The clothes are a character in their own right in Greta Gerwig’s ‘Little Women’

by Rashmee

Posted on January 2, 2020


Jo March takes up her pen to write ‘Little Women’ but before she does so in the presumably freezing attic, she shrugs on a gorgeous green velvet military short jacket, all gold braid and brass buttons. Never mind the scrambled storyline of Greta Gerwig’s film (or the fact that the jacket wouldn’t really keep Jo … Continue reading “The clothes are a character in their own right in Greta Gerwig’s ‘Little Women’”

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#NYFW Fashion no longer meant to dress up reality but to help us survive it

by Rashmee

Posted on February 21, 2016


It was New York Fashion Week and no one mentioned that clothes are becoming big, disconnected from the body and designed not to  put a gloss on reality but to help us survive it? Robin Givhan, The Washington Post’s very switched-on, cerebral fashion editor, is surprised. There’s a reason that Ms Givhan won the 2006 … Continue reading “#NYFW Fashion no longer meant to dress up reality but to help us survive it”

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Jeans have a social life and you can get paid to break them in

by Rashmee

Posted on December 3, 2014


It’s called the denim-breaker club and it offers this incredibly specialised service – breaking in your jeans for you. If you’re the one doing the breaking-in, you have to pay a small deposit when you take charge of the jeans, log their social life in History Tag (basically a record of all that’s happened while … Continue reading “Jeans have a social life and you can get paid to break them in”

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Rashmee has lived and worked in several countries in the past decade, including Afghanistan, India, Haiti, Tunisia, the UAE, US and UK