Monthly Archives: May 2013

Classic Satchels


61jOsKN7IRL._AA160_As you know, satchels used to be a day to day item 40 or so years ago. Today, however, the humble satchel is making a comeback!

Following the enormous success of the Google Chrome advert following Julie Dean’s journey to start the Cambridge Satchel Company, satchels have shot to fashion fame, with everyone sporting them from schoolgirls to mums. Many shops online and off, including: Amazon, who have a very wide range; Cath Kidston, who don’t  have as many, but are quality; and of course, The Cambridge Satchel Company, who have an amazing range.

Remember, as always, only ever go with anything you feel is right for you!


Fashion Face Off Cards


7464_2This “Fashion Face Off Trump Card Game” is perfect for any fashion follower, with all the stats about THE most iconic trends around. The cards are beautifully illustrated by Erin Petson, and written and researched by Maia Adams. They are available from Magma and various other places online.

Viktor and Rolf Tulle Cut-out

They aren’t like your average Top Trumps, with categories such as eBay top bid, timeless appeal and red carpet wow! factor. Some of my favourites are the Viktor and Rolf cut-out tulle ballgown and the Hermès Birkin bag.

How To: Custom Watches


If you cannot keep time but your watch does not go with your wardrobe, try one of these. Scarf watches are simple to make.

You will need:

A watch with a removable strap and a slim silk scarf of any pattern.apairandasparetodayscarfwatch6

  1. Take the straps off your watch, using a needle to push the pins out, then removing the arms.
  2. Take the pins out of the straps and put them back in their sockets of the watch.
  3. Thread the scarf through the pins so that it forms the watch straps evenly.
  4. Wrap and tie it round your wrist to secure.

You can do this with any fabrics at all, but make sure it is a silky material.

Have fun!