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Julie Perrin

Julie Perrin

Taupe and Teal When my mother was in her 80s, still spry and keen for a car trip, I took her to Tasmania. We stayed in a quaint cottage in a village outside Launceston. There were...

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Sean Christopher Galloway

Sean Christopher Galloway

A Model of Obliscence I intended to write a moving epigraph on these perfect, high-ankle black designer leather boots that my older brother gave to me at his house in rural Missouri,...

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Susie Campbell

Susie Campbell

Ghost Garments I am haunted by the ghostly presence of Agnes Richter’s strange, hand-embroidered jacket. It has an uncanny presence.  Even psychologist Gail Hornstein says...

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Annie Taylor

Annie Taylor

When I was little, I was dressed in my brother’s cast-offs. That was fine, I was his constant shadow. Eventually though I discovered other influences and went a little clothes-mad....

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Didem Caia

Didem Caia

Suitable for Women For as long as I can remember, I wanted to be a man. Not a boy but a man. Growing up I don’t think I really knew what that meant, but there are a collection of...

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Claire Wellesley-Smith

Claire Wellesley-Smith

The Cardigan The cardigan was very basic: black cotton fine knit, long length, buttons, a masculine cut but bought in Top Shop - I wore it for years. Then the pockets developed holes...

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Hanife Melbourne

Hanife Melbourne

After 18 months of living in covid-induced slob-gear I’m here to share my clothing memories, adorations, hauntings, and dreams. I have loved reading Textile Message posts from...

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Susan Bradley Smith

Susan Bradley Smith

After finishing undergraduate studies in Sydney I spent the 1980s in London as a young journalist. Part of my job involved turning up at formal functions, and one lunchtime my...

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Claire HM

Claire HM

Your favourite piece of clothing? (cw: weight loss)I’ve a clothes-buying confession to make. The things that I love most in my wardrobe are those things that are new. My heart...

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Claire Rosslyn Wilson

Claire Rosslyn Wilson

I don’t normally dress boldly, I prefer the convenience of having an easy-to-match wardrobe, but I have a secret love for loud colours and complex patterns. Perhaps because of this,...

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