Sunday, August 30, 2009

They're here!

Take a look! Tell me what you like so I can plan my range!

Friday, August 28, 2009

Today is the day

After so much anticipation, today I will see the new season range from Shoes Galore and be able to choose which styles to include in my range. The few pieces I have seen in photos are just stunning, and I cannot wait to be able to share with you what beauties are available from mid-September.

But for now, you'll all have to be good & patient!

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Autumn colour trends

I get to see the Shoes Galore new season range in less than a week, which I am very excited about. I've had a sneak preview of a couple of styles in photos and they are delicious!

So what colours are we talking about to be on trend this season?

Like last year, purple is a key trend. Almost any shade of purple is going to work, from dusky darks to rich royals. Alongside purple, we have rich reds - ruby, cherry and all those colours that evoke decadence and royalty.

But just because those are the real vogue colours, don't feel you are limited to them. The days of having to slavishly follow the fashion magazines are long gone, and you can choose to express your own style too!

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Summertime Blues

Yesterday it was 30 degrees in North Hertfordshire. Today it is grey and drizzly. It isn't fair, is it?

Last week I was under canvas in Cornwall, and suffered the same extremes of weather - from swimming in the sea in the scorching sun to searching for indoor activities in the grey gloom. But you know what? We had fun anyway!

So I'm back to work, with a shoe sale party on Friday evening, the Little Luxuries Networking event on Monday and the Letchworth Little Luxuries Pamper Night next Thursday. There's still time for a sale party - it's another 3 weeks til my Autumn stock arrives, so grab a bargain while you can! If you have a late break in the sun booked, this is especially useful. And if you are already eying up the autumn style guides, then book a new season party now to make sure you don't miss out on the biggest range of sizes and colours. They sell out quickly!

Monday, August 10, 2009

Whirlwind week

Like a naughty schoolgirl I have been neglecting my homework! (Although this blog is much more of a pleasure than homework ever was, but anyway, I haven't been keeping you up to date lately. Sorry)

Last week was the first Little Luxuries Network meeting, and Emma & I were energised by the enthusiasm shown by the members joining us. We ran massively overtime because everyone had so much to say. It was like nobody had ever asked them what they wanted or needed, which validates our view that party plan & mobile businesses need business support. They may be micro-businesses, but they add so much to the economy it is criminal to ignore them.

Today I was honoured to have been asked to attend the launch of Bombshell Academy, the most amazing coaching/styling company. Based in Cambridgeshire, and run by two absolutely lovely women, Bombshell Academy helps you to be the you that you want to be.

8 women went on a journey today, and I saw them each develop a glow of confidence. By the end of the day they were radiant, and it was wonderful to have helped to style them by providing shoes to enhance the beautiful gowns they wore. The each deserved to be called a bombshell - dropdead gorgeous in their own unique ways.

Monday, August 3, 2009

New Networking event

If you run a party plan or mobile business, you know how tough it is. Working largely solo, constantly having to generate appointments and parties - it can wear you down.

That's why Little Luxuries are launching a networking group especially in these industries. Getting together, sharing what works, discussing how to do things better, hearing from knowledgeable speakers on subjects that will help boost your business - what's not to like?!

The first meeting is on Friday morning - 7th August - at the Three Horseshoes in Norton, Letchworth (Hertfordshire). It costs just £15 to attend, and that includes a buffet brunch. You can come along twice before you need to commit to joining the network - and that costs just £50 to cover admin costs. Meetings are timed to avoid the school run, and are informal and friendly.

Take a look at the website and get involved!