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Fashionable Pets? Whatever Next!

It seems the World has finally gone totally bonkers! The rise of social media combined with celebrities is fuelling a new and cruel craze of designer pets with crumpled faces and stubby legs. The rise of the sausage cat or … Continue reading

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Returning to Sewing

A modern fashion landscape principally made up of designer labels, aspirational brands and discount stores seems to have made creating your own clothes a thing of the past. People either want to be wearing the right name or to spend … Continue reading

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The Future of Cashmere

Cashmere was once the preserve of the wealthy as garments fashioned from this most luxurious of yarns were too costly for the average consumer. Things changed back in the 1990’s when cashmere began to enter the mainstream. Big brands and … Continue reading

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Those All Saints Sewing Machines

I remember the first time that I clapped eyes on the window of an All Saints store. I was shuffling around Bluewater shopping centre in Kent feeling underwhelmed as usual. Those giant malls just depress me with their rows of … Continue reading

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The Comfiest Shoes in the World?

I have all sorts of problems with my feet and so any headline screaming about comfortable shoes will instantly grab my attention. Personally I find most shoes to be instruments of torture and discovering footwear, other than trainers, which don’t … Continue reading

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A New Way to Shop Online

A new fashion website is helping consumers to choose the right clothes for them by using six models with different body shapes. Sizeable, founded by an Australian fashion writer Larissa Thorne, aims to take the guesswork out of shopping by … Continue reading

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Do We Have Too Many Clothes?

  A recent revamp of my house gave be pause for thought. I hadn’t realised quite how many clothes I had managed to accumulate and seeing them all in one place was a sobering experience. With garments, shoes and accessories … Continue reading

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Fashion Trends – The tiered Skirt

I sometimes wonder why I ever dispose of any of my clothes. If you stay alive long enough every trend seems to reappear at some point posing as the latest in thing but looking exactly like styles from decades ago. … Continue reading

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Why Are Marks and Spencer Struggling?

Marks and Spencer is a British institution with a presence on most high streets and yet its fashion sales are in the doldrums. There have been several attempts to revive the retailer’s fortunes but these efforts have not yielded great … Continue reading

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Older Women Are Dressing Down

A recent survey by isme.com has revealed that almost half of all older women in the UK start changing their dress when they reach the age of 50. Fearing judgement for dressing youthfully they are migrating towards more dowdy and … Continue reading

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