How Much Difference Can a Dress Make?
Fashion / G / Green-to-Glam Ideas from A to Z

How Much Difference Can a Dress Make?

I pondered this question when I recently attended a one-night celebration of fashion and cinema called ‘A Night To Remember’, jointly organised by the Green Carpet Challenge, the British Academy of Film and Television Arts, and the British Fashion Council in London. A dress can make a world of difference on the red carpet. It has … Continue reading

Stilettos Revisited
Fashion / Lifestyle

Stilettos Revisited

It is a truth universally acknowledged, that stiletto heels remain the stuff of dreams for women and men alike. As stilettos celebrate their 110th anniversary, here’s a short history of this famed footwear — from fashion splurges to fetish items. Although slender high heels had been worn by French courtiers as early as late 19th century, it was shoemaker Andre Perugia … Continue reading

Dressing for a Cause
Lifestyle / Random Thoughts

Dressing for a Cause

Our clothes are used to send a multitude of messages. A football jersey professes one’s support to home team; a business suit conveys professionalism and competence; a red dress implies sensuality and desire. From sans-culottes of the French Revolution to bra-burning feminists of the 1960s, clothes were used to make a political statement. Indeed, we use fashion to literally wear our … Continue reading