I was trying to write over the weekend and have realised that I’ve been treating my blog like a friend you always cancel on. I keep making plans that I don’t follow through on, jotting down lists of ideas and then failing to find the motivation to write up the posts. This poor site is neglected and I feel bad about that, so I think I need to end it. Rarely Wears Lipstick is past its best and I need to put it out of its misery. Its reason for
If you’re thinking about getting a lingerie gift for yourself of a loved one for Valentine’s Day, but don’t want to buy into some of the more problematic areas of the fashion industry, Here are five British brands making gorgeous undies in an ethical and sustainable way. 1) Studio Pia Describing their lingerie as luxury with a conscience, the team at Studio Pia passionately believe that opting for ethical should never mean sacrificing style. This ethos runs from the peace silk they use in their bras and the recycled card
When I gave up reading women’s glossy magazines in my 20s, it was partly because I found very little of interest to read in them any more, and it was partly because I was erroneously beginning to think that so-called “women’s things” were unimportant (thanks for that patriarchy!). I thought that reading about superficial stuff like clothes and skincare was “too low brow” and I should instead be reading about current affairs or at least broadening my interests. Nowadays, I’ve embraced my love of traditionally feminine things but I also
I used to read a lot of fiction. As a child I would power through books in a way that only a kid who lived opposite a library could in the 1980s. As a teenager, I discovered Anne Rice’s tales of vampires and witches, giving myself headaches from reading pages and pages of tiny text in very bad lighting. Getting a job where I commuted via car and was exhausted at the end of the day meant that my post-uni years were more likely spent with a magazine than a
Twice a year, I pack up all my unseasonal items of clothing and get the more appropriate ones out of hibernation. I wrote about it back in 2015 for this blog, and have also videoed myself opening the suitcase and getting excited about things I’d forgotten I owned. As I’m currently packing for a somewhat belated honeymoon, my summer clothes have seen the light of day at a rather unusual time of year and it’s made me think about what I’ve got and how much of it I actually wear.