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

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?

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

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…