Karen Toms

Posts with Month: December 2010

My mother and I are going wedding dress shopping today. I know I should be excited but I confess I’m secretly dreading it. The idea of a shop full of shiny full skirted dresses makes me feel queasy.

Here are the two celeb wedding dresses that I’ve always loved and will be looking to for inspiration.

Lady Sarah Chatto's Wedding

The pure beauty of Lady Sarah Chatto & her attendants

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The hunt is over!

The big surprise of my 40th birthday was that Richard proposed. Being newly engaged has sure taken my mind off the fact that I’ve entered my 40s.

Our families are besides themselves with excitement and have been desperate for the first glimpse of the engagement ring. We’ve both been busy – Richard bobbing around off the Shetland Islands on a survey ship and me swamped by new business meetings and the pre Christmas rush – so we’ve had limited time to go ring hunting.

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The hunt is over!

I’m obsessed…

with this man….

Matt Cardle X Factor winner 2011

The object of my obsession - Matt Cardle

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I’m obsessed…

Brand of the Month – Qantas

Qantas Airlines plane flying over Sydney

Well didn’t Qantas have an interesting November! The Queensland and Northern Territory Aerial Services Ltd (QANTAS) has been blighted by ongoing problems with its planes, including emergency landings. Only this morning, passengers were forced off a Qantas plane in Melbourne bound for Sydney after a brake problem.

In Australia, Qantas is billed as the national airline. The brand has tapped into the passionate Aussie patriotism and established a nationwide brand loyalty that British Airways can only dream. Their adverts are iconic.

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Brand of the Month – Qantas

Aquascutum Maxi skirt and white shirt

Cool pared down chic

This outfit from Aquascutum is my favourite look right now. So simple but so cool. I’m a big fan of Aquascutum and adore their coats and tailoring.

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