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Style Melting Pots: Does City Flavour Exist?

Style Melting Pots: Does City Flavour Exist?

This month we take a look at whether different cities invite a different way of dressing. Eliza Howell shares her thoughts!  ‘What factors impact a city’s style? What makes such style unique? Is it the history? The choice of shops available? ‘Having previously worked in Bath for many years, and now living in Bristol, I am in a good position to explore the differences between the prevailing fashion choices in both of these wonderful cities. ‘Despite being so close in distance, there are marked differences between the way in which occupants of Bath and Bristol choose to present themselves. Bath...

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Second hand and sustainability: The double edged sword of the second hand clothing explosion

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Second hand and sustainability: The double edged sword of the second hand clothing explosion

This month our founding charity Dorothy House is celebrating Sustainable September. We are looking at how important it is to merge sustainable practices with every aspect of our lives, creating a more promising future for people and the planet. We asked our new blogger Eliza Howell to explore whether second hand clothing is always truly sustainable and to investigate if fast fashion is encroaching into this space in a negative way. 'Is it possible to love clothes without contributing to the negative side of the clothing industry?' 'It is difficult to avoid hearing about the toxicity of the clothing industry,...

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Livin' La Dolce Vita

Livin' La Dolce Vita

Here's our latest piece for Bath Life, where we discuss dressing to be seen and the cafe culture, hope you enjoy our style tips! 'Whether we choose to brave the airports, opt for a staycation with an excruciating petrol cost per mile, or embrace our Bath pavements and terraces this summer, we can rely on our strong traditions of making stylish- hay while the sun shines! 'It’s endearing how we British transform with the fewest of rays, sloughing off our layers like butterflies bursting from cocoons, our subconscious fear of risk of a drenching from an unexpected downpour adding frisson...

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Winning Looks- All Dressed Up and Somewhere to Go!

Winning Looks- All Dressed Up and Somewhere to Go!

This month's post is our unedited fashion feature piece for Bath Life Magazine on how to dress for events! Awards season is upon us! How clever the fashion world is, unleashing all the inspirational glamour for dressing up on the Couture catwalks. Conveniently, they are just in time to tempt the world’s most famous celebrities into showing off their finest creations on the Awards red carpet in the Spring!  ‘So what?’ How many opportunities do real people have to dress up, to walk the red carpet?   Many companies have recognised achievement with their own Awards, knowing that dressing up and...

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Trends of the Unexpected

Trends of the Unexpected

Our latest blog post is the full version of our trends article for Bath Life Magazine where our latest shoot made front cover. Photographer Egle Vasi, Make Up by Chantelle Moody, Styling by Team .shop. Venue The Curfew Bath, socks by Worship the Ground. Does anyone else feel like fashion at this time of year is a downhill race through the same old themes, with a hideous Christmas jumper at the finish line and then nothing to do until spring? It can start off fairly well in the autumn with the promise of cosy, (if predictable) new coats and a...

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