Shamah Khan lives in East London and works as a swimming teacher. This interview took place in December 2013, the photos were taken in spring of 2014, and I owe Shamah endless thanks for her patience in waiting on publication!
I have two guiding principles when buying gifts: (1) never buy anything that you wouldn’t like to receive yourself and (2) If you live with your recipient, the gift should be something that can be shared, borrowed or stolen. I see no need to relax these principles when buying for children, so here is my […]
Although they were established 85 years ago, I only became aware of Queen Cosmetics last autumn, when I found their Theatrical Cleansing Cream on the shelves at John Bell & Croyden. It’s quite difficult these days to discover something captivating and surprising quite by chance. Beauty brands spend a fortune on advertising and marketing, soliciting […]
In the early ’80s I (and every other girl I knew) went to The Body Shop. I suspect that anyone between the ages of 9 and 14 must have a very under-developed sense of smell. It would explain why (to this very day) you can smell a Lush shop before you can see it. The […]