Tights that are right

By Brigit Grant, January 31, 2013

Hands up if you’ve bought a Prada blossom skirt yet? An iridescent Alberta Feretti dress to be worn with neon- trimmed trainers? Maybe a crop? No, me neither. It’s not that I’m not interested in the 2013 fashion trends, as nothing pleases me more than the thought of spring and fewer layers.


How to get the Les Mis look and dress like Eponine

By Brigit Grant, January 10, 2013

I couldn’t be more excited. Today the film version of the musical I love more than any other opens at cinemas nationwide. After 28 years on the stage, Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg’s Les Misérables has been turned into a motion picture starring Hugh Jackman as Victor Hugo’s protagonist Jean Valjean, and I’ve bought my tickets. For every night next week.


How to look lovely for longer - make-up for day to night

By Brigit Grant, December 21, 2012

When I worked in an office every day I was deeply envious of the women who didn’t. Not because their free time allowed them extended lunches and spontaneous shopping trips, but because they arrived at parties looking immaculate, while I turned up at the same soirees looking smudged and bedraggled.


Onesie more thing

By Brigit Grant, December 20, 2012

I would like to apologise to my step-son Michael. About two years ago he walked into the kitchen wearing a bright green zip-up baby-gro. At least that is what it looked like and we all fell about laughing.


Valentino, maestro of red-hot couture

By Brigit Grant, December 13, 2012

The email was polite and succinct. “Dear Brigit, we’ve managed to get you five minutes with Valentino at midday on Wednesday. Look forward to seeing you then. Kind regards…”


Fashion and Beauty Editor's cheeky Chanucah gift ideas

By Brigit Grant, November 29, 2012

I don’t need a reason to shop, but Chanukah is as good as any, and with many of us now buying gifts online, I thought you should have a head start at the Post Office with a few ideas that have a fashion feel. Oh, and as the mother of a five-year-old girl, I make no apology for the selection, but grown-ups will enjoy them too.
Take The Dumpling Dolls (pictured).


The King of Vintage Couture

By Brigit Grant, November 29, 2012

There are times When I really love this job. Not because I have a head-start on the season’s trends and first dibs on face creams, but because of the fascinating people I meet. People such as Cameron Silver.


It’s black again

By Brigit Grant, November 28, 2012

As the only garment in your wardrobe that’s known by its initials, the little black dress holds a unique position in the world of fashion.

The navy blazer, plain white tee and camel coat are all contenders as closet staples, but until they are known only as the NB, PWT and CC, they can never compete with the LBD.


Nicole Farhi's fashionable farewell

By Brigit Grant, November 15, 2012

I’ve yet to consult a book of modern manners, but I bet flaunting designer labels in tough economic times is considered a social taboo.

I can’t be sure of course, but there’s bound to be a paragraph that deems parading in Prada as inappropriate during a recession, which is a great pity because there is no bigger fashion thrill than going designer.


Layer it on

By Brigit Grant, November 9, 2012

I had lots of ideas to write about this week, but then it turned cold and I needed a coat. And not just a coat.

A jacket, some knitwear, a gilet and maybe a scarf and hat. As Brits, we are only too familiar with the transitory state of the weather and though we love discussing it, we also have to dress for it.