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Camilla Elphick: Going Places

I first discovered Camilla Elphick back in 2013 when she’d just graduated from the BA (Hons) Cordwainers Footwear course at London College of Fashion. Her graduate collection was a massive hit in the LCF pop-up
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Fashion

Selfridges' EveryBODY campaign Lust List: April

This month’s underwear Lust List is inspired by my visits to The Body Studio at Selfridges and the Undressed exhibition at the V&A, plus my many lunch time window shopping trips on London’s famous Oxford Street (having a day job that’s based at Oxford Circus can be dangerous!). I can’t get enough of the wonderful
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A bra with a well-fitting back band How to find your perfect bra size

As anyone with boobs of any shape and size can tell you, finding the perfect bra is much harder than it should be. The sizing system is confusing and working out which of the many cup and band sizes might possibly fit you can feel like an impossible task. So when I saw a bit
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Camilla Elphick SS16 Camilla Elphick: Going Places

I first discovered Camilla Elphick back in 2013 when she’d just graduated from the BA (Hons) Cordwainers Footwear course at London College of Fashion. Her graduate collection was a massive hit in the LCF pop-up
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The Body Studio at Selfridges, Oxford Street The Body Studio at Selfridges

Yesterday, Selfridges launched a massive new destination department – for lingerie, swim, sportswear, loungewear and hosiery – and I couldn’t resist a visit on the opening day so booked myself in for a bra fitting after work. The Body Studio is based on the third floor of its Oxford Street store and, as reported in trade
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Cock and Bull Menswear Lust List: March

This month’s Lust List is a quick end-of-the-month post, but there’s nothing half arsed (pun intended) about the featured brands. I’ve come up with a list of underwear companies who care about their fit, fabrics, supply chain and their customers. If you want to spend a bit more to get something that will feel good
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Panache Black 'Eclipse' lingerie set Review: ‘Eclipse’ by Panache Black

Sometimes bra shopping can get a bit expensive and so outlet sites, like Panache’s My Curves & Me, are really useful for grabbing styles you’ve had your eye on at discount prices. I did a guest post for the My Curves & Me Blog last year and was pleased to be offered a review set
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Swatch 2016 MendiniArt The A-to-Z of Accessories: Watch

Now that we all carry our smartphones with us and can use them to check the time, many people no longer wear a watch. This is such a shame because a wristwatch is a wonderful accessory and a great way to express your personality. They can be fashionable or sentimental, stylish or purely functional. A
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Life

Book cover of Jane Austin's Emma, by Ben Templesmith on Flickr Anatomy of a Classic

In a voice over at the beginning of the 1995 film Clueless, the character Cher Horowitz asks the audience, ‘isn’t my house classic?’ She then goes on to explain that ‘the columns date all the way back to 1972.’ Although viewers may initially laugh at the seemingly naive implication that a twenty year old building
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BFF by Sonny Abesamis on Flickr What is a ‘best’ friend?

Like many people, when I was growing up I was never without a best friend and never questioned the concept of having one. As far as I knew, it was just something every child did.
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Batman vs Superman Review: Batman v Superman

I’m a massive fan of movies and TV shows based on comic book characters and many have been wonderful lately. However, some look so awful from the trailer that you can only hope the reality
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LGBTQ

Selfridges' EveryBODY campaign Lust List: April

This month’s underwear Lust List is inspired by my visits to The Body Studio at Selfridges and the Undressed exhibition at the V&A, plus my many lunch time window shopping trips on London’s famous Oxford Street (having a day job that’s based at Oxford Circus can be dangerous!). I can’t get enough of the wonderful
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The team at Open Barbers A new salon for Open Barbers

Have you ever felt unwelcome in mainstream hair salons or barbers? Have you feared getting a haircut because of how you will be judged, and all the incorrect assumptions the salon staff will make? For many LGBTQ folk, getting the haircut they want, at a price they can afford is a an ongoing battle. Thankfully,
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Queer Femme Sarah Deragon, from her photography project 'The Identity Project' Clothing and queer identities

I recently attended a lecture by Professor Amy de la Haye on interpreting gender in the context of the museum, specifically when exhibiting fashion/clothing. The pre-reading was a chapter on female masculinities in the 1920s
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Feminism

STOPJECTIFY-Indiegogo Art + Feminism = STOPJECTIFY

Back in February 2014 I wrote about a fundraising campaign for a feminist art exhibition called Big Swinging Ovaries. Created by London-based Berliner artist Jess de Wahls, who I interviewed for my Exploring Creativity blog
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Image from Neon Moon's beautiful inclusive lingerie photoshoot Giveaway: Neon Moon bra

Earlier this month, feminist lingerie brand Neon Moon revealed their fantastic and inclusive #IAmNeonMoon campaign images, which aim to fight transphobia and body shaming. Featuring three gorgeous models – including a trans woman and a woman of colour – plus the Neon Moon CEO, the photoshoot looks like it was loads of fun and everyone
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London College of Fashion panel discussion on women leaders in the fashion industry, 7th Oct 2015 Women Leaders in the Business of Fashion

Yesterday evening I attended a panel discussion on the topic of women as leaders in the fashion industry, hosted by the London College of Fashion’s Fashion Business School and held at the Louis Vuitton Series 3 Exhibition space on the Strand. The panel was chaired by Professor Frances Corner, Head of London College of Fashion, and
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Reviews

The Body Studio at Selfridges, Oxford Street The Body Studio at Selfridges

Yesterday, Selfridges launched a massive new destination department – for lingerie, swim, sportswear, loungewear and hosiery – and I couldn’t resist a visit on the opening day so booked myself in for a bra fitting after work. The Body Studio is based on the third floor of its Oxford Street store and, as reported in trade
[…continue reading]

Batman vs Superman Review: Batman v Superman

I’m a massive fan of movies and TV shows based on comic book characters and many have been wonderful lately. However, some look so awful from the trailer that you can only hope the reality
[…continue reading]

Panache Black 'Eclipse' lingerie set Review: ‘Eclipse’ by Panache Black

Sometimes bra shopping can get a bit expensive and so outlet sites, like Panache’s My Curves & Me, are really useful for grabbing styles you’ve had your eye on at discount prices. I did a guest post for the My Curves & Me Blog last year and was pleased to be offered a review set
[…continue reading]