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My Uniform: A Style Album’s Emma Thatcher

Emma Thatcher is one half of A Style Album, the blog she curates with her friend, Louise Redknapp. We love their work (their warmth and friendship makes A Style Album a very inviting place to visit) and their style, which you can follow via Instagram (@astylealbum; follow Emma @emmarosethatcher). We caught up with Emma to talk working with a friend, her new favourite brands and late-night shopping (she’s definitely our type of woman…).…

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My Uniform: Carrie Elizabeth, founder of Carrie Elizabeth Jewellery

Imagine a brand which sells jewellery beautiful enough to feel special - and yet sufficiently affordable that you don't have to wait for someone to ask you to marry them in order to treat yourself. Clever, right? That's exactly what Carrie Elizabeth's eponymous jewellery brand does: bridge the gap between high street and high end, with gorgeous, "proper" jewellery that doesn't cost the earth. It's fabulous - and very stylish, rather like the woman herself...…

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My Uniform: Marielle Wyse of Wyse London

Inspiring, enthusiastic, a walking advertisement for the ‘got a great idea? Just do it’ philosophy? That would be Marielle Wyse, the founder of Wyse London cashmere . “I’ve always loved cashmere jumpers,” she explains, “but never could find what I liked at the price I liked. So I thought I would do it myself.” The result is an impeccably curated collection of 100% desirable knitwear with clever touches: sequin elbow patches, lurex thread detail, rainbow stripes… Warning: it’s almost impossible to resist.…

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Style File: Smallable’s Cécile Roederer

Cécile Roederer is very chic, very charming and very cool. She is the founder and CEO of Smallable – a concept store for children which is impeccably curated. Imagine Net-a-Porter meets Selfridges – but for children – and you’re pretty much there. We also adore the super-stylish magazine. (Warning: the temptation to shop is almost irresistible. And they are branching out into womenswear. Uh-oh.) We had to request a glimpse into her super-stylish world – including a peek at what’s hot for AW15 for children, mamas and interiors……

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Style File: Julia Dobson of Village England

Alex and I have recently made a new bag discovery: Village England. Bags with the most impeccable credentials and high-end design (at a less than terrifying price point). Bags which, it transpires, are exactly what you need for work, weekend, hanging out with the children, high-powered meetings. There’s a (thoughtfully conceived, beautifully designed) bag in the Village England collection for you. Having fallen for the bags we had to know what makes the woman behind the brand tick, style-wise……

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My Uniform: Jean Queen Donna Ida

Donna Ida is an inspirational women. She’s as effervescent as a glass of champagne, whip-smart, incredibly driven, and kind. She is also a denim genius. This woman will change the way you wear jeans. Stymied by the difficulty of finding the perfect pair of jeans, she opened her first eponymous Donna Ida denim boutique in 2006. Another followed (in Belgravia) and you can also shop – and access her legendary denim clinic – online. For a glimpse into the life of the world’s best jeans brain, follow Donna on Twitter @donnaida and @iamtheidagirl; and Instagram @donnaida and @donnaidadenim. Here she shares her style uniform with us. Jeans might just be a feature……

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Style File: Wardrobe Icons’ Petro Stofberg

Meet Petro. A former fashion editor and one half of the truly fabulous Wardrobe Icons she is a style force to be reckoned with. Earlier this year, she launched Wardrobe Icons with Laura Fantacci (of Wearing it Today) – a website dedicated to harnessing their fashion editor expertise, leading you to the perfect wardrobe. We love the Icons Update weekly online magazine (and love shopping it, too. Ahem. Check out the Party issue – featuring Petro and Laura modelling their edit of the best frocks. The Christmas Gift Guide is also well worth a click if you have not yet completed your festive shopping and are starting to feel The Fear.) Petro lives in London with her husband and son, Jacob, who is nearly two. For more insider style tips, follow her on @wardrobeicons.com and @petrostofberg on Twitter and Instagram post haste!…

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Style File: Stylist Jemima Bradley from Musings from a London Mum

We love Jemima Bradley’s style blog, Musings from a London Mum. Reading it, I always think, ‘Ah, she’s one of us’. By which I mean a woman who juggles a creative career (she’s a freelance stylist) with being a mama to her two little girls, Rose and Martha, and a blogger – you can follow her via Twitter (@jemimabradley) and Instagram (@musingsfromalondonmum). She also has a genius eye for style and nails a great on and off duty look – who better to be our latest Style File candidate?…

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Style File: Jools Oliver

Today, we are quite beside ourselves, because our latest Style File incumbent is none other than the gorgeous (and very lovely) Jools Oliver. Designer of the covetable Little Bird range at Mothercare; mother to Poppy, Daisy, Buddy and Petal; wife to one Jamie Oliver (you might have heard of him), she’s also the type of girl you can imagine pulling up a chair around your kitchen table and having a good old chat. We’re huge fans 0f hers – and Little Bird, the beautiful range of vintage-inspired children’s wear (from birth to age seven) and nursery accessories, which Jools designs for Mothercare. We love the collection – so we asked Jools to tell us more about it – and her own casual-but-chic style……