The Grand Freeze

We are coming out of hibernation, The Grand Freeze of 2020 and what are we waking up to? Has anything significant happened during this time and what will come next? A look at ourselves, culture, trends and fashion. The Great British Freeze, 1947 via Pinterest Dear Readers, How long since I have last posted? Too … Continue reading The Grand Freeze

Voluntary surrender and 7 questions

A nativity scene depicting Jesus, Mary and Joseph as a family separated at the US-Mexico border at the Claremont United Methodist church in California. Photograph: Claremont United Methodist Church (https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/dec/09/nativity-scene-jesus-mary-joseph-cages-claremont)   Question 1: What do you think would need to happen to rid millions of people of -basic human rights -freedom of movement -food -transportation … Continue reading Voluntary surrender and 7 questions

Spotty dress trend (interview)

A few months ago, Abi Buller from the agency Canvas 8 asked for my expert opinion on a spotty trend: Yes, the Zara dress with the spots! It's a great example of how one stylist can change the way we feel about clothes and by making this one dress so popular, create an inclusive wardrobe … Continue reading Spotty dress trend (interview)

Jean-Paul Gaultier resigns with a message of sustainability

Image source: The Telegraph Dear readers, This week in Fashion, Jean-Paul Gaultier retired from the catwalk with a spectacular show in Paris. As France 24 reports: "Famous for Madonna's cone bras, blue and white stripy T-shirts, saintly models and corsets, "L’Enfant terrible" of French fashion Jean Paul Gaultier is retiring from the catwalk. His final … Continue reading Jean-Paul Gaultier resigns with a message of sustainability

My first book is out! “Fashion Marketing and Communication”

It's been printed! Dear Readers, Close to the 2019 holidays, a wish came true: My book has been published!   Nearly 15 years of industry experience and 5 years of teaching Fashion Marketing, Comms and Management (as well as Design) in universities have informed the content of this book which looks at modern and historical … Continue reading My first book is out! “Fashion Marketing and Communication”

Banksy Pop-Up Shop in London (Gross Domestic Product)

Dear readers, I have been a Banksy fan for many years, and still remember spotting his original spray paint art in East London when he started his work. I was really inspired by his graphics and used them in some experimental textile art, about 16 years ago to express my protest against mindless consumerism. You … Continue reading Banksy Pop-Up Shop in London (Gross Domestic Product)

Deconstructing Greta Thunberg – a cry for help

Dear Readers, You know I cannot remain silent on topics that touch my analytical brain and try to de-calibrate my sensitivity for ethics and common sense, especially those that turn masses hysterical and make the front pages (yes, I know, an article on Brexit is long overdue, but I will wait for October 31st to … Continue reading Deconstructing Greta Thunberg – a cry for help

Vintage improv Kimono photo shoot

This blog post has been in my drafts for some time...it seems that now is the day to release it! The story: A while ago my friend and I did a little improv photoshoot to present a couple of vintage Kimonos which I found in Japan, as well as one hand-stitched and painted Kimono that … Continue reading Vintage improv Kimono photo shoot

Re-spark joy! If you want to love your clothes again, put them all away.

Dear Readers, At the moment I am experiencing sustainability in many different ways, on various levels: Intellectually, physically an most importantly in my daily life.  This culmination of events has led to today's post. I learned a great lesson about clothing that I own and how to re-spark joy. But read on to find out … Continue reading Re-spark joy! If you want to love your clothes again, put them all away.

The London commute for (dis-)able bodied

Image source here. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Dear readers, It's been a while - I know - since I have last posted. My health has been a challenge which in turn has led me to experience the normal commute through London in a new way. I wanted to write this post and examine physical impairment as well as … Continue reading The London commute for (dis-)able bodied