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feminist fashion formula
Culture, Fashion, Fashion / Feminism, Feminism

A Formula for Feminist Fashion

Time to break up with fast fashion The first rule of feminist fashion is that the lives of the humans and animals involved in the production of fashion are more important than everything else. Well, almost everything else… this is actually more of a guideline than an actual rule. And I suspect that many objections …

the art of the thrift
Culture, Fashion

Sorting Through the Shit: 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, …

Culture, Fashion, Fashion / Feminism, Feminism

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 …

Fashion, Fashion / Feminism

A Woman is Basically Her Clothing Right?

As I sit here bundled in blankets and sipping a gin & tonic I am doing my best to watch the election news coverage on the BBC and not implode in fear and explode in impatience. Tomorrow morning either a flawed, highly experienced woman or an extremely, outrageously, tragically/comically flawed orange toddler man will “win” …