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Perfect pastels: An interview with Emily from MooRoo swim.

Deborah Mistry

Perfect pastels: An interview with Emily from MooRoo swim.

Every so often you come across a new brand’s instagram page and you just think ‘I want to step into this world’. Swimwear start-up, MooRoo Swim, based in Southern California, and run by  British expat, Emily Egerton, is definitely one such brand. Their world is all made of soft pastels, from the colours of their timeless and flattering swimsuits, to the powdery soft sands and blue skies of the gorgeous beaches they are worn on… Whilst suffering from deep brand and lifestyle envy (not helped by the grimness of British winter!) I decided to reach out to Emily and find...


Ask a stylist: An Interview with Isabel Gleeson

Deborah Mistry

Ask a stylist: An Interview with Isabel Gleeson

The events of the last two years have thrown so many aspects of our lives into question and accelerated our need to change, evolve, and streamline our lifestyles, focussing on what really matters to us. And nowhere is this need for change more apparent than in our wardrobes. Was I the only one who was crying into my pile of beautiful dresses at the start of the first lock-down, thinking I might never get a chance to wear any of them again, and I should have stockpiled pasta instead?!  Of course, life has gradually returned to ‘normal’ and thankfully our pretty...


Sugar Sand 2022 collection: The Amorgos Dress inspiration.

Deborah Mistry

Sugar Sand 2022 collection: The Amorgos Dress inspiration.

Continuing with my tradition of naming my designs after my favourite holiday destinations (that have also inspired some aspect of them), I would like to introduce you to the first piece in my new collection, the Amorgos dress!  As you know by now I adore a Grecian inspired dress and the Delphi, was not only the very first dress I designed for Sugar Sand but also my bestseller. I have written here about how I love a one-shoulder style but for the new collection I was inspired by a different design element that is associated with Grecian style: the wrapped...


The Best White Dresses in Films, the sequel!

Deborah Mistry

The Best White Dresses in Films, the sequel!

My first post on this is still the most popular on on my blog after all these years, so I decided it was time to do a sequel. Enjoy, and if you have any other suggestions to add to the list, please let me know! Alison Elliott's carnival costume in The Wings of the Dove (1997) One of my all time favourite films, The Wings of the Dove makes you long to be in Venice, and especially at the Venice carnival where Millie (Alison Elliot) wears this shimmering silvery white brocade dress and an ethereal lace mantilla. The beautiful fabrics...


Innovative Upcycling: An Interview with Ella from Hermit London

Deborah Mistry

Innovative Upcycling: An Interview with Ella from Hermit London

As a sustainable brand owner (and someone who has been guilty of not making the most sustainable fashion choices in the past!) I am always in awe of people who have found ways of producing clothes in environmentally conscious, innovative ways that go beyond simply making beautiful items ethically and making them to last. You can imagine my joy then when I discovered Hermit London, a nightwear brand that repurposes luxury hotel bedlinen which would otherwise be designated for landfill, into the chicest nightwear. I had to find out more, so I got in touch with founder, Ella Campion and...