AMBER

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HEY Amber ⁣⁣

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I’m @amberbutchart, I’m a fashion historian, I spend a lot of time thinking about what clothes mean⁣⁣

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As well as can be expected in this year of pestilence filtered through late stage capitalism⁣ ⁣

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Ella Fitzgerald and Chick Webb / Emma Dabiri’s Hair Power: Me and My Afro / Rebecca Solnit’s Wanderlust: A History of Walking⁣⁣

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50+ SPF on my face, every day⁣ ⁣

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Swimming in the sea, all year round. It’s an emotional reset⁣⁣

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Wash a couple of times a week, and leave conditioner on for a long time. I also dye my hair so every 6 weeks or so I do that myself at home. I’ve been doing it now for about 25 years but I still find it incredibly tedious⁣⁣

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As well as the obviously amazing results, I really love the smell! It’s gorgeously botanical without being floral – I don’t like really sweet smells, so I love that it’s so rich and woody, it smells so luxurious⁣⁣

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When I was (much) younger I did some hair modelling for Vidal Sassoon. I loved the colours they used, from bright orange to vibrant red. But they once cut my hair into a mullet, live on stage, while being filmed for Hungarian MTV. There was nothing I could do. So this is also a hair nightmare⁣ ⁣

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I’m half of a DJ duo, the Broken Hearts, and we have matching hair in red and black. In the past when we were DJing a lot, people would often think we were wearing wigs, and sometimes would try to literally pull our β€˜wigs’ off in clubs as we went past⁣⁣

π—œπ—™ 𝗬𝗒𝗨 π—–π—’π—¨π—Ÿπ—— π—šπ—’ 𝗔𝗑𝗬π—ͺπ—›π—˜π—₯π—˜ π—œπ—‘ π—§π—›π—˜ π—ͺ𝗒π—₯π—Ÿπ—— π—₯π—œπ—šπ—›π—§ 𝗑𝗒π—ͺ

I miss other countries so much. I miss experiencing new sights, flavours, smells, everything – so I have an enormous list. But if I was forced to choose one, I would visit Uzbekistan and tour all of the ikat weaving workshops⁣⁣

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I followΒ @suekreitzman’s mantra: β€œDon’t wear beige, it might kill you.”⁣