The Urban Guide to the Countryside
Somerset Edition

Category: fashion

Is your wardrobe ready to party?

28 Nov 2016

There’s nothing like self-interest to launch a feature. I need something to wear to a Christmas bash but I’ve no idea what’s fashionable or where to go to find it. So I asked Lizzie, the super-stylish (grrrrr) owner of Frome’s fabulous Elli Fashion boutique, for the lowdown on the main Christmas trends for all of us. Hand that woman an MBE for services to frazzled Muddy women, she totally deserves it!

Turns out this year, it’s all about textures: sparkly sequins,  sheer and diaphanous, funky metallics and soft velvet – sometimes all in the same dress.

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Five easy ways to get on trend this Autumn

22 Sep 2016

Just jetted in from the front row at London Fashion Week with Alexa, Naomi and the rest of the gang?  Yeah, me too. Back down in Somerset, super stylist and wardrobe consultant Natasha Musson has a few pointers for getting on trend Autumn/Winter 16 without breaking the bank. Apparently, all we have to do is make sure we’ve got these five, incredibly good value, essentials in our wardrobes. So what do we need to buy, Natasha?

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Summer festival fashion

4 Aug 2016

OK, so everybody needs things like water, money for the bar and your ticket. Oh, and maybe wet wipes. But before you set off, check out Team Muddy Kent’s list of 15 other must-haves to keep you looking the part – from your Panama hatted head to your fest-essential Hunter wellied toes.

1. Coastal Wool Picnic Rug, John Lewis, £55

2. Aviators, Ray-Bans, Sunglasses Hut, £143

3. The Paradiso Beach Towel, You Me and the Dream, £75


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Muddy Guide: Thurs 12-Weds 18 May

12 May 2016

Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Theatre Royal, Bath, Mon 16-Sat 21 May

Based on Truman Capote’s novel of the same name, the romantic comedy Breakfast at Tiffany’s is set in New York City in 1943. Fred, a penniless young writer from Louisiana, becomes infatuated with his charming, vivacious and elusive neighbour Holly Golightly (Emily Atack, Inbetweeners, Lies We Tell), whose suitors include a playboy millionaire and the future president of Brazil.

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The Muddy Stilettos Awards 2016

25 Apr 2016

Do you have a favourite hair salon or pub that you can’t go a week without visiting? Do you love the county we live in and want to help your local business communities? Then move in a little closer while I tell you more about the Muddy Stilettos Awards 2016!

Muddy Stilettos Somerset is following hot on the heels of its Bucks & Oxon sister and is holding its very first Awards in Somerset from 4 May 2016!

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Minimalist interiors shop. Not.

20 Mar 2016

When someone recommended a visit to a shop that was ‘the Liberty (as in the famous Regent’s Street store) of Wiveliscombe’,  I smiled, nodded and thought ‘yeah, right…’ So I headed out there, and this is what I found…

Yep, the splendiferous Courthouse Interiors, in the small town of Wiveliscombe about nine miles northwest of Taunton, could be the London store’s country cousin. It not only has a similar interior, with a series of rooms built around a light well and with dark wood stairs and banisters, it sells a similarly eclectic (and exotic) range of goods.

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