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Super grateful to be profiled in The Independent in a brilliant write up by Andy Martin on how our relationship with clothing has evolved over time.

“I hate the idea of having a signature style,” says Forbes-Bell. “One day I can be a Caribbean carnival queen – another day I can be a scholar or a business woman – or boho chic.” The two photographs included here (above) make the point vividly. Pre-pandemic, she went every year to the Trinidad carnival. “Clothes are a tool. You should use them to celebrate the body. Rather than hiding it.”

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Take a read of the full piece here.

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Author Shakaila Forbes-Bell

Shakaila Forbes-Bell is a Fashion Psychologist and writer who has been featured in Marie Claire UK, i-D, Who What Wear, All Walks Beyond the Catwalk, Fashion Bomb Daily, The Voice Newspaper, Gal-Dem, Black Matters US and more.

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