This post was written for Fashion Journal. It all started with a statement. The fashion world is stuck in an endless cycle of Clueless meets Outlander, and I am not complaining. If the recent Fall 2018 shows are anything to go by, tartan is an evergreen wardrobe staple. Marco de Vincenzo sent one model down the runway in… Continue reading How Tartan Became a Staple in Wardrobes Everywhere
This post was written for Fashion Journal. Sustainability is a big word; with so many individual interpretations, it can be hard to grasp fully. It’s easy to get lost in the semantics, but we can break it down. Here are five simple considerations to take in order to build a more sustainable wardrobe. Wash better… Continue reading 5 Rules to Build a Sustainable Wardrobe
This post was written for Fashion Journal. If 2017 was the year of the dad sneaker, then 2018 is the year of the baby. The latest fashion accessory is, in fact, a tiny human. Hardly a day goes by without the announcement of yet another fashion blogger/writer/journalist/stylist expecting. Leandra Medine, Pandora Sykes, Kate Foley, Chiara… Continue reading Are Babies The Latest Fashion Accessory?
This post was originally written for Fashion Journal. Fur is a hot topic at the moment. Gucci and Michael Kors have scrapped it from future collections and online retailers are pulling the plug. Authentic fur wearers are heckled and harassed while faux lovers embrace the comfort of cruelty-free clothing. But for those of us looking… Continue reading Does Faux Fur Live Up to the Sustainable Hype?
Every feed, every day, for the last month or so, I’ve scrolled by the doom and gloom: ‘the end of NYFW’. A very hot topic. I suppose it’s left me wondering though if we are apparently so obsessed with the downfall, are we too distracted to see the positive – the collections themselves? The New… Continue reading Let’s Stop Talking About the End of NYFW and Focus on the Fashion
This post was written for Wardrobe Crisis, edited by Clare Press. Adidas is making a name for itself as a self-aware, convention-challenging label. Following the brand’s partnership with Parley for the Oceans, a new collab is set to launch which, on purpose or otherwise, poses a poignant question to our consumerist society: Have we reached peak instant… Continue reading the slow sneakers everybody’s talking about.
This post was written for Wardrobe Crisis. The age old saying “one’s trash is another's treasure” is becoming increasingly applicable in fashion today. Upcycling, the process of converting old, used or waste materials into something new and useful, is a technique growing in momentum and interest - whether it’s a well-worn pair of denim jeans,… Continue reading these new gen designers are making upcycling chic.
This whole ’sustainable’ thing gradually seeps into the rest of your life. Once you delve into one area, you can’t seem to stop. You start to question everything: Why is there plastic packaging there? Where does it end up? Can I find a way to go without? Every product you put in and on your… Continue reading thoughtful living made easy.
At a certain point, writing about what we deem as “sustainable” labels becomes difficult. Here I am, passing judgement on a brand, a dress, a pair of shoes, from the chair at my dining room table. The internet is my encyclopaedia. But I am a tactile-based person - the one who wanders a store, giving… Continue reading becoming a french film-star :: une heures.
I’ve sorely missed reading masses of articles lately, somehow time just keeps getting the better of me. That and Netflix, I suppose. It’s the middle of the year and it’s time to hit refresh. Pause for a minute to take a look back at the early 2017 hopes and dreams, take stock, and make a… Continue reading important articles :: issue iv.