Fashionable Abodes & Furnishings

Fashionable Abodes & Furnishings

The rise of the middle class in the wealthy west has seen a huge increase in consumerism and materialism. Fashionable abodes and furnishings used to be the exclusive domain of the upper classes. It was their signifying distinction from the rest of us. Capitalism sold...
Putting on a Show: Fashion Extravaganzas

Putting on a Show: Fashion Extravaganzas

A lot of effort goes into a fashion show at any level, but, at the big end of town, the resources, blood, sweat and tears utilised are enormous. Fashion seems such an ethereal things, almost, intangible in many ways. The ideas, the designs, and the fabrics are all...
Fashion in the Vocational World

Fashion in the Vocational World

Uniforms are funny things, almost, anomalies from another time. The clothing we wear at work has several functions. For some, like police, nurses and firemen, the uniform identifies them to the general public. Similarly, priests and ministers of religion are attired...
Glamour in the Kitchen

Glamour in the Kitchen

Many people would say that there is no glamour in the kitchen. That it is a place for slaves to labour in hot and steamy circumstances. That there is no cool in the kitchen to be had. Well, they would be wrong Mr Jones. The culinary scene, of late, has featured the...
Sparkling Jewels & Crimson Lips

Sparkling Jewels & Crimson Lips

Love of the fairer sex may have been less than cool of late, unless you shared that gender, but, it remains a keeper in terms of procreation and the biological imperative, which sustains human existence upon this planet. Enough, however, of dull talk about science,...