Dolce and Gabbana China ad – racist, provocative or ethnocentric?

Dear readers, Everyone is talking, tweeting, instant'ing and writing about the Dolce & Gabbana ad campaigns which sparked outrage in China and an outcry in the rest of the world. Let me take you on a journey to explore whether this ad was racist, provocative (on purpose) or just ethnocentric. Racist: One definition of racism … Continue reading Dolce and Gabbana China ad – racist, provocative or ethnocentric?

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Creating and selling art: Successful in your lifetime?

Dear readers, Creating art and collecting art can produce a synergy between two individuals who value each other's participation.  Vogue published a useful guide called 6 Tips For Becoming An Art Collector and suggest that a collector should support emerging artists, not worry about the yield and approach artists directly, avoiding the intermediary gallery. But … Continue reading Creating and selling art: Successful in your lifetime?

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?

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)