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)
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
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”
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
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.
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
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?
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?
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: 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?