THERE was a lot of talk at the autumn/winter shows about clothing as armour, which translated to capacious coats (sometimes worn two at a time), shiny rain-repellent fabrics and fierce animal prints that scream 'back off!' Another example of the the protective fashion trend in action was designers' collective obsession with leather dresses.
So, how's that fat goose coming and have you been saving up those pennies for the old man's hat? With Halloween just days away, you may not be surprised to learn that excitement in the McConville household has reached fever-pitch amid plans to dress up as Count Dracula and a Demon Fairy and go trick-or-treating and get lots and lots of sweets I can't complain really, it is a children's celebration after all.
INTERVIEWS can be extremely nerve-wracking affairs, especially if you're in the running for your dream job, so doing everything you can to boost your confidence is a good idea – and that includes your outfit.
WITH a name like 'Malone', there must be an Irish connection, surely? But no, the closest Irish link celebrated London perfumer Jo Malone can come up with is that her father was a Scot – though she thinks she must have Irish blood coursing through her veins "somewhere".