Fabric of my Life.

Category: Style

Stayin’ in.

If staying in is the new going out, you might as well dress the part. I’ll admit, the further I get into my thirties the more adept I get at stay-at-home dressing versus dressing to go out-out. I’ve always been a more dress-down than dress-up when it comes to fashion, living pretty much in jeans and cosy tees, slouchy jumpers and comfortable flats. So when it comes to finding suitable lockdown loungewear, I’m pretty much in my element.   Still,

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Proper mint.

No sooner than I post about my five fave design lifestyle stores in Manchester, than three more fabulous offerings pop up right in the heart of the city, in the vibrant and eclectic Northern Quarter. Frequently included in lists of Europe’s hippest neighbourhoods, this labyrinth of side streets and back alleys is home to a vast array of quirky bars, restaurants, fashion and vinyl stores but, in my opinion had been lacking a truly great design mecca ever since Fig+Sparrow phased

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wiwn, march

having just moved home, i’m all about slouchy comfort pieces i can wear whilst unpacking boxes and rearranging my shelves, with a few decorative adornments thrown in for good cheer! here are a few of the lovely pieces i’m lusting over right now:  1 / this cotton viscose slub relaxed v neck tee by me+em is the perfect lightweight, breathable top to wear whilst hauling boxes around my new home. i love the front seam detailing and curved hem, which is

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wiwn, february

the shops may be beginning to fill with new ss17 pieces, but outside it is so dark and dismal and i’m still in hibernation mode.. here are a few of the lovely pieces i’m lusting over right now:  1 / i discovered danish brand care by me at top drawer last month and immediately swooned over their ‘slow wear’ philosophy and strong sense of social responsibility. established in 2012 by camilla gullits, care by me work in cashmere and wool, producing their pieces

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wiwn, january

my winter downtime ‘uniform’ has long been a pair of skinny jeans, simple tee, cosy knit and minimal jewellery adornment. it’s actually been a while since i treated myself to anything new, and if it were acceptable to wear the same outfit day-in-day-out without anyone commenting, i probably would! but as with any new year, i’ve found myself evaluating my ‘capsule’ wardrobe and realising there are a few tired items in the mix, and some key style essentials sorely lacking.

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i’ll be out and about next week, taking in all the wondrous shows, pop-ups and installations of the london design festival. i’d have loved to have had time to pull together all my top tips on things not to be missed over the next 10 days but work has kept me busy, busy, busy up to now, so i’m having to turn myself to the genius of my good pal katie and her trusty design geek’s guide, which is available

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