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The lure of the one shoulder dress

Deborah Mistry

The lure of the one shoulder dress

The one shoulder trend seems to come and go although I don’t think it’s ever reached the same heights of popularity as the off the shoulder or the cold shoulder have. To me this is part of it’s appeal; it’s always been a fringe trend, never too ubiquitous. Unfortunately, though it has also fallen victim to some very tacky interpretations and is synonymous in a lot of people’s minds with short tight satin dresses. This seems unfair though as it’s such a classic, elegant silhouette that suits a lot of body shapes. It’s sexy without being revealing (it doesn’t allow...


The best white dresses in films

Deborah Mistry

The best white dresses in films

There is nothing I love wearing as much as a white dress. Summer or winter they are the staple of my wardrobe. I even managed a maternity wardrobe of almost entirely white dresses. Over the years my passion  has been inspired but some beautiful white dresses on the big screen. Here are some of my favorites: Amanda Seyfried’s wedding dress in Mamma Mia (2008) This was the first wedding dress image that I stuck in my bridal inspiration scrap book. That tulle over the shoulder was just so unique and pretty. I also loved the tiny pale blue beads and...


César Manrique's Lanzarote

Deborah Mistry

César Manrique's Lanzarote

I’ll admit that I didn’t have very high expectations for the sight-seeing opportunities in Lanzarote and had, like a lot of people, just been looking for some winter sun and thought that it sounded like an easy option for a family holiday with our two year old. However, even as we drove from the airport I was struck by what an incredibly stylish looking island it is. The black and red volcanic hills make the perfect backdrop for the flat-roofed white houses and vibrant green cacti. No one understood the appeal of Lanzarote’s otherworldly beauty or campaigned so hard to...


Paxi, the perfect Greek island

Deborah Mistry

Paxi, the perfect Greek island

I didn’t think I could ever pick a favourite Greek island (I’ve visited 16 of them) but within five minutes of arriving on the tiny Ionian island of Paxi, it went straight to the top of my list. When I think of the things that I want from a Mediterranean holiday the list goes something like this: picturesque harbour towns perfect for evening strolls, pretty outdoor restaurants, quiet beaches with clear turquoise water and low-key characterful accommodation where you can feel like a local. Paxi has all of these, without any crowds (the lack of airport helps) big resorts or...

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