admire a rebel with a cause and Gabrielle ‘Coco’ Chanel was a woman whose legacy is undeniable. This style icon, fashion influencer and astute businesswoman was raised in a convent, taught to sew by nuns and started her career in fashion by selling hats from her Paris boutique. Before Chanel ‘BC’ the concept that […]

Do You Travel in Style?

My affection for airports began at an early age.  In the early 1980’s, the departure lounge at Manchester Airport, housed four, majestic, Venetian, hand blown chandeliers designed by the architect Stefan Buzas. I used to stand as close as I could to them and count the droplets of glass.  The chandeliers set the tone for […]

What’s in a name?


What’s in a name? Being in the rather difficult position of having to choose a name for my business recently got me wondering how other brands come up with theirs. If you’re a fashion designer naming your company eponymously is often the way to go. But how does everyone else come up with a fitting […]