Category: The Fashion Industry


I Hate “Makeovers”! Part 2

As promised, here is Haley Freeman’s fabulous article: Hadley Freeman, Ask Hadley, The Guardian, Kings Place, 90 York Way, London N1 9GU. Why are women so obsessed with makeovers? Pete, by email Are we? Every one of us? It’s true, there are some days when I can barely get out of bed because my mind is […]

I Hate “Makeovers”! Part 1

As a wardrobe stylist, I have taken a professional interest in the art of the “makeover” particularly as displayed on our television screens. And let’s face it, this is not about learning “what not to wear” – it IS, like everything else on commercial TV – about entertainment. For you, the viewer. Not the hapless victim. […]

Calling All Cows!

People often ask me : “what is in fashion right now?” The simple answer is “whatever is in the stores”! Right now you would have had to have been under a rock to miss one of the major looks of the winter fashion season: leather Which, to my mind, looks best on cows. But I […]

Would YOU Wear this?

As a professional style watcher I am always amused at claims of the next “big trend”! We were told just a few short months ago, that VOLUMINOUS was in. Big jackets, big shirts, big dresses. BUT consumers are not so silly these days, and refuse to buy the styles that should just stay on the […]

Death to Low-Rise!

In a fashion poll of 1,016 random Americans commissioned by 60 Minutes and Vanity Fair, as much as 64 percent of respondents picked low-rise jeans as the fashion they would most like to see die. Huzzah! Common sense reigns at last. Of course you may ask, especially if you are young-ish and low rise are […]

What I’m Really Thinking

Recently I met a lovely lady who received a Speedstyling gift voucher for her 60th birthday. Except now she was 61. After a year of procrastinating, she finally called me and explained the voucher was past its expiry date.    “Ah, yes” I responded, “all part of my cunning plan!” You see, so many people […]

Oh Gwynneth!

No doubt you have seen the trend on the red carpet for long but barely there dresses. Here is a famous one from Gwynneth Paltrow:   I’m not sure what statement this is meant to make. “I’m terrifically toned” (well, she certainly is) OR “After buying this dress, I can’t afford underwear”. You decide.   […]

Don’t Let YOUR Man Wear This!

I think the front row fashionistas are actually applauding this look – scary   This poor young man has probably changed his mind about wanting to be a model after all. Here’s the thought bubble: “Glad I’m not on a cat walk – I could fall off wearing this thing.” On the other hand, he’d […]

New Trend- Oversized

Well, it’s back! Here is the Kardashian take on the new trend in oversized clothing:   Yeah, I hate it too.   Isn’t it nice that celebrities with lots of money can make mistakes like this so we never need to?!   Toodles!   -Jeanette

Top Marks for Silly

Would you like to see a new fashion in shoes called “Reversed High Heels”? Here is a pic:   Don’t think I will try running for the bus in these!   Till next time Toodles!   – Jeanette