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Romance and such

My idea of romance is a Lionel Ritchie song, not the cheapest bottle of wine and maybe some cuddles on the couch.

What’s yours?

Happy Valentine’s Day xxx

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White Shirts Forever

Having written about them previously and sporting a couple myself in this post, you could be forgiven for thinking that I’m a bit obsessed with white shirts.

Well, you would be right!

What should you look for in a white shirt? Read on.

1.  Fabric Composition
In a world full of leaky coffee cups, eating on the run and heavy duty make up, your white shirt will need a good soak every now and again. Get yourself a shirt made from sturdy natural fibres such as cotton or linen as they’ll last long, breathe well, and because you’re worth it.

2. Fabric Type
By this I mean how the fabric feels. A crispy feel (cotton poplin) is neat and can be dressed up or down. A gauzy soft feel (cotton or linen) is more casual and is great for weekends and beach wear. Choose one or the other, or one of each!

2. Cut
There are a lot of options and the best fit for you will depend on your ‘style’ as well as your shape. For versatility, choose a shirt that has a small collar, simple front pocket (if any), and nice tidy buttons. Slightly roomy is much nicer and more flattering than slightly too small, so make sure there are no gaping buttons. Currently I like an oversize shirt, slightly drop shouldered with a scoop hem and hidden placket, but I seriously have every style of white shirt available and I wear them all. Experiment with the right style for you!

Text and images by Catalina Alfaro Stylist for Alfie’s Friend Rolfe

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Different Strokes

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If you believe what we’re fed by advertising companies then you’d expect to see models everywhere. Doing the groceries. Picking up the kids from school. Being a kid at school. Using anti-aging face cream (wait, what?). Driving a jazzy little car about town with their model friends. Wearing stuff from every place from Kmart to Chanel. Ahhh models…all legs and arms and cheekbones with not a wrinkle or wobbly bit in sight.

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