The A-to-Z of Accessories: Dents

I didn't expect to encounter trouble so soon in my a-to-z, but I really couldn't think of a type of accessory that begins with the letter D... so I've gone for a brand name instead. I hope you don't think it's cheating because there will be a few of these dotted throughout the alphabet! Hopefully... Continue Reading →

Victoria’s Secret in the UK

Recently, the US giant of lingerie retailing Victoria's Secret landed in the UK to a rather interesting reception. While my bosom-owning American friends have been singing their praises and expressing delight at having their favourite brand of bras finally available to buy in London, the launch of the Westfield and Bond Street stores was very... Continue Reading →

Rummaging in the basement

My office is close to Oxford Circus and so sometimes the lure is just too great. I know that, thanks to Philip Green, Topshop is now seen as a bit of a beacon of corporate evil, but in my teenage years that store was the reason we came to London. I spent many a happy... Continue Reading →

Age is just a number

According to Jess Cartner-Morley in The Guardian earlier this week, older models are coming back into fashion. Not that they really left, you understand, but now they appear to be getting much more high-profile work than ever before. Once where we'd guffaw at the idea of a 17-year-old model advertising a brand like Louis Vuitton... Continue Reading →

Hate’s a strong word, Tanya

Tanya Gold is a very angry woman. "Why I hate fashion" she screams in The Guardian, but it sounds to me like what she actually hates is high-heeled shoes and the people who make young models miserable. It's the fashion industry that is sometimes questionable (like a great many industries these days), but not fashion... Continue Reading →

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