Friday, 6 March 2015

Featured: Not Dressed As Lamb in Good Housekeeping Magazine

White LK Bennett midi dress SS15
As I mentioned on my Instagram a couple of days ago, magazine features are like the No.19 bus: You wait ages for one, then two come along at once...!

This photo is in April's issue of Good Housekeeping that's just come out and I've really been looking forward to seeing it. The feature is the bloggers' Best Dress Edit (see below for Alyson, Jane and Amanda's pictures) and I couldn't be happier with the final image! Thank you photographer Neil Cooper, hairstylist Petros Mairoudhiou and make up artist Caroline Piasecki for making me look so glamorous. You'll see a bit of a theme with my summer dress shape of choice - another sleeveless midi, this one being what I thought would be the perfect short wedding dress by LK Bennett... it fit me like a dream and was so beautiful. I tried to stuff it in my handbag at the end of the day, but it just wouldn't fit ;)

I've added some of my photos from the day below together with pictures of the dress that didn't make the cut, plus the dresses featured that I could find online also have links included.

That's probably my glamour quota for the year all used up following last Sunday's post - I love the irony of the timing, considering I wrote that being a full time fashion blogger isn't as glamorous as people might expect just last week. What do you think - a onesie or pyjamas outfit post next...?!

Good Housekeeping April 2015
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Not Dressed As Lamb - Good Housekeeping shoot
Above: Pictures taken on the day including the other, shorter, dress I modelled - I really loved this one too. It's from Boden and you can buy it here.

Good Housekeeping blogger feature
Left: Alyson - That's Not My Age | Right: Jane and Amanda - The Women's Room

The other three ladies looked so fabulous as well - the dress over trousers style is proving to be very popular. I also had my eye on the floral Boden dress Jane was wearing (though I can't find that one online yet).

I must also mention that Alyson, who's been a fashion journalist for many years, has just published a new book: Style Forever, The Grown-Up Guide to Looking Fabulous. I was sent a copy and although I haven't read it all yet, what I have read is superb. It neither dictates to older women to go all Parisian chic with trench coats, navy sweaters and ballet flats, nor does it push bold looks à la Iris Apfel down your throat. She's given lots of style tips but they're up to date, wearable and decidedly not dull. Neither is her writing, and nor are the illustrations (which, by the way, are simply fabulous). Miss it at your peril...!

Style Forever by Alyson Walsh
Style Forever by Alyson Walsh (Hardie Grant, £12.99) Illustrations: Leo Greenfield
Catherine x
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P.S. If you liked this post you may want to check out my appearance in the Sunday Times Style magazine last weekend!

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  1. Wow! You look fabulous! Congrats! Peace! Cheryl

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  2. Congtratulations Catherine, it looks amazing!
    Lots of love,
    Angie
    SilverSpoon London

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  3. The year is still young, I am sure there is more to come! Shame Good Housekeeping isn't sold in the Netherlands. Doesn't matter I get to enjoy this on the internet!
    Www.fashionsabbaticaldress.blogspot.com

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    1. You do, you do, Irmin!! And let's hope some more opportunities like this come way, here's hoping :)) Thanks hun x

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  4. You look stunning!
    Rubi | The Den | http://www.the-den.blogspot.com

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  5. OMG, so stunning, Catherine! Congrats on the publication, well deserved. xox

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  6. You look amazing. I'm SO excited for you. This is wonderful news my dear! And I definitely vote for the onesie post next. Ha! XO, Jill

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    1. Thanks so much, Jill, you're a sweetheart! And okay, that's one vote for the onesie...!!!!!!!

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  7. Congrats for this feature! You look amazing!
    ♥♥♥
    Jeanne
    http://fashionmusingsdiary.com

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  8. This is sooo fantastic, Catherine!! You look gorgeous and I am so happy for your feature.
    Currently I am reading Alyson's book too and couldn't agree more with what you have said!

    xx
    Annette | Lady of Style

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    1. her book is really great, isn't it Annette?! I must finish reading it. Thank you so much for your lovely comment and well wishes x

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  9. Katherine!!! That LK Bennett dress is positively stunning on you! Congrats on the TWO features this month (isn't it always the case that life ebbs and flows in different waves of business and idleness?). Brilliant!

    Sed Bona

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    1. It IS a beautiful dress, I have to agree, Ashley!! Thank you so much... it'll be quiet now for a while I bet ;))

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  10. Congratulations on the feature! The dress looks lovely on you :)

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  11. This looks like an interesting and well-researched feature, great shots too. *raises an eyebrow* might have to buy a copy of GH … didn't see that coming!
    Helen wightcatwalk.co.uk

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    1. I've checked out the Neil's work (the photographer) and he sure knows what he's doing, Helen!! GH is a really great modern magazine, not like the one I remember my mum getting when I was a kid ;)

      Thank you so much for stopping by and commenting, I really appreciate it x

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  12. You look amazing! I'm off to get my copy of GH

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    1. Aww Christine thank you, and enjoy the rest of the mag!! x

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  13. WOW, you look stunning, Catherine! Head to toe gorgeous perfection! How exciting and glamorous and you deserve every moment of it!
    OXOX
    Dawn Lucy
    http://fashionshouldbefun.blogspot.com

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    1. That's so lovely of you to say - thank you Dawn! x

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  14. Congrats!! I subscribe to Good Housekeeping so I'll be excited to see you in there!! This is a beautiful look. Just gorgeous. Debbie @ilovemylemonadelife.com

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    1. Thank you so much Debbie. I really appreciate that :))) x

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  15. Oh yes, a pajama post next. :o) Hehe!

    All joking aside, you look ever so lovely! Angelic even!!!

    JJ
    www.dressupnotdown.blogspot.com

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    1. That's one vote for the PJs and one vote for the onesie, JJ...!! Thank you hun ;))

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  16. Congratulations Catherine, you're looking fabulous in print once again!! That's really super, and such a stylish dress, I love the clean lines.

    I might have to pop out and buy Good Housekeeping, and I've already asked my mum to stash the Sunday Style supplement aside for me.

    How about a sweaty, sportswear post next to counteract all of this glamour?! ;)

    xx

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    1. Oooh I like the sound of a sweaty sportswear post, Sarah!! On second thoughts...

      Haha thanks my lovely, so sorry for invading the press just lately!! ;)

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  17. Haha, totally would dig a pajama post! :D I read your post about the unglamorous life of bloggers and I agree on every point. Even though I'm more of a hobby blogger, it takes a lot of my time, hours and hours of work, most people assume I just sit on my arse and get photographed. And as you said, most bloggers try to share positive and beautiful things from their lives, the world is a crappy enough place, so if I have an opportunity to take beautiful photos and share my happy moments, well, yes I'm going to!
    Okay, got a bit carried away, really happy for your features! Congratulations, will have a glass of wine in your honor, or maybe 6 glasses, depends! :D

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    1. Would you believe it, I may well be appearing in my PJs or my onesie at the end of the week for something, Keit... watch this space!! And I really like your take on why you publish beautiful photos and share happy moments - it completely makes sense. Thank you (enjoy that wine, won't you ;) xx

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  18. Congrats on the feature, you look fabulous and the dresses are all so pretty! SO nice to see so many wearable length Spring frocks. The book sounds great, will definitely have a look thanks! :-)

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    1. Thank you so much Steff - the choices of dresses in the article were gorgeous, I agree!!! And yes to checking out Alyson's book :)

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  19. Wow!! Another marvelous magazine feature...dearest Catherine, I think you might be on a roll!! ;) I totally agree that this LK Bennett dress would absolutely perfect for a bride that wanted something a little less "traditional" for her wedding day; but I'd wear it for ANY special event!! It's sooo elegant...and yes, you look sooo glamorous!! :) P.S. Those shoes are taking my breath away, too!! P.P.S. I always love adding a new fashion book to my collection; I'll definitely be keeping my eyes open for this one by Ms. Walsh!! XOXO

    www.StyleIsMyPudding.blogspot.com

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    1. I have to agree with yo about the gorgeous dress and heels, Monica...!!!!!! Thank you so much, I'm really glad you liked it xx

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  20. Congratulations, Catherine! This is an amazing opportunity and you look stunningly beautiful and ladylike in the photo.
    Red Reticule
    Red Reticule Collection
    Red Reticule | YouTube

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  21. Thanks for the mention, Catherine! It was lovely to meet you in person (if only very briefly) at the GH shoot. And you look so elegant in the LKB dress.

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    1. You're most welcome, Alyson! I'm reading a little bit each night before bed and I'm really enjoying it. It was lovely to meet you too, and thank you so much for the compliment! I thought your outfit was so fabulous too, the flared jeans underneath was genius xx

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  22. That's so exciting!!! Congratulations XO

    http://www.beauty101bylisa.com

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  23. Indeed another fabulous and beautiful GLAMOUR feature. Indeed irony. Hopefully this wasn't all for 2015. It might even snowball (others seeing your, getting interested and so on).
    Looking perfect in the shoot my dear, just as you did with the other shoot.
    Greetje

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    1. Let's hope so, Greetje!! Thank you so much, I scrub up okay now and then don't I, hehe ;)

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  24. OMG!! Congrats, Catherine! That is so amazing :) This is so inspiring for other aspiring fashion bloggers :) The white midi dress is beyond gorgeous too!!

    By the way, I'd like for you to come over to my blog to see my latest.

    xo,
    Abby
    Life in the Fash Lane

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  25. Such a beautiful dress! You did great job styling this look, it’s a perfect one for special occasion.My most loved colour in dresses is white and usually like to wear white dresses

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    1. Thank you Jess - though I can't take the credit for the styling, that was all down to their amazing team! I'm such a white dress lover too :))

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