Frieze colour 2017

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Not wanting to dumb the art at Frieze down or anything, but does anyone else feel a little bit cynical about some of the so called art and the insanely rich people buying it? It can feel like more of… Read More

Burberry at Old Sessions House

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I’m not usually a huge fan of Burberry clothes, as they feel too commercial in a hideously expensive way. But its most recent collection was quirky and refreshing, blending its heritage pieces with eccentric knits and unexpected fabrics. I love… Read More

Middleagedmum.com: Adulting

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As 20 something daughter gets ready to go back to university for her final year – we have that back to school feeling for the very last time. This time next year, she will be an actual adult doing actual… Read More

Things to Love in September

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Katherine Hamnett by Chris Floyd The Return of Katherine Hamnett 1980s fashion icon Katharine Hamnett, is back and not before time, as we are in dire need of some activist fashion that comes from the heart, rather than some not… Read More

Summer FOMO

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It’s that time of year when ones social media feeds fill up with people lounging around on sun beds in fabulous locations, or attending amazing cultural or music events. I’ve never been much of a plan in advance kind of… Read More

Listen to This: The High Low

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I’m late to the current craze for Podcasts – I know right, me late to a trend, I must be losing my touch!! Months ago (or even years?), when everyone was banging on about Serial, I was wondering when they… Read More

When did fashion get so expensive?

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Chloe jacket £3305                                    Stella McCartney dress £2435                     Gucci dress £2190 Reading Lucinda Chambers honest account of her sacking, the state of the publishing world and how the fashion business is more about profit than creativity, got me thinking.  Over the… Read More

A new brand to love: ByOcular

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Caren Downie has been a influential figure in British fashion for many years – as former buying director of Top Shop, fashion director of Asos.com and most recently the brains behind Finery, the online fashion brand. Caren left Finery at… Read More

A new brand to love: Arket

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If you are reading Amanda’s attempts to buy ‘no new’ clothes with interest and are considering the amount you buy, you might want to check out the new H&M brand Arket, which is hoping to pioneer a conscious approach to… Read More

The Kenyan League of Extraordinary Grannies

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Kenyan digital artist and photographer Osborne Macharia creates stunning portraits of ordinary Kenyans – the kind which are usually reserved for fashion models and celebrities. His latest collection tells the fictional story of a league of extravagant grannies – who… Read More

Made in Margate: What to see & do

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Botany Bay Since buying a house in Margate (and the ongoing media obsession) I have been inundated with requests for recommendations for visiting DFLs and beyond. So, to avoid repeating myself on a regular basis, here is my guide to … Read More

Dries Van Noten: The Film

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Dries Van Noten is one of my favourite designers and my love for him was truly confirmed when he featured an array of older models in his 100th runway show. Over nearly three decades he has built a thriving company,… Read More

Life & Style Icon: Lyn Slater

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Having see Lyn Slater in the latest Mango advert, I was fascinated to know more about her. A professor of social studies at Fordham University in New York, she also writes the Accidental Icon blog and describes her style as,… Read More