In which I answer such questions as what philosophical truth I think it most important to disseminate, who are my cultural heroes, etc.
My website now has an update listing of readings, literary festivals etc for the next few months here
There will be further details of events Melbourne coming soon.
Friday, 18 January 2008
She's considering the inexplicable rise of vintage
Nonetheless, I think it's fair to say that the majority of pieces culled from vintage bargain bins tend to be things such as floral blouses and tweed skirts and I think it is similarly fair to say that they were probably last worn and then donated by more mature women. Yet because vintage had become a byword for a kind of eccentric trendiness, this has led to the strange sight of twenty- and thirty-something women in predictable parts of east London and similarly image-conscious areas proudly sporting too-tight tea dresses, frumpy cardigans and battered, Queen-like handbags.
Quite satisfying that young girls are wearing the ugly clothes and we get to wear the beautiful ones, no?