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    What Does 50 Look Like Today?

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    Look at this picture. How old do you think this man and woman are? The other day I was flicking through my facebook feed when a post for Lumen, the new 50+ dating app, came up, featuring this picture. In the comments section were several accusations of the woman in the picture not being in her 50s – one even said she could be the man’s daughter. And those who accepted she might be 50, thought she was far hotter than her peers. Now I personally know the founders of Lumen, and can attest that all their images feature ‘real’...

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    The Psychology of Fashion: Interviewing Professor Carolyn Mair PhD

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    You may remember last May I had the pleasure of attending a talk by Professor Carolyn Mair on the psychology of fashion, and it inspired me to write this piece on why colour matters. But, not only did I find the talk fascinating, I found it really interesting that Professor Mair didn't start in fashion; she was a psychologist who eventually decided to focus on the industry.  Fashion is sometimes thought of as an industry that's stupid and only for 'bimboes'. But it's far from it; in the UK alone it's worth £32 billion, so there has to be some brains...

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    Embrace "The Power Of One"

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    Last Monday I went to PURE – the UK’s leading fashion trade show. I first went back in July 2015, when I had just launched the-Bias-Cut.com blog, and wrote about the demoralising experience I went through. Primarily I was subjected to dismissal by designers, mostly horrified by the thought of their pieces being openly worn by women over 40. It’s fair to say I was pretty annoyed, but it also gave me further fuel for wanting to end ageism in the Fashion Industry.  3 years later I’m pleased to say things have changed. Increasingly designers are opening their minds and...

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    What's The Big Deal With Haute Couture?

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    You may be aware that its currently Couture Fashion Week in Paris – when fashion’s most prestigious houses, such as Chanel and Dior, showcase their haute couture collections. Pictures are circling the web and are being in printed in newspapers and magazines, which are certainly pretty to look at.  But given only 4000 of the entire global population actually buys couture (you're looking at about £10k minimum for a garment), should the majority of us who like fashion really care?   "What is Haute Couture?" A couple of years ago I wrote a piece going into its full history (which you...

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    Why Fashion's Image Is One Of Its Biggest Problems

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    Yesterday I wrote a piece on why I felt it was still important to credit the designers and stylists at the Golden Globes (albeit briefly). Some of you agreed, some of you didn’t. But what we all agreed on was how important the #TimesUp campaign is, and that rightly is was the key focus of the evening. What I did find interesting was the general perception of the Fashion Industry. Unsurprisingly many felt it to be superficial and shallow with a lack of heart. And frankly, it’s a pretty understandable view. The Industry does itself no favours here. On the...

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