21 February 2015

Booksellers in Clothes

Posted by the Bookshop

We've made a clothes window; we've compiled a clothes booklist. Now, the booksellers and Cake Shop staff give their answers to the Women in Clothes survey.

Natalia answers question 69: If you had to throw out all your clothes but keep one thing, what would you keep?

I had a cashmere cardigan I bought in Edinburgh that the moths got to. They ate little holes all over it, but I refused to throw it away. Eventually, I took it to my mother in El Salvador to see if she could save it. When I came to see her again a year later, she had bought tiny appliqué flowers and sewed one over each hole. It created a beautiful random pattern. I still have it; I still wear it.

Gayle answers question 25: Are there any dressing tricks you’ve invented or learned that make you feel like you’re getting away with something?

Dr. Martens with everything.

Terry answers question 49: What is an archetypical outift for you, one that you could have worn at any point in your life?

A sack dress, jewellery and tattoos.

Claire answers question 9: Are there any clothing (or related) items that you have in multiple?

Megan answers question 13: Have you stolen, borrowed or adapted any dressing ideas or actual items from friends or family?

I used to raid boxes in the family attics on the regular. Jet mourning jewellery from my Welsh great-aunts as a morbid teenager; fake pearls from the 1930s on rotting strings in sixth form; my grandmother's high school graduation ring when I left university.