Why I love being ‘low maintenance’…

This morning I got a little inspiration from the archives in the form of an article about Anna Karina. She was held up as an icon of New Wave style and I love the simplicity of her look. Less is more, everybody... well, less effort is more suitable for my lifestyle. In fact, that's probably … Continue reading Why I love being ‘low maintenance’…

Jay Miranda, a blogger I admire – Day 15 of the Blogtober Challenge

Without a doubt, the blogger who got me interested in writing Sophie's Voice most is Jay Miranda. She's best known as a fashion blogger but she also writes the odd article about motherhood. and Hispano-American politics. When I started I thought that I would write about fashion most of the time - following on from the … Continue reading Jay Miranda, a blogger I admire – Day 15 of the Blogtober Challenge

Feminist icon and porn pioneer, Candida Royalle, will be missed – even if you don’t know why…

On Monday, Candida Royalle died after a long, painful battle against ovarian cancer. She was the pioneer of feminist porn. While that medium might not appeal to us all, it's important to remember women like her. She portrayed women enjoying sex from a perspective that was completely novel at the time. She did not concentrate … Continue reading Feminist icon and porn pioneer, Candida Royalle, will be missed – even if you don’t know why…

Too good to be true, too sweet to be sexy?

This week, I stand corrected. Seriously – as surprising as that statement is, not least to me! I recently wrote about the end of ‘old Hollywood’ and the loss of legends. Well, this week, my faith has been strengthened and my belief (at least slightly) renewed. This is because, after almost twenty years, Doris Day … Continue reading Too good to be true, too sweet to be sexy?

Coco Chanel: why can’t we accept that all our legends are really human?

This morning I read (very excitedly) that a new biography of Mademoiselle Chanel is to be published imminently. I really do mean excitedly – in terms of fashion, I worship at the altar of Chanel. And I do mean Coco Chanel. I almost feel like I shouldn’t use the well-known name ‘Coco’. Instead I think … Continue reading Coco Chanel: why can’t we accept that all our legends are really human?

The Queen is dead…what chance ‘old Hollywood’ now?

Ye Gods – what is happening? Every time I get ready to write some incisive entry, life throws out a curve ball (a sporting analogy – I’m starting with baseball as I can’t quite work out the parallel with cricket…it’s a little less easy to work into the vernacular) which I just have to respond … Continue reading The Queen is dead…what chance ‘old Hollywood’ now?