Things to Love in September

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 so subtle marketing ploy.

Her A/W 17 collection is an easy to wear range of unisex items in natural fabrics influenced by archive pieces, as well as a great range of activist t-shirts.

  • Know Your Style by Alyson Walsh

Alyson Walsh writes the successful blog, Thats not my Age. – a grown up guide to great style, featuring inspiring older women and lots of great fashion news and views.

Her second book Know Your Style is out this week and she will be signing copies at Jigsaw’s Duke Street Emporium on Thursday between 5-6pm if you are in London. The book contains lots of useful fashion advice and interviews with stylish older women, as well as these gorgeous illustrations by Ayumi Takahashi.

  • Doctor Foster

Suranne Jones returns for a second series as Doctor Foster, who experienced the ultimate betrayal when she discovered her husband had been having an affair with the daughter of one of her patients and had fallen pregnant.

Things start to unravel once again when season two sees her reunited with cheating ex-husband Simon (Bertie Carvel) two years after their marriage fell apart. What with the new Bake Off (which I’m loving btw – especially Prue’s new look) don’t bother to try and arrange anything on Tuesday nights for a while!

  • Transparent

The dysfunctional but fabulous Pfefferman family are back in the fourth installment of the multi-award winning comedy-drama series Transparent, which explores gender identity and identity in general.

The only only reason I signed up to Amazon Prime – I have a massive girl crush on Gaby Hoffmann (from Girls), but all the characters are equally fascinating. If you haven’t watched it, I’m jealous –  as you have three seasons to catch up on.

  • Lush Sleepy

Aware of my constant quest for a good nights sleep, my daughter recently told me about Lush’s  Sleepy body lotion. Supposedly a “cult’ product, it’s being heralded as a miracle cure for insomnia, mother are saying it has solved their children’s sleeping problems and it’s so popular it’s completely sold out twice. So when I came home to find a pot on the kitchen table, with a note from my daughter (aren’t daughter lovely) I was delighted.

Each tub contains lavender flower infusion, lavender water, and lavender oil, which is known for helping with relaxation, anxiety-reduction, and sleep. There is a also an oatmeal infusion, which gives it a comforting biscuit-y scent, plus almond oil, ylang ylang, and cocoa butter.

I’m looking forward to trying it out – although I’m not holding my breath that it will solve my sleep problems (perhaps Lush would like to invent something for hot flushes) but I’ll let you know how it goes.

What are you looking forward to this Autumn?


  • Sue Evans says:

    Hearing how your Margate renovation is going !!

    The initial joys of rediscovering autumnal layering before it all becomes a big faff and you long for the ease of a simple summer frock and flip-flops.

    Booking a long winter holiday to India and NZ (need to have somewhere to reinvent the summer frocks and flip-flops).

    Checking out the new books in Waterstone’s when I hit London, likewise seeing the Balenciaga and Alma Tadema exhibitions.

    Watching Doctor Foster !

  • Jane says:

    Margate update coming soon Sure – its a slow process.

    I LOVE Autumn layering – summer dressing is hard for us fashion sorts I think!

    I can’t wait to see what you buy in India and to watch Dr Foster tonight

    J x

  • Rohini Wahi says:

    Anyone know what is being baked tonight? Need to stock up on appropriate items at our new Gail’s!

  • Jane says:

    Its biscuit week!
    J x

  • Rohini Wahi says:

    Party Rings it is then!

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