PARTY TIME IS HERE AGAIN

PARTY TIME IS HERE AGAIN

Reading Time: 1 minute
 

Thought I would be ahead of the game this year, and recommend some stunning party outfits if you are looking to celebrate over the festive season.  We are all at various stages of our lives, and may decide stay at home and celebrate with our children or grandkids, or have invitations from friends or colleagues.  Hopefully you will find ideas for most occasions.

Quiz has a delightful Berry velvet bardot knot front fishtail maxi dress at only £39.99 – see on our front page.  This is very flattering for us curvy types, and easy to wear as well as being utterly glamorous.

Coast has produced a forest green ‘monroe’ lurex maxi dress which is well worth the £179.00 because this style and colour never dates.  In fact I remember window shopping as a kid, and dreaming about a green evening dress I had spotted in the window of Debenhams whilst shopping with my Mum.  I was far too young to wear it, but I am tempted to do so now as it is rather special and will suit a number of events I have coming up.

Girls on Film have produced a sassy red bibi tiered shift dress for only £42.  If you want to go shorter this season, this could be the one for you, especially if you are hoping to make an impact, and are thinking ‘outside the box’.

Reiss Sandie Long Sleeve Drop Waist Dress in black, is a smart but comfortable dress, immensely flattering and covers up the arms if you are like me and prefer to do so.  This is definitely one that will come out season after season so well worth the investment at £195.

Hush Glitter Easy Dress in Metallic gold which is exclusive to John Lewis and Hush, is really as it says on the tin, an easy dress and very stylish and flattering.  Especially if you are entertaining at home and don’t want any restrictions in the kitchen.  Only £59.

 

Follow and Like us on Facebook  https://www.facebook.com/glotimetv/
Follow us on Instagram  https://www.instagram.com/glotimetv/
Follow us on Twitter https://twitter.com/GloTIMETV_

 

TWEEDING THE TREND – FOR STRENGTH AND STYLE

TWEEDING THE TREND – FOR STRENGTH AND STYLE

Reading Time: 3 minutes

 

Tweed has always been a rather classic addition to our wardrobe, and always remains in mode, merely by its established stance in British fashion for both men and women.

We used to joke that tweed and brogues were a united front for the traditionalists and the upper-class hunting set, because of its durable nature, and so tweed has always carried the air of sophistication and conformity.

I remember my Mother taking me to John Lewis in the early 90s and ‘forcing’ me to try on a ‘sensible’ tweed coat, which she purchased with great pride.  I wore it reluctantly for several years, when it came into its own when I went to work in the creative sector several years later, as more of an early ‘vintage’ piece due to its style which had come back into fashion – again!

In recent years tweed has been sown into avant-garde jewellery, as part of high end designer costumes combined with traditionalism.  So it is already crossing generations and gender by its sheer determination to remain in situ in our wardrobe.

We can hardly say that tweed is making a comeback as it never really goes away, but it certainly has an eminence on the catwalk as we edge toward Winter.

Here are some great Tweed buys for Winter

French Connection £195

 

Stella McCartney tweed jacket – £995

 

Kate Spade – £375

 

Follow and Like us on Facebook  https://www.facebook.com/glotimetv/
Follow us on Instagram  https://www.instagram.com/glotimetv/
Follow us on Twitter https://twitter.com/GloTIMETV_

 

 

 

 

 

THE EVOLVING EMBLEM OF TARTAN –FOR REBELS AND ROYALS

THE EVOLVING EMBLEM OF TARTAN –FOR REBELS AND ROYALS

Reading Time: 4 minutes

 

Some years ago when visiting a distant relative in Mississippi, I noticed a Coat of Arms hanging on their living room wall displaying a rather distinguished tartan crest of our family tree, dating back to the 17th century.

It made me think about tartan and its origins and the significant role in symbolising clans and heritage, and the part it is still playing even within our own Royal Family.  Kate, Duchess of Cambridge recently wore a Black Watch tartan outfit when visiting St Andrews school in Berkshire, and Prince Charles is famous for donning his tartan kilt at a variety of events in Scotland.

It is not surprising that tartan keeps making a comeback in our fashion industry, and the Burberry plaid is actually recognised by the Tartan Organisation in Scotland.

This Winter you will see the return of tartan in both high end labels and on the High Street, which is good as it always seems to hold its charm and resonate with most generations.

Versace have a stunning outfit embellished within its layers, as only they can portray, and if your budget stretches to those heights, you can only indulge in the splendour of this stunning and actually ageless outfit.

Warehouse are doing a smart but stylish reversible tartan trench, a snitch at £99 which can adapt nicely with jeans or as a smarter work coat.

Next Lipsy have an adorable tartan mini-kilt at only £40 and , and you have to check out the morgan tartan asymmetric skirt from Preen By Thornton Bregazzi at £745, and more can be found on www.shopstyle.co.uk and www.farfetch.com.

If you just want a hint of tartan, dress any outfit with a classic tartan scarf for Winter.

Within its history, tartan has also symbolised the Rebel and the Royal, and this is reflected in all aspects of its evolvement in fashion, either being worn regally with its classic bent, or with a more daring punk influence.

It just gives us food for thought, and also gives us the confident to explore and include this heritage emblem within our own ‘brand’ of fashion to bring it home and make it our own.

Don’t forget to follow us on

Twitter https://twitter.com/GloTIMETV_
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/glotimetv/
Instagram https://www.instagram.com/glotimetv/

 

LEGENDS OF THE CAT WALK

LEGENDS OF THE CAT WALK

Reading Time: 3 minutes

 

Now that the weather has started to cool down, the Autumn Glotime fashion police are hotting up and discovering that the new season is lurking just around the corner.

We know that the Royal Wedding has given the British fashion industry quite a boost as the World looked on and studied the look of legends as they stepped through the Palace doors to celebrate as Harry and Meghan tied the knot.

It could also be that Prince Charles now supports the British Fashion Council, that we are now seeing a return of both Tartan the Balmoral headscarf on our catwalk.

https://www.dunedincashmere.co.uk/item/100_pt_-cashmere-woven-scarf-dalton/a04375/thomson-camel

As well as the scarf, the headdress is also back – and we wonder if it is a kickback in recent controversy regarding the Burkha!  But the balaclava and also the beret are both contenders this Autumn/Winter and if you are not a fan of the traditional headscarf you can’t go wrong with the multi-coloured wraps that are appearing in Accessorise.

https://uk.accessorize.com/view/product/uk_catalog/acc_5,acc_5.9/5871249900

If you want to be safer and follow a more classical line, then Everlane The Cashmere Scarf in Navy is a great investment.

https://www.everlane.com/products/womens-cashmere-scarf3-navy

If you have a secret Bet Lynch squirrelled away, then why don’t you bring her out for the colder climes and invest in one of these sumptuous animal print coats.  You may shock the more feint hearted, but their loss is your gain, and you could win some great brownie points as you sweep into the board room a la Joan Collins or just appear in your local pub without going behind the bar to pull pints!

https://www.victoriabeckham.com/aw18m-ct-fit-8600b-orange-brown.html

Follow and Like us on Facebook  https://www.facebook.com/glotimetv/
Follow us on Instagram  https://www.instagram.com/glotimetv/
Follow us on Twitter https://twitter.com/GloTIMETV_

THE BEAUTY OF STAR BRAS

THE BEAUTY OF STAR BRAS

Reading Time: 4 minutes

 

Why didn’t I think of this, and patent it!  For years I have been struggling with backless bras and strapless bras and then when ‘revealing the straps’ came in, I thought, problem solved.

Now of course we have the rather revolutionary backless and strapless bra, fully padded and with reliable adhesive to cling to your skin.  Like all brilliant ideas, it is simple but the answer to a maiden’s prayer, or should I say, that of a rather full on, middle aged, life juggling Mumpreneur like myself.  (A rather flattering rendition recently awarded!).

It really does go with everything, T-shirts and tops for the day, and evening wear of course, and creates the illusion of fabulous jugs, which we all aspire to.

https://www.jmldirect.com/health-and-beauty/clothing/star-bra-backless-strapless-stick-on-bra-with-cleavage-control/.

If you are more of a traditionalist then it is still good to be properly fitted, and many of the John Lewis stores still do a rather comforting and confidential bra fitting service.   They cater for maternity, post op and bog standard, and their prices are still ‘never knowingly undersold’. See John Lewis lingerie

A few years ago I was greeted by a rather lovely elderly assistant who had an immaculate appearance as she had been trained in the old fashioned way, and as she measured me reassured me that to ‘keep my man’ this was the way to go, adding the reason for divorces these days was that women had lost ‘that little secret’ of beautiful underwear.  I didn’t like to disillusion her having been recently separated, so agreed wholeheartedly.  But I did buy a stunning set of bra and panties, which set me back a hundred or so quid, but I still have and wear to this day.

In spite of their recently iffy PR, M & S still have some fantastic lines in lingerie, and you really can’t go wrong with their expertise in the underwear department, and their range is still good. Book a fitting online, and there is no pressure to buy, but you will probably find a bra you like as the choice and prices are good.

M&S Lingerie Sets

 

Follow and Like us on Facebook  https://www.facebook.com/glotimetv/
Follow us on Instagram  https://www.instagram.com/glotimetv/
Follow us on Twitter https://twitter.com/GloTIMETV_

 

 

THE SEXY HEADDRESS IS BACK – TRUE DEVOTION AND THE HEIGHT OF HAUTE COUTURE

THE SEXY HEADDRESS IS BACK – TRUE DEVOTION AND THE HEIGHT OF HAUTE COUTURE

Reading Time: 4 minutes

 

As a truly committed devotee of the heady days of Princess Diana, from her peter pan collars and see through skirts, to the ever plunging necklines of the temptress, I vowed never to go there again after the tragedy of 1997.

Now with the butterfly advent of Meghan Markle, I am feeling those all too familiar pangs of fascination, but vowed not to be swept along in the same way with her obvious flair for fashion.  After all she isn’t Princess Diana, and I am older now so don’t need a Royal  Fashion Icon to follow.

But here I am admiring her style – and particularly her head ware.  Yes, Meghan’s berets are becoming quite a fashion symbol in familiar circles of my peers – a sweeping statement you may think.  But the beret was and has been fashionable for several decades, and even centuries.

Le Beret was worn originally in the Béarnaise countryside of France – usually in black and red.  It has certainly become the staple fashion ‘look’ of  France along with gauloises and the Breton striped jumper.

Celebrities have historically played a role in making the beret popular. It became a fashionable accessory in Hollywood as far back as the 1930s after being worn casually askew by a number of famous movie actresses or ‘A’ listers as we would refer to them today.

From Lauren Bacall to Julia Roberts in more recent times, you can see why as this sexy but classy headdress is both flattering and highly haute couture.

Over the years too it has appeared in some High Street outlets, but not seriously featured, except perhaps as a passing ‘wink’ to more beret centric days in Fashion.

So it is no wonder our Meghan, and did you clock the word ‘our’ – yes already adopted and addicted – has made such an impact, because as well as marrying everybody’s favourite Prince, she also has the knack of carrying off an outfit and putting it on the map.  So with that in mind, I am throwing caution to the wind, getting back on the treadmill of Meghan mania, and am in search of some spectacular head gear – the beret is back and so am I.

Follow us on Twitter https://twitter.com/GloTIMETV_
Like & Follow us on Facebook  https://www.facebook.com/glotimetv/
Follow us on Instagram  https://www.instagram.com/glotimetv/

 

Please wait...

Subscribe to our newsletter

Want to be notified when our article is published? Enter your email address and name below to be the first to know.

Pin It on Pinterest