Matt Smith, David Tennant and John Hurt in the 50th Anniversary episode of Doctor Who (Photo: BBC)

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Everyone needs a Doctor

When faced with an evening alone at home, I have become increasingly likely to fire up Netflix and watch past (post-reboot) series of Doctor Who. Rewatching stories like The Doctor’s Daughter or the three-parter where Captain
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Fashion

Meadham Kirchhoff's SS12 collection, A Wolf In Lamb's Clothing On reclaiming girlishness

Earlier this month, I was alerted to a new project on the SHOWstudio website, entitled Girly. Created by editor Lou Stoppard and director Nick Knight, Girly aims to unpick fashion’s relationship with overt, cartoon femininity and it does so in typical SHOWstudio style via a series of essays and interviews, a fashion film and a
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Efi's art direction for Cocosa Exploring Creativity: The art director

Continuing my series on creative careers, I’d like to introduce you to the fabulous Efi Ntoumouzi. Well known to her friends as a super stylish shoe obsessive, Efi’s role as an Art Director in the
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Dionne (Stacey Dash) and Cher (Alicia Silverstone) in 'Clueless.'
Photo: Courtesy of Paramount Pictures On fashion and superficiality

I’m not entirely sure how it took me over a week to notice, but Hadley Freeman went and wrote (yet another) brilliant thing about fashion. 15 year old Olivia wrote to Hadley’s advice column in the Guardian to ask how to get her classmates to stop calling her stupid for reading fashion magazines, and the
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"Women Fashion Power" at the Design Museum, London Women. Fashion. Power. (Not a multiple choice.)

On Saturday morning I found myself up, dressed and out of the house far earlier than is usual for me on a weekend. My incentive was a big one though, as I’d been invited to
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Sculptresse 'Pure Lace' lingerie set Review: Sculptresse ‘Pure Lace’ lingerie

Following on from my recent reviews of Masquerade and Panache lingerie sets, here is a review of another brand in the Panache line up: Sculptresse. Crafted for fit and styled for curves, the Sculptresse range was first released in 2013 and offers lingerie for the stylish full figured woman. As this range doesn’t come in my
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Life

My MA dissertation Giving thanks

Today is Thanksgiving and, over the last few years, some of my American friends have helped me to appreciate the heart and soul of this holiday. Gathering together to eat, drink, appreciate friendships and share what each of us is thankful for is something I really enjoy. As I hand in my Master’s dissertation at
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Matt Smith, David Tennant and John Hurt in the 50th Anniversary episode of Doctor Who (Photo: BBC) Everyone needs a Doctor

When faced with an evening alone at home, I have become increasingly likely to fire up Netflix and watch past (post-reboot) series of Doctor Who. Rewatching stories like The Doctor’s Daughter or the three-parter where Captain
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Backstage at the Irreverent Dance Showcase A tale of zombies, S&M and a TARDIS

My weekend was spent with a group of wonderfully enthusiastic, friendly and supportive people all dedicated to sharing the joy of their inclusive community with even more people. There were snacks and clipboards, sequins and
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Feminism

Meadham Kirchhoff's SS12 collection, A Wolf In Lamb's Clothing On reclaiming girlishness

Earlier this month, I was alerted to a new project on the SHOWstudio website, entitled Girly. Created by editor Lou Stoppard and director Nick Knight, Girly aims to unpick fashion’s relationship with overt, cartoon femininity and it does so in typical SHOWstudio style via a series of essays and interviews, a fashion film and a
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WISP short film winner 2014 What I See Project: Inspiring women

Back in March, the What I See Project launched their second annual film competition with a theme of ‘Inspiring Women’. The judging panel chose Georgia Sawyer’s Tottenham Material as the winning film, starring the rather wonderful Doyin Ajiboye (see right). I really enjoyed this thought provoking short film and think it raises some really important issues
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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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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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