Size Matters To Who?

To a future employer? A jealous ex? A current husband or wife? To a sibling? A competitive friend? The gym goers at your regular gym? To the stranger on the street? Who exactly does size matter to? As a curvy teenager I had enviable boobs. when most people had little rose buds I had a…

What Is In A Bag? A Lot Actually.

I recently purchased a Coach bag for half price.  Instead of paying £550.00 I paid £180.00.  Bad maths, I actually got more than 50% off the price.  But I did not get 50% less quality. A lot of people do not understand the science behind a good quality bag.  It stays your loyal friend for…

£100 Budget Buys or A One Item Splurge.

As the cost of living is increasing and fashion is forever living ask yourself this: What can you do with £100.00. I have named a few shops for you where you can buy a whole outfit which includes top, skirt/ trousers, shoes, belt, jewellery, dress with jacket: H & M / Stradivarius / Garage / Primark…

Bride Guide – It Is Simple

Weddings are glamorous and fun aren’t they. Brides don’t despair. In and around London are a number of fabulous personal shoppers and stylists to set you up and pick the best. Selfridges, Harrods and Harvey Nichols all provide high end tailor made services. Please enquire with the branches directly. Magazines are a good source of…

Bed Time Stories – Nightwear

Lacy, frilly, fancy. My sister got me my first ever supervisor job at 16. It was at Knickerbox in Waterloo Station and she worked in Charing Cross, selling underwear and nightwear to the most interested people about to board trains or head out of stations. I always wondered why were there so many underwear stores…

Frantic Over Nothing to Wear!

We all suffer what is called an episode of clothes despair, claiming we have nothing to wear.  Even though we went out for the last 6 consecutive months having ” shopping weekends” spending more than your monthly budget on clothes. What is your fear? That your clothes are not up to standard or that you…

When You Just Don’t Feel Like It

We all have times when quite frankly we just don’t feel like dressing up. Or getting dressed. Call it post Christmas blues, post new year or winter February blues. Snap out of it now. Start to build your spring wardrobe from NOW. So what if it is cold. Look forward, visualise what your spring work…

A Very Merry Christmas From HackneyStyle

Was there a favourite fashion moment of 2017 which encapsulated you, empowered you, made you feel some kind of warmth, drew you to their world and mesmerised you? Was there a pinnacle moment throughout this year which made you rethink how you wear your clothes? Or how you choose your clothes or where you choose…

Let’s Get Toasty

It is December, thrilled but not thrilled, chilled, no wait….frozen.  Actually this could not be a better time to be enthusiastic about shopping.  Think like a Scandinavian, I say this because I actually do not think the British dress well for the cold.  Think layers, jumpers, cardigans, coats.  Head down to Karen Millen and be…

The Funny Thing About Black.

I can’t remember the last time I did not wear something black. Chanel swears by black and I swear by black.  It is slimming,  gives you power and adds authority to your look. OK in some cultures, black is worn as a post funeral, loss, bereavement colour and wear the colour in tradition and culture. …

Gucci Going Fur Free & The Sustainability of Fashion Houses.

It is no secret many high end fashion houses are suffering a loss of profit, loss in fans and loss of loyalty.  From Gucci going fur free to how to make fashion more sustainable?  Why are we now questioning our materials and resources?  The fashion world is really changing and ever evolving.  But at who’s…

What Is Under The Jacket

So in the warm autumn months before winter, the urge for changing jobs and going for interviews are ever present, just as much as they are in the new year. Be honest how many of you really know the importance of how to dress for an interview? This I make extremely clear, know your future…