Weight gain and capsule wardrobes

If you are someone like me, whose weight fluctuates wildly and very often, you will know how difficult it is to keep on top of your clothing. Couple that with the aspiration to have a “capsule wardrobe”, and you have got yourself a significant sartorial headache. I can’t tell you how many times I have […]

For the love of a pattern-matched seam

I am just in love with this feat of dressmaking, and had to share it for no other reason than that. This is a dress that Michelle Williams wears in the 2014 film* adaptation of Irene Nemirovsky’s Suite Francaise. I’m just in awe of the skill that went into both the design and the making […]

Capsule wardrobe summer 2017: what I wore

Hello folks, I had intended to present you with my summer 2017 capsule wardrobe at the beginning of summer, in a kind of “ta-da!” manner of the big reveal. That just didn’t happen, a) because I was too lazy to photograph everything when I was supposed to, and b) because my capsule wardrobes never go […]

Ultra-minimalist hair care #1 – going wild and water-only

I’ve been admiring lion manes and wolf pelts on Pinterest. They look so glorious and healthy, and they never shampoo. OK I’m not a lion or a wolf (pity), but I have pretty good mane potential myself. My hair is thick and naturally unruly. What might it look like if I kept a lion-like or […]

How to keep sane #1: get out of the house and into nature

Disclaimer: this is not a scientific, medical tip. It is just what I have learned from my experience, and what may be helpful to some others. I find that if I spend too much time at home, I get the blues. I become lethargic and cranky, I turn to food and bed and the telly, […]