The Blog - Written By Our Founder Jacynth

    Ageism Is Inherently Sexist - This Is Why

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    “Ageism is the first form of prejudice a heterosexual, white, middle-class man will experience” – Ashton Applewhite, activist & author of This Chair Rocks  A pretty damning indictment of society, right? And whether we like it or not, it’s true. Ageism really is the only prejudice that unites us all. But that doesn’t mean we all experience it in the same way. Men can certainly be victims of ageism, but that doesn’t mean they have such a tough time with it as women.  Because ageism is inherently sexist – especially when it comes to image. Men are allowed to age,...

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    How to Wear Statement Pieces Again and Again

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    Buying a bold statement piece is always a thrill. I love the mix of uncertainty around wearing a totally new style or colour or shape, with the pure, heart-felt certainty that this might just be the piece I’ll be wearing all summer long. However, we’ve all been in the situation of getting excited when buying something different or unusual with a particular occasion in mind, only to then look at it after the event and think; when and how can I wear that again? Well, for me, the first rule of thumb is; if it makes you feel good, that...

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    Chatting with Nicky Gaylor, Director of Sylk - Busting Menopausal Taboos & Embracing Your Sexuality

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    A few months ago I joined a large facebook group claiming to be anti-ageist and empowering women as they get older. On the surface it looked great and very supportive, so I posted an open invite to the members to join our Ageism Is Never In Style movement (note: I was not publicising / advertising our boutique). But as soon as I did this, the mood changed. First I was 'ratted' out for posting something without the admin's consent (I did not realise this was the rule given it seemed to be a group about sharing stories and experiences) and...

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    Vogue's Ageless Style 'The Non-Issue' - Progressive or Problematic?

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    View this post on Instagram A post shared by British Vogue (@britishvogue) on Apr 3, 2019 at 3:00am PDT By now you may have read that Jane Fonda is on the cover of this month’s British Vogue, in celebration of ‘Ageless Style’. According to Edward Enniful, ‘we should celebrate women over 50’, hence the publication of the ‘Non-Issue’. Under the helm of Vogue’s former editor, Alexandra Shulman, there was an annual ‘Ageless Style’ issue. Since taking over the reins, Enniful seems to have moved away from this, and this is the first publication under his leadership to really address age...

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    How To Care For Your Clothes So They Last For Years To Come

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    Sustainability in fashion is a hot topic, with the detrimental impact of fast disposable fashion being increasingly exposed. At the-Bias-Cut.com we have always championed slow, sustainable fashion, by encouraging  investing in fewer choice quality pieces that you will love and will last for years. As Dame Vivienne Westwood puts it: “Buy less, Choose well, Make it Last.”  But whilst quality is key, your garments won’t magically stay perfect unless you take care of them. So here are out top tips for looking after your wardrobe, and ensuring your pieces last: Machine Wash Sparingly With Care Always wash dark clothing inside...

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