70’s is not retro…. I repeat, it’s NOT retro.

By |February 15th, 2011|

So It may seem that this week I have taken to poking fun at my industry, an industry that has kept me fed and watered for many many years. This is not the case ( the poking fun rather than the feeding and watering)

It’s merely that I have seen a […]

Mad Men

By |February 14th, 2011|

It’s Monday and it’s true I’ve had a few days away from the computer, (I would like to pretend I was on a top-secret fashion mission but in fact I was entertaining friends and having birthday treats ) as a result my viewing figures, of which I have been obsessed, […]

My Paris Hilton pose is almost perfect.

By |February 8th, 2011|

I was sincerely spoilt last September when I was privy to not just one, but two fashion shows at New York Fashion week.

Whilst it’s not true that i stormed the stage with my superb Paris Hilton impression, it is true that I was overcome with emotion.

23 years I’ve worked in […]

Rusty bike and trusty Nikon

By |February 7th, 2011|

Am supremely excited about the upcoming documentary of Bill Cunningham, highlighted by The Telegraph today.

Cunningham, 81, has documented street fashion in NYC for the past 50 years navigating through those famed streets on a rusty bike with a trusty Nikon.

This seemingly humble creative focused on every walk of life, and […]

Linking fashion graduates to industry? Whatever next…

By |February 6th, 2011|

Times have changed since I was at school, in my day there was no t’internet, no mobile phones and a fax machine was cutting edge technology.

If there was a central information site which listed fashion courses, creative workshops, had online learning, my world would have been different, and i have […]

All business and no bulls**t

By |February 6th, 2011|

So you all know that I’m in the throes of writing a book, right?

Ok – so the current stage is that it’s in its first draft stage and I’m in the process of writing the book proposal.

Having never written one of these before, or rather, successfully written one, I am […]

From New York to Austin to Central America in 3 weeks

By |February 6th, 2011|

Over the past 6 months my career has taken a slight tangent. Quiting a full-time position on a Runway line, shown at NY fashion week, I started to write a book and decided to take a consulting role in development or production projects. Still with the intention of working in […]

Made in China

By |January 30th, 2011|

Trying to shake off its reputation of cheap mass-produced imports, China’s manufacturing arm is removing the shackles from the past to re invent itself with a focus on new design talent, and a quality angle that will, or at least should, have some heads turning.  And rightly so.

I’ve worked with […]

bag lady

By |January 30th, 2011|

I wouldn’t say my obsession with bags has been life long but certainly over the past 10 years my love and affection has grown significantly.

Moving from large totes that contain a little less than the kitchen sink I have moved recently towards clutches and have around 15 or so which […]

Tailoring as sharp as Debby Harry’s cheekbones

By |January 21st, 2011|

Sometimes I wish I was a bloke – no, it’s true. It’s not about the car nor the geeky apple items that smack me across the head with jealousy it’s the tailoring that does it.

What specifically am I on about now?….. EHUD menswear, that’s what.

His new collection shown in Paris […]