Fashion and mental health: the one trend nobody mentions

Isabella Blow, Alexander McQueen, Ruslana Korshunova and now L’Wren Scott: all people working in the fashion industry who, as far as we know, committed suicide. The fashion industry is, sadly, all too used to burying its own in circumstances like these. Alongside all the high glamour, excitement and fun of the business, there is an […]

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Undercover at: Catz Ball

The first thing about Catz ball is that it is very, very far from home. Many girls braved the walk tottering in heels and shielded themselves against the wind in as much faux fur as their uni wardrobes could muster, but for most of us, this meant pre-booked taxis, leggings under the maxi dresses and […]

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The father, the son, and the holy Gucci: how does faith fit with fashion?

For his Autumn/Winter 1996 collection, Alexander McQueen chose an unusual location. The show, entitled ‘Dante’ was held at Christchurch in London’s Spitalfields, and heavily featured Christian imagery, including thorn crowns and images of angels. The setting was partially chosen for the interesting paradox that the church’s architect, Nicholas Hawksmoor, had been a Satanist. After the […]

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Suit Up

As I flicked through the latest issue of Glamour, I fell upon a photo of Jessica Biel wearing a suit matching her husband Justin Timberlake’s, at the premiere of his new film, Runner Runner last September.  At this point my friend looked over my shoulder and laughed as he asked me in astonishment, “Why isn’t […]

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High Street versus Online

I can still remember the first time I made an online puchase. A few years back, I was sitting tentatively in front of the computer, with my debit card in one hand and the mouse in the other. On the screen was the online shopping page of NEXT, and selected was a pair of khaki […]

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Back to Black

    I remember someone once told me that they only wore black so as not to distract them from their own personality and vibrant thoughts.  I also remember thinking that this was ridiculous.  I certainly don’t wear black to make any kind of philosophical statement.  Yet simple, elegant, and multi-functional, black certainly is my […]

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