Helen wrote:

I’m pretty practical. I’m not a really girly girl, but I do like pretty aprons. There’s something about them that helps to transform the everyday drudgery. I guess that’s the whole idea with those 1950s aprons, only now we have this post-modern nostalgia for the retro objects – we are so self-aware it’s painful sometimes.

We dress our homes, ourselves, our kids to make a statement about who we are. I suppose this has always been so but it seems such a big focus now. Even if its ‘alternative’ it’s still somewhat confined.

I’m just as bad as the next person but I kid myself that I’m no by being anti-establishment – hah!