Irreverent Dancers in the LGBTQ Pride Parade, London 2014

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Why dance isn’t gender neutral

This is the first of four posts relating to the Irreverent Dance Kickstarter. Over the next month I will be explaining some of the reasons why this inclusive and welcoming community is so essential –
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Fashion

Masquerade "Antoinette" by Panache Review: Masquerade ‘Antoinette’ Basque

Masquerade by Panache is a glamorous lingerie range offering excellent fit in cup sizes D to G. As I reviewed a set a couple of years ago, I was already aware of the brand’s impressive fit and beautiful styling, so I was delighted to be offered the chance to review something from their current range. Having recently
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Permanent exhibition at the M&S Company Archive Delving into the Marks & Spencer Archive

As part of the research for my MA dissertation, I headed to Leeds earlier this year to visit the Marks & Spencer Company Archive. Housed in the Michael Marks Building on the University of Leeds campus, the archive contains more than 70,000 items from the company’s history, including clothing, packaging and company documentation. On my
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Style Me Vintage: Accessories Review: Style Me Vintage, Accessories

As anyone who’s a regular reader will know, I love vintage clothes. I’ve always enjoyed finding something amazing that I won’t see anyone else wearing, and have often admired the sturdy seams and the obvious love and care of previous owners which have ensured the garment has survived to be worn again by me. I adored
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Luccia lingerie set by Bestform, AW14 Review: Bestform Tessalia

I have to admit, when I was first offered a set of Bestform lingerie to review, I hadn’t heard of the company. However, the brochure told me that Bestform are committed to perfect fit and comfort sell a range of bra shapes and styles in B to G cup, including: lightly padded, moulded, plunge, balconette and
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Blackbird Underpinnings "Edith" knickers in gold velvet Review: Edith knickers, by Blackbird Underpinnings

I introduced you to Blackbird Underpinnings last year when they were raising money to produce their first collection. Founders Marin Camille and Julia Zolinsky had designed and photographed, on a wonderfully diverse selection of models, a beautiful collection of undergarments that are “inspired by the daring flappers of the roaring twenties and the fierce, able
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Sex / Relationships

Image via Tom Bricker's Flickr photostream On Walt Disney, masturbation and love

In America – the country of liberalism, self-determination and the promise of happiness for everyone – a new phenomenon is becoming more and more common. Organised group of people meet on regular basis to masturbate
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Image of Grindr app via Melies The Bunny's Flickr Mephedrone and the fake promise of sex

One minute scrolling profiles on Grindr and you will notice straightaway pictures of headless naked torsos with emblematic nicknames such as kinkyboy, sleazysessions and sex&chems. But is this contemporary world so sexually seedy when it comes to be turned into real life? Sometimes the reality is ‘worse’ than the promises, because today this compulsion to
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Image via ArTeTeTrA's Flickr photostream Rubyyy Jones: Balance

Hello Darlings! Hope this blog post finds you enjoying your deep and delicious summer. We’ve been so blessed with such joyful sunshine this season while tumult spells summer for many around the world. I hope
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Life

Irreverent Dancers in the LGBTQ Pride Parade, London 2014 Why dance isn’t gender neutral

This is the first of four posts relating to the Irreverent Dance Kickstarter. Over the next month I will be explaining some of the reasons why this inclusive and welcoming community is so essential –
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Portrait of Hormazd Narielwalla, by Tori Khambhaita Death and the Art of Tailoring

I first discovered the work of artist Hormazd Narielwalla when he came to talk to my MA group last year about Savile Row. Using discarded tailor’s pattern pieces, his artwork brings together many things that fascinate
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Relinquish - part of the Glass Senses project Glass Senses: Science, illusion and art

Supporting the arts is something that used to only be available to the rich. In the days when paintings would be commissioned by wealthy aristocracy or, more recently, when you could only buy art from the sort of galleries who won’t let you through the door unless you look like you can afford it, the
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Feminism

Dr Sujata Kundu Ada Lovelace Day: The Materials Scientist

Ada Lovelace Day is an international celebration of the achievements of women in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM). Every year, bloggers all over the world take part by writing something about a woman, or women, in STEM whose achievements they admire. This year I have chosen a wonderful woman who I met through Irreverent
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Man meets Woman, by Yang Liu Review: Man meets Woman

Gender is a huge topic and, until a few years ago, I didn’t realise just how big it is. Back then, I had no idea that many people don’t view it as binary, that some men don’t realise it applies to them, and that thinking about how society expects us to act based on what
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Image via slgckgc's Flickr photostream. Body Image vs Self Image

I stumbled across a whole cache of articles (thank you, Psychology Today) which tangenitally prodded my thinking on wanting to lose weight, but the more I read, the more I didn’t feel they were addressing
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