Former Glories

Originating in a by-gone era, their aesthetic admired anew. Faded linens and cottons: the colour of white, ecru, sky blue, and rose-pink. And cushion covers made of delicate hand-made lace. Antique costume jewellery: ornate hat pins decorated with silver filigree and faux pearls,  Bakelite necklaces and bangles. And brooches and rings: sparkly things adorned with…

A Little Mystery And A Dash Of Gumption

Gingerly I lift the dress up from the shoulder straps. Not quite free of the suitcase, I lift my arms a little higher and lay it out on the bed. Smoothing out the fabric with my hands, I think: I might just yet pull this off. From half way around the world to London and…