The End of an Era: moving on

Rarely Wears Lipstick is looking a little different at the moment. As my self-hosted WordPress was becoming difficult to maintain with my extremely limited technical knowledge, Topper very kindly sorted out my messy database of a decade's worth of writing and migrated it to wordpress.com. The plan was to, at some point, revamp the look... Continue Reading →

Celebrating cocktails and community

Back in 2003, when my blog looked very different to how it does today, I posted some very short musings pondering the joys of meeting people you don't know off of the internet. The comments thread then played host to the beginnings of a small Manchester blogmeet. That was when I first met Lyle and... Continue Reading →

The wanderer returns

When I decided to stop updating this blog back in February, it was because I was feeling thoroughly uninspired. I didn't know what I wanted to write about any more and the (entirely self imposed) pressure of updating the site on a regular basis had become an added worry that I didn't need. After a... Continue Reading →

Help me find my blogging inspiration!

I've been blogging for 15 years now, and have covered a variety of different topics over the years. What started as an online diary of sorts back in 2003, became a shiny online magazine filled with articles on fashion, feminism, sex and relationships, before slowly turning into a place for me to write about things/places... Continue Reading →

The life of a part-time blogger

Not all blogs are created equal, but they are often viewed as if they are, without any thought to the status of the person doing the blogging. Not status as in "award-winning", but status as in "part-time" or "full-time". Not everyone runs their blog as a job, or wants to, and this affects not only... Continue Reading →

The Great Online Escape

Escaping everyday life used to be about booking a holiday in the sunshine and getting away from it all. These days, however, finding the cash for an overseas trip is becoming increasingly tricky so it's just as well there are many more options for escape available, thanks to the internet. Even if you can't jet... Continue Reading →

‘Housekeeping’ for bloggers

On Saturday I had the pleasure of hearing fashion blogger Susie Lau speak at the Costume Society's conference. This year's theme was Writing Fashion and so, rather excitingly for me, Lau was in conversation with my colleague Dr Agnès Rocamora whose recent research has been looking at fashion blogs. The discussion was an extremely interesting... Continue Reading →

Keep up with my daily adventures

I've not been doing as much blogging as I'd have liked over the last few months, but that's not because I've had little to say or had nothing going on. There's been plenty happening in my life. I've done a short course in creative writing, been to a menswear symposium at the V&A, submitted an... Continue Reading →

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