Theresa May's new buys for Spring


We've been eagerly awaiting some new pieces to crop up in Theresa May's wardrobe and they haven't disappointed!

There are some great new season pieces at Amanda Wakeley and it seems like the PM has heard about them too!

May debuted a fab black evening dress at the Westminster Correspondents' Dinner earlier this month.
The black sculpted viscose dress by Amanda Wakeley is a bandage style with an off the shoulder neckline and sheer, playful sleeves. Super glam!

We know the silver chunky chain necklace is a style staple in the PM's wardrobe, and May has updated her look this season with a rose gold ribbon version. She wore it on her visit to Salisbury, and expect to see it making a few more regular appearances!

It's always great to see the PM off duty and at a Maidenhead party drinks event, May wore a fantastic blue shirt dress which we've not seen before! We're on the trail for an ID, but it is likely to be from Paule Ka. A similar navy sleeveless dress is available from the PM's favourite boutique, Fluidity.

And we were treated to another new piece at Spring Forum! For her closing speech, the PM wore a bright white scuba jacket with blue stitch detailing from Piazza Sempione. The perfect choice against the sky blue stage background!

Commonwealth Day, Salisbury and Maidenhead: Theresa May's Week


From visiting Salisbury to ending the week in her constituency, it's been an action packed one for Theresa May.

On Monday, the PM attended the annual Commonwealth Day service at Westminster Abbey. May looked to some old favourites for her outfit- wearing a red jersey dress with a metallic quilted long coat. She accessorised with a hat from Henley on Thames milliner Liz Felix, a cherry red clutch bag from Mulberry and the Minu patent kitten heels from LK Bennett.

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In the afternoon, Theresa May addressed the House on the developments in Salisbury. May wore black trousers and her caramel floral tweed jacket from Paule Ka.

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On Tuesday, May was in the chamber for the Spring Statement. We saw a return of her black and white Escada blazer, this time teamed with a black skirt, the leopard LK Bennett kitten heels and a silk scarf from Hermes.

On Wednesday, the PM took part in PMQs. Her navy Escada skirt suit made another reappearance, this time teamed with a deep red oversized necklace and the leopard Charlotte Olympia kitten heels. May also welcomed Luxembourg's Prime Minister Xavier Bettel to Number 10.

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On Thursday, May travelled to Salisbury to meet with emergency services, local residents and first responders. We saw a Prime Ministerial fist bump! The PM wore black trousers, a tailored jacket from Daniel Blake and the leopard Cocktail loafers from Russell & Bromley. The fab Herno coat made another outing and TM debuted her new rose gold chunky chain ribbon necklace from Amanda Wakeley.

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On Friday, Theresa May was in her Maidenhead constituency. May visited Housing Solutions and met with residents. Cue these great photos!

May wore a black and white textured jacket and a black skirt, keeping warm against the cold weather thanks to Herno coat.

In the evening, May attended a drinks reception in Maidenhead debuting this fabulous bright blue shirt wrap dress, teaming it with the Twiggy kitten heels from Russell & Bromley. Thanks to Kirsty for the pics!

Theresa May's Week: Housing and International Women's Day


Theresa May started the week with an interview on the Andrew Marr Show discussing her Road to Brexit speech. Filmed in the White Drawing Room, the PM wore the bright blue Orchid jacket by Daniel Blake, black trousers, the Amanda Wakeley oversized chain necklace and bracelet and the Twiggy kitten heels from Russell & Bromley.

On Monday, the Prime Minister delivered a speech in London on home ownership before visiting the Upton Gardens construction site, meeting apprentices and local children. The PM wore a true blue outfit- picking her cool blue blazer, navy trousers and the Cocktail flats from Russell & Bromley. Our favourite Herno coat made a reappearance!

On Tuesday, May met Guy Verhofstadt MEP at Downing Street, as part of ongoing engagement with representatives from the European Parliament. The PM wore a grey custom dress by Daniel Blake, the navy Twiggy heels from Russell & Bromley and oversized bakelite jewellery.

On Wednesday, the PM took part in the weekly Prime Minister's Questions. It was the third day running for a Daniel Blake piece, this time the navy spotted Military jacket and navy trousers. May teamed it with the leopard Charlotte Olympia Kitty heels.

Later in the day she welcomed Saudi Arabia Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman to Number 10.

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On Thursday, the PM and Home Secretary Amber Rudd visited a centre for victims of domestic abuse. During the visit the Prime Minister and the Home Secretary shared a cup of tea with survivors of domestic abuse and talked about their experiences. They also joined an Independent Domestic Violence Advisors (IDVA) training course.

Later in the day, the PM hosted the International Women's Day reception at Downing Street. May wore the sparkly tweed DvF jacket, teaming it with black trousers, the oversized Amanda Wakeley chain set and the Divine flats from Russell & Bromley.

Westminster and Brexit: Theresa May's Week


Whilst the weather stopped play for most of us, it didn't stop proceedings for the Prime Minister!

On Monday, Theresa May welcomed Western Balkans Heads of Government to Number 10 for a reception.

It was bitterly cold in London, and the PM kept warm in her navy chain belt tweed jacket from Herno, teaming it with black trousers and vintage kitten heels from Russell & Bromley. Arriving at Number 10 earlier in the day with Philip, may doubled up in her navy Herno coat!

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On Wednesday the PM attended the weekly Prime Minister's Questions in Parliament. May wore a brown tweed fleck jacket with black trousers and the black patent sparkly brogues from Russell & Bromley.

In the evening, Theresa May attended and addressed the Westminster Correspondents' Dinner delivering a hilarious speech. She wore a black off the shoulder dress with sheer sleeves, teaming it with cut-out black stilettos.

On Thursday, Theresa May welcomed Donald Tusk to Downing Street. She wore her fierce purple skirt and matching Origami jacket from Daniel Blake, teaming it with oversized black and white beads and the red Link In block heels from Russell & Bromley. Later in the day, the PM hosted a reception to mark St. David's Day.

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On Friday, the PM delivered her Road to Brexit speech at Mansion House. Wearing a tailored black Daniel Blake jacket, the PM accessorised with the Amanda Wakeley oversized chain necklace and bracelet and her Celtic Treasure ring. May also debuted a new pair of ankle boots from Russell & Bromley - the Socklet!

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Theresa May's Week: Higher education and Chinese New Year


It was back to Parliament for the PM and MPs after recess. Starting the week announcing a review into post-18 education, the PM visited Featherstone High School in Southall before travelling to Derby College. May was also interviewed on This Morning, picking her icy blue blazer, black trousers and the leopard Delicious flats from Russell & Bromley for the day.

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On Wednesday, Theresa May headed to the Commons for Prime Minister's Questions. The great tailored navy Escada skirt suit made a reappearance, with the PM teaming it with a white cami, green oversized jewelled necklace and the red Link In block heels from Russell & Bromley. The latter was perhaps a subtle nod to the Chinese New Year celebrations that took place at Downing Street in the evening.

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May also welcomed the PM of the Netherlands to Number 10. 

On Thursday, before heading to Chequers for a Brexit meeting, the PM welcomed Baroness Tessa Jowell to Number 10 to discuss further funding for brain cancer care and a £45million boost to brain tumour research.

Bath Decorative Antiques Fair 2018


It's almost time for the Bath Decorative Antiques Fair- the highlight of the spring season!

After 29 years, the Bath Decorative Antiques Fair is still the leading regional event to beat, where rustic to refined ultra-relevant stylish English Country House style, Mid Century design, industrial chic, Swedish period painted furniture, period portraits and perennially fashionable crusty iron garden
furniture will rub shoulders with decorative staples of the 80s and 90s now back in demand by a new and younger audience – French marble top chocolatiers’ tables, elaborate brass and steel bakers’ racks, buffets and armoires in fruitwood, huge pine refectory tables and Windsor chairs, rows of yellow confit pots, pub signs, marine and advertising ephemera, homely Staffordshire dogs, samplers and quilts and yes, large scale oak, mahogany and walnut brown furniture re-imagined by a new generation of decorators and collectors.

New for 2018 will be King George Antiques, Kent who specialises in library furniture and Country House pieces with the majority of the exhibitors being returnees year on year including Erna Hiscock & John Shepherd, Kent, Cherrie & Michael Todd, Somerset, Terry and Marie Kelly, Somerset and Appledore Antiques, Devon all of whom specialise in na├»ve country furniture, Folk Art, samplers and early pottery. From farther afield come The Archives from Belgium with decorative furniture and unusual accessories and glass, Bohm’s Antiek from Sweden with painted Swedish provincial furniture and Mark Blower Antiques, Channel Islands, with period portraits, colonial antique furniture and accessories.

Not Wanted on Voyage, Oxford, return with the large selection of Mid Century design, art
and upholstery and Mary Hossack of Life England, Somerset, London, will have an artful mix
of Mid Century design and decorative antiques with an emphasis on upholstered antique
chairs and sofas for which the company is known.

The fair takes place at the very beginning of Spring and visitors will be delighted to see Linda North, Hertfordshire, who’s stand will be heavily laden, bursting with urns, jardinieres, wirework garden furniture, statuary and objects. Linda Townshend Bateson, Tetbury, will also show a wide range of antiques for the garden. Returning after a successful debut in 2017 will be Joe Chaffer of Vagabond Antiques, Petworth who deals in an expertly curated mix of Old World Country House pieces with decorative antiques for the garden. Large scale shop counters, dressers and antiques for the garden will be showcased by Kent dealers Elham Antiques.

A northern contingent will be descending on Bath this year with Molly & Maud’s Place, York, decorative country furniture, garden and architectural pieces, DJ Green Antiques, Sheffield, French and English decorative antiques for the home and garden, and Chris Holmes Decorative Antiques, Harrogate, rustic and decorative antiques for the home and garden, showing with Chloe Holt who will bring her original contemporary oils framed in antique frames. Other art dealers at the fair include Granta Fine Art with C20th Modern and Contemporary Art, Larkhall Fine Art with 19th and 20th century master prints by artists from around the world.

Nordic contemporary design will be well represented by Swedish by Design, Dorset and Nordic period painted furniture from The Swedish Room, Hungerford. La Place Antiques, Arundel, West Sussex will show English and Continental painted furniture, lighting and antiques. Tetbury based Jacqueline Hall will return with a mix of French and English decorative furniture. Wharton Antiques, Somerset, will bring a mixture of architectural elements, fire surrounds, decorative accessories and decorative accessories for home and garden. Emily’s House, Tetbury, deals in Berber, Turkish nomads – and handmade Kilims, vintage Beni Ouarain and Moroccan rugs and will show how to use these period rugs and textiles in the modern interior.

Don't forget to claim your complimentary ticket on the Bath Decorative Antiques Fair website where you'll also be entered into two competitions to win a year's Homes and Antiques magazine subscription and a night stay at The Gainsborough Spa Hotel!

Theresa May in Germany


The PM was in Germany this weekend for the Munich Security Conference. Arriving in Berlin ahead of the Conference, Theresa May held talks with Chancellor Angela Merkel and a press conference.

May flew the flag for Britain, wearing the navy Notch Military jacket from Daniel Blake, navy skirt and the Twiggy kitten heels from Russell & Bromley. May also wore the Military coat from Daniel Blake.

On Saturday, the PM addressed the Munich Security Conference. Wearing a black Military tail coat from Daniel Blake, Theresa May talked about the key security issues facing the UK and the EU. May also wore the Charlize silver toed loafers from Russell & Bromley.

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