Candy by Prada This post puts in me in mind of a friend who likes to greet me by shouting “HELLO SUGAR TITS”, preferably in public. Like Wes Anderson films, a little gourmand goes a long way. Gourmand perfumes smell of cakes, macarons, caramels, vanilla, almonds, pastries, puddings, sweeties. They have been fashionable for quite […]
One of my loves is ‘slow fashion’. This is a pretentious way of saying I buy clothes secondhand (except knickers: I am not a complete beast). I’ve always done this. I spent hours in a massive, messy open plan Oxfam in Dalston as a teenager finding ridiculous outfits. I get it from my mum, who […]
I recently started leathercraft as a hobby. My first project was a refurb of a battered tote bag with ripped, coffee stained lining. I took it apart, relined it with rich blue denim from some cut up jeans, and re-stitched with white linen thread. I re-used the jeans’ back pockets, kept the original maker’s logo […]
I do not think there exists a woman who does not like a man to smell nice; by nice she means a smell which is as far removed as possible from the kind of scent she uses herself; something clean and herby is required.