• Pamela Reif x Hunkemöller

    Having had an extremely busy couple of months at work, when I recently received a press release from Hunkemöller about an influencer collaboration I just ignored it. After all, they…

  • Love ur Look ‘pin-up pop-up shop’ 2018

    Yesterday I went to visit the annual Pin-Up Pop-Up Shop organised by Ronke Fashola, the brains behind vintage-inspired ethical fashion brand Love ur Look. Each year she organises a pop-up…

  • Christopher's in Covent Garden

    Brunch Club: Christopher’s, WC2E

    Brunch Club’s most recent adventure (I think we’ve stopped numbering them now, as there have been a lot!) took place on Sunday 22nd July 2018 in hot sunny central London,…

Back in 2013, I celebrated a decade of blogging with an awards ceremony. One of the winners of those awards – voted for by this blog’s readers and my social media followers – was the incomparable Lolo Brow. In the five years since then, Lolo has: produced Cabaret Derangium; terrified audiences with her toxic masculinity in several Family Fierce pantos; formed a female performers’ collective called L.A.D.S with Lilly SnatchDragon and Scarlett O’Hora; performed at Lucha Britannia and Eve pro-wrestling events; hosted Adore Delano’s Birthday Tour at The Powder Room in Brighton; performed

Having had an extremely busy couple of months at work, when I recently received a press release from Hunkemöller about an influencer collaboration I just ignored it. After all, they don’t really do collaborations the way a brand like Playful Promises does, so I didn’t want to spend any of my precious spare time and energy writing bland words about lingerie that was inevitably going to be photographed on a slim able-bodied young white cis woman (because big brands never collaborate with influencers who don’t fit that category). But then

Recently, I’ve been feeling stressed and somewhat overwhelmed by life. I moved into a new job back in May – I work full-time at a large London university – and always knew that this time of year would be the busiest in this role, but nothing could have prepared me for how it would feel. I’m working on a helpdesk and naively thought that it would be fulfilling because, well, I’d be helping. But what about the issues you can’t help with because they are beyond your control? What about

I don’t often buy glossy magazine’s these days, but there’s always something about the big September issues of fashion magazines that still manages to tempt me into making a purchase. This year it was Elle UK‘s commitment to sustainability in the September issue that had me hooked. In her Editor’s Letter, Anne-Marie Curtis notes that she has made changes to the way she shops and points out that, although it’s not a 100% sustainable magazine, they are discussing a great many key topics and have made changes to the way

In the early 1990s, UK schools didn’t have many of the traditions we saw in the movies – proms, yearbooks etc – but some of my fellow students decided that they wanted to change this. Sadly, not enough people brought in the cash that was needed to produce an official yearbook, and so I took up the challenge of creating one for myself. I printed out questionnaires for my friends, stockpiled photographs and purchased a hardback book to stick everything in. I wanted the book to help me remember the

When I did my Master’s degree and started to focus on underwear in my research, I discovered that there are a lot of books published on that topic (specifically on women’s underwear/lingerie), but the vast majority of them are little more than picture books. Although these can look very beautiful, many of them offer very little useful information and the photographs can very quickly look dated. It is for this reason that I have been looking forward to reading Cora Harrington’s first book, In Intimate Detail: How to Choose, Wear,

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