"'Hmm,' I said, gritting my teeth at a jacket encrusted with sequined and beaded sea motifs and plastic coral. Then I saw the price. £11,000*. I had to breathe in sharply, completely blowing my cool. 'So, what kind of person buys this?' I asked. 'Someone who likes it,' said the assistant. From there, our relationship did not improve. 'We don't really have anything suitable up here,' she said, when I mentioned my size.**"
* About $30,000 today, disregarding luxury label price bloating
** Which wasn't SO bad. English 14 in 1991 is like today's US 8
I visit three professionals selling it. Selling STYLE get your mind out the gutter "Our roving reporter Kate Sekules dipped into the heady world of... View full details
Or: the fashion industry wants us to feel wrong so that we buy more clothes... "Sexy, like stylish, is a complete paradox --the more you try,... View full details
About the totemic power of dressing right. Or wrong "It is a narrow path you tread, dressing appropriately for work, because you are putting yourself... View full details