Category Archives: Shopping

Merry Christma’s (or Deck The Halls With Sloughs of Folly)

Christmas, eh. It’s all well and good if you are in a happy place. But when you’re not, Christmas is something that can push you over the tinsel-bedecked edge. “Joy to the World!” pipes the tinny supermarket muzak as you … Continue reading

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Never under-estimate the power of a new coat

The Coat of Power is upon me, and yea though I walk through the valley of the shadow on the way to town, I SHALL fear no evil. It’s amazing (and frankly, quite shallow) how much a new coat or … Continue reading

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I Dye: You Die

Home hair dye kits. Why are they so dangerous? When I was young and happily grey-free, I thought nothing of going down to Woollies or Boots to pick up a pack of hair dye off the shelf, slathering it onto … Continue reading

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The Hanger Games

I’ve worked in the creative business for years, and have always been acutely aware of the importance of self-image for women. Punk didn’t ever die (for me), but it has had to be de-spiked on occasion. So, dressing to meet … Continue reading

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