Most fashion designers want to meet two people: buyers and journalists. As someone who is the latter, I meet a lot of fashion designers. Some of whom I will end up featuring in the publications I write for, and some of whom I will not.
A few months ago, a friend of mine was raving about a new feminist book she’d just read, “You’ll love it!… But maybe don’t read the chapter on fashion, it’s pretty damning.” I looked at her curiously. As a fashion journalist, and a feminist, why would I not want to listen to these arguments? Perhaps […]Read more "Why I Founded The Fashion Debates"
Image: Texty Cafe/Flickr licensed under Creative Commons This post is inspired by a recent recruitment drive and the very basic mistakes I kept seeing over and over again. Before you hit send on your next journalism job application, run through this check list: Read the job description again. In my job description I asked potential […]Read more "5 Things to Check Before You Submit Your Journalism Job Application"
In a modern world of technology, transparency and, god help us, the comments section, the fashion industry has been exposed and confronted more than ever about its lack of diversity. While the industry takes feeble baby steps towards improving this, social media has provided not only the tool to rant about the unfairness of this […]Read more "Diversify your Media: 3 Instagram Accounts for Stylish Older Women You Should Follow"
No matter what the fashion magazines tell you; a trend isn’t a trend until the people say it is. If no one adopts fashion’s themes into their wardrobes, it’s of little significance. One trend which undoubtedly swept the catwalks, the blogs and the streets last year was 70s style. The maxi lengths, the suede skirts, […]Read more "Why the 70s Came Back into Fashion: A Theory"
It may not be as emotionally charged as Facebook’s 2015 Year in Review video – watch it below if you haven’t seen it yet – but here is my round up of 2015 in the form of some of my favourite articles that I’ve written. Few things make me happier than listening to people’s stories, learning […]Read more "My favourite articles of 2015"