Captain Tortue : Eurochic Clothing

We are delighted to share the news of our new venture with you.  As you know we LOVE stylish clothing which you can layer and get lots of different looks from.

We are sure you will also love this high quality, easy wear collection with pieces ranging in price from £30 – £100 and sizes 6 – 22. Modern chic, wearable, quirky details and clever designs are the signature style for all the Collections with designs to flatter all body shapes in soft, comfortable, fluid fabrics.

“Making the Best of Women” is our shared Mantra.  This exclusive range can’t be bought on the High Street, so if you would like to see why we are so excited about it – get in touch to browse the collection. Boutique Shopping – Your Style, Your Way!

 

Travel in Style

travel in styleYou don’t need to leave glamour at home when you are jetting off on holiday. Have you, like us, noticed an abundance of casual “comfy” travel gear at the check in desk?  We know that when travelling everyone suffers from the chill of air conditioning, the swelling of feet as well as waistlines, but you would never see celebrities such as Victoria Beckham looking dishevelled as she steps off the plane. We know she has an army of assistants to achieve this, but as stylists we also know that we can all travel in style and still feel comfortable – it doesn’t have to be one or the other, they can go hand in hand.

Think fabric – choose something that will give you comfort, so nothing too restrictive or stiff – try a linen blend (comfort without the creases!) or a t-shirt material. So with this in mind,stick to styles that flatter you.

Think layers – you go through variable temperatures when travelling – so fine layers work better than a shapeless, chunky sweatshirt which will hide your hard earned pre holiday figure 😉 Try taking a pashmina – they take up hardly any space (you can wear it as a scarf or tie it on your bag), don’t crease and even double up as a cover for sleeping children or other halves!

Think shoes – we have no idea why people naturally revert to trainers in a travel situation. They can make your feet sweat, are heavy,can be restrictive and tend to not flatter any stylish travel wear!  There are many easy, comfortable and stylish alternatives on the High Street, from M&S to Primark – try canvas pumps, ballet flats or sandals (Remember the Golden No Socks rule!)

None of this is rocket science, but it is easy when you are busy to overlook the obvious – so get your holiday off to a stylish start this year.

 

 

Spectacular Style – Getting your Glasses Right

couple in glassesGlasses are the one accessory that you probably wear every day . When you get it right they can completely  enhance your face making a positive statement, so it is worth putting a bit of thought into which spectacles suit YOU.

There are 3 main issues to consider when choosing  eyecatching eyewear .

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1 Flattering  Your FaceShape

The most flattering look is always achieved by creating balance and symmetry, so choose glasses that create balance.  Here is our quick guide:

 Oval faces suit most styles as the features are already balanced. Frames that are slightly wider than temples or slightly angular work particularly well.

Round  faces have soft features so need frames to define cheekbones and draw eyes up to make face seem longer. Tip – avoid very round or very square frames.

Long faces have strong chin and cheekbones.  Deep frames with a low bridge will create horizontal emphasis and shorten the face.  Avoid shallow or rectangular frames as they will make the face seem longer.

Square faces have straight lines, so try to soften angles and choose frames that are no wider than widest part of face. Upswept sides help to highlight the upper face.

Heart shaped faces have a broad forehead and small chin so need to balance these features.  Choose a low bridge and avoid width at the temples.

Diamond faces are broader at the eye level, so make sure frames do not extend beyond temples.

2 Colour

Choose frames in a tone to complement your natural colouring and they will flatter you as well as working with your wardrobe.

3 Scale

Take into account your bone structure ie if you have small wrists and feet, very heavy frames will swamp your neat features, whereas fine frames or even frameless will work better.

Finally, have fun with your glasses by injecting a bit of your own personality into your choice of frames.

Summer Special

We have some slots available from 20th – 29th August (weekdays only) which we are going to offer as Buy One Get One Free. So book in with a friend and get either 2 Colour , 2 Style,2 Mini Combo or 2 Style Refresh (another new service!!) sessions for £100.

We only have a few of these available, so book now to avoid disappointmentkeep calm offer

Make Your Mother’s Day Memorable

Research shows that shared experiences make the most memorable gifts.  Treat your mum to an afternoon of Top to Toe Style Tips & Treats.  We will dissolve all of your dressing dilemmas by showing each of you how to dress for your bodyshape in the most flattering fabrics, patterns and shapes for you, whilst enjoying afternoon tea.  This is a gift that you will both enjoy on the day, but learn lessons that will last a lifetime. £30 pp.  To buy this Experience Gift before 18/03/12, just get in touch.  

Girls Get Together for Spring Style Tips

Tuesday 6th March 7.30pm Kingseat, Bridge Street, Dollar.

Tickets £5 to include a drink and nibbles.

With Spring just around the corner, come along to this always popular event to find out how to make this season’s fashion trends work for YOU, YOUR colouring and YOUR bodyshape.  Make Spring 2012 YOUR time to look and feel fantastic..

At this event, we will also preview our Spring/Summer accessories collection with a 10% discount on the night.

These events normally sell out fast, so get in touch soon to secure your tickets.