Awesome Ideas: Buy-Nothing Challenge

I've always loved acquiring things. Objects that may not have any meaning to others, but which all have a reason to be in my possession. In recent years, most of these acquisitions have been purchases (rather than gifts or swaps) and the vast majority have been clothing or accessories. Whether it's a want or a... Continue Reading →

The A-to-Z of Accessories: XL

X is always a tricky letter in any A-to-Z, and my list of accessories was no different. However, there are a growing number of plus size brands that are also offering accessories for bigger waists, hands and feet than most hight street stores do, so I decided to go with XL as a post of... Continue Reading →

The A-to-Z of Accessories: Watch

Now that we all carry our smartphones with us and can use them to check the time, many people no longer wear a watch. This is such a shame because a wristwatch is a wonderful accessory and a great way to express your personality. They can be fashionable or sentimental, stylish or purely functional. A... Continue Reading →

The A-to-Z of Accessories: Vintage

I'm approaching the end of my A-to-Z of Accessories and V just had to be for Vintage. The problem is that I'm not a massive expert on vintage accessories and so this post is going to just be a very brief one on recommendations of places where you can find out more about pre-loved accessories... Continue Reading →

LCF MA16 Exhibition

Last night, I attended the opening of the LCFMA16 exhibition, featuring some very impressive student work from across the London College of Fashion's postgraduate courses. With an overall curatorial theme of 'anti gravity', clothing and costume could be found floating in space with horizontal mannequins levitating next to spot-lit shoes on dark plinths. LCF's postgraduate... Continue Reading →

The A-to-Z of Accessories: Umbrella

I'm finally getting close to the end of my A-to-Z of Accessories and it seems like a fitting month to cover U for... umbrella. (Although the only photo I have of me holding one is a parasol style brolly to protect me from sunshine rather than rain!) There are two main types of umbrella: folding... Continue Reading →

The A-to-Z of Accessories: Ties

Once again I'm restarting my A-to-Z of Accessories blog series, and I really don't know why I didn't write this one sooner. I'd already planned the whole series* so I have no idea why I stopped just when I got to T for... Ties! You may automatically think of ties as formal attire, because many... Continue Reading →

Review: Escape Scarves

Earlier this year, I marvelled at the silk escape maps which had been turned into beautiful underwear that was on display at the Imperial War Museum's Fashion on the Ration exhibition. These maps were extremely practical - they didn't fall apart in the rain and could be tucked up very small in a pocket -... Continue Reading →

The A-to-Z of Accessories: Rings

I never really got on with rings. They always felt alien on my fingers and seemed to get in the way, catching on clothing and bags, or getting sticky with soap when I washed my hands. When I was younger, the only types you could get were the adjustable ones kids wore or something made... Continue Reading →

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