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Friends of BEGG & CO – Jordan Bunker Menswear Blogger and Freelance Writer

Friends of BEGG & CO – Jordan Bunker Menswear Blogger and Freelance Writer

I think given this strange time, it's normal to feel a little off-kilter. The first thing to help me stay positive is accepting that I probably won't be able to focus like normal and be less harsh on myself. Letting ideas manifest at a pace which feels manageable and allowing myself time to adapt to this new situation. Since social distancing, I reckon I've spoken more frequently with my friends and group video calls are now the norm.

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Friends of BEGG & CO Abigail Bergstrom, Head of Publishing at Gleam Titles

Friends of BEGG & CO - Abigail Bergstrom, Head of Publishing at Gleam Titles 

In our digital age, storytelling platforms are ubiquitous, whether it be on social media or a Medium blog. Abigail Bergstrom – founder of literary agency Gleam Titles – seeks out those writers who have used the online space to share their content, and offers representation to help immortalise their stories in print.

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Friends of BEGG & CO Photographer Ronan McKenzie

Friends of BEGG & CO - Ronan McKenzie - Photographer

Ronan Mckenzie is a photographer and director whose practice is notable for it's sensitivity to honest, relatable emotion and the celebration of individuality. Ronan has worked with brands including Glossier, Nike and Universal Standard, and publications including Luncheon, Magazine Magazine and Garage. Her work as recently been displayed at Aperture Foundation New York, Somerset House London, The National Theatre London, and within I'M HOME, which she created and curated, featuring four black British female photographers and aimed to create a truly accessible art space. Ronan is currently working on a number of projects across mediums including a narrative short film piece. 

 

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International Women's Day | Women in Cashmere Mongolia

International Women's Day | Women in Cashmere Mongolia

International Women's Day is a day to celebrate womanhood no matter where or how we live. It's also a day to remind ourselves of the ongoing gender issues in today's vast and complicated societies, as well as being a day to encoutage better equality and autonomy for women all over the world. To celebrate in my own way, I want to tell you a little bit about the women who work and thrive in the cashmere sector and there's no better place to start than in Mongolia, where women make up 90% of the country's cashmere workforce. 

 

Author: Lotti Blades-Barrett, sustainability expert and writer. 

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How to Wear - Stuart Williamson

Stuart Williamson - AW19 Styling

Our friend, Stuart Williamson, fashion editor of Fantastic Man and Stylist talks to us about Winter Style, How to Wear out New Collection and his Top 10 for this season. Click each of the links to shop now, or drop us an email if you have any questions.

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Spot On – Our Everlasting Love for the Polka Dot

Spot On – Our Everlasting Love for the Polka Dot

The fashion industry is notorious for valuing change, but polka dots are an exception to the rule. An enduring favourite, their playfulness seems to suit all ages, and their popularity shows no signs of abating, regardless of any passing fads or trends. The term ‘polka dot’ was first mentioned as long ago as 1857, in a copy of Godey’s Lady’s Book – a women’s lifestyle magazine. The phrase was used to describe a muslin scarf “for light summer wear, surrounded by a scalloped edge and embroidered in rows of round polka dots.”. The precise origins of ‘polka’ are unknown, but it’s thought to be derived from the Polish wording for ‘Polish woman or girl’, or a variant of ‘pulka’, which was a Czech half-step dance routine.

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