Archive for the ‘Musings’ Category

May 8, 2013 33

Blogs – drivers of consumption?

By in Brain/mind, Musings

Image: Fashionsquad (source). The other day, I was browsing assorted online retailers in search of a baseball cap. Now, I am not a baseball cap kind of person. I’m not a hat kind of person in general (unless I need to be out in the sun a lot for some reason), because my hair has […]

May 1, 2013 18

A few things

By in Ethics/sustainability, Musings

Image: J.C. Leyendecker artwork for Kuppenheimer, 1921. A few little things. 1. Lucy Siegle critiques H&M’s 2012 sustainability report. Lucy Siegle, author of the incredibly insightful and eye-opening book To Die For: Is Fashion Wearing Out The World? (which many of you are familiar with), has written up her review of H&M’s sustainability report, and […]

April 23, 2013 36

“The Classics 2.0” – hahaha no wait this is awful

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Some of you will remember that I wrote some posts a while back about the “classic” wardrobe pieces that the media insist we all need, and we all had a very good discussion about whether a classic wardrobe would translate to decreased consumption, whether it was something worth aiming for or whether it’s even achievable […]

June 17, 2012 35

A little deeper with the classics

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Image: Ruth von Morgen by Marianne Breslauer, c. 1930 (source). In the tradition of lovely, insightful commenters leaving lovely, insightful comments on this blog, Hippocampe made some very interesting points in my recent post about questioning classic wardrobe items, and one point in particular has kind of stuck in my head: the notion that a […]

June 10, 2012 39

Questioning the classics

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Image: Margaret Howell S/S 2012 campaign by Koto Bolofo. Source. Lovely commenter Clara made a point in one of my previous posts that has been bobbing back into my thoughts from time to time and I’ve been turning it over and extending it for a while now. Clara’s is a fantastic point, and I genuinely […]