“Self-Esteem is a Lifetime’s Work” and Other Celebrity Endorsements of Being a Mess

I read that quote in an interview with a celebrity years ago… obviously it was a celebrity whose body wasn’t sylph-like enough to grace a magazine cover. A celebrity who had to avoid humidity because it made their hair go all bouffant. A celebrity with squinty teeth. And a mono-brow. No, ofcourse, it wasn’t. It […]

Secret Style Icon No.4: Caitlin Moran

Secret Style Icon No.5: Caitlin Moran

I love her. I think I might be a bit in love with her. Look at that hair! I love her.

She wrote a novel at 16, presented the music show Naked City at 17, went and did loads of exciting things and then published ‘How to Be a Woman’ in 2011, which is an absolute joy. Over the issue of her own fat/thin/normal body-weight agonizing, she finally concludes:

“If you can find a frock you look nice in and can run up three flights of stairs, you’re not fat”.

Amen.