Open Doors

Open Doors

I often write about how clothes make me feel, in the context of my mental health. Sometimes I worry this is a little trite, given the severity of my bipolar and various other disorders. After all, putting on a dress is no substitute for proper treatment. However, I...
How to Shop Now

How to Shop Now

I have been thinking about my problematic relationship with the fashion industry recently. I used to live and breathe fashion, when I was a personal stylist and then an editor at an online magazine, I was thrilled to go to the shows at London Fashion Week. I was eager...
The Fear

The Fear

I often feel anxious and worry about a stack of things, most of which I cannot control. I fret constantly about my career, being a freelancer isn’t great if you have perpetual anxiety. I angst about my sonĀ and how he will manage when he first goes to school and...
Love After Death

Love After Death

For one reason or another, I’m speaking a lot about grief at the moment. Yesterday I was interviewed on Build Series, with James Dunmore and Nick Ede, discussing the complicated issue of death and the grieving process. Tonight I’ll be speaking at a live...
Addictions Unlimited

Addictions Unlimited

I’m currently suffering brutal withdrawal symptoms from a 10-a-day coffee habit. I saw my doctor the other week, who asked how much coffee I drank. When I admitted my dirty secret, he was aghast. I hadn’t realised how bad it was until I thought about it...

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