It is often around this time of year, that I wish I had a holiday home abroad. Somewhere hot and sunny that I could escape to in order to avoid the desperately dark days of winter ahead. I’ve said it before no doubt, but I always struggle with the light disappearing during these months. I...Read More
Women’s bodies have always been a battleground in one way or another. Married women regained their possession of their own bodies during the end of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th and in the 1960s we gained the right to choose if we didn’t want to bring a new life into the world....Read More
Walking to work, bored of the same old songs playing through my headphones, I browse Spotify’s New Releases for some inspiration. Scrolling past endless album covers until one catches my eye – Christine and the Queens ‘Chaleur Humaine’ – an androgynous young woman dressed in black, sits against a contrasting cream and navy backdrop, holding...Read More
With the 2016 Cannes Film Festival in full swing, fans of world cinema were awaiting the highly anticipated release of the festival’s opening film – Cafe Society. Directed by the legendary Woody Allen the cast is headed up by familiar co-stars Kristen Stewart and Jesse Einsenberg as well as Judy Davis, Paul Schneider, Steve Carrel and Blake...Read More
I know this is a bit late, but the bombings that occurred in Brussels last week made me flinch and grind my teeth with anger. This is not how Belgium should become a household place name, it’s not how people should hear of Brussels or see its architecture, beauty and culture. I’m sad to see...Read More
Creative Director Hedi Slimane has announced his departure from Saint Laurent, but after injecting a much needed burst of life and energy into the brand over the past four years, his departure has come as a surprise to the fashion industry. The French fashion house’s press release explains Slimane’s departure and accredits him for the...Read More
“I want to be the purveyor of a certain silhouette or a way of cutting, so that when I’m dead and gone people will know that the twenty-first century was started by Alexander McQueen.” Described by the man himself as the sort of place he’d like to be shut in overnight, it came as no...Read More
Entering the Garde Républicaine’s training hall, with seats deployed by destinations’ from around the globe, it was clear that Franck Sorbier planned to take us on a sartorial journey. Opening the show in a delectable floor length gold crepe gown, adorned with intricate brocade patchwork, singer Kimbra whimsically enticed the pièce de résistance – a breathtaking...Read More
Perhaps the biggest fashion headline of the past week has been Isabel Marant being confirmed as the latest designer to collaborate with High Street favourite H&M and it’s pretty safe to say that I am not the only person who is excited about it! H&M has created a name for itself as the hottest Designer/High...Read More
Yesterday, as part of my rehab programme, I wanted to challenge myself and change my shopping basket a little bit. I still went to Waitrose though, I thought if that changing my shopping habits was going to be hard enough, better go to a place where people smile at you instead of giving you a deathly...Read More
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