Camilla Elphick: Going Places

I first discovered Camilla Elphick back in 2013 when she'd just graduated from the BA (Hons) Cordwainers Footwear course at London College of Fashion. Her graduate collection was a massive hit in the LCF pop-up College Shop that year, and I bagged myself a pair of her gorgeous candy coloured donut print heels. The PEZ... 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 power of the flat shoe

Last Friday, I wore towering heels for the first time in a while. As the balls of my feet ache after just a few hours in my otherwise comfortable United Nude Eamz pumps or my Irregular Choice Trinkletina heels, I'm guessing that my 40-year-old feet have simply had enough. These days, the only high heels... Continue Reading →

MA15: Fashioning the Future

Last night I went to the private view of the London College of Fashion MA15 Exhibition, featuring work from graduates in a diverse range of postgraduate fashion specialisms, including: womenswear, menswear, accessories, footwear, curation, costume for performance, photography and media production. This annual exhibition is a fantastic showcase for the diversity of LCF's Graduate School... Continue Reading →

Photoshoot: Lingerie brands I love

Back in January, I reviewed Karolina Laskowska's bespoke lingerie service. At the end of the post I said that I had a photoshoot planned and now, finally, the time has come to tell you all about it and share some of the shots from that day. I enlisted the camera skills of the fantastic Paul... Continue Reading →

The A-to-Z of Accessories: Footwear

From the outlandish designs of Irregular Choice and the collaborative rubber magic of Melissa, to the timeless style of Dune and the practicality of Clark's, it has never been easier to find footwear that fulfils your needs. Are you a Hush Puppy, a Con-vert, a lover of Birkenstocks, Nikes or Vans? Do you yearn for... Continue Reading →

30 Years of Self Expression

When I moved to Manchester in 1994, one of the things I loved most about the city to begin with was the shopping. As a textile design student, I decided early on that any time spent wandering around shops was vital for my degree, and so a spot of 'research' would happen on a reasonably... Continue Reading →

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