Introducing… Ragamuffin Crafts

A friend pointed me in the direction of a Facebook post by Ragamuffin Crafts recently as bloggers were required for reviewing hair accessories and, well, I have both a blog and hair so was deemed fully qualified for the job. After poking around on the page for a bit, I discovered that Ragamuffin Crafts is... Continue Reading →

In conversation with Jean Paul Gaultier

Last month I went to see Jean Paul Gaultier in conversation with legendary fashion editor Suzy Menkes. As they walked onto the stage at the huge Barbican Hall, the entire auditorium erupted into applause and ecstatic cheers as if an international rock star had just walked on stage at Wembley Stadium. I think you could... Continue Reading →

Discovering… Maison Triumph

Late on Saturday afternoon, I visited Maison Triumph on Monmouth Street in London. Based in Seven Dials, near Covent Garden, this is more than just a pop-up shop for the lingerie giant. As well as stocking some of the highlights from Triumph's current collections, this is a place where you can... learn about the history... Continue Reading →

Awesome Ideas: Baking

I have a job where I don't really make anything. It is a very enjoyable job for many reasons, but I mainly produce pretty PowerPoint presentations. I think a lot but I don't do a lot. Therefore, there is something really satisfying and necessary about making something physical - going from an idea to an... Continue Reading →

RAW: Natural Born Artists

If you're a creative type, how do you spread the word about your work? At all points in their careers, artists, musicians, film makers and designers can find it tricky to reach their target audience and get their work known. If this sounds like you, I'm sure you'll be pleased to hear that an international... Continue Reading →

Other side of the line

When I was living in Manchester, I met lots of wonderfully creative photographers via the analogue 'mother' of Instagram - Lomography. One of those photographers is Vanessa Short who is now working on a fascinating personal project documenting the coal miners who returned to work early, breaking the 1984-1985 strike. She is looking into getting... Continue Reading →

Review: Tired of London, Tired of Life

I'll happily admit that, before I moved to London, I thought I'd hate it here. I was convinced that it was a city filled with unfriendly locals, long commutes, high prices and bumbling tourists. However, what I didn't bank on was that living in London means that you do encounter all those things but there's... Continue Reading →

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