Bye Bye Bunions

Now for the slightly taboo topic of bunions. I’ve had a tonne of clients suffering with them, but for you lucky readers that haven’t yet been graced with the presence of a bunion, your questions are about to be answered…   What are bunions?   Bunions are the cause of a misalignment in the foot joints. The big toe is forced to drift significantly in the direction of the other toes, thus resulting in a bony lump forming on the side of the big toe. Ouch.   Who are victims of the bunion?   Anyone! More than 15% of people in the UK are victims of the blasted bunion and the majority are women. Even the Domestic Goddess Nigella Lawson was a sufferer!   Why do we get them?   Badly fitting/ narrow shoes. Our judgement of practicality is clouded in the presence of those perfect heels. So BE STRONG and opt for sensible shoes that fit properly to avoid bunions.   Bunions can even be the cause of arthitis, so its definitely worth investigating what will help.   Unfortunately bunions can be inherited *sigh* but the pain can be relieved, just keep on reading!     But how are they treated?   If bunions are ignored they get worse, so there are a few options to relieve the pain.   Appropriate shoes relieve the pressure that you get when squeezing your feet into narrow spaces that commonly cause inflammation of the bunion by switching up your footwear. Why not try Calla Shoes? This new range of shoes launched this month specifically for bunion sufferers. The Beth shoe in taupe...

Rail against the machine

According to the Christmas Clock there are only 32 days until the big day. Have you got relatives staying? Getting the emergency chairs out of storage? Stocking the fridge and decking the halls? If you are turning your various spare rooms into guest rooms, your guests will need somewhere to store their clothes for the duration and I’m not talking about leaving said clothes to languish in the suitcases they were transported in. You need a decent rail. I’ve seen a lot of clothing rails in my five years as The Wardrobe Angel : good, bad and ugly. My first rail was a cheapie Argos rail which twisted under the weight of eBay items – very bad. After successive rails from Argos which all ended in collapse and a brief flirtation with an ugly rail from a dress agency, my friend lent me her Ikea rail when she moved house. Then my friend wanted her rail back and I was back to square one. Until Daniel from Pristine Clothing Care got in touch and told me about the new selection of rails on offer on his website. The rail above is the Heavy Duty Chrome with Shelves which has been sitting in my office with no sign of collapse for a good few months now. It’s got room enough for present storage on the shelf at top, plenty of hanging space for clothes and can be wheeled around from room to room depending on where your guests are staying. It may cost more than a cheapie Argos rail but it will go the distance from one Christmas to the next. Stay...