New Year, Fresh Start

So, as you can see, my writing's been a bit 'on hold' so far this year. I'm two weeks into a brand new job with a brand new employer and have to admit that I'd forgotten how much energy and brainpower it takes to do that. It's been a great experience so far (really great!)... Continue Reading →

Second Hand September

I love clothes and, as a result, I have a lot of them. Although they are essentially practical items, designed to protect me from the elements (and the unwanted attention that going without would bring!), I don't really buy them for that purpose. I'm pretty much a collector of garments, the way some folk collect... Continue Reading →

Structural engineering you can wear

Whether or not you wear them, chances are you probably don't realise just how complicated bras are to design and how difficult they are to manufacture. Many people, confused by the low prices and speedy turnaround of fast fashion retailers, expect that all brands should offer all sizes and that anything over 20 is horribly... Continue Reading →

June Lust List: Unusual lipstick

Inspired by Talonted Lex and her 'Unwearable' series of make up posts, I've been taking a closer look at make up colours I wouldn't usually consider. To be honest, a lot of my lipstick choices here are a bit 'safe' compared to some of the shades that Lex has tried, but I might try something... Continue Reading →

Buy Less, Choose Well, Make It Last

Regular readers will know that I have more than a passing interest in the more sustainable aspects of the fashion industry. Having already read 'Stitched Up: The Anti-Capitalist Book of Fashion' by Tansy Hoskins - after hearing the author speak about the politics of fashion in 2015 - I felt like I needed to know... Continue Reading →

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