Being two-faced isn’t always a bad thing – having eyes in the back (or was it the front?) of his head meant Roman god Janus could look to the past, as well as the future, something (yawn) we’re encouraged to do as we enter the New Year. At this time of sales, gift vouchers and […]Read more "Facing forward, looking back"
Spotted this on The Guardian website. Frau Merkel knows a thing or two about economy, and clearly isn’t afraid to let this show in her wardrobe. Ang, Threadbare salutes you! Angela Merkel’s 18 year old jacketRead more "Pounds per wearer of the week"
You know that saying, “one man’s trash is another man’s treasure”? They could well have been talking about vintage clothing. If you’re a fan of older threads, be careful who you tell it to, especially when it comes to kindly older relatives – ok, so they might hand you a suitcase full of beautiful 60s […]Read more "When I was 21, it was a very good year…"
This photo is evidence that once upon a time, I actually enjoyed wearing swimwear. I’m the one on the left. If there’s a woman alive who enjoys shopping for swimwear, I’d like to meet her. Even the most super of supermodels must get thigh anxiety trying to squeeze into a bikini, let alone us mere […]Read more "The swimwear issue"
The super duper ladies over at top Mancunian lasses’ blog 4 Manchester Women asked me to write a piece about wedding guest fashion on a budget for them. As the youngest of 25 cousins (my mother’s one of 12 kids), I spent my formative years at weddings, and for a while in the 1980s thought […]Read more "Guest who?"
If you have any interest at all in the clothes you put on your back, at one time or another you’ve looked in your wardrobe and thought “I’ve got nothing to wear”. Well, for the last 4 months not only have I had virtually nothing to wear, I’ve had absolutely nothing to put it in […]Read more "The iron, the stitch and the wardrobe"
You know how it is: you buy a dress, you spill something down it, then realise you can’t machine or handwash it, so amidst much wailing and gnashing of teeth, you take it to the dry cleaner. Who tells you that the fabric can’t be cleaned. At all. Unless you want to risk ruining your […]Read more "Viscose Inferno"