Author Archives: katiemccrory

Turning the (sewing) tables on fashion production

I have a friend who plans what to wear each day for work the night before, carefully laying out the items so she doesn’t have a sartorial crisis first thing. Me, I tend to ‘freestyle it’, flinging open my wardrobe … Continue reading

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The Hard Art of Standing Apart

I’m always struck by that question, ‘Are you a dreamer or a thinker?’ because it presupposes you can’t be both. I give you one example of why this isn’t true: Lionel Richie, the silver-tongued musical god of such classics as … Continue reading

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Are you happy at work?

What if you asked your friend if they were happy in their marriage, and they answered ‘not really – I’m bored, I don’t love them, but I don’t really know what else to do.’ You’d be quite clear they need … Continue reading

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Man in the mirror

I never thought there would come a day when I would begin an article by quoting a Michael Jackson song, but I’ve been humming it for days and now it’s your turn to go silently mad when you can’t get … Continue reading

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Being Human

“Flight versus invisibility? This question is only for you. Whichever you pick, you’ll be the only person in the world to have that particular superpower. You can’t have both. Which do you choose?” The question’s from John Hodgman. He’s an … Continue reading

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Big Blonde

I’m wearing my Mum’s coat today; it’s older than I am. An old-skool classic Burberry mac, a size too big and the hem hanging somewhere down by my ankles. My friends say I look like Inspector Gadget, but I love … Continue reading

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Getting our gym knickers in a twist

As part of my ongoing attempt to be as nauseatingly middle class as possible, I ran a marathon last week. I say ‘ran’ – it was more of a flat-footed lurch, evidenced by the grotesque photographs the organisers kindly sent … Continue reading

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