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Lace – Grandma’s Curtains or Fabulous Fashion?

Is lace, fashion's latest trend, best kept for granny's curtains? Or can you actually wear it, and if so, do it yourself? Stephanie Ellis finds out, and checks out ethical designer Minna, who's using lace to her advantage…

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In a genre steeped in tradition, seek Caitlin Rose springs forth like a breath of fresh air. Stripped down to the sweetest bare essentials, her voice rings clear and true, especially when she sings (at times wistfully, often defiantly) about heartbreak and failed relationships. Case in point: Learning To Ride, the opening track of her new album Own Side Now paints a painfully raw snapshot of a first love; "When I was young I used to ride the wild ones, they were lots of fun but they almost took my life. Now all I need is a simple steed, to take me where I need without putting up a fight."

But while she is a very much a modern girl; smart, opinionated and droll, she is never mocking of her beloved Country music. "I hate a lot of words" she declares in a short video bio of her; eyes shaded by Ray Bans as she stands in front of her place of work, Bobby's Dairy Dip. She runs through the words in question.... I hate the word "Indie", and I hate the word 'Contemporary'.... I hate a lot of words, but 'Country's' a word that I actually really like".

The popularity of her debut album, "Own Side Now" has meant that a few one off dates … read more

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Disaya, Disaya, Disaya

With LFW fast approaching, contributor Stephanie looks at this label to see what all the fuss is about...

Written by Stephanie Ellis

Images throughout courtesy of Yan To, viagra drugs depicting the SS10 collection ‘One’. I recently came across your designs at the Iroquois press day and was amazed that your SS10 […]


Mint (Velvet) condition and aiming high

Contributor Stephanie Ellis looks at the new British brand set to give the high street a run for their money in 2010

Written by Stephanie Ellis

Who:  Trapese Popular Education Collective When:  27th March 2010  to 3rd April 2010 Where:  Ragman’s Lane Farm, try website like this Forest of Dean, more about near Gloucester Cost:  Deposit […]