I consider myself to be relatively in the middle of the spectrum when it comes to my own body image. As a child, teenager and in my twenties I spent more time thinking about my body shape than I do now. I think that’s probably pretty normal. Whilst I have always stressed about the, Read More

Over the last two years Jo Jenkinson has quietly but doggedly worked away on her new book ‘The Lure of The Beach’ a history of sea bathing in Brighton. Published with the aid of a Local History Grant from The Victorian State Government, it relates stories including the days of the early horse drawn, Read More

StyleLikeU is my favourite place to hang out. Time spent online is precious for me. It’s busy juggling all of life’s commitments. But this is a place that opens its heart and arms, welcomes you in and gives you a virtual hug. All the people featured here are amazing, all striding their own path, Read More

It’s Terminology Tuesday today, a good day for a little bit of mouth bling, “Grills, golds and fronts” “Metal removable jewellery worn over the front teeth, a style that originated with those participating in Hip Hop culture in the 1980’s and has continued.” definition from: The Fairchilds Books Dictionairy of Fashion by Phyllis G, Read More

So…. I have been missing haven’t I? mmm sorry! It’s a little crazy, busy learning lots of new things about blogging. Having a great time doing the course but I am finding it a challenge to keep up with everything. If I’m still erratic in the next couple of weeks, please forgive me. I, Read More

OK! I admit it…. this is a thinly disguised excuse to share this knitting pattern with you!!!! Oh how I laughed when I found this one!  But as the saying goes…. things come around. Perhaps I’ll be seen sporting a pair of these some time soon?? Ok, not likely… It’s Terminology Tuesday again and, Read More

Whoa!!!! I’m getting ahead of myself this week! It’s only Autumn but I get so excited when I see something that twigs my hopelessly romantic imagination. So prepare for a little winter treat…. It’s Terminology Tuesday again and this week in the spotlight is… Après Ski… “A French term pronounced ah-pray’ meaning “After Skiing., Read More

It’s Terminology Tuesday (well actually it’s Wednesday! sorry.) again and this week in the spotlight is… Buskins… Or are they? You know this is what I find so fascinating about concepts of fashion and image. Firstly, in fashion circles each season we see another round of the “new look”. But of course hardly anything, Read More

There have been so many clever, insightful things said about dress… Here are just a few… “Clothes make the man. Naked people have little or no influence in society.” ~ Mark Twain, quoted in More Maxims of Mark, Johnson, 1927 “It is an interesting question how far men would retain their relative rank if, Read More

It’s Terminology Tuesday again and this week in the spotlight is… the Annette Kellerman swimsuit… You might have heard of her? Hopefully you have. I definitely had but was still amazed to learn of the extent of the influence she had on the lives we now live. Annette Kellerman (originally Kellermann), (1887 – 1975) was, Read More