Two-faced style

It has been said that style is influenced by several factors. Disposable income and peer influence often overshadow the environmental factor.

Clean beauty

Somehow ageing has made me become more aware of what is going into my body.

Remembering Karl Lagerfeld

Why don’t people speak the truth about others when they die? It’s almost as if they are afraid that their spirits will come back to haunt them.

Dressing the mini-mes

If anyone looked at my saved basket on ASOS (the virtual equivalent to walking around with loads of items in your hand in an actual store) they wouldn’t have the slightest clue as to what is going on in my life.

Wellness: the new luxury

Luxury has a different meaning for everyone. For some it could be reflected in the types of purchases made and for others it could mean living completely organic lives.

Minimalism and pressure

In a world of excess that creates so much uncertainty, minimalism is becoming the new face of desirability as it relates to fashion and lifestyle. 

Christmas and tartan

The unwritten rule as it relates to colour co-ordination for certain special events has always baffled me.

Fleeting happiness

Christmas is my favourite holiday but it is also one of the more emotionally awkward holidays.

Who gets respect?

Every time I come across a scandal in fashion that involves a racist or gesture, I note that there is a standardized processing pattern.

That silver lining

Global news overwhelms me, but not acknowledging the world’s state of affairs makes me feel even more miserable.

Edges need love

I have been overwhelmed with the responsibilities of life, so much so that I have started to neglect my hair.

Lifestyle and fashion: An integrated duo

It’s amazing how your interests and priorities shift as you grow older. Fashion month is passing through Milan as you read this and, believe it or not, I haven’t felt the urge to indulge in my usual swooning over the collections online.

A lesson from Nike

Our consumption patterns are directly linked to our value system. No matter how we try to alter our perception of fashion, each time we consume it is directly linked to personal choice and a clear reflection of our politics and disposable income among other things.

The Sunday fashion sermon

I haven’t been to Sunday mass in quite a while. Living in Belgium, I failed miserably when it came to finding a church that held services in English.

Pride is money

There are no words to express how it feels to move through a European city during Pride Week.

Not a walking trophy

I have had the song “Walking Trophy” by Hood Celebrity, real name Tina Pinnock, on repeat for the last two to three weeks.

Less is more

I always question the idea of new trends. In this digital era, there is an immediacy – the internet allows fashion to transform, but it still feels like we have seen it all before and now more than ever.

Wedding of the season

I had promised myself that I wouldn’t get sucked into to the Royal Wedding hype, just as I didn’t when Kate and William got married but this one is hard to ignore because the optics resemble a true fairytale.

Kanye’s sneakers a fashion fog

Fashion is probably the truest reflection of our economic status. It is a common ground that no human being can deny being part of even if they are genuinely disinterested in it.

Creating amid chaos

Death is inevitable for all. Despite its inevitability, however, it always somehow manages to shock us in some way when it happens.

The importance of staying true to ourselves

– a not-so-subtle message from Cardi B

Maybe it is the visuals—everyone I grew up with now has a baby—or the cheeky reminder by some that my biological clock is ticking, but now and more than ever, I find myself thinking of being a mother and the changes that will bring.

Black Panther style

I feel unprepared to go see Black Panther at the cinema. Partially because I am in the middle of moving to a new house, but mostly because I think I can’t possibly come up with something appropriate to wear.