One of the biggest expenses you'll face when your little bundle of joy enters the world is a new travel system. After several unsuccessful purchases, I can now say with total confidence that what I am about to tell you should be at the forefront of your decision making process when choosing your buggy!
I grew up in Leicester where youth unemployment was rife. I witnessed many of my peers struggle to find work so know how this can affect a young life. Although the economic climate is picking up, young people are bearing the brunt of the recession and are battling the repercussions every single day. There are hundreds of thousands of young people out there who are still struggling to find their place in life. They have a wealth of talent and potential but simply don't know which way to turn. This can breed low self-esteem, feelings of worthlessness and sometimes even depression. Many of these young people feel alone and scared. I know what this can feel like.
Fashion Week, unlike the fashion industry in many respects, is absolutely as mad as you think - especially for those of us not sitting front row, or being shuffled around by a driver. Egos are vast, photographers rife and the sartorial sights scaling between painfully cool and shamefully peacock-esque.
Anouska Hempel remembers the early days of Blakes: "I fell madly in love with folk singer Bob Dylan. There were so many great things happening all around us all. Everybody hung out in this home from home, whether they were acting friends or friends from Portobello Road, or painting friends or decorating friends, whatever."