I opened my wardrobe and chose my thirty three items which would see me through the next few months. There might have been a few moments in this process when I considered not taking part in the project at all and embracing my wardrobe for the chaotic mess it was. Thank goodness I didn't go down that route.
There are others like me who have naturally slim builds, who are fairly tall with low BMIs; If the Women's Equality Party enforce this rule, many girls will be excluded from the profession through no fault of their own apart from genetics.
You've had your big day, you looked and felt amazing, now what to do with that beautiful wardrobe filler?
But if we accept there is danger in 'too thin' then we also need to acknowledge the issue with 'too fat'. If we ban anorexia and underweight from the catwalk are we also going to ban obesity and overweight too? Why are we demonising 'skinny'?
Thugger now wants to be referred to as Jeffrey, his real name. Jeffrey's cover features the Atlanta rapper in a blue dress with tiered cascading ruffles that wrap around his white buttoned-down shirt, an outfit which took him an hour and a half just to put on. Apparently, this is controversial because of the masculinity that pervades the rap industry, and because of the cover, he even held back its release for some time.
One would hope that the French government would be aware that within a democracy nobody has the right to restrict people from wearing the clothes they choose to. The ban has certainly shown that the attempts to deter people from wearing the burkini have been hindered and you may just see more women, expressing their freedom through the inspirational garment.
Whether you agree with the concept of hijab, burkinis, or modest wear in general is beside the point. Every woman should be allowed to consent to reveal or cover her own body. Her choice. Not an armed police guard and not a town Mayor's.
I was almost hopeless and had run out of money trying to start up the Tom Cridland brand two years ago, aged 23, when I sent an offer of a complimentary pair of our trousers to Nigel Olsson, who has been Elton's drummer since 1969 and was one of my favourite musicians, via his rep. Much to my surprise, I had an email from Nigel himself the next day, saying he loved the look of my designs.
Women need to be able to relate to the model - how can you invisage yourself in an outfit if a teenage girl with a body of a boy is modelling it? I want to open a magazine and see all types of bodies looking back at me, because the world does not come in one dress size. Everybody is different and that is what makes us beautiful.
I'm only human. I'm not designed to starve myself to fit into anyone else's standards of beauty. And, model-wise or not, I certainly do not deserve to be told what body shape of mine someone else prefers. Let me assure you, trying to stay that thin is a LIFESTYLE, not an existence, and certainly not something I ever wish to recreate.
Clothing humanises us; it's a primary form of self-expression. History has shown, conversely, that a fast way to dehumanise and diminish a person is to strip them of their personal clothing. You may have seen distressing images of mistreated prisoners; they are often naked or semi-naked, their lack of clothing emphasising their vulnerability and robbing them of individuality.
When you meet somebody, as I did recently, who has arrived at the oft-sought after role of fashion designer, from a different path, it is perhaps not so surprising that their outlook of the industry is very different.
Now it's full kit. Like, all-out activewear to decidedly non-active functions. Which - to someone comforted by random rules and boundaries - is slightly intimidating. I mean... gym kit outside the gym? Does no-one else spot the irony?
We need to be honest not candid, fur is not a green product and never will be. Whether it's real or fake. Real fur items are loaded with chemicals, the final product is not more natural than "battery chicken" fed with hormones.
The Millennial Luxury is actually the opposite concept of what the luxury conglomerates sell to the masses . It avoids the bling effect of a logotype splashed all around an object, preferring the object to stand out by its own values.
There are no rules when it comes to jewellery... Jewellery is an expression of your individual personality, your status and your taste. It is so unique and personal that it should be used to complete your look.