Dress You Up

I have recently been asked to look for a dress for a wedding in South Africa in January, on a wine estate near Cape Town.  This means that its likely to be blindingly hot, with temperatures as high as 40 degrees Celsius.  Unfortunately this request has come a couple of weeks into the summer sales, […]

Kimono my House

Zara kimono

My blog post about my newfound love for the kimono was due to happen a few weeks ago.  But shortly after returning from a week  in Sussex, my website was afflicted with the white screen of death.  The support team at my web hosting company said they couldn’t fix it.  Cue a McCauley Culkin ” […]

An Indian cotton farm adventure

Organic Cotton farm for fair trade

I am waiting for my travel partner  at the boarding gates for a flight to Mumbai.  I have met Rachel once, but apart from that she is a virtual stranger.  We are embarking on an adventure to far-flung cotton farms in the north of India.   It is our mission to gather footage to advocate the benefits of  Fairtrade cotton and […]

A skirt for all seasons and reasons

Chicwish Poppy Skirt

I’ve been a huge fan of the skirt for some time now.  Although I love a gorgeous dress as much as the next person, a skirt is infinitely more versatile for our somewhat unpredictable weather.  This aside,  there are so many ways you can layer it up to suit the weather and dress it for […]