Milliner Anna Dominoes

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Exploring Creativity: The milliner

Continuing my series on creative careers, I recently spoke to London-based milliner Anna Dominoes to find out a bit more about what she does and how she got started. You can find Anna and her wonderful
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Fashion

Image via jkb.sk's Flickr photostream Winter Skincare Dos and Don’ts

Winter skincare is often a tricky thing. Just when you think you’ve got the hang of it, the weather takes a turn for the worse and you’re left reapplying lip balm every two minutes in order to be able to smile without it hurting. Whether or not you have a known skin problem or have
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Milliner Anna Dominoes Exploring Creativity: The milliner

Continuing my series on creative careers, I recently spoke to London-based milliner Anna Dominoes to find out a bit more about what she does and how she got started. You can find Anna and her wonderful
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The 2014 LCF College Shop LCF College Shop returns for 2014

The London College of Fashion annual festive pop-up shop, COLLEGE SHOP, has opened today with the biggest and most exciting stock of student and graduate work in its four year history. I have visited the shop
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Figleaves men's underwear Review: FGL from Figleaves

I don’t understand the festive adverts for Figleaves. The posters I have seen on the tube feature a slender model in beautiful lingerie with the tag line “All I Want…“, but who are they hoping to appeal to? If they’re thinking that men with female partners will be attracted to the model and buy lingerie
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Victoria's Secret fashion show 2014 2014 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show

Growing up in the UK in the 80s meant that the phenomenon that is Victoria’s Secret has largely passed me by. Even as my lingerie obsession deepened, the iconic US brand still failed to register
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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

Under the tree, by lipsticklori Recipe for a fun festive season

As we enter the festive season, designed to bring cheer to the dark days of winter, I thought I would share my recipe for the perfect secular Christmas. NOTE: All quantities can be adjusted to
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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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