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Defying Old Tropes: the Sophia Amoruso Story

sophia amoruso

Feminist Media In addition to writing about feminism and fashion I also curate my social media feed and groups to serve those same ideas. I am drawn to accounts and sites that address me as a whole woman: mind and body, personal and professional, and of course, style; where I can read about sustainable menstrual …

Culture, Fashion

Sorting Through the Shit: the Art of the Thrift

the art of the thrift

An honest guide to adding sustainability to your sartorial selection My personal fashion/passion project for 2017 was to buy as few brand new clothing and accessory items as possible. I intended to buy from sites like Depop, from physical thrift shops – shout out to my local RSPCA and Oxfam shops for their great work …

Fashion, Fashion / Feminism

Feminist Armour in 2018 Fashion Trends

The winter/spring fashion trends that not only satisfy, but celebrate the feminist I want to be in 2018… I am still a fan of the general trend towards covering, rather than revealing, women’s bodies* and these specific trends add refinement and creativity toward the sartorial armour needed for attacking 2018 with feminist fury and grace. …

Culture, Fashion, Fashion / Feminism, Feminism

God Save the Queen of Suits

Claire Foy absolutely nailed the dress code called for by this year’s Golden Globes and the sentiment of #TimesUp. In direct contrast to the candy-floss-pink gown of last year, this year the actress wore a deliciously refined black suit from Stella McCartney. Delicious in its simplicity and in how she wore it –  sans shirt, …

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Wardrobes and Women and Power

Women and Power

Some thoughts following a binge-reading of Mary Beard’s Women & Power In waging my small war on corporate greed I wield what power I have as a consumer in a capitalist society. I seek out and support women who are speaking their own truths in the face of grotesque opposition, usually from men and usually …

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Modesty is so Mainstream

“The interesting thing about fashion is that it really reflects society.” – Deborah Linton It is common fashion knowledge that Coco Chanel hated mini skirts. She thought they were “just awful” and claimed that she didn’t know a single man who found them attractive. She also hated the sight of women’s knees so that might …

Culture, Fashion

If this is luxury, make a reservation for the early-bird special

  In the building where my fabulously mysterious husband works they have free magazines on offer – one’s you would normally have to pay a few pounds for – that he picks up and brings home to me. I’ve received an issue of Glamour, one of Cosmopolitan, and another that was lesser known than the …

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