The new Damien Hirst gallery

London has changed quite dramatically since I moved here from Up North, in the late eighties. Mostly this is a good thing, but there are some aspects – like the rise of hideous office blocks  and multi-million pound penthouses – that completely ignore local needs and spoil the London skyline. So, even though I’m not a huge DamienRead more

Two Good Films

  Driving Miss Kylie In the last week I’ve seen two brilliant films. The feelgood movie Pride, (based on a true story about a lesbian and gay support group raising funds during the 1984 miner’s strike), had me sobbing, and longing for those pre-me-me-me-society days. Spoiler alert: the Dominic West dance scene is fantastic butRead more

Style at any age and the Mirror Mirror conference

That’s me looking pensive, in an autumn sweater. This weekend is all about preparing for the Mirror Mirror conference – my talk about fashion, ageing and culture with Ari Seth Cohen on Tuesday evening. At London College of Fashion. It’s going to be fun. We have some surprises lined up and have decided to turn it into aRead more