The Haute Ticket

Musings of the fashion and beauty kind, with a little travel thrown in.

Category Fashion

All Rise

Now that fall is in full swing (not that summer made much of an appearance), we are fully prepared to embrace the Knit List and in particular, take a deep breath, the Polo Neck. Margaret is not a fan. I believe she used the word “torturous”. Yikes. Let’s see if this can change her mind. You see, the Polo Neck is one of those humble pieces that never gets much

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How To: Scandinavian Style

When it comes to furniture and television, Scandinavia is having a good run. Margaret can’t get enough of those grey Danish murder mysteries and goodness knows she loves a bit of grey. That’s why this season’s collection is really tickling our fancy and we are simply non-stop Nordic. Let’s face it; you can’t walk down the high street without witnessing Swedish giant’s; H&M and its little sister Cos. Even my wine glasses

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What To Pack For A Beach Holiday

Packing for a holiday can sometimes be a little stressful (just ask Margaret) and even more so if you are squeezing your essentials into a teeny tiny carry-on, panic can escalate pretty quickly then. If sun, sea, sand and lots of yoga are on the schedule then you can opt for beach-chic simplicity which means that you needn’t worry about packing the kitchen sink. Luckily for you, we have taken

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Introducing: Maison Scotch

Maison Scotch, from the house of Amsterdam-based label Scotch & Soda, has that certain ‘je ne sais quoi’. Laid back and feminine, the eclectic collection is the perfect blend of Parisian chic meets New York City girl and has a little edge to make just enough of a statement without looking too try-hard. Eclectic and yet all the while exuding elegance (with a little nonchalance, just because) Maison Scotch never forgets the

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Leaving on a Jet Plane

Budapest. And we’re excited. As much as I love lazing on the beach, supping a mojito; it’s hard to beat a city break avec les filles. Strolling through a city, sipping un café au lait is right up my street. Throw in a couple of my best friends and it’s a great way to recharge those batteries and the culture vulture in me gets a spin out too. So far, so

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Blazin’ Squad

No, we aren’t talking crossroads. You will never be at a crossroads when you have a navy blazer handy and here’s why. Firstly, it’s quintessential Parisian chic. And who doesn’t want to be a teeny bit Parisian. Even the Kardashian’s are having a go. A blazer is one of Ines de la Fressange’s Magnificent Seven; the seven wardrobe essentials that every woman simply must own. So, who’s to argue with that?  

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Florals? For Spring? Groundbreaking.

Spring is in the air, sort of, and that means an onslaught of bloomin’ florals. Interpret that as you will. The thing about florals is that, pretty as they are, especially the vintage inspired prints, they can, if not careful, tread into dangerous territory – dare we say it, ‘twee’ – or it can be a little in your face. Neither is good. So keeping that in mind, and that

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How To: Wear The Breton Stripe

My love affair with France knows no bounds. What’s not to love? Exceptionally good wine, cheese, coffee (my main food groups) and of course, la mode. Après tout, everyone wants to do Parisian chic. Buy a book, there’s plenty to choose from and you too can achieve that ‘je ne sais quoi’ that’s so typically français. Or you could just wear a Breton top (and no, not with a beret –

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The Oscars 2015 Red Carpet Style

Matthew McConaughey skipped the red carpet. Maybe he knew something we didn’t. A little like the awards ceremony itself (yes, we were there *cough*) Sunday’s red carpet style was a little… beige. Recently, the red carpet has come under quite a bit of scrutiny. Questions are being bandied about as to whether or not it’s fair to objectify these Hollywood stars (notably the female celebrities) as they walk the red carpet

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The Muse ~ Ava Gardner

“When I’m old and grey, I want to have a house by the sea. And paint. With a lot of wonderful chums, good music, and booze around. And a damn good kitchen to cook in.” – Ava Gardner Proof that with a red lip and bold brow, you can do no wrong. Ah, the good old days of Hollywood, when studios ruled the world and Amal’s gloves wouldn’t have looked out

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