Ever since I became a small business I have had a new love and appreciation for other small businesses. It’s true what that age-old quote says on Pinterest: every time you order from a small business, a seller who has spent years developing their craft into a trade does a happy dance. They – we – really do!!
There are a few things you’ll notice when you enter the parallel universe of Brooklyn, New York.Number one: you’ll feel like you’re on a TV, or movie set. From the skyline you’ve so often admired on Friends and Sex and the City to the coffee shops and bars of Girls, there really is no vibe like it
I have so much respect for women who are creative enough to put an outfit together and look amazing. And even more respect for women like Lucy Knights of BORN AT DAWN, who uses this creativity to not only put these outfits together but curate a whole store of clothes that women, like me, want to buy.
It might sound a bit extra, but black velvet hangers have changed both my wardrobe and my life. They’re such an easy way to take good care of your clothes AND make you feel like you’ve got your shit together.
I used to think I was allergic to crafting with the kids. The sheer glimpse of an errant few specks of glitter, the loom bands clogging up the Dyson, a small child’s hand mushing together multiple colours of modelling clay into a sludgy brown… it’s enough to give me heart-stopping anxiety.
When I was 17 Topshop was THE place to buy the latest in tummy-baring FASHION clothes. As soon as I learned to drive I’d skive off school early on a Wednesday (sorry mum, I was only missing sports – honest)…