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 πŸ˜‰

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

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.

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

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. 9 April 2015 / 9:22 am

    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

    • 14 April 2015 / 8:57 am

      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 :))

  2. 15 March 2015 / 11:14 am

    OMG!! Congrats, Catherine! That is so amazing πŸ™‚ This is so inspiring for other aspiring fashion bloggers πŸ™‚ 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.

    Life in the Fash Lane

    • 15 March 2015 / 10:55 pm

      Aww Abby that's so sweet of you, thank you xx

  3. 13 March 2015 / 5:25 pm

    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.

    • 15 March 2015 / 10:54 pm

      Let's hope so, Greetje!! Thank you so much, I scrub up okay now and then don't I, hehe πŸ˜‰

  4. 10 March 2015 / 6:16 pm

    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.

    • 11 March 2015 / 12:56 pm

      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

    • 11 March 2015 / 12:54 pm

      That's really lovely of you to say, thank you…!

  5. 10 March 2015 / 12:16 am

    Wow!! Another marvelous magazine feature…dearest Catherine, I think you might be on a roll!! πŸ˜‰ 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!! πŸ™‚ 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


    • 11 March 2015 / 12:54 pm

      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

  6. 9 March 2015 / 4:26 pm

    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! πŸ™‚

    • 11 March 2015 / 12:51 pm

      Thank you so much Steff – the choices of dresses in the article were gorgeous, I agree!!! And yes to checking out Alyson's book πŸ™‚

  7. 9 March 2015 / 1:32 pm

    Haha, totally would dig a pajama post! πŸ˜€ 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! πŸ˜€

    • 9 March 2015 / 3:40 pm

      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 πŸ˜‰ xx

  8. 9 March 2015 / 9:27 am

    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?! πŸ˜‰


    • 9 March 2015 / 10:37 am

      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!! πŸ˜‰

    • 9 March 2015 / 10:35 am

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

  9. 9 March 2015 / 12:44 am

    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

    • 9 March 2015 / 10:35 am

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

    • 9 March 2015 / 10:34 am

      That's so lovely of you to say – thank you Dawn! x

  10. 7 March 2015 / 8:34 pm

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

    • 8 March 2015 / 3:32 pm

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

  11. 7 March 2015 / 5:24 pm

    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

    • 8 March 2015 / 3:31 pm

      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 πŸ˜‰

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

  12. 7 March 2015 / 3:23 pm

    Congratulations on the feature! The dress looks lovely on you πŸ™‚

  13. 7 March 2015 / 2:42 pm

    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

    • 8 March 2015 / 3:29 pm

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

  14. 7 March 2015 / 8:17 am

    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!

    Annette | Lady of Style

    • 8 March 2015 / 3:28 pm

      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

  15. 7 March 2015 / 3:46 am

    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

    • 8 March 2015 / 3:27 pm

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

  16. 6 March 2015 / 11:57 pm

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

    • 8 March 2015 / 11:02 pm

      Thanks for sharing with Visible Monday, too! xo

    • 6 March 2015 / 9:25 pm

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

  17. 6 March 2015 / 5:41 pm

    You look fabulous, Catherine!!

  18. 6 March 2015 / 5:09 pm

    You look amazing. Well done.

  19. 6 March 2015 / 4:42 pm

    Wow! You look fabulous! Congrats! Peace! Cheryl

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