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Cleaning up Fashion
Cleaning up Fashion

Cleaning up Fashion

I recently watched Fashion's Dirty Secrets, a BBC 3 documentary presented by Stacey Dooley. The program explores how the fashion industry pollutes the environment, focusing on the damage textile factories have on local water supplies. I was vaguely aware of the...

Scent and the Mind
Scent and the Mind

Scent and the Mind

In my last blog post I wrote about how the grief for my Dad has become very painful again. I've had a lot of support from not only my friends but also people I don't know who've got in touch via social media. I really appreciate it, thank you. It seems fitting that...

When Pain Comes Back
When Pain Comes Back

When Pain Comes Back

For a long time, the grieving process has been going about its business quietly, pottering along in tandem with my life. The sharp edges became blunt and although the void my Dad left was still vast, I could live with it. But over the past few weeks, for no...

A Seat at the Table
A Seat at the Table

A Seat at the Table

I've been going to London Fashion Week for 6 years now and I've always had a problematic relationship with it. I love watching the show and seeing a designer's latest work; if I have the chance to talk to the designer after and listen to him or her describe their...

Confidence Tricks
Confidence Tricks

Confidence Tricks

This week I've learnt a few lessons about self-confidence. To an outside eye, I probably appear pretty self-assured; I'm very comfortable on stage and on camera and I'm happy to speak in public. But at my core, I'm actually somewhat shy. I often find myself...

Bare Bones
Bare Bones

Bare Bones

Over the years, the fashion industry has earned a lot of criticism for using extremely thin models. It seems that the debate over skinny models has been raging since the 90s and the advent of heroine chic, with good reason. The average runway model is 5"9 to 5"11,...

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