Secret Style Icon No. 24: Joan Eardley

A few weeks ago I wrote about Womankind magazine and the editor’s vision of a readership that wanted to ‘look outward, not inward’. I was in need of a bit of that. Just when we thought the sun might return, there were unreasonable flurries of snow across grey Glasgow. All my waking hours were structured... Continue Reading →

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Secret Style Icon No.23: Albert Einstein

I’ve become infatuated with a theoretical physicist. I guess it’s the sort of thing that happens, in the end days of capitalism, as ice bergs melt and we continue to deny that climate change is happening and meanwhile put all our energy and resources into killing each other in much faster ways. I’ve been searching for words... Continue Reading →

Secret Style Icon No.20: Wednesday Addams

Name: Wednesday Friday Addams Born: 1938 Hobbies: Ballet, pyromania, raising spiders Likes: The Bermuda Triangle; witchcraft; misandry Dislikes: Smiling; team activities; other people Style: Impeccable It’s October: the best month of the year. The days are still bright, but brilliantly chilly and serene. The ground is crispy with leaves. Spicy hot chocolates can be consumed with... Continue Reading →

Secret Style Icon No.19: Margaret Mead

“I was wise enough to never grow up while fooling most people in to believing I had”.Queenly, formidable, curious and peculiar, Margaret Mead is as an example of what happens when someone has some seriously sturdy self-esteem.Her social scientist Quaker parents, along with her grandmother, raised Margaret to believe in her own capabilities, in a life... Continue Reading →

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