Hope By Jay Harris    January 2021. A New Year and a New Day dawns upon us all. We cannot run from it, we cannot hide from it and it catches us all in its strong grip with an adamant determination not to release us. A NEW YEAR! Throughout this divided...

A HALO AND A HANDBAG By Jay Harris    Welcome December! Christmas and Coronavirus, an unlikely collaboration guaranteed to distort the mindset of the typical celebrations. Sleigh bells, carol singers, Victorian images of days gone by, children peeking through frosty windows, full of hope and excitement at the array of...

AGAINST ALL ODDS By Jay Harris    From as early as Lino Giordano can remember, as far as the realisation of memories can stretch, Lino was watching from the outside despite being an insider. It is blatantly clear that a certain rebellious streak was instilled and set within...

ABLAZE • By Jay Harris • October is here. The vale’s are picturesque images of golden brown Autumnal colours complimented with wispy tendrails of smoke rising from chimney pots....

ART HAS NO BLOOD ON ITS HANDS • By Jay Harris •   The days are getting shorter and the temperatures lower, autumn is just around the corner and a chance conversation with Lino Giordano turned into a discussion on just how despicable the designer finds the fur...

IDENTITY CRISIS By Jay Harris  Mirrors, like people, come in a huge variety of shapes, colours, sizes and styles to fit in where you want them to go. Think on this for a moment. Doesn’t it create a thought? Do you realise the importance of such a simple...

TEARS DRY ON THEIR OWN - Remembering Amy By Jay Harris   Well, here we all are (sighs), the month of July. For many, a month of glorious colours hued with a hint of golden brown. A shot of vodka in an iced glass, melting, condensation forming teardrops. I pause...

SKIN (Practices often Unspoken) By Jay Harris    Lino Giordano welcomes June, the temperatures are rising and people of all shapes and sizes lose any sense of body shame by enjoying the sun, scantily dressed with a sense of freedom. It’s all about ‘Skin’. The air on your body, tantalizing...

Aflame with Hope - Auras of Divine Icons By Jay Harris    Despite the ever present isolation of lockdown, nature carries on regardless. Here we are in the month of May, Spring has sprung with a flourish of warmth and slashes of colour and just as the designer,...