As I pen this I can hear buzzing away comments such as: 'I'm a size 26' 'I'm a size 4' what good is this to me? But the point is this: Many of our wonderful young designers are now designing across a range of sizes and on our site now you can find the sort of fashions that used to stop at a 'huge' size 12 now reaching size 16. Now able to accommodate the majority of the UK's most average sizes. We're really proud of this and of the young designers leading the way. When Marc Jacobs announced that he was going to introduce a plus size range there was much debate about whether this should be larger sizes of existing designs or a 'specially designed for larger women range'. There was something vaguely insulting about the latter. Something..
(Image courtesy of Dove) Last night the family went out to celebrate my Dad's 71st birthday. We all sat about a long scrubbed pub table and caught up on life, houses, grandchildren and dogs. I found myself looking at my mum more and more. She is always at her happiest when surrounded by all of the people she loves most in the world. She was wearing a lace top from Irwin & Jordan which only served to soften her face even more and add a gentle brush stroke fragment frame to her neck and shoulders. Her laughter lined green grey eyes sparkled and smiled prettily, her cheeks were flushed, her generous mouth sweetly curved. My mother doesn't know that she is beautiful. She hasn't a clue. And what's more she's not in the least bit int..