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OPINION: Has someone stolen your tie?

Words by Sasha Holt Well it’s been transitional time in the fashion world, with recent fashion week extravaganzas gracing the most glamorous of cities with the most fashion forward of people. We will just have to wait and see what filters down to the high street and boutique level. Back down to reality with a […]

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OPINION: The Shame of New Street

Words by Sasha Holt As a fashion obsessive with a certifiable addiction to sartorial swagger, I want to take you on a journey through fashion around our fabulous city and beyond. Although I feel I’m almost committing fashion treason by starting with this particular blog, but I can’t keep it in any more. Watching the shiny leviathan […]

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OPINION: A return to the circus

Words by Ed King I don’t vote. I did once, in 1997, but after the subsequent guard changing I never felt compelled to again. In fact as my political understanding grew, in both detached and immediate arenas, I became firmer in my stance that voting was not the best way to change things. Or rather, […]

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OPINION: The invisible line

Words by Ed King “What are you in to?” I’m never certain how to respond, a bad position for a writer. I usually joke “everything from Tori Amos to Techno”, which is an adequate description of my iTunes account whilst allowing me to disguise my disdain behind alliteration. “MARACAS”, I should shout, or some equally asinine distinction; […]

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OPINION: A thorn by any other name…

Words by Ed King I move around a lot, for work. The polite term is peripatetic. And for the first time since 2008 I find myself in Birmingham during the Conservative Party conference, with all the fervor and false promise such a political bandwagon contains – whatever its colour scheme. But this isn’t a party […]

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