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

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What Jenny M Walton taught me about Size Zero

Last summer, I stumbled upon the instagram account of Scott Schuman's girlfriend, a Jenny M Walton. Looking at her endless photos of herself, I immediately saw how utterly skinny she was. One picture in particular revealed bones covered by skin - a dreadful sight. I posted a comment: "Hope you are eating well. Stay healthy." … Continue reading What Jenny M Walton taught me about Size Zero

Goodbye Karl Lagerfeld

As many people around the world - fashion professionals and lovers - I am saddened about the passing of Karl Lagerfeld. I have loved this man's creations and incredible personality since childhood and several blogs  are dedicated to him. - I would like to re-post this article below to commemorate his greatness. Rest in eternal … Continue reading Goodbye Karl Lagerfeld

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?

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