In which I buy jeans (and a cape)

If there’s one thing I – a short-legged person with a big butt – hate with the passion of a thousand fires, it’s trousers shopping. Alas, all three of my jeans gave out during the past couple months! (I’ve had them for years, so I got my money’s worth. I’ll try to mend my black…

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Travel Diary: Vienna 2019

I’m back from Vienna! I spent most of the time in the archive doing research, but I tried to make the most of the time I had left to explore the city. This was important to me because I had felt rather lonely and depressed during previous research stays there, especially in winter. I made…

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Shopping round-up: the ready-to-wear question

For years, I didn’t really go shopping anymore. I had grown increasingly uncomfortable with the negative environmental impact and exploitative working practices of fast fashion and didn’t really want to spent money on something so problematic. Also, I might as well make clothes myself! Over the years I realized: I can make some clothing for…

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