Thursday, 20 December 2012

5 more LAST MINUTE GIFT IDEAS in Brighton

1)  Paint your own Pottery
  -  Book a session for a friend or relative, or for a group or book up NOW for yourself and design some unique presents to give this Christmas.  Painting Pottery Cafe, North Road, Brighton

2)  Bags and Accessories in Brighton
  -  Ollie and Nic East Street, Porta Bond Street, Friends for Leather Bond Street
All these shops have great selections of handbags, purses and travel bags.

3)  Brighton Ice Skating at the Royal Pavilion
     Book tickets via Ticketmaster - £8.50 per adult, family tickets available

4)  Afternoon Tea
a special gift idea for an elderly relative
Hilton Metropole Hotel, Brighton - served 2-5pm £22.50 per person and add a glass of champagne for £8.  Children's tea £12
Metrodeco, Upper St James Street, Brighton
A real vintage English affair - £18 per person at weekends, midweek is £16 per person

5)  Flying lessons at Shoreham Airport
Mega Thrills - flights from £89

For the women in your life 'who never has anything to wear' I have a special offer on my personal shopping experience including gift vouchers for £99 saving £41

Sunday, 16 December 2012


1)  Personal Shopping Experience -
Update your wardrobe with help and advice from Jane - Special offer just £99 for a complete consultation and shopping trip.  Gift vouchers available. Call 07860 136455

2)  Chocoholly handmade, fairtrade beautiful truffles and chocolate - 27 Western Road, Hove.  Chocolate workshops and parties from £25 per head.  Call 07780 975068

3)  Llama walk at Ashdown Forest Llama Park 
Lead your own llama through the stunning scenery of the Ashdown Forest.  This relaxing walk lasts about 1 hour - One person walking a llama - £30 or two people sharing a llama - £50. Call to book 01825 712040

4)  Ridgeview Wine Estate, Ditchling Common.
Buy these award sparkling wines at the shop. Wine tasting and tours from £15 per person. For more information call 01444 241441

5)  Karting -
Karting for the novice and experienced karters for 1 - 12 people.  From £30 per person. Call 0844 998 0000 to  book

For more information and ideas for last minute gift ideas contact Jane

Tuesday, 20 November 2012


Whatever type of Christmas party or ball you are going to, there is a huge selection of shops in Brighton to give you the choice of an evening outfit and accessories.  Listed are some of the shops with with great long dresses and short cocktail dresses.

Coast, East Street
Debenhams, Churchill Square
East, East Street
French Connection, East Street
Hobbs, East Street
Hope & Harlequin, Sydney Street
Ice, Dukes Street
Karen Millen, Nile Street
LK Bennett, East Street
Monsoon, East Street
Pretty Eccentric, Bond Street
Phase Eight, East Street
Reiss, East Street
Ted Baker, Dukes Lane
Wallis, Churchill Square
Walk in Wardrobe, Western Road, Hove

Have you thought of booking a personal shop with Jane? All the hardwork of finding a dress and accessories in the right shape, colour and budget will be done for you, all you do is to meet Jane and try on the outfits.
07860 136455

Wednesday, 10 October 2012

The Children's Society Photoshoot

I styled this 2 day shoot for The Children's Society.  I had to find 2 sets of parents with 2 children each making 2 models families.  I found a suitable house big enough to shoot in different areas and with sufficient room for the 8 models, chaperones, 2 clients, photographer and his assistant.  On the second day we used a park and street area.  I oversaw the clothing and props and organised the lunches and coffee/biscuit breaks.  We had to shoot positive happy families and also runaway scenarios. These photos will be used on the website, leaflets and brochures.

Photos by Larry Bray Photography

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Tuesday, 2 October 2012


The shops are filling up with the new season's stock.  The main 'looks' taken from the designer catwalk shows last year and re-interpreted into the high street are:-

Dark Romance - Black and dark reds and puples, lace netting and sheer fabrics
Fifties  -  Grace Kelly inspired, elegant, peplem and dropped waists.
British Heritage  -  Tweed suiting, plaid skirts, chunky knits and quilted jackets
New Baroque  -  Bold prints, rich gold trimming and braiding, velvet, embellishments
Military  -  Jackets and coats with brass buttons, epaulettes mainly in Khaki and black
Leather and Fur - Leather trousers, dresses, jackets and fur jackets and gillets

The main colours you will notice are 'berry' colours greens and black and white.  Whatever your individual colour, you will find a perfect shade to suit you.

Coats are quite tailored and classic.  There are many trench coats some classic designs other have been updated and are available in many colours.

Mix textures and layer using scarves and colours.

This photo from Pure last February shows a tweed shift dress with a drop waist and the model is wearing a fur jacket.

For further information on personal styling and shopping give me a ring 07860 136455 or email

Tuesday, 21 August 2012

Pure London - Olympia

There was a real buzz at Pure London with catwalk shows showing spring/summer 13 trends.

 Zandra Rhodes launched her new handbag collection - such an iconic lady designing for over 40 years

Nicky Hambleton-Jones, TV presenter gave tips and advice with fashion for all ages

Sam Ubhi presented a brand showcase of her fantastic jewellery range

Sunday, 8 July 2012


With summer in full swing and sales already started in most shops this is a great time to look at your image and wardrobe to make sure you have the best selection of work, casual and holiday outfits to give you confidence for a great summer.

For July and August I am offering a reduced fee for a personal shopping experience to help and advise find your perfect summer wardrobe.  Just £85 instead of £140.  Email or phone to book your appointment.

Update with a burst of colour, stripes or polka dot patterns.

Dresses this summer come in all lengths and many styles - a must have this summer.  Wear with a cardigan or demin jacket, heels or flat shoes.

07860 136455

photos of outfits from Hobbs, Ted Baker and Wallis.

Wednesday, 25 April 2012

ANUSCHKA Handbags on QVC

Last Wednesday I presented the fabulous Anuschka handbags on QVC.  This is the only outlet for the beautiful hand crafted and hand painted wearable works of art.

The viewers loved the bags and many sold out while we were on air.  The high quality of the bags and the fact they are all hand painted makes them totally unique and individual.

To see the live QVC presentation click on the link and go to 'watch video presentation':-

Wednesday, 15 February 2012


Following a great day at the Pure exhibition in London, I have come away with all the forecast trends for A/W 2012 and S/S 2013.  There were some exciting catwalk presentations hi-lighting fashion for future seasons and for this Spring/Summer.

Top Trends and colours for THIS Spring/Summer 2012

Colours for the season:-
Bold bright, block and clashing separates
Candy sugary pretty shades
Black and white are key colours
Tangerine is THE colour of the season - how bright you can go depends on your colouring

Texture  -
Mix textures - lace and sheer materials are used in panels

Florals  -
Bright small prints and amplified large prints on white and black backgrounds

Mix patterns -
African influence is strong

Dresses are making a come back the simple shift dress, mini, midi and maxi lengths.

NEW this season is the peplum and drop waist on dresses and skirts this style elongates the silhouette and hides any tummies.  This trend is continuing into next Winter's styles.

The 'sporty look' is key in the younger fashions influenced by the summer Olympics.

Think Primal Futurism, sharp minimalism with textures, layered tunics and cropped jackets.
Cinematic, inspired by seductive Hollywood heroines, curvaceous shapes, sophisticated fabrics
J-peg Gen, simple colours, spontaneous styling, mismatched disorder, fun and youthfulness.

For personal shopping help with your wardrobe updates contact Jane 07860 136455 or see website

Saturday, 11 February 2012


Valentines Day - 14th February
Mother's Day  -  Sunday 18th March
Easter  -  Sunday 8th April

Spring is on its way and the weather will be getting warmer - hoorah!

New colours, new styles and shapes are coming into the shops.  This is a great time to give yourself a 'lift' and update your wardrobe by adding the new season's looks.

I can put outfits aside for YOU in the shops and we can then meet and I will help and advice you as to the best choices saving you time and money.

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Monday, 9 January 2012

TANGERINE is this Spring/Summer's colour

French Connection

With a New Year and positive plans, what could be a better colour for Spring/Summer but TANGERINE.  In fashion this is a great colour and can be worn by most people.  For the 'Dark' and 'Bright' type of skin and hair tones the colour can be worn at the brightest and vibrant shades.  For 'Muted' and 'Warm'  skin tones the shade has to be more mid tone and for 'Cool' and 'Light' people they can wear tangerine really toned down.

Tangerine can be worn with other bright colours, black, navy, brown, grey and white.

Open this link to see Tangerine used on the runway

As the spring/summer ranges start to come into the shops we will see how designers have interpreted the  high street fashions from the designer catwalks last year.