A replica of the original LGBT rainbow flag in Bloomingdales, San Francisco (2014)

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A brief history of the LGBT flag

When I visited San Francisco this summer, I was thrilled to be there over Pride weekend. I expected the parade and a whole lot of other fabulous goings on, but what I didn’t expect was
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Fashion

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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Leather accessories by Reika Kamasaki Bill Amberg ‘Functional Luxury’ exhibition

Leather accessories have always fascinated me. Whether it’s the luxurious feel of soft leather or the immaculate finish of a polished structured piece, I’m always amazed by what designers can do with this versatile material. Working at London College of Fashion has given me an insight into the processes and techniques that can be employed,
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Lingerie by Flimsymoon A Star Falls: Flimsymoon

On Rarely Wears Lipstick we love sharing new brands with our readers. Flimsymoon caught our attention via Twitter, and we were instantly attracted to the Ted Hughes-esque name. Inspired by femininity and innocence, this whimsical brand is totally adorable and brings to mind 1920s bralets and French knickers. Created by Freyia Lilian, a BA (Hons)
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Topshop Unique Catwalk - London Fashion Week 2014 Fabulous Fashion Fabrics: Polyester

Polyester suffers from an image problem. Mention its name to people and they often have a negative reaction, as synthetic fabrics are still thought of as uncomfortable and unfashionable. However, polyester is actually one of the most exciting and versatile fibres available to clothing designers today. In Nylon: The Manmade Fashion Revolution, Susannah Handley charts the journey
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Whistle & Wolf Tropical Floral Tailored Shorts Classic Trends: Stunning summer florals

I’m not usually one to post on trends, but there are a few classic styles and prints which crop up every year and it’s always fascinating to see how my favourite brands incorporate them into their collections. Florals can usually be relied upon to add a print into your wardrobe, and there’s usually a fun
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Sex / Relationships

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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Image via abrinsky's Flickr photostream Active Listening: The Key To Good Relationships?

Why do some people seem to disagree but never argue? Some couples manage to get along despite their differences and never end up having heated rows, so what’s their secret? Most of the time, when we communicate with people, we interact. When they tell us a story, we can’t wait to add a comment or
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Life

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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A replica of the original LGBT rainbow flag in Bloomingdales, San Francisco (2014) A brief history of the LGBT flag

When I visited San Francisco this summer, I was thrilled to be there over Pride weekend. I expected the parade and a whole lot of other fabulous goings on, but what I didn’t expect was
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Hair bows by Ragamuffin Crafts Introducing… Ragamuffin Crafts

A friend pointed me in the direction of a Facebook post by Ragamuffin Crafts recently as bloggers were required for reviewing hair accessories and, well, I have both a blog and hair so was deemed fully qualified for the job. After poking around on the page for a bit, I discovered that Ragamuffin Crafts is
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Feminism

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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The Vagenda: A Zero Tolerance Guide to the Media Review: The Vagenda

When I was offered a review copy of The Vagenda: A Zero Tolerance Guide to the Media by Holly Baxter and Rhiannon Lucy Cosslett, I was initially hesitant for a couple of reasons. The first is
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