The Urban Guide to the Countryside
Berkshire Edition

Category: Fashion

Win a £500 new season wardrobe

9 Mar 2017

Bored to the back teeth of being cocooned in jeans and huge jumpers? Yup, us too. Which is why we’re thrilled to announce a brand new competition to reboot your wardrobe for Spring. Fancy a whopping £500 gift voucher to spend at chic, elegant womenswear brand Winser London? Of course you do. Not only will they kit you out beautifully, they’ll show you how to wear your new goodies too – the prize also includes, should you fancy it, an afternoon of personal styling at either the Marlow or Gerrard’s Cross boutique, complete with a celebratory glass of fizz.

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Would you give away your wedding dress?

12 Feb 2017

Your wedding dress is the most important item of clothing you’ll wear. It’s probably the most expensive too, but it’ll fit like a glove, make you feel a million bucks. It’s the sort of feeling you want to bottle. So it’s a shame you only get to wear once (although I confess I occasionally pop on my veil for fun – come on, we all do it).

Choosing your gown is exhausting, but generally fuelled with giddy excitement and bubbles before midday. 

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How to do London Fashion Week (if you’re not Anna Wintour)

11 Feb 2017

London Fashion Week used to be a case of ‘if your name’s not down, you’re not coming in’ but these days the biannual round of fashion shows are a much more democratic affair. While you’re still unlikely to find yourself snuggled up front row next to the editor of French Vogue (wearing sunglasses indoors and a ‘whatever’ expression mandatory), there are plenty of other ways to get involved. With the AW17 collections being showcased in the capital from 17-21 February, Muddy’s Kerry Potter – a glossy mag journo escapee and veteran LFW attendee – has some ideas for soaking up the fashion vibes, even if your FROW ticket got (*cough*) lost in the post.

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Look slimmer without breaking a sweat

25 Jan 2017

Let me start by saying, I don’t wear colour – EVER. It’s just too ‘look at me’, frivolous and feminine. Colour trends tend to go in the ‘not for me’ or ‘the accessories only’ pile (along with sequins, ruffles and florals that look like someone has vomited ‘girlie’ into my wardrobe). The trouble is SS17 is all about pink, florals, ruffles and metallics. So what’s a girl to do?

Don’t get me wrong, I often clock other people looking gorgeously girlie with an attack of the green-eyed monster, but it’s not ME!

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