WELCOME TO ISSUE 1

Our first monthly issue contains an eclectic series of articles on leather jewellery, the impact of experience on style and interesting places to do your online shopping.  We round off with two profiles of women from the world of music who we find inspiring – Marin Alsop, Paloma Faith and Edna Chase, Vogue’s most influential early editor.

We’re really excited about the articles we’ve planned for the rest of 2015, and are looking forward to reaction to our upcoming article on Shoes, which we think will be something special!

Finally, the weeks ahead will be very busy, dominated by LDF15.

Read on to discover which were the most popular articles this month, read all the others, and see a reminder of what Zayah stands for.

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Contents

How Many Seasons in the Fashion Industry Year? (not 4!)

We used to think Fashion Seasons were about changing what you wear in line with the weather . . . turns out it's far more complex, with roots going back to 1914. We found it a fascinating journey as a set of regional style centres for society's elite evolved into a non-stop international roadshow for a global audience of consumers, corporations and media.... Read more . . .

Marin Alsop, Conductor magnifique

If you haven't thought about it, you'd be surprised to know that classical music is a male bastion particularly when it comes to being a conductor of an orchestra. Marin Alsop holds the distinction of becoming the first woman conductor of a major American orchestra and the first woman to conduct the Last Night of the Proms in 2013. See the Zayah view on why she is inspirational.... Read more . . .
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Leather jewellery

Damara's leather earrings Leather jewellery, an alternate to mainstream Leather makes for an interesting option of material for jewellery... Read more . . .

Birthstones

Do you like the birthstone associated with your month? As a child, did you actually love another birthstone and wish it had been yours?T... Read more . . .

SFSA Open Studio – An Annual Event To Look Out For

Every summer, the SFSA opens it's doors to the public, allowing them to come in and see the artists, designers, photographers and other creatives at work. It's the biggest event of its kind in London, and the ideal place to see all things #art, #fashion, #photography and more.... Read more . . .