It’s lunchtime in the heart of Leicester’s textile industry, Spinney Hills. Two women are smoking outside a derelict-looking factory building. One says she is Bulgarian, working as a seamstress, and that she is being paid £6 an hour. The national minimum wage for over-25-year-olds is £8.21 an hour. Walking around this part of the city, Read More →

Exploring the Peruvian highlands on the luxurious Belmond Hiram Bingham train is any fashionista’s dream come true. Named after the American explorer who re-discovered the Inca site of Machu Picchu in the Andes, the train celebrates the epic journey with period furniture, wood-panelled interiors and brass finishes evoking the classic 1920’s parlour cars. Wearing enviable Read More →

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