I love style guides and think they are important for the future of the newspaper industry. A newspaper should not make sweeping statements or use colloquial terminology; I look to newspapers for the facts and to blogs for interpretation.
That said, style guides are always an amusing read. Today I stumbled across the Telegraph’s style guide and couldn’t resist a peek at their list of banned words. Here are a few of my favourites:
bubbly (both for champagne and young women)
come out (for homosexual and lesbian people)
disgraced managers, innocent victims and all their tribe are out
perverted Scout leaders
Best of all, the words ‘toff’ and ‘Europhobe’ are also banned from the Telegraph. I wonder why…!
The new Sh*t Bloggers Wear Tumblr is spot on and absolutely hilarious. I’ve lost count of the number of Celine trio bags and Balenciaga Centuire High Derby Shoes I’ve seen online recently… Jealous, moi?!
View them all here and follow creator Cecilia on Twitter
Think about it. Seriously. What would you wear to an interview with Anna Wintour?
It ‘s a terrifying question. I have no desire to work for Vogue but this dilemma has sent my mind into overdrive!
I can feel Meryl Streep Anna looking down on me already. My wardrobe consists of a few nice pieces from high end stores that I found in charity shops and cardigans from Primark that I’ve owned for six years. The outfit that gets the most comments at work is a dress from Tesco’s (it’s surprisingly nice. Shocker.)
So what would I wear? My Joseph skirt (charity shop, £4) is too short and too tight. My gorgeous long-sleeve ‘vintage’ (my mum’s) black dress is just a little too… Black. And I just can’t tie the bow on my grey Hobbs NW3 dress all that well.
Autumn might almost be over but as the pavements are covered with beautiful leaves I thought I would take one last shot at celebrating my favourite season. It’s been a while since my last Pinterest Finds so I hope it has been worth the wait!
I love London during Autumn, when the mornings are foggy and there are golden leaves on the ground. I love walking down the street with the cold air pinching my cheeks – there is no need for blusher in this weather! I like eating soup for lunch and dinner and painting my nails a deep, dark red. Getting the nice boots and a winter coat out of the wardrobe (or treating myself to something new). I love the scarves, drinking in front of the fire in a pub, baking homemade apple pies and cosy nights in with Midsummer Murders on the television.