Review: Style Me Vintage, Clothes

I think vintage clothing is quite exciting. Finding beautiful old garments for sale that have been well looked after, and are a perfect fit, is one of life's little pleasures. However, when you look further than the garments themselves, vintage fashion can be rather daunting. How do you pick an era with a style that... Continue Reading →

Explaining alternatives to monogamy

If you ever have to explain polyamory to family or friends who have never come across the idea that there's an alternative to monogamy, how do you do it? More importantly, how do you explain things if it's your own relationship(s) you're talking about? Personally, I have no idea! I can tell you how not... Continue Reading →

Feminism Friday: Women of the Year 2011

The Guardian posted their Women of the Year list online today, which is an interesting collection indeed. Their selections are much more deserving than those on many other lists I've seen, some of which only seem to celebrate fame and beauty. Although I often have trouble remembering the events of the previous 12 months by... Continue Reading →

Thoughts on sustainable fashion

I've always had a reasonably sustainable attitude towards fashion. Not because of a selfless desire to protect the world's resources, but more because, well... it's fun. As a child, I was introduced to the concept of second-hand clothes via 'hand-me-down' garments. As the older sister I didn't receive many, but the thrill of seeing a... Continue Reading →

Review: Barelesque

On Wednesday 12th October 2011, the Royal Vauxhall Tavern played host to a raucous bunch of ladies who, along with their friends, were hoping to raise lots of money for LGBT homeless charity the Albert Kennedy Trust. As I mentioned last month, I was delighted to be chosen as one of those girls by the... Continue Reading →

Vivien of Halloween!

It's no secret that I love Vivien of Holloway clothing. When I first discovered their 1950s style dresses at the start of my vintage/retro obsession, I thought I'd struck gold. Using adapted 1950s patterns and making the same garment in many fabrics has meant that they will always feature on my wishlist. After all, if... Continue Reading →

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