Wednesday, February 5th, 2014
Last week I was contacted by the New York Times to write a short piece for their website. Let’s file that first sentence there under ‘Things I Never Thought I’d Say’. Anyhoo, they were doing a piece about how casual American fashion is and wanted me to chip in with my thoughts. See, about four years ago, I wrote a piece on this blog called Why Europeans Dress Better Than Americans. It is, to this day, probably one of the most visited pages on this site. There are a whole lotta people who Google ‘Why do Americans Dress Badly?’
I cringe when I read that piece now. It was mouthy and rude. I actually wrote a follow up piece to it as my view on the issue evolved. When the New York Times got in touch with me (sorry – I totally giggle every time I type that), they’d come across my original piece and were hoping I still had the same stance so I could contribute a piece for them. The fundamentals of my argument on it remain the same, but I’m now not quite as harsh on the Americans, as the whole world seems to have joined the uber casual camp when it comes to fashion. Difficult for me to get that all across in 300 words, but what an honour to write for the NYT.
Check out my New York Times piece here.
Friday, December 13th, 2013
I first came across Liebeskind handbags somewhere online and found them utterly swoon-worthy. Try as I might though, I couldn’t find them in any shops. It’s a German label and ze Germans get it so right in the fashion stakes as far as I’m concerned. Anyhoo, I’d daydream over the bags online sometimes, then when I was in New York a couple of months back, I’m stomping down some street in Soho and catch a glimpse of something out of the corner of my eye that made me stop in my tracks. Liebeskind have only gone and opened a damn flagship store in Noo Yawk Citay!
Tuesday, December 3rd, 2013
Monday, December 2nd, 2013
I have found it hard to find clothes I actually like for a while now. When I do like something, it’s out of my price range and I’m really not a fan of cheap, fast fashion. I like great quality clothes that last. I don’t know why it took me so long to find out about the shop, Cos, but I wandered in there about a year ago and frankly, never wanted to leave. I’ve been kicking myself that I didn’t discover it earlier. Recently, I’ve had a bit of a spree in Cos (I should probably just have shares in the company at this point) and I thought I’d share my current favourite outfit.
Thursday, October 24th, 2013
Yeah, I know, that’s a headline I never saw myself writing either. I could hardly be described as a Kim Kardashian fan (fan of what exactly I don’t know. I’m still not entirely sure what it is she actually does) but heck, even I’m starting to feel uncomfortable about the gamut of abuse she seems to face on a daily basis. Most recently, of course, the frenzy she caused by posting a pic of herself in a rather revealing swimsuit. When it comes to women, our bodies and how we choose to display them, it seems we can’t win for losing.
Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013
High heels and tights – somewhat of a foundation in my sartorial choices. I have declared my love for heels often, but even though I wear them a lot, that doesn’t mean I’m immune to the pain. I think I’ve just learned to block it out. What can I say? I suffer for my style. However, that doesn’t always need to be the case. Marks & Spencer do a range of heels with Insolia technology in them which redistributes your weight, meaning technically, they won’t be so ouch-y. But does it really work? I decided to put them to the test.
Monday, September 30th, 2013
To know me is to know I have a bordering-on-unhealthy obsession with hosiery. I love me a nice pair of tights. A plain dress with a killer pair of tights has been my go-to style statement for a while, so I thought I’d share my current favourite tights with you as I’m sure there are plenty of you who like your pins to stop traffic.
Tuesday, August 27th, 2013
The VMAs have long been a talking point for their performances. Remember Britney Spears doing Slave 4 U with the snake and that awesome dance routine? Yeah, talk of the 2001 VMAs and a moment that defined her and her place in pop culture. Well, the VMAs turned up a moment this weekend that was memorable, but perhaps won’t be recalled as wistfully as that Britney performance. Miley Cyrus took to the stage for 6 utterly baffling minutes that have been the talk of the interwebs since.
Wednesday, June 26th, 2013
BIG NEWS for anyone who’s a fan of my fitness site Spikes & Heels. The ‘Be Pretty On Rest Days’ T Shirts have finally landed. WOOSAH!
You push it to the limit when you workout. You sweat, you grunt, you give everything you’ve got to get that one last rep in. You know what it means to be badass. You’re not worried about what your hair or makeup looks like during your sweat fest. Your only concern is beasting your session.
If that’s you, then you’ll want to wear this T Shirt with pride. Designed for the badass in all of us. Push hard now, be pretty on rest days.
Head on over to Spikes & Heels to get your T Shirt now!
Tuesday, May 28th, 2013
I like to revisit shows I watched during my teen years in the 90s. What’s that? I look too young to have been a teen in the 90s? I know *swishes hair* I often re-watch My So Called Life (and get all bitter about the fact it was cancelled after one season. ABSOLUTE TRAVESTY). I revisited Party of Five a couple of months back and recently, I’ve been on a Dawson’s Creek kick. You may think there’s nothing you can take away from this TV relic, oh but you’d be wrong amigos. Here are the Top 4 things I learned from Dawson’s Creek.