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Her Majesty's enduring style legacy....

Well, what can you say about our wonderful Queen and her nine decades of (almost) impeccable style? I will begin by mentioning her dedication to British designers, and her commitment to her own regal style.  I decided particularly to write a little something about Her Majesty when I was researching embroidery and embellished fabrics. It reminded me of an exhibition I saw a few years ago, at the Tullie House museum in Carlisle, on the theme of British Couture. There was a collection of embroidered panels and designs for royal dresses that really caught my eye. The intricacy of the embroidery and the minute details were just breathtaking up close. These panels and dresses were designed especially for the queen and...

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Looking to the future with your New Years Resolutions....

Well, it's that time of year again! Time to have a bit of a critical look at yourself in the mirror, and decide if you are living the best life you can live.... And I'm not really talking about real mirrors, I'm talking about slightly more metaphorical reflections here. I think that it has become more and more evident that the way we each live our lives can really, honestly have an effect on the future of this beautiful world that we call home. If each of us thought 'well I'm only one person, what possible effect can I have on the environment?' then nobody would ever achieve anything. It's the cumulative effect of thousands and millions of us standing...

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Ever wondered how to measure yourself for made to measure clothing?

If the idea of measuring yourself for made to measure clothing is putting you off, then look no further than this little video, created to allay any fears about self measuring. I hope these tips will help you to feel more confident when it comes to getting clothes made especially for you.

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