Issue one of Pretty Nostalgic, ‘the independent vintage lifestyle magazine celebrating everything that’s brilliantly British’ is out now, and it’s truly an object of beauty. Its ethos gels completely with mine – spend wisely, waste less, appreciate more – and it’s put together in South Wales by antique dealers who were frustrated by the lack of decent magazines out there. I was recently an independent magazine editor and publisher too (arts and culture magazine Nude… www.nudemagazine.co.uk) which came to an end only last year, although it really does feel like a lifetime ago, and I know only too well how hard the people behind this must have worked on it to make it as strong and professional as it is. Obviously I can’t buy a new copy for a year but that doesn’t mean that you can’t. You can pick it up in various shops or at www.prettynostalgic.co.uk
So, why am I talking about this now and here? Well, it features me and my secondhand safari as part of a fantastically wonderful article about slow fashion: a cause which is very dear to me. But I’m not just being biased; it really is fab.