Hello to you, you internet cutie you, and thanks for being curious enough to stop by my little blog.
I’m Caz, a 50s fashion fanatic living in east London with my collection of long-suffering plant friends and an entire wall full of books. I can often be seen pottering around talking to strangers who stop to ask about my outrageously bright clothing, novelty bags or my brooch collection.
I discovered my waist in 2015 with a floral dress from Lady Vintage that changed my life. Yes, really, it was that drastic. I’ve had anxiety, depression and body dysmorphic disorder for as long as i can remember and it has meant I’ve had an incredibly unhealthy relationship with my image. When I realised that I could buy clothes that actually fit my body properly, it was a COMPLETE life-changer for me – now I love every item I own and my self-confidence has sky-rocketed.
Not to say that it isn’t still a challenge; body dysmorphia is a condition where you view your body differently from other people and focus obsessively on features that sometimes don’t even exist or that others don’t even notice. If you’re interested on understanding it a bit more, there are some great resources out there including this great article from Mind.
I love to write, and I’ve been scribbling down stories since I was about 5. I sometimes write fiction, novels or short stories and occasionally poetry, but I also write some more personal pieces – often on topics like sexuality, mental health or feminism. I’ve had a number of things published over the years, and recently had a number of short pieces published in an anthology. I collate and edit a magazine, and as an avid collector of magazines I am working on creating my own one.
I frequently post outfit pictures up on Instagram where I always tag makers and brands, so if you’re interested in peeking into my retro wardrobe then I recommend giving me a follow here.
If you want to work with me, want to ask me something, or want to send me some hate mail, you can always ping me an email here at hello(at)quirkandfolly.com.