KITSCH! Is it a cultural asset or just bad taste?

Dear Readers, Some of you have been asking me to post a new article and I have listened. Here is a thought-provoking, tongue-and-cheek take on paradox thinking and cultural conundrums. I really loved putting it together and I hope you will have as much fun reading it as I had writing it. Enjoy! xx It's … Continue reading KITSCH! Is it a cultural asset or just bad taste?

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Ikea’s new 2019 catalogue stereotypes single mothers

Dear readers, Last week I received a brand new IKEA catalogue in the mail while I was at my other home in Germany. I don't remember ever signing up for it, so it must be macro-marketing and aggressive oldskool mailbox spamming - at least in Germany. As w&v confirms that 25 million homes will now … Continue reading Ikea’s new 2019 catalogue stereotypes single mothers

My Secret London in Summer – Top 10

Hello my lovely readers! I am spending part of my summer in London and I thought I'd blog about my favourite things to do. In a way, it's my secret London, those special spots and places that not all Londoner have visited and few tourists might know about. They are less crowded and give a … Continue reading My Secret London in Summer – Top 10

Ethical laundry: Detergent-free, in cold water or by hand?

Ethical laundry: Washing without detergent - is it possible?   Because this blog deals with fashion, it is only natural to ask: "How do you wash your clothes?" Recently, I wrote about sustainable fabrics for fashion and one way of reducing the environmental impact of your wardrobe is by washing consciously. So may I ask … Continue reading Ethical laundry: Detergent-free, in cold water or by hand?

Alek Wek? LCF Graduate, Author and Ambassador for the UN (and Supermodel)

Image source here. Alek Wek is known to many as a supermodel and cover girl for the most prestigious fashion houses, walking down the catwalk or posing with her gorgeous figure and striking looks. But this superwoman has an incredible history and biography which is not only limited to the fashion modeling industry. To begin … Continue reading Alek Wek? LCF Graduate, Author and Ambassador for the UN (and Supermodel)

Can you wear what you eat? Yes, sustainable fish, mushrooms and pineapples…

  In June, I was very lucky to attend a course on Sustainable Fashion Textiles at London College of Fashion, run by Amanda Johnston from "The Sustainable Angle" and her associates. Our team of students was international and vibrant, with participants from the fashion and textile industries who were all keen to find out more … Continue reading Can you wear what you eat? Yes, sustainable fish, mushrooms and pineapples…

Cars vs. people: why can’t Oxford Street be pedestrianised?

How sad to read that the plans to create a traffic-free section on London's Oxford Street have been snubbed. The large and long shopping street which houses famous department stores such as Selfridges (it opened in 1909), John Lewis, Debenhams and House of Frasier, as well as the Uniqlo Flagship Store and many more, attracts … Continue reading Cars vs. people: why can’t Oxford Street be pedestrianised?