‘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 →

How I came to terms with being a hipster

I'm writing this post in Soho whilst peering through my black framed glasses and sipping a salted caramel soya latte, pondering the cliché I have become. Six years ago, I was labelled a hipster by a national newspaper (not by name, but they used my photograph) and I wrote a blog post about the stereotypes... 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 →

The Super Humans of 2016

Since 2011 I have been publishing an annual list of people who have had positive impact on me in the previous 12 months and therefore, in my opinion, deserve an award for their greatness. These are the super humans who have shaped my life and brought me joy and inspiration - I want to thank... Continue Reading →

Thoughts on agelessness

On a recent lunch time jaunt to John Lewis with a couple of colleagues, we found ourselves discussing the relative merits of different sewing machine manufacturers. The only overlocker the store stocked was made by Janome, and my colleagues weren't terribly impressed by this. I pointed out that the Janome sewing machine my parents bought... Continue Reading →

My day at Stylist Live 2016

A few months ago, my sister asked if I'd be interested in going to Stylist Live with her. This self-proclaimed 'festival of inspiration' runs for 4 days at the Business Design Centre in Islington and, as a regular reader of Stylist - well, whenever I can get my hands on a copy at Oxford Circus... Continue Reading →

Yarn: The Movie

I was emailed at the weekend about a documentary film called YARN, that "reclaims knitting as a feminist statement and which poses interesting questions around whether knitting and crochet is an art form". The film explores the lives of four international artists who are redefining the tradition of knit and crochet, and more importantly, reclaiming... Continue Reading →

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